Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Frederick De Cordova Biography (1910-2001)
Full name, Frederick Timmins De Cordova; born October 27, 1910, in New York,NY; son of George (in the theatre business) and Margaret (Timmins) De Cordova; married Janet Thomas (an actress and model), November 27, 1963. Addresses: HOME--1875 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. OFFICE--c/o The Tonight Show, National Broadcasting Company, 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505.
- Birth Details
- October 27, 1910
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- September 15, 2001
- Woodland Hills, California
- PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS GENERAL STAGE MANAGER, DIRECTOR,ORPRODUCER WITH SHUBERT ENTERPRISES At Home Abroad, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City,1935 The Show Is On and Ziegfeld Follies, both Winter Garden Theatre, 1936.
- Between the Devil, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1937.
- Hellzapoppin, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Straw Hat Revue, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Keep Off the Grass, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- High Kickers, Broadhurst Theatre, 1941.
- Ziegfeld Follies, Winter Garden Theatre, 1943.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Bert Thomas, King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
- PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Dialogue director,Janie, Warner Brothers, 1944 dialogue director, Between Two Worlds, Warner Brothers, 1944.
- dialogue director, San Antonio, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Too Young to Know, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Her Kind of Man, Warner Brothers, 1946.
- Always Together, Warner Brothers, 1947.
- Love and Learn, Warner Brothers, 1947.
- That Way with Women, Warner Brothers, 1947.
- The Countess of Monte Carlo, Universal, 1948.
- For the Love of Mary, Universal, 1948.
- Wallflower, Warner Brothers, 1948.
- The Gal Who Took the West, Universal, 1949.
- Illegal Entry, Universal, 1949.
- Buccaneer's Girl, Universal, 1950.
- The Desert Hawk, Universal, 1950.
- Peggy, Universal, 1950.
- Finders Keepers, Universal, 1951.
- Katie Did It, Universal, 1951.
- Little Egypt (also known as Chicago Masquerade), Universal, 1951.
- Bedtime for Bonzo, Universal, 1951.
- Bonzo Goes to College, Universal, 1952.
- Here Come the Nelsons (also known as Meet the Nelsons), Universal, 1952.
- Yankee Buccaneer, Universal, 1952.
- Column South, Universal, 1953.
- I'll Take Sweden, United Artists, 1965.
- Frankie and Johnny, United Artists, 1966.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Fred, The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1960-63.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Producer (with Parke Levy), December Bride, CBS, 1954-55.
- producer, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, CBS, 1955-56.
- producer (with Howard Duff, William Webb, and Warner Toub, Jr.) and director, Mr. Adams and Eve, CBS, 1957-58.
- producer (with Al Lewis) and director, The George Gobel Show, NBC, 1957-59.
- producer and director, The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1960-63.
- producer, The Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1965-66.
- director, To Rome with Love, CBS, 1969-71.
- executive producer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970--.
- Director, The Barbara Rush Show, CBS, 1965.
- director, Mr. Belevedere, CBS, 1965.
Credits; EPISODIC; ALL AS DIRECTOR
- The Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1965-66.
- Also The Donna Reed Show, ABC; The Doris Day Show, CBS; December Bride, CBS; The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, CBS; Bewitched, ABC; The Farmer'sDaughter, ABC; The Bob Cummings Show, CBS; My Three Sons, CBS.
- Director, The Bing Crosby Special, CBS, 1954.
- director (with Noel Coward), Blithe Spirit, CBS, 1956.
- director, Have Girls--Will Travel, NBC, 1964.
- director, Her School for Bachelors, NBC, 1964.
- producer and director, The Jack Benny Special, NBC, 1968.
- producer and director, Jack Benny's Birthday Special, NBC, 1969.
- executive producer (with Irving Fein), A Love Letter to Jack Benny, NBC,1981.
- Also executive producer of annual specials celebrating the anniversary ofThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1981--.
- Johnny Came Lately (autobiography), Simon & Schuster, 1988.