Film set legend Abby Singer dies in California

March 13, 2014 7:37 PM

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Film set legend Abby Singer dies in California

Abby Singer, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, died Thursday. He was 96.

The Harlem-born Abner E. Singer was a longtime production manager and assistant director who worked primarily in television from the 1950s through the '90s. He became famous for his efficient habit of preparing a crew of an impending move to the next scene by calling out the second-to-last shot.

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