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Robert Drew (I) (1924–2014)

Robert Drew was born on February 15, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Robert Lincoln Drew. He was a producer and director, known for Primary (1960), The Chair (1963) and For Auction: An American Hero (1986). He was married to Anne Gilbert and First Wife. He died on July 30, 2014 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Primary
Primary Producer
(1960)
The Chair
The Chair Producer
(1963)
From Two Men and a War
(2005)

Filmography

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  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes, 2000) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1991 The Life and Death of a Dynasty (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1986 For Auction: An American Hero (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1971 The Sun Ship Game (producer)
 1969 Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (producer - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- Jazz, the Intimate Art (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (producer)
- Carnival of the Menuhins (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The Virtuoso Teacher (1967) ... (producer)
- On the Road with Duke Ellington (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1964 Faces of November (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1963 The Chair (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Cowboy and the Tiger (TV Movie) (assistant producer)
 1963 Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 Jane (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 The Living Camera: Mooney vs. Fowle (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1960-1961 ABC Close-Up! (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Land of the Black Ghost (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Land of the White Ghost (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Adventures on the New Frontier (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Yanki, No! (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1960 On the Pole (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1960 Primary (Documentary) (producer)
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Other Works:

In 1963, he produced the unsold pilot for a proposed documentary series called "Crises" were men and women doing dangerous work were featured each week.

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Personal Quote:

Richard Leacock and I ran into a guy who knew how to carve up a camera, and we had him carve one up for us. We had him chop it down and change the gears from metal to plastic, which would cut down on the sound it made when it was running. The front end was rebuilt to take a zoom lens, which these cameras couldn't do; The thinking was that if you change how movies are made, it might be possible to... See more »

Trivia:

Jill Drew, his daughter-in-law, who succeeded him as General Manager of Drew Associates, is active in producing new documentaries, and also distributing the company's library of films. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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