Sen. Hertzberg's cousin, producer for TV's 'Rifleman', dies at 104

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Arthur Gardner championed underdogs, hired blacklisted writers

December 20, 2014

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, who represents the Eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley and is a distant cousin of Gardner's — though the two were very close personally — called the producer, who swam every day until his mid-90s, "an institution."

"For all his successes, the Hollywood stardom stuff never got to his head," Hertzberg says. "He was down to earth and decent, just an elegant guy. And fun — he threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium in honor of his 100th birthday!"

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