Daryl Duke

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Daryl Duke
Daryl Duke 1929 2006.jpg
Born (1929-03-08)8 March 1929
Vancouver, British Columbia
Died 21 October 2006(2006-10-21) (aged 77)
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Cause of death
pulmonary fibrosis
Nationality  Canada
Occupation Film director
Years active 1966-1992
Notable work(s) The Silent Partner
Television This Hour Has Seven Days
The Thorn Birds

Daryl Duke (8 March 1929 – 21 October 2006) was a Canadian film and TV director.

Duke was born at Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became one of CBC Television's earliest regional producers. His career continued with CBC in Toronto producing such series as This Hour Has Seven Days, then in the United States for major television networks and studios there.

In 1977 he won the Canadian Film Award for best Director for his surprise hit The Silent Partner.

His significant achievement in television was directing the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. Duke was also among those responsible for the creation of CKVU-TV in Vancouver which is today part of the Citytv franchise. Noteworthy is that he produced and directed early Bob Dylan "song films," black and white vignettes that were the forerunners of today's music videos

Duke died in West Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 due to pulmonary fibrosis.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Television[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skelton, Chad (23 October 2006). "Daryl Duke, Vancouver's 'Mr. Television,' dies at 77 from pulmonary fibrosis". Vancouver Sun. p. B1. 

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