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Alcoa Premiere
Genre Drama
Developed by Avasta
Presented by Alcoa
Starring Fred Astaire (Host)
Theme music composer John Williams
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 56
Location(s) Revue Studios, Hollywood, California, USA
Running time 60 mins.
Original channel ABC
Picture format 1.33:1 monochrome
Audio format monaural
Original run October 10, 1961 – July 21, 1963

Alcoa Premiere is the title of a TV drama series that aired from 1961 to 1963 and hosted by Fred Astaire and directed by Norman Lloyd. Each episode presented a new drama which often offered powerful stories on painful or controversial subjects as opposed to classic drama. The program featured actors such as Charlton Heston, James Whitmore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Kennedy. It showcased directors such as John Ford as well as writers Ray Bradbury and Peter Tewksbury.


Emmy Awards

The program was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama.



  • 1962: Lee Marvin for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
  • 1963: Diana Hyland for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
  • 1963: Bradford Dillman for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
  • 1963: Robert Redford for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor.

Film editing

1963: Howard Epstein, Richard Belding, Tony Martinelli for Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television.

Original music

  • 1962 and 1963: John Williams for Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music.


  • 1962: Alex Segal for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama.


  • 1962: Henry F. Greenberg for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama.

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