Sidney J. Furie
|Sidney J. Furie|
28 February 1933 |
Sidney J. Furie (born February 28, 1933) is a Canadian film director. Furie is perhaps best known for directing American Soldiers, The IPCRESS File, The Entity, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys, Gable and Lombard, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York and the Iron Eagle films.
Also credited with co-creating NBC's offbeat legal drama Petrocelli, which ran from 1974 to 1976 (it was a spinoff from his 1970 film The Lawyer), he also directed Cliff Richard and The Shadows in The Young Ones (1961 film) and the 1964 musical Wonderful Life.
Awards and nominations
- 1965 Nominated for Palme d'Or at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival for Best Film of 1965 for The IPCRESS File.
- 1966 Won Bafta for Best British Film in Colour of 1965 for The IPCRESS File.
- 1980 Nominated Razzie Award for Worst Director with Richard Fleischer for The Jazz Singer.
- 2006 Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross as jazz legend Billie Holiday and directed by Furie in 1972 inducted into the Black Movie Awards Classic Cinema Hall of Fame.
- 2010 Directors Guild of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Mann, Roderick (1986-02-02). "Sidney Furie Leads The Cheer For 'Iron Eagle'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Sidney J. Furie - Northern Stars". Northernstars.ca. 1933-02-28. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Wonderful Life at the Internet Movie Database
- "Festival de Cannes: The Ipcress File". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- "Tyler Perry to Host Film Life's 2006 Black Movie Awards - A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present & Future, Premiering Wednesday, Oct. 18, on TNT". Timewarner.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Directors Guild of Canada 2010 DGC Awards. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
- Sidney J. Furie at the Internet Movie Database
- Complete filmography at New York Times
- Petrocelli quiz