Prince died Sunday in Los Angeles after a short illness.
The composer for dozens of TV series from the 1960s to the 1980s, he shared an Emmy nomination for The Name of the Game (remember it?) in 1971.
The New York-born Prince composed scores for such movies as Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now, Claws and Squirm.
His TV composing career started with Mannix and Ironside, and continued with McCloud, Night Gallery, Mission Impossible, The Streets of San Francisco and Wonder Woman. He also scored many TV-movies, including A Cry in the Wilderness, Where Have All the People Gone? and The Chinese Prime Minister.
Robert Prince is survived by wife Arline, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Mar 7, 2007, 1:21 PM)
"The Name of the Game" was a 90 minute drama featuring 3 lead actors rotating as the star of the story each week. They all worked in a high-profile magazine publisher's office. The series ran from 1968 to 1971.
Gene Barry played the publisher of "People" Magazine (the actual "People" magazine did not exist when the program was broadcast) who covered assignments involving the rich and famous. Tony Franciosa played a reporter who took a lot of chances in covering his assignments for "People". Robert Stack played a reporter of a crime magazine from the same publisher and investigated crime figures in his stories. Susan Saint James appeared each week, playing the administrative assistant at the office who worked for all 3.
Robert Prince's theme for "The Name of the Game" is on the "Television's Greatest Hits" CD/tape compilations.
The pilot tv movie was titled "Fame is the Name of the Game".
(This post was edited by artytoons on Mar 7, 2007, 1:06 PM)