Jeff Margolis

Director, Producer
One of the busiest men in Hollywood, this extremely prolific television director has helmed numerous musical variety specials, beauty pageants, awards shows, and gala tributes. Margolis' flair for comedy and musical ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (134)

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The Gulf is Back 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Motown 45 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Dennis Miller Live 1975 - 1989, 1993 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Fame 1973 - 1989, 1993 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Presenting Susan Anton 1975 - 1987, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Puttin' On the Kids 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1987, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Disco Ball 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Don Ho Show 1975 - 1989, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Gong Show 1975 - 1989, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1987, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Tony Orlando and Dawn 1973 - 1989, 1993 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Amy Grant... A Christmas to Remember 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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David Copperfield: The Great Escapes 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Segment Director

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 77th Annual Miss America Pageant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Happy Birthday Elizabeth -- A Celebration of Life 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 76th Annual Miss America Pageant 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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1995 Miss America Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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All-Star Countryfest 96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Rudy Coby: The Coolest Magician on Earth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Miss America Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Miss America Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Roseanne 1993 (Tv Show)

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Taco Bell Presents: Battle of the Bands '93 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Billy Ray Cyrus Special -- Dreams Come True 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Taco Bell Presents The USA Music Challenge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Jaleel White Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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

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The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Julie and Carol: Together Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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

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The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Mrs. America Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Motown Merry Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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

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Superstars & Their Moms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Whatta Year... 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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America Picks the No. 1 Songs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Miss Hollywood, 1986 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Beat 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Cos 1976 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Dinah and Her New Best Friends 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1981, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Marie 1980 - 1981, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Perry Como's Christmas in England 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Puttin' on the Hits 1975 - 1977, 1980 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Kenny Rogers in Concert 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Christmas in New York 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Magic of David Copperfield 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Pumpboys and Dinettes on Television 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Twilight Theater 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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TV Funnies 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Whatever Became Of...? 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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60 Years of Seduction 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Beatrice Arthur Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Sensational, Shocking, Wonderful, Wacky '70s 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Captain and Tennille Songbook 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Richard Pryor Live in Concert 1978 (Movie)

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Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Olivia Newton-John Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Osmonds Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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United We Stand (TV Show)

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Producer (16)

Oscars Red Carpet...2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In Search of the Partridge Family 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Powers of the Paranormal: Live on Stage! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Roseanne Arnold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (3)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

VH1 Goes Inside The Miss America Pageant 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

One of the busiest men in Hollywood, this extremely prolific television director has helmed numerous musical variety specials, beauty pageants, awards shows, and gala tributes. Margolis' flair for comedy and musical variety formats was evident from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s. The impressive list of performers he has directed includes Bill Cosby, Beatrice Arthur, Julie Andrews, Susan Anton, Olivia Newton-John, Ringo Starr, Perry Como, Kenny Rogers, David Copperfield, Dolly Parton, Carol Burnett, and Jerry Lewis. His feature debut was appropriately enough "Richard Pryor--Live in Concert" (1979). Margolis is highly regarded for his calm professionalism when faced with the many stresses of live telecasts. That he has directed each annual Oscar telecast from 1989-1995 is a testament to the truth of this evaluation. He received an Emmy for his direction of the 67th Annual Academy Awards presentation.

Milestones

1990

Directed "Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come"

1990

Directed and co-produced "Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration"; won an Emmy for his direction

1989

Directed "Julie and Carol: Together Again", TV special which reunited Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett

1989

Directed his first Oscar telecast, the "61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation"

1979

Feature directing debut, "Richard Pryor--Live in Concert"

1976

Director of "Cos", an acclaimed short-lived variety series starring Bill Cosby

1974

Directed "The Osmonds Special"

Frequent director of "Tony Orlando and Dawn" TV series

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