Richard L. Bare

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Richard L. Bare
Born Richard Leland Bare
(1913-08-12) August 12, 1913 (age 101)
Modesto, California, U.S.
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1943-1973, 2007-present
Spouse(s) Gloria Beutel (March 14, 1968 – present)
Jeanne Evans (November 22, 1958 – February 8, 1965; divorced)
Julie Van Zandt (1951 – January 24, 1956; divorced); 2 children
Phyllis Coates (March 28, 1948 – December 1, 1948; divorced)
Virginia Carpenter (August 9, 1941 – 1946; divorced)

Richard Leland Bare (born August 12, 1913)[1] is an American director, producer, and screenwriter of television shows and short films.

Born in Modesto, California, he attended USC School of Cinematic Arts where he directed his most notable student film, The Oval Portrait, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's story. He became notable post-graduation for writing and directing the Joe McDoakes series of short films for Warner Brothers between 1942 and 1956, featuring George O'Hanlon in the title role. On television, he directed The Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man". He directed virtually every episode of the 1960s-1970s CBS television series Green Acres.

His memoir, Confessions of a Hollywood Director discusses his directorial work, as well as behind-the-scenes information, and his service as a Captain in the Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit.[2] Bare also wrote a book entitled, The Film Director: A Practical Guide to Motion Picture and Television Techniques (1971; ISBN 0-02-012130-X), a text to teach the craft of directing to aspiring filmmakers.

On November 19, 2007, Bare announced that he was working on a revival of Green Acres.[3]

On May 2, 2014, he acquired the rights with producer Phillip Goldfine to produce a movie and Broadway play based on Green Acres. [4]

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