A.C. Lyles

A legendary figure in the history of Hollywood moviemaking, if a largely unknown one to the general public, producer A. C. Lyles spent over eight decades as an employee at Paramount Studios, where he oversaw a string of ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1918 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Producer (18)

Deadwood 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Conversations With the Presidents 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

Here's Boomer 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Christmas For Boomer 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

Night of the Lepus 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Arizona Bushwhackers 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Buckskin 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fort Utah 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hostile Guns 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Tomahawk 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Apache Uprising 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Johnny Reno 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waco 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Spurs 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Short Cut to Hell 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flight to Holocaust (TV Show)

Producer

The Last Day (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (12)

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Martha Raye: In Love and War 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

William Holden: An Untamed Spirit 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unscripted Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

James Cagney: Top of the World 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

1st Adviser (Actor)

Gossip: Tabloid Tales (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Johnny Reno 1965 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

A legendary figure in the history of Hollywood moviemaking, if a largely unknown one to the general public, producer A. C. Lyles spent over eight decades as an employee at Paramount Studios, where he oversaw a string of extremely profitable low-budget Western features in the mid- to late-1960s. Lyles became entranced with motion pictures as a boy, and worked his way into a job at Paramount through a series of letters to Paramount chief Adolph Zukor. He moved up the studio ladder to producer in the late 1950s, overseeing minor genre films like "Short Cut to Hell" (1956), a noir directed by James Cagney. In the 1960s, he began working on Westerns, which he populated with former A-list stars whose careers had stalled due to age or unfortunate circumstance. His features never lost a dollar due to their modest budgets, and his track record eventually carried him to the White House, where he served as a conduit for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and the Hollywood elite. As Lyles entered his ninth decade, he settled comfortably into his role as living show business history lesson, regaling visitors to his office on the lot with tales of Hollywood luminaries from days gone by. A.C. Lyles' extraordinary career and longevity made him an icon in a business not known for its respect for older, experienced talent.

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