March 9, 1925|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
September 1, 2003 (aged 78)|
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Theatre director, film director, film producer|
Smight was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to school with future actor Peter Graves. His film credits include The Traveling Executioner, No Way to Treat a Lady, Rabbit, Run, Loving Couples, Midway, Harper, Airport 1975, Damnation Alley and the Emmy Award-winning Eddie as well as many episodes of television series such as The Twilight Zone; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour; and Columbo: Dead Weight. He also directed the 1960 Broadway play The 49th Cousin and composed the music for the film adaptation of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Smight died from cancer in Los Angeles in 2003.
- Destiny, West! (1960)
- The Enchanted Nutcracker (1961)
- I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
- The Third Day (1965)
- Harper (1966)
- Kaleidoscope (1966)
- The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
- No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
- The Illustrated Man (1969)
- Strategy of Terror (1969)
- Rabbit, Run (1970)
- The Traveling Executioner (1970)
- The Screaming Woman (1972)
- The Longest Night (1972)
- Partners in Crime (1973)
- Double Indemnity (1973)
- Linda (1973)
- Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
- Legend in Granite (1973)
- The Man from Independence (1974)
- Airport 1975 (1974)
- Midway (1976)
- Damnation Alley (1977)
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
- Fast Break (1979)
- Loving Couples (1980)
- Remembrance of Love (1982)
- Number One with a Bullet (1987)
- The Favorite (1989)
- Bergan, Ronald (19 September 2003). "Jack Smight. Down-to-earth director whose stars included Bacall, Steiger and Newman". The Guardian.
- "Jack Smight". The New York Times.
- Variety Staff (December 31, 1969). "Review: 'The Traveling Executioner'". Variety.
- Canby, Vincent (October 19, 1974). "Airport 1975 (1974) Screen:'Airport 1975' Is a Silly Sequel With a 747". The New York Times.
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