Bud Yorkin, producer of ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ dead at 89

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bud Yorkin, who directed and produced some of the most influential and memorable television shows of the 1970s, including “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” has died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89-years-old. Over the course of his long career, Alan “Bud” Yorkin won six Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Sylvania and a Director’s Guild Award. “Yorkin directed and co-produced many of the most innovative hit sitcoms of the 1970s, shows that broke new ground by interjecting topical, real-world…

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