Manulis in 2004
May 30, 1915|
Brooklyn, New York
||September 28, 2007
||Film, television and theater producer
||Katherine Bard (June 14, 1939 – July 28, 1983) (her death)
Martin Manulis (May 30, 1915 – September 28, 2007) was an American film, television and theater producer. Manulis was best known for creating the television program, Playhouse 90 on CBS.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Manulis was a 1935 graduate of Columbia University in New York City and a veteran of World War II. He began his career on Broadway as a stage producer and director. He began working in television in the 1950s and in 1958, he became the head of production at 20th Century Fox Television. While at Fox, Manulis produced The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, starring Dwayne Hickman, which ran from 1959–1963. Another of his series was Five Fingers, an espionage program starring David Hedison, which ran on NBC from 1959–1960.
During the 1960s, Manulis began producing films, including Days of Wine and Roses.
On September 28, 2007, Manulis died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, at the age of 92.
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