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Fred Coe

Born: Dec 13, 1914

Death: Apr 29, 1979

Birthplace: Alligator

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Fred Coe

Date of Birth : Dec 13, 1914
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1979
Birth Place : Alligator

Fred Coe, nicknamed Pappy, was a television producer and director most famous for The Goodyear Television Playhouse/The Philco Television Playhouse in 1948-1955 and Playhouse 90 from 1957 to 1959. Among the live TV dramas he produced were Marty and The Trip to Bountiful for 'Goodyear/Philco', Peter Pan for Producers' Showcase, and Days of Wine and Roses for Playhouse 90. Born in Alligator, Mississippi, Coe attended high school in Nashville, Tennessee, and college in Nashville at Peabody College, now part of Vanderbilt University, before studying at the Yale Drama School.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Television producer
  • Theatre Director
  • Television Director
  • Theatrical producer

Also known as

  • Pappy

Awards Won

  • Tony Award for Best Play
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Best Producer - Live Series
  • Evelyn F. Burkey Award
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