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director , television producer

Robert Douglas Wilson, American television producer, director. Recipient 16 Emmy awards National Academy Television Arts and Sciences, 1968-1981, Teddy award National Outdoor-Travel Film Festival, 1984-1985, Cine Golden Eagle award Council International Non Theatrical Events, 1984, Media award Special Olympics, Washington, 1979.

Background

Wilson, Robert Douglas was born on August 16, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of William Wallace and Francis (Seydel) Wilson.

Education

Actor, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1955. Page NBC, New York City, 1957-1958. Production assistant ABC Network, New York City, 1958-1960.

Associate director ABC and ABC Sports, New York City, 1960-1967, producer-director ABC Sports, since 1967, producer-director 10 Olympic Games coverages. Producer ABC's Wide World of Sports, since 1964, 8 Battle of Network Stars. Director World Telecast Olympic Figure Skating, Calgary, 1988.

Lecturer Ithaca College, New York, 1977, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1978, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980-1981.

Career

Actor, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia, 1955. Producer ABC's Wide World of Sports, since 1964, 8 Battle of Network Stars. Composer songs and ballads.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer songs and ballads. Vestryman St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1968-1971, member Canterbury Choir, since 1968.

Membership

Served with United States Air Force Reserve, 1958-1964. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American (eastern regional board directors, Lifetime Achievement award on sports directing), The Players.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tobogganing, tennis, golf, theatre, music.

Connections

Children– Theodore C., James W., Peter G. Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1957.

father:
William Wallace Wilson

mother:
Francis (Seydel) Wilson

children:
Theodore C. Wilson

James W. Wilson

Peter G. Bachelor of Arts Wilson

Colgate University Wilson

1957 Wilson