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Emmy-winning producer of The Bold and the Beautiful and Sesame Street's The Children's Television Workshop, Ron Weaver, died Thursday at  age 75 in Los Angeles.

Weaver began with the soap, , a sister show to The Young and the Restless, when it started in 1987 and only left the show weeks ago in April after 27 years. He won three daytime Emmys for overseeing thousands of episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, which follows the rich Californian Forresters family and is the most watched soap opera in the world.

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The Children's Television Workshop, now called Sesame Workshop, helped educate several generations of children with educational shows such as Sesame Street, Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact.

A classically trained actor and one-time ventriloquist, Weaver didn't enter TV production until age 46.

He is survived by his partner of 29 years, Franko E. Weaver, daughter Jen Finkle-Weaver, son Kevin Weaver and three grandchildren.