Hal Cooper

After serving in World War II, Hal Cooper worked in children's programs such as "The Magic Cottage. " He later became an associate producer and director, and his early credits included the psychology program "For Better ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1923

Filmography

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Apple's Way 1953 - 1967, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Dear John 1953 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1953 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Free Country 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1984, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Gidget 1953 - 1967, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Gilligan's Island 1953 - 1967, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Gimme a Break 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Hazel 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Love, Sidney 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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My World... and Welcome to It 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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One Day At A Time 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1984, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Room 222 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Something So Right 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1983, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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That Girl 1953 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1953 - 1967, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Brighter Day 1953 - 1963, 1971 - 1984, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1953 - 1967, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Dick Van Dyke Show 1953 - 1966, 1969 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Dumplings 1953 - 1963, 1971 - 1984, 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Powers That Be 1953 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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All's Fair 1953 - 1954, 1961 - 1962, 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1983, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Bob 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Funny Face 1953 - 1954, 1961 - 1962, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1983, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Hot l Baltimore 1953 - 1954, 1961 - 1962, 1974 - 1975, 1980 - 1981, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Love Thy Neighbor 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1983, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Phyl and Mikhy 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1983, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Portia Faces Life 1953 - 1955, 1961 - 1963, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1983, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Art Linkletter Show 1953 - 1954, 1961 - 1963, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1983, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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The Nancy Walker Show 1953 - 1954, 1961 - 1963, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1977, 1980 - 1983, 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Your Surprise Package 1953 - 1955, 1960 - 1963, 1971 - 1972, 1974 - 1983, 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Starting Now 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Time of Their Lives 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Father's Day 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Stiller and Meara Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Never Again 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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A Fine Romance 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Astronauts 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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And They All Lived Happily Ever After 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Did You Hear About Josh and Kelly?! 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. & Mr. 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Two the Hard Way 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Pottsville 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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King of the Road 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Snavely 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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McNamara's Band 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Freeman 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Rear Guard 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Jerry 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Million Dollar Infield (TV Show)

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Bill Bixby: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Biography

After serving in World War II, Hal Cooper worked in children's programs such as "The Magic Cottage. " He later became an associate producer and director, and his early credits included the psychology program "For Better or Worse," and the space opera/daytime soap "The Clear Horizon." Cooper had a long tenure on "I Dream of Jeannie," and he worked on the equally high concept "Gilligan's Island," "Gidget," "Mayberry R.F.D.," and many others. In the late '60s and '70s, some of the more groundbreaking shows Cooper was associated with included "That Girl," of which he directed 23 episodes, and "Maude," in which the main character embraced the contemporary women's liberation movement. Cooper directed 126 episodes of "Maude," a smash hit in its early seasons. During the '80s, Cooper continued to have success with sitcoms, directing "Love, Sydney," the first American television series to feature a gay man as its main protagonist; and directing/executive producing "Gimme a Break!" starring Nell Carter, after the show's original producers were dismissed. Cooper took over executive producing "Gimme a Break!" with Rod Parker, whom he previously collaborated with on other sitcoms. Before the decade ended, the pair would work together again on "Empty Nest" and "Dear John," successful shows about older men who find themselves single again.

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