William Asher

Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer / Television Producer | * 08/08/1921 († 90, 07/16/2012) | New York (United States of America (USA))
William Milton Asher (August 8, 1921 – July 16, 2012) was an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific early television directors, producing or directing over two dozen series. With television in its infancy, Asher introduced the sitcom Our Miss Brooks, which was adapted from a radio show. He began directing I Love Lucy by 1952. As a result of his early success, Asher was considered an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and was hyperbolically credited in one magazine article with "inventing" the sitcom. In 1964, he began to direct episodes of Bewitched, which starred his wife Elizabeth Montgomery. He produced the series from the fourth season Asher was nominated for an Emmy Award four times, winning once for directing Bewitched in 1966. He was also nominated for the DGA Award in 1951 for I Love Lucy. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Music

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Awards & Nominations for William Asher

Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

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TV Shows/Series with William Asher as Actor(1)

Movies with William Asher as Crew(22)

Production/Producer2008 Kung Fu Dunk
Directing/Director1990 Return to Green Acres
Directing/Director1985 Movers & Shakers
Production/Producer1985 Movers & Shakers
Directing/Director1983 Charley's Aunt
Directing/Director1981 Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
Directing/Director1966 Fireball 500
Writing/Writer1966 Fireball 500
Directing/Director1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Writing/Writer1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Directing/Director1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
Writing/Writer1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
Directing/Director1964 Muscle Beach Party
Writing/Story1964 Muscle Beach Party
Directing/Director1964 Bikini Beach
Writing/Screenplay1964 Bikini Beach
Directing/Director1963 Beach Party
Directing/Director1963 Johnny Cool
Directing/Director1957 The 27th Day
Directing/Director1957 The Shadow on the Window
Directing/Director1956 Mobs, Inc.

TV Shows/Series with William Asher as Crew(26)

Directing/Director1996 Jungle Cubs
Directing/Director1984 Crazy like a Fox
Directing/Director1981 Private Benjamin
Directing/Director1981 Harper Valley
Directing/Director1979 The Bad News Bears
Directing/Director1979 Flatbush
Directing/Director1977 Tabitha
Directing/Director1976 Alice
Directing/Director1972 The Paul Lynde Show
Directing/Director1972 Temperatures Rising
Production/Producer1972 Temperatures Rising
Directing/Director1965 I Dream of Jeannie
Directing/Director1965 Gidget
Directing/Director1964 Bewitched
Production/Producer1964 Bewitched
Directing/Director1963 Vacation Playhouse
Directing/Director1963 The Patty Duke Show
Directing/Director1959 Fibber McGee & Molly
Directing/Director1959 The Twilight Zone
Production/Producer1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook
Directing/Director1957 The Thin Man
Directing/Director1955 The Jane Wyman Show
Directing/Director1953 General Electric Theater
Directing/Director1952 Four Star Playhouse
Directing/Director1951 Racket Squad
Directing/Director1951 I Love Lucy

Full Name: William Asher
Born: Monday, 08/08 1921 (August) in New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 07/16 2012 (July) in Palm Desert (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Children: John Asher
William Asher frequently works together with these people:
Dick Wilson (10x, Actor)
Bruce Bilson (9x, Crew)
J. Pat O'Malley (8x, Actor)
Sandra Gould (8x, Actress)
Ida Lupino (7x, Actress)
Don Weis (7x, Crew)
Lurene Tuttle (7x, Actress)
Milton Frome (7x, Actor)
David White (7x, Actor)
Parley Baer (6x, Actor)
Cliff Norton (6x, Actor)
Annette Funicello (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:485248, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 11/01/2021