Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90. Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at his home in New York City. He was 90. With his son, Robert Halmi Jr., Halmi produced more than 200 TV productions, including hit 1990s miniseries including “Gulliver’s Travels,” “The Odyssey,” “Arabian Nights”, “Dinotopia”, westerns “King of Texas”, “The Colt” and the Euro-SciFi-western “High Plains Invaders” in 2005.