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Howard Zieff

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Also Known As: Died: February 21, 2009
Born: October 21, 1927 Cause of Death: complications of Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: director, newsreel photographer, photographer

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Leading director of TV commercials who turned to features in 1973 and has proved adept at handling light comedy. Zieff directed the enjoyable Jeff Bridges vehicle, "Hearts of the West" (1975), about the making of B westerns in 1930s Hollywood.

Leading director of TV commercials who turned to features in 1973 and has proved adept at handling light comedy. Zieff directed the enjoyable Jeff Bridges vehicle, "Hearts of the West" (1975), about the making of B westerns in 1930s Hollywood.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  My Girl 2 (1994) Director
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  My Girl (1991) Director
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  Dream Team, The (1989) Director
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  Unfaithfully Yours (1984) Director
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  Private Benjamin (1980) Director
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  Main Event, The (1979) Director
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  House Calls (1978) Director
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  Hearts of the West (1975) Director
9.
  Slither (1973) Director

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Raised in East Los Angeles
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Opened photo studio in New York; became top advertising photographer and director of TV commercials in the 1950s and 1960s
1973:
Feature film directing debut, "Slither"
1979:
Directed Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in the comedy, "The Main Event"
1980:
Best known for directing Goldie Hawn in "Private Benjamin"
1984:
Helmed the comedy, "Unfaithfully Yours" starring Dudley Moore
1991:
Directed the coming-of-age film, "My Girl"
1994:
Returned to direct the sequel, "My Girl 2"
1994:
Retired from directing shortly after the release of "My Girl 2" due to the effects of Parkinson's disease
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Education

Art Center College of Design: Pasadena , California -
Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California - 1946

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wife:
Ronda Gomez-Quinones. Agent. Together since 1974; married on May 11, 1997.

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