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Born: July 22, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Dan and Laura both love their deaf 6 year old son more than life, but they differ on a key issue of his upbringing - whether or not to get him cochlear implants. The disagreement begins to tear their family apart.
2.
Sybil (2008)
After an attempted suicide, Sybil meets psychiatrist Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, and confides how she frequently loses her memory and cannot account for large blocks of time. During 11 years of treatments, Sybil is diagnosed with a dissociative identity (mulitiple personality) disorder, a total of 16 dist
3.
Warm Springs (2005)
Chronicles the life of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt before he became president until his death, centering on his paralysis from polio, his treatment at the Warm Springs rehab facility, and his battle to overcome his handicaps. As he seeks out a cure for his paralysis, he discovers other with
4.
Something the Lord Made (2004) as Director
The true-life account of how Alfred Blalock, a white Johns Hopkins surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, a black medical technician pioneered the processes leading to successful open-heart surgery in the 1940s.
5.
Out of the Ashes (2003) as Director
Based on the true story of Gisella Perl, a Hungarian-Jewish gynecologist sent to Auschwitz and forced to participate in medical experiments for Nazi doctor Josef Mengele during World War II. The story begins in America, after the war, as she is interviewed by the INS to gain citizenship and to hopef
6.
Bojangles (2001) as Director
The biography of Bill Robinson.
7.
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) as Director
Biopic about Arturo Sandoval, the Cuban jazz trumpeter who struggled against the Cuban government's attempts to suppress his art. Sandoval's early music career was stifled in Cuba, where he was forced to play in state-run orchestras, but he chose to stay because of his passionate love for his wife,
8.
Lesson Before Dying, A (1999) as Director
Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.
9.
Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1998) as Director
Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of
10.
Long Island Incident, The (1998) as Director
Telefilm concerning the life of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. Focusing on the life changes that occurred after her husband was shot and killed and her son Kevin was wounded by a gunman on a Long Island, New York, commuter train in December 1993. The movie follows her treatment of her son through h
11.
Wall, The (1998) as Director
Three stories based on objects left at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. In "The Pencil Holder," a strict father in the military learns the true meaning of a father/son relationship after his young son befriends a dying soldier. In "The Badge," a young man goes to Vietnam to follow in the
12.
Mandela and de Klerk (1997) as Director
Civil rights activist Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk -- onetime ideological enemies -- see their nation through the potentially explosive transition from apartheid to racial equity.
13.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as Director
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
14.
My Antonia (1995) as Director
Adaptation of the novel by Willa Cather, set against the backdrop of 1890's Nebraska, about a bond that develops between a 15-year-old immigrant girl, whose impoverished family had recently settled a farm and a 14-year-old orphan who is sent to live with his grandparents following the loss of his pa
15.
Skylark (1993) as Director
A television movie sequel of "Sarah, Plain and Tall." Continues the story of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after she answered an ad for a wife placed by a widowed farmer during the turn-of-the-century. Two years later, when a disastrous drought strikes Kansas, Sarah is forced t
16.
Somebody's Daughter (1992) as Director
A Hollywood stripper's activities as a police informant gets her involved in a police scandal and a series of murders.
17.
Miss Rose White (1992) as Director
Two sisters, one a Polish concentration camp survivor, the other safely relocated to America with her father, are reunited in New York in 1947.
18.
Never Forget (1991) as Director
A television movie about Mel Mermelstein, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor who brought a group of Nazi apologists to court when it challenged the authenticity of the Holocaust.
19.
Love She Sought, The (1990) as Director
A teacher at a Catholic school travels to Ireland to meet the man with whom she has been corresponding for years. She realizes she has fallen in love with the man through the mail -- so she is crestfallen when she discovers he's a priest.
