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Louis J. Horvitz

Louis J. Horvitz was born on December 1, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Solid Gold (1980), The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) and The Kennedy Center Honors (2014). He has been married to Steffanee J Leaming since April 6, 1996. See full bio »
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 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 (TV Movie)
 2017 Def Comedy Jam 25 (TV Special documentary)
 2017 IHeartRadio Music Awards (TV Special)
 2017 The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2017 The 74th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special documentary)
 2016 Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2016 (TV Movie)
 2016 IHeartRadio Music Awards 2016 (TV Special)
 2016 The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Movie)
 2016 73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2015 (TV Movie)
 2015 Global Citizen Festival (TV Movie)
 2015 Primetime Emmys Backstage Live! (TV Special)
 2015 The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
 2015 The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2015 72nd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
 2014 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special)
 2014 Global Citizen Festival (Video)
 2014 American Idol (TV Series) (39 episodes)
- Episode #13.39 (2014)
- Episode #13.38 (2014)
- Episode #13.37 (2014)
- Episode #13.36 (2014)
- Episode #13.35 (2014)
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2014 71st Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
 2013 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special)
 2013 The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
 2013 2013 Do Something Awards (TV Special)
 2013 2013 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special)
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2013 70th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
 2012 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special)
 2012 2012 Do Something Awards (TV Special)
 2012 The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special)
 2012 FOX 25th Anniversary Special (TV Special)
 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2011 2011 Do Something! Awards (TV Special)
 2011 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special)
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2010 NRJ 12 Grammys Awards 2010 (TV Special)
 2010 The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 2009 6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors (TV Movie)
 2009 VH1 Divas Live 2009 (TV Movie)
 2009 Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors (TV Movie)
 2008 The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
 2008 Stand Up to Cancer (TV Movie)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2007 2007 American Music Awards (TV Special)
 2007 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Movie)
 2007 Fashion Rocks (TV Movie)
 2007 2007 ALMA Awards (TV Special)
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2006 2006 American Music Awards (TV Special)
 2006 3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Movie)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2006 An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Movie)
 2005 Music 101: The Green Room (TV Series)
 2005 The Bad Boys of Comedy (TV Series documentary)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2004 A Clay Aiken Christmas (TV Special)
 2004 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Special)
 2004 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)
 2004 VH1 Divas 2004 (TV Movie)
 2004 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2003 CBS at 75 (TV Special documentary)
 2003 Macy's 4th of July Spectacular (TV Special)
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 2003 VH1 Divas Duets (TV Special documentary)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2002 VH1 Divas Las Vegas (TV Special)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2001 The Concert for New York City (TV Special documentary)
 2001 2001 ALMA Awards (TV Special)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (TV Special documentary)
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1999 An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash (TV Special documentary)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1999 The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) (segment director)
 1999 1999 Essence Awards (TV Special)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1998 All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling (TV Special)
 1998 Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1996 Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (TV Special documentary)
 1995 Sinatra: 80 Years My Way (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Rosie O'Donnell (TV Movie)
 1995 1995 Young Comedians Special (TV Special)
 1994 Elvis: The Tribute (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 For Our Children (Video)
 1993 For Our Children: The Concert (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Conquer Fort Boyard (TV Movie)
 1992 Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 The Judds Farewell Concert (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 A Party for Richard Pryor (TV Special documentary)
 1991 Billy Connolly: Pale Blue Scottish Person (TV Special documentary)
 1991 An American Saturday Night (TV Movie) (as Lou Horvitz)
 1989 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (1989)
- Episode #2.8 (1989)
 1989 Diet America Challenge (TV Special)
 1988 Dirty Dancing Concert Tour (Documentary)
 1988 The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Live! Dick Clark Presents (TV Series)
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.22 (1988)
- Episode #1.20 (1988)
- Episode #1.19 (1988)
- Episode #1.14 (1988)
 1986 Dream Girl, U.S.A. (TV Series)
 1980-1985 Solid Gold (TV Series) (124 episodes)
- Episode #5.48 (1985)
- Episode #5.44 (1985)
- Episode #5.43 (1985)
- Episode #5.42 (1985)
 1983 Cooley Jackson (TV Series)
 1979 The Bee Gees Special (TV Special)
 1973-1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (131 episodes)
- Episode #7.6 (1979)
- Episode #5.28 (1978)
- Episode #5.27 (1978)
- Episode #6.3 (1978)
- Episode #5.29 (1978)
 1978 Everyday (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #1.47 (1978)
- Episode #1.46 (1978)
- Episode #1.45 (1978)
- Episode #1.44 (1978)
- Episode #1.43 (1978)
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Lou Horvitz

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Six times (in 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008), he won an Emmy for directing Oscar telecasts while he was working. He was working because each time, he was directing the very Emmy Award telecast that honored him with the statuettes. He accepted all his awards on camera from the control booth, thanking people in between shouting commands to the production crew.

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