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William Cayton (1918–2003)

William Cayton was born on January 6, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as William D. Cayton. He was a producer and director, known for A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955), a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970) and Knockout (1977). He was married to Doris Rothback. He died on October 4, 2003 in Larchmont, New York. See full bio »

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a.k.a. Cassius Clay
Knockout Producer
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Hide Hide Show Show Producer (8 credits)
 1977 Knockout (Documentary) (producer)
 1970 a.k.a. Cassius Clay (Documentary) (producer)
 1970 Jack Johnson (Documentary) (producer)
 1968 Legendary Champions (Documentary) (producer)
 1961 The Underseas Explorers (TV Series) (producer)
 1958 The Space Explorers (TV Short) (producer)
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 1977 Knockout (Documentary)
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 1955 A Journey to the Beginning of Time (USA version - USA version)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2001-2002 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Mike Tyson (2002) ... Himself
- Don King (2001) ... Himself
 1999 ESPN Friday Night Fights (TV Series)
Himself - Audience Member
- Episode dated 5 November 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Audience Member (as Bill Cayton)
 1995 Dramatic Moments in Black Sports History (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Bill Cayton)
 1993 Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 ESPN Top Rank Boxing (TV Series)
Himself - Manager
- Episode dated 5 September 1989 (1989) ... Himself - Manager
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 2008 Tyson (Documentary)

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Co-manager of Mike Tyson with Jim Jacobs.



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