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 Douglas Schoolfield Cramer

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Douglas Schoolfield Cramer

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 7 Jun 2021 (aged 89)
Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 228261443 View Source
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Television Producer. He was best known for producing such popular television shows as "Wonder Woman," "The Love Boat," and "Dynasty." He graduated first from the University of Cincinnati and later earned a master's degree from Columbia University. He got his start in the theatrical world, working in various aspects of the business. His first foray into the television business came as a supervisor of Procter & Gamble's daytime TV department, working on the daytime soap operas "As the World Turns" and "The Guiding Light." He later moved on to the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather. In 1962, he became the director of program planning at ABC Television. It was in this position where he played a major role in developing the popular nighttime soap "Peyton Place." Four years later, he he became vice president of television program development at 20th Century Fox. He later became executive vice president in charge of production for Paramount Television in 1968, in which role he was responsible for such television shows as "Star Trek," "The Odd Couple," "The Brady Bunch," and "Mission: Impossible." He left Paramount to form his own production company in 1971. One of the series that were developed by this company was "Wonder Woman." In 1976, he joined Aaron Spelling's production company and they would later co-produce such series as "The Love Boat," "Dynasty," and "The Colbys." He also produced most of miniseries adaptations of author Danielle Steel's novels. His work earned him a couple of Emmy nominations through the years. He was a well-known collector of contemporary American art.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Added: 7 Jun 2021
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/228261443/douglas-schoolfield-cramer : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Schoolfield Cramer (22 Aug 1931–7 Jun 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 228261443, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .