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Also Known As: Herschel Dougherty, Herschel Dougherty, Hershel Dougherty Died:
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Although known primarily as a director, Herschel Daugherty was also an actor (albeit usually in an uncredited capacity). Daugherty began his show business career as a "dialogue director" for films, before becoming an actor himself, playing a policeman in "White Heat" and the character Laertes in "Red, Hot and Blue" (both films from 1949). Further small roles continued for Daugherty throughout the early 1950s, before he embarked on a directorial career, working on multiple episodes of such shows as "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse," "Soldiers of Fortune," and "Studio 57." However, the late 1950s/early 1960s would see Daugherty work on two television programs that would turn out to be the most renowned of his career, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (24 episodes from 1956 through 1962) and "G.E. True Theater" (20 episodes, also from 1956 through 1962). The latter show would bring Daugherty a pair of Emmy Award nominations in 1957 and 1959, and also a Directors Guild of America Award win in 1957. He continued to direct television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including such titles as "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Rawhide," "Bonanza," "Star Trek," and "Hawaii Five-O," before opting to retire after working on...

Although known primarily as a director, Herschel Daugherty was also an actor (albeit usually in an uncredited capacity). Daugherty began his show business career as a "dialogue director" for films, before becoming an actor himself, playing a policeman in "White Heat" and the character Laertes in "Red, Hot and Blue" (both films from 1949). Further small roles continued for Daugherty throughout the early 1950s, before he embarked on a directorial career, working on multiple episodes of such shows as "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse," "Soldiers of Fortune," and "Studio 57." However, the late 1950s/early 1960s would see Daugherty work on two television programs that would turn out to be the most renowned of his career, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (24 episodes from 1956 through 1962) and "G.E. True Theater" (20 episodes, also from 1956 through 1962). The latter show would bring Daugherty a pair of Emmy Award nominations in 1957 and 1959, and also a Directors Guild of America Award win in 1957. He continued to direct television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including such titles as "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "Rawhide," "Bonanza," "Star Trek," and "Hawaii Five-O," before opting to retire after working on the series "Police Woman" in 1975. Daugherty died on March 5, 1993, in Encinitas, California, at the age of 82.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Twice in a Lifetime (1974) Director
2.
  She Cried Murder (1973) Director
3.
  Victim, The (1972) Director
4.
  The Raiders (1964) Director
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  The Light in the Forest (1958) Director
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  Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) Dialogue Director
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  How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Dialogue Director
8.
  South Sea Woman (1953) Dialogue Director
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  The Veils of Bagdad (1953) Dialogue Director
10.
  The Glory Brigade (1953) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lullaby of Broadway (1951) Sidney
2.
 Where Danger Lives (1950) Desk clerk
3.
 The Damned Don't Cry (1950) Rewrite man
4.
 Tea for Two (1950) Theater manager
5.
 The Great Jewel Robber (1950) Sgt. Tarrant
6.
 Young Man with a Horn (1950) Attendant
7.
 Chain Lightning (1950) Sergeant
8.
 The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) Reporter
9.
 White Heat (1949) Policeman
10.
 Red, Hot and Blue (1949) Laertes
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