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Jess Oppenheimer (1913–1988)

Jess Oppenheimer (November 11, 1913 - December 27, 1988) Lucille Ball called Jess Oppenheimer "the brains" behind I Love Lucy (1951), and with good reason. As series creator, producer, and head writer, "Jess was the creative force behind the 'Lucy' show," confirms director William Asher. "He was the field general. Jess presided over all the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Filmography

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 1990 I Love Lucy: The Very First Show (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series) (producer)
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- The Mysterious Dr. T (1967) ... (producer)
- When Good Fellows Get Together (1967) ... (producer)
- One of Our Olives Is Missing (1967) ... (producer)
- The Spirit Is Willing (1967) ... (producer)
- The Spy Who Met Himself (1967) ... (producer)
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Dear Deductible (1966) ... (producer)
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) ... (producer)
- Mr. Governess (1965) ... (producer)
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1963 Glynis (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Mr. Butterworth Does It Himself (1963) ... (executive producer)
- A Little Knowledge Is Fatal (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Three Men in a Tub (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1963 The Big Brain (TV Movie) (producer)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Hide and Seek (1963) ... (producer)
- The Big Brain ... (producer)
 1962 The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (TV Movie) (producer)
  Angel (TV Series) (executive producer - 32 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (producer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Promise to a Friend (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Wedding (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Angel of Mercy (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Goodbye, Young Lovers (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Trailer (1961) ... (executive producer)
 1960 Here's Hollywood (TV Series) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #1.19 (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.18 (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.17 (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.16 (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.15 (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Wonderful World of Entertainment (1959) ... (producer)
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie) (producer)
 1957 General Motors 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (producer)
 1951-1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (producer - 155 episodes)
- The I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956) ... (producer)
- Return Home from Europe (1956) ... (producer)
- Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo (1956) ... (producer)
- Lucy's Bicycle Trip (1956) ... (producer)
- Lucy's Italian Movie (1956) ... (producer)
 1953 I Love Lucy (producer)
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Other Works:

1948-1951: Producer, director and head writer of CBS Radio "My Favourite Husband" starring Lucille Ball. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | See more »
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Father of Gregg Oppenheimer. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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