(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Larry Kellermann, director of PRG’s Permanent Installation Group, died of a heart attack on August 11th. Kellermann was a long-time lighting industry member.
He began his career in the early 1950s at Century Lighting, the predecessor of Strand Lighting. He was named CEO of the company in 1973. Kellerman left in 1974 and opened his own manufacturer’s rep agency. Over the next 20 years, his company worked on more than 600 Broadway shows, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” and “Miss Saigon.” He also worked on many installation projects, including ABC’s Good Morning America studio, the network’s Nightline studio, and the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood studio for PBS.
In a statement, Jere Harris, PRG’s chairman and CEO said: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of my dear friend and colleague Larry Kellermann. Throughout his long, distinguished career, Larry touched countless people, and he will be greatly missed.
“Larry had a unique passion for life and for our industry.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers