Fred Coe


Director

About

Birth Place
Alligator, Mississippi, USA
Born
December 23, 1914
Died
April 29, 1979

Biography

From stock theater in the 1930s, to TV in the late 40s, where he produced and directed numerous, intelligent episodes of "Goodyear Playhouse," "Playhouse 90," and others....

Bibliography

"The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television"
Jon Krampner, Rutgers University Press (1997)

Notes

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1986

Biography

From stock theater in the 1930s, to TV in the late 40s, where he produced and directed numerous, intelligent episodes of "Goodyear Playhouse," "Playhouse 90," and others.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Miracle Worker, The (1962) - Old Stonewall Indeed! Early in her stay with the Alabama Kellers, Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) is more concerned with the behavior of her student Helen (Patty Duke) than with the opinions of the Captain, brother James and mother Kate (Victor Jory, Andrew Prine, Inga Swenson), in The Miracle Worker, 1962.
Left Handed Gun, The (1958) - He Is Death's Child From Leslie Stevens' script based on Gore Vidal's teleplay, the lyric in the theme by William Goyen, Paul Newman's Billy the Kid stumbles and mumbles and meets first Tom (James Best), then rancher Tunstall (Colin Keith-Johnston), in Arthur Penn's radical western The Left Handed Gun, 1958.
Left Handed Gun, The (1958) - Can't Get Away From The Bible Just picked up on the range by English-born rancher Tunstall (Colin Keith-Johnston), Paul Newman as Billy the Kid is by turns deceptive, intellectually curious, and protective, in Arthur Penn’s revisionist Western based on Gore Vidal’s teleplay, The Left Handed Gun, 1958.
Left Handed Gun, The (1958) - You Can't Shoot A Sheriff Paul Newman as Billy the Kid seems overly thrilled by the calliope, after the burial of his new boss, bouncing off Southerner Moultrie (Hurd Hatfield) and lawman Garrett (John Dehner), then frightening pals Tom and Charlie (James Best, James Congdon), in Arthur Penn’s, The Left Handed Gun, 1958.
Miracle Worker, The (1962) - She'll Live Inga Swenson and Victor Jory in the intense opening scene from director Arthur Penn's The Miracle Worker, 1962, from William Gibson's play, starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.
Thousand Clowns, A (1965) - People Going To Work Director Fred Coe emphatic with location shots, introducing Jason Robards, straight from his Broadway performance as free-spirited New York writer Murray, and Barry Gordon as his prodigy nephew, in A Thousand Clowns, 1965, from Herb Gardner's hit play.
Thousand Clowns, A (1965) - Shock Treatment Lazy TV writer and full-time New Yorker Murray (Jason Robards) tries to manage unhinged social worker Sandra (Barbara Harris), who's dumped and kicked-out her co-worker and boyfriend, during a check-up on Robards' live-in nephew, in A Thousand Clowns, 1965, from Herb Gardner's play.
Thousand Clowns, A (1965) - Your Own Personal Blacklist Giddy Manhattan montage by director Fred Coe, as Sandra (Barbara Harris) tidies the apartment and slack writer Murray (Jason Robards), motivated by a custody hearing, looks for work, then visits brother and agent Arnold (Martin Balsam), who had given him a lead, in A Thousand Clowns, 1965.

Trailer

Bibliography

"The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television"
Jon Krampner, Rutgers University Press (1997)

Notes

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1986