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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 27, 2006|
|Born:||August 12, 1927||Cause of Death:||Brain Tumor|
|Birth Place:||Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA||Profession:||Producer ...|
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Raised in Connecticut
Worked as head of sales in the film division of NBC
Was network television program sales representative at MCA
Founded Dan Curtis Productions
Was owner and producer of the Emmy-winning sports program "CBS Golf Classic"
Created, directed, and executive produced the ABC daytime soap "Dark Shadows"
First primetime TV production, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (ABC); starred Jack Palance
Feature debut as producer and director "House of Dark Shadows," loosely based on the popular TV show
Provided the story for and produced and directed "Night of Dark Shadows", a second film loosely based on the TV show
Introduced the character of Carl Kolchak in the ABC TV-movie "The Night Stalker"
Produced the ABC miniseries "Frankenstein"
Directed and produced the ABC miniseries "The Turn of the Screw," starring Lynn Redgrave
Produced and directed the CBS TV-remake of "Dracula," starring Palance
Directed and produced the memorable thriller "Triology of Terror" (ABC); all three stories starred Karen Black
Penned the screenplay adaptation, produced and directed "Burnt Offerings," starring Black and Bette Davis
Provided story, directed and produced the autobiographical TV-movie "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (NBC)
Executive produced and directed episodes of the short-lived series "Supertrain" (NBC)
Directed and executive produced the autobiographical "The Long Days of Summer" (ABC), a sequel to "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July"
Served as producer and director of the epic 18-hour ABC miniseries "The Winds of War," based on the book by Herman Wouk
Directed and executive produced the 12-part sequel miniseries "War and Remembrance" (ABC)
Executive produced "Johnny Ryan" (NBC), a pilot for a drama series that was not picked up by the network
Revived "Dark Shadows" (ABC) as a primetime serial; executive produced, wrote and directed miniseries version; executive produced and directed episodes of the short-lived series
Directed and co-executive produced the CBS miniseries "Intruders," purportedly based on true cases of UFO abductions
Last feature to date "Me and the Kid"; produced, scripted and directed
Executive produced, directed, and co-wrote (with William F. Nolan) two segments of the sequel "Trilogy of Terror II" (USA Network)
Helmed and produced "The Love Letter," a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation
In January, announced plans to co-author and co-direct a Broadway musical based on "Dark Shadows" with music by Robert Colbert and lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Directed final two TV-movies, "Saving Milly" (CBS) and "Our Fathers" (Showtime)
Produced a pilot episode for a reboot of "Dark Shadows" (The WB)
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