Robert Scheerer (1928 - 2018)

Robert Scheerer
1928 - 2018
updated April 05, 2020
Robert Scheerer was born on December 28, 1928 at Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara, California. He died on March 3, 2018 in Valley Village, California at age 89. We know that Robert Scheerer had been residing in California United States.

ROLES (15)
The Boy Friend Playbill - April 1955 THE BOY FRIEND (1954)
OPENED SEP 30, 1954
AS BOBBY SCHEERER (ORIGINAL)

Top Banana Playbill - Dec 1951 TOP BANANA (1951)
OPENED NOV 1, 1951
AS TOMMY (ORIGINAL)
AS DANCE TEAM (ORIGINAL)

Dance Me a Song - Playbill - Feb 1950 DANCE ME A SONG (1950)
OPENED JAN 20, 1950
AS BUTLER (ORIGINAL)
AS COWBOY (ORIGINAL)
AS BOY IN "DANCE ME A SONG" (ORIGINAL)
AS SON (ORIGINAL)
AS BOY IN "MY LITTLE DOG HAS EGO" (ORIGINAL)
AS CITY SLICKER (ORIGINAL)
AS "FINALE" PERFORMER (ORIGINAL)

Playbill - Feb 1949 LEND AN EAR (1948)
OPENED DEC 16, 1948
AS HENRY JONES (ORIGINAL)
AS A BOSS WHO DANCES (ORIGINAL)
AS BOY (ORIGINAL)
AS DANCER (ORIGINAL)
AS A BOY (ORIGINAL)

AWARDS
THEATRE WORLD AWARDS
1949 THEATRE WORLD AWARD LEND AN EAR WINNER

Director Robert Scheerer, Director Known For Live Musical TV Specials,

March 11, 2018 3:22pm

Robert Scheerer, whose lengthy show business career was highlighted by his mastery of directing live musicals for television, has died at 89.

Scheerer died March 3 of natural causes, according to an announcement from production company LenGlo Entertainment.

Born in Santa Barbara in 1928, Scheerer started out as a dancer. As a teenage member of the dance group The Jivin’ Jacks and Jills, he made 12 films for Universal Studios, including What’s Cookin’. He later acted on Broadway in the play Lend an Ear and appeared with Julie Andrews in the The Boy Friend, with Phil Silvers in Top Banana, and with comic actor Wally Cox in Dance Me A Song, directed by Bob Fosse.

Scheerer soon transitioned to directing, landing his first big job on Shari Lewis’ Saturday Morning Show. He went on to receive 10 Emmy nominations for Best Director and won in 1964 for his work on The Danny Kaye Show. He directed two AFI specials, one honoring Bette Davis and the other John Ford. For decades, he was the go-to director for live TV musical specials. He directed Barbra Streisand in A Happening In Central Park and Shirley Maclaine in If They Could See me Now. His credits also included Live At Lincoln Center specials with Beverly Sills, Audra McDonald and Danny Kaye.

Episodic TV also became a specialty, and Scheerer helmed episodes of many top-rated shows, including Fame, Matlock, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, The Love Boat, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Ironside and Gilligan’s Island. He regularly got directing work on the many Star Trek iterations, including The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.

Three feature films were also directed by Scheerer, including "Adam at 6 AM" with Michael Douglas in 1970, "The World’s Greatest Athlete" with Jan Michael Vincent in 1973 and "How to Beat the High Cost of Living" with Jessica Lange, Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin in 1980.

Scheerer is survived by his and his wife, Denise Scheerer, two children from his first wife, Nina, Amanda Scheerer and Evan Scheerer; stepdaughter Angel Pennington; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
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Robert Scheerer
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Scheerer
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California United States
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Robert Scheerer was born on at Santa Barbara, California, Home, in Santa Barbara, California United States
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Robert Scheerer died on in Valley Village, California United States
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Robert Scheerer was born on at Santa Barbara, California, Home, in Santa Barbara, California United States
Robert Scheerer died on in Valley Village, California United States
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American. Born. Raised. Died in the United States.

