|Born||Claudio Elias Guzmán
August 2, 1927
Chillán, Ñuble, Biobío, Chile
|Died||July 12, 2008
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||television director, producer, art director, and production designer|
|Spouse(s)||Martha J. McAuliffe (December 23, 1981 - 2008) (his death)
Anna Maria Alberghetti (September 12, 1964 - 1974) (divorced) (2 children)
Claudio Guzmán (August 2, 1927 in Chillán, Chile – July 12, 2008 in Los Angeles, California) was a Chilean-American television director, producer, art director, and production designer. He is perhaps best known for his work as director and producer of the television series I Dream of Jeannie.
Guzmán was nominated for an Emmy Award for his art direction on the 1953-54 series Where's Raymond? (The Ray Bolger Show). He was also an art director at Desilu, on television shows such as Make Room for Daddy, The Real McCoys, and The Lucy Show.
In addition to I Dream of Jeannie, Guzmán directed such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, The Fugitive, The Flying Nun, The Partridge Family, and Harper Valley PTA. He was also an executive producer on the series Villa Alegre, for which he received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
He was married in 1964 to Anna Maria Alberghetti with whom he had two daughters. His second daughter is Pilar Guzmán (born 1972), a food critic & lifestyle& home/garden columnist for the New York Times. Pilar graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English & Italian. Guzman and Alberghtti were divorced in 1974. In 1981 he married Martha J. McAuliffe; they remained married until his passing.