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Producer Robert E Bradford passes away aged 92, husband of romance novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford

Film and television producer Robert E. Bradford passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92.


He had been rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center one week prior, after suffering a stroke at the Manhattan home he shares with his wife, Barbara Taylor Bradford.

She is the author of 35 romance novels including her 1979 debut A Woman of Substance, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Robert served as the executive producer on nine television adaptation of his wife’s novels, as well as a number of foreign language films. 

Those films include John Frankenheimer’s Story of a Love Story starring Alan Bates and Dominique Sanda, 

Bradford served as a VP for Samuel Bronston Productions in Madrid, president and CEO of Franco London Films in Paris and then headed up his own production company, which is where he adapted his wife’s novels for television.

At the time of his death, he was planning a remake of his wife’e first novel.

Released in 1994, the original adaptation starred Barry Bostwick and  Deborah Kerr.

Her books have sold over 92 million copies worldwide, released in 90 countries and read in 40 languages. 

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