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Jack Wrather (1918–1984)

Oil millionaire who bought the rights to "The Lone Ranger". Also produced "Lassie and "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon". He built the Disneyland Hotel, founded Los Angeles' PBS station KCET and turned the Queen Mary and Howard Hughes' experimental airplane, "The Spruce Goose", into tourist attractions in Long Beach, California. The Spruce Goose was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lassie Producer
(1956-1973)
The Lone Ranger Producer
(1956)
High Tide Producer
(1947)

Filmography

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 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (producer)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (executive producer - uncredited)
  Lassie (TV Series) (executive producer - 426 episodes, 1956 - 1973) (producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Dawning (1973) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Piper (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 3 (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 2 (1973) ... (executive producer)
- A Joyous Sound: Part 1 (1973) ... (executive producer)
 1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (executive producer - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Message from Abe (1957) ... (executive producer)
- The Wooden Rifle (1956) ... (executive producer)
 1956 The Lone Ranger (producer)
 1955 The Lone Ranger Story (producer)
 1952 Boss Lady (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Boss Vacations (1952) ... (producer)
- Some Classmates (1952) ... (producer)
- Boss Lady Trouble (1952) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1952) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1952) ... (producer)
 1950 Guilty of Treason (producer)
 1948 Strike It Rich (producer)
 1948 Perilous Waters (producer)
 1947 High Tide (producer)
 1947 The Guilty (producer)
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 1973 Lassie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1972 Lassie: Joyous Sound (TV Movie)
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 1959 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #6.23 (1959) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1959, he produced an unsold comedy series pilot starring Chico Marxand Harpo Marx titled, "The Deputy Seraph." See more »
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Trivia:

Walt Disney personally convinced Wrather to build the Disneyland Hotel when Disney could not raise the money to do so -- his credit was all tied up in building the theme park itself. After the phenomenal success of Disneyland, Disney attempted to buy the hotel, but Wrather steadfastly refused to sell. Long after Wrather's and Walt Disney's death, the Disney Company bought the Wrather Corporation ... See more »

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