Born July 16, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA; died December 14, 1996, in Los Angeles, CA. Producer. Milkis started working in the shipping department at ABC andended up producing popular television shows. After his stint as a shipping clerk, he became a film editor and worked on North by Northwest and The Time Machine. In 1966 he became associate producer of the television series Star Trek and stayed with the show for three years. Milkis was executive producer ofHappy Days and its spinoffs Laverne and Shirley (1977-83) and Joanie Loves Chachi (1982-83). He also produced the situation comedies Angie (1979-80) andBosom Buddies (1980-82), which starred the now-renowned film star Tom Hanks.His film co-producing credits include the comedies Silver Streak (1976), FoulPlay (1978), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Milkis was active in the charities Stop Cancer and the Guardians of the Jewish Home for theAging.