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Born: July 27, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Cold Turkey (1971) as Director
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Ghettophysics (2010)
Examines the interplay between Pimps and Ho's and how that dynamic is the simplest expression of how power is wielded in the world. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the Hood to Wall Street - be the players real-life pimps o
3.
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)
Documents the forgotten early Twentieth Century Jewish radio show "The Goldbergs" and its star Gertrude Berg.
4.
Color Adjustment (1992) as Himself
An examination of the relationship between prime-time television and America's racial consciousness.

Writer (feature film)

5.
Cold Turkey (1971) as Screenwriter
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.
6.
Cold Turkey (1971) as Scr story
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.
7.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) as Screenwriter
An Amish girl in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease.
8.
Divorce American Style (1967) as Screenwriter
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
9.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Screenwriter
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
10.
Scared Stiff (1953) as Additional Dialogue

Producer (feature film)

11.
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2010)
Adventures of a fellow raised by his loving nanny and gardener as a Mexican in Beverly Hills, who goes on to become a Mexican pop star.
12.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)
A social history through the life of one of this country's most significant folk artists of our time: Pete Seeger.
13.
Way Past Cool (2003) as Executive Producer
A group of 12 and 13-year-old kids living in Oakland fight to protect their neighborhood from drug dealers.
14.
Dear Jesse (1997) as Funding
A gay New York filmmaker, Tim Kirkman, returns home to North Carolina to examine his relationship to the anti-gay Senator Jesse Helms: A series of coincidences marks the lives of Tim Kirkman and Jesse Helms. Both are from Monroe, NC, and were raised as Southern Baptists. Both attended Wingate Colleg
15.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) as Executive Producer
A nursing home patient spins a tale of friendship against all odds.
16.
Princess Bride, The (1987) as Executive Producer
A fairy tale about a beautiful girl who is to be married to a nasty prince, but who is in love with another.
17.
Heartsounds (1984) as Executive Producer
A happily married couple -- he's a successful physician, she's a respected writer -- refuse to be crushed when a series of heart attacks repeatedly threaten the doctor's life. Both stars (Garner in particular shedding his genial rugged man image with extra poundage and thinning hair) demonstrated tr
18.
Cold Turkey (1971) as Producer
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.
19.
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) as Executive Producer
Two mismatched sets of identical twins mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.
20.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) as Producer
An Amish girl in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease.
21.
Divorce American Style (1967) as Producer
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
22.
Never Too Late (1965) as Producer
A woman with grown children discovers she's pregnant again.
23.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Producer
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.

Production Companies (feature film)

24.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) as Company
An Amish girl in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

25.
Heavy Petting (1988) as Assistance
A humorous look at teenage romance in America, its trials, tribulations, and mores, utilizing compilation footage and interviews.

Director (special)

26.
I Love Liberty (1982) as Creator
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.

Cast (special)

