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William Asher (I) (1921–2012)


William Asher was born on August 8, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Milton Asher. He was a director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964), Fireball 500 (1966) and Kay O'Brien (1986). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and Danni Sue Nolan. He died on July 16, 2012 in Palm Desert, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bewitched Director
(1964-1972)
Fireball 500 Director
(1966)
Kay O'Brien Producer
(1986)
I Love Lucy Director
(1952-1957)

Filmography

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 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie)
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Charley's Aunt (1987)
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Motor Homicide (1985)
 1983 Charley's Aunt (TV Movie)
 1981-1982 Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Stella Rae (1982)
- Stella Della (1982)
 1981-1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- S*M*A*S*H (1982)
- Undercover Judy (1981)
 1981 Foul Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 A Christmas for Boomer (TV Movie)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Road Pirates (1979)
- Deputy Dukes (1979)
 1977-1979 Alice (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- My Fair Vera (1979)
- Mel Grows Up (1979)
 1979 Flatbush (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kar Kannibals (1979)
 1976-1977 Tabitha (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Arrival of Nancy (1977)
- Tabatha/Pilot #1 (1976)
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Last Rip-Off (1974)
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series) (1 episode)
- By the Numbers (1974)
 1972-1974 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Operation Mercy (1974)
- Four of a Kind (1973)
- The Appointment (1972)
- Operation Bingo (1972)
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Landlord (1972)
 1966 Jan & Dean: On the Run (TV Movie)
 1966 Fireball 500
 1965 On the Run (TV Movie)
 1964 Bikini Beach
 1963-1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Cousins (1964)
- Pilot (1963)
- The Songwriters (1963)
 1963 Johnny Cool
 1963 Mickey and the Contessa (TV Movie)
 1963 Beach Party
 1962 Howie (TV Movie)
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kim (1960)
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mr. Bevis (1960)
 1960/I No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Courtship (1959)
- The Big Dance (1959)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Carstadt Man (1958)
 1956-1958 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Velvet Trap (1956)
 1957-1958 Sally (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1958)
- Episode #1.1 (1957)
 1957 The 27th Day
 1952-1957 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (102 episodes)
- Housewarming (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Velvet Trap (1957)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Mobs, Inc.
 1955 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1955)
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Never Explain (1954)
 1954 December Bride (TV Series)
 1954 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1954 Willy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- First Case (1954)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #4.44 (1954)
- Episode #4.42 (1954)
 1953-1954 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Julia's Birthday (1954)
- Anniversary (1953)
- Mother-in-Law (1953)
- Second Honeymoon (1953)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
 1952 Big Town (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Shill (1952)
- Father and Son (1952)
 1951-1952 Racket Squad (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Rosebud (1952)
- If Memory Serve (1952)
- Angelina (1952)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced and directed a pilot for a proposed CBS comedy series called "Howie" which featured Will Hutchins in the title role. His father-in-law was played by Paul Lynde. A decade later, Asher reworked this pilot into a short-lived (one season) sitcom, The Paul Lynde Show (1972). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Asher

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Meredith Coffin  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Son of producer E.M. Asher and actress Lillian Bonner. See more »

Trademark:

Directed musical beach films. See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Leo

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