Lee Mendelson

Born Mar 24, 1933

Lee Mendelson is an American television producer. He is best known as the executive producer of the many Peanuts animated specials. Mendelson, a native of San Francisco, California, entered Stanford University in 1950, where he studied creative writing. After graduating in 1954, he spent three years in the Air Force. He then worked several years for his father, a vegetable grower and shipper.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on March 24, 1933.


1954 21 Years Old After graduating in 1954, he spent three years in the Air Force where he served as a lieutenant. … Read More
1961 28 Years Old Mendelson's career in television began in 1961, when he started working at San Francisco's KPIX television station, where he created public service announcements. … Read More


1963 30 Years Old Mendelson left KPIX in 1963 to form his own production company. … Read More
1965 32 Years Old The 1965 documentary, Charlie Brown & Charles Schulz, was the beginning of a 30 year collaboration between Schulz and Mendelson. … Read More
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