Gray Frederickson

Gray Frederickson (born July 21, 1937) is an American film producer.

Gray Frederickson
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Born (1937-07-21) July 21, 1937 (age 82)
Years active1963–present

Frequent collaborators and historyEdit

Frederickson is a long-time producer for Francis Ford Coppola and works out of a studio alongside Greg Mellott out of Oklahoma City.[1]

In 1974, Robert De Niro claims he and Frederickson went up to the Gulf and Western Building in New York City to a private screening room to study Marlon Brando's movements. De Niro compared it to a science experiment which prepared him for his character in The Godfather.[2] Frederickson and Coppola collaborated on Apocalypse Now and One from the Heart[3] and The Outsiders.[4][5] According to Rolling Stone, the first meeting between Frederickson, Coppola and Al Ruddy was interrupted by a phone call from Brando.[6]


He is best known for winning an Oscar as one of the co-producers of The Godfather Part II[7] at the 47th Academy Awards.[8] In addition he was also nominated for Apocalypse Now. [9] Frederickson won an Emmy for Dream No Little Dream: The Life and Legacy of Robert S. Kerr (2007).[10]

Current productionEdit

In the summer of 2015, Frederickson produced a new cinematic live theater art form called, 'Distant Vision' directed by Francis Ford Coppola.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Frederickson is currently married to Karen and resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[12]


  1. ^ "Video & interviews: Francis Ford Coppola successfully tests groundbreaking 'Live Cinema' experiment 'Distant Vision' at Oklahoma City Community College | News OK". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
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  3. ^ "Gray Frederickson -".
  4. ^ "The Outsiders".
  5. ^ "Oscar-Winning Producer of 'The Godfather Part II' Joins Dinesh D'Souza's Next Film".
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  7. ^ "5 Things We Learned From Tribeca's 'Godfather' Reunion".
  8. ^ "Gray Frederickson". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  9. ^ "American Film Institute". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  10. ^ "Gray Frederickson". Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Gray Frederickson - Biography - IMDb". Retrieved 2016-07-20.

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