William Dozier

William Dozier was a producer and actor best known for helping the classic 1960s series, "Batman," become one of television's all-time campiest shows. Dozier got his start in the world of film as he and his then-wife ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1908

Filmography

Actor (11)

We Married Margo 1999 (Movie)

Rock (Actor)

American Gigolo 1980 (Movie)

Michelle's Lawyer (Actor)

Kino, the Padre on Horseback 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adam West: Behind the Cowl (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Narrator

Crisis in Mid-Air (TV Show)

Actor

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

Actor

Not Just Another Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (7)

The Big Bounce 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Green Hornet 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Batman: The Movie 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Girl Most Likely 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stage Struck 1958 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pentagon U.S.A. 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harriet Craig 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

William Dozier was a producer and actor best known for helping the classic 1960s series, "Batman," become one of television's all-time campiest shows. Dozier got his start in the world of film as he and his then-wife, actress Joan Fontaine, co-founded the company Rampart Productions, which was responsible for the 1948 film "Letter from an Unknown Woman." By the early 1950s, Dozier had married another actress, Ann Rutherford, and began working in the television industry, with his first notable contribution being executive producer for over 50 episodes of "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers." But it would be during the 1960s that Dozier would do his best work, as he served as executive producer for two of the eras most beloved action-adventure series, "Batman" and "The Green Hornet." On both shows, Dozier served in an uncredited role as the smooth-voiced, perpetually excitable narrator. However, Dozier abruptly retired in the late 1960s, with his last credit a producer's role on the 1969 crime caper "The Big Bounce."

Relationships

Joan Fontaine Actor

Wife
Married May 2, 1946 Co-founded Rampart Productions Divorced Jan. 25, 1951

Ann Rutherford Actor

Wife
Married Oct. 6, 1953 until Dozier's death on April 23, 1981

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