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David Susskind (1920–1987)

David Susskind was born on December 19, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as David Howard Susskind. He was a producer and writer, known for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Appointment with Adventure (1955) and A Raisin in the Sun (1961). He was married to Joyce Davidson and Phyllis Briskin. He died on February 22, 1987 in New York City. See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 Lyndon Johnson (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Lovers and Other Strangers (TV Series) (executive producer - 1983)
 1982 Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Casey Stengel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Dear Liar (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Mister Lincoln (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx (executive producer)
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Father Figure (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Loving Couples (executive producer)
 1980 The Plutonium Incident (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 The Family Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Sex and the Single Parent (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Part IV (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Part III (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Part II (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Who'll Save Our Children? (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 People (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1978 Tom and Joann (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Home to Stay (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977-1978 On Our Own (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Meet Mr. Meat (1978) ... (executive producer)
- A Rose Is a Rose... (1978) ... (executive producer)
- That's Entertainment III (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 2 (1978) ... (executive producer)
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 1 (1978) ... (executive producer)
 1978 The World Beyond (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Breaking Up (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Tell Me My Name (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Norman Conquests: Table Manners (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 The Norman Conquests: Living Together (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 The War Between the Tates (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The World of Darkness (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Glory Days (executive producer)
 1976 Alice (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Truman at Potsdam (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975 A Moon for the Misbegotten (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Crown Matrimonial (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 The Country Girl (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 Harvey (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Price (1971) ... (producer)
 1971 The Pursuit of Happiness (producer)
 1970 To Confuse the Angel (TV Movie) (producer)
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers (producer)
 1969 The Skirts of Happy Chance (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969 This Town Will Never Be the Same (TV Movie) (producer)
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (executive producer - 48 episodes)
- No Day Trippers Need Apply (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Boys Night Out (1969) ... (executive producer)
- The Face of the Dart Board (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Who's Got the Bundle? (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Candy Man: Part 2 (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1968 A Hatful of Rain (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1967 At the Drop of Another Hat (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1967 The Desperate Hours (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1967 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967 Good Company (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1967 The Crucible (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967 Mark Twain Tonight! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 The Human Voice (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Steam Bath & Chicken Little (1966) ... (producer)
 1966 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 Ages of Man (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965 Eagle in a Cage (TV Movie) (producer)
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Pay Now, Die Later (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Something to Sing About (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Bad Little Rich Girl (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Smelling Like a Rose (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1963-1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Here Today (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Givers (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Nothing But the Half Truth (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Name of the Game (1964) ... (executive producer)
- Take Sides with the Sun (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1963 All the Way Home (producer)
 1963/I Hedda Gabler (TV Movie) (producer)
 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight (producer)
 1962 At the Drop of a Hat (TV Movie) (producer)
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie) (producer)
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Death Wish (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Croaker (1961) ... (executive producer)
- William and Mary (1961) ... (executive producer)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (producer)
  Play of the Week (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1961)
- In a Garden (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Black Monday (1961) ... (producer)
- Henry IV (1960) ... (producer)
- Lullaby (1960) ... (producer)
- The Power and the Glory (1959) ... (producer)
 1960-1961 The Witness (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Dillinger (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Ma Barker (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Dutch Schultz (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Kid Twist (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Arnold Rothstein (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1959-1961 Art Carney Special (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Everybody's Doin' It (1961) ... (producer)
- Victory (1960) ... (producer)
- Our Town (1959) ... (producer)
  Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes, 1951 - 1960) (producer - 7 episodes, 1954 - 1957)
- Engineer of Death: The Eichmann Story (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Buried 2000 Years: The Dead Sea Scrolls (1957) ... (producer)
- Night Court (1957) ... (executive producer)
- Slow Assassination: Peron vs. La Prensa (1957) ... (executive producer)
- Error in Judgement (1957) ... (executive producer)
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1960 The Valley of Decision (TV Movie) (producer)
 1957-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Treasure Island (1960) ... (producer)
- Arrowsmith (1960) ... (producer)
- The Fallen Idol (1959) ... (producer)
- Harvey (1958) ... (producer)
- A Tale of Two Cities (1958) ... (producer)
 1960 The Best of Anything (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The Devil and Daniel Webster (1960) ... (producer)
 1960 Lullaby (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1959 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 The Bells of St. Mary's (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 The Strawberry Blonde (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 Too Young to Go Steady (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie) (producer)
 1959 Ten Little Indians (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1950-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Trick or Treat (1958) ... (executive producer)
- Web of Guilt (1958) ... (executive producer)
- Death Wears Many Faces (1958) ... (executive producer)
- The Eighty Seventh Precinct (1958) ... (executive producer)
- Now Will You Try for Murder? (1958) ... (executive producer)
 1957 Pinocchio (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Award Winner (1957) ... (producer)
 1957 Edge of the City (producer)
 1956 Joe & Mabel (TV Series) (producer)
 1955-1956 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series) (executive producer - 53 episodes)
- Two Falls for Satan (1956) ... (executive producer)
- The House on Gellen Street (1956) ... (executive producer)
- A Thief There Was (1956) ... (executive producer)
- Career (1956) ... (executive producer)
- High Stakes (1956) ... (executive producer)
 1954-1955 Justice (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Fatal Friendship (1955) ... (producer)
- Strange Terror (1955) ... (producer)
- Out to Kill (1955) ... (producer)
- Keith's Case (1954) ... (producer)
- The Baker's Sons (1954) ... (producer)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Hollywood Tandem (1953) ... (producer)
- Ernie Barger Is 50 (1953) ... (producer)
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Unsold pilot: Produced a comedy pilot called "Penelope Beware". The plot concerned a rich woman, played by Nina Foch, who had a will that left her entire fortune to the servants, who spent all their waking hours plotting to do her in. See more »

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First cousin of Norman Lear. See more »

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