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Gilbert Cates (1934–2011)


Gilbert Cates was born on June 6, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Gilbert Lewis Katz. He was a producer and director, known for I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Absolute Strangers (1991) and Dragonfly (1976). He was married to Dr. Judith Reichman and Jane Betty Dubin. He died on October 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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(1991)
Dragonfly Producer
(1976)

Filmography

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 2008 Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer - as Gil Cates)
 2007 A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Oscar Countdown 2006 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2006 An American Celebration at Ford's Theater (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 2005 Oscar Countdown 2005 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 2003 CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer - as Gil Cates)
 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie) (producer)
 2002 Collected Stories (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Gil Cates)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1999 An American Celebration at Ford's Theater (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1998 To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer - as Gil Cates)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1994 Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1992 In My Daughter's Name (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1986 Child's Cry (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Country Gold (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1982 The Kid from Nowhere (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1980 Oh, God! Book II (producer)
 1980 The Last Married Couple in America (executive producer)
 1979 Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 The Magic of David Copperfield II (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 Fame (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 The Magic of David Copperfield (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 Off Campus (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 Dragonfly (producer)
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (producer)
 1972 To All My Friends on Shore (TV Movie) (producer)
 1970 I Never Sang for My Father (producer)
 1966 Rings Around the World (Documentary) (producer)
 1965 World's Fair Spectacular (TV Special) (producer - as Gil Cates)
 1965 The Aqua Varities (TV Special) (producer - as Gil Cates)
 1961 Camouflage (TV Series) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Directed "Under the Blue Sky", a play by David Eldridge (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gil Cates | Alan Smithee | produced on the Broadway stage by

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

To me, if you talk about the Directors Guild and leave out the point about trying to have one person reach the spirit of other people, then you're really missing the whole point of the Guild. See more »

Trivia:

Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television from 1990 - 1998. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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