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Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Valley 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 from 1936-38. At Columbia (1940-43, 1947 and 1952-53) he handled, among other assignments, four installments of the popular Lone Wolf series. After 1953 he was primarily active as a 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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