Lamont Johnson

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For the jazz pianist, see LaMont Johnson. For the bassist, see Lamont Johnson (bassist).
Lamont Johnson
Born Ernest Lamont Johnson, Jr.
(1922-09-30)September 30, 1922
Stockton, California, U.S.
Died October 24, 2010(2010-10-24) (aged 88)
Monterey, California
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1951–2000

DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for: My Sweet Charlie (1970) (TV)

Shared with:

Ralph Ferrin (assistant director) (plaque)

Ernest Lamont Johnson, Jr. (September 30, 1922 – October 24, 2010), known as Lamont Johnson, was an American actor and film director who has appeared in and directed many television shows and movies. He won two Emmy Awards.

Life and career[edit]

Johnson was born in Stockton, California, the son of Ruth Alice (née Fairchild) and Ernest Lamont Johnson, who was a realtor.[1] Johnson began his career in radio, playing the role of Tarzan in a popular syndicated series in 1951.[2] Johnson was also one of several actors to play Archie Goodwin in The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, opposite Sydney Greenstreet on NBC Radio. He then turned to films and television, first as an actor, then as a director.

Johnson also directed productions of the operas The Man in the Moon (1959), Iphigénie en Tauride (1962), and Orfeo (1990).

Johnson was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, winning twice, for Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985) and Lincoln (1988), and for eight Directors Guild of America Awards, winning four times, for Profiles in Courage (1965), My Sweet Charlie (1971), That Certain Summer (1972), and Lincoln.

He also directed an installment of the series Felicity plus the TV movie The Man Next Door. He died of heart failure in California in 2010.





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