Richard Abramson


Biography

Audiences know Richard Abramson as the talented producer behind many of their favorite films. Abramson began his entertainment career by producing comedies like "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" (1985) with Paul Reubens. he also produced the television series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (CBS, 1986-1991). Abramson continued to focus on film through the eighties, producing movies like "Cold Dog Soup" ...

Biography

Audiences know Richard Abramson as the talented producer behind many of their favorite films. Abramson began his entertainment career by producing comedies like "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" (1985) with Paul Reubens. he also produced the television series "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (CBS, 1986-1991). Abramson continued to focus on film through the eighties, producing movies like "Cold Dog Soup" (1989) with Frank Whaley and "It Had to Be You" (1989) with Renee Taylor. Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Pee-Wee Herman: The E! True Hollywood Story" (E! Networks, 1997-98) and "Phil Hartman: The E! True Hollywood Story" (E! Networks, 1998-99). Abramson most recently acted on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (A&E Network, 2005-2012).

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Little Colonel, The (1935) - I Ought To Kill You After a mild opening scene establishing Kentucky “in the 70’s,” just about the whole premise, Elizabeth (Evelyn Venable) aided by Hattie McDaniel wants to elope with yankee Jack (John Lodge) who seems decent but her grandfather the colonel (Lionel Barrymore) doesn’t care, in Shirley Temple’s first film with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, The Little Colonel, 1935.
Little Colonel, The (1935) - You've Captured An Entire Regiment After the marriage of her yankee father (John Lodge) and rebel mom in the 1870’s we leap forward to introduce the star, (Shirley Temple as young Lloyd Sherman, in the year she turned 7) at a U.S. Army outpost where Robert Warwick oversees her honorary investiture, in Fox Films’ The Little Colonel, 1935.
Little Colonel, The (1935) - My Dream Of Life (a.k.a Love's Young Dream) Shirley Temple as young Lloyd has conspired with servants Hattie McDaniel and Bill Robinson to assume a dress and bonnet that belonged to her mother, and advances her scheme to soften up her grouchy ex-Confederate grandfather the colonel (Lionel Barrymore), in The Little Colonel, 1935.
Little Colonel, The (1935) - My Old Kentucky Home Widely remarked upon especially decades later, the first inter-racial dancing couple in a Hollywood film, and Shirley Temple’s first number with her great friend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, featuring the stair-dancing for which he nearly won a legal patent, The Little Colonel, 1935.
Bachelor Mother (1939) - I Want A New Duck! Department store heir David Merlin (David Niven) is under-cover, attempting to prove to employee Polly (Ginger Rogers) that it’s easy to return a defective product, disaster ensuing, Fred (Frank Albertson) making things worse, Garson Kanin directing, in Bachelor Mother, 1939.
Times Of Harvey Milk, The (1984) -- Too Weird For Me Beginning with the dramatic news footage of now-Senator Dianne Feinstein's announcement of the assassination of the subject and their colleague Mayor George Moscone, the opening of the acclaimed documentary by Robert Epstein, narrated by Harvey Fierstein, The Times Of Harvey Milk, 1984.
Panama Hattie (1942) - I'll Dip Her In The Canal! Title character Ann Sothern with pal Flo (Virginia O’Brien) plans to impress “Gerry” (Jackie Horner), the snooty young visiting daughter of her Canal Zone-based soldier fiancè Dick (Dan Dailey), who’s brought butler Jerkins (Alan Mowbray) from Philadelphia, in MGM’s Panama Hattie, 1942.
Times Of Harvey Milk, The (1984) -- A Regular Guy Narrator Harvey Fierstein begins the life history of the subject, and labor activist Jim Elliot speaks of his first encounter, early in the Academy Award-winning documentary by Robert Epstein, The Times Of Harvey Milk, 1984.
Muriel's Wedding (1994) - Looks Like I'm Next! Director P.J. Hogan's opening scene, Toni Collette the wallflower title character, scorned by bride Tanya (Sophie Lee) and tearful Cheryl (Rosalind Hammond), then observing treacherous Nicole (Pippa Grandison), in Muriel's Wedding, 1994.

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