Matthew Rapf

Producer, Screenwriter, Associate producer
Screenwriter-turned-producer who made his feature film debut writing and directing "Adventures of Gallant Bess" in 1948. Rapf then joined the ranks as an associate producer at MGM and produced "The Sellout" (1951) ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1920 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (21)

Eischied 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kojak (CBS) 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Switch 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Doctors Hospital 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crime Club 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

One of Our Own 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Young Lawyers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

Iron Horse 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Slattery's People 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Producer

Desperate Search 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Letter to Loretta 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Producer

Big Leaguer 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Doctors' Private Lives (TV Show)

Producer

Half a Hero (Movie)

(Producer)

Hardcase (TV Show)

Producer

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Producer

Terror in the Sky (TV Show)

Producer

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Producer

The Oklahoma City Dolls (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (1)

The Sellout (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Biography

Screenwriter-turned-producer who made his feature film debut writing and directing "Adventures of Gallant Bess" in 1948. Rapf then joined the ranks as an associate producer at MGM and produced "The Sellout" (1951), "Desperate Search" (1952) and "The Big Leaguer" (1953) before turning exclusively to TV production. As producer mainly for Columbia Pictures TV and Universal TV, Rapf made the popular series "The Loretta Young Show", "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Doctors: Private Lives" and also executive produced "The Iron Horse", "Doctors' Hospital", "Switch" and "Gangster Chronicles". In 1973 Rapf produced the acclaimed made-for-TV police movie, "The Nelson-Marcus Murders" which was the pilot for the long-running series, "Kojak", which he executive produced.

Relationships

Carol Rapf

Wife

Harry John Rapf

Son

James Rapf

Son

Matthew William Rapf

Son

Steven Rapf

Son

Harry Rapf

Father
long-time MGM executive and producer

Maurice Rapf

Brother
born May 19, 1914 in the early 1990s was teacher of film at Dartmouth College

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire 1942

Milestones

1953

Produced first TV series, "The Loretta Young Show"

1948

Produced and wrote first feature film, "Adventures of Gallant Bess"

Served in the Navy during WWII as a lieutenant (junior grade)

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