Paul Junger Witt

Paul Junger Witt (March 20, 1941 – April 27, 2018) was an American film and television producer. He, with his partners Tony Thomas and Susan Harris (also his wife), produced such television shows as Here Come the Brides, The Partridge Family, The Golden Girls, Soap, Benson, It's a Living, Empty Nest and Blossom. The majority of their shows have been produced by their company, Witt/Thomas Productions (alternately Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions), founded in 1975. Witt also produced the films Dead Poets Society, Three Kings, Insomnia, and the made-for-TV movie Brian's Song. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia.[1]

Paul Junger Witt
Born(1941-03-20)March 20, 1941
DiedApril 27, 2018(2018-04-27) (aged 77)
OccupationFilm and television producer
Years active1971–2018
Ann McLaughlin (m. 1968)
(Divorced: 1978)
Susan Harris (m. 1983)

Personal life

Witt married Ann McLaughlin with whom he had 3 children, Christopher, Anthony, and Genevieve. After their divorce, he married Susan Harris on September 18, 1983.


Witt died of cancer in Los Angeles on April 27, 2018, at age 77.[2]


All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Notes
1989Dead Poets Society
1992Final Analysis
1994Mixed Nuts
1999Three Kings
2011A Better LifeFinal film as a producer


Year Title Notes
1966−67Occasional WifeAssociate producer
1967−68The Second Hundred YearsAssociate producer
1968−70Here Come the Brides
1970−71The Partridge Family
1971Getting Together
Brian's SongTelevision film
1972Bobby Jo and the Good Time BandTelevision film
No Place to RunTelevision film
Home for the HolidaysTelevision film
The Rookies
1973A Cold Night's DeathTelevision film
The LettersTelevision film
Blood SportTelevision film
1974Remember WhenTelevision film
The Gun and the PulpitTelevision film
Executive producer
1975Satan's TriangleTelevision film
Executive producer
FayExecutive producer
1976Griffin and PhoenixTelevision film
Executive producer
High RiskTelevision film
Executive producer
The PracticeExecutive producer
1977Loves Me, Loves Me Not
1980The YeagersExecutive producer
Trouble in High Timber CountryTelevision film
Executive producer
1977−81SoapExecutive producer
1980−81I'm a Big Girl NowExecutive producer
1982It Takes TwoExecutive producer
1983CondoExecutive producer
1985Hail to the ChiefExecutive producer
1979−86BensonExecutive producer
1986Tough CookiesExecutive producer
Comedy FactoryExecutive producer
1986−87One Big FamilyExecutive producer
1987The LineTelevision film
Executive producer
Mama's Boy
1980−89It's a LivingExecutive producer
1989HeartlandExecutive producer
1990The Earth Day SpecialTelevision special
Executive producer
We'll Take ManhattanTelevision film
Executive producer
1987−90Beauty and the BeastExecutive producer
1991Good & EvilExecutive producer
1990−91LennyExecutive producer
1992Walter & EmilyExecutive producer
1985−92The Golden GirlsExecutive producer
1992Woops!Executive producer
1992−93The Golden PalaceExecutive producer
1993Country EstatesTelevision film
Executive producer
1991−94Herman's HeadExecutive producer
NursesExecutive producer
1994Daddy's GirlsExecutive producer
Close to HomeTelevision film
Executive producer
1990−95BlossomExecutive producer
1995MuscleExecutive producer
1988−95Empty NestExecutive producer
1995The OfficeExecutive producer
1996Local HeroesExecutive producer
Radiant CityTelevision film
Executive producer
Common Law
1995−96Minor AdjustmentsExecutive producer
1993−96The John Larroquette ShowExecutive producer
1995−97Brotherly LoveExecutive producer
1996−97PearlExecutive producer
1998The Secret Lives of MenExecutive producer
1999Everything's RelativeExecutive producer
2014Feed MeExecutive producer
2012−16Beauty & the BeastExecutive producer
As director
Year Title Notes
1967Occasional WifeEpisode: "An Affair to Forget"
1967−68The Second Hundred YearsEpisodes:
"Luke's First Christmas"
"Shine On, Harvest Moonshine"
1968−70Here Come the BridesEpisodes:
"Letter of the Law"
"One Good Lie Deserves Another"
"The Crimpers"
"The Deadly Trade"
"The Soldier"
"A Wild Colonial Boy"
1970−71The Partridge FamilyEpisodes:
"Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?"
"Soul Club"
1971Getting Together
Miscellaneous crew
Year Title Notes
1965−66The Farmer's DaughterAssistant to the producer
As writer
Year Title
1985Hail to the Chief


  1. Willich, Broocks (23 December 2011). "A Life in Pictures". Virginia Living. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  2. Littleton, Cynthia (April 27, 2018). "'Golden Girls' Producer Paul Junger Witt Died at 77". Variety. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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