John Rich (director)
July 6, 1925|
Rockaway Beach, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 29, 2012
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Television/Film director, producer|
John Rich (July 6, 1925 – January 29, 2012) was an American film and television director. He directed such television shows as Colonel Humphrey Flack, I Married Joan, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, and Gilligan's Island. His feature film credits include Wives and Lovers, Boeing Boeing, Roustabout and Easy Come, Easy Go (the latter two starring Elvis Presley). He also participated in the live telecast of the opening-day ceremonies of Disneyland in 1955.
Rich studied at the University of Michigan earning both a B.A. and an M.A. degree in English.
Mr. Rich died on January 29, 2012 after a brief illness, he was survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Patricia Dodds; a daughter, Catherine Rich (with dancer/choreographer Sylvia Lewis); two sons, Anthony Rich (Television Director, "The Big Bang Theory") and Robert Rich; three stepdaughters, Megan Lewis, Kimberly Beres, and Dana Benton; and eight grandchildren.
- John Rich: Warm Up the Snake, University of Michigan Press
- John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms, Los Angeles Times, January 29, 2012
- John Rich at the Internet Movie Database
- John Rich Interview with Joe Krein at Elvis2001.net
- John Rich Interview at The Archive of American Television
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