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Robert Scheerer

  • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California
  • Birthday: December 28
Date of passing: 
March 03, 2018

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Robert Scheerer was an American film and television director, actor and producer.

Scheerer started out as a dancer. He later acted on Broadway, and appeared with Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend, with Phil Silvers in Top Banana, and with Wally Cox in Dance Me A Song, directed by Bob Fosse.

Scheerer soon transitioned to directing. He went on to receive ten Emmy Award nominations for directing, and won in 1964 for his work on The Danny Kaye Show. He directed two AFI specials, one honoring Bette Davis and the other John Ford.

Robert Scheerer was an American film and television director, actor and producer.

Scheerer started out as a dancer. He later acted on Broadway, and appeared with Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend, with Phil Silvers in Top Banana, and with Wally Cox in Dance Me A Song, directed by Bob Fosse.

Scheerer soon transitioned to directing. He went on to receive ten Emmy Award nominations for directing, and won in 1964 for his work on The Danny Kaye Show. He directed two AFI specials, one honoring Bette Davis and the other John Ford.

He directed Barbra Streisand in A Happening In Central Park and Shirley MacLaine in If They Could See Me Now. His credits also included Live At Lincoln Center specials with Beverly Sills, Audra McDonald and Danny Kaye.

Scheerer also directed episodes of many top-rated television series, including Fame, Matlock, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, The Love Boat, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Ironside and Gilligan’s Island. He regularly got directing work on the many Star Trek iterations, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

Scheerer died March 3, 2018, in Valley Village, California. He was 89.

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Robert Scheerer

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