William Dozier Movies and Career Information
Feb 13, 1908
Actor, Producer and Writer
William Dozier (February 13, 1908 – April 23, 1991) was an American film and television producer and actor. He began in the film industry. With Joan Fontaine he co-founded Rampart Productions, responsible for Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948). He is best remembered as the executive producer and narrator of the Batman television series (1966–68), although he was uncredited for the latter role. He also performed those functions on the The Green Hornet TV show, which starred Van Williams and Bruce Lee, although here the narration was limited to the stock opening, the next-episode trailers, and the story-so-far recaps in its three two-part episodes. Dozier also made a screen test of an aborted version of Wonder Woman in 1967. He was married three times, once to actress Joan Fontaine by whom he had a daughter, and lastly to actress Ann Rutherford, both of whom (as of July 2011) survive him. He is buried in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.