Oscar-Winning Producer Albert S Ruddy Passes Away

Ruddy passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after being admitted for treatment of a short-term illness.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Albert S. Ruddy, a Canadian-American film and TV producer renowned for his Oscar-winning work on “The Godfather” and “Million Dollar Baby,” has died at the age of 94. Ruddy, who was also recognized as one of the creators of the enduring CBS police drama “Walker, Texas Ranger,” leaves behind a significant legacy in the entertainment industry.

Ruddy passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following a short illness, as announced by his family through a publicist.

Al Ruddy boasts significant credits to his name, including co-creating the CBS sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes.” He is also recognized for producing the long-standing CBS drama “Walker, Texas Ranger” and the film “The Longest Yard.” Following “The Longest Yard,” Ruddy and Burt Reynolds collaborated again in “The Cannonball Run” and its 1984 sequel.

Albert S Ruddy Early Life

Born in Montreal in 1930, Ruddy relocated to the US during his childhood and was raised in New York City. Following his graduation from the University of Southern California, he pursued a career in architecture. However, in the early 1960s, his path shifted when he crossed paths with actor Bernard Fein. Ruddy, feeling disillusioned with architecture, and Fein, despite lacking any writing experience, resolved to collaborate on developing a TV series.

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