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Ed Friendly (1922–2007)

Ed Friendly was born in New York on 8 April 1922 and spent the summers of his youth in Idaho where he participated in rodeos. After Pearl Harbor he joined the United States Army as a private and emerged as an infantry captain. Friendly served in various parts of the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, Friendly joined the advertising... See full bio »

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 2005 Little House on the Prairie (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Adventures on the Kansas Prairie: Part 2 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Adventures on the Kansas Prairie: Part 1 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Ingalls' Journey: Part 2 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Ingalls' Journey: Part 1 (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Little House in the Big Woods: Part 2 (2005) ... (executive producer)
 1987 The Ladies (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1984 Little House: The Last Farewell (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 The Flame Is Love (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
  Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes, 1979) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... (producer)
 1978 The Young Pioneers (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Promise of Spring (1978) ... (producer)
- A Kite for Charlie (1978) ... (producer)
 1977 Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 The Shirley MacLaine Special: Where Do We Go from Here? (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 Young Pioneers' Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1976 Young Pioneers (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1974 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Little House on the Prairie (1974) ... (executive producer)
 1968-1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series) (producer - 116 episodes)
- Episode #5.24 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode #5.23 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode #5.22 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode #5.20 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode #5.19 (1972) ... (producer)
 1969 Turn-On (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1968 Soul (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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 2013 The Essex Warriors
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 1987 The Ladies (TV Movie) (story)
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 1968 The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)

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In 1969, he co-produced an unsold comedy pilot for NBC called "The Swingles". The show was set in an apartment building with the residents would meet in the stairway, backyard, basement, etc. and trade one-liners a la "Laugh-In".

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Edwin S. Friendly Jr.

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Children (with first wife): daughter Brooke and son Edwin S. Friendly III.

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