Lucy Jarvis

Lucy Jarvis

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: June 24, 1917
Date of Passing: January 26, 2020
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Obituary: New York Times

Lucy Jarvis was an American television producer and documentarian.

A graduate of Cornell University, Jarvis is known for her groundbreaking television specials and documentaries on challenging subjects in parts of the world with little to no access.

Lucy Jarvis was an American television producer and documentarian.

A graduate of Cornell University, Jarvis is known for her groundbreaking television specials and documentaries on challenging subjects in parts of the world with little to no access.

She gained unprecedented access in Moscow, Russia, to produce the television special The Kremlin (1963). She then took television viewers on a tour of France’s famous museum with her work on the documentary A Golden Prison: The Louvre (1964). And in the early 1970s, she received permission to film in China, giving American viewers an inside look at their culture and history at a time when that country was still largely sealed off.

In 1972, Jarvis was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Musical for The Peking Ballet: First Spectacular from China.

Jarvis died January 26, 2020, in Manhattan, New York.  She was 102.

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