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

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fred, The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1960-63.
  • 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--.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Director, The Barbara Rush Show, CBS, 1965.
  • director, Mr. Belevedere, CBS, 1965.
  • 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.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • 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--.
  • Writings
  • Johnny Came Lately (autobiography), Simon & Schuster, 1988.

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