Frederick de Cordova

Frederick de Cordova

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1910-10-27 · Deathday: 2001-09-15 (90 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York

28 Movies · 11 TV shows

Also Known As: Fred De Cordova · Fred deCordova

Biography

Frederick Timmins de Cordova (October 27, 1910 – September 15, 2001) was an American stage, motion picture and television director and producer. He is best known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Personal Life

de Cordova married former actress Janet Thomas in 1963, and they remained married for the rest of his life. He died of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, California on September 15, 2001 and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Early Life

De Cordova was born in New York City, New York, the son of Margaret (née Timmins) and George de Cordova, who worked in the theatre business. George de Cordova was from a Jamaican Sephardic Jewish family related to Julian de Cordova, founder of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and Waco, Texas founder Jacob de Cordova. In his 1988 autobiography, de Cordova described his parents as con artists who, during his early years, lived well and skipped town without paying their bills. He received an undergraduate degree in liberal arts in 1931 from Northwestern University.

Movies & TV shows

2006.

1 Movie
Carson Country

Carson Country

2006
It's an all star, all American country line-up! We've opened the vaults and re-discovered treasured memories with Johnny's favorite country stars! Includes musical performances from The Judds, Dwight...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures are the subjects of a documentary series on E! salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders a...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show

1992
Shandling created the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allo...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
ALF

ALF

6.75
1986
A terran family has a furry alien in their home.

1982.

1 Movie
The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

7.75
1982
The aspiring comic tried to get into show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who wanted his own privacy.

1969.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Jack Benny Birthday Special

The Jack Benny Birthday Special

1969
The TV special aired on February 17, 1969 and featured several celebrity guests.
TV
To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love

1969
The American sitcom To Rome with Love aired on CBS from 1969 to 1971.

1968.

1 TV show
TV
The Doris Day Show

The Doris Day Show

1968
The show was broadcast on the CBS network for five seasons and 128 episodes from September 1968 to March 1973, before being canceled. The show's many format changes over the course of its five-year ru...

1966.

1 Movie
Frankie and Johnny

Frankie and Johnny

1966
Johnny has a gambling problem. The appearance of a new 'lady luck' causes a cat fight with Johnny's girlfriend after a fortune-teller tells him how to change his luck.

1965.

1 Movie
I'll Take Sweden

I'll Take Sweden

1965
Bob Holcomb will do anything to stop his daughter from tying the knot with her lazy boyfriend, even move her all the way to Sweden.

1963.

1 TV show
TV
The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

1963
The Farmer's Daughter was a comedy series that aired on ABC from September 20, 1963, to April 22, 1966. The two leading stars often appeared at the end of the show to promote the products. It aired on...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

6
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first ten years, Cars...

1960.

1 TV show
TV
My Three Sons

My Three Sons

6
1960
Steven Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law and later the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in lat...

1958.

1 TV show
TV
The Donna Reed Show

The Donna Reed Show

6
1958
The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the upper-middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley Faba...

1956.

1 Movie
Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

1956
An unhappily married man is plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife in a television adaptation of Nol Coward's famous play.

1954.

1 TV show
TV
December Bride

December Bride

1954
December Bride is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network from 1954 to 1959, adapted from the original CBS radio network series that aired from June 1952 through September 1953.

1953.

1 Movie
Column South

Column South

1953
In the weeks leading up to the start of the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers hope to cause a war in the New Mexico Territory. Audie Murphy, Robert Sterling, Joan Evans, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, ...

1952.

4 Movies
Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

1952
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Bonzo Goes to College

Bonzo Goes to College

1952
The only solution to the football team's problems is to enroll Bonzo in college.
Yankee Buccaneer

Yankee Buccaneer

1952
A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-s...
Here Come the Nelsons

Here Come the Nelsons

1952
There are many comical situations for the Nelson family.

1951.

3 Movies
Little Egypt

Little Egypt

1951
A belly dancer causes a scandal with her suggestive dancing at a Worlds Fair exhibition at the turn of the 20th century.
Bedtime for Bonzo

Bedtime for Bonzo

1951
A college professor tries to repair his professional and personal reputation by using a lab chimp to demonstrate that environment is more important than heredity in behavioral development.
Katie Did It

Katie Did It

1951
A prudish New England town girl, who has been brought up in a strict manner, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist. The romance blossoms until the victim of some false information is con...

1950.

3 Movies
The Desert Hawk

The Desert Hawk

1950
A desert guerilla with a scimitar married the caliph's daughter.
Peggy

Peggy

1950
Professor Brookfield and his family moved to Pasadena, California. Mrs. Is it their new neighbor? There is a beauty contest at the Rose Bowl. Mrs. Tom's mother tries to distract him from Susan because...
Buccaneer's Girl

Buccaneer's Girl

1950
Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, and Robert Douglas are in a 1950 American romantic adventure film directed by Frederick De Cordova. A singer in New Orleans becomes involved with a pirate.

1949.

2 Movies
The Gal Who Took the West

The Gal Who Took the West

1949
In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.
Illegal Entry

Illegal Entry

1949
Fred DeCordova was the director of the Universal meller Illegal Entry. Howard Duff worked with DeCordova. Adams and Eve play an undercover agent for the U.S. The Department of Immigration. Powers fall...

1948.

3 Movies
Wallflower

Wallflower

1948
Two stepsisters are competing for the same man. Comedy.
The Countess of Monte Cristo

The Countess of Monte Cristo

1948
This musical tells the tales of two movie extras who abscond to an expensive resort with their costumes and pretend to be aristocrats. Included in the film are ice skating numbers and songs.
For the Love of Mary

For the Love of Mary

1948
A young girl gets a job at the White House and ends up in politics.

1947.

3 Movies
Always Together

Always Together

1947
An old millionaire who believes he's dying leaves his fortune to a young woman who is obsessed with movie stars. The elderly tycoon recuperates from his illness and wants his money back. Comedy has ma...
That Way With Women

That Way With Women

1947
A man and his daughter are at a gas station.
Love and Learn

Love and Learn

1947
The two would-be songwriters are Jack and Robert.

1946.

1 Movie
Her Kind of Man

Her Kind of Man

1946
A singer can't make a decision.

1945.

2 Movies
To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

2.67
1945
A Martinique charter boat skipper is mixed up with French resistance operatives during WWII.
Too Young to Know

Too Young to Know

1945
A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Bing Crosby Show 1954

The Bing Crosby Show 1954

As this is Bing Crosby's first television special, comedian Jack Benny with his latest girlfriend Crystal Pond drop by to give a few pointers. The big production number "Y'all Come!" is one of the fiv...
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