AB, Dartmouth College, 1953.
After his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1953, Solow was hired by the William Morris Agency in New York City to work in the mailroom. In 1954, he was promoted to talent agent. Later he was hired by National Broadcasting Company and transferred to Los Angeles in 1960 and was subsequently hired by Columbia Broadcasting System as Director of Daytime Programs, West Coast.\r\nHe returned to National Broadcasting Company a year later as Director of Daytime Programs.
The middle 1960s: Desilu before the Paramount merger\r\nIn 1964, he joined Desilu Studios and was appointed Vice President of Production in 1964. Solow oversaw the development, sales, and production of Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, and Mannix.\r\nAt Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer\r\nSolow joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television as vice president in charge of television production. There he oversaw the development and production of Medical Center, Then Came Bronson (produced by Robert H Justman and Robert Sabaroff), and The Courtship of Eddie"s Father.
Later, Solow was appointed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer"s Vice President of Worldwide Television and Motion Picture Production, and headed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, California and Borehamwood, England.\r\nLater work\r\nAfter he left Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Solow was the executive producer of the short-lived National Broadcasting Company television series Manitoba from Atlantis (packaged by his own production company, which was owned by Taft Broadcasting) and produced the award-winning feature-length documentary Elvis: That"s the Way lieutenant Is, starring Elvis Presley. Along with Robert H. Justman, he wrote Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, published by Pocket Books in 1996. According to Publishers Weekly, "As told by Solow, Star Trek"s executive in charge of production, and Justman, Star Trek"s co-producer, this is arguably the definitive history of the television show..With plenty of behind-the-scenes material that will be of interest to Trek fans, this book puts a good deal of emphasis on the show"s business side, elucidating production difficulties, cost overruns and the seemingly constant debate with National Broadcasting Company over the show"s future." Although Solow is often credited with being the first to call Gene Roddenberry "The Great Bird of the Galaxy", drawn from one of George Takei"s throwaway lines, as Hikaru Sulu, from the original series episode "The Manitoba Trap", it was actually Robert Justman who coined the phrase.\r\nSolow thought the name was silly.
During her time at Lampeter, Solow became Writer-in Residence and learned Welsh.
Member Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences.
Children: Jody, Bonnie, Jamie. Married Yvonne Fern, 1996.