Herbert A. Miller ’57

Herbert A. Miller ’57 died January 26, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born in Boston on September 6, 1934, and prepared for college at Brookline (Mass.) High School and Huntington School. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity and served to second lieutenant in the Army and lieutenant in the Army Reserve. He attended the Yale University School of Drama for six months, before seeking his fortune in New York City. He worked as a page at NBC, and landed his first agency position in 1961 as a junior producer at Ogilvy, Benson & Mather. After Ogilvy, he worked as a producer at Ted Bates and BBDO. In 1969, he joined Warwick Welsh & Miller as vice president/director of broadcast production, working alongside his brother, the late Bob Miller. In 1976, he went on to become director of broadcast production for Leber Katz Partners, which ultimately merged with the New York office of FCB Worldwide. He held that position for 24 years. During his career there, he produced memorable work for Timex, Nabisco, Lifesavers, Jamaica Tourism and Chase. His most memorable spot, called “Crashing Glasses,” was produced for the Ad Council’s Drunk Driving Prevention campaign in 1983. The ad, which depicted two glasses crashing into each other, was one of only a handful of public service advertisements ever to win a coveted CLIO award for best overall ad campaign. He co-produced an off-Broadway musical titled O Say Can You See in 1962. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Hendershot Miller, and son Chris.

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