Jack Haley Jr.

Executive, Director, Producer
A producer, director and writer, most frequently of documentaries and compilation films, Jack Haley Jr is most renowned for his work on "That's Entertainment!," the 1974 film which celebrated MGM's musical legacy as the ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (16)

The Wizard of Oz: 40 Years on Television 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cary Grant: A Celebration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

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

Executive Producer

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ripley's Believe It or Not 1982 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

That's Dancing! 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Better Late Than Never 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

That's Hollywood 1977 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Mac Davis Christmas Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The Mac Davis Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Jack Paar Special 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Night They Saved Christmas (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (13)

100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

That's Dancing! 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

The Love Machine 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Movin' With Nancy 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Director

Biography 1962 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Director

Beat of the Brass (TV Show)

Director
Actor (3)

Debbie Reynolds 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thalians 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

That's Dancing! 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Stock Footage
Other (1)

The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show -- II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Acknowledgment

Biography

A producer, director and writer, most frequently of documentaries and compilation films, Jack Haley Jr is most renowned for his work on "That's Entertainment!," the 1974 film which celebrated MGM's musical legacy as the studio's backlot was being torn down to build condos. He is also recalled for his work alongside David L Wolper, with whom he was partnered from 1959 into the 1960s. Haley was the son of Jack Haley, best known as The Tin Man in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz" and from 1974-79 was married to Liza Minnelli, whose mother, Judy Garland, was Dorothy in the same film.

Relationships

Jack Haley

Father
The Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz"

Florence Haley

Mother
died on December 30, 1996 at age 94

Liza Minnelli Actor

Wife
Married in September 1974 separated in 1978 divorced in 1979

Gloria Parnasses

Sister
survived him

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California 1956

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
did post-graduate work

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
did post-graduate work

Milestones

1996

Produced the tribute special "The Wizard of Oz: 40 Years on Television"

1994

Was executive producer of the NBC special "100 Years of the Hollywood Western"

1992

Executive produced "Donahue: The 25th Anniversary" (NBC)

1991

Served as executive producer of "Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show" (CBS)

1990

Wrote, directed and produced the special "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic" (CBS)

1977

Produced "That's Hollywood" series

1976

Produced "America Salutes Richard Rodgers" and "Life Goes to the Movies"

1974

Produced and directed "That's Entertainment!"

1969

Made feature film directorial debut, "Norwood"

1968

Directed the Academy Awards telecast

1967

Won Emmy Award as director of "Movin' With Nancy" [Sinatra] TV special

1966

Produced and co-wrote "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The White House" special

1962

Produced "Biography"

1960

Produced "Hollywood: The Golden Years"

1959

Produced documentary "The Race for Space"

Served as president of 20th Century Fox TV

Produced "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" series for ABC

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