Gray Frederickson

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Gray Frederickson

Gray Frederickson

This is an honor I wish my parents were alive to witness.
Grey Frederickson, 2019


OSCAR and Emmy award-winning producer Gray Frederickson’s career spanned more than five decades. Three of his films are included in The American Film Institute’s Top 100. He earned an OSCAR for producing The Godfather Part II and an Emmy Award for Dream No Little Dream, The Life and Times of Robert S. Kerr.

A native of Oklahoma City, Frederickson attended Casady School and the University of Oklahoma before making it on the big screen. With more than fifty titles to his credit, the list includes The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and the cult hit written and filmed in Oklahoma—The Outsiders. Other credits include Ladybugs, My Five Wives, and One From the Heart. Frederickson served as executive producer of Heaven’s Prisoners starring Alec Baldwin and wrote the original story for Twentieth Century Fox’s film Bad Girls starring Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, and Madeleine Stowe.

Shortly after producing South of Heaven, West of Hell in 1999, Frederickson returned home to support the creation of a technical digital cinema program at Oklahoma City Community College. Graduates of the program are finding success and recognition in the entertainment industry throughout the United States. In addition to the nine movies Frederickson produced locally through his production company GrayMark Productions, including Cloud 9, Surveillance, and Soul’s Midnight, he also teamed up with longtime friend and colleague Francis Ford Coppola to produce Distant Vision, an experimental live cinema movie, in the college’s movie studio.

Frederickson was a former vice president in charge of feature film production at Warner Bros./Lorimar and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Art and Sciences, Directors Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild.

Fun fact

Gray was an usher at the Lakeside Movie Theater in the 1950s.

Oklahoma connections

Frederickson was born and raised in Oklahoma.


Oklahoma City


Movie & TV Producer


Francis Ford Coppola





Relevant Exhibits

Lights, Lyrics, Legends: Trailblazing Entertainers

Lights, Lyrics, Legends: Trailblazing Entertainers

This exhibit celebrates 18 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductees who have left a mark on American culture through their contributions to opera, film, Broadway, rodeo, and more.