Hank Rieger - Former Emmys Boss Henry 'Hank' Rieger Dies At 95
The first elected president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hank Rieger, has died.
The former Emmy Awards boss passed away from natural causes at a nursing home in Oceanside, California on Wednesday (05Mar14). He was 95.
Born Henry Rieger, he served as a publicist for U.S. Tv network NBC from 1965, working on shows such as Star Trek, western series Bonanza and sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
He was voted as the head of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1977 and served two terms as president.