Bill Asher, the Emmy-winning director of "I Love Lucy" and "Bewitched," died at a Palm Desert, Calif. facility on Monday, according to the Desert Sun. He was 90.
Asher was the lead director of "I Love Lucy," helming most of the episodes from 1952 to 1957. He moved on to become a producer and director on "Bewitched," starring his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery. Asher earned four Emmy nominations for his work on "Bewitched," taking home an Emmy for best director in 1966.
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Asher's film credits include "Beach Blanket Bingo," "Beach Party" and "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini." He also served as producer and director on "The Patty Duke Show," and directed multiple episodes of "Alice," "The Bad News Bears" and "Private Benjamin."
Asher retired in 1991, living in La Quinta and Indian Wells.
Also read: Celeste Holm, Broadway Star and Oscar Winner, Dead at 95 A memorial service will take place on September 29 at the Desert Springs Church in Palm Desert. Asher is survived by his wife Meredith, as well as his daughters Liane Sears and Rebecca Asher, sons Brian, Bill Jr., Robert and John, four step-children, nine grandchildren and and eight step-grandchildren.