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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 was married to Dorothy Tristan. 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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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 »

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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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