Mary-Ellis Bunim

By Alynda Wheat
Updated February 13, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

EW Remembers Mary-Ellis Bunim

In the world of reality TV, Mary-Ellis Bunim was Eve. With Jonathan Murray, her longtime business partner, Bunim, 57, who died of cancer Jan. 29 in L.A., created MTV’s The Real World, Road Rules, Making the Band, and, most recently, Fox’s The Simple Life. ”Mary-Ellis was a one-in-a-million partner and friend,” says Murray, ”and I will always treasure our incredible years of collaboration.”