Winant, Ethel (1922–2003)

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Winant, Ethel (1922–2003)

American tv executive. Born Ethel Wald, Aug 5, 1922, in Worcester, MA; died Nov 29, 2003, in Canoga Park, CA; m. H. M. Wynant, who changed the spelling of his name (div.); children: William, Scott and Bruce Winant.

One of the 1st female executives in network television, became a vice president at CBS (1973); began career as production assistant for A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway; joined staff on "Studio One" (1958); was casting director and associate producer for "Playhouse 90"; was vice president of talent and casting for CBS (1966–73); oversaw casting for such hit shows as "The Waltons," "Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Rhoda" and "Bob Newhart Show." Inducted into Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame (1999).

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