David Clark Lee (born 1950) is an American  television producer, director, and writer. His best-known works are and Cheers .
Lee grew up in
Claremont, California, and went to college at the University of Redlands. He co-wrote and co-produced  and The Jeffersons Cheers with Peter Casey for, respectively, six and four years. He and Casey co-created  and Wings alongside the late Frasier David Angell under the Grub Street Productions.
He produced revival productions of Broadway musicals, including
starring South Pacific Brian Stokes Mitchell and Reba McEntire,   , and Can-Can . Camelot He co-wrote a newly revised script of  alongside Joel Fields when he was reviving the old musical. Can-Can  
Lee has been nominated eighteen times for
Primetime Emmy Awards; he won nine out of those nominations.  He also won the  Directors Guild Award, the Golden Globe Award, Producers Guild Award, GLAAD Media Award, British Comedy Award, three Television Critics Association Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, and the Peabody Award. 
openly gay.    
He paid US$3 million in 2002 (equivalent to $4,264,000 in 2019) for a Palm Springs estate built by architect
Donald Wexler and originally resided in by Dinah Shore. He sold the estate to real estate agents for $5,995,000 in 2009 (equivalent to $8,522,000 in 2019),  later purchased by  Leonardo DiCaprio in 2014 for $5,230,000 (equivalent to $5,648,000 in 2019). 
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