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Charles Washburn (1938–2012)

Charles Washburn was born on May 1, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Charles C. Washburn. He was an assistant director and production manager, known for Sounder (1972), The Bill Cosby Show (1969) and Lady Sings the Blues (1972). He died on April 13, 2012 in Memphis. See full bio »

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 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (first assistant director - 4 episodes)
- Haven (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- Justice (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- The Last Outpost (1987) ... (first assistant director)
- The Naked Now (1987) ... (first assistant director)
 1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1978-1979 Vega$ (TV Series) (first assistant director - 9 episodes)
- The Visitor (1979) ... (first assistant director)
- Doubtful Target (1979) ... (first assistant director)
- Demand and Supply (1979) ... (first assistant director)
- Death Mountain (1979) ... (first assistant director)
- Ghost of the Ripper (1979) ... (first assistant director)
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night (first assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie) (assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (assistant director)
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (assistant director)
 1972 Sounder (second assistant director)
 1972 Melinda (assistant director)
 1971 Dirty Harry (assistant director - uncredited)
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie) (assistant director)
 1971 Brother John (second assistant director)
  The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) (second assistant director - 19 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (first assistant director - 16 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
- The Saturday Game (1971) ... (first assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
- The Generation Gap (1971) ... (first assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
- The Sesame Street Rumble (1971) ... (first assistant director - as Charles Washburn)
- Viva Ortega (1971) ... (first assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
- Teacher of the Year (1970) ... (first assistant director - as Charles C. Washburn)
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Charles C. Washburn
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Personal Quote:

[on racism of his early days looking for work] I had interviewed to be an AD [asst. director] at an NBC affiliate, because some production friends told me they wanted to hire a black for the control room. But they never called me back. Months later I wrote to my friend asking who got the job and he said, "Charlie, they didn't hire anyone. They never intended to. They just wanted to be able tell ... See more »

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Was the first African-American to apply for and graduate from the Directors Guild of America's assistant directors training program. See more »

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