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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 Drew and First Wife. He died on July 30, 2014 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Producer (13 credits)
  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 - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (producer - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- Jazz, the Intimate Art (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (producer)
- The Virtuoso Teacher (1967) ... (producer)
- On the Road with Duke Ellington (1967) ... (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 Primary (Documentary) (producer)
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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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Nonfiction filmmakers were afflicted by two problems, one technical, the other spiritual. Technically, they did not have the equipment to do the sort of work I had in mind. Spiritually, they didn't care about the work because they'd been mistrained. They'd been mistrained because their equipment was so heavy and complicated that it made it impossible to shoot in situations where you could really ... See more »


Two of his films were chosen to be included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, as "as works of enduring importance to American culture," Primary (1960) and Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963). See more »

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