Bill Geddie was an American television producer who co-created ABC Daytime’s The View and was also the show’s executive producer for its first 16 seasons.
He was born on July 17, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in Oklahoma City, and won six local Emmy Awards and four national Emmy Awards.
In 2003, Geddie won a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Talk Show category for his work as executive producer of The View.
He was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012, for his contributions as a writer, producer, and director in his more than 30-year television career.
Bill Geddie upbringing and education
Geddie had a passion for television and entertainment from a young age.
He studied radio, television, and film at the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in communications/film.
During his time at the university, Geddie worked at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, initially as a floor buffer and later as a news cameraman and editor.
He began his career in the news business by taking on various roles and responsibilities, which eventually led to his breakthrough in the television industry.
Geddie’s family said, “He was a big deal in TV, but at home he was an even ‘bigger than life’ husband and dad. He had a genuine love for television and entertainment”.
In addition to his work in television, Geddie was a screenwriter in his spare time and wrote the script for the film, Unforgettable, starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino.
Bill Geddie cause of death
Geddie died on July 20, 2023, at the age of 68, and according to his family, his cause of death was related to coronary factors.
However, the exact cause of his death is not clear, as the description is rather vague.
It could have been due to a heart attack, complications from heart disease, or some other heart-related incident.
Bill Geddie career
Geddie was a television producer who co-created and served as the original executive producer for The View, a daytime talk show that debuted in August 1997 and is still on the air after 25 seasons.
He started his career in the late 70s after graduating from college, working as a cameraman for the local news station KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City.
Geddie later became a screenwriter and wrote the script for the film, Unforgettable, which starred Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino.
He was the owner of May Avenue Productions and a partner with Barbara Walters in BarWall Productions for 25 years.
He was also the executive producer, writer, and director of the Barbara Walters Specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People:
Throughout his career, Geddie won six local Emmy Awards and four national Emmy Awards.
In 2003, he won a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Talk Show category for his work as executive producer of The View.
Geddie was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012, for his contributions to the television industry.