Albert Band

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Albert Band
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Born Alfredo Antonnini
(1924-05-07)May 7, 1924
Paris, France
Died June 14, 2002(2002-06-14) (aged 78)
Los Angeles
Other names Artemio Antonini
Alfredo Antonini
Occupation Film producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1951–96
Spouse(s) Jacquelyn Richardson

Albert Band (May 7, 1924 – June 14, 2002) was an American film director and film producer. He was the son of artist Max Band, father of filmmaker Charles Band and of film composer Richard Band. He is the grandfather of Alex Band , Taryn Band and Rachael Band.

Life and career[edit]

Band was born in Paris, France, the son of Bertha and Max Band, an artist. His mother was born in Russia and his father was from Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania.[1] He escaped from Paris to the United States with his family prior to the German military administration in occupied France during World War II. He graduated from Hollywood High School.

Interested in film, he became an apprentice at Warner Bros.[2] where he developed contacts eventually becoming an assistant director on John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle,[3] then adapting the story The Red Badge of Courage for Huston's film of the same name.[4]

He made his debut as a producer and director in The Young Guns combining the two then popular genres of Westerns and Juvenile Delinquent films. In the late 1950s he moved to Europe producing a variety of films beginning in Sweden with Face of Fire based on another of Stephen Crane's stories, The Monster.[3]

Filmography[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Albert Band Interview Rausch, Andrew J.& Dequina, Michael Fifty Filmmakers: Conversations with Directors from Roger Avary to Steven Zaillian McFarland, 2008
  3. ^ a b "Albert Band, 78; Producer, Director Worked With Huston". The Los Angeles Times. 2002-06-29. Retrieved 2017-11-18. 
  4. ^ Jay, Dave; Wilson, William S.; Dewi, Torsten (2017). It Came From The Video Aisle!. Schiffer Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 9780764354106. 

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