|Harry L. Hurwitz|
January 27, 1938|
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||September 21, 1995
Los Angeles, California
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. He often used the pseudonym "Harry Tampa". In the early 1970s Hurwitz was an Artist-in-Residence at the University of South Florida in Tampa. It was at that time that he produced the black and white serigraphic self-portrait that briefly (and inexplicably as the film is set in Los Angeles) appears on the walls of the main character May's (Susan Dey) apartment in the 1986 film "Echo Park."
As a painter, Hurwitz has work in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He taught painting and drawing at various American colleges.
- The Projectionist (1971)
- Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times (1972)
- Richard (1972)
- Auditions (1978) (as Harry Tampa)
- Fairy Tales (1979) (as Harry Tampa)
- Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979) (as Harry Tampa)
- The Comeback Trail (1972)
- Safari 3000 (1982)
- The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
- Once a Hero (1987) TV series (unknown episodes)
- That's Adequate (1989)
- Fleshtone (1994)
- "Harry Hurwitz, a Screenwriter, Film Director and Painter, 57". The New York Times. 11 October 1995. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- "The New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. 1995-09-21. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
- Brennan, Sandra (1995-09-21). "Harry Hurwitz > Overview". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-09-11.