Jack Smight

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Jack Smight
Born (1925-03-09)March 9, 1925[1]
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Died September 1, 2003(2003-09-01) (aged 78)[1]
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Theatre director, film director, film producer

John R. Smight (March 9, 1925 – September 1, 2003)[1] was an American theatre and film director.[2]

Smight was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to school with future actor Peter Graves. His film credits include The Traveling Executioner,[3] No Way to Treat a Lady, Rabbit, Run, Loving Couples, Midway,[2] Harper, Airport 1975,[4] 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.[2] 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.[1]



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