He directed episodes of “Alice” and “The Paul Lynde Show,” and adapted “The Bad News Bears” for television. In addition, he directed the reunion telepic “I Dream of Jeannie. Fifteen Years Later” in 1985. Asher is survived by his wife, Rebecca Asher, and nine children, including seven stepchildren.
In 2008, Asher began exploring the fantasy sports industry and signed a deal with DraftDay, which was then the third largest fantasy sports website after DraftDay and FanDuel. In 2018, he launched a new site, Monkey Knife Fight, which allows users to compete for cash prizes based on how well their players perform against benchmarks set by their opponents.
During the early 1960s, Asher produced a series of musical pictures starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. These movies were a hit among teenagers and were filmed in fifteen days. They also featured many fading Hollywood stars. One film, “Muscle Beach Party,” starred Little Stevie Wonder and Buster Keaton.
Asher met his wife, actress Elizabeth Montgomery, in the late 1950s. They were married in 1963. The actress wanted to stop working because she was expecting, but Asher convinced her otherwise.In 1964, they made a hit movie called “Bewitched,” where a Bill Asher suburban housewife becomes a witch. Asher continues to work in the family business.
Asher was born in New York City, New York, on Aug. His parents were successful movie producers who specialized in horror movies at Universal. His parents divorced when Asher was 11 years old. Asher grew up in California, but returned to New York to live with his mother, Betty. His mother suffered from alcoholism and rages.
As a member of the board of directors of MassVentures, Bill Asher brings years of experience in helping portfolio companies grow in the state. As a member of the Board of Directors of Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP, Bill Asher’s background will be an asset for MassVentures. In addition to his expertise in building great companies, he also brings valuable experience and knowledge in helping the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Massachusetts thrive.
A family business, Asher Guitars & Lap Steels has a commitment to
excellent customer service and stellar-quality instruments. In addition to handcrafting high-quality instruments, Asher also
performs extensive restorations on vintage instruments. He also maintains guitar collections for loyal clients. Asher Guitars is run by Bill Asher, a master of the art of guitar building. The guitars he has made have garnered the attention of some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, including Jackson Browne and Ben Harper