Lee Lawrence (1923-2003) was once called the "world's best researcher" by longtime employer and friend, broadcaster Dave Garroway.
Originally intent on being an actress, Lawrence (née Kalech) began her show business career as the "right hand" of Broadway producer Billy Rose before joining NBC-TV in 1958. At NBC, she formed a fruitful partnership with Garroway, serving as an associate producer on his "Today" show and his ambitious weekend program "Wide Wide World."
This gallery presents samples from The Papers of Lee Lawrence at the Library of American Broadcasting.
The collection spans the years 1957 to 1999 and contains clippings, correspondence, books, photos, transcripts, scripts and other radio and television production documentation, and various artifacts. The Library received the majority of the collection in 1995, with a subsequent donation in 2004.