Karen Arthur

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Karen Arthur
Born (1941-08-24) August 24, 1941 (age 72)
Omaha, Nebraska, US
Occupation director, producer and actress
Years active 1979-present

Karen Arthur (born August 24, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American film director, producer, and actress. She has directed two feature films, Lady Beware (1987) and The Mafu Cage (1978), but the majority of her work has been in television, where she has had a long and prolific career directing television movies and series. She was one of the first and best directors to master what is known as the "long take", especially in a series like Cagney & Lacey, where she often choreographed three minute scenes in one shot. In 1985, she was the first woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (for an episode of Cagney & Lacey).[1]

She is currently a resident of the town of Springfield, Vermont.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

List of film and television works
Title Year Notes
The Christmas Blessing 2005 TV
Judging Amy TV
The Locket 2002 TV
The Song of the Lark 2001 TV
The Lost Child 2000 TV
The Staircase 1998 TV
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story 1995 TV
The Jacksons: An American Dream 1992 TV Mini-Series
Shadow of a Doubt 1991 TV
Blue Bayou 1990 TV
Crossings 1986 TV Mini-Series
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story 1984 TV
Cagney & Lacey TV
Remington Steele TV
Hart to Hart 1979 TV
Lady Beware 1987 directed movie
The Mafu Cage 1978 directed movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christmas in July?". Rutland Herald. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 

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