Emmy Award-winning Tv Producer And Director Bud Yorkin Has Died, Aged 89.
Alan 'Bud' Yorkin passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday (18Aug15) and his death has been attributed to natural causes. His actress wife Cynthia Sikes recently revealed that her husband had returned home in March (15) after living in a nursing facility for 18 months to be treated for dementia.
His longtime business partner, sitcom legend Norman Lear, says, "His was the horse we rode in on and I couldn't love or appreciate him more."
Yorkin produced 1970s TV sitcoms including All in the Family, Maude, and Sanford and Son with Lear, plus The Andy Williams Show, The Tony Martin Show and What's Happening!!
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Veteran Tv producer Bud Yorkin has been slapped with legal action from a former house employee amid allegations he was falsely accused of rape.
Noe Massin was hired to work for Yorkin's actress wife, St. Elsewhere star Cynthia Sikes, at their Beverly Hills, California estate, but claims he was recently dismissed after rebuffing their daughter's advances.
He alleges the girl appeared at his bedroom door completely naked late one night and demanded to be let in. Massin refused, reportedly prompting her to run to her mother and accuse him of sexually assaulting her, reports Tmz.com.
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