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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1992
Born: September 19, 1931 Cause of Death: kidney disease
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began career as a child performer on the radio show, "Let's Pretend" at age 12
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Appeared in London stage production of "Mister Roberts"
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Served in the US military during the Korean War
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Appeared on live TV dramas including "Studio One" and "The Philco Playhouse"
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Moved to Hollywood
1954:
Film debut in "Chief Crazy Horse"
1955:
Career breakthrough as heavy in "I'll Cry Tomorrow"
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Played saloon owner on TV series, "The Alaskans"
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Appeared on stage in "Tiger at the Gates" with Robert Ryan, and the musicals "Carnival" and "110 in the Shade"
1964:
Moved to Italy; appeared in Italian-produced films
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Directed 17 films in Italy and Spain including "The Deathmaster" (1972) and "Crypt of the Dead" (1973); ran his own production company in Barcelona
1975:
Returned to USA; directed stage production of "South Pacific" in Hawaii
1975:
Screenwriting debut and his first US independent feature as director, "Psychic Killer"
1976:
Hired by Universal as a TV director; directed episodes of "Cagney & Lacey"
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Served as supervising producer of the TV series, "The New Mike Hammer"
1987:
Directed "John Henry" starring Danny Glover and Tom Hulce for Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"

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