Henry Colman, "The Love Boat" producer, dies at 89

Television producer and executive Henry Colman, right, with actor Ernest Borgnine poses on Oct. 10, 2008.
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Television producer and executive Henry Colman -- whose credits include "The Love Boat," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Green Acres" -- has died at the age of 89.

The Archive of American Television announced on Sunday that Colman died Wednesday.

Colman's career dates to early commercial television, where he started as production coordinator on the musical show "Easy Does It." In 1951, Colman became assistant to the director for "Kraft Television Theatre" and later worked on shows including "Robert Montgomery Presents" and "Colgate Comedy Hour."

As a TV executive, Colman oversaw the pilot of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and worked on "Green Acres" and "Hawaii Five-O."

In the 1970s, he helped develop "The Love Boat," where he worked as a line producer. Colman also produced the 1980s series "Hotel."