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Also Known As: Bill Tyndale, Stephen T Sohmer, Stephen Sohmer Died:
Born: December 16, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: executive, producer, novelist, screenwriter, actor

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Executive with wide experience in the TV and film industries who has held important positions with CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures and who has run a successful independent TV production company since the mid-1980s. Moving into the entertainment industry via executive positions in newspaper publishing and his own media promotion firm, Sohmer supervised NBC's primetime specials, daytime programs, children's programs and "The Tonight Show" from 1982 to 1985. At one point during his tenure, NBC produced 15 of the top 30 primetime specials aired during the regular TV season.Moving to Columbia, Sohmer oversaw such successful productions as "Stand by Me", "Roxanne" and "Hope and Glory". Since then he has free-lanced, handling adaptations of his own published work as a novelist as well as such specials as "The 43rd Annual Emmy Awards".

Executive with wide experience in the TV and film industries who has held important positions with CBS, NBC and Columbia Pictures and who has run a successful independent TV production company since the mid-1980s. Moving into the entertainment industry via executive positions in newspaper publishing and his own media promotion firm, Sohmer supervised NBC's primetime specials, daytime programs, children's programs and "The Tonight Show" from 1982 to 1985. At one point during his tenure, NBC produced 15 of the top 30 primetime specials aired during the regular TV season.

Moving to Columbia, Sohmer oversaw such successful productions as "Stand by Me", "Roxanne" and "Hope and Glory". Since then he has free-lanced, handling adaptations of his own published work as a novelist as well as such specials as "The 43rd Annual Emmy Awards".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shannon's Deal (1989) Cia Official
2.
 Halftime (1989)
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Served as vice president and creative director of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association
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Owned his own media promotion firm for five years
1977:
Worked as vice president, advertising and promotion, of the CBS Television Network
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Joined NBC as vice president, advertising and creative services
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Promoted to executive vice president, NBC advertising and creative services
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Served as president and chief operating officer of Columbia Pictures
1986:
Established and ran his own creative TV production and promotion firm, Steve Sohmer Productions, based in Los Angeles
1987:
Executive produced feature film, "Leonard, Part 6"
1988:
Executive produced and wrote screenplay for miniseries, "Favorite Son", based on his own novel
1989:
Named president and CEO, Nelson Television
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Executive produced and co-wrote premiere episode of NBC crime drama series, "Mancuso, FBI"
1991:
Published his third novel, "Patriots"
1991:
Executive produced the "43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" telecast
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1952
Columbia University: New York , New York - 1964 - 1965

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wife:
Deidre Hall. Survived her.
wife:
Deidre Hall. Actor. Married on December 31, 1991 in Sohmer's 17th-century manor house outside of London; born c. 1947; met in 1982; plays Dr Marlena Evans on NBC soap opera "Days of Ours Lives"; third marriage for both; her marriage to TV executive Michael Dubelko ("21 Jump Street") ended in 1989.

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daughter:
Ilisa Sohmer. Born c. 1963; mother is Sohmer's first wife.
daughter:
Ilisa Sohmer. French.
son:
David Atticus Sohmer. Schoolteacher. Divorced from La Plante's father.
son:
David Atticus Sohmer. Born August 23, 1992 via surrogate mother.
son:
Tully Sohmer. Irish.
son:
Tully Sohmer. Born in 1995 via same surrogate.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"The Way It Was" Simon & Schuster
"Favorite Son" Bantam Books
"Patriots" Random House

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