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Edgar J. Scherick

Edgar J. Scherick
Born (1924-10-16)October 16, 1924
New York City, New York
Died December 2, 2002(2002-12-02) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California

Edgar J. Scherick (October 16, 1924 – December 2, 2002) was one of the most prolific producers of television miniseries, made-for-television films, and theatrical motion pictures.

Life and career

Scherick was born in New York City, New York, the son of Jennie (née Friedman) and Jacob J. Scherick.[1]

Widely credited as a pioneer in network sports broadcasting, Scherick served as Vice President of Programming for the ABC Television Network, where he created the television program ABC's Wide World of Sports. He is also the producer or executive producer of 75 theatrical films, television movies, and mini-series.

Awards and nominations

Scherick's television body of work includes 6 Emmy nominations and one winning Emmy:

  • 2002: Outstanding Made For Television Movie - Path To War
  • 1990: Outstanding Miniseries - The Kennedys of Massachusetts
  • 1986: Outstanding Miniseries - On Wings of Eagles
  • 1984: Outstanding Children's Program - He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (Winner)
  • 1983: Outstanding Drama Special - Little Gloria...Happy at Last
  • 1977: Outstanding Special - Drama or Comedy - Raid on Entebbe The Big Event

Also served as chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame beginning in 1988.

Well-known titles produced by Scherick

Some well-known titles produced by Scherick include:


Business positions
Preceded by
Thomas W. Moore
Vice President, Programs ABC
Succeeded by
Leonard Goldberg

External links

  • Edgar Scherick, Producer For Television and Movies, dies at 78
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Luke Ford: Profiles: Edgar Scherick
  • The Archive of American Television: Interview with Edgar Scherick (90 minutes)
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