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Broadcast executive

Louis Dorfsman was American broadcast executive. Recipient Augustus St. Gaudens medal Cooper Union, 1963, 13 gold medals New York Art Directors Club, Gold medal American Institute Graphic Arts, 1978, gold medal for best of year design Philadelphia Printing Club, 1962, Emmy award 1979, 2 Clio awards for best television commercials and newspaper advertisements, Emmy award for opening titles, 1980.

Background

Dorfsman, Louis was born on April 24, 1918 in New York City. Son of Sam and Mollie (Kruger) Dorfsman.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cooper Union, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Parson School Art, 1982.

Career

With Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1946—1991. Vice president advertising & sales promotion Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, 1959-1960. Director advertising and sales promotion Columbia Broadcasting System Television Network, 1960-1964.

Director design Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1964-1968. Vice president advertising and design Columbia Broadcasting System (Columbia Broadcasting System/Broadcast Group), 1968, senior vice president, creative director advertising and design. Trustee Cooper Union School of Science and Art.

Board directors International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Emmy award 1979, 2 Clio awards for best television commercials and newspaper advertisements, Emmy award for opening titles 1980).

Membership

Member New York Art Directors Club (past president, inducted Hall of Fame 1978), American Institute Graphic Arts, Type Directors Club New York Clubs: Century Association.

Connections

Married Ann Hysa, October 5, 1940. Children: Elissa, Mitchell, Neil.

father:
Sam Dorfsman

mother:
Mollie (Kruger) Dorfsman

spouse:
Ann Hysa

child:
Elissa Dorfsman

child:
Mitchell Dorfsman

child:
Neil Dorfsman