Frederick Timmins de Cordova was an American stage, motion picture and television director and producer. He is best known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
|Born:||Frederick Timmins de Cordova, Oct 27, 1910, New York City|
|Died:||Sept 15, 2001, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles|
|IMDb:||Fred de Cordova’s IMDb|
About Fred De Cordova
Though he also directed the Ronald Reagan feature Bedtime for Bonzo and the Elvis Presley film Frankie and Johnny, de Cordova is remembered best for his two-decade career as a multiple-Emmy-winning producer and director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, he graduated from Harvard Law School. Instead of becoming an attorney, however, he spent a decade directing professional New York stage productions.
He grew up in New York City as the child of George de Cordova and Margaret Timmins de Cordova. His marriage to Janet Thomas lasted from 1963 until his death in 2001.
He began his television career in the early 1950s as a director of The Jack Benny Program.
Information related to Fred de Cordova
- The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
- Burials at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
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