Gray Frederickson

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Gray Frederickson
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Born (1937-07-21) July 21, 1937 (age 81)
Oklahoma City
Occupation Producer
Years active 1963–present

Gray Frederickson (born July 21, 1937) is an American film producer.

Frequent collaborators and history[edit]

Frederickson is a long-time producer for Francis Ford Coppola and works out of a studio alongside Greg Mellott out of Oklahoma City.[1]

In 1974, Robert De Niro claims he and Frederickson went up to the Gulf and Western Building in New York City to a private screening room to study Marlon Brando's movements. De Niro compared it to a science experiment which prepared him for his character in The Godfather.[2] Frederickson and Coppola collaborated on Apocalypse Now and One From The Heart[3] and The Outsiders.[4][5] According to Rolling Stone, the first meeting between Frederickson, Coppola and Al Ruddy was interrupted by a phone call from Brando.[6]

Awards[edit]

He is best known for winning an Oscar as one of the co-producers of The Godfather Part II[7] at the 47th Academy Awards.[8] In addition he was also nominated for Apocalypse Now. [9] Frederickson won an Emmy for Dream No Little Dream: The Life and Legacy of Robert S. Kerr (2007).[10]

Current production[edit]

In the summer of 2015, Frederickson produced a new cinematic live theater art form called, 'Distant Vision' directed by Francis Ford Coppola.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Frederickson is currently married to Karen and resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Video & interviews: Francis Ford Coppola successfully tests groundbreaking 'Live Cinema' experiment 'Distant Vision' at Oklahoma City Community College | News OK". newsok.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  2. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/19/entertainment/robert-de-niro-godfather-part-2/index.html
  3. ^ "Gray Frederickson -". www.cinemamanagementgroup.com.
  4. ^ "The Outsiders". www.sehinton.com.
  5. ^ "Oscar-Winning Producer of 'The Godfather Part II' Joins Dinesh D'Souza's Next Film".
  6. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/5-things-we-learned-from-tribecas-godfather-reunion-w479616
  7. ^ "5 Things We Learned From Tribeca's 'Godfather' Reunion".
  8. ^ "Gray Frederickson". occc.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  9. ^ "American Film Institute". afi.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  10. ^ "Gray Frederickson". ldcelebrityinterviews.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  11. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  12. ^ "Gray Frederickson - Biography - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.

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