'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of a string of TV hits including "Full House" and its sequel "Fuller House" has died. A family spokeswoman said that Thomas L. Miller died Sunday in Salisbury, Connecticut, from complications of heart disease.

A native of Milwaukee, Miller moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and began his Hollywood career working for famed movie director Billy Wilder.

After serving as a studio executive, Miller's independent production career included the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley."

Working in partnership with Robert Boyett, he produced "Full House" and the Netflix sequel that debuted in 2016. Miller and Boyett later collaborated on Broadway productions, including the Tony Award-winning "War Horse."

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