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Lew Grade (1906–1998)

Sir Lew (later Lord) Grade, the English entertainment impresario whom critics loved to disparage as "Sir Low Grade," was born Louis Winogradsky on December 25, 1906, in Tokmak, Ukraine, in the former Russian Empire. His parents, Olga and Isaac, who were Jewish, emigrated to England in 1912 to escape the pogroms of their native land. They settled ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 91) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Boys from Brazil Additional Crew
(1978)
The Muppet Movie Producer
(1979)
The Dark Crystal Producer
(1982)
Mask Producer
(1985)

Filmography

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 1998 Something to Believe In (producer)
 1991 Duel of Hearts (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Grade)
 1988 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Lew Grade)
 1987 The Stepfather (executive producer - uncredited)
 1985 Mask (executive producer)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (executive producer - as Lord Grade)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (executive producer - as Lord Grade)
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (producer - as Lord Grade)
 1981 Green Ice (executive producer)
 1976-1981 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 120 episodes)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1980 Raise the Titanic (producer - uncredited)
 1980 From the Life of the Marionettes (TV Movie) (executive producer - as Lord Lew Grade)
 1980 Saturn 3 (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979 Killer Fish (executive producer - uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (executive producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1979 Firepower (presentation producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1979 Escape to Athena (executive producer - uncredited)
 1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Blood Feud (executive producer - English-language version, as Lord Grade)
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series) (producer)
 1978 The Big Sleep (executive producer - uncredited)
 1977 March or Die (presents - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - as Sir Lew Grade)
 1977 Cross of Iron (executive producer - uncredited)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing (producer - uncredited)
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- The Discovery (1976) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Death and Dreams (1976) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Fall from Glory (1976) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Prisoners (1976) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Dartmoor (1976) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther (executive producer - uncredited)
 1974 Ski-Boy (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1973 Julie on Sesame Street (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1973 James Paul McCartney (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1972 Madame Sin (producer - uncredited)
 1971-1972 Shirley's World (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Always Leave Them Laughing (1972) ... (executive producer)
- Knightmare (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Figuratively Speaking (1971) ... (executive producer)
- The Rally (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Evidence in Camera (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (executive producer - uncredited)
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1962 The Saint (TV Series) (producer)
 1938 Jazz Hot (Short) (producer)
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Grade of Elstree | Lord Lew Grade | Lord Grade | Lou Grade | Sir Lew Grade

Spouse:

Kathleen Moody  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Raise the Titanic] "It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic." See more »

Trivia:

Jim Henson modeled the Muppet Dr. Bunsen Honeydew after Lord Grade in gratitude for his financing "The Muppet Show." Lord Grade was delighted. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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