skip navigation
Rod Amateau

Rod Amateau

  • In a Lonely Place (1950) October 26 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 20, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
RATE AND COMMENT

MILESTONES

:
Began career as staff writer for CBS radio
:
Became stage manager for "Lux Radio Theatre"
1941:
Served in US Army
:
Worked for 20th Century-Fox as junior writer, then test director, then 2nd unit director
1950:
Produced TV series, "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (CBS); also directed episodes
1951:
Served as dialogue director for the film noir, "Cry Danger"
1952:
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"
1964:
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
1969:
Wrote screenplay for George Marshall's "Hook, Line & Sinker", starring Jerry Lewis
1970:
Returned to feature directing with "The Statue", starring David Niven
1971:
Wrote and directed "Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You"
1972:
Produced, directed and co-wrote (with Budd Robinson) "Where Does It Hurt?", adapted from his and Robinson's novel "The Operator"; also starred Niven
1975:
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
1979:
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"
1983:
Handled second unit director duties on "The Osterman Weekend", directed by Sam Peckinpah
1987:
Produced, directed and co-wrote "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie"
1988:
Wrote the story, "The Adventures of Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp in Holywood", on which Blake Edwards based his screenplay for "Sunset"
1989:
Last credit (to date) as producer on the NBC TV-movie "Swimsuit"

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute