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David Downs Hartman

David Downs Hartman, American television host, producer. Recipient Emmy for writing, news and documentary category, 1985. Vice president Muscular Dystrophy Associations American, since 1970; national board directors United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1980; board directors Foundation Junior Blind. Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959.

Background

  • Hartman, David Downs was born on May 19, 1935 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Cyril Baldwin and Fannie Rodman (Downs) Hartman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Duke University, 1956. Graduate, American Academy Dramatic Arts, 1961.

    Works

    • Stage actor in My Fair Lady, 1962-1963, original cast of Hello Dolly, Broadway, 1963-1965. Appeared in off-Broadway musicals, summer stock. Toured with Belafonte singers.

      Appeared in film Island at the Top of the World, 1974. Appeared on NBC-television in regular running roles in The Virginian, 1968-1969, The Bold Ones, 1969-1973, Lucas Tanner, 1974-1975. Television films include San Francisco International, 1970, The Feminist and the Fuzz, 1971, (world premiere) I Love a Mystery, 1973, Miracle on 34th Street, 1973.

      Producer Birth and Babies, ABC-television. Host Good Morning American, ABC-television network news and information program, 1975-1986. Executive producer and host ABC-television specialists.

      Founder own prodgn. Company, specialists produced include The Consitution: We Live It Every Day, Early Warning, 1989. The Shooters, David Hartman-The Future is Now (also writer).

    Membership

    Vice president Muscular Dystrophy Associations American, since 1970. National board directors United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1980. Board directors Foundation Junior Blind.

    Served with United States Air Force, 1956-1959.

    Connections

    • Married Maureen Downey, June 1974. Children: Sean, Brian, Bridget, Conor.
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    • 1956
      Duke University
    • 1961
      American Academy Dramatic Arts

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