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Walter Kerr (I) (1913–1996)

Walter Kerr was born on July 8, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Walter Francis Kerr. He is known for his work on Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960), Der große Schwindel - Musical aus der Welt des Stummfilms (1966) and Omnibus (1952). He was married to Jean Kerr. He died on October 9, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1956-1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (drama consultant - 19 episodes)
- The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Lizzie Borden (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Lee at Gettysburg (1957) ... (drama consultant)
- Introduction to Modern Music (1957) ... (drama consultant)
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 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Datchet Diamonds (1960) ... (teleplay)
- The Bat (1960) ... (teleplay)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (sketch - 1 episode, 1956)
- Oedipus, the King (1957) ... (adaptation - segment "Oedipus, the King")
- Moliere's School for Wives (1956) ... (written by - segment "Moliere's School for Wives")
- The Art of Ballet (1956) ... (sketch - segment "The Boyhood of William Shakespeare")
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 1969 Des Broadways liebstes Kind (TV Mini-Series)
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 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989) ... Himself
 1962 Jane (Documentary)
 1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.156 (1962) ... Himself
 1962 The Tonight Show (TV Series)
Himself - Director
- Episode #1.45 (1962) ... Himself - Director
 1961 The David Susskind Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 April 1961 (1961) ... Himself
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Drama Critic (segment "Hamlet")
- Hamlet (1955) ... Himself - Host / Drama Critic (segment "Hamlet")

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Book: "The Theatern Spite of Itself" See more »

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Three of the most talented people our theatre possesses - Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein, Tyrone Guthrie - have joined hands to transform Voltaire's 'Candide' into a really spectacular disaster. See more »


Collaborated with his wife on several comedic plays that appeared on Broadway, including "Song of Bernadette", "Jenny Kissed Me" and "Tough and Go". See more »

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