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Also Known As: Died: February 15, 2001
Born: September 3, 1922 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Muskegon, Michigan, USA Profession: Director ...
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1942:
Served with the US Army; awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
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Began as a radio writer after WWII, specializing in Westerns with an often comic flavor
1956:
First feature writing credit, "Seven Men from Now"
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Wrote and directed for the ABC Western series, "Lawman"
1961:
Feature directorial debut, "The Canadians"
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Wrote and directed for the ABC WWII drama series, "Combat"
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Directed episodes of the NBC Western drama "The Virginian" during the 60s
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First TV producing credit, as executive producer of the short-lived Western-flavored sitcom, "The Rounders"
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Directed the popular Western comedy, "Support Your Local Sheriff" (1969) and its sequel, "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971)
1970:
First feature producing credit, "Dirty Dingus Magee"
1977:
Directed the three-part miniseries, "The Rhineman Exchange", a war and espionage drama
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Directed episodes of the popular CBS detective drama, "Magnum, P.I." During the 80s
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Was one of five directors who worked on the short-lived NBC primetime serial drama "Yellow Rose"
1987:
First feature producing credit for over 15 years, "The Trouble with Spies"
1989:
Directed the premiere episode of the sophisticated comedy-mystery series, "Snoops"
1990:
Co-wrote (with James Bridges) the screenplay for the Clint Eastwood film, "White Hunter, Black Heart"
1992:
Appeared as one of the interviewees on the TV biographical documentary, "James Cagney: Top of the World"

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