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Lew Grade (1906–1998)

Sir Lew (later Lord) Grade, the English entertainment impresario who critics loved to disparage as Sir Low Grade," was born Louis Winogradsky on December 25, 1906 in Tokmak, Ukraine, in the former Russian Empire. His parents Olga and Isaac, who were Jewish, emigrated to England in 1912 to escape the pogroms of their native land. The settled in ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 91) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Producer
(1979)
Jesus of Nazareth
(1977)
Mask
Mask Producer
(1985)
The Saint
The Saint Producer
(1962)

Filmography

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 1998 Something to Believe In (producer)
 1991 Duel of Hearts (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Grade)
 1989 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Lew Grade)
 1987 The Stepfather (executive producer - uncredited)
 1985 Mask (executive producer)
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (producer - as Lord Grade)
 1981 Green Ice (executive producer)
 1980 9 to 5 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1980 Raise the Titanic (producer - uncredited)
 1980 From the Life of the Marionettes (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Lew Grade)
 1980 Saturn 3 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (executive producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1979 Firepower (presentation producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1978 Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici (executive producer - English-language version, as Lord Grade)
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (producer)
 1978 The Big Sleep (executive producer)
 1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing (producer - uncredited)
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther (executive producer - uncredited)
 1973 Ski-Boy (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1973 James Paul McCartney (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972 Madame Sin (producer)
 1971-1972 Shirley's World (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Always Leave Them Laughing (1972) ... (executive producer)
- Knightmare (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Figuratively Speaking (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Rally (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Evidence in Camera (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1962 The Saint (TV Series) (producer)
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Lord Lew Grade | Lord Grade | Lou Grade | Sir Lew Grade
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Space: 1999] Variety says it will run till 1999. I'll settle for 1989. In the second year we'll make a lot of money. [The series aired between 1975 and 1978, and the second season was its last.] See more »

Trivia:

Jim Henson modeled the Muppet Dr. Bunsen Honeydew after Lord Grade as a show of gratitude for financing "The Muppet Show." Lord Grade was delighted. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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