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Who Exactly Is S. Robert Rowe?

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    W-B

    [1]Sep 29, 2005
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    On EPISODES #462 and 463 (as of the time this is being typed), the end credits listed an "S. Robert Rowe" as director, filling in for Franklin Heller. I checked IMDb for this individual and saw no sign thereof; nor was there anything about this person in checking via Google. Does anyone out there have any idea who he was?
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    astorino

    [2]Oct 2, 2005
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    There is a man named Robert Rowe Paddock listed on IMDB, shown as the Art Director for WML.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0746464/

    I wonder if this is the same person as S. Robert Rowe?

    More net research needed.
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    astorino

    [3]Oct 2, 2005
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    Robert Rowe Paddock also has Broadway credits:

    http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=26415
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    astorino

    [4]Oct 29, 2005
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    Looks like nobody knows yet, W-B!
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    astorino

    [5]Nov 26, 2005
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    S. Robert Rowe was discussed on the usenet in 1998:

    BEGIN USENET QUOTE

    Dave Mackey
    Nov 4 1998

    "Celebrity Sweepstakes" - I believe at various times it was a Burt Sugarman Production and a Ralph Andrews Production. The show went through a lot of Executive Producers and Producers. I remember a couple of gentlemen named J. Michael Pearson and S. Robert Rowe serving as Exec. Producers at various times during the syndicated version: their credits appeared at the very beginning of the program before the celebrities were even introduced!

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    MJsaints
    Nov 7 1998

    As I recall, S. Robert Rowe sued the owners of "Celebrity Sweepstakes" because the format was similar to a pilot he submitted to NBC called "What Are the Odds?" I guess this was the settlement to keep the case out of court. Otherwise, I don't think he had anything else to do with the show.

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    W-B

    [6]Dec 15, 2005
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    So he had some connection to game shows . . .
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    astorino

    [7]Jan 10, 2006
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    W-B wrote:
    So he had some connection to game shows...


    Yes. Maybe someday, somebody with a game show reference book will see this thread and will be able to post some information about him.
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    W-B

    [8]Feb 7, 2006
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    However, IMDb's entry for Celebrity Sweepstakes makes no mention of Rowe whatsoever . . . and it's been a few months since I submitted his name in terms of those two WML? episodes in '59, and they still haven't added 'em on. (Though if any of you have noticed, IMDb has revamped their listing of TV episodes in a manner similar to TV.com's.)
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