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Sidney Lanfield (1898–1972)

After a stint as a jazz musician and a vaudeville entertainer, Sidney Lanfield was hired by Fox Film Corp. in 1926 as a gag writer and brought to Hollywood. Making his debut as a director in 1930, he specialized in romances and light comedies, directing many of Bob Hope's films in the 1930s and 1940s. One of his most successful films, however, was... See full bio »

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 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series) (48 episodes)
- Ophelia's Career (1966)
- Addams Cum Laude (1966)
 1964 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Spirit of 75 (1964)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Who Killed 711? (1964)
 1962-1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (54 episodes)
- Marryin' Chuck (1964)
- Alias PT 73 (1964)
 1961-1962 The Tall Man (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Four Queens (1962)
- Quarantine (1962)
- St. Louis Woman (1962)
- Trial by Hanging (1961)
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hometown Doctor (1962)
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Little Amy (TV Movie)
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Empty Hours (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1961 My Darling Judge (TV Movie)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Singer (1961)
 1960-1961 Riverboat (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Zigzag (1960)
- Forbidden Island (1960)
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Three Brothers (1960)
- Palace of Chance (1960)
- The Lucifer Urge (1960)
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Decoy in White (1959)
- Robber's Roost (1959)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hello, Charlie (1959)
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Wagon Train (TV Series) (5 episodes)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Career (1956)
 1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Find the Dog (1954)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
 1948 Station West
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Face It
 1939 Swanee River
 1939 Second Fiddle
 1937 Thin Ice
 1936 Half Angel
 1935 Red Salute
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale
 1934 The House of Rothschild (uncredited)
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 Broadway Bad
 1932 Society Girl
 1932 Dance Team
 1931 Hush Money
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Unsold pilot: Directed a pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom called "Little Amy". It concerned the adventures of a mischievous nine-year-old girl (played by Debbie Megowan) who always seemed to get in trouble. See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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Star Sign:

Taurus

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