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Walter Kerr (I) (1913–1996)

Walter Kerr was born on July 8, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Walter Francis Kerr. He is known for his work on Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960), Der große Schwindel - Musical aus der Welt des Stummfilms (1966) and Omnibus (1952). He was married to Jean Kerr. He died on October 9, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1956-1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (drama consultant - 19 episodes)
- The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Lizzie Borden (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Lee at Gettysburg (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Introduction to Modern Music (1957) ... (drama consultant)
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 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Datchet Diamonds (1960) ... (teleplay)
- The Bat (1960) ... (teleplay)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (sketch - 1 episode, 1956)
- Oedipus, the King (1957) ... (adaptation - segment "Oedipus, the King")
- Moliere's School for Wives (1956) ... (written by - segment "Moliere's School for Wives")
- The Art of Ballet (1956) ... (sketch - segment "The Boyhood of William Shakespeare")
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 1969 Des Broadways liebstes Kind (TV Mini Series)
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  Profiles in Courage (TV Series) (acknowledgment - 1 episode, 1965) (acknowledgement - 1 episode, 1965)
- Frederick Douglass (1965) ... (acknowledgment: for Robert Saudek Associates)
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... (acknowledgement: for Robert Saudek Associates)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) ... Self
 1963 Today (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 3 July 1963 (1963) ... Self
 1962 Jane (Documentary)
Self
 1962 The Tonight Show (TV Series)
Self - Director
- Episode #1.45 (1962) ... Self - Director
 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #5.156 (1962) ... Self
 1961 The David Susskind Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 9 April 1961 (1961) ... Self
 1955 The Tonight Show (TV Series)
Self - author of 'How Not to Write a Play'
- Anna Marie Genovese, Walter Kerr (1955) ... Self - author of 'How Not to Write a Play'
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Self - Host / Drama Critic (segment "Hamlet")
- Hamlet (1955) ... Self - Host / Drama Critic (segment "Hamlet")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Tragedy and Comedy" See more »

Spouse:

Jean Kerr  (his death)  (6 children)
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Personal Quote:

[in his review of Frank Loesser's musical 'Greenwillow'] Folklore may just be the one dish that can't be cooked to order. See more »

Trivia:

The character David Niven plays in "Please Don't Eat The Daisies" (1960), a college professor who becomes a much-feared drama critic, is transparently based on Kerr, although the name is changed. The film is based on a book by Kerr's wife, Jean Kerr. See more »

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