27.
Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur (2003) as Interviewee
A portrait of stage and screen actress Bea Arthur.
28.
Intimate Portrait: Linda Gray (2003) as Interviewee
Portrait of actress Linda Gray as told through interviews and archival footage.
29.
Intimate Portrait: Isabel Sanford (2003) as Interviewee
Portrait of actress Isabel Sanford.
30.
Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years (2002) as Special Appearance
Celebrity fans and not-so-famous faces talk about their families and how the series "Everybody Loves Raymond" relates to their own lives. In addition, scenes from the last six seasons are interwoven with the testimonials.
31.
Ben Stein's Brain (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of lawyer/professor/author/actor/television show host Ben Stein.
32.
70s: The Decade That Changed Television, The (2000) as Interviewee
A Museum of Television & Radio special that celebrates the 1970s, an era when television underwent sweeping changes, forever altering the medium.
33.
All in the Family: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "All in the Family," which aired on CBS from 1971 to 1979. Producer Norman Lear's creation was outrageous, groundbreaking, enormously popular and changed the face of primetime television with a new brand of social and political content. Former cast members ref
34.
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of actress Rue McClanahan.
35.
Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny Is Money (1999) as Interviewee
A feature-length documentary on comedy in the 20th century. Using the hype surrounding the finale of "Seinfeld" as a launchpad, Norman Jewison explores the annals of comedy with a focus on its evolution and impact on society. From early radio shows to the slapstick humor of Milton Berle in the 1950s
36.
Intimate Portrait: Betty Friedan (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about the life of feminist author and activist Betty Friedan.
37.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) as Interviewee
Special celebrating the CBS Television Network's Golden Anniversary as a television broadcaster.
38.
Intimate Portrait: Valerie Bertinelli (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary on the life and career of Valerie Bertinelli. Includes comments by the actress about her role on "One Day at a Time." Also remarks by her husband, Eddie Van Halen; and her mother, Nancy. Includes clips from her made-for-TV movies.
39.
Mackenzie Phillips: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Mackenzie Phillips.
40.
Gail Sheehy's New Passages (1996)
Special featuring best-selling author Gail Sheehy who discusses the opportunities that come with mid-life. Celebrities of all ages discuss the possibilities of the start of a second adulthood. Follows the adult life cycle from the "tryout 20s" and the "turbulent 30s" through the "flourishing 40s,"
41.
Gospel According to Jesus, The (1995)
Dozens of people from various backgrounds recite stanzas from Stephen Mitchell's book, "The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings For Believers and Unbelievers." The readings are done against a variety of visual images.
42.
Laughing Matters (1993)
A three-part documentary that explores the various forms of comedy. Hosted by comedians, the series features performances and special interviews by comics combined with archival footage.
43.
9th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1993)
The Television Academy Hall of Fame honors seven new inductees: John Chancellor, Dick Clark, Phil Donahue, producer Mark Goodson, Bob Newhart, soap opera producer Agnes Nixon, and Jack Webb.
44.
Living in America (1991)
A news special focusing on the issue of censorship in the arts. The program examines both sides of the issue through interviews with celebrities, music amd movie clips, and footage from news programs.
45.
Meaning of Life, The (1991)
A special in which celebrities and others offer reflections on life. The theme of the special is drawn from the book "The Meaning of Life," created by "Life" magazine.
46.
All in the Family 20th Anniversary Special (1991) as Host
A special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the sitcom "All in the Family," with the series' stars and hosted by the show's creator, Norman Lear.
47.
Fourth "R," The (1990)
A CBS News special on the movement to reinstate the teaching of religion in public schools, at present prohibited by the Constitution's clause banning "an establishment of religion" by the state. Religious reformers dismiss this as a minor detail, arguing that teaching religion in taxpayer-funded sc
48.
Fifty Years of Television: A Golden Celebration (1989)
A special highlighting fifty years in the history of television. Includes tributes to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Walter Cronkite, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope and Ed Sullivan. Clips of classic television moments are presented.
49.
Hollywood's Favorite Heavy: Businessmen on Primetime TV (1987)
A documentary examining the impact on the public -- and particularly on impressionable youngsters -- of the frequent dramatization of millionaire businessmen on current television series as dishonest, unscrupulous, cheating, blackmailing, and even murderous villains. Network executives, producers, a
50.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1987)
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
51.
1st Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1987)
The first live broadcast of this new awards show dedicated to comedy in all its forms. Besides the 14 category awards, Norman Lear is the recipient of the first annual American Comedy Award for a lifetime creative contribution to the field of comedy, and three Lifetime Achievement Awards to perform
52.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's World of Comedy (1976)
Music and comedy sketches with Bob Hope and friends.

Writer (special)

53.
P.O.P. (1984) as Writer
The story of P. Oliver Pendergast, a lovable con-artist who suddenly moves back into the lives of his former wife and their two grown sons after a twenty-year absence. In the pilot episode, P. Oliver schemes to help his ex-wife, Rosalyn, save the magazine she publishes, "Personality Plus."
54.
I Love Liberty (1982) as Writer
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
55.
Henry Fonda and the Family (1962) as Writer
A series of comedy sketches based on the statistically oriented American family.
56.
The Danny Kaye Show (1961) as Writer
Actor Danny Kaye dances his way through comedy skits, monologues, and special guests.

Producer (special)

57.
Score, The (2002) as Co-Producer
Documentary about the relationship between filmmaker and musician in scoring a movie's soundtrack.
58.
Independence Day 2001 (2001) as Segment Producer ("Declaration Of Independence")
Variety special celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The program features a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Hollywood stars; a music performance by Garth Brooks; highlights of July 4th celebrations from each of the original 13 colonies: and fireworks.
59.
All in the Family 20th Anniversary Special (1991) as Executive Producer
A special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the sitcom "All in the Family," with the series' stars and hosted by the show's creator, Norman Lear.
60.
Exile (1986) as Funding
The film chronicles filmmaker Alexis Krasilovsky's search for her family roots by going to Czechoslovakia and Austria to search out members of her family who survived the Holocaust.
61.
P.O.P. (1984) as Executive Producer
The story of P. Oliver Pendergast, a lovable con-artist who suddenly moves back into the lives of his former wife and their two grown sons after a twenty-year absence. In the pilot episode, P. Oliver schemes to help his ex-wife, Rosalyn, save the magazine she publishes, "Personality Plus."
62.
I Love Liberty (1982) as Executive Producer
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
63.
Dog's Life, A (1979) as Executive Producer
The program features actors dressed as dogs, and presents man as seen through the eyes of his best friend.
64.
King of the Road (1978) as Executive Producer
The story of Cotton Grimes, a semi-retired country and western singer who runs a motel in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The program, which depicts Cotton's misadventures as he operates the motel, also spotlights the performances of guest entertainers.
65.
Henry Fonda and the Family (1962) as Producer
A series of comedy sketches based on the statistically oriented American family.
66.
Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) as Producer
The story of Renee Fontaine, a French entertainer who lives by her family tradition that hearing a lion's roar means love.
67.
The Danny Kaye Show (1961) as Producer
Actor Danny Kaye dances his way through comedy skits, monologues, and special guests.

Misc. Crew (special)

68.
I Love Liberty (1982) as Development
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
69.
Hereafter (1975) as Development
The story of three forgotten singers who make a pact with the devil's son in return for a year at the top of the music world.

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