Ruddy, Albert S. 1934- (Al Ruddy)

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Ruddy, Albert S. 1934- (Al Ruddy)

PERSONAL

Full name, Albert Stotland Ruddy; born March 28, 1934, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Hy and Ruth (maiden name, Ruddy) Stotland; married Wanda McDaniel. Education: University of Southern California, B.S., architectural design, 1956; studied chemical engineering at the City College of New York.

Addresses:

Office—The Ruddy/Morgan Organization, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 508, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3211; Crazy Max Films, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 508, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3211.

Career:

Producer, writer, series developer, art director, and lyricist. Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA, film producer, 1960-62; Screen Gems, Los Angeles, film producer, 1966-67; Alfrany Productions, Los Angeles, president, 1965-72; Albert S. Ruddy Productions, Los Angeles, president, 1972-?; The Ruddy/Morgan Organization, Beverly Hills, CA, principal; Crazy Max Films, Beverly Hills, CA, partner. Abroe Construction Co., Cranford, NJ, construction supervisor, 1955-57; Systems Development Corp., Los Angeles, systems analyst, 1958-59.

Member:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild of America (director, 1973-74), Variety Club of Southern California.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award, best motion picture—drama, Heraldo Award, Mexican Film Board, 1972, Academy Award, best picture, David D'Donatello Award, best foreign film, 1973, all for The Godfather; Golden Globe Award, best motion picture—comedy/musical, 1974, for The Longest Yard; Academy Award (with others), best motion picture of the year, 2005, for Million Dollar Baby.

CREDITS

Film Producer:

Wild Seed (also known as Fargo), Universal, 1965.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy, Paramount, 1970.

Making It, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.

The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather"), Paramount, 1972.

The Longest Yard (also known as The Mean Machine), Paramount, 1974.

Coonskin (also known as Bustin Out and Streetfight), Bryanston, 1975.

Matilda, American International, 1978.

The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Megaforce (also known as Mega Force), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984.

Lassiter (also known as The Magnificent Thief), Warner Bros., 1984.

(With Andre Morgan) Farewell to the King, Orion, 1990.

Impulse, Warner Bros., 1990.

Ladybugs, Paramount, 1992.

Bad Girls, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

The Scout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Heaven's Prisoners, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Million Dollar Baby, Warner Bros., 2004.

Cloud 9, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006.

Camille, A-mark Entertainment, 2007.

Also worked as producer, Paramedics.

Film Executive Producer:

Death Hunt, 1981.

Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever), 1989.

Solo, 1999.

Mean Machine, Paramount Vantage, 2001.

The Longest Yard, Paramount, 2005.

Film Art Director:

The Beast with a Million Eyes (also known as The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes), 1955.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (documentary), Shout! Factory, 2003.

Himself, Unleashing the "Mean Machine" (short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Doing Time on "The Longest Yard" (short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Himself, "The Producers": Round 15 (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Hoosiers Meet Hooters: Behind "Cloud 9" (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006.

Television Work; Series:

Creator, Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1964-71.

Developer for television, How the West Was Won, 1979.

Creator and executive producer, Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1993.

Executive producer and creator, Flatland, 2002.

Executive producer, My First Time, W Network, 2003.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Developer for television, How the West Was Won, 1977.

Developer for television, How the West Was Won, 1978.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, The Macahans, 1976.

Executive producer, Miracle in the Wilderness, TNT, 1992.

Executive producer, Staying Afloat, NBC, 1993.

Executive producer, Married to a Stranger, Family Channel, 1997.

Creator, "Walker, Texas Ranger": Sons of Thunder, CBS, 1997.

Executive producer, Running Mates, TNT, 2000.

Creator and (as Al Ruddy) executive producer, "Walker, Texas Ranger": Trial by Fire, CBS, 2005.

Television Work; Pilots:

Producer, The Stockers, NBC, 1981.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, The All-Star Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Fatcat, Running Mates, TNT, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 45th Annual Academy Awards, 1973.

The 77th Annual Academy Awards, 1977.

Family Values: The Mob & the Movies, TNT, 1999.

Mario Puzo: Father of the Godfather, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Inside TV Land: The Pitch, TV Land, 2001.

Brando, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1972.

American Cinema, PBS, 1995.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Matilda, American International, 1978.

Megaforce (also known as Mega Force), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984.

Cloud 9, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006.

Film Stories:

The Longest Yard (also known as The Mean Machine), Paramount, 1974.

Bad Girls, 1994.

The Longest Yard (also known as The Mean Machine), Paramount, 2005.

Film Song Lyrics:

(Uncredited) Wild Seed (also known as Fargo), Universal, 1965.

Television Movie Stories:

Revenge for a Rape, 1976.

Television Episodes:

Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1965-71.

"One Riot, One Ranger," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1993.

"Borderline," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1993.