Death of Fred De Cordova

October 27, 1910 - September 15, 2001
Woodland Hills, California | Age 90

Former producer of 'The Tonight Show,' director of 'Bedtime for Bonzo', dies at 90
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Fred De Cordova, producer of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" for 22 years and director of such movies as Ronald Reagan's "Bedtime for Bonzo," has died. He was 90.

De Cordova died Saturday of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in suburban Woodland Hills, hospital spokeswoman Carla White said.

De Cordova proved the perfect overseer for Carson's brand of entertainment, making split-second decisions to keep the show moving as he watched...

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