Lew Grade

Executive Producer · Producer · Actor
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Lew Grade, Baron Grade, OStJ, KC*SS, born Louis Winogradsky, was a British media proprietor and impresario. Originally a dancer, and later a talent agent, Grade's interest in television production began in 1954 when, in partnership, he successfully bid for franchises in the newly created ITV network, which led to the creation of Associated Television (ATV). read more

Lew Grade, Baron Grade, OStJ, KC*SS, born Louis Winogradsky, was a British media proprietor and impresario. Originally a dancer, and later a talent agent, Grade's interest in television production began in 1954 when, in partnership, he successfully bid for franchises in the newly created ITV network, which led to the creation of Associated Television (ATV). Having worked for a time in the United States, he was aware of the potential for the sale of television programming to American networks. The Incorporated Television Company was formed with this specific objective in mind. Grade had some success in this field with such series as Gerry Anderson's various Supermarionation series such as Thunderbirds, Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner, and Jim Henson's The Muppet Show. Later, Grade invested in film production, but several expensive box office failures caused him to lose control of ITC, and ultimately resulted in the disestablishment of ATV after it lost its ITV franchise.

Birth Name

Louis Winogradsky

Born

Tuesday, 25 December 1906

Died

Monday, 14 December 1998

Actor Filmography

In My Mind Himself (archive footage) 2017
In Their Own Words Himself 2015
Henson's Place Himself (as Lord Grade) 1984
Arena Himself (as Lord Grade of Elstree) 1975
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1972
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

In My Mind Himself (archive footage) 2017
In Their Own Words Himself 2015
Henson's Place Himself (as Lord Grade) 1984
Arena Himself (as Lord Grade of Elstree) 1975
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1972

Producer Filmography

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