Harry Hurwitz

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Harry Hurwitz
Born Harold Octavio Hurwitz
(1938-01-27)January 27, 1938
New York City, New York, United States
Died September 21, 1995(1995-09-21) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film director
Years active 1971-1994

Harry Hurwitz (January 27, 1938 – September 21, 1995) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor and producer.[1]

Hurwitz attended The High School of Music & Art and New York University, where he received a B.S. degree in 1960 and a M.A. in 1962. Before becoming a director, Hurwitz worked intermittently as a drawing instructor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and Queens College; he also taught filmmaking courses at New York University, Purchase College, the New York Institute of Technology, and the Pratt Institute. His directorial debut film The Projectionist also included the first acting role for actor/comedian Rodney Dangerfield.[2] He often used the pseudonym "Harry Tampa".

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  1. ^ "The New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. 1995-09-21. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Sandra (1995-09-21). "Harry Hurwitz > Overview". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 

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