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Flora M. Gordon

  • Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Birthday: March 24
Date of passing: 
January 26, 2016

Obituary

Flora M. Gordon was a production manager and assistant producer, who worked with her husband, science-fiction director Bert I. Gordon, on several films in the 1950s and 1960s. One such film was the 1960 adventure-fantasy movie The Boy and the Pirates, which also featured their daughter, Susan Gordon.

Gordon also contributed as a production manager to the feature film The Great Smokey Roadblock, starring Henry Fonda and the telefilms Making of a Male Model, with Joan Collins and There Were Times, Dear, with Shirley Jones. Additionally, Gordon served as a unit production manager on the long-running primetime ABC soap opera Dynasty, for 102 episodes.

She also served at times as an assistant director or a production coordinator, as well as in special visual effects and technical effects. She picked up her first credit, however, in the wardrobe department, for the 1955 sci-fi film King Dinosaur, directed by her husband.

Flora M. Gordon was a production manager and assistant producer, who worked with her husband, science-fiction director Bert I. Gordon, on several films in the 1950s and 1960s. One such film was the 1960 adventure-fantasy movie The Boy and the Pirates, which also featured their daughter, Susan Gordon.

Gordon also contributed as a production manager to the feature film The Great Smokey Roadblock, starring Henry Fonda and the telefilms Making of a Male Model, with Joan Collins and There Were Times, Dear, with Shirley Jones. Additionally, Gordon served as a unit production manager on the long-running primetime ABC soap opera Dynasty, for 102 episodes.

She also served at times as an assistant director or a production coordinator, as well as in special visual effects and technical effects. She picked up her first credit, however, in the wardrobe department, for the 1955 sci-fi film King Dinosaur, directed by her husband.

The two worked together on the films The Cyclops, The Amazing Colossal Man, Beginning of the End, Attack of the Puppet People and Picture Mommy Dead, with the latter two also featuring their daughter. The couple was married for more than 30 years, divorcing in 1979.

Gordon studied film production at USC, and in 1979 became one of the original members of the newly formed DGA Women’s Committee.

She died January 26, 2016, in Lake San Marcos, California. She was 90.

 

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