Sandy Howard

Sandy Howard (August 1, 1927 – May 16, 2008) was an American film producer and television producer.


A native of the Bronx, New York City, Howard wrote short stories for publication in magazines like Liberty, and worked as a publicist for Broadway shows until he became a director for the Howdy Doody show at the age of nineteen; he later produced the Captain Kangaroo show.[1]

He cooperated with Ray Heatherton creating the TV show The Merry Mailman in the early 1950s. He was producer of The Barry Gray Radio Show (1951–1958).[2]

Film producer

In the 1960s, Howard moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in film.

Among his film productions are A Man Called Horse (1970) and Man in the Wilderness (1971).[3]

He contributed as writer on Vice Squad (1982).


He developed Alzheimers and spent the last ten years of his life as a resident at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, in the Alzheimer's and dementia care facility, Harry's Haven. He died in 2008.[1]

Select credits



  1. "Sandy Howard, 80; produced 'A Man Called Horse'" (Retrieved on May 18, 2008)
  2. "Producer behind A Man Called Horse dies"CBC News (Saturday, May 17, 2008) (Retrieved on May 17, 2008)
  3. Borseti, Francesco (2016). It Cam from the 80s!: Interviews with 124 Cult Filmmakers. McFarland. p. 20-39.
  4. "Western Heritage Awards: 1971" (Retrieved on May 17, 2008)

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