Marty Pasetta, who directed and produced Elvis' "Aloha from Hawaii," died Thursday, May 21, following a car accident. He was 82.
Pasetta was a veteran director of live TV specials. He directed 17 Academy Award shows from 1972 to 1988, as well as the inaugural galas for Presidents Carter and Reagan.
The 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" special, broadcast live via satellite, was aired in more than 40 countries, and more than 1 billion viewers tuned in. It remains one of the most-watched TV programs in history.
Source: Various / Updated: May 26, 2015