Ted Post (March 31, 1918 – August 20, 2013) was an American television and film director. [1 ]
Biography [ edit ]
Early life and career [ edit ]
Brooklyn, New York, Post started his career in 1938 working as an usher at Loew's Pitkin Theater. He abandoned plans to become an actor after training with Tamara Daykarhanova, and turned to directing summer theatre.
Post taught Acting and Drama at New York's
High School of Performing Arts in 1950. He persuaded his friend, Sidney Lumet, to do likewise.
Television series [ edit ]
Success in the theater led to work in television from the early 1950s. Post directed episodes of many series including
, Gunsmoke , Perry Mason , Wagon Train , Rawhide , The Twilight Zone and 178 episodes of Columbo . He also directed TV films (including the original Peyton Place film-of-the-week) Cagney and Lacey
He also directed feature films, including
, Beneath the Planet of the Apes and two Go Tell the Spartans Clint Eastwood films and Hang 'Em High . Magnum Force [2 ]
Post directed the 2001–2002 Festival of the Arts at
Bel-Air's University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University).
Post died at the
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California on August 20, 2013. [3 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
TV films [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
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