Homage : Paul Rauch (1934-2012)
Producer Paul Rauch has just died on Sunday, December 09 from the consequences of a long disease. From January 1991 to the end of Santa Barbara in January 1993, he was the executive producer of it, in charge of the future of the show.
He had previously begun on other daytime soaps : Texas, Another World and One Life to Live, before continuing with Guiding Light, then The Young and the Restless until May 2011. He had begun his career as an actor, then a director.
Producer recognized by his peers, he was however disparaged by the Santa Barbara fans to have led the show to his loss. We remember in particular the ultimate scene of the last episode where he crushes of his foot his cigarette butt on the ground of the studios. A plan which has never been forgiven to him by the fans...
He is survived by his wife, pianist Israela Margalit. http://santabarbara-....com/index2.htm