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01. William T. Orr, The International Movie Database

Orr, William T.


Born September 27, 1917;

New York City, New York, USA

Died December 25, 2002;
Los Angeles, California, USA


Maverick Executive Producer[1]


William T. Orr began his career as an actor and moved from New York to Los Angeles to get into film. After serving in World War II, he returned to Hollywood and married Joy Page, the step-daughter of Warner Bros. studio chief, Jack Warner. A year later, Warner made him one of his assistants, bringing to life the affirmation that “the son-in-law also rises.”


He had an ability to spot new talent, and brought such names as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Paul Newman to the studio. in the mid-1950s, he was put in charge of Warner Bros. television department. As Executive Producer of the studio’s earliest ventures into the new medium, he helped to establish ABC as a prime-time force with a steady supply of Warner-produced westerns and detective shows.



01. War of the Silver Kings (1957)
Executive Producer

02. Point Blank (1957)
Executive Producer

03. According to Hoyle (1957)
Executive Producer

04. Ghost Rider (1957)
Executive Producer

05. The Long Hunt (1957)
Executive Producer

06. Stage West (1957)
Executive Producer

07. Relic of Fort Tejon (1957)
Executive Producer

08. Hostage (1957)
Executive Producer

09. Stampede (1957)
Executive Producer

10. The Jeweled Gun (1957)
Executive Producer

11. The Wrecker (1957)
Executive Producer

12. Trail West to Fury (1958)
Executive Producer

13. The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick (1958)
Executive Producer

14. Escape to Tampico (1958)
Executive Producer

15. The Thirty-Ninth Star (1958)
Executive Producer

16. Brasada Spur (1959)
Executive Producer









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