Al Ruddy

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Al Ruddy was born on March 28, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a writer and producer, known for Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Godfather (1972) and Cannonball Run II (1984). He has been married to Wanda McDaniel since 1981. They have two children. He was previously married to Ma Prem Hasya. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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The Godfather Producer
Megaforce Writer


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  The Offer (TV Mini-Series) (book) (pre-production)
  The Bellinis (TV Short) (creator)
 2006 Cloud 9 (written by - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (TV Movie) (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 2005 The Longest Yard (story - as Albert S. Ruddy)
  Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (created by - 195 episodes, 1993 - 2001) (creator - 1 episode, 1993)
- The Final Showdown: Part 2 (2001) ... (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
- The Final Showdown: Part 1 (2001) ... (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
- Reel Rangers (2001) ... (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
- Blood Diamonds (2001) ... (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
- Without a Sound (2001) ... (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1994 Bad Girls (story - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1984 Cannonball Run II (written by - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1982 Megaforce (screenplay - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1978 Matilda (writer - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1976 Revenge for a Rape (TV Movie) (story - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1976 How the West Was Won (TV Series) (creator - as Albert S. Ruddy)
 1974 The Longest Yard (story - as Albert S. Ruddy)
  Hogan's Heroes (TV Series) (creator - 155 episodes, 1965 - 1971) (created by - 13 episodes, 1965 - 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1965) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- Rockets or Romance (1971) ... (creator - as Albert Ruddy)
- Look at the Pretty Snowflakes (1971) ... (creator - as Albert Ruddy)
- Hogan's Double Life (1971) ... (creator - as Albert Ruddy)
- Kommandant Gertrude (1971) ... (creator - as Albert Ruddy)
- The Kamikazes Are Coming (1971) ... (creator - as Albert Ruddy)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Skippy Mannox Story (1963) ... (written by)
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In 1971, he produced an unsold comedy-action pilot for ABC called "Thunderguys." The pilot starred Richard Van Fleet and Jonathan Lippe as two police officers who were skilled in using motorcycles, scuba gear and other equipment to facilitate their adventures.

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Albert S. Ruddy | Albert Ruddy

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Personal Quote:

Show me a relaxed producer and I'll show you a failure.


At The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973), Clint Eastwood presented the 1972 Best Picture Oscar to Ruddy, the producer of "The Godfather (1972)".Thirty-two years later, they would jointly accept the 2004 Best Picture Oscar at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), along with fellow "Million Dollar Baby (2004)" co-producer Tom Rosenberg. See more »

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