Director Robert Scheerer, Director Known For Live Musical TV Specials, Dies At 89

Deadline | 3/11/2018 | Dade Hayes
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Robert Scheerer, whose lengthy show business career was highlighted by his mastery of directing live musicals for television, has died at 89.

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Scheerer died March 3 of natural causes, according to an announcement from production company LenGlo Entertainment.

Born in Santa Barbara in 1928, Scheerer started out as a dancer. As a teenage member of the dance group The Jivin’ Jacks and Jills, he made 12 films for Universal Studios, including What’s Cookin’. He later acted on Broadway in the play Lend an Ear and appeared with Julie Andrews in the The Boy Friend, with Phil Silvers in Top Banana, and with comic actor Wally Cox in Dance Me A Song, directed by Bob Fosse.

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Scheerer soon transitioned to directing, landing his first big job on Shari Lewis’ Saturday Morning Show. He went on to receive 10 Emmy nominations for Best Director and won in 1964 for his work on The Danny Kaye Show. He directed two AFI specials, one honoring Bette Davis and...
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