Elizabeth Montgomery
(Movies & TV)
Desi Arnaz
John F. Kennedy
Frank Sinatra
Gig Young
(Movies & TV)
Harry Ackerman

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William Asher

Knowledge Identifier: +William_Asher


William Asher

American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (90%), California (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Elizabeth Montgomery, Bewitched, Desi Arnaz

Linked to: Muscle Beach Party, Los Angeles Times, CBS




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William Asher was born in 1921 add something


Asher returned to California in 1948 to direct "Leather Gloves," a low budget film add something


Asher was previously married to Danni Sue Nolan from 1951-1961 with whom he had 2 children add something


He was nominated for the DGA award in 1951 for "I Love Lucy" add something


He began directing "I Love Lucy" by 1952 add something


In 1952, Desi Arnaz asked Asher to direct an episode of his series "I Love Lucy" add something


Elizabeth Montgomery - She was married to actor Gig Young from 1956 to 1963, and to director-producer William Asher from 1963 until their 1973 divorce


By the show's end in 1957, Asher had directed 110 of the show's 179 episodes, Asher later commented that even though the creators knew the show was good, they did not believe it would become an American icon add something


Asher had befriended President John F. Kennedy, and together with Frank Sinatra, planned Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural add something


Asher married "Bewitched" star Elizabeth Montgomery in 1963 add something


Bewitched - Creator Saks, executive producer Harry Ackerman, and director William Asher started filming the pilot on November 22, 1963; it coincided with the assassination of John F. Kennedy


In 1964, he produced and directed "Bewitched", which starred his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery add something


Dick Sargent - He had first been offered the role in 1964 after William Asher and Elizabeth Montgomery were involved and chose him but was under contract to Universal Studios and unable to accept it


Asher was nominated for an Emmy four times, winning once for directing "Bewitched" in 1966 add something


They soon divorced after the series' cancellation in 1972 add something


They had three children and divorced in 1973 add something


Asher received a star in Palm Springs' Walk of Stars in November 2003 add something

William Asher died in 2012 add something


Asher died from complications due to Alzheimer's disease at age 90 on July 16, 2012 add something