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Frederick De Cordova (1910–2001)


Educated at Northwestern University, Frederick De Cordova began his show business career on the stage, and came to Hollywood in the mid-'40s as a dialogue director. He graduated to director in 1945. He spent much of his career at Universal Pictures, where he turned out medium-budget westerns, comedies and musicals. In the mid-'50s he turned his ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The King of Comedy Bert Thomas
(1982)
Buccaneer's Girl Director
(1950)
The Desert Hawk Director
(1950)

Filmography

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 1993 Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade (TV Special) (executive producer)
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (producer - 1,420 episodes, 1970 - 1989) (executive producer - 456 episodes, 1975 - 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred de Cordova)
- Roseanne Arnold/Richard Harris (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
- Mel Brooks/Tony Bennett/Jack Lemmon (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
- Clint Eastwood/David Letterman/Bob Hope (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred deCordova)
- Bob Newhart/Magic Johnson/Lyle Lovett (1992) ... (executive producer - as Fred DeCordova)
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 25th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1986 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 24th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1985 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 23rd Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1984 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1983 Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1981 A Love Letter to Jack Benny (TV Movie documentary) (producer - as Fred DeCordova)
 1980 Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1979 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 17th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1969 Jack Benny's Birthday Special (TV Special) (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
 1968 Carnival Nights (TV Special) (producer)
 1965-1966 My Brother the Angel (TV Series) (producer - 32 episodes)
- Wash You Were Here (1966) ... (producer)
- A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing (1966) ... (producer)
- I'm in Love with a Mortal (1966) ... (producer)
 1955-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (producer - 62 episodes)
- Harlow Gets a Date (1964) ... (producer)
- Jack Renews Driver's License (1964) ... (producer)
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... (producer)
- Don Breaks Leg (1964) ... (producer)
- Amateur Show (1963) ... (producer)
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Katy Gets Arrested (1964) ... (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
 1959 The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.4 (1959) ... (producer)
  December Bride (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes, 1954 - 1959) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Martian Show (1959) ... (producer)
- Nurse Is Fired (1959) ... (producer - as Frederick de Cordova)
- The Alaska Show (1958) ... (producer)
- The Edgar Bergen Show (1958) ... (producer - as Fred De Cordova)
- Big Game Hunter (1955) ... (producer - as Fred de Cordova)
 1953-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series) (producer - 122 episodes)
- Ronnie Makes a Record (1958) ... (producer)
- The Switchboard Operator (1956) ... (producer)
- Mrs. Sohmers Needs a Psychologist (1956) ... (producer)
- The Triple Surprise Party (1956) ... (producer)
- Questions and Answers (1956) ... (producer)
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- The Mothers (1957) ... (producer)
- Typical (1957) ... (producer)
- The Young Actress (1957) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Staged "Keep Off the Grass" on Broadway. Musical comedy/revue. Music by Jimmy McHugh. Lyrics by Al Dubin and Howard Dietz. Sketches by Mort Lewis, Parke Levy, Alan Lipscott, S. Jay Kaufman and Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Anthony R. Morelli. Miss O'Brien's arrangements ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fred De Cordova | Mr. De Cordova | Fred DeCordova | Freddie | Fred | Freddie de Cordova | Frederick de Cordova | Fred de Cordova | Fred deCordova

Spouse:

Janet De Cordova  (his death)
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Stayed with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in an advisory capacity until his death. See more »

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