Abby Singer was born on December 8, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Abner E. Singer. He is known for his work on St. Elsewhere (1982), Man in the Chair (2007) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on March 13, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere Production Manager
(1982-1988)
Man in the Chair
Man in the Chair Abby Singer
(2007)
Remington Steele
Remington Steele Production Manager
(1982-1985)
Columbo
Columbo Production Manager
(1989)

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 1997 Family Plan (unit production manager)
 1989-1993 Major Dad (TV Series) (unit production manager - 6 episodes)
 1990 Uncle Buck (TV Series) (unit production manager - 1 episode)
 1989 Columbo (TV Series) (unit production manager - 3 episodes)
  St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (unit production manager - 24 episodes, 1983 - 1988) (executive in charge of production - 22 episodes, 1982 - 1983)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 47 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (unit production manager - 1 episode, 1982)
 1982-1983 Remington Steele (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 22 episodes)
 1982-1983 Newhart (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 22 episodes)
 1983 In Defense of Kids (TV Movie) (executive in charge of production)
  Lou Grant (TV Series) (executive in charge of production - 44 episodes, 1980 - 1982) (production executive - 2 episodes, 1979)
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (production executive - 25 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (executive in charge of production - 13 episodes, 1979 - 1982)
 1982 A Little Sex (production manager: Los Angeles)
  The White Shadow (TV Series) (supervising production manager - 11 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (executive in charge of production - 4 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (production executive - 2 episodes, 1980)
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie) (production executive: MTM Enterprises)
 1979 Vampire (TV Movie) (production executive)
  Rhoda (TV Series) (unit production manager - 49 episodes, 1974 - 1976) (production manager - 13 episodes, 1978)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie) (supervising production manager)
 1978 The Meanest Men in the West (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
  The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (production manager - 68 episodes, 1975 - 1978) (unit production manager - 24 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1977 Something for Joey (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1976-1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series) (production manager - 3 episodes)
  Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (unit production manager - 27 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (production manager - 21 episodes, 1975 - 1976)
  Phyllis (TV Series) (production manager - 18 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (unit production manager - 1 episode, 1975)
 1976 Mary's Incredible Dream (TV Movie) (unit production manager)
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series) (unit production manager - 1 episode)
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (production manager - 10 episodes)
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series) (unit production manager - 1 episode)
 1974 Barney Miller (TV Series) (unit manager - 1 episode)
 1974 Young Love (TV Movie) (production manager)
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (unit production manager)
 1968-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (production manager - 98 episodes)
 1971 The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special (TV Special) (production manager)
 1970 The Tim Conway Show (TV Series) (production manager - 2 episodes)
 1968 Istanbul Express (TV Movie) (unit manager)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (unit manager - 17 episodes)
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer (unit production manager)
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie) (unit manager)
 1966-1968 The Virginian (TV Series) (unit manager - 42 episodes)
 1967 Tammy and the Millionaire (unit production manager)
 1966 Out of Sight (unit production manager)
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Worked as a production manager and assistant director in film between the 1950s and the 1980s. His name has become famous in Hollywood as a phrase describing the second-to-last shot of the day ("the Abby Singer"). The last shot of the day is known as the "Martini". Mr. Singer got the reputation for calling the "Martini" shot and after that shot was completed he would state they had one more shot ... See more »

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