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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 February 1926Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 18 August 2015Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAlan David Yorkin

Mini Bio (1)

Bud Yorkin was born on February 22, 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Alan David Yorkin. He was a producer and director, known for Sanford and Son (1972), The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956) and Start the Revolution Without Me (1970). He was married to Cynthia Sikes and Peg Diem. He died on August 18, 2015 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Cynthia Sikes (24 June 1989 - 18 August 2015) (his death) (2 children)
Peg Diem (9 May 1954 - 1984) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Daughter Nicole Yorkin is a successful television writer/producer of programs The Education of Max Bickford (2001), Judging Amy (1999), Ally McBeal (1997) and Chicago Hope (1994).
Directed wife Cynthia Sikes in Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) and Love Hurts (1990)
He originally wanted a studio to finance and release his film Twice in a Lifetime (1985) but none were interested. He raised money independently by using his share of Tandem Productions, the TV production company he founded with Norman Lear, as collateral, made the film and released it himself.
He was originally hired to direct Myra Breckinridge (1970) but quit and was replaced by Michael Sarne.
Held a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 1958, he teamed up with Norman Lear to form Tandem Productions, turning out hit shows like Maud, All in the Family and Sanford and Son.

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