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Joe Cates Biography (1924-)
Born August 10, 1924, in New York, NY; son of Nathan and Nina Katz; children:Phillip, Valerie Natasha, Phoebe Belle, Alexandra Jacqueline. Addresses: Office--Cates Films Inc., 136 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022.
- Birth Details
- August 10, 1924
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; TELEVISION PRODUCER,EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED
- NBC Spectaculars, NBC, 1955-60.
- Director with Gower Champion, "Accent on Love," Pontiac Star Parade (episodic), NBC, c. 1958.
- Executive producer, International Showtime (series), NBC, 1961-64.
- Anne Bancroft: The Woman in the Life of Man, NBC, 1970.
- S'Wonderful, S'Marvelous, S'Gershwin, NBC, 1972.
- (As Joseph Cates) The Cradle Will Fall (movie), CBS, 1983.
- (As Joseph Cates) Special People (movie), CBS, 1984.
- (As Joseph Cates) Executive producer, The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (movie), NBC, 1986.
- Executive producer, Tony Awards (special), 1990-92.
- (And director) Celebration of Country (special), ABC, 1991.
- (And director) All-Star Fiesta at Ford's (special), ABC, 1992.
- Also producer and director of live television program Look upon a Star, 1947. Producer of The Canterville Ghost, NBC; Dames at Sea, NBC; CMA Awards, CBS; Country Comes Home, NBC; Country Music Hit Parade, CBS; Married Is Better, NBC; George M!, NBC; Jackie Gleason Cavalcade of Stars; Ethel Merman Show;and numerous game shows including $64,000 Question, $64,000 Challenge, Stop the Music, and Haggis Baggis. Producer and director of High Button Shoes, NBC;The Bachelor, NBC; Accent on Love, NBC; Gene Kelly Show, NBC; Victor Borge Show, ABC; and Yves Montand Show, ABC. Producer and director of spectaculars and special programs, 1955-88, including specials featuring Johnny Cash, DavidCopperfield, and Steve Martin. Producer of the television movie The Quick and the Dead.
Credits; STAGE PRODUCER
- Spoon River Anthology, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- What Makes Sammy Run?, Fifty-fourth Street Theatre, 1964.
- A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Her First Roman, Lunt-Fontaine Theatre, 1968.
- Elmer Gantry, George Abbott Theatre, 1970.
Credits; FILM DIRECTOR
- Girl of the Night, Warner Brothers, 1960.
- Who Killed Teddy Bear?, Magna, 1965.
- Also director of The Fat Spy.
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