David L. Wolper Biography (1928-)

Full name, David Lloyd Wolper; born January 11, 1928, in New York, NY; son ofIrving S. and Anna (maiden name, Fass) Wolper; married Margaret Dawn Richard, May 11, 1958 (divorced); married Gloria Diane Hill (a writer), July 11, 1974; children: (first marriage) Mark (a producer), Michael, Leslie.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, studio executive
Birth Details
January 11, 1928
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Work
  • Producer
  • Follow the Girls, New Century Theatre, New York City, 1944
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, United Artists, 1969
  • I Love My Wife, Universal, 1970
  • One Is a Lonely Number (also known as Two Is a Happy Number), 1972
  • This Is Elvis, 1981
  • Murder in the First (also known as Muertre a Alcatraz), Warner Bros., 1995
  • L.A. Confidential, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Producer
  • The Race for Space (documentary), 1958
  • The Yanks Are Coming, 1963
  • Four Days in November, 1964
  • Let My People Go, 1965
  • The Devil's Brigade, United Artists, 1968
  • The Bridge at Remagen, United Artists, 1969
  • Say Goodbye, 1970
  • (With Walon Green) The Hellstrom Chronicle (short subject), CinemaV, 1971
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Paramount, 1971
  • King, Queen, Knave (also known as Herzbube and Koenig, Dame, Bube), 1972
  • Journey to the Outer Limits, 1973
  • Visions of Eight, Cinema V, 1973
  • Wattstax, Columbia, 1973
  • Birds Do It, Bees Do It, 1974
  • The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, 1981
  • (With Andrew Solt) Imagine: John Lennon, 1988
  • Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Series
  • Get Christie Love!, ABC, 1974-1975
  • Chico and the Man, NBC, 1974-1978
  • Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1975-1979
  • Casablanca, NBC, 1983
  • The Best of the Worst, Fox, 1991-1992
  • Producer; Series
  • (With Jack Haley, Jr.) Biography, syndicated, 1962
  • The Story of ... , syndicated, 1962
  • Hollywood and the Stars, NBC, 1963-1964
  • Men in Crisis, syndicated, 1965
  • The March of Time, 1965-1966
  • The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, 1966-1968
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1967-1968
  • Appointment with Destiny, 1971-1973
  • Golf: Heroes of the Game--Legends of the Game--Women of the Game,1994
  • Executive Producer; Miniseries
  • Roots, ABC, 1977
  • Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979
  • (With Edward Lewis) The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983
  • The Mystic Warrior, 1984
  • North and South, ABC, 1985
  • North and South, Book II (also known as North and South II), ABC, 1986
  • Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, ABC, 1987
  • Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen), CBS, 1993
  • John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III, ABC, 1994
  • A Will of Their Own, NBC, 1998
  • To Serve and Protect (also known as Family Shield), NBC, 1999
  • The Mists of Avalon, TNT, 2001
  • Producer; Miniseries
  • Sandburg's Lincoln, NBC, 1974
  • (Executive producer) The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, ABC, 1996
  • Celebrate the Century, Cable News Network, 1999
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • "The Scarlett O'Hara War," Moviola, NBC, 1980
  • The Betty Ford Story, ABC, 1987
  • Roots: The Gift (also known as Roots Christmas and Roots: Kunta Kinte's Gift), ABC, 1988
  • What Price Victory (also known as Hail Alma Mater and The Price of Victory), ABC, 1988
  • (With Bernard Sofronski) Murder in Mississippi (also known as Mississippi Summer), NBC, 1990
  • (With Sofronski) The Plot to Kill Hitler, CBS, 1990
  • When You Remember Me (also known as The Amazing Legacy of Michael Patrick Smith), ABC, 1990
  • Dillinger (also known as The Last Days of John Dillinger),ABC, 1991
  • Bed of Lies (also known as Deadly Blessing), ABC, 1992
  • Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (also known as Marina'sStory), NBC, 1993
  • The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? (also known as The Comfort Tragedy), NBC, 1993
  • Terror in the Mall (also known as The Mall--Flutkatastrophe imShopping-Center), Fox, 1998
  • Producer; Movies
  • The 500 Pound Jerk, 1973
  • Men of the Dragon, 1974
  • The Morning After, 1974
  • Unwed Father, 1974
  • I Will Fight No More Forever, 1975
  • Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy" (also known as Murder Is Easy), 1982
  • His Mistress, 1984
  • Without Warning, HBO and USA Network, 1994
  • Executive Producer; Specials
  • The Unfinished Journey of Robert Kennedy, ABC, 1969
  • Make Mine Red, White, and Blue, 1973
  • Victory at Entebbe, ABC, 1976
  • Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter, ABC, 1982
  • Small World, 1982
  • Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
  • Celebrations, CBS, 1992
  • Here's Looking At You, Warner Brothers, TNT, 1993
  • On Trial, NBC, 1994
  • Producer; Specials
  • (With Jack Haley, Jr.) Hollywood: The Golden Years, NBC, 1960
  • (With Mel Stuart) The Making of the President, 1960, ABC, 1963
  • (With Stuart) The Making of the President, 1964, CBS, c. 1965
  • The Making of the President, 1968, c. 1969
  • They've Killed President Lincoln, 1971
  • Golf: The Greatest Game, 1994
  • Producer of National Geographic specials, 1965-75; George Plimptonspecials, 1970-72; American Heritage Smithsonian specials, 1973-74; Primal Man specials, 1973-75; and Judgment specials, 1974.Producer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic games, Los Angeles, 1984. Producer (with Alex Grasshoff) of The Really Big Family;also producer of The American Woman in the 20th Century, Berlin: Kaiser to Khrushchev, Biography of a Rookie, China: Roots of Madness, Collision Course, D-Day: Escape to Freedom, December 7: Day of Infamy, The First Woman President, Hollywood: The Fabulous Era, Hollywood: The Great Stars, Kreboizen and Cancer, The Legend of Marilyn Monroe, Project: Man in Space, TheRafer Johnson Story, and The Rise and Fall of American Communism.
  • Other
  • (Affiliated with program) Great People of the 20th Century, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1989

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