Producer Mort Abrahams 1916-2009

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May 28, 2009, 10:10:29 PM5/28/09
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Producer Mort Abrahams dies at 93
Produced 'Planet of the Apes', 'U.N.C.L.E.'
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Mort Abrahams, associate producer of the first two "Planet of the
Apes" films and producer of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." TV series, died
of natural causes May 28 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 93.
Abrahams also had a story credit on sequel "Beneath the Planet of the
Apes."

His other credits include "Tales of Tomorrow" which featured live TV
performances by James Dean, Paul Newman, and Rod Steiger; "General
Electric Theater" hosted by Ronald Reagan; as well as "Route 66," "The
Third Man" TV series and "The Kraft Suspense Theater."

His feature film credits as associate producer, producer and executive
producer included "Dr. Doolittle," "Goodbye Mr. Chips," "Luther," "Man
in the Glass Booth," "Lost in the Stars" and "Separate Tables." He was
executive producer of "The Greek Tycoon," and his last credit was as
producer of "Seven Hours to Judgement."

His career in television began in 1950 when he produced "Tom Corbett,
Space Cadet."

From 1989-1994 he served as producer-in-residence for the Center for
Advanced Film and Television at AFI.

Louis Epstein

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jayp...@aol.com wrote:
: Producer Mort Abrahams dies at 93

: Produced 'Planet of the Apes', 'U.N.C.L.E.'
: By VARIETY STAFF
: Mort Abrahams, associate producer of the first two "Planet of the

: Apes" films and producer of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." TV series, died
: of natural causes May 28 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 93.
: Abrahams also had a story credit on sequel "Beneath the Planet of the
: Apes."
:
: His other credits include "Tales of Tomorrow" which featured live TV
: performances by James Dean, Paul Newman, and Rod Steiger; "General
: Electric Theater" hosted by Ronald Reagan; as well as "Route 66," "The
: Third Man" TV series and "The Kraft Suspense Theater."
:
: His feature film credits as associate producer, producer and executive
: producer included "Dr. Doolittle," "Goodbye Mr. Chips," "Luther," "Man
: in the Glass Booth," "Lost in the Stars" and "Separate Tables." He was
: executive producer of "The Greek Tycoon," and his last credit was as
: producer of "Seven Hours to Judgement."
:
: His career in television began in 1950 when he produced "Tom Corbett,
: Space Cadet."
:
: From 1989-1994 he served as producer-in-residence for the Center for
: Advanced Film and Television at AFI.

In my CompuServe Showbiz Forum Sysop days,there was a guy there who
had Abrahams attached to an unproduced project,but Abrahams pulled out.

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