William Asher (I) (1921–2012)

Director | Producer | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
Bewitched (1964-1972) | I Love Lucy (1952-1957) | Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Bill Asher
NICKNAME  
Bill
BORN 
Aug 8, 1921 (died Jul 16, 2012)

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Past Film & Video (16 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (54 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The 64th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) In Memory Of  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Return to Green AcresReturn to Green Acres (TV Movie) Director  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Supervising Producer ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Kay O'BrienKay O'Brien (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 13 episodes, 1986 )  Less 1986 13
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  • Primary photo for The Young and the RestlessThe Young and the Restless (TV Series) Assistant (William J. Bell) ( 7 episodes, 1986 ) , Assistant (Mr. Bell) ( 4 episodes, 1986 )  Less 1986 11
    • Episode #1.3333 (Apr 22, 1986) Assistant (William J. Bell)  Less
    • Episode #1.3320 (Apr 3, 1986) Assistant (William J. Bell)  Less
    • Episode #1.3312 (Mar 24, 1986) Assistant (William J. Bell)  Less
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  • Primary photo for I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years LaterI Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (TV Movie) Director  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Crazy Like a FoxCrazy Like a Fox (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Charley's AuntCharley's Aunt (TV Movie) Director  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Harper Valley P.T.A.Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series) Director ( 5 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 5
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  • Primary photo for Private BenjaminPrivate Benjamin (TV Series) Director ( 4 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 4
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  • Primary photo for The Bad News BearsThe Bad News Bears (TV Series) Director ( 13 episodes, 1979–1980 )  Less 1979–1980 13
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  • Primary photo for A Christmas for BoomerA Christmas for Boomer (TV Movie) Director  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Dukes of HazzardThe Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for AliceAlice (TV Series) Director ( 27 episodes, 1977–1979 )  Less 1977–1979 27
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  • Primary photo for FlatbushFlatbush (TV Series) Director  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for TabithaTabitha (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1976–1977 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976–1977 2
  • Primary photo for Operation PetticoatOperation Petticoat (TV Series) Director ( 4 episodes, 1977 )  Less 1977 4
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  • Primary photo for Marcus Welby, M.D.Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1974 )  Less 1974 2
  • Primary photo for Lucas TannerLucas Tanner (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Temperatures RisingTemperatures Rising (TV Series) Writer (developer) ( 46 episodes, 1972–1974 ) , Producer ( 27 episodes, 1972–1974 ) , Director ( 5 episodes, 1972–1974 )  Less 1972–1974 46
    • Mercy Beaucoup (Aug 29, 1974) Writer (developer)  Less
    • Shafted (Aug 22, 1974) Writer (developer)  Less
    • Healer Man (Aug 15, 1974) Producer, Writer (developer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Paul Lynde ShowThe Paul Lynde Show (TV Series) Producer ( 26 episodes, 1972–1973 ) , Director ( 4 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972–1973 26
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  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Producer ( 147 episodes, 1967–1972 ) , Director ( 131 episodes, 1964–1972 ) , Production Consultant ( 101 episodes, 1964–1967 ) , Creative Consultant ( 1 episode, 1965 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1964–1972 254
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  • Primary photo for The Patty Duke ShowThe Patty Duke Show (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 105 episodes, 1963–1966 ) , Producer ( 10 episodes, 1963–1964 ) , Director ( 9 episodes, 1963–1964 )  Less 1963–1966 105
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  • Primary photo for GidgetGidget (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1965–1966 )  Less 1965–1966 7
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  • Primary photo for Jan & Dean: On the RunJan & Dean: On the Run (TV Movie) Director, Producer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Sedgewick Hawk-Styles: Prince of DangerSedgewick Hawk-Styles: Prince of Danger (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for On the RunOn the Run (TV Movie) Beatnik (uncredited), Director, Producer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Mickey and the ContessaMickey and the Contessa (TV Movie) Director  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for HowieHowie (TV Movie) Director, Producer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Shirley Temple's StorybookShirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) Producer ( 11 episodes, 1960–1961 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960–1961 11
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  • Primary photo for The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for No Place Like HomeNo Place Like Home (TV Movie) Director  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The LineupThe Lineup (TV Series) Director  Less 1954–1960
  • Primary photo for Fibber McGee and MollyFibber McGee and Molly (TV Series) Producer ( 12 episodes, 1959 ) , Director ( 6 episodes, 1959 )  Less 1959 12
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  • Primary photo for The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) Director ( 10 episodes, 1958–1959 ) , Producer ( 10 episodes, 1958–1959 )  Less 1958–1959 10
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  • Primary photo for December BrideDecember Bride (TV Series) Director  Less 1954–1959
  • Primary photo for The Thin ManThe Thin Man (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1958 )  Less 1958 7
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  • Primary photo for Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside TheatreJane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) Producer ( 17 episodes, 1955–1956 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 1956–1958 )  Less 1955–1958 18
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  • Primary photo for SallySally (TV Series) Director ( 5 episodes, 1957–1958 ) , Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1957–1958 5
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  • Primary photo for Studio 57Studio 57 (TV Series) Producer ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for I Love LucyI Love Lucy (TV Series) Director ( 102 episodes, 1952–1957 )  Less 1952–1957 102
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  • Primary photo for The Ford Television TheatreThe Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Durante ShowThe Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Four Star PlayhouseFour Star Playhouse (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1954 )  Less 1954 2
  • Primary photo for WillyWilly (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1954 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 2
  • Primary photo for Make Room for DaddyMake Room for Daddy (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1953–1954 )  Less 1953–1954 7
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  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Where's Raymond?Where's Raymond? (TV Series) Director  Less 1953– 
  • Primary photo for Big TownBig Town (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1952 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952 2
  • Primary photo for Racket SquadRacket Squad (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1951–1952 )  Less 1951–1952 2
  • Primary photo for Schlitz Playhouse of StarsSchlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952 1
  • Primary photo for Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over MurderInvitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) Director ( 11 episodes, 1952 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 4 episodes, 1952 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1952 ) , Writer (original) ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952 11
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Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for TV Land MogulsTV Land Moguls (TV Mini-series) Self ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for E! Mysteries & ScandalsE! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary SpecialI Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) Himself (as Bill Asher)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie) Himself (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
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