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|Born:||December 20, 1923||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Began career as staff writer for CBS radio
Became stage manager for "Lux Radio Theatre"
Served in US Army
Worked for 20th Century-Fox as junior writer, then test director, then 2nd unit director
Produced TV series, "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (CBS); also directed episodes
Served as dialogue director for the film noir, "Cry Danger"
Directed first feature, "The Bushwhackers"; also co-scripted
Helmed episodes of "Private Secretary" (CBS), starring Ann Sothern
Produced the NBC variety series "The George Burns Show"
Directed and wrote episodes of "Dobie Gillis" (CBS)
Helmed episodes of "Mr. Ed" (syndicated 1960-1961; CBS 1961-1966)
Directed episodes of the ABC sitcom "The Patty Duke Show"
Directed the pilot episode of "Gilligan's Island" (CBS)
Served as producer and director for NBC series "My Mother the Car", starring Jerry Van Dyke
Wrote screenplay for George Marshall's "Hook, Line & Sinker", starring Jerry Lewis
Returned to feature directing with "The Statue", starring David Niven
Wrote and directed "Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You"
Produced, directed and co-wrote (with Budd Robinson) "Where Does It Hurt?", adapted from his and Robinson's novel "The Operator"; also starred Niven
Co-adapted and served as second unit director (action sequences) for Ralph Nelson's "The Wilby Conspiracy", a political thriller set in South Africa starring Sidney Poitier
Served as a supervising producer (with Hy Averback) for "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS); also directed episodes of the series
Produced and directed episodes of "Supertrain" (NBC), an expensive bust of a series
Was supervising producer (and director) for "Enos" (CBS), a spin-off from "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Contributed scripts for the ABC series "The Fall Guy"
Handled second unit director duties on "The Osterman Weekend", directed by Sam Peckinpah
Produced, directed and co-wrote "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie"
Wrote the story, "The Adventures of Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp in Holywood", on which Blake Edwards based his screenplay for "Sunset"
Last credit (to date) as producer on the NBC TV-movie "Swimsuit"
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