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Jess Oppenheimer, American Producer. Recipient Sylvania Corporation award, 1952, Michael award Academy Radio and television Arts and Sciences, 1953.


Oppenheimer, Jess was born on November 11, 1913 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of James and Stella C. (Jessurun) Oppenheimer.


Student, Stanford University, 1931-1933.


Writer, Fred Astaire Packard Program, 1936-1938; head writer, Screen Guild Program, 1938-1940; writer, Rudy Vallee Sealtest Program, 1940-1941; writer, director, producer, Fanny Brice in Baby Snooks Program, 1942-1947; producer, director, head writer, My Favorite Husband with Lucille Ball, 1948-1951; creator, producer, head writer, I Love Lucy, 1951-1956; executive producer, creator, Angel, 1960-1961; producer, creator, Glynnis, 1963-1964; producer, director, writer, Bob Hope Chrysler Theater, 1965-1966; producer, writer, Get Smart, 1967-1968; creator, executive producer, writer, Debbie Reynolds Show, 1968-1969; executive, producer General Motors 50th Anniversary Show, NBC, 1956-1988. President Rinkeed, Inc.


Board governors City of Hope. Board directors Vista Del Mar Child Care Service. Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1941-1945.

Member Academy television Arts and Sciences (board governors 1966-1988, Emmy award 1952, 53, nominations 1954, 55, 57, 59, 62), Society Motion Picture and television Engineers, Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American, television Producers Guild.


Married Estelle Weiss, August 5, 1947. Children: Joanne, Gregg.

James Oppenheimer

Stella C. (Jessurun) Oppenheimer

Estelle Weiss

Gregg Oppenheimer

Joanne Oppenheimer