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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 ...
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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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