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Also Known As: Al Ruddy, Albert Ruddy Died:
Born: March 28, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Canada Profession: executive, producer, programmer

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Most who enter the entertainment industry have been shiftless dreamers with visions of Hollywood stardom plaguing their minds. Not so with producer Albert Ruddy, who was on a path to becoming a chemical engineer when he had a chance meeting with studio mogul Jack Warner. Born in Montreal and raised in New York, Ruddy attended Brooklyn Tech, then earned a scholarship to City College of New York where he studied chemical engineering. He later graduated from the University of California's School of Architecture and moved back east to pursue a career in construction. It was then that Ruddy met Warner, who offered him a job at Warner Bros. as an executive. Ruddy moved on to the Rand Corporation, where he served as a programmer trainee and representative with the Air Force. Returning to entertainment, Ruddy was a television writer at Universal, but left when Marlon Brando, Sr.-father of the legendary actor-hired him to produce "Wild Seed" in 1965.

Most who enter the entertainment industry have been shiftless dreamers with visions of Hollywood stardom plaguing their minds. Not so with producer Albert Ruddy, who was on a path to becoming a chemical engineer when he had a chance meeting with studio mogul Jack Warner. Born in Montreal and raised in New York, Ruddy attended Brooklyn Tech, then earned a scholarship to City College of New York where he studied chemical engineering. He later graduated from the University of California's School of Architecture and moved back east to pursue a career in construction. It was then that Ruddy met Warner, who offered him a job at Warner Bros. as an executive. Ruddy moved on to the Rand Corporation, where he served as a programmer trainee and representative with the Air Force. Returning to entertainment, Ruddy was a television writer at Universal, but left when Marlon Brando, Sr.-father of the legendary actor-hired him to produce "Wild Seed" in 1965.

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  Deadly Reunion (1995) Creator

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 Running Mates (2000) Fatcat
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 Inside TV Land: The Pitch (2001) Interviewee
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Began training for an executive position at Warner Bros., after a chance meeting with Jack L. Warner
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Joined the Rand Corporation as a programmer trainee
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Returned to show business as a writer for Universal's television department
1965:
Left Universal when Marlon Brando, Sr., father of the legendary actor hired him to produce "Wild Seed"
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Formed the production company Alfran Productions
1965:
Co-created with Bernard Fein, the CBS series "Hogan┬┐s Heroes," starring Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer
1972:
Produced the Academy Award winning film "The Godfather"; under his own banner, Alfran Productions
1974:
Produced and wrote the feature "The Longest Yard" starring Burt Reynolds
1975:
Produced the controversial "Coonskin," a mixed live-action and animated feature
1981:
Produced the comedy "The Cannonball Run"
1984:
Produced "Cannonball Run II" with the original cast
1992:
Produced the comedy "Ladybugs," starring Rodney Dangerfield
1993:
Returned to television by creating the successful police drama, "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS), starring Chuck Norris
1994:
Wrote and produced the western "Bad Girls," starring Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore
2004:
Teamed with Clint Eastwood to produce the critically acclaimed "Million Dollar Baby"
2005:
Wrote and produced "The Longest Yard," a remake of the 1974 film, which starred Burt Reynolds
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Education

City College of New York: -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Brooklyn Tech: -

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wife:
Wanda McDaniel.

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