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Also Known As: Lawrence Peerce Died:
Born: April 19, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: director

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Began his career as a TV director and earned critical acclaim for his feature debut, "One Potato, Two Potato" (1964), shot on a budget of only $230,000. A sensitive and compelling account of an interracial marriage, the film earned star Barbara Barrie a Best Actress award at Cannes. Peerce's subsequent film work has been erratic, though he scored another hit with "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969), adapted from the novel by Philip Roth. He continues to work in TV.

Began his career as a TV director and earned critical acclaim for his feature debut, "One Potato, Two Potato" (1964), shot on a budget of only $230,000. A sensitive and compelling account of an interracial marriage, the film earned star Barbara Barrie a Best Actress award at Cannes. Peerce's subsequent film work has been erratic, though he scored another hit with "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969), adapted from the novel by Philip Roth. He continues to work in TV.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Second Honeymoon (2001) Director
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  Test of Love, The (1999) Director
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  Holy Joe (1999) Director
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  Abduction, The (1996) Director
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  Element of Truth, An (1995) Director
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  Murder So Sweet (1994) Director
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  Child of Rage (1992) Director
10.
  Menu for Murder (1990) Director

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Worked as TV director in Cincinnati
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Worked as director at KTLA-TV, Los Angeles
1964:
First feature film as director, "One Potato, Two Potato" (black-and-white)

Education

New Rochelle High School: New Rochelle , New York -
North Carolina University: -
Columbia University: New York , New York -

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wife:
Marilyn Hassett. Actor. Born in 1947; starred in "The Other Side of the Mountain" (1975).

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father:
Jan Peerce. Tenor with Metropolitan opera.
mother:
Alice Peerce. Agent. Died on July 19, 1994 at age 86.
sister:
Joy Peerce.

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