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Roger Beatty

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: January 24
Date of passing: 
April 06, 2020

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Roger Beatty was an American television writer and director.

He was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in nearby Eagle Rock. After serving three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he decided to focus on a career in show business.

Beatty got his start in television in 1956 on The Bing Crosby Show. He worked his way through programs taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, including The Red Skelton Show and The Danny Kaye Show, before joining The Carol Burnett Show. Beatty won five Emmy Awards for his work on the Burnett show.

Roger Beatty was an American television writer and director.

He was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in nearby Eagle Rock. After serving three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he decided to focus on a career in show business.

Beatty got his start in television in 1956 on The Bing Crosby Show. He worked his way through programs taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, including The Red Skelton Show and The Danny Kaye Show, before joining The Carol Burnett Show. Beatty won five Emmy Awards for his work on the Burnett show.

After The Carol Burnett Show, he directed episodes of Mama's Family with Harvey Korman, along with various TV specials, and worked with Tim Conway on the Dorf comedy DVDs. He also co-wrote The Billion Dollar Hobo (1977) with Conway.

Beatty was recognized by the Director's Guild with an Achievement Award for his work on Beverly Sills and Carol Burnett at the Met in 1976. His final project was directing Conway and Korman in "Together Again," a live show which ran for over 500 performances across the country.

Beatty died April 6, 2020, in Palm Desert, California. He was 87.

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