Dwight Hemion Biography (1926-)

Full name, Dwight Arlington Hemion, Jr.; born March 14, 1926, in New Haven, CT; son of Dwight Arlington and Bernice Ruby (Berquist) Hemion; married Katherine Bridget Morrissy, September 1, 1973; children: Katherine, Dwight Gustav.Addresses: OFFICE--Smith-Hemion Productions, 1438 N. Gower, Box 15, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 14, 1926
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
  • Director, Rootie Kazootie, NBC, 1950-52, then ABC, 1952-54.
  • director, The Tonight Show, NBC, 1954-56.
  • director, The Steve Allen Show, NBC, 1956-60.
  • director, The Perry Como Show, NBC, 1960-63.
  • director, The New Steve Allen Show, ABC, 1961.
  • producer (with Gary Smith) and director, The New Christy Minstrels Show,NBC, 1964.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Roger Miller Show, NBC, 1966- 67.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Kraft Music Hall, NBC, 1967- 71.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Kopykats, ABC, 1972.
  • executive producer (with Smith), The Mac Davis Show, NBC, 1976.
  • executive producer (with Smith), Three Girls Three, NBC, 1977.
  • executive producer (with Smith and Nick Vanoff) and director, On Stage America, syndicated, 1984.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Director, The Timex All-Star Jazz Show, NBC, 1957.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Director, Honey West, ABC.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Director, The Perry Como Special, NBC, 1963.
  • director, Texaco Star Parade II, CBS, 1964.
  • director, The Perry Como Special, NBC, 1964.
  • director, The Perry Como Christmas Show, NBC, 1964.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Frank Sinatra Show, NBC, 1965.
  • director, The Perry Como Show, NBC, 1965.
  • director, The Perry Como Thanksgiving Show, NBC, 1965.
  • director, My Name Is Barbra, CBS, 1965.
  • director, The Perry Como Christmas Show, NBC, 1965.
  • producer and director, Frank Sinatra--A Man and His Music, CBS, 1966.
  • director, The Perry Como Springtime Special, NBC, 1966.
  • director, Perry Como's Summer Show, NBC, 1966.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Tony Bennett Show, ABC, 1966.
  • director, The Perry Como Thanksgiving Special, NBC, 1966.
  • director, The Perry Como Christmas Show, NBC, 1966.
  • director, The Perry Como Winter Show, NBC, 1967.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, CBS, 1967.
  • director, The Perry Como Valentine Special, NBC, 1967.
  • director, The Perry Como Springtime Show, NBC, 1967.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Tin Pan Alley Today, NBC, 1967.
  • director, The Perry Como Special, NBC, 1967.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Zero Hour, ABC, 1967.
  • Director, Petula, ABC, 1970.
  • executive producer (with Smith), The Klowns, ABC, 1970.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Burt Bacharach Special, CBS, 1971.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Burt Bacharach!, ABC, 1972.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Burt Bacharach: Close to You, ABC, 1972.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Magical Music of Burt Bacharach,syndicated, 1972.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Burt Bacharach--Opus No. 3, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith and Joe Layton) and director, Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments, CBS, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, James Paul McCartney, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Julie on Sesame Street, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Marlo Thomas in Acts of Love--and Other Comedies, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Royal Variety Performance, ABC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Very First Glen Campbell Special,NBC, 1973.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Burt Bacharach Special, CBS, 1974.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Glen Campbell Special: The Musical West, NBC, 1974.
  • director, The Sandy Duncan Show, CBS, 1974.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Herb Alpert and the TijuanaBrass, ABC, 1974. Producer (with Smith) and director, Steve and Eydie: Our Love Is Here to Stay, CBS, 1975.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Ann-Margret Smith, NBC, 1975.
  • director, Funny Girl to Funny Lady, ABC, 1975.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Ann-Margret Olsson, NBC, 1975.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Merry Christmas from the Crosbys, NBC, 1975.
