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Ely Landau

(1920-1993) A TV and film producer, Ely first achieved recognition adapting theatrical productions to film. He won a Peabody Award for his innovative “Play of the Week” series which aired from 1959-1961. He formed The American Film Theater in 1972 which mounted plays such as “The Homecoming” to film. Not limiting himself to drama, Ely produced a three-hour documentary “King” on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King which earned critical praise.