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Joseph Cates (1924–1998)

Joseph Cates was born on August 10, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Katz. He was a producer and director, known for The $64,000 Question (1955), Robert Klein Time (1986) and Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980). He was married to Joan Brandt and Dr. Aylin Radomisli. He died on October 10, 1998 in New York City. See full bio »

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 2000 $pent (executive producer)
 1993 The Honeymooners First Christmas (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1992 The 46th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1989 Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 All Star Gala at Ford's Theatre (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 The Magic of David Copperfield IX: Escape from Alcatraz (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Homage to Steve (TV Movie documentary) (producer - segment "Comedians Segment")
 1986 The Magic of David Copperfield - China (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Robert Klein on Broadway (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 Robert Klein Time (TV Series) (producer)
 1985 The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familares (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1984 Special People (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 Comedy Zone (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 September 1984 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 31 August 1984 (1984) ... (producer)
 1983 The President's Command Performance (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 The Cradle Will Fall (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 The Berenstain Bears Play Ball (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1982 The Berenstain Bears' Comic Valentine (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1982 Magic with the Stars (TV Special) (producer)
 1981 The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 The Robert Klein Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1980 The Berenstain Bears Meet Bigpaw (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1980 All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 The Last Married Couple in America (executive producer)
 1980 Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1979 Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1979 The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 The Magic of David Copperfield II (TV Special) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Fame (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 The Magic of David Copperfield (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Johnny Cash Christmas Special (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1977 Circus, Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too (executive producer)
 1977 The Magic of ABC (TV Special) (producer)
 1975 Cos: The Bill Cosby Comedy Special (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Como Country: Perry and His Nashville Friends (TV Special) (producer)
 1973 Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Dames at Sea (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1970 Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968 Comedy Is King (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1966 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 November 1966 (1966) ... (producer - as Joe Cates)
 1966 Hippodrome (TV Series) (producer)
 1961 Yves Montand on Broadway (TV Movie) (producer)
 1961 The Seasons of Youth (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 The Gene Kelly Show (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 Accent on Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1956 The $64,000 Challenge (TV Series) (producer)
 1956 Tic Tac Dough (TV Series) (executive producer - as Joe Cates)
 1956 Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor (TV Movie) (producer)
 1955 The $64,000 Question (TV Series) (producer)
 1950 The Sammy Kaye Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1950)
 1950 Buck Rogers (TV Series) (producer)
 1949 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series) (associate producer)
 1947 Look Upon a Star (TV Series) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1971 he produced an unsold sitcom pilot for ABC called "Annie." It starred Anne Meara as a middle-aged woman who tries to find herself while living with her parents.

Alternate Names:

Joe Cates
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Older brother of director Gilbert Cates. See more »

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Leo

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