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Herk Harvey (1924–1996)

Colorado-born Herk Harvey majored in theater at Kansas University, directing and acting in stage productions and later returning to the school in a teaching capacity. He broke into the film business as an actor in some of the movies being made by Centron Corporation of Lawrence, Kansas, an educational and industrial film production company for ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Known For

Carnival of Souls
(1962)
Shake Hands with Danger
(1980)
Cheating
Cheating Director
(1952)
Dance, Little Children
(1961)

Filmography

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 1983 Reading Rainbow (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (1983) ... (segment "Puddle Hopping")
 1981 Signals: Read 'Em or Weep (Short documentary)
 1980 Shake Hands with Danger (Short)
 1980 Korea: Overview (Documentary short)
 1968 Tell It Like It Is (Documentary short)
 1964 Jamaica, Haiti and the Lesser Antilles (Documentary short)
 1962 To Touch a Child (Short)
 1961 Dance, Little Children (Short)
 1961 Your Junior High Days (Short)
 1961 Operation Grass Killer (Short)
 1959 The Innocent Party (Short)
 1959 What About Prejudice? (Short)
 1959 The Trouble Maker (Short) (uncredited)
 1958 Manners in Public (Short)
 1958 Manners in School (Short)
 1958 The Snob (Short)
 1958 What About School Spirit? (Short)
 1957 Make Your Home Safe (Short)
 1957 None for the Road (Short)
 1956 What About Alcoholism? (Short)
 1956 Why Study Industrial Arts? (Short documentary)
 1955 Why Study Science? (Short)
 1955 Cindy Goes to a Party (Short)
 1955 The Gossip (Short)
 1955 The Sound of a Stone (Short)
 1955 Why Study Home Economics? (Short)
 1954 What About Drinking? (Short)
 1954 Caring for Your Toys (Short)
 1954 The Griper (Short)
 1954 Star 34 (Short)
 1954 A Life to Save (Short)
 1954 The Show-Off (Short)
 1954 George Tackles the Land (Short)
 1953 The Good Loser (Short) (uncredited)
 1953 Health: Your Cleanliness (Short)
 1953 Health: Your Posture (Short)
 1953 Responsibility (Short)
 1952 Cheating (Short)
 1952 The Procrastinator (Short)
 1950 Buying Food (Documentary short)
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[in 1990, after being asked if he was happy that Carnival of Souls (1962) was his claim to fame] I have to say yes and no. When you work someplace for 35 years making educational and industrial films, and the one feature that you make is really what you're known for--a film on which you spent a total of maybe five weeks--that to me doesn't seem right. Some of the things I'm much more proud of, we... See more »

Trivia:

Directed over 400 educational, industrial and documentary films made by Centron Productions in Lawrence, Kansas. His real first name was Harold, but he used his nickname "Herk" on all of his work. See more »

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