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Jack Wrather (1918–1984)

Oil millionaire who bought the rights to "The Lone Ranger". Also produced "Lassie and "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon". He built the Disneyland Hotel, founded Los Angeles' PBS station KCET and turned the Queen Mary and Howard Hughes' experimental airplane, "The Spruce Goose", into tourist attractions in Long Beach, California. The Spruce Goose was ... See full bio »

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Lassie Producer
The Lone Ranger
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 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (producer)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (executive producer - uncredited)
  Lassie (TV Series) (executive producer - 426 episodes, 1956 - 1973) (producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Dawning (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Piper (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 3 (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 2 (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 1 (1973) ... (executive producer)
 1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Message from Abe (1957) ... (executive producer)
- The Wooden Rifle (1956) ... (executive producer)
 1956 The Lone Ranger (producer)
 1952 Boss Lady (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Some Classmates (1952) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1952) ... (producer)
 1950 Guilty of Treason (producer)
 1948 Strike It Rich (producer)
 1948 Perilous Waters (producer)
 1947 High Tide (producer)
 1947 The Guilty (producer)
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 1973 Lassie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1972 Lassie: Joyous Sound (TV Movie)
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 1959 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #6.23 (1959) ... Himself

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In 1959, he produced an unsold action/adventure pilot called, "The Man From Lloyd's" about an American insurance investigator working in England. See more »

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His first wife, Mollie O'Daniel, was the daughter of Texas Governor Wilbert Lee O'Daniel (who served from 1938-1942) and later as U.S. Senator. He was a flour baron with a radio show and sang with 'The Light Crust Doughboys'. He was played by Charles Durning in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). See more »

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