William Dozier

William Dozier

William Dozier was an American TV and movie producer who made it to the top of the TV heap briefly in the mid-1960s with his show "Batman (1966)". Born on February 13, 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska, Dozier was also known for his wives. After divorcing his first wife, he was married to Oscar-winner Joan Fontaine from 1946 to 1951 and to movie star Ann Rutherford from 1953 to his death on April 23, 1991. In 1948, he and Fontaine launched Rampart Productions, which produced "Max Ophüls' Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)" starring his wife, and "You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)", which starred Fontaine and James Stewart. He served as executive producer on both pictures. Turning to TV as the new decade of the Fifties dawned, Dozier produced the series "Danger (1950)", which ran for five years from 1950-55. In the Fifties and Sixties, he continued his career as a TV producer, bringing to the tube the short-lived TV series "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953)" and "The Loner (1965)". In 1966, he achieved the height of TV success with "Batman" which ran for three seasons and was a cultural sensation. The TV show spun off a "Batman: The Movie (1966)" feature film. That same year, he also launched , a modest success, and "The Tammy Grimes Show (1966)", a notorious flop that shot five episodes and was canceled after four. Dozier retired as a producer after the 1969 movie "The Big Bounce (1969)" flopped, though he enjoyed a modest second career as an actor in the Seventies and early Eighties.

  • Title: William Dozier
  • Popularity: 10.678
  • Known For: Production
  • Birthday: 1908-02-13
  • Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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  • Also Known As: William McElroy Dozier, A. William Dozier
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William Dozier Movies

  • 1980
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    American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    6.1 1980 HD

    Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's...

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  • 1975
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    Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

    Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

    1 1975 HD

    The story of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor convicted of murdering his wife, despite his vehement denials of the crime.

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  • 1967
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    Batgirl

    Batgirl

    5.1 1967 HD

    At the Gotham City library, Barbara Gordon helps Bruce Wayne find a book on butterflies so he can prove a point to a friend, a millionaire explorer....

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  • 1966
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    Batman

    Batman

    6.415 1966 HD

    The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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  • 2020
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    Joker: Put on a Happy Face

    Joker: Put on a Happy Face

    8.4 2020 HD

    Featuring interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime...

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  • 1977
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    The Amazing Howard Hughes

    The Amazing Howard Hughes

    6 1977 HD

    The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes'...

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  • 1977
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    Mission to Glory: A True Story

    Mission to Glory: A True Story

    5 1977 HD

    Father Kino , a 17th-century Jesuit missionary, dedicated his life to helping Native Americans in the Southwest by teaching them agricultural skills...

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  • 1967
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    Dick Tracy - The Plot To Kill NATO

    Dick Tracy - The Plot To Kill NATO

    1 1967 HD

    Dick Tracy must save a trio of ambassadors who have been kidnapped by Mr. Memory. Pilot for Dick Tracy TV show from Batman's William Dozier.

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  • 1979
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    Crisis in Mid-Air

    Crisis in Mid-Air

    6 1979 HD

    The life of a stressed-out air controller falls apart as he battles a court case involving a mid-air collision for which an investigator is trying to...

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  • 1978
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    Evening in Byzantium

    Evening in Byzantium

    1 1978 HD

    While the prestigious Cannes Film Festival goes on around him, American movie producer Jesse Craig struggles to develop a pitch-worthy thriller about...

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  • 2020
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    Be Water

    Be Water

    6.9 2020 HD

    In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents’ homeland of Hong Kong to complete four iconic films. Charting...

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  • 1999
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    Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1

    Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1

    1 1999 HD

    Even big stars need to stand in front of the director and audition for their roles, and some of the best screen tests are from the early years of...

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  • 1982
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    Not Just Another Affair

    Not Just Another Affair

    4.333 1982 HD

    A lady marine biologist, determined to save herself until marriage, meets a handsome attorney who is not used to being rejected sexually, and it...

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  • 1948
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    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    7.8 1948 HD

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  • 1966
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    Batman

    Batman

    6.415 1966 HD

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  • 1951
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    Two of a Kind

    Two of a Kind

    6.7 1951 HD

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  • 1950
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    Harriet Craig

    Harriet Craig

    7.538 1950 HD

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  • 1969
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    The Big Bounce

    The Big Bounce

    5.2 1969 HD

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  • 1956
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    Back from Eternity

    Back from Eternity

    6.6 1956 HD

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  • 1967
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    Batgirl

    Batgirl

    5.1 1967 HD

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  • 1967
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    Batgirl

    Batgirl

    5.1 1967 HD

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  • 1967
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    Batgirl

    Batgirl

    5.1 1967 HD

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  • 1948
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    You Gotta Stay Happy

    You Gotta Stay Happy

    6.4 1948 HD

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  • 1948
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    You Gotta Stay Happy

    You Gotta Stay Happy

    6.4 1948 HD

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  • 1958
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    Stage Struck

    Stage Struck

    6 1958 HD

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  • 1958
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    Stage Struck

    Stage Struck

    6 1958 HD

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  • 1953
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    Death Is My Neighbor

    Death Is My Neighbor

    7 1953 HD

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  • 1967
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    Dick Tracy - The Plot To Kill NATO

    Dick Tracy - The Plot To Kill NATO

    1 1967 HD

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  • 1947
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    Slave Girl

    Slave Girl

    5 1947 HD

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  • 1966
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    Batman

    Batman

    7.31 1966 HD

    Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret...

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  • 1977
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    Eight Is Enough

    Eight Is Enough

    6.1 1977 HD

    Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after...

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  • 1966
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    The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet

    7.085 1966 HD

    The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966–1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the...

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  • 1987
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    The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood

    The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood

    8 1987 HD

    Ed Asner tells the story of RKO Pictures from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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  • 1980
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    7.2 1980 HD

    The story of the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones and the 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown.

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  • 1970
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    5.667 1970 HD

    The Loner is an American western series that ran for less than one season on CBS from 1965 to 1966, under the alternate sponsorship of Philip Morris...

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  • 1970
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    5 1970 HD

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  • 1970
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    7.085 1970 HD

    The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966–1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the...

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  • 1970
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    7.31 1970 HD

    Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret...

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  • 1970
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    7.31 1970 HD

    Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret...

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