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Also Known As: Died: February 6, 1991
Born: January 6, 1912 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Deerfield, Michigan, USA Profession: Producer ...


Cast (feature film)

Side By Side (1988) as Charlie Warren
Three men refuse to be categorized as "too old." All 65 and older and forced to retire, the men decide to form a new company to produce a line of clothing for the over-65 set.
Journey Back to Oz (1974) as Voice
Once back in Oz, Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City to see her old friend the Scarecrow. But soon she encounters Mombi, the evil cousin of her old nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West, who plans to use her evil sorcery to depose the Scarecrow and install herself as Queen of the Emerald City. It's
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966) as
A Cook and a waitress decide to work at a bookstore filled with spies and bank robbers.
Looking for Love (1964) as Themselves
A promising singer has to choose between show business and marriage.
The Jazz Singer (1953) as Jerry Golding
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) as Gus Kahn
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
Call Me Mister (1951) as [Pfc.] Stanley [Popopolis]
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
Big City (1948) as Cantor David Irwin Feldman
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Mr. Paneros
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.

Producer (feature film)

Return Of The Mod Squad (1979) as Executive Producer
With an eye toward reviving the hit series that ran from 1968 to 1973, "Mod Squad" producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling joined forces once again after going their separate ways for many years to call ex-undercover cops Pete, Linc and Julie back to the force when a series of sniper attacks are m
Samurai (1979) as Producer
A young San Francisco lawyer, an assistant district attorney by day, straps on his samurai sword at night to do battle with a power-mad tycoon who is plotting to destroy San Francisco with an earthquake machine, in this pilot for a prospective martial arts series.
Three on a Date (1978) as Executive Producer
The adventures of four couples, winners on a television game show, and their young chaperone on a Hawaiian holiday. A "Love Boat" carbon, set ashore.
Remember When (1974) as Executive Producer
Sentimental World War II tale (by Herman "Summer of '42" Raucher) of a small-town Connecticut family with four boys in combat, oozing with warmth and innocence, and shining with the performance of Jack Warden as the live-in bachelor uncle.
Second Chance (1972) as Executive Producer
A serio-comedy about a rich stockbroker who buys a ghost town in Nevada to create a community for "losers" who are seeking another chance in life.
Over-the-hill Gang Rides Again, The (1970) as Executive Producer
In this sequel to "The Over-the-Hill Gang" (1969), the old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. Fred Astaire made his TV-movie debut in this one and appeared in his only Western role.
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969) as Executive Producer
A comedy about a World War II pilot who falls out of his plane and is hidden by a baroness to protect him from the enemy -- long after the war has ended.
Over-the-hill Gang, The (1969) as Executive Producer
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.

Cast (special)

Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990)
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
Bob Hope's Love Affair With Lucy (1989)
A Bob Hope special saluting the late comedian and actress Lucille Ball. Bob Hope and guest stars share anecdotes about the entertainer who influenced their lives and careers. Included are film clips from feature films and television programs.
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.
Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC (1988)
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
NBC Investigates Bob Hope (1987) as Mr Mills
In a spoof of "Olliemania" and the Iran/Contra hearings, Bob Hope is accused of selling jokes to cable television and diverting the profits. An investigation is launched into his alleged covert activities and, overnight, Hope becomes a national hero and "Hopemania" sweeps the country.
Candid Camera: The First 40 Years (1987)
The fortieth anniversary of the popular television show is celebrated in this special. The program features highlights from past episodes, along with introductions and comments by guest stars who explain the various situations and offer their favorite segments.
George Burns' 90th Birthday Special (1986)
A variety special celebrating comedian George Burns' ninetieth birthday. The event includes appearances by many celebrities in person and on pre-taped sequences.
Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene (1986)
Bob Hope and his guests spoof various television programs of the 1986-87 season.
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary (1986)
A special that highlights Warner Brother's half-century contribution to animated art. Included among the "guest stars" are familiar animated characters such as Bugs Bunny himself, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner, Yosemite Sam, and Tweety Bird. Comments by live guest stars are inter
All Star Party For Clint Eastwood (1986)
Variety Clubs International honors Clint Eastwood in the eleventh annual salute to an entertainment industry figure for career and humanitarian achievements.
Getting the Last Laugh (1985)
The program offers humorous tips on how to get revenge on the things that annoy us in everyday life (e.g., traffic jams, machines, people, etc.).
Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985) as Guest
Bob puts together a telethon to raise funds to buy NBC, his adopted network, in this hour-long variety special of music, dance, and comedy.
Cracker Brothers, The (1984)
Comedy sketches relate the adventures of Mark, Kevin, and Derek Cracker, three trouble-prone brothers who will do anything for a laugh.
Louise Mandrell: Diamonds, Gold and Platinum (1983) as Guest
The program spotlights singer Louise Mandrell as she takes a tuneful trip through the history of music, from the Roaring Twenties to the "disco" era.
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983) as Guest
A star-studded salute to George Burns on his eightieth year in show business.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary TV Special (1981)
A salute to Bob Hope on the anniversary of his thirty years on television.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Presents a Celebration With Stars of Comedy and Music (1981)
Bob and his guests celebrate the dedication of the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars (1980)
A comedy program that satirizes the forthcoming 1980-81 television season.
Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! (1978)
A salute to Bob Hope on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.
Many Faces of Comedy, The (1973)
A rapid-fire laugh-a-thon tracing the origins and varied manifestations of humor, past and present.
Dinah in Search of the Ideal Man (1973) as Confidant
A comical interlude in which Dinah Shore seeks the ideal man.
City vs. Country (1971) as Host
A music and comedy battle between confirmed city-dweller Danny Thomas and certified country boy Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Diana (1971)
An hour of popular music with Diana Ross.
Danny Thomas Looks at Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1970) as Host
Comedy sketches that spoof the past, present, and future of mankind.
Ann-Margret Show, The (1968) as Guest
An hour of music, song, and comedy.
Make More Room For Daddy (1967) as Danny Williams; Father
The program picks up the lives of the Williams family three years after the demise of "The Danny Thomas Show." As Linda, Danny's youngest child, begins college, Rusty, his son, enlists in the army following his graduation from college. Soon, Rusty meets and falls in love with Susan MacAdams, a colon
Wonderful World of Burlesque II, The (1966) as Host
A program of music and comedy based on old burlesque routines.
Wonderful World of Burlesque I, The (1965) as Host
A star-studded music and comedy salute to vaudeville.
Danny Thomas TV Family Reunion, The (1965) as Host
The first reunion program of a TV cast after the original series faded from the scene. A series of skits that reunite Danny Thomas and his "Make Room For Daddy" TV family: Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright, Rusty Hamer, Hans Conried, and Amanda Randolph.
Comics, The (1965) as Host
The program spotlights the talents of a select group of comedians.
Opening Night (1962)
A series of blackouts and sketches featuring stars from various CBS programs.
Everything Happens to Me (1961) as Danny Williams (Guest)
The pilot film for "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961 version). The misadventures of Joey Mason, a Hollywood press agent. In the pilot episode, Danny's plans for a Hollywood TV special run afoul when Joey takes charge--and almost blows the deal.
Andy Griffith Show, The (1960) as Danny Williams (Guest)
The pilot episode for the series of the same title. The story of Andy Taylor, sheriff, justice of the peace, and newspaper editor in a small southern town called Mayberry. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Danny Thomas Show," Danny and Kathy Williams encounter Andy's hostility whe
Jack Benny With Guest Stars (1959) as Guest
An hour of music, song, and comedy.
Operation Entertainment (1954) as Guest
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.

Producer (special)

Featherstone's Nest (1979) as Executive Producer
The story of Charlie Featherstone, a pediatrician, as he struggles to run a house and cope with two lively daughters, Kelly and Courtney, while his wife is away studying at law school. In the pilot episode, Charlie struggles to cope with a nasty new housekeeper and his thirteen-year-old daughter's p
Starting Fresh (1979) as Producer
The story of Maggie Harris, a beautiful 36-year-old divorcee who enrolls at the same college as her teenage daughter, Stephanie, and the comical events that ensue when they both share the same classes.
Danny Thomas Looks at Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1970) as Executive Producer
Comedy sketches that spoof the past, present, and future of mankind.
Make More Room For Daddy (1967) as Producer
The program picks up the lives of the Williams family three years after the demise of "The Danny Thomas Show." As Linda, Danny's youngest child, begins college, Rusty, his son, enlists in the army following his graduation from college. Soon, Rusty meets and falls in love with Susan MacAdams, a colon
Wonderful World of Burlesque II, The (1966) as Executive Producer
A program of music and comedy based on old burlesque routines.

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