20.
Ivory Hunters, The (1990) as Director
A photographer who is sent to Kenya to photograph elephants mysteriously disappears. Her friend discovers she has been killed by poachers and he plots to infiltrate the international organization of ivory traffickers and bring the killers to justice.
21.
Caroline? (1990) as Director
A woman, presumed dead for 15 years, returns to her family shortly before a large inheritance is due. While she certainly seems to be the missing woman, there are doubts about her identity among those who knew her.
22.
Incident, The (1990) as Director
A mysterious murder takes place in a prisoner of war camp in a small town in Colorado during World War II. A local lawyer with a son fighting in Europe is coerced into defending a German POW accused of murdering the local man, who was also the lawyer's friend.
23.
Karen Carpenter Story, The (1989) as Director
A dramatization of the life of musical superstar Karen Carpenter, who died suddenly in 1983 at the age of 32 from anorexia nervosa.
24.
Day One (1989) as Director
A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and
25.
Jaws The Revenge (1987) as Director
Amity Island has been plagued for years by a huge shark that has killed many people, including Ellen Brody's husband who lost his life while trying to catch the monster. Now Sean Brody, one of Ellen's two sons, has been killed by the shark. Ellen travels to the Bahamas to comfort her other son, Michael, who is a marine biologist, and to enlist his help in stopping the shark's reign of terror.
26.
Of Pure Blood (1986) as Director
A New York professional woman returns to her native Germany to investigate the violent death of her son. She then finds a chilling mystery that involves a Nazi plot to engineer a "master race."
27.
Passion Flower (1986) as Director
Exotic settings, atmospheric camerawork and performers acting as though there were no tomorrow provide whatever substance there is to this contemporary rehash of the type of plot of which long-cherished "B" movies of yore were awash -- with an expatriate American banking executive, a gorgeous heires
28.
There Must Be a Pony (1986) as Director
After suffering a nervous breakdown, an actress makes a successful comeback in Hollywood.
29.
Love Is Never Silent (1985) as Director
The story of the relationship between a hearing child and her deaf parents, spanning three decades, from the Great Depression to the late '60s.
30.
Terrible Joe Moran (1984) as Director
James Cagney made his TV-movie debut, and did his first television acting in 25 years, playing a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long-estranged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back into his life, at first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook
31.
Nightmares (1983) as Director
32.
Memorial Day (1983) as Director
A happily married lawyer's unexpected reunion with some Vietnam war buddies unleashes a flood of memories he had struggled to suppress, and his emotional turmoil is heightened by the sudden suicide of one of the veterans.
33.
Choices of the Heart (1983) as Director
The dramatization of the story of Jean Donovan, who evolved from a free-spirited college student to a deeply committed lay missionary, giving up her family, friends and finance to work on behalf of the poor in El Salvador. In December 1980, she and three Maryknoll nuns were slain by five members of
34.
Tomorrow's Child (1982) as Director
The second surrogate mother TV-movie to air in less than a week, with Stephanie Zimbalist as research geneticist William Atherton's wife who agrees to the experimental procedure of a "test-tube baby," having her fetus brought to full term in a glass jar in a laboratory.
35.
Freedom (1981) as Director
Mare Winningham plays a teenager whose search for herself after her emancipation by her family leads to the realization, after being on the road and working in a traveling carnival, that happiness can be found in her own back yard despite her conflict with her divorced mother. This film reunited the
36.
Coast to Coast (1980) as Director
After Madie's husband has her committed to a New York mental hospital to avoid having to go through an expensive divorce, she escapes and gets a ride back to California with truck driver Charles Callahan. On the road, Madie and Charles are harrassed by thugs that her husband has sent after her, but
37.
Amber Waves (1980) as Director
A rugged midwest wheat farmer (Dennis Weaver) and a male model from back East (Kurt Russell) seeking to find himself clash over their values, time-honored patriotism, and themselves. Mare Winningham, who plays Weaver's free-spirited daughter, won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress, and
38.
