Stan Rogow Dies: Emmy-Nominated ‘Fame’ And ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Producer Was 75


Stan Rogow, a veteran producer for the Hilary Duff-starring Lizzie McGuire series and feature film, and an Emmy nominee for his earlier work on the TV series Fame, has died at 75.

Rogow died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports indicate. No cause was given.

Born in Brooklyn, Rogow graduated from Boston University School of Law and worked as a lawyer before serving as an executive in charge of production on the 1980 Emmy-winning CBS telefilm Playing for Time, starring Vanessa Redgrave.

After that, he moved to Los Angeles and soon was working with the TV series Fame, for which he shared in a 1982 Emmy nomination. Rogow served as a producer on the pilot of the NBC series.

Rogow also created the 1992 CBS comedy-drama Middle Ages, starring Peter Riegert, and produced other series such as State of Grace, Afterworld and Woke Up Dead.

Rogow produced Lizzie McGuire and received Emmy nominations for outstanding children’s program in 2003 and ’04. He also produced The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).

Later, Rogow was an executive producer on the 2004-06 Discovery Kids show Darcy’s Wild Life, starring Sara Paxton, and co-created another show for the network, Flight 29 Down.

In addition to his Emmys, Rogow won many Environmental Media Awards.

Survivors include his son, Jackson Rogow, who starred on the 2009-11 live-action Cartoon Network series Dude, What Would Happen, grandson Vega, and sister, Marian. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park.

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