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Also Known As: Died: September 29, 2010
Born: September 27, 1922 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Director ...
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Worked for local radio station in Philadelphia, PA
1943:
Served in U.S. Army during WWII
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Formed dramatic group in Fort Jackson, SC; while in military service met future associate, producer Fred Coe
1945:
Joined U.S. Army's Soldier Show Company (headed by Joshua Logan; members included Mickey Rooney and Paddy Chayefsky)
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Spent two years studying literature at Italian colleges
1951:
Began working at NBC-TV in NYC as floor manager on the "Colgate Comedy Hour"; worked his way up to assistant director; moved to Los Angeles when show relocated there
1953:
Invited to New York by Fred Coe to direct "Gulf Playhouse: 1st Person" (NBC)
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Began writing and directing TV dramas for "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC)
1955:
Staged a production of James Leo Herlihy's "Blue Denim" for summer stock company in Westport, CT
1956:
Moved to CBS, where he directed for "Playhouse 90"
1956:
Made inauspicious Broadway debut, directing "The Lovers"; closed after only four days
1957:
Helmed William Gibson's "The Miracle Worker" for "Playhouse 90"
1958:
Directed Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw" on Broadway; starred Henry Fonda and Anne Bancroft; earned a Tony nomination
1958:
Made feature directorial debut, "The Left-Handed Gun"; produced by Coe
1960:
Won a Tony directing Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke in the Broadway version of "The Miracle Worker"
1960:
Earned a Tony nomination for directing "All the Way Home"
1962:
Adapted "The Miracle Worker" for the big screen; re-teamed with Bancroft and Duke; earned first Academy Award nomination as Best Director
1965:
Produced and directed "Mickey One," starring Warren Beatty
1966:
Directed Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda in "The Chase"
1967:
Earned second Academy Award nomination for directing "Bonnie and Clyde"; re-teamed with Beatty (who also produced); first of six collaborations with editor Dede Allen
1969:
Co-wrote (with Venable Herndon) and directed "Alice's Restaurant"; received third Academy Award nomination for Best Director
1970:
Presented view of the American West where the Indians were the good guys in "Little Big Man"
1973:
Directed one section of the eight-director documentary on the 1972 Munich Olympics, "Visions of Eight"; his segment, "The Highest" dealt with pole-vaulting
1975:
Directed "Night Moves," featuring Gene Hackman
1976:
Directed George C. Scott in "Sly Fox" on Broadway
1977:
Returned to Broadway as director of "Golda," starring Anne Bancroft as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir
1981:
Produced and directed "Four Friends" from an autobiographical script by Steve Tesich
1985:
Third film with Hackman, "Target"
1987:
Directed Ron Silver and Dianne Wiest in "Hunting Cockroaches" for NYC's Manhattan Theatre Club
1989:
Helmed last feature film, "Penn and Teller Get Killed"
1995:
Contributed to the omnibus project, "Lumiere and Company"
1996:
Directed the Showtime movie "Inside," about the excesses of apartheid in South Africa
2000:
Became an executive producer on NBC's "Law & Order"
2002:
Returned to stage to direct "Fortune's Fool" with Alan Bates and Frank Langella

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