  • Credits; producer (with Smith) and director, America Salutes Richard Rodgers
  • The Sound of His Music, CBS, 1976.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Dick Cavett's Backlot USA,CBS, 1976.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Dorothy Hamill Special, ABC, 1976.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Glen Campbell ... Down Home--Down Under, CBS, 1976.
  • director, Jubilee, NBC, 1976.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Mac Davis Christmas Special... When I Grow Up, NBC, 1976.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Peter Pan, NBC, 1976.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, America Salutes the Queen, NBC, 1977.
  • Credits; producer (with Smith) and director, Steve Lawrence and EydieGorme
  • From This Moment On ... Cole Porter, ABC, 1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Neil Diamond Special, NBC, 1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Mac Davis ... Sounds Like Home, NBC,1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Bette Midler--Ol' Red Hair Is Back, NBC, 1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Ann-Margret ... Rhinestone Cowgirl, NBC, 1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas,NBC, 1977.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Ben Vereen--His Roots, ABC, 1978.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Kraft 75th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1978.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Lucy Comes to Nashville, CBS, 1978.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin, NBC, 1978.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Elvis in Concert, CBS, 1978.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Mac Davis' Christmas Odyssey: Two Thousand and Ten, NBC, 1978.
  • executive producer (with Smith and Tom McDermott) and director, Las VegasPalace of Stars, CBS, 1979.
  • producer (with Smith), Shirley MacLaine at the Lido, CBS, 1979.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The Cheryl Ladd Special, ABC, 1979.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry, ABC, 1979.
  • Producer (with Smith) and director, Baryshnikov on Broadway, ABC, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, CBS, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The Eddie Rabbitt Special,NBC, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Linda in Wonderland, CBS, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Shirley MacLaine ...
  • Every Little Movement, CBS, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls, ABC, 1980.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Uptown, NBC, 1980.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Larry Gatlin and the GatlinBrothers, ABC, 1981.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, CBS, 1981.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, A Special Anne Murray Christmas, CBS,1981.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Pavarotti and Friends, ABC, 1982.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary, CBS, 1982.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Goldie and Kids: Listen to Us, ABC, 1982.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1982.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Anne Murray's Caribbean Cruise, CBS,1983.
  • executive producer (with Smith), Dorothy Hamill in Romeo and Juliet on Ice, CBS, 1983.
  • executive producer (with Smith and Jack Cellcio), An Evening at the Moulin Rouge, HBO, 1983.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Sheena Easton, Act 1, NBC, 1983.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Anne Murray's Winter Carnival ...
  • From Quebec, CBS, 1984.
  • producer (with Smith), Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1984.
  • Producer (with Smith) and director, Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming,NBC, 1985.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Rich Little and a Night of 42 Stars,HBO, 1985.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, ABC, 1985.
  • director, Anne Murray: The Sounds of London, CBS, 1985.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1985.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, Here's Television Entertainment, syndicated, 1985.
  • director, Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa, NBC, 1985.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Television Academy Hall of Fame,NBC, 1985 and 1986.
  • director, Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Neil Diamond ... Hello Again, CBS, 1986.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Barbra Streisand: One Voice, HBO, 1986.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1986.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Amy Grant ... Headin' Home for the Holidays, NBC, 1986.
  • executive producer (with Smith), producer, and director, We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1987.
  • director, The American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, ABC, 1987.
  • director, Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas, ABC, 1987.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, The Television Academy Hall of Fame,Fox, 1987.
  • director, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1988.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, America's Tribute to Bob Hope, NBC, 1988.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1988.
  • director, "Jackie Mason on Broadway," On Location, HBO, 1988.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits, HBO, 1988.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The People's Choice Awards,CBS, 1988 and 1989.
  • director, Ooh-La-La--It's Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular from Paris's Bicentennial, NBC, 1989.
  • director, The 11th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1989.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, From the Heart ... The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989.
  • producer (with Smith) and director, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1989.
  • executive producer (with Smith) and director, The Television Academy Hallof Fame, Fox, 1989 and 1990.
  • Also director, The Sound of Burt Bacharach, 1969; director, Singer Presents Burt Bacharach, 1970.

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