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Laslo Benedek

Laslo Benedek

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Also Known As: Died: March 11, 1992
Born: March 5, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: Director ...
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Paid for medical studies working as an assistant cameraman
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Worked chiefly as editor in Germany before moving first to Vienna as an assistant to producer Joe Pasternak in 1933 then to Paris where he worked as a film editor and to England where he worked as a screenwriter
1937:
Moved to Hollywood; worked as montage editor; renewed association with Joe Paternak and served as associate producer on some of his musical films
1948:
Film directing debut, "The Kissing Bandit"
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Was "graylisted" in the 1950s for his connections to Spanish Civil War fund-raising activities and members of the Hollywood Ten; turned to TV directing
1959:
Second unit director on "Ben-Hur"; worked on the famed chariot sequence
1962:
Second unit director on "The Longest Day"
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Directed more than 75 TV shows including episodes of "Rawhide" and "The Untouchables"
1976:
Directed last TV film, "Assault on Agathon"
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Served as chair of the graduate film program at NYU's School of the Arts
1983:
Became visiting professor of film at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
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Taught at Film Academy in Munich, Germany; at Rice University in Houston and at Columbia University in NY

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