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Perry Wolff (1921–2019)

Perry Wolff was born on June 12, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Perry Sidney Wolff. He was a producer and writer, known for Michelangelo, Restored (1997), The Smashing of the Reich (1961) and An Essay on Matisse (1996). He was married to Tuulikki Suominen. He died on February 17, 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA. See full bio »

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 2000 The Rise and Fall of Impressionism (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1997 Michelangelo, Restored (Documentary) (producer)
 1996 An Essay on Matisse (Documentary) (producer)
 1989 The Moon Above, the Earth Below (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1987 Battle for Afghanistan (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1982 Juilliard & Beyond: A Life in Music (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  CBS Reports (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes, 1967 - 1974) (producer - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Palestinians (1974) ... (executive producer)
- Shanghai (1974) ... (executive producer)
- You and the Commercial (1973) ... (executive producer)
- An Essay on the Mafia (1972) ... (producer)
- The American Dream (1971) ... (executive producer)
 1971 The Selling of the Pentagon (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1968 Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1968 Of Black America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1964 Four Days in November (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 The Law and Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Special) (producer)
 1962 A Tour of the White House (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1961 The Smashing of the Reich (Documentary) (producer)
 1956 Air Power (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Counterblast (1956) ... (producer)
- The Early Days (1956) ... (producer)
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After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he served in the Army during WWII, participated in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Purple Heart. He began his journalism career with a Chicago radio station, where he produced concerts and investigative stories. See more »

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