Arthur Forrest ( Film Director ) : Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Movie and Cause of Death

Arthur Forrest is an American Film Director and Actor know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Movie and Cause of Death

  Bio
Name Arthur Forrest
Birthdate ( Age) 1926
Place of Birth Brooklyn,New York City
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Marcy Forrest
Children Zak and Nicole
Parents Name not Known
Education New York University
Profession Film director
Net Worth $4 Million 
Last Update October 2021

Popular director Arthur Forrest passed away on October 25 at the age of 95. He was mainly a part of popular shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway and That’s Incredible.

He was introduced to Jerry Lewis in 1960 while directing a talk show. The friendship saw Forrest become the director of Lewis’ Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Early Life and Family

Arthur Forrest was Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926, Forrest studied at New York University and got his first job in TV industry working as a janitor at DuMont Network’s studio shortly after graduating.

Arthur Forrest Wife

Arthur Forrest was Married with wife Marcy Forrest.Forrest’s death was confirmed by his wife, Marcy Forrest. He is survived by his wife, children Zak and Nicole, son-in-law Steve Byers, grandchildren Max and Dahlia, son from a previous marriage, Richard, and step-son, Kyle Cascioli.

Arthur Forrest Net Worth

Arthur Forrest is a Film Director and Actor has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Arthur Forrest was raised in New York City during the 1930s and ’40s. He got his first job as a janitor at the Dumont Network when it aired in the late 1940s. He worked as a camera operator on the POV-espionage series The Plainclothesman and worked with Jackie Gleason on Cavalcade of Stars.

He was later promoted to staff director at Dumont and worked on a number of shows with formats such as talk shows, sporting events, children’s programming, and more. After the collapse of Dumont, the studio was renamed Metromedia. Forrest was still a part of it and continued to direct shows of various formats.

He was introduced to Jerry Lewis in 1960 while directing a talk show. The friendship saw Forrest become the director of Lewis’s Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The telethon went from 2.5 hours of production to a 24-hour show. Forrest also arranged the telethon’s best moment, the on-screen appearance of Lewis and Dean Martin, after their separation. Arthur Forrest has also been credited for live events such as the NAACP Image Awards, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and many other talk shows.

He was the recipient of three Daytime Emmy Awards in 1996 and received 12 nominations. She was even nominated for a DGA Award in 1998 for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Variety for The Rosie O’Donnell Show. He was part of the Eastern Directors’ Council of the DGA from 1974 to 1976. In 1987, he became part of the negotiating committee.

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