Charles S. Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin
Born February 1, 1919
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died September 5, 2011(2011-09-05) (aged 92)
Brentwood, California, U.S.
Occupation Director
Years active 1951–1991

Charles Samuel Dubin (February 1, 1919 – September 5, 2011) was an American film and television director.

From the early 1950s to 1991, Dubin worked in television, directing episodes of Tales of Tomorrow, Omnibus, The Defenders, The Big Valley, The Virginian, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Matlock, The Rockford Files, Murder, She Wrote and among other notable series.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Dubin was born Charles Samuel Dubronevski[2] in Brooklyn, New York, to a Russian family.[3] He attended Samuel J. Tilden High School, and first became interested in the arts by wanting to pursue a career as an opera singer. After graduating from high school, he attended Brooklyn College, studying drama, and acted in a number of stage productions, before graduating in 1941.[4] He then attended Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan studying stage managing and directing. He continued to act and sing in stage productions working as an understudy.[4]

In 1950, he was hired by ABC, as an associate director and, within a few months, was soon promoted to head director, later going on to direct a number of notable series spanning 30 years. In 1958, Dubin was named in the Hollywood blacklist. He refused to testify and he was never cited for contempt.[4]

He directed more episodes of the popular 1970s television comedy M*A*S*H than anyone else.[5]

Dubin retired in 1991 at the age of 70, after 39 years in television and 48 years in entertainment. His last television directing credit was the series Father Dowling Mysteries starring Tom Bosley.[4]

Marriage[edit]

He was married to Daphne Elliott, with whom he had two children. They divorced in 1975. Later he married author and filmmaker Mary Lou Chayes,[6] [4]

Death[edit]

On September 5, 2011, Dubin died of natural causes, he was 92 years old.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles S. Dubin Biography (1919-), Film Reference
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas (September 9, 2011). "Charles Dubin, Television Director, Is Dead at 92". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Charles S. Dubin interview, Archive of American Television
  4. ^ a b c d e Charles S. Dubin Movies & TV, The New York Times
  5. ^ "Charles Dubin". The Daily Telegraph (London). September 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Chayes, Mary Lou. "In Our Quiet Village". Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  7. ^ TV director Charles Dubin dies, Variety.com

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