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Ralph Levy

Show Count: 0
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: December 18, 1919, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: October 15, 2001, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Ralph Levy (December 18, 1920 – October 15, 2001) was an American producer, film and television director.

Biography

Ralph Levy was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He directed episodes of several television shows, including I Love Lucy, Green Acres,The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Trapper John, M.D. and Hawaii Five-O. He also served as producer/director of The Ed Wynn Show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and The Jack Benny Program. Levy's film directorial career includes Do Not Disturbstarring Doris Day, and Bedtime Story starring David Niven, Shirley Jones and Marlon Brando.

Levy won the 1960 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy for The Jack Benny Program. Levy died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exactly fifty years to the day after the premiere of I Love Lucy, the pilot of which he had directed, although it was never shown to the public until decades later.

Source: Wikipedia

Burns & AllenBurns & Allen
Show Count: 160
Broadcast History: 15 February 1932 to 13 June 1934, 19 September 1934 to 24 March 1937, 12 April 1937 to 1 August 1938, 30 September 1938 to 23 June 1939, 4 October to 1939 to 26 June 1940, 1 July 1940 to 24 March 1941, 7 October 1941 to 30 June 1942, 6 October 1942 to 25 June 1945, 20 September 1945 to 23 June 1949 and 21 September 1949 to 17 May 1950
Sponsor: Robert Burns Panatella, White Owl Cigars, Campbell Soups, Grape Nuts, Chesterfield Cigarettes, Hinds Cream, Hormel Meats, Lever Brothers, Swan Soap, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Block Drugs
Cast: Gracie Allen, George Burns, Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Margaret Brayton, Sara Berner, Clarence Nash, Elliott Lewis, Mary Lee Robb, Richard Crenna, Joseph Kearns, Eric Snowden, Bea Benaderet, Hal March, Gerald Mohr, Marvin Miller, Wally Maher, Doris Singleton, Dawn Bender, Tommy Bernard, Gale Gordon, Hans Conried
Director: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye
Producer: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye