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Also Known As: Died: December 11, 1991
Born: October 22, 1920 Cause of Death: influenza
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, screenwriter, associate producer

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Screenwriter-turned-producer who made his feature film debut writing and directing "Adventures of Gallant Bess" in 1948. Rapf then joined the ranks as an associate producer at MGM and produced "The Sellout" (1951), "Desperate Search" (1952) and "The Big Leaguer" (1953) before turning exclusively to TV production. As producer mainly for Columbia Pictures TV and Universal TV, Rapf made the popular series "The Loretta Young Show", "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Doctors: Private Lives" and also executive produced "The Iron Horse", "Doctors' Hospital", "Switch" and "Gangster Chronicles". In 1973 Rapf produced the acclaimed made-for-TV police movie, "The Nelson-Marcus Murders" which was the pilot for the long-running series, "Kojak", which he executive produced.

Screenwriter-turned-producer who made his feature film debut writing and directing "Adventures of Gallant Bess" in 1948. Rapf then joined the ranks as an associate producer at MGM and produced "The Sellout" (1951), "Desperate Search" (1952) and "The Big Leaguer" (1953) before turning exclusively to TV production. As producer mainly for Columbia Pictures TV and Universal TV, Rapf made the popular series "The Loretta Young Show", "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Doctors: Private Lives" and also executive produced "The Iron Horse", "Doctors' Hospital", "Switch" and "Gangster Chronicles". In 1973 Rapf produced the acclaimed made-for-TV police movie, "The Nelson-Marcus Murders" which was the pilot for the long-running series, "Kojak", which he executive produced.

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Served in the Navy during WWII as a lieutenant (junior grade)
1948:
Produced and wrote first feature film, "Adventures of Gallant Bess"
1953:
Produced first TV series, "The Loretta Young Show"

Education

Dartmouth College: Hanover , New Hampshire - 1942

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wife:
Carol Rapf.

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father:
Harry Rapf. Vaudevillian, producer, executive. Long-time MGM executive and producer.
brother:
Maurice H Rapf. Screenwriter. Born May 19, 1914; in the early 1990s was teacher of film at Dartmouth College.
son:
James Rapf.
son:
Matthew William Rapf.
son:
Steven Rapf.
son:
Harry John Rapf.
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