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Jack Webb Appointed Head of TV Production at Warners

Feb. 19, 1963 - Jack Webb, one of the first major stars of television and one of its most successful producers and directors, has been appointed head of television production at Warner Brothers studio. Webb assumes his new duties March 4, replacing William T. Orr, who has headed TV production at the studio for the last seven years. Jack L. Warner, studio head, said that the appointment of Webb, famed for his “Dragnet” series, marks the beginning of a “retooling” of the company’s TV operations in an effort to make Warner Brothers the leading TV film studio.


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