Joseph Cates

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Birth Name: Joseph Cates
Born: 08/10/1924
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 10/10/1998

Cates was merely 23 when he produced and directed "Look Upon a Star" (1947) with an equally young former Miss America named Bess Myerson. By 1951, he was directing the game show "Down You Go", and, from 1955-58, he produced and directed "The $64,000 Question". Unlike others involved in the scandals surrounding that show and "21", Cates' TV career was not interrupted, although after "Haggis Baggis" (1958-59) he no longer worked in game shows. Instead, Cates made a very strong mark in variety specials. He was producer of "NBC Spectaculars" from 1955-60 and won his first Emmy nomination producing and co-directing (with Gower Champion) "Accent on Love" (1958). Cates also produced specials starri... Continue Bio >>

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