Terry Kyne, 83, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away on June 7, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in Dana Point.
Born in London, England, Kyne began his successful career in television as a young man at the British Broadcasting Corporation. He briefly joined the Royal Navy before returning to the BBC. He then immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1954, where he produced and directed many TV shows, including, “Nightcap”, one of the most significant comedy programs produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1961, he married dancer/choreographer, Pauline, who established Kyne Dance Academy of Laguna Beach, and started a family together.
NBC brought Kyne to Los Angeles in 1969 to direct “The Red Skelton Show,”
followed by many variety and talk shows, including “The Steve Allen Show,” “The Mike Douglas Show,” and “The John Davidson Show” as well as
game shows such as “Celebrity Sweepstakes,” “The Gong Show,” “Name That Tune,” “The Wizard of Odds,” “The Diamond Head Game” and many more.
In his later years, Kyne enjoyed reading and writing and most of all spending time with his family.
He will always be remembered for his kindness and witty sense of humor,
but most of all he will be remembered as a wonderful father and granddad.
Kyne is survived by his friend and former wife, Pauline; his three children, Lisa, Sean and Jennie; grandchildren, Jack, Emma and Madison; his brothers Anthony and Peter and sister Molly and her husband, Brian, his best friend; and also nieces, nephews and extended family near and far.
He will forever be loved and missed.
A celebration of Kyne’s life will be held at a later date.
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