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Greg Garrison (I) (1924–2005)

Greg Garrison was the very definition of a successful television director in the 1950s-60s. Breaking into live TV in the late 1940s directing Milton Berle on his wildly popular The Buick Circus Hour (1952) (AKA "Texaco Star Theater"), Garrison quickly learned the mechanics of fast-paced production, lessons learned in the frenetic world of live TV ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dean Martin Show
Startime Director


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 1998 The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Dom DeLuise and Friends (TV Series)
 1979 Best of the Dean Martin Show (TV Movie)
 1976 NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Dean's Place (TV Movie)
 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1968)
 1967 The Barrump-Bump Show (TV Special)
 1966 The Dean Martin Summer Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1966)
 1965 Funnyland (TV Special)
 1963 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963)
 1963 Sid Caesar - Edie Adams Together (TV Special)
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1962 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1962)
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rush Week (1961)
 1961 The Connie Francis Show (TV Movie)
 1960 The Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Astaire Time (TV Movie)
 1960 Summer in New York (TV Movie)
 1960 The George Burns Show (TV Special)
 1960 Jack Paar Presents (TV Movie)
 1959-1960 Startime (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 The Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie)
 1957 Club Oasis (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953-1955 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Episode #8.4 (1955) ... (sketch: "September Song")
- Episode #6.21 (1954)
- Episode #6.18 (1954)
- Episode #6.16 (1954)
- Episode #6.11 (1954)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
 1952 The Kate Smith Evening Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.38 (1952)
 1950 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1949 Majority Rules (TV Series)
 1949 Bon Voyage (TV Series)
 1949 Ladies Be Seated (TV Series)
Show Show Producer (53 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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He directed nearly 4,000 shows in his career, but was probably best known for his work on The Dean Martin Show (1965) and Martin's popular "Celebrity Roasts". He also directed Your Show of Shows (1950), the comedy-variety program that starred Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris. See more »

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