Nye, Dorothy Hooker

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DOROTHY HOOKER NYE She was the first woman director of live commercial television on the West Coast-and probably in the country. In the early 1950s, Dorothy and Ida Lupino were the only women in the Radio-TV Directors Guild. Starting out at KTLA, Los Angeles, Dorothy moved to San Francisco in 1948 and helped put KGO-TV on the air. She directed her first program (Les Malloy’s interview show) in 1949. When she resigned in 1959, to pursue a career as a writer/film producer, she estimated she had directed 4,000 individual programs and produced 2,500, of which about 1,500 were musical variety shows.