Goldengirl (1979) as Director
An Olympic athlete finds out she was programmed for success.
39.
MacArthur (1977) as Director
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the fall of Phillipines, and covers the remarkable career of this military legend up through and including the Korean War and into MacArthur's days of forced retirement after being dismissed from his post by President Truman.
40.
Sunshine Part II (1976) as Director
41.
Night That Panicked America, The (1975) as Director
A drama recalling the widespread fright caused by the famous radio broadcast of Halloween night, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (meticulously recreated), which sent millions into the streets convinced that America was being invaded by Martians.
42.
Except For Thee And Me (1975) as Director
A loving remake of William Wyler's 1956 film classic, with Kiley and Knight in the Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire roles as a Quaker couple who, when forced to a painful decision by their convictions, risk their lives to help a pair of runaway slaves.
43.
Hustling (1975) as Director
A drama about an investigative reporter (obviously based on Gail Sheehy) for a New York-based news magazine who digs into the multi-million dollar prostitution business in Manhattan in search of the real profiteers. Emmy Award nominations went to Jill Clayburgh for her acting and Fay Kanin for her w
44.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) as Director
Gunmen hold a New York subway train and its passengers for ransom.
45.
Man Who Died Twice, The (1973) as Director
Originally called "A Spanish Portrait" when filmed in 1970 and then put on the shelf, this movie follows an aimless drifter and painter in Spain who surfaces after seven years, only to find himself plagued by art forgeries and a crooked dealer.
46.
Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973) as Director
The acclaimed TV adaptation of Selwyn Raab's book based on the Wylie-Hoffert murders in Manhattan in 1963, resulting in the case that ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Miranda decision three years later. Both director Sargent and writer Mann won Emmy Awards, and Telly Savalas received a nominati
47.
White Lightning (1973) as Director
A convicted moonshiner helps police track down the bayou bad guys who killed his brother.
48.
Sunshine (1973) as Director
A sentimental film based on an actual case history of a cancer victim, taken from a tape-recorded diary, involving a young dropout living in the wilderness with her boyfriend, who is a struggling musician, and her baby daughter. Subsequently, a "Sunshine" series in 1975 starred Cliff DeYoung, Elizab
49.
Man on a String (1972) as Director
A government undercover agent, out to smash a crime ring, finds himself in the middle of a mob war in this pilot for a proposed new version of the old TV series "Tightrope" (1959-60) that had made a star of Mike Connors.
50.
The Man (1972) as Director
The US Vice President has recently died, without yet being replaced, when the President is killed in a building collapse. The President pro tempore of the Senate declines to assume the Presidency because of his own age and ill health. Speaker of the House Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
51.
Longstreet (1971) as Director
A New Orleans-based insurance investigator, blinded in an explosion, tracks down the man who killed his wife and took his sight. This was the pilot to the short-lived series (1971-72) that starred Franciscus, with Peter Mark Richman replacing Bradford Dillman as his boss and Marlyn Mason taking over
52.
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971) as Director
A young runaway, going from middle-class suburbia to the heart of the hippie drug culture, returns home only to find deepening family conflicts and parental bickering -- and realizes what it threatens to do to her younger sister.
53.
The Forbin Project (1970) as Director
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give it's plans for the management of the world under it's guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
54.
Tribes (1970) as Director
This social comedy/drama pits a veteran Marine Corps drill instructor against a long-haired hippie who refuses to adapt to the military way of life. Perceptive writing won Emmy Awards for Wynn (son of Keenan, grandson of Ed) and Schwartz.
55.
The Hell With Heroes (1968) as Director
Two flyers during World War II get caught up in shenanigans with an international smuggler and his girlfriend.
56.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) as Director
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
57.
One Spy Too Many (1966) as Director
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin try to keep a madman from conquering the world.

