|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1915|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2008|
Palm Beach County
Swope , Jr. was educated at Horace Mann School, Choate School and Princeton University. He served in the United States Navy (1941-1946) before joining CBS Television as a remote unit director. He moved into the new field of sportscasting, directing many firsts in the field that won him the Variety Show Management Award and a citation by the American TV Society. Joining NBC as a producer/director in the early days of live television, he won the Sylvania TV Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing Technique and became executive producer of NBC-TV in charge of Wide Wide World. A forerunner in the Golden Era of the burgeoning television industry, he produced and directed such series and specials as Lights Out, The Clock, The Black Robe, Robert Montgomery Presents, Arsenic and Old Lace, Climax, Five Fingers, and the long running The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis, in which he discovered a young actor named Bob Denver.
Moving into motion picture production as an executive producer at 20th Century-Fox and the Walter Reade Organization, Swope produced the films Hilda Crane, Three Brave Men, The True Story of Jesse James, The Bravados, and The Fiend who Walked the West. His theatrical ventures were as Director/Co-Producer of Step on a Crack, Fragile Fox and Fair Game for Lovers.
After moving to Palm Beach, Mr. Swope worked as a movie and theater critic for television, radio and the Palm Beach Daily News.
Elizabeth Swope (1913 - 2005)*
Margaret Hayes (1916 - 1977)*
Royal Poinciana Chapel Columbarium
Palm Beach County
GPS (lat/lon): 26.71281, -80.04266
Created by: CaptDave
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
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