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director , writer , film producer

Albert Wasserman, American film producer, writer, director. Recipient Sylvania television award, Robert Flaherty film award, Academy award, 1947, Peabody award for Columbia Broadcasting System public affairs series, Lasker medical journalism awards (2); Edinburgh Film Festival silver medal, 1948, George Polk award, 1960, Journalism award Ohio State University, 1961.


Wasserman, Albert was born on February 9, 1921 in New York City. Son of Martin S. and Beatrice (Schaffer) Wasserman.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1941.


President Wasserman Productions, Incorporated, New York York City, 1968-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Writer documentary, educational and industrial films, 1946-1953. Freelance writer, director television documentary films, 1953-1955. Staff writer, director, producer, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1955-1960.

      Producer, director, writer: NBC News, 1960-1967. Producer: 60 Minutes, 1976-1986. Writer, producer, director: Out of Darkness.

      Writer film: First Steps. Writer, director films for: Columbia Broadcasting System Public Affairs Series The Search. Producer, writer director: NBC White Paper programs, films for Columbia Broadcasting System News series The Twentieth Century and Columbia Broadcasting System Reports.

      Producer, director: television Special The Making of the President, 1972. Still photographer and collagist, New York City, 1987-2005. Solo exhibition at Atlantic Gallery, New York City, 2003.

      Exhibited works at Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1990-1997, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Atlantic Gallery, New York City, 1995-1998, 2003, Cast Iron Gallery, New York City, 1995, Cortland Jessup Gallery, New York City, 1997, eyeonart. Com, New York City, 2000.


Member Writers Guild American East (treasurer 1965-1966), Directors Guild American (eastern regional council 1965-1966, 69-70).


Married Della Newmark, August 5, 1943 (divorced March 1965). Children– Paul, Vicki. Married Barbara Alson, June 19, 1968.

Martin S. Wasserman

Beatrice (Schaffer) Wasserman

Della Newmark

Barbara Alson

Vicki Wasserman

Paul Wasserman