Jim Frawley


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Birth Name: Jim Frawley
Born: 09/29/1936
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA

A prolific director for television for over four decades, James Frawley was behind the camera for countless series, from "The Monkees" (NBC 1966-68), "Columbo" (NBC 1968-1978) and "Cagney and Lacey" (CBS 1981-88), as well as the occasional feature film, the best known and loved of which was "The Muppet Movie" (1979). Frawley was initially an actor, appearing on Broadway and with the iconic improv group The Premise. The latter would prove instrumental in his subsequent career as a director: producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider sought out his comic skills for "The Monkees," while Jim Henson saw in his comedy and technical background the perfect choice to helm "The Muppet Movie." The su... Continue Bio >>


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