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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
Directed television coverage of the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
Directed the police drama "Stand by for Crime," starring a young actor named Myron Wallace, better known as "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace
Brought to New York by the legendary producer Max Liebman and NBC executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver to direct "Your Show of Shows"
Directed "The Kate Smith Evening Hour," a live program that aired five times a week
Had stints directing "The Milton Berle Show" and "Ford Television Theatre" in the 1950s
Directed television's presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon
Directed the features "Hey, Let's Twist" (1961) and the musical comedy "Two Tickets to Paris" (1962)
Directed the TV specials starring Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jack Benny, George Burns, Lucille Ball, Bob Newhart and Jonathan Winters
Produced and directed "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
Produced "The Rowan & Martin Show" (NBC), a variety series that would serve as the prototype for the hugley popular 1968 follow-up "Laugh-In"
Helmed the spin-offs "The Dean Martin Summer Show" (NBC, 1967), and "Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers" (NBC, 1968-1970)
Produced the variety series for singer Vic Damone (1971) and comedian Marty Feldman (1972)
Directed Dean Martin's popular "Celebrity Roast" specials (NBC) for such top stars as Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
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
Directed the "Dean Martin Christmas Special" (NBC)
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)
Directed Martin's last TV outing, the Showtime concert "Dean Martin in London"
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