The man responsible for a lot of what you watched on television, Reg Grundy, has died. He was 92.
“Reg Grundy has passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Joy on their Bermuda estate,” Alan Jones announced on 2GB radio on Monday morning.
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An Australian media mogul, Grundy founded Australian television production company Reg Grundy Organisation (which was later the Grundy Organisation and then Grundy Television) in 1959.
He was responsible for bringing television game shows such as Blankety Blanks, Perfect Match, Sale of the Century and Wheel of Fortune to Australia and New Zealand screens.
Through his production company Grundy also brought Prisoner, Shortland Street, Sons and Daughters, and The Young Doctors to life.
In 1995 he sold the Grundy Organisation to the media and publishing company Pearson PLC, now known as FremantleMedia.
News of his death comes less than 24 hours after Australian television’s night of nights, the Logie Awards.
Grundy and his wife Joy have been married for many years. They spent considerable time sailing between Bermuda, Los Angeles and London aboard his super yacht, Boadicea, before settling in Bermuda.