Variety show producer Bob Henry dies at 92
Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows, including “The Nat King Cole Show” and “The Flip Wilson Show,” has died, the Associated Press reports.
A Tuesday statement from the Pageant of the Masters art festival, where he was a director, said Mr. Henry died Sunday at his home in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 92.
Mr. Henry worked in television for more than five decades and was noted for bringing black performers such as Cole and Wilson to a wider audience. He produced, directed and wrote 1956’s “Nat King Cole Show” for NBC. Several network affiliates refused to air it because of its black star.