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William Edwin Self

William Edwin Self, American film company executive, retired television producer. Chairman Permanent Charities Committee, Los Angeles, 1970; board directors Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyoming, John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles; trustee Motion Picture and television Fund. Member Screen Directors Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences Clubs: Bel Air Country.

Background

  • Self, William Edwin was born on June 21, 1921 in Dayton. Son of Edwin and Elsie (Fundus) Self.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, University Chicago, 1943.

    Career

    • Director development Columbia Broadcasting System, 1958-1959. Executive vice president Twentieth-Century Fox television, Los Angeles, 1959-1968, president, 1968-1974. Partner Frankovich-Self Productions, 1975-1976.

      Vice president Columbia Broadcasting System Entertainment, 1976-1982. President Columbia Broadcasting System Theatrical Films, Studio City, California, 1982-1984, William Self Productions, Studio City, 1985-1990, Self Productions Inc., Studio City, from 1990.

    Works

    • A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray
    • We know the uniforms they wore, the weapons they carried, and the battles they fought, but what did they eat and, of even greater curiosity, was it any good? Now, for the very first time, the food that fuelled the armies of the North and the South and the soldiers' opinions of it - ranging from the sublime to just slime - is front and centre in a biting, fascinating look at the Civil War as written by one of its most respected historians.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Chairman Permanent Charities Committee, Los Angeles, 1970. Board directors Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyoming, John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles. Trustee Motion Picture and television Fund.

    Member Screen Directors Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences Clubs: Bel Air Country.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Lucille Flynn, March 7, 1941 (deceased 2007). Children: Edwin, Barbara Self Malone.
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    Born June 21, 1921
    Died November 15, 2010
    (aged 89)
    • 1943
      University Chicago
    • 1958 - 1959
      Director, development Columbia Broadcasting System
    • 1959 - 1968
      executive, vice president Twentieth-Century Fox television
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      partner, Frankovich-Self Productions
    • 1976 - 1982
      vice president, Columbia Broadcasting System Entertainment
    • 1982 - 1984
      president, Columbia Broadcasting System Theatrical Films
      Studio City, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      president, Columbia Broadcasting System Theatrical Films
      Studio City, California, United States
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