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Joseph Cates

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Television impresario Joseph Cates created one of the medium's first big game shows, the infamous $64,0000 Question. Credited as the one responsible for making specials a regular part of network programming, Cates directed over 1,000 television specials, many of which he also scripted and produced. He particularly loved producing awards ceremonies, televised circuses, beauty pageants, and popular music concerts of many genres. Over his career, Cates earned two Emmys, one for producing a 1970 Anne Bancroft special and the other for a 1972 tribute to George Gershwin. It was Cates who cast Art Carney in his signature role of Ed Norton in Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners. Cates is also a well-known Broadway producer and has backed such shows as Spoon River Anthology and Elmer Gantry.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Spent
  • Executive Producer
2000
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Special People
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet The Cradle Will Fall
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet The Fat Spy
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Who Killed Teddy Bear
  • Director
1965

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