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Richard Douglas Heffner (1925–2013)

Richard Douglas Heffner was born on August 5, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006), Made in Heaven (1987) and Television in America: An Autobiography (2002). He was married to Elaine Segal. He died on December 17, 2013 in Manhattan. See full bio »

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 1987 Made in Heaven (construction - as Richard Heffner)
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 2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Documentary) (the producers wish to thank - as Richard Heffner)
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 2013 Letters to the Open Mind (Documentary short) (voice, as Richard Heffner)
 2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Documentary)
Himself - Former Rating Board Chairman (as Richard Heffner)
 2002 Television in America: An Autobiography (TV Series documentary)
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 1956 The Open Mind (TV Series)
Himself - Host (1956-2013) (as Richard Heffner)
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 2013 The Battle of Amfar (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Book, with Alexander Heffner: "A Documentary History of the United States". Updated and expanded edition. New York: Signet. ISBN-10: 0451466470; ISBN-13: 9780451466471

Alternate Names:

Richard Heffner

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He had two sons with his wife, Elaine: Daniel J. Heffner and Charles Andrew.

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