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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 Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and Danni Sue Nolan. He died on July 16, 2012 in Palm ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bewitched
Bewitched Director
(1964-1972)
Fireball 500
Fireball 500 Director
(1966)
Beach Blanket Bingo
(1965)
Johnny Cool
Johnny Cool Director
(1963)

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)
 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)
 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)
- The Songwriters (1963)
- The House Guest (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)
 1958-1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #3.17 (1959)
- Episode #3.16 (1959)
- Episode #3.15 (1959)
- Episode #3.13 (1958)
- Episode #3.12 (1958)
 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 Make Room for Daddy (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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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a sitcom pilot called "The Jan and Dean Show" in which singers Jan Berry and Dean Torrence played college students who embarked on a nationwide tour accompanied only by their young female manager. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

She (Lucille Ball) was a great gal and a great lady. As a comedian, she was a natural. Her instincts were sharp, and she loved to work. She worked to perfection in all she did. See more »

Trivia:

Lived in Palm Springs with his wife Meredith. See more »

Trademark:

Directed musical beach films. See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Leo

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