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Encyclopedia > Jack Wrather

Jack Wrather (May 24, 1918 - November 12, 1984) was a television director and producer, best known for producing The Lone Ranger and Lassie television series in the 1950s. Wrather, born in Amarillo, Texas, was also the owner of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California and the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, until they were both acquired by Disney in 1989. Jack Wrather also owned the Inn at the Park in Anaheim, and in the 70s there was talk of the Disneyland-Alweg monorail being expanded to stop there as well. That never came to fruition and the Inn at the Park has switched hands numerous times over the years and is currently being refurbished by Sheraton. The RMS Queen Mary has since been sold by Disney. He was also the founder of Los Angeles PBS member station KCET. May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger was an early, long-running radio and television show based on characters created by George W. Trendle of Detroit, Michigan and developed by writer Fran Striker of Buffalo, New York. ... In Knights story, a young Yorkshire boy owns an exceptionally beautiful and loyal collie, but when the family faces severe economic hardship, the dog is sold to a wealthy nobleman. ... Nickname: The Yellow Rose of Texas, Helium Capital of the World, Rotor City USA Official website: http://www. ... The Disneyland Hotel is the name of hotels at three of The Walt Disney Companys resorts across the globe. ... Official website: http://www. ... RMS Queen Mary was a Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line) ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. ... County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 170. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... For the Japanese computer game developer, see Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo KCET is a public television station in Southern California. ...


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Wrather, Jack (494 words)
In many ways, Wrather's operations foreshadowed some of the most significant developments in the economic support structure for the next generation of television, a fact he obviously recognized.
Wrather was among several prominent business executives who became members of Ronald Reagan's original transition committee when Reagan became president in 1991.
Jack Wrather died of cancer in 1984 at age 66.
Disneyland Hotel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (546 words)
Walt Disney negotiated a deal with Jack Wrather to build and operate the hotel.
The contract gave Wrather the rights to use the Disneyland Hotel name on any hotel in the state of California until 2054.
However, every time Wrather was approached by Disney he said that he was happy with the contract.
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