Bill Brademan died on Wednesday, March 21st at his Sherwin Oaks, California home; he was 87-years-old. Among other accomplishments, Brademan served as the president of Walt Disney Television during the 1980s.
Before his career in the entertainment industry began, Minneapolis-born Brademan served in the Korean War as an aerial gunner. While on vacation in Los Angeles, he managed to land himself a job in the mail room at Columbia Pictures. From there, he advanced until becoming a casting director at Columbia and NBC, with over 50 films casted to his credit.
Brademan held the position of vice president at MCA, executive vice president of creative affairs at QM Productions, and vice president of development at both ABC and 20th Century Fox, before eventually moving to Disney. During his run as a television executive, he supervised production on over 75 series, mini-series, and TV movies.
Brademan formed his own production company post-Disney, Brademan/Self Productions, whose films included the Emmy-winning The Incident starring Walter Matthau.