On this Day in Movie History, August 29, 2012: Film Producer Brian Gerber Found Dead

Brian Gerber, a film producer missing since Monday afternoon, was found dead by the Angeles Crest Highway Wednesday morning, August 29th, 2012.

The Los Angeles Coroner’s office is investigating the death of a Brian Gerber, age 41. On Facebook, a post on Gerber’s page, written under his name, said: “Our worst fears regarding Brian Gerber have been confirmed. An Amanda Copeland then posted on Gerber’s page that Gerber was found on the Angeles Crest, and there will be an announcement regarding a memorial service soon.

Gerber’s family reported the 41-year-old as missing on Monday after finding the suicide note, prompting the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division to open an investigation.

The Coroner’s office then confirmed the identity Wednesday afternoon of the body as one Brian Gerber. Trini Godoy is investigating for the coroner’s office.

Gerber has spent much of his career in Hollywood producing documentaries, such as “The Dungeon Masters” and “The 11th Hour,” a documentary on global warming that Leonardo DiCaprio co-wrote, co-produced and narrated.

Gerber is survived by his wife, actress Arabella Fields, and two young sons.

1897 – Charles Boyer (actor: Around the World in 80 Days, Barefoot in the Park, Casino Royale, The Mad Woman of Chaillot, Algiers; died Aug 26, 1978)

1905 – Sam Levene (Samuel Levine) (actor: A Dream of Kings, Three Men on a Horse; died Dec 28, 1980)

1921 – Nancy Kulp (actress: The Beverly Hillbillies, The Bob Cummings Show, The Brian Keith Show, The Three Faces of Eve; died Feb 3, 1991)

1924 – Peggy Ryan (actress: Hawaii Five-O, Here Come the Co-Eds, Miss Annie Rooney; died Oct 30, 2004)

1930 – Ben (Biagio Anthony) Gazzara (actor: Run for Your Life, Arrest and Trial, Anatomy of a Murder, The Bridge at Remagen, QB VII, Voyage of the Damned, Bloodline)

1933 – Elizabeth Seal (Tony Award-winning actress: Irma La Douce; films: Radio Cab Murder, Cone of Silence, Vampire Circus)

1940 – Richard Sanders (actor: WKRP in Cincinnati, You Can’t Take It with You, Spencer, Berrengers, Forbidden Choices, Neon City)

1943 – David Soul (Solberg) (actor: Starsky and Hutch, Salem’s Lot; singer: Don’t Give Up on Us)

1957 – Rick Rossovich (actor: Sons & Daughters, Macgruder & Loud, ER, Fatally Yours, Tropical Heat, Roxanne, Top Gun, The Terminator, The Lords of Discipline)

1957 – Daniel Stern (actor: Celtic Pride, Bushwhacked, City Slickers series, Home Alone series, Born in East L.A., Hannah and Her Sisters, Diner, Starting Over, Breaking Away, Hometown; narrator: The Wonder Years)

1960 – Emma Samms (Samuelson) (actress: Dynasty, General Hospital, Illusions, Delirious)

1969 – Jason Priestley (actor: Beverly Hills 90210, Sister Kate, Calendar Girl, Tombstone, The Boy Who Could Fly)


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