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Born: December 31, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA Profession: producer, director, screenwriter, TV host, nightclub manager, band agent

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One of the entertainment industry's most prolific television producers for over four decades, George Schlatter specialized in variety series and specials, the best of which was the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning "Laugh-In" (NBC, 1968-1973). An audio-visual blitzkrieg of non-sequiters, catch phrases and zany behavior, it captured the attention of television audiences for nearly a half-decade. Schlatter later struck gold with the offbeat "Real People" (NBC, 1979-1984), which celebrated offbeat Americans in a comic newscast format. A prolific producer of specials for television, he won numerous awards and nominations for tributes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minneli, Richard Pryor and other major celebrities. His prodigious output, as well as the high quality of many of his projects, made Schlatter one of the most successful television producers in the history of Hollywood.

One of the entertainment industry's most prolific television producers for over four decades, George Schlatter specialized in variety series and specials, the best of which was the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning "Laugh-In" (NBC, 1968-1973). An audio-visual blitzkrieg of non-sequiters, catch phrases and zany behavior, it captured the attention of television audiences for nearly a half-decade. Schlatter later struck gold with the offbeat "Real People" (NBC, 1979-1984), which celebrated offbeat Americans in a comic newscast format. A prolific producer of specials for television, he won numerous awards and nominations for tributes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minneli, Richard Pryor and other major celebrities. His prodigious output, as well as the high quality of many of his projects, made Schlatter one of the most successful television producers in the history of Hollywood.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Norman...Is That You? (1976) Director
2.
  Sinatra Duets (1994) Director
8.

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 His Way (2011)
3.
 Get Bruce (1999) Himself
5.
 Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur (2003) Interviewee
6.
 Sunset Strip: Paradise Lost (2002) Interviewee
8.
9.
 It's Burlesque (2001) Interviewee
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Raised in Missouri
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As teen-ager, sang with St Louis Municipal Opera
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First job after college, worked as band agent with MCA
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Was general manager of Ciro's nightclub
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Owned George Schlatter Productions and The Editing Company
1962:
Produced "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" (NBC)
1963:
Was the producer of the CBS variety series "The Judy Garland Show"
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Produced the annual telecasts of the Grammy Awards
1965:
Produced "The Steve Lawrence Show" (CBS)
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Produced "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (NBC)
1969:
Executive produced "Turn On" (ABC)
1969:
Directed and produced "Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations on Broadway" (NBC)
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Produced "The New Bill Cosby Show" (CBS)
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Executive produced "Cher" (CBS)
1976:
Wrote, directed and produced screen adaptation of "Norman...Is That You?"
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Served as executive producer of the revival of "Laugh In" (NBC)
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Executive produced "Real People" (NBC)
1980:
Executive produced "Speak Up America" (NBC)
1981:
Executive produced "Look At Us" (syndicated)
1982:
Executive produced "The Shape of Things" (NBC)
1987:
Hosted, executive produced and directed "George Schlatter's Comedy Club" (syndicated)
1987:
Produced and directed "Humor and the Presidency" (HBO)
1987:
Executive produced the annual telecasts of the American Comedy Awards
1988:
Hosted, executive produced and directed "George Schlatter's Funny People" (NBC)
1995:
Executive produced "Sinatra: 80 Years My Way" (ABC)
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Education

Missouri Valley College: Marshall , Missouri -
Pepperdine University: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

He has received a total of 16 Emmy nominations for his various TV projects.

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wife:
Jolene Schlatter. Appeared on Ernie Kovacs' TV programs.

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daughter:
Maria Schlatter. Programming executive with ABC; later producer with George Schlatter Prods.

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