Producer Allan McKeown, husband of Tracey Ullman, dies at 67

Emmy-winning British TV producer Allan McKeown, best known for his work with his wife Tracey Ullman, died Dec. 24 in Los Angeles, Variety reports. The cause of death was prostate cancer. McKeown was 67.

Before marrying Ullman — and producing his first big project, the British prison comedy Doing Time, in 1979 — McKeown made a name for himself in the ’60s as hairdresser to stars including Elizabeth Taylor and the Beatles. After their marriage in 1983, McKeown and Ullman began to collaborate on projects including Girls on Top (1985-1986) and Tracey Ullman: A Class Act (1992). Most recently, the pair worked together on Ullman’s 2008-2010 Showtime series State of the Union. McKeown also executive produced British programs including Shine on Harvey Moon and the Olivier Award-winning Jerry Springer: the Opera at the National Theatre.

McKeown is survived by Ullman and their two 20-something children, Mabel and Johnny.

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