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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 29, 1950
DiedOctober 26, 1992, Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Melvin Dixon was born in Harlem, New York on December 2, 1950. His parents were both African American and his father was a Baptist minister. Dixon was the youngest of four children and his siblings were all older than him. Dixon’s early education was in the New York City public school system. He attended the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan and then went on to study at the City College of New York. After college, Dixon worked as a journalist for various publications, including The Village Voice and The New York Times.

He also taught English and creative writing at several colleges and universities, including Rutgers University and Columbia University. In 1984, Dixon published his first novel, Vanishing Rooms. The novel was well-received and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dixon’s other novels include Trouble the Water (1986), Love’s Routine (1989), and Change of Address (1995). He also wrote a collection of short stories, entitled Other Countries (1987).

Dixon was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He died of AIDS-related complications on November 16, 1992.

General Info

Full NameMelvin Dixon
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1950
DiedOctober 26, 1992, Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Place Of BirthStamford, Connecticut, United States
ProfessionProfessor, Poet, Novelist
EducationWesleyan University, Brown University


NominationsLambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction

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Hollows Grove2014producer
Franklin & Bash2011TV Series line producer - 2 episodes
Vipers in the Grass2010Video short producer
Blood Done Sign My Name2010producer
Wanted2005TV Series producer - 4 episodes
Silver Lake2004TV Movie producer
10-8: Officers on Duty2003-2004TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Line of Fire2003TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Lone Ranger2003TV Movie producer
Gilmore Girls2000-2001TV Series producer - 21 episodes
Nathan Dixon1999TV Movie producer
Switchback1997executive producer
It Takes Two1995executive producer
Sweet Justice1994-1995TV Series producer - 9 episodes
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993-1994TV Series producer - 12 episodes
Running Delilah1993TV Movie producer
The Bakery1990TV Movie producer
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989co-producer
Roman Holiday1987TV Movie producer
MacGyver1985TV Series supervising producer - 1 episode
The Seduction of Gina1984TV Movie producer
Tucker's Witch1983TV Series produced by - 1 episode

Production Manager

Line of Fire2003TV Series unit production manager - 1 episode
Soldier of Fortune, Inc.1998-1999TV Series executive in charge of production - 5 episodes
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1992TV Series executive in charge of production - 1 episode
N.Y.P.D. Mounted1991TV Movie executive in charge of production
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989unit production manager
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986unit production manager
Family Ties Vacation1985TV Movie unit production manager - production supervisor
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story1985TV Movie production supervisor / unit production manager
Love Thy Neighbor1984TV Movie production manager
My Mother's Secret Life1984TV Movie production manager
Tucker's Witch1982-1983TV Series production manager - 6 episodes
Kentucky Woman1983TV Movie production manager
Nero WolfeTV Series unit production manager - 10 episodes, 1981 production manager - 3 episodes, 1981
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything1980TV Movie unit production manager
Working Stiffs1979TV Series unit production manager - 1 episode
The Clone Master1978TV Movie unit production manager

Assistant Director

Computercide1981TV Movie assistant director
Nowhere to Run1978TV Movie assistant director
Lou Grant1977TV Series assistant director - 3 episodes
Empire of the Ants1977assistant director
Future Cop1977TV Series assistant director - 3 episodes
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers1976TV Mini-Series assistant director - 4 episodes
Law and Order1976TV Movie assistant director
Barbary Coast1975-1976TV Series assistant director - 8 episodes
Three for the Road1975TV Series assistant director - 1 episode
Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers1974TV Series assistant director - 1 episode
Electra Glide in Blue1973assistant director - uncredited
The Stone Killer1973assistant director
White Lightning1973second assistant director
Oklahoma Crude1973second assistant director
The Mechanic1972second assistant director - uncredited
Diamonds Are Forever1971assistant director - uncredited
Summer of '421971assistant director

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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