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Norman Abbott

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Birthday: Jul 11, 1922

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Nephew of famed comedian Bud Abbott, Norman Abbott is an American television director and producer best known for his work on such shows as "Sanford and Son" and "The Munsters." Abbott began his career working as a dialogue director on the set of the 1947 film "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap," and began directing series television on the drama "Bachelor Father." From 1960 to 1962 he directed over 40 episodes of "Leave it to Beaver," and multiple episodes of the sitcom "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster." From 1961 to 1965 he served as director and producer on "The Jack Benny Program," and found work on such shows as "Get Smart" and "Room 222." He wrote, directed, and produced the 1966 spy comedy "The Last of the Secret Agents?," about two American tourists in France who must outwit a group of international art thieves. Abbott worked steadily through the '70s on numerous series, including the romance anthology "Love, American Style" and the rural comedy "Petticoat Junction." He directed over 20 episodes of the primetime sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," which featured a young John Travolta as a troublemaking high school student. Beginning in 1976 he directed numerous episodes of the family sitcom "Alice," and later worked on "The New Leave it to Beaver" and the 1981 documentary "A Love Letter to Jack Benny."

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Ban the Sadist Videos! Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Father Knows Best Reunion Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Secret Agents? Director,
Producer
- 1966

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Director 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Director 1989
33% No Score Yet Alice Director 1979-1980 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Director 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Executive Suite Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Director 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Director 1974
78% No Score Yet The Brady Bunch Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Director 1967
83% 100% The Munsters Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Director 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Director 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Marriage Director 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Director 1959

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