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Ken Annakin: 1914-2009 -- An Appreciation

30 April 2009 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Director Ken Annakin.

I knew there was something familiar about the name when I read it: "Deborah Annakin-Peters." I had been corresponding with Debby via email for nearly a year after she had started working for Home Video Publicity at Paramount, and handled all my DVD requests. Then one day it struck me. I wrote her a quick email: "Are you, by chance, related to the director Ken Annakin?" I got a quick reply "Sure am. He's my dad!" It just happened that Annakin's most famous film, "The Longest Day," was getting a special edition DVD release from 20th Century Fox in a few weeks. I asked Debby if her father, then in his early 90s, was up to doing an interview. The answer to that question lies in the conversation below.

I was lucky enough to get to know Ken Annakin quite well over the next year or so when my producing partner, »

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