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Date of Birth 16 June 1909New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 18 October 2000Valley Village, California, USA  (natural causes)

Spouse (2)

Patricia Salkow (6 June 1954 - 18 October 2000) (his death)
Katherine Ottesen (1941 - 1946) (2 children)

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Educated at the City College of New York, Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
After he retired from directing, he taught courses in film at California State University-Northridge.
American director of second features, the son of a tailor. Many of his films were competent, but routine westerns, war films and crime melodramas. He first worked for Republic, joining Universal between 1936 and 1938. At Columbia (1940-43, 1947, and 1952-53), he handled, among other assignments, four instalments of the popular Lone Wolf series. After 1953, Salkow was primarily active as director of episodic television.
Served with the U.S. Marines during World War II, rising to the rank of major. Working with a documentary film unit aboard an aircraft carrier, he was wounded in action during an attack by Japanese aircraft.

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