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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 13, 2012|
|Born:||December 13, 1934||Cause of Death:||Heart Attack|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, USA||Profession:||Producer ...|
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There are those that say Hollywood was born the day Lew Wasserman came to town. For six decades, there was only one man who had the consummate power to run the industry and his reign forever defined Hollywood as we know it. During his 59-year career, he worked with everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to
Producer (feature film)
A biography of Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues." Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. This revised an
A family takes refuge from a mysterious outbreak by escaping to a bomb shelter.
After being buried alive for 200 years, vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood Manor to restore his family home and business to their former glory.
Perseus leads a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god.
Alice, now 19, returns to the whimsical world she encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her old friends to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Robert L. Ripley, attains celebrity status through a "Believe It or Not" column that chronicles his search for the greatest oddities on the planet. Along the way, he learns to appreciate his unusual human discoveries as more than mere conquests to be catalogued.
Carl Allen''s life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything--and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl''s life in amazing an unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.
Benjamin Barker, a man unjustly sent to prison by a lecherous judge, vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who
Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother and father and both pairs of grandparents. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is Willy Wonka's great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming about what might be inside. For nearly fifteen years, no one has seen a single worker going in or coming out of the factory, or caught a glimpse of Wonka himself, yet, great quantities of chocolate are still being made and shipped all over the world. One day Willy Wonka makes a momentous announcement. He will open his famous factory and reveal "all of its secrets and magic" to five lucky children who find golden tickets hidden inside five randomly selected Wonka chocolate bars. Nothing would make Charlie's family happier than to see him win but the odds are very much against him as they can only afford to buy one chocolate bar a year, for his birthday. One by one, news breaks around the world about the children finding golden tickets and Charlie's hope grows dimmer. But then, something wonderful happens. Charlie finds some money on the snowy street and takes it to the nearest store for a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight. There, under the wrapper is a flash of gold. It's the last ticket. Charlie is going to the factory! The family decides that Grandpa Joe, who used to work in the factory, should be the one to accompany Charlie on this adventure. Once inside, Charlie is dazzled by one amazing sight after another. Wondrous gleaming contraptions of Wonka's own invention churn, pop, and whistle, crews of merry Oompa-Loompas mine mountains of fudge beside a frothy chocolate waterfall, a hundred trained squirrels on a hundred tiny stools shell nuts for chocolate bars, and Wonka himself pilots an impossible glass elevator that rockets every which way you can think of through the fantastic factory. Almost as intriguing as his fanciful inventions is Willy Wonka. He thi
As an eight-year old confined to bed because of a preternatural growing spurt, Edward Bloom occupies himself by reading the entire World Book Encyclopedia. He is taken in particular with an article about goldfish, in which he learns that "if goldfish are kept in a small bowl, they will remain small.
In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer, inadvertently wake an enormous fire-breathing dragon from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn is responsible for warding off the dragons and keeping a small community alive as they struggle to maintain a meager existence. Then along comes hotshot American, Van Zan, who says he has a way to kill the dragons and save mankind--a way Quinn''s never seen done.
Two fathers: Michael Sullivan, a hit man for the Irish mob in Depression-era Chicago; and Mr. John Rooney, Sullivan''s boss and the man who raised him as a son. Two sons: Michael Sullivan, Jr. and Connor Rooney, each desperate to earn his father''s favor. Jealousy and competition put them all on a collision course, ultimately bringing Sullivan''s work into his private life and leading to the death of his beloved wife and youngest son, Peter. Now Michael Sullivan and his surviving son are set on a journey instigated by tragedy and fueled by revenge.
American pilot Leo Davidson finds himself stranded in an upside-down world--a brutal, primal place where intelligent apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. When he attracts the attention of the politically well-connected ape Ari, a hum
Colonel Terry Childers is a 30-year Marine veteran: a decorated officer with combat experience in Vietnam, Beirut and Desert Storm - a patriot, a hero. But now, the country he served so well has put him on trial for a rescue mission that went terribly wrong. For his attorney, he has chosen Marine Colonel Hays Hodges, a comrade-in-arms who owes his life to Childers. Hodges is not the best lawyer in the service, but Childers trusts him as a brother Marine who knows what it''s like to risk death under fire. Bound by duty and friendship, Hodges reluctantly takes the case, even as he begins to doubt the man who saved his life in Vietnam three decades ago.
A down and out journalist finds his chance to turn his life around when he successfully manages to have a murder case reopened, just as the man convicted for the crime awaits execution on death row. The journalist fights against time to prove the man''s innocence and save his life.
After it''s discovered that a comet is heading toward Earth, a U.S. spaceship is launched to blow it up. The plan fails, splitting the comet into two pieces, both hurtling towards different parts of North America. One is expected to trigger catastrophic tidal waves on the eastern seaboard and the other to create dense clouds of dust that could wipe out all life.
A tale of two young men in their mid-twenties who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. Once brimming with promise, they have lost their way on the path to manhood. Charlie is fresh from prison, where he served a stint for the euthanasia killing of his grandfather. He moves into the famil
After years of tireless work, a team of scientists and technicians at the University of Chicago have tapped a simple, yet almost infinitely powerful way to produce energy from water--cleanly, efficiently, abundantly--for a fuel-starved, pollution-weary world. What impact will this discovery have on us all? Student machinist Eddie Kasalivich and scientist Lily Sinclair are about to get the explosive answer. Suddenly caught in a chain reaction of murder and high-tech espionage, the two colleagues are forced to go on the lam after being framed for the murder of their mentor, visionary scientist Dr. Alistair Barkley, and the sabotage of their laboratory. Barkley had been determined to give details of the discovery freely to all nations. Others insisted on discretion--and would go to any lengths to keep it from getting out. With a half-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across the country, Eddie and Lily set out to discover who is behind this far-reaching, shadowy and deadly conspiracy.
