Fred De Cordova (Director) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Fred de Cordova

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
Occupation: Director, producer
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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.

Before Fame

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.


Over the course of his career, he directed over twenty films, including Universal Studios features starring Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, and Bob Hope.

Family Life

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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