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Also Known As: Died: March 15, 1991
Born: July 14, 1908 Cause of Death: heart and kidney failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, producer

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Workman-like technician who began turning out low-budget Westerns for Republic in 1937. By the mid-1940s Sherman worked his way up to medium-budget oaters and various fare for Columbia and Univeral among other studios. He directed John Wayne in "The Three Mesquiteers" series at the beginning of the actor's career, and his final film, "Big Jake" (1971), once again starred Wayne. All said and done, Sherman rustled up over 100 films and approximately 250 TV segments.

Workman-like technician who began turning out low-budget Westerns for Republic in 1937. By the mid-1940s Sherman worked his way up to medium-budget oaters and various fare for Columbia and Univeral among other studios. He directed John Wayne in "The Three Mesquiteers" series at the beginning of the actor's career, and his final film, "Big Jake" (1971), once again starred Wayne. All said and done, Sherman rustled up over 100 films and approximately 250 TV segments.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Big Jake (1971) Director
2.
  Smoky (1966) Director
3.
  Murieta (1965) Director
4.
  Panic Button (1964) Director
5.
  The Fiercest Heart (1961) Director
6.
  The Wizard of Baghdad (1960) Director
7.
  Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) Director
8.
  Hell Bent for Leather (1960) Director
9.
  The Enemy General (1960) Director
10.
  The Son of Robin Hood (1959) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gosford Park (2001) Beater
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Made his way to California aboard the S.S. Mongolia as a cabin boy at age 14; jumped ship at Los Angeles harbor and got a job in the Warner Bros. Mail room; then worked way up film production ladder from go-fer to third assistant director, second assistant director and finally director
1937:
Directorial debut, "Wild Horse Rodeo"
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Directed John Wayne in "The Three Mesquiteers" series when Wayne was beginning career and made his final film "Big Jake" (1971), starring Wayne

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wife:
Cleo Sherman. Married c. 1983.

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