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Russell S. Doughten Jr. (1927–2013)

Born and raised in Iowa, Russell S. Doughten Jr. was interested in dramatics as a boy and yet never looked upon it as a profession. But while attending Drake University on an athletic scholarship, his interest in dramatics grew and, following a World War II Navy stint, he returned to Drake to study acting and directing. Doughten later attended the... See full bio »


(age 86) in Carlisle, Iowa, USA

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The Prodigal Planet
Happiness Is...
Happiness Is... Producer
Whitcomb's War
Whitcomb's War Producer
A Thief in the Night


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 1984 The Shepherd (executive producer)
 1983 The Prodigal Planet (executive producer)
 1982 Face in the Mirror (producer)
 1980 Image of the Beast (executive producer)
 1980 Whitcomb's War (producer)
 1980 Heaven's Heroes (executive producer)
 1979 The Paradise Trail (executive producer)
 1978 A Distant Thunder (executive producer)
 1978 Nite Song (producer)
 1977 All the King's Horses (producer)
 1977 Sammy (producer)
 1976 A Stranger in My Forest (executive producer)
 1975 Happiness Is... (producer)
 1974 Blood on the Mountain (executive producer)
 1972 A Thief in the Night (executive producer)
 1968 Fever Heat (producer)
 1967 The Hostage (producer)
 1958 The Blob (associate producer - as Russell Doughten)
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Other Works:

Also produced/directed a number of born again Christian feature length and short films, usually produced in Iowa.

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Alternate Names:

Russ Doughten Jr. | Russell Doughten | Russ Doughten | Russell S. Doughton | Russell Dougten

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Doughten taught English and drama and directed student productions at South Pasadena High School until he returned to Ohio in 1964.

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