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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
1952:
Worked as head of sales in the film division of NBC
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Was network television program sales representative at MCA
1962:
Founded Dan Curtis Productions
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Was owner and producer of the Emmy-winning sports program "CBS Golf Classic"
1966:
Created, directed, and executive produced the ABC daytime soap "Dark Shadows"
1968:
First primetime TV production, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (ABC); starred Jack Palance
1970:
Feature debut as producer and director "House of Dark Shadows," loosely based on the popular TV show
1971:
Provided the story for and produced and directed "Night of Dark Shadows", a second film loosely based on the TV show
1972:
Introduced the character of Carl Kolchak in the ABC TV-movie "The Night Stalker"
1973:
Produced the ABC miniseries "Frankenstein"
1974:
Directed and produced the ABC miniseries "The Turn of the Screw," starring Lynn Redgrave
1974:
Produced and directed the CBS TV-remake of "Dracula," starring Palance
1975:
Directed and produced the memorable thriller "Triology of Terror" (ABC); all three stories starred Karen Black
1976:
Penned the screenplay adaptation, produced and directed "Burnt Offerings," starring Black and Bette Davis
1978:
Provided story, directed and produced the autobiographical TV-movie "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" (NBC)
1979:
Executive produced and directed episodes of the short-lived series "Supertrain" (NBC)
1980:
Directed and executive produced the autobiographical "The Long Days of Summer" (ABC), a sequel to "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July"
1983:
Served as producer and director of the epic 18-hour ABC miniseries "The Winds of War," based on the book by Herman Wouk
1988:
Directed and executive produced the 12-part sequel miniseries "War and Remembrance" (ABC)
1990:
Executive produced "Johnny Ryan" (NBC), a pilot for a drama series that was not picked up by the network
1991:
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
1992:
Directed and co-executive produced the CBS miniseries "Intruders," purportedly based on true cases of UFO abductions
1993:
Last feature to date "Me and the Kid"; produced, scripted and directed
1996:
Executive produced, directed, and co-wrote (with William F. Nolan) two segments of the sequel "Trilogy of Terror II" (USA Network)
1998:
Helmed and produced "The Love Letter," a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation
2000:
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
2005:
Directed final two TV-movies, "Saving Milly" (CBS) and "Our Fathers" (Showtime)
2005:
Produced a pilot episode for a reboot of "Dark Shadows" (The WB)

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