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David Susskind

Highest Rated:   100% A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Lowest Rated:   60% Simon (1980)
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Considered a key figure in the development of television talk shows, distinguished talk-show host/moderator David Susskind started out as a press agent for Warner Bros. studios. Before founding Talent Associates in 1948, Susskind was a talent agent for MCA. In the early '50s, Susskind became a television producer and became known for producing some of the decade's finest television plays. In 1958, he began his career as a talk show host on an innovative local New York broadcast called Open End. The show began at 11 p.m. every night and would not end until the participants were exhausted. The show was known for its intelligent guests and stimulating, sometimes controversial, and often confrontational conversations. Over the years, Susskind conversed with many famous people. His most notorious exchange occurred in 1960 when he spoke to visiting Soviet leader Khruschev. Over the years, Susskind earned 27 Emmys and three Peabody awards. In addition to his work as a host and television producer, Susskind also produced a few high-quality feature films including A Raisin in the Sun, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and Simon.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Wall
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet The Bunker
  • Executive Producer
1981
83% Fort Apache, the Bronx
  • Executive Producer
1981
No Score Yet Loving Couples
  • Executive Producer
1980
60% Simon
  • Himself
1980
No Score Yet Transplant
  • Executive Producer
1979
No Score Yet Home to Stay
  • Executive Producer
1978
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
  • Executive Producer
1977
82% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin
  • Executive Producer
1976
No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small
  • Producer
1974
88% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet The Glass Menagerie
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman
  • Producer
1966
No Score Yet All the Way Home
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet Showman
  • Actor
1963
90% Requiem for a Heavyweight
  • Producer
1962
100% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet Lullaby
  • Executive Producer
1960
No Score Yet Edge of the City
  • Producer
1957

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