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Bernard F. Basley

Started his career as a page at WGN-TV and quickly rose to Associate Director/Stage Manager on WGN's staff. Ambitious to do the "Big Stuff" he moved to Hollywood in 1978 with Bill Butler as his mentor. Since those early days Bernard has worked dozens of film, television, and news productions. While associate producing on Kris Laman's "Music ... See full bio »
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 1992-1994 In Living Color (TV Series) (stage manager - 56 episodes)
- Sweet Tooth Jones (1994) ... (stage manager)
- Infomercial Awards (1994) ... (stage manager)
- Thugs (1994) ... (stage manager)
- Dirty Dozens Tournament of Champions (1994) ... (stage manager)
- Mrs. Ikefire (1994) ... (stage manager)
 1992 Comic Relief V (TV Special) (stage manager)
 1990 New Attitude (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1987 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) (stage manager - as Bernard Basley)
 1986 Safe at Home (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1986 Me & Mrs. C. (TV Series) (stage manager - 1987)
 1986 Melba (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1985 What's Happening Now! (TV Series) (stage manager - 1985)
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1981-1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (stage manager - 8 episodes)
- The Houseguest (1984) ... (stage manager)
- The Reporter (1983) ... (stage manager)
- The Bicycle Man: Part 1 (1983) ... (stage manager)
- The Executives (1982) ... (stage manager)
- Green Hair (1982) ... (stage manager)
 1984 Domestic Life (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1983 This Is Your Life (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Movie documentary) (stage manager)
 1982 Circus of the Stars #7 (TV Special documentary) (stage manager)
 1981 Circus of the Stars #6 (TV Special) (stage manager)
 1981 Checking In (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1980 Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1980 One in a Million (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1973 Rock Concert (TV Series) (stage manager)
 1971 Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (stage manager - 1992-1993)
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