Stanley Rubin was a writer and producer who worked in both televison and film for more than 40 years and won an Emmy at the very first Emmys ceremony.
A native of the Bronx, New York, Rubin moved to Los Angeles while still in his teens to attend UCLA, where he worked at the school's Daily Bruin newspaper while pursuing his studies. He left before graduation to take a job at a Beverly Hills paper and later moved on to the mailroom at Paramount Pictures, his first job in the entertainment industry. (He returned to UCLA nearly 70 years later and received his degree in 2006.)
In the 1940s he worked as a writer at Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures, and in 1948 he became a producer at NBC. Over the next three decades he moved back and forth between movies and TV, with stints at CBS, Universal (again), Fox and MGM.
In 1949, the first year Emmys were awarded, Rubin took the honor for best film made for television for an episode of the anthology series Your Show Time.
His other series credits included Peck's Bad Girl, General Electric Theater, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Bracken's World, The Man and the City and the telefilms Babe and Executive Suite.
In addition, he wrote or produced several feature films, including Narrow Margin, RIver of No Return, Francis in the Navy, The Girl Most Likely, The President's Analyst, Revenge and White Hunter, Black Heart.
Rubin also negotiated contracts for the Writers Guild and for fives years was president of the Producers Guild.
He died March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was 96.