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Charles Guggenheim (1924–2002)

Charles Guggenheim was born into a wealthy Cincinnati family (his father was a furniture manufacturer). While studying agriculture in college in 1943, Guggenheim was drafted into the army. Upon discharge from the service he decided against an agricultural career and moved to New York to pursue a career in broadcasting. He founded Charles ... See full bio »

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 2003 Berga: Soldiers of Another War (Documentary) (producer)
 1999 The Art of Norton Simon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1992-1994 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- D-Day Remembered (1994) ... (producer)
- The Johnstown Flood (1992) ... (producer)
 1994 A Time for Justice (Documentary short) (producer)
 1990 LBJ: A Remembrance (Documentary short) (producer)
 1989 The Johnstown Flood (Documentary short) (producer)
 1989 Journey to America (Documentary) (producer)
 1983 Yorktown (Documentary short) (producer)
 1983 High Schools (Documentary) (producer)
 1982 The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America (Documentary short) (producer)
 1979 John F. Kennedy: 1917-1963 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1979 HR 6161: An Act of Congress (Documentary) (producer)
 1979 A Place to Be (Documentary) (producer)
 1977 The Eye of Jefferson (Documentary short) (producer)
 1968 Robert Kennedy Remembered (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Monument to the Dream (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Fearless Fosdick (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Batula (1952) ... (producer)
- The Sleep Walker (1952) ... (producer)
- Evil-Eye Fleegle (1952) ... (producer)
- The Ice Man (1952) ... (producer)
- The Suit (1952) ... (producer)
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Charles E. Guggenheim

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There would be a paragraph about some veteran digging tunnels for the Germans in a slave labor camp, or something like that. Finally I decided to look it up and go further into it. See more »


At the time of his death, he held the record for most Academy Award nominations for documentaries (10 + 1 credited to his company, Charles Guggenheim and Associates), including 8 (a record) for documentary short subjects; and most Oscars for documentary short subjects (3 + 1 credited to his company, Charles Guggenheim and Associates). (His Oscar for Robert Kennedy Remembered (1968) in the live ... See more »

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