George Schlatter

Producer, Director, TV host
One of the entertainment industry's most prolific television producers for over four decades, George Schlatter specialized in variety series and specials, the best of which was the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1932 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Producer (69)

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Muhammad Ali's 60th Birthday Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

She Tv 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Real People Reunion Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Comedy Club Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

George Schlatter's Comedy Club 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967, 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Producer

Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Funny 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Real People 1978 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Look at Us 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Real Kids 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Speak Up America 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Best of Times 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Goldie and Liza Together 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cher and Other Fantasies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver and the Ladies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Producer

The Lisa Hartman Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Laugh-In 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

The Goldie Hawn Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

Cher 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

John Denver and Friend 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Fabulous Funnies 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Doris Day Today 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

One More Time 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Shape of Things 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Bill Cosby Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Arnold's Closet Review 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Producer

The Judy Garland Show 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Producer

The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (18)

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2012 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman in The Trailer tales 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Strip: Paradise Lost 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Burlesque 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sammy Davis Jr.: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tiny Tim: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Las Vegas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

George Schlatter's Comedy Club 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Last Laugh at the 60's 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (9)

Sinatra Duets 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

George Schlatter's Funny People 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Director

Humor and the Presidency 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

2014 American Comedy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Creator

The Comedy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Creator

Fire and Ice 1987 (Movie)

(American version) (Screenplay)

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (2)

MTV Fanography 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Other

Brett Butler: "Sold Out" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Biography

One of the entertainment industry's most prolific television producers for over four decades, George Schlatter specialized in variety series and specials, the best of which was the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning "Laugh-In" (NBC, 1968-1973). An audio-visual blitzkrieg of non-sequiters, catch phrases and zany behavior, it captured the attention of television audiences for nearly a half-decade. Schlatter later struck gold with the offbeat "Real People" (NBC, 1979-1984), which celebrated offbeat Americans in a comic newscast format. A prolific producer of specials for television, he won numerous awards and nominations for tributes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minneli, Richard Pryor and other major celebrities. His prodigious output, as well as the high quality of many of his projects, made Schlatter one of the most successful television producers in the history of Hollywood.

Relationships

Andrea Flynn

Daughter

Jolene Schlatter

Wife
Appeared on Ernie Kovacs' TV programs

Maria Schlatter

Daughter
Worked at ABC as an executive later was a producer with George Schlatter Prods.

EDUCATION

Missouri Valley College

Marshall , Missouri

Pepperdine University

Los Angeles , California
attended on football scholarship

Milestones

1995

Executive produced "Sinatra: 80 Years My Way" (ABC)

1988

Hosted, executive produced and directed "George Schlatter's Funny People" (NBC)

1987

Executive produced the annual telecasts of the American Comedy Awards

1987

Produced and directed "Humor and the Presidency" (HBO)

1987

Hosted, executive produced and directed "George Schlatter's Comedy Club" (syndicated)

1982

Executive produced "The Shape of Things" (NBC)

1981

Executive produced "Look At Us" (syndicated)

1980

Executive produced "Speak Up America" (NBC)

1976

Wrote, directed and produced screen adaptation of "Norman...Is That You?"

1968

Executive produced "Turn On" (ABC)

1968

Directed and produced "Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations on Broadway" (NBC)

1965

Produced "The Steve Lawrence Show" (CBS)

1963

Was the producer of the CBS variety series "The Judy Garland Show"

1962

Produced "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" (NBC)

Produced the annual telecasts of the Grammy Awards

Was general manager of Ciro's nightclub

Executive produced "Real People" (NBC)

Produced "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (NBC)

As teen-ager, sang with St Louis Municipal Opera

Raised in Missouri

Owned George Schlatter Productions and The Editing Company

Served as executive producer of the revival of "Laugh In" (NBC)

First job after college, worked as band agent with MCA

Executive produced "Cher" (CBS)

Produced "The New Bill Cosby Show" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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He has received a total of 16 Emmy nominations for his various TV projects.

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