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Original Name
Abner Eli Singer
Birth
Death
13 Mar 2014 (aged 96)
California, USA
Burial
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID
127895674 View Source

Production Manager/Assistant Director. In a career that spanned over fifty years, he worked either as a production manager or an assistant director on several films but he worked primarily on television shows. As an assistant director, he worked on movies such as "Death of a Salesman," "Shot in the Frontier," "7th Cavalry," "The Guns of Fort Petticoat," "Hellcats of the Navy," "He Laughed Last," "Over-Exposed," "Gypped in the Penthouse," "Cannibal Attack," "Massacre Canyon" and "Income Tax Supply." As a production manager he worked on such television shows as "Columbo," "Remington Steele," "The Bob Newhart Show," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Hill Street Blues," "St. Elsewhere," "Rhoda," "The Doris Day Show," "Gunsmoke," "Wagon Train," and many others. He also served many years in the Directors Guild of America. In 1985, the Guild honored him with the Frank Capra Achievement Award. His name is also known to film and television crews everywhere for a production shot that came to be known as the "Abby Singer shot." He spent his long career honing his skills at saving productions money, and his idea was to begin moving crew and gear to the next location one shot before the last shot of the day, with the idea that the next location would be set up ahead of time. This helped save a lot of money and precious shooting time. He died from cancer at the age of 96.

Production Manager/Assistant Director. In a career that spanned over fifty years, he worked either as a production manager or an assistant director on several films but he worked primarily on television shows. As an assistant director, he worked on movies such as "Death of a Salesman," "Shot in the Frontier," "7th Cavalry," "The Guns of Fort Petticoat," "Hellcats of the Navy," "He Laughed Last," "Over-Exposed," "Gypped in the Penthouse," "Cannibal Attack," "Massacre Canyon" and "Income Tax Supply." As a production manager he worked on such television shows as "Columbo," "Remington Steele," "The Bob Newhart Show," "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Hill Street Blues," "St. Elsewhere," "Rhoda," "The Doris Day Show," "Gunsmoke," "Wagon Train," and many others. He also served many years in the Directors Guild of America. In 1985, the Guild honored him with the Frank Capra Achievement Award. His name is also known to film and television crews everywhere for a production shot that came to be known as the "Abby Singer shot." He spent his long career honing his skills at saving productions money, and his idea was to begin moving crew and gear to the next location one shot before the last shot of the day, with the idea that the next location would be set up ahead of time. This helped save a lot of money and precious shooting time. He died from cancer at the age of 96.

Bio by: Whispers From The Grave


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Whispers From The Grave
  • Added: 13 Apr 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 127895674
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127895674/abby-singer: accessed ), memorial page for Abby Singer (8 Dec 1917–13 Mar 2014), Find a Grave Memorial ID 127895674, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.