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Robert Scheerer - Director, Producer, Actor and Dancer.
Robert Scheerer was born on December 28, 1928 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Danny Kaye Show (1963), Fame (1982) and Live from Lincoln Center (1976). He was married to Denise Scheerer and Nina.
He died on March 3, 2018 in Valley Village, California.
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Nina (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Denise Scheerer (? - 3 March 2018) ( his death)
Directed episodes of Star Trek Voyager, The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Began his career as 'Bobby Scheerer', a dancer with the group 'The Jivin' Jacks and Jills', making appearances in 12 films for Universal. He later became a noted director of episodic television. He was outstanding in "The Boyfriend."

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Remembering 14-Time Trek Director Robert Scheerer, 1928-2018
BY STARTREK.COM STAFF / MARCH 12, 2018 2:15 AM EDT


StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Robert Scheerer, an Emmy Award-winning director who counted among his many credits multiple episodes of Star Trek, including 11 hours of The Next Generation, one installment of Deep Space Nine, and a pair of Voyager segments. According to Deadline, Scheerer -- who also danced and acted in his prolific career -- died of natural causes on March 3 at the age of 89.


Scheerer's TNG episodes included "The Measure of a Man," "Legacy," "True-Q" and "Chain of Command, Part 1." He visited DS9 to direct "Shadowplay," and Voyager to call the shots on "State of Flux" and "Rise." Actually, "Rise" capped Scheerer's work as a director whose film and TV output included The Danny Kaye Show, the live Barbra Streisand special A Happening in Central Park, Gilligan's Island, The World's Greatest Athlete, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, Fame, The Love Boat, Dynasty and Matlock.


"I love to work with a script and an actor," Scheerer told Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Official Magazine in a 1992 interview. "On The Next Generation, the actors work hard, try things and are pleasant. The crew is hard-working and fun; we have a lot of laughs and they can really get down to work when they need to. That's what makes it a pleasure to do. Sure, it's nice to get paid, but it's not just a job."

According to Deadline, Scheerer is survived by his wife, Denise Scheerer, two children with his first wife, Nina, Amanda Scheerer and Evan Scheerer; as well as stepdaughter Angel Pennington; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Scheerer's family, friends and colleagues.

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Director Robert Scheerer, Director Known For Live Musical TV Specials, Dies At 89

March 11, 2018 3:22pm

Robert Scheerer, whose lengthy show business career was highlighted by his mastery of directing live musicals for television, has died at 89.

Scheerer died March 3 of natural causes, according to an announcement from production company LenGlo Entertainment.

Born in Santa Barbara in 1928, Scheerer started out as a dancer. As a teenage member of the dance group The Jivin’ Jacks and Jills, he made 12 films for Universal Studios, including What’s Cookin’. He later acted on Broadway in the play Lend an Ear and appeared with Julie Andrews in the The Boy Friend, with Phil Silvers in Top Banana, and with comic actor Wally Cox in Dance Me A Song, directed by Bob Fosse.

Scheerer soon transitioned to directing, landing his first big job on Shari Lewis’ Saturday Morning Show. He went on to receive 10 Emmy nominations for Best Director and won in 1964 for his work on The Danny Kaye Show. He directed two AFI specials, one honoring Bette Davis and the other John Ford. For decades, he was the go-to director for live TV musical specials. He directed Barbra Streisand in A Happening In Central Park and Shirley Maclaine in If They Could See me Now. His credits also included Live At Lincoln Center specials with Beverly Sills, Audra McDonald and Danny Kaye.

Three feature films were also directed by Scheerer, including Adam at 6 AM with Michael Douglas in 1970, The World’s Greatest Athlete with Jan Michael Vincent in 1973 and How to Beat the High Co$t of Living with Jessica Lange, Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin in 1980.

Scheerer is survived by his and his wife, Denise Scheerer, two children from his first wife, Nina, Amanda Scheerer and Evan Scheerer; stepdaughter Angel Pennington; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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In 1928, in the year that Robert Scheerer was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1930, he was only 2 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1965, at the age of 37 years old, Robert was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1987, Robert was 59 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1992, Robert was 64 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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