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Jerry Thorpe (I) (1926–2018)


Jerry Thorpe was born on August 29, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Jerome Thorpe. He was a producer and director, known for Kung Fu (1972), The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove (1979) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He died on September 25, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Kung Fu Producer
(1972-1975)
(1988)
(1966)

Filmography

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 1989-1990 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Home Again (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Danny's Song (1990) ... (executive producer)
- The Return (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes of the Past (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Dark Streets (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Off Duty (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1986-1988 Our House (TV Series) (executive producer - 46 episodes)
- Artful Dodging (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Neighborhood Watch (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... (executive producer)
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... (executive producer)
- Out of Step (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Aaron's Way (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1983/I Happy Endings (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- The Lady on the Billboard (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Brian and Nick (1982) ... (executive producer)
 1981 American Dream (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Winners (1981) ... (executive producer)
- The Robbery (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Casey's Romance (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Crossing Patterns (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 Heaven Only Knows (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 1979) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Little People (1979) ... (producer)
- Crate Expectations (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1978 The Lazarus Syndrome (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Fast Lane Blues (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Stickin' Together (TV Movie) (producer)
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Death Out of a Blue Sky (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Walking Wounded (1977) ... (executive producer)
- The Will to Live (1977) ... (executive producer)
- The Wild Child (1977) ... (executive producer)
- The Epidemic (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1977 The Possessed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 I Want to Keep My Baby! (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 The Dark Side of Innocence (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Harry O (TV Series) (executive producer - 43 episodes, 1974 - 1976) (producer - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1975)
- Death Certificate (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Ruby (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Victim (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Forbidden City (1976) ... (executive producer)
  Kung Fu (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes, 1973 - 1975) (producer - 16 episodes, 1972 - 1973)
- The Last Raid (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Ambush (1975) ... (executive producer)
- The Thief of Chendo (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Full Circle (1975) ... (executive producer)
- The Brothers Caine (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1975 Antonio and the Mayor (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 Smile Jenny, You're Dead (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Tonsils for Two (1972) ... (executive producer)
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Tender Loving Kindness (1971) ... (producer)
 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun (producer)
 1966 The Venetian Affair (producer)
  Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes, 1966) (producer - 2 episodes, 1963)
- My Son, the Doctor (1966) ... (executive producer)
- The Hoofer (1966) ... (executive producer)
- My Lucky Penny (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Where There's Smokey (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... (executive producer)
 1965 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- My Eldest Child (1965) ... (producer)
 1963 Maggie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Lion on Fire (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1963 Swingin' Together (TV Movie) (executive in charge of production)
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Circle of Evil (1962) ... (producer)
- Murder in Gratitude (1962) ... (producer)
- Perilous (1962) ... (producer)
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series) (executive producer - 32 episodes)
- 90-Proof Dame (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Nick Acropolis Story (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The King of Champagne (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Seventh Vote (1961) ... (executive producer)
- The Nero Rankin Story (1961) ... (executive producer)
 1960 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Tom Takes Over (1960) ... (producer)
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Hootens Buy a Ranch (1960) ... (producer)
 1958-1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Circle of Evil (1960) ... (producer)
- Murder in Gratitude (1959) ... (producer)
- The Hanging Judge (1959) ... (producer)
- Lepke (1959) ... (producer)
- So Tender, So Profane (1959) ... (producer)
 1956 Forever, Darling (associate producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a pilot for a television series called "See Here Private Hargrove", which was based on producer Marion Hargrove's true-life difficulties adapting to military life in World War II. NOTE: Hargrove's experiences had already been made into two films, See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) and What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)... See more »
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Trivia:

Son of Richard Thorpe

Star Sign:

Virgo

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