May 13, 1922|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
July 26, 2000 (aged 78)|
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||Donald Weis|
|Occupation||Film and television director|
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Welles (m. 1961)|
Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.
Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Emma (née Wiener; 1889-1971) and Meyer Weis (1886-1942). 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), The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, CHiPs, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Hawaii Five-O, The Andros Targets, and The San Pedro Beach Bums, among others.
- Bannerline (1951)
- Just This Once (1952)
- You for Me (1952)
- I Love Melvin (1953)
- The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
- The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
- 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)
- The King's Pirate (1967)
- "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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