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William Edwin Self

television producer , film company executive

William Edwin Self, American film company executive, retired television producer. Chairman Permanent Charities Committee, Los Angeles, 1970; board directors Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyoming, John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles; trustee Motion Picture and television Fund. Member Screen Directors Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences Clubs: Bel Air Country.

Background

Self, William Edwin was born on June 21, 1921 in Dayton. Son of Edwin and Elsie (Fundus) Self.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Political Science, University of Chicago, 1943.

Career

Director development, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1958-1959;executive vice president, Twentieth-Century Fox television, Los Angeles, 1959-1968;president, Twentieth-Century Fox television, Los Angeles, 1968-1974;partner, Frankovich-Self Prodns., Los Angeles, 1975-1976;vice president, Columbia Broadcasting System Entertainment, 1976-1982;president, Columbia Broadcasting System Theatrical Films, Studio City, California, 1982-1984;president, William Self Prodns., Studio City, California, 1985-1990;president, Self Prodns. Inc., Studio City, since 1990.

Works

  • A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray

    (We know the uniforms they wore, the weapons they carried,...)

  • Captains of the Civil War: A Chronicle of the Blue and the Gray

    (Captains of the Civil War: A Chronicle of the Blue and th...)

  • The Wild Blue and the Gray

    (1916, in an alternative world. The independent Confederat...)

  • The Wild Blue and the Gray

    (1916, in an alternative world. The independent Confederat...)

  • All works

Membership

Chairman Permanent Charities Committee, Los Angeles, 1970. Board directors Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyoming, John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles. Trustee Motion Picture and television Fund.

Member Screen Directors Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences Clubs: Bel Air Country.

Connections

Married Margaret Lucille Flynn, March 7, 1941 (deceased 2007). Children: Edwin, Barbara Self Malone.

father:
Edwin Self

mother:
Elsie (Fundus) Self

spouse:
Margaret Lucille Flynn

children:
Edwin Self

Barbara Self Malone Self