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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 February 1932Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJay Henry Sandrich

Mini Bio (1)

Jay Sandrich was born on February 24, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jay Henry Sandrich. He is a director and assistant director, known for Mary Tyler Moore (1970), The Cosby Show (1984) and Soap (1977). He has been married to Linda Green Silverstein since October 4, 1984. He was previously married to Nina Kramer.

Spouse (2)

Linda Green Silverstein (4 October 1984 - present)
Nina Kramer (11 February 1953 - 1976) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

Son of Mark Sandrich
Ex-brother-in-law of actress Vanessa Brown.
Younger brother of director/producer Mark Sandrich Jr..
Uncle of Cathy Sandrich Gelfond and David Sandrich.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on working on "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" in 1957 ] I was so young and caught in the middle of America's favorite couple breaking up. Psychologically, I didn't know how to handle it because I was in the middle. They all were wonderful people but naturally there was tension.
I wasn't a creative person; I never was. I didn't feel a calling for directing. I'm not like a lot of young people today who have cameras and shoot films and know this is their love. [Early on] "I didn't know anything. What helped me in my career was, one, being able to read a script and two, casting. I never believed that an audience watching a comedy show should ever say, 'What an interesting angle!' If they're starting to notice the camera work, then they're missing the writing and the performances.

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