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Name: William Asher  
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Date of Birth: 8th August 1921
Place of Birth: New York, USA
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

William Asher (born 8 August 1921) is an American producer, director and writer.

Born in New York City, his mother was actress Lillian Bonner and his father was producer E.M. Asher (who produced films for Mack Sennett).

His more famous works includes directing episodes of The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950), I Love Lucy (1951), Our Miss Brooks (1952), General Electric Theater (1953), Make Room for Daddy (1953), December Bride (1954), The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956), The Twilight Zone (1959), The Patty Duke Show (1963), Gidget (1965), The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) and Private Benjamin (1981).

In addition to the popular I Love Lucy show, Asher produced and directed Bewitched, which ran for eight years (1964 to 1972) and still runs in syndication today. He married the show's star, Elizabeth Montgomery in 1963 (and they divorced in 1973 after having 3 children together).

His films include writing and directing the popular beach movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon - Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

His family continues on in show business. His son, John Mallory Asher (married to Jenny McCarthy) starred in Weird Science (as Gary) and then directed Hilary Swank in Kounterfeit. He continued his directorial endeavors with Diamonds, starring Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall and Jenny McCarthy.

External links

  • William Asher on Internet Movie Database

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