Steve Clements, ‘Kotter’ Writer, ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Producer, Dies at 68

Originally posted on Variety:

Steve Clements, a writer and executive producer for television with credits including “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Three’s Company,” died Oct. 2 in Atlanta of natural causes. He was 68.

The New York native spent more that 40 years training, writing, directing and producing in all aspects of performance and national network television, most recently in Atlanta.

Clements was a writer for “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Three’s Company” and for the talk/variety series “Dinah,” starring Dinah Shore, before co-creating the ground-breaking show for women “Hour Magazine,” hosted by Gary Collins. With Clements as supervising producer, the show ran eight years in national syndication and received six Emmy nominations.

Clements continued training throughout, preparing dozens of experts to greet national audiences including Bob Goen and Pat Sajak; chef and entrepreneur Wolfgang Puck; celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber; and fitness guru Richard Simmons.

Clements exec produced the “The All…

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