May 13, 1922|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 2000
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||Donald Weis|
|Occupation||Film and television director|
Don Weis (May 13, 1922 - July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.
Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, Weis served in the Air Force as a film technician. After the war, he began working at MGM directing such films as Bannerline (1951), Just This Once (1952), You for Me (1952) and The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953).
Weis began directing for television in 1954 and worked on such series as M*A*S*H, Ironside, It Takes a Thief, Twilight Zone, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), 'Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, CHiPs, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and Hawaii Five-O among others.
Weis won two Directors Guild of America Awards for television direction in 1956 and again in 1958.
Weis died in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 78 years of age.
- Bannerline (1951)
- Just This Once (1952)
- I Love Melvin (1953)
- Ride the High Iron (1956)
- Catch Me If You Can (1959)
- The Gene Krupa Story (1959)
- Critic's Choice (1963)
- Pajama Party (1964)
- Billie (1965)
- The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
- "Don Weis; Film, Television Director", Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2000.
- "Don Weis, 78, Film and Television Director", The New York Times, August 4, 2000.
- "Obituary: Don Weis", The Independent (London), August 16, 2000.
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