Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Brigitte Nielsen to Bill Owen
Jess Oppenheimer Biography (1913-1988)
Born November 11, 1913, in San Francisco, CA; died of heart failure, December27, 1988, in Los Angeles, CA; children: one daughter, one son.
- Birth Details
- November 11, 1913
- San Francisco, California, United States
- Death Details
- December 27, 1988
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Creator (with Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr.) and producer, I Love Lucy, CBS, 1951-56.
- executive producer, Angel, CBS, 1960-61.
- producer (with Pier Oppenheimer), Here's Hollywood, NBC, 1960-62.
- creator and executive producer, Glynis, CBS, 1963.
- producer, Get Smart, NBC, 1967-68.
- creator and producer, The Debbie Reynolds Show, NBC, 1969-70.
- Producer, The Third Commandment, NBC, 1959.
- producer, The Big Brain, CBS, 1963.
- executive producer, Hide and Seek, CBS, 1963.
- Producer, The U.S. Steel Hour.
- producer and director, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC.
- Producer, The General Motors 50th Anniversary Show, NBC, 1957.
- producer, The Rosalind Russell Show (broadcast as an episode of Ford Startime), NBC, 1959.
- executive producer, The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967.
- producer and director, For Love or $$$, NBC, 1968.
- Also producer, The Danny Kaye Special; producer, The Emmy Awards Show.
Credits; RADIO WORK; SERIES
- Producer and director, The Baby Snooks Show, CBS, 1943-48.
- producer and director, My Favorite Husband, CBS, 1948-51.
- (With Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr.) I Love Lucy, CBS, 1951-56.
- Hide and Seek, CBS, 1963.
- (with Samuel W. Taylor) The Big Brain, CBS, 1963.
- (Uncredited) "Oh Say Can You See," All in the Family, CBS, 1973.
- (With Abby Mann, Mike Marmer, and Orson Welles) NBC: The First 50 Years,NBC, 1976.
- NBC: The First 50 Years--A Closer Look, NBC, 1977.
- The Packard Hour, 1937-39.
- Screen Guild Theatre, CBS, 1939-40.
- The Sealtest Hour Starring Rudy Vallee and John Barrymore, NBC, 1939- 41.
- (with Everett Freeman, Bill Danch, and Jerry Seelen) The Baby Snooks Show, CBS, 1943-48.
- (with Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr.) My Favorite Husband, CBS, 1948-51 Also The Jack Benny Show, CBS; The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show (also known as The Chase and Sanborn Show), NBC.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, January 4-10, 1989.
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