William Dozier

William Dozier

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 23 Apr 1991 (aged 83)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section Y, Tier 25, Grave 179
Memorial ID 4541 · View Source
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Actor, Motion Picture and Television Producer. He is best remembered as the executive producer of the ABC television series "Batman," that aired from January 1966 until March 1968. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and began his career in the film industry. He co-founded Rampart Productions with his 2nd wife, actress Joan Fontaine, which produced Max Ophuls' "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948, in which Fontaine starred) and "You Gotta Stay Happy" (1948, starring Fontaine and James Stewart). In the 1950s he produced the television drama series "Danger," which ran from 1950 until 1955 and the short-lived family science fiction television series "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers" (1953 to 1954). He followed it up with the television Western "The Loner" (1965 to 1966), "Batman" (1966 to 1968), and in 1967 he produced and narrated the ABC television show "The Green Hornet" that aired for only one season. He retired as a producer after his 1969 movie "The Big Bounce" flopped. He was married three times, first to Katherine Foley (1929 to 1946), Joan Fontaine (1946 to 1951) and actress Ann Rutherford (1953 until his death). He died in Santa Monica, California at the age of 83. He is the father of actress Debbie Dozier (by Joan Fontaine) and film and television writer Robert Dozier (by Ann Rutherford).

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