Acted as the co-producer of The
He grew up in Ennis, Texas. He played the organ at his Presbyterian Church and played music in his high school band.
He became one of the prime players of variety programming during the Golden Age of Television, producing The
He was living with his wife Alice in Calabasas, California, when he died. He had three sons named Baird, Robert III, and Chuck.
He produced specials for such singers as Perry Como and Andy Williams.