Cast (feature film)

58.
Ivory Hunters, The (1990) as Andy
A photographer who is sent to Kenya to photograph elephants mysteriously disappears. Her friend discovers she has been killed by poachers and he plots to infiltrate the international organization of ivory traffickers and bring the killers to justice.
59.
Love She Sought, The (1990) as Garvey
A teacher at a Catholic school travels to Ireland to meet the man with whom she has been corresponding for years. She realizes she has fallen in love with the man through the mail -- so she is crestfallen when she discovers he's a priest.
60.
Kathy O' (1958) as Mike
In person, child film star Kathy O'Rourke belies her sweet image. Studio publicity man Harry Johnson must keep Celeste, a national magazine writer, from discovering this when writing a piece on Kathy. This won't be easy; Celeste is Harry's ex-wife. To Harry's surprise, Kathy and Celeste make friends; it seems all Kathy really needed was love... But when Kathy runs away to join Celeste, Harry is suspected of kidnapping.
61.
Her First Romance (1951) as Counselor
A high school girl steals from her parents to be with the boy she loves.

Producer (feature film)

62.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Dan and Laura both love their deaf 6 year old son more than life, but they differ on a key issue of his upbringing - whether or not to get him cochlear implants. The disagreement begins to tear their family apart.
63.
Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1998) as Producer
Telefilm based on the classic Dostoyevsky novel, "Crime and Punishment." Set in 19th century Russia, a young student named Rodya Raskolnikov believes that extraordinary people, merely because of their greatness, have the right to commit any crime and remain unpunished if it is for the betterment of
64.
Skylark (1993) as Producer
A television movie sequel of "Sarah, Plain and Tall." Continues the story of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after she answered an ad for a wife placed by a widowed farmer during the turn-of-the-century. Two years later, when a disastrous drought strikes Kansas, Sarah is forced t
65.
Somebody's Daughter (1992) as Producer
A Hollywood stripper's activities as a police informant gets her involved in a police scandal and a series of murders.
66.
Jaws The Revenge (1987) as Producer
Amity Island has been plagued for years by a huge shark that has killed many people, including Ellen Brody's husband who lost his life while trying to catch the monster. Now Sean Brody, one of Ellen's two sons, has been killed by the shark. Ellen travels to the Bahamas to comfort her other son, Michael, who is a marine biologist, and to enlist his help in stopping the shark's reign of terror.
67.
Of Pure Blood (1986) as Producer
A New York professional woman returns to her native Germany to investigate the violent death of her son. She then finds a chilling mystery that involves a Nazi plot to engineer a "master race."
68.
Choices of the Heart (1983) as Producer
The dramatization of the story of Jean Donovan, who evolved from a free-spirited college student to a deeply committed lay missionary, giving up her family, friends and finance to work on behalf of the poor in El Salvador. In December 1980, she and three Maryknoll nuns were slain by five members of
69.
Night That Panicked America, The (1975) as Producer
A drama recalling the widespread fright caused by the famous radio broadcast of Halloween night, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (meticulously recreated), which sent millions into the streets convinced that America was being invaded by Martians.
70.
Except For Thee And Me (1975) as Producer
A loving remake of William Wyler's 1956 film classic, with Kiley and Knight in the Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire roles as a Quaker couple who, when forced to a painful decision by their convictions, risk their lives to help a pair of runaway slaves.
71.
Longstreet (1971) as Producer
A New Orleans-based insurance investigator, blinded in an explosion, tracks down the man who killed his wife and took his sight. This was the pilot to the short-lived series (1971-72) that starred Franciscus, with Peter Mark Richman replacing Bradford Dillman as his boss and Marlyn Mason taking over
72.
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971) as Producer
A young runaway, going from middle-class suburbia to the heart of the hippie drug culture, returns home only to find deepening family conflicts and parental bickering -- and realizes what it threatens to do to her younger sister.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

73.
Pay or Die (1960) as Asst to prod
A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.

Director (special)

74.
Mad Avenue (1988) as Director
A story centered around the high-pressure world of a fictional Madison Avenue advertising agency. The program focuses on the professional and personal lives of the employees.

Cast (special)

75.
This Time It's Personal -- Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the theatrical film "Jaws: The Revenge." The special also focuses on the great white shark and people's fear of sharks.
76.
Getaway Car (1958)
The exploits of a special operative for the California Highway Patrol. In the pilot episode, the agent attempts to track down a group of thieves who pulled off a daring daylight bank robbery.

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