Alfred Masini, American television producer, creator of Entertainment Tonight, Solid Gold and Star Search, died from melanoma.he was , 80
Alfred Michael “Al” Masini was an American television producer.
Masini was born in in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a three-sport star in college and an Air Force officer during the Korean War.
His production company created and produced Entertainment Tonight, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Solid Gold. and Star Search.  He lobbied to change Hawaii state law to lure movie and TV productions to the islands. He landed Baywatch Hawaii, which filmed for three seasons in Hawaii. He brought the Miss Universe 1998 Pageant to the Stan Sheriff Arena. The broadcast was shown around the world.
(January 5, 1930 — November 29, 2010)
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