The story of four no-nonsense cops, nicknamed the "Hat Squad," who formed an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department in the early 1950s. Both feared and revered, they made their own rules to enforce the law. But when a routine murder investigation case involves one of their own, it forces th
This Western tale chronicles the latter-day exploits of one of the Old West's most colorful true-life legends. Wherever Wild Bill Hickok goes, men want to be him, women want to love him, and some, trying to make their own name, want a piece of him. Bill knows his glory days are fleeting, but he is d
A private eye gets short-term amnesia as the result of an accident; he then winds up involved in a jewelry theft.
A 17-year-old high school girl from the South deals with her parents' sudden divorce.
Two undercover cops infiltrating a drug ring end up getting caught up in the lifestyle.
When she''''s forced to hire a driver, a southern matron questions her assumptions about race.
Art, Ben, Joe and their wives, Bess, Mary and Alma have left Earth for a planet on which they never grow older. When they come back to their home planet to visit, they remember what it's like to be human.
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.
A businessman and his son are thrust into international intrigue and adventure when their wife/mother is kidnapped while she's vacationing in Paris.
An alcoholic lawyer struggles to redeem himself by pursuing a high-stakes malpractice case.
Obnoxious swingers Vic and Ramona move in next door to suburban squares Earl and Enid.
In a Caribbean colony that has existed for hundreds of years, ruthless pirates make their living by raiding pleasure ships. When reporter Blair Maynard goes to investigate the story about disappearing boats, he and his son Justin are captured, but the pirates spare their lives. Instead of killing th
On the eve of a new resort''s opening, Amity''s police captain discovers another giant shark on the prowl.
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the fall of Phillipines, and covers the remarkable career of this military legend up through and including the Korean War and into MacArthur's days of forced retirement after being dismissed from his post by President Truman.
Art history professor Jonathan Hemlock was formerly an assassin working with an international intelligence group. Jonathan is happy to have put his secret life behind him, but he is blackmailed into doing one more hit, which the organization calls a "sanction." The target is one of three men who are going to attempt to climb the Eiger, a challenging mountain range in the Swiss Alps, and the hit is to take place during the trip. Jonathan is an experienced mountain climber, but is unnerved that he has not been told which of the three he is to kill.
The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters.
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
The offbeat story of a nonconformist Russian ballerina and a U.S. newspaper correspondent assigned to the Soviet Union who fall in love in enchanting but dangerous Moscow.
An ex-convict springs her husband from prison to keep their child from being adopted.
A social worker tries to reform a pimp.
College student David Blake gets a job as lab assistant to Dr. Stoner after the doctor's previous assistant mysteriously leaves town. Dr. Stoner is doing research with venomous snakes and begins David on a course of injections to protect him against being bitten. Before long, David notices some stra
A research psychologist gets involved in the personal lives of four women.
In the Misssissippi of the 20s, the black maid of a white woman, tormented by her love affiars, kills the latter's newborn in order to give her employer a way out of a predicament, but then ends up facing the death penalty for her crime.
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck.
Documentary film takes a behind the scenes look at big Hollywood blockbusters, their development, production and their recipe for success. Zeitgeist films, such as "American Graffiti," the epic genre-films, such as "Birth of a Nation," and films made from a best-selling book, such as "The Godfather
Documentary to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1971 film, "The French Connection," the story of the police investigation of an international drug smuggling ring. The program recounts the events and interviews the people responsible for the case that inspired the film as well as those who mad
Documentary that reveals the true stories behind the people and events portrayed in the films "M*A*S*H*," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Patton" and "French Connection."
Documentary about the making of 20th Century Fox's 1963 film "Cleopatra," then the most expensive film of all time and the film that brought Elizabeth Taylor her first $1 million paycheck. The program includes rare footage, the film's original uncut trailer and interviews with those involved in the
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2001 theatrical film "The Planet of the Apes."
Documentary chronicling the greatest film hits from 20th Century Fox from the 1960s to the present. Includes interviews with actors and filmmakers.
Profile of actor/director/producer Robert Redford.
Live coverage of the sixty-third annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Coverage of celebrity arrivals and interviews immediately prior to the telecast of the 72nd Annual Academy Awards presentation.
Live coverage of the 72nd annual Academy Awards presentation from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
A pilot based on the original play and Academy Award winning 1989 film, "Driving Miss Daisy." Set in the American South of the 1950s, a man hires a plain-speaking black man to drive his cantankerous mother after she has a series of car accidents.
A drama about an extraordinary cop who is also the gifted heir of one of America's wealthiest and most distinguished families. This pilot is broadcast as a segment of the "CBS Summer Playhouse" series.
Misc. Crew (special)
Special saluting the Hollywood Western, with actors experienced in the genre. Includes profiles of John Wayne, John Ford and Clint Eastwood, as well as the story of women in the Wild West and a video history of how Native Americans have been portrayed over the years.
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