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Edgar J. Scherick



One of the most prolific producers of television miniseries and made-for-television films, multiple Emmy-award nominee Edgar J. Scherick was the man responsible for ABC's Wide World of Sports in 1961, as well as such memorable features as Sleuth (1972) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). Born in New York City in October of 1964, Scherick graduated from Harvard before finding work as a radio and TV executive at a Big Apple ad agency. Subsequently finding himself a pioneer of television sports with the creation of the "Baseball Game of the Week with Dizzy Dean." The program served as the first national weekly broadcast of Major League Baseball games, and did much the same for football. Later, while working as a sports specialist for CBS, Scherick formed Sports Programs Inc., which would serve as one of the main catalysts of sports television growth. Though he would eventually move to ABC and merge Sports Programs Inc. with the network, Scherick truly came into his own as a producer of television films after leaving ABC and founding his own production company. Well renowned for his charm and friendly demeanor, Scherick's television work in Raid on Entebbe (1977), The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990), and John Frankenheimer's Path to War (2002) would find him a three-time Emmy nominee. In late December of 2002, Scherick died of leukemia in Los Angeles, CA. He was 78.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
26% The Stepford Wives
  • Producer
2004
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Executive Producer
2002
No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV)
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Tyson
  • Producer
1995
100% Rambling Rose
  • Executive Producer
1991
No Score Yet Stranger on My Land
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet On Wings of Eagles
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil
  • Producer
1985
40% Mrs. Soffel
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last
  • Executive Producer
1984
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Producer
1984
90% The King of Comedy
  • Wilson Crockett
1983
No Score Yet I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
  • Producer
1982
89% Shoot the Moon
  • Executive Producer
1982
92% White Dog
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet He Makes Me Feel like Dancin'
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stepford Wives
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company
  • Producer
1980
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1977
78% God Told Me To
  • Executive Producer
1976
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Producer
1975
No Score Yet Law and Disorder
  • Executive Producer
1974
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet Gordon's War
  • Executive Producer
1973
96% Sleuth
  • Executive Producer
1972
91% The Heartbreak Kid
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet Jenny
  • Producer
1969
40% For Love of Ivy
  • Producer
1968

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