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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 2005
Born: Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Profession: Director ...
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Began TV career as a "gofer" for WFIL-TV in Philadelphia
1948:
Directed television coverage of the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
1949:
Directed the police drama "Stand by for Crime," starring a young actor named Myron Wallace, better known as "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace
1950:
Brought to New York by the legendary producer Max Liebman and NBC executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver to direct "Your Show of Shows"
1951:
Directed "The Kate Smith Evening Hour," a live program that aired five times a week
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Had stints directing "The Milton Berle Show" and "Ford Television Theatre" in the 1950s
1960:
Directed television's presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon
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Directed the features "Hey, Let's Twist" (1961) and the musical comedy "Two Tickets to Paris" (1962)
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Directed the TV specials starring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jack Benny, George Burns, Lucille Ball, Bob Newhart and Jonathan Winters
1965:
Produced and directed "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
1966:
Produced "The Rowan & Martin Show" (NBC), a variety series that would serve as the prototype for the hugley popular 1968 follow-up "Laugh-In"
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Helmed the spin-offs "The Dean Martin Summer Show" (NBC, 1967), and "Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers" (NBC, 1968-1970)
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Produced the variety series for singer Vic Damone (1971) and comedian Marty Feldman (1972)
1974:
Directed Dean Martin's popular "Celebrity Roast" specials (NBC) for such top stars as Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
1976:
Executive produced and helmed the special "NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look," a celebration of 50 years of NBC broadcasting in radio and television
1980:
Directed the "Dean Martin Christmas Special" (NBC)
1983:
Teamed with the Martin show regular Dom DeLuise to executive produce the "Dom DeLuise & Friends" TV specials (ABC), and the subsequent short-lived syndicated sit-com "The Dom DeLuise Show" (1987-1988)
1984:
Directed Martin's last TV outing, the Showtime concert "Dean Martin in London"

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