Norman Jewison Biography (1926-)

Full name, Norman Frederick Jewison; born July 21, 1926, in Toronto, Ontario,Canada; son of Percy Joseph (a manager of a general store and post office) and Dorothy Irene (maiden name, Weaver) Jewison; married Margaret Ann "Dixie"Dixon (a model), July 11, 1953; children: Kevin Jefferie, Michael Philip, Jennifer Ann. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer
Birth Details
July 21, 1926
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Forty Pounds of Trouble, Universal, 1962
  • Director, The Thrill of It All, Universal, 1963
  • Director, Send Me No Flowers, Universal, 1964
  • Director, The Art of Love, Universal, 1965
  • Producer and director, The Cincinnati Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Producer and director, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, United Artists, 1966
  • Director, In the Heat of the Night, United Artists, 1967
  • Producer and director, The Thomas Crown Affair (also known as The Crown Caper and Thomas Crown and Company), United Artists, 1968
  • Producer and director, Gaily, Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), United Artists, 1969
  • Producer, The Landlord, United Artists, 1970
  • Producer and director, Fiddler on the Roof, United Artists, 1971
  • Producer (with Patrick Palmer), Billy Two Hats (also known as The Lady and the Outlaw), United Artists, 1973
  • Producer (with Robert Stigwood) and director, Jesus Christ Superstar, Universal, 1973
  • Producer and director, Rollerball, United Artists, 1975
  • Executive producer and director, F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978
  • Producer (with Palmer) and director, ... And Justice for All, Columbia, 1979
  • Executive producer, The Dogs of War, United Artists, 1981
  • Producer (with Palmer) and director, Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Producer, Iceman, Universal, 1984
  • Producer (with Palmer and Ronald L. Schwary) and director, A Soldier's Story, Columbia, 1984
  • Producer (with Palmer) and director, Agnes of God, Columbia, 1985
  • Producer (with Palmer) and director, Moonstruck, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Producer and director, In Country, 1989
  • Producer, The January Man, 1989
  • Producer and director, Other People's Money, 1991
  • Producer and director, Only You (also known as Just Him andJust in Time), 1994
  • Executive producer, Dance Me Outside, 1994
  • Producer and director, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Producer and director, The Hurricane, Universal, 1999
  • Producer, Rollerball, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Joe Podge, Canadian Pacific, 1949
  • Norman Jewison, Filmmaker, 1971
  • Fraulein Berlin, 1982
  • Harold Knows Best, 1995
  • The television director, The Stupids, 1996
  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Pitch, 1997
  • The Man on Lincoln's Nose (documentary), 2000
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Let's See, 1952
  • Producer, On Stage, 1954
  • Director and producer, The Judy Garland Show, CBS, 1963-64
  • Executive producer, Picture Windows, Showtime, 1995
  • Executive producer, The Rez, 1996
  • Also director of The Andy Williams Show.
  • Specials
  • Director, Tonight with Harry Belafonte, CBS, 1959
  • Executive producer and director, Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20thCentury: Funny Is Money, 1999
  • Producer of Academy Awards presentation, 1981; also directed General Electric's Fiftieth Anniversary and The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe, as well as specials for Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Jackie Gleason.
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Your Hit Parade, 1958
  • "Soir Bleu," Picture Windows, Showtime, 1995
  • Other Television Work
  • Executive producer, Geronimo (movie), TNT, 1993
  • Director, Dinner with Friends, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge, 1986
  • Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Sidney Poitier: The Defiant One, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Steve McQueen: The King of Cool, AMC, 1998
  • Margot Kidder: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Karl Malden: Workingman's Actor, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Front Page Challenge, 1968
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995
  • The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Melvyn Bragg) Jesus Christ Superstar, Universal, 1973

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers, February 21, 2000, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.
    Periodicals:
    • Maclean's, p. 64.
    • New York Times, December 26, 1999, p. C1.
    • Variety, March 1, 1999, p. 50.

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