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Also Known As: Died: May 22, 1991
Born: March 27, 1921 Cause of Death: heart failure following a lifelong battle with diabetes
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA Profession: Director ...
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Raised in Vancouver, Canada
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Wrote, directed and performed in a series of plays that aired under the title, "Imagine, Please" on Vancouver radio station CKWX
1941:
Wrote, edited and narrated Oscar-nominated documentary short, "The V-1: Story of the Robot Bomb"
1942:
Joined the Canadian Broadcasting Company as a writer, director and producer; wrote plays for CBC series, "Baker's Dozen"
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Served with the Canadian Royal Air Force during WWII; wrote Air Force radio scripts and during off hours, wrote and directed radio productions for the BBC
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Was producer and director for CBS series, "Studio One"
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Performed on "A Farewell to Arms" opposite Helen on radio
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Produced and directed CBS series, "Ford Theatre"
1949:
Joined MGM as associate to producer Edwin H. Knopf
1949:
Directed and wrote first feature film, "Jigsaw"
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Produced "Studio One" TV series
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Produced and directed TV series, "Life With Father"
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Was contributing director and/or producer of TV film series: "Mystery Theatre", "Panic", "Colgate Theatre", "Lux Playhouse", "M Squad", "Thriller", "Hong Kong"
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Appointed head of TV drama, CBC
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Became executive producer and writer in residence, CBS-TV

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