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Also Known As: Died: May 24, 1981
Born: October 18, 1923 Cause of Death: injuries caused when struck by helicopter blade
Birth Place: Russia Profession: director

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Russian-born TV director of surprisingly bleak dramas including "Destiny of a Spy" (1969), "The Movie Murderer", "Hauser's Memory" (both 1970), and "The Dream Makers" (1975) in which there are no happy endings. Sagal first began directing TV episodes in the mid-1950s with such series as "Johnny Staccato", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Twilight Zone" and helmed his first feature in 1963. He directed the mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man" with David Greene. Sagal was killed in a bizarre accident when he walked into a moving helicopter blade while scouting locations for a film.

Russian-born TV director of surprisingly bleak dramas including "Destiny of a Spy" (1969), "The Movie Murderer", "Hauser's Memory" (both 1970), and "The Dream Makers" (1975) in which there are no happy endings. Sagal first began directing TV episodes in the mid-1950s with such series as "Johnny Staccato", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Twilight Zone" and helmed his first feature in 1963. He directed the mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man" with David Greene. Sagal was killed in a bizarre accident when he walked into a moving helicopter blade while scouting locations for a film.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Angela (1984) Director
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  Dial M For Murder (1981) Director
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  Oregon Trail (1976) Director
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  Dream Makers (1975) Director
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  Man on the Outside (1975) Director
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  Runaway Barge, The (1975) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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First directed for TV in the mid-1950s including "Twilight Zone", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Johnny Staccato"
1963:
Directed first feature film, "Dime with a Halo"
1976:
Co-directed the mini-series, "Rich Man, Poor Man" with David Greene

Education

School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut -

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wife:
Sara Sagal. Assistant director. Worked on TV during early days of live broadcast.
wife:
Marge Champion. Dancer, actor, choreographer. Married January 1, 1977 until Sagal's death in 1981; born September 2, 1923; was a dancing/acting team with former husband Gower Champion (married 1947-73).

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daughter:
Katey Sagal. Actor, singer. Born in 1954; star of "Married With Children".
son:
David Lewis Sagal. Born in 1955.
son:
Joseph B Sagal. Born in 1957.
daughter:
Jean Sagal. Actor. Born in 1961; twin of Liz; co-starred with Liz in TV series, "Double Trouble".
daughter:
Liz Sagal. Actor. Born in 1961; twin of Jean; co-starred with Jean in TV series, "Double Trouble".
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