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Frederick De Cordova (1910–2001)

Educated at Northwestern University, Frederick De Cordova began his show business career on the stage, and came to Hollywood in the mid-'40s as a dialogue director. He graduated to director in 1945. He spent much of his career at Universal Pictures, where he turned out medium-budget westerns, comedies and musicals. In the mid-'50s he turned his ... See full bio »

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 1993 Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade (TV Special) (executive producer)
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (producer - 1,411 episodes, 1970 - 1989) (executive producer - 445 episodes, 1975 - 1992)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred de Cordova)
- Episode dated 20 May 1992 (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
- Episode dated 19 May 1992 (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
- Episode dated 15 May 1992 (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
- Episode dated 12 May 1992 (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
 1984 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 A Love Letter to Jack Benny (TV Movie documentary) (producer - as Fred DeCordova)
 1980 Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 Jack Benny's Birthday Special (TV Special) (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
 1965-1966 My Brother the Angel (TV Series) (producer - 32 episodes)
- Wash You Were Here (1966) ... (producer)
- A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing (1966) ... (producer)
- I'm in Love with a Mortal (1966) ... (producer)
 1955-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (producer - 58 episodes)
- Harlow Gets a Date (1964) ... (producer)
- Jack Renews Driver's License (1964) ... (producer)
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... (producer)
- Don Breaks Leg (1964) ... (producer)
- Amateur Show (1963) ... (producer)
  December Bride (TV Series) (producer - 10 episodes, 1954 - 1959) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Martian Show (1959) ... (producer)
- Nurse Is Fired (1959) ... (producer - as Frederick de Cordova)
- The Alaska Show (1958) ... (producer)
- Big Game Hunter (1955) ... (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
- Skid Row (1955) ... (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
 1953-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (producer - 122 episodes)
- Ronnie Makes a Record (1958) ... (producer)
- The Switchboard Operator (1956) ... (producer)
- Mrs. Sohmers Needs a Psychologist (1956) ... (producer)
- The Triple Surprise Party (1956) ... (producer)
- Questions and Answers (1956) ... (producer)
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- The Mothers (1957) ... (producer)
- Typical (1957) ... (producer)
- The Young Actress (1957) ... (producer)
 1954 The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (producer)
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1943. Musical revue. Music by Ray Henderson. Additional music by Dan White. Sketches by Lester Lee, Jerry Seelen, Bud Pearson, Les White, Joseph Erens, Charles Sherman, Harry Young, Lester Lawrence, Baldwin Bergersen, Ray Golden, Sid Kuller, William K. Wells and Harold Rome. Additional lyrics by Buddy ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred De Cordova | Fred DeCordova | Frederick de Cordova | Fred de Cordova | Fred deCordova
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Stayed with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in an advisory capacity until his death. See more »

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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