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William Asher (born August 8, 1921) is an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific early directors in the budding television industry, producing or directing over two dozen of the leading television series.

With television in its infancy, he introduced the early sitcom Our Miss Brooks, adapted from the radio show, and then became the leading director of I Love Lucy, in 1952, directing most of the episodes over the next 5 years. In 1964 he produced and directed Bewitched, which became one of the leading shows on television, and starred his wife, Elizabeth Montgomery. As a result of his early success, he was thought of as an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and is today considered "the man who invented the sitcom."

He was nominated four times for an Emmy, winning once for directing Bewitched in 1964. He was also nominated for the DGA award in 1951 for I Love Lucy.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  William Asher , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

William Asher (born August 8, 1921) is an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific early directors in the budding television industry, producing or directing over two dozen of the leading television series.

With television in its infancy, he introduced the early sitcom Our Miss Brooks, adapted from the radio show, and then became the leading director of I Love Lucy, in 1952, directing most of the episodes over the next 5 years. In 1964 he produced and directed Bewitched, which became one of the leading shows on television, and starred his wife, Elizabeth Montgomery. As a result of his early success, he was thought of as an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and is today considered "the man who invented the sitcom."

He was nominated four times for an Emmy, winning once for directing Bewitched in 1964. He was also nominated for the DGA award in 1951 for I Love Lucy.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  William Asher , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1921-08-08

Day of Death 2012-07-16

Place of Birth New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Sally (1 episode)Director
1996 Jungle Cubs (3 episodes)Director
1990 Return to Green Acres Director
1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later Director
1985 Movers & Shakers Director
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)Director
1982 Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker Director
1981 Private Benjamin (12 episodes)Director
1981 Harper Valley (5 episodes)Director
1979 The Bad News Bears (3 episodes)Director
1979 Flatbush (1 episode)Director
1977 Tabitha (2 episodes)Director
1976 Alice (27 episodes)Director
1972 The Paul Lynde Show (6 episodes)Director
1972 Temperatures Rising (5 episodes)Director
1966 Fireball 500 Director
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)Director
1965 Gidget (7 episodes)Director
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Director
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo Director
1964 Bewitched (133 episodes)Director
1964 Bikini Beach Director
1964 Muscle Beach Party Director
1963 Johnny Cool Director
1963 The Patty Duke Show (8 episodes)Director
1963 Beach Party Director
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)Director
1959 Fibber McGee & Molly (2 episodes)Director
1957 The Thin Man (2 episodes)Director
1957 The Shadow on the Window Director
1957 The 27th Day Director
1955 The Jane Wyman Show (1 episode)Director
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)Director
1952 Four Star Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1951 I Love Lucy (75 episodes)Director
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)Director

Creator

Sally Creator
1986 Kay O'Brien Creator
1972 Temperatures Rising Creator
1963 The Patty Duke Show Creator
1957 Sally Creator

Writing

1966 Fireball 500 Writer
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Writer
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo Writer
1964 Bikini Beach Screenplay
1964 Muscle Beach Party Story

Production

1972 Temperatures Rising (47 episodes)Producer
1964 Bewitched (254 episodes)Producer
1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (41 episodes)Producer

Acting

1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)

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