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|Born||Harry Stephen Ackerman
November 17, 1912
Albany, New York
|Died||February 3, 1991
From 1958 through 1974, under the command of Ackerman as Vice President of Production, Screen Gems delivered the classic sitcoms: Father Knows Best, Bachelor Father, Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show, Hazel, Gidget, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Flying Nun, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family.
The Harry Ackerman Collection of personal papers was donated to the Dartmouth College Library in 1994 as a gift from Ackerman's widow, actress Elinor Donahue. Harry Ackerman, a Class of 1935 graduate, was one of the most prolific producers in the history of television, having created or co-created and produced a total of twenty-one television series, seven of which were on the air simultaneously.
- "Ackerman, Harry S.". Who Was Who in America, with World Notables, v. 10: 1989-1993. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who. 1993. p. 2. ISBN 0837902207.
- Obituary Variety, February 11, 1991.
- Harry Ackerman at the Internet Movie Database
- Ackerman bio/collection info from Dartmouth College
- Harry Ackerman in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Directory