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Aram Avakian (I) (1926–1987)

Aram Avakian was born on April 23, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an editor and director, known for Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959), The Miracle Worker (1962) and End of the Road (1970). He died on January 17, 1987 in New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

The Miracle Worker
(1962)
End of the Road
End of the Road Director
(1970)
Cops and Robbers
Cops and Robbers Director
(1973)

Filmography

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 1976 The Next Man
 1965 Mickey One
 1965 Andy
 1965 F.D.R. (TV Mini-Series)
 1964 Lilith
 1963 O.K. End Here (Short)
 1962 The Miracle Worker (edited by)
 1960 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary)
 1960 Girl of the Night (as Aram A. Avakian)
 1959 Jazz on a Summer's Day (Documentary)
 1951 See It Now (TV Series documentary) (1956-1957)
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 1962 Lad: A Dog
 1959 Jazz on a Summer's Day (Documentary) (co- - co-director with Bert Stern)
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 1970 End of the Road
Pig Man / Landlord
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Avakian directed, co-wrote, and edited the astonishing existentialist, socially critical film End of the Road. It was popular with young people, who memorized and spoke every line in screenings, and was covered in a 9-page article in Life Magazine, November, 1969. See more »

Alternate Names:

Aram A. Avakian
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Graduated from Yale University. After service in the U.S. Navy, he lived for several years in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. He is perhaps best remembered as editor and co-director of the seminal documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959). Also directed the excellent caper comedy 11 Harrowhouse (1974). He directed, co-wrote, and edited the ... See more »

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