In Memory

Gregory Peters - Class Of 1944

Gregory Peters

Gregory Peters passed away peacefully March 27, 2010 at home in Pacific Palisades after complications resulting from a longtime battle with Parkinson's disease. Born August 2, 1925 in Los Angles to silent film star Robert House Peters Sr and Mae King Peters, he spent his childhood living in Beverly Hills, Big Bear Lake, Pasadena, and San Marino, enjoyed fishing and hunting with his older brother. He entered the Air Force (1943-1945) training as a pilot. After his honorable discharge to active reserve duty he attended UCLA (1946-1950) and received his BA studying business administration with theatre arts major.

A longtime resident of Sherman Oaks and Pacific Palisades, he had a 38-year career in radio, television, and film holding such positions as Stage Manager, Associate Producer, First Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager, remaining an active member of both the Directors and Producers Guilds of America. One of several pioneers in live and tape production at NBC Burbank (The Milton Berle Show, The Bob Hope Show, Dinah Shore Chevy Hours, The Tonight Show, Academy and Emmy Award telecasts, Rose Parade and Rose Bowl telecasts), he worked on two feature films, The Music Man and Gypsy before moving back to television on Star Trek (original series), Here's Lucy, Love American Style, The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, Best of The West, Easy Street, and others.

In retirement in 1988, he enjoyed world travel, golf, oil painting, gardening, reading, cooking, and being a docent at The Museum of Flying in Santa Monica. He is survived by his wife Elaine Peters, daughter Cynthia Peters, one grandson; and sister, Patricia Mattson. He was predeceased by his parents and brother. We will miss his zest for life, incredible inner strength and wicked sense of humor. We love you.

Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2010