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Robert Drew (I) (1924–2014)

Robert Drew was born on February 15, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Robert Lincoln Drew. He was a producer and director, known for Storm Signal (1966), The Bell Telephone Hour (1959) and The Sun Ship Game (1971). He was married to Anne Gilbert and First Wife. He died on July 30, 2014 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Storm Signal
Storm Signal Producer
(1966)
The Bell Telephone Hour
(1966-1968)
The Sun Ship Game
(1971)
The Chair
The Chair Producer
(1963)

Filmography

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  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes, 2000) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Kennedy vs. Wallace: A Crisis Up Close (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1991 The Life and Death of a Dynasty (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1986 For Auction: An American Hero (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1982 784 Days That Changed America: From Watergate to Resignation (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1975 Who's Out There? (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 The Sun Ship Game (producer)
 1969 Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- Jazz, the Intimate Art (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (producer)
- Carnival of the Menuhins (1968) ... (executive producer)
- The Virtuoso Teacher (1967) ... (producer)
- On the Road with Duke Ellington (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1966 Storm Signal (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1964 Faces of November (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1963 The Chair (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Cowboy and the Tiger (TV Movie) (assistant producer)
 1963 Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 Jane (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 The Living Camera: Mooney vs. Fowle (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1960-1961 ABC Close-Up! (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Land of the Black Ghost (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Land of the White Ghost (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Adventures on the New Frontier (1961) ... (executive producer)
- Yanki, No! (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1960 On the Pole (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1960 Primary (Documentary) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1963, he produced the unsold pilot for a proposed documentary series called "Crises" were men and women doing dangerous work were featured each week.

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Official Sites:

Drew Associates
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Personal Quote:

The first time I dealt with him (John F. Kennedy) was to make Primary (1960). I found him very refreshing. Straightforward. He had questions, we had answers, and we made a deal. He was quite different from Hubert H. Humphrey, or anybody else for that matter. My proposal to him was that we would simply see what happened to him in his life for a certain period of time. There would be no interviews,... See more »

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Considered by many to be the father of American cinéma vérité, which he preferred to call "reality filmmaking". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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