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Whitney Ellsworth (1908–1980)

Whitney Ellsworth was born on November 27, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Frederick Whitney Ellsworth. He is known for his work on Adventures of Superman (1952), Congo Bill (1948) and Superman (1973). He died on September 8, 1980 in North Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Adventures of Superman
(1952-1958)
Congo Bill
Congo Bill Writer
(1948)
Superman
Superman Writer
(1973)

Filmography

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 1961 The Adventures of Superboy (TV Short) (producer)
 1958 The Adventures of Superpup (TV Short) (producer)
  Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (producer - 78 episodes, 1953 - 1958) (associate producer - 26 episodes, 1952 - 1953)
- All That Glitters (1958) ... (producer)
- The Perils of Superman (1958) ... (producer)
- The Brainy Burro (1958) ... (producer)
- Three in One (1958) ... (producer)
- Superman's Wife (1958) ... (producer)
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short) (producer)
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  Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (story editor - 26 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (script supervisor - 3 episodes, 1952 - 1953)
- The Unknown People: Part II (1953) ... (script supervisor - uncredited) / (story editor - uncredited)
- The Unknown People: Part I (1953) ... (script supervisor - uncredited) / (story editor - uncredited)
- Crime Wave (1953) ... (story editor - uncredited)
- Ghost Wolf (1953) ... (story editor - uncredited)
- Czar of the Underworld (1953) ... (story editor - uncredited)
 1951 Superman and the Mole-Men (script supervisor - uncredited) / (story editor - uncredited)
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 1973 Superman (writer)
 1966 The Adventures of Superboy (TV Series)
 1963 The Lawbreakers (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
 1961 The Adventures of Superboy (TV Short) (writer)
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The William Courtney Story (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 The Adventures of Superpup (TV Short) (written by)
  Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (1 episode, 1952) (writer - 7 episodes, 1953 - 1958) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1953 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- All That Glitters (1958) ... (writer)
- The Perils of Superman (1958) ... (written by)
- Three in One (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Superman's Wife (1958) ... (writer)
- The Atomic Captive (1958) ... (writer)
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short) (uncredited)
 1948 Congo Bill (based on the comic strip by)
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 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (acknowledgment)
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 2006 Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (TV Special documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a comedy-detective series for ABC starring Sheree North called "Here's O'Hare".
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Trivia:

Jim Beaver, biographer of George Reeves, star of Adventures of Superman (1952), which was produced by Ellsworth, was himself an actor on the television series Deadwood (2004). He played a character named Ellsworth, and when it became necessary for that character to have a first name, he received permission from producer David Milch for the character to be named Whitney Ellsworth, in honor of the ... See more »

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Whit

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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