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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 5, 1983|
|Born:||August 9, 1918||Cause of Death:||kidney failure|
|Birth Place:||Cranston, Rhode Island, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Through an uncle, got a job as a production clerk at RKO
Worked as assistant director on films by directors such as Lewis Milestone, Abraham Polonsky, Joseph Losey and Charles Chaplin; first film as assistant director, Jean Renoir's "The Southerner"
First film as producer (associate), "Ten Tall Men"; also had bit part in Joseph Losey's "The Big Night"
Wrote and directed episodes of such TV series as "The Doctor" and "China Smith"
Feature directing debut, "The Big Leaguer"
Formed production company
Co-wrote (uncredited) "The Gamma People"
Directed most of "The Garment Jungle"; (film completed by, and credited to, Vincent Sherman)
Produced and directed "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
Scored immense financial success with "The Dirty Dozen"; subsequently bought studio facility
Reverse in fortunes lead to sale of studio facility
Directed final film, "The Angry Hills"
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