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Born: July 27, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Director ...
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Worked as a schoolteacher
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Began waiting tables at the Second City in Chicago
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Was a company Member of Second City
1976:
Acted in four features, "Jackson County Jail", "Chesty Anderson--USN" (re-released in 1984), "Tunnelvision" and "The Last Affair"
1976:
TV debut as regular, "The Fun Factory" (NBC)
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Moved to Los Angeles
1978:
TV-movie acting debut, "Outside Chance" (CBS)
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Played policewoman Lucy Bates on the NBC drama series "Hill Street Blues"; won 1985 Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; also received six additional nominations
1989:
Acted opposite Shelley Long in the feature "Troop Beverly Hills"
1989:
Directed episodes of "Hooperman" (ABC)
1989:
Helmed premiere episode of the ABC series "Doogie Howser, M.D."
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Directed episodes of HBO sitcom "Dream On"; earned Emmy and CableACE Awards for the "For Pete's Sake" episode
1991:
Directed pilot and premiere episode of "Arresting Behavior" (ABC)
1992:
Feature directorial debut, "Only You", a direct-to-video release
1994:
TV-movie directorial debut, "My Breast" (CBS); earned Emmy nomination
1995:
Directed feature, "The Brady Bunch Movie", reteaming with Long, who played the role created by Florence Henderson
1996:
Helmed "The Late Shift" for HBO; earned Emmy nomination
1997:
Directed Howard Stern in film adaptation of his memoirs "Private Parts"
1998:
Directed the non-musical remake of "Dr. Dolittle", starring Eddie Murphy
1998:
Signed to direct "Male Pattern Baldness" from a Joe Eszterhas script
2000:
Helmed the rehab-set comedy-drama "28 Days", starring Sandra Bullock
2002:
Directed feature film adaptation of TV hit "I Spy," reteaming with Murphy who co-starred with Owen Wilson
2004:
Produced the comedy "Surviving Christmas" starring Ben Affleck
2006:
Directed "John Tucker Must Die" a comedy about three high school girls who seek revenge on their cheating ex

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