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Josef Shaftel (1919–1996)

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Shaftel was a concert violinist at the age of sixteen. He later worked as a wartime news photographer, covering the conflict in Israel in 1948. His exploits formed the basis of a 1962 book, "Star in the Wind". He entered the film industry as a producer in 1953. Shaftel set up a scholarship fund for musically gifted youths for the Yehudi Menuhin ...

Died:

(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Filmography

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 1984 My Therapist (executive producer)
 1977 Gulliver's Travels (executive producer)
 1976 The Sell-Out (producer)
 1975 The Spiral Staircase (executive producer)
 1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (executive producer)
 1972 Where Does It Hurt? (executive producer)
 1972 The Assassination of Trotsky (executive producer)
 1971 The Trojan Women (executive producer)
 1971 The Statue (executive producer)
 1970 Say Hello to Yesterday (producer)
 1970 Goodbye Gemini (executive producer - as Joseph Shaftel)
 1970 The Last Grenade (producer)
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (producer)
 1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All (producer)
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Apartment House (1964) ... (producer)
 1959-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series) (producer - 25 episodes)
- Mr. Moon (1961) ... (producer)
- Testimony of Evil (1961) ... (producer)
- The Lily Dallas Story (1961) ... (producer)
- The Nick Moses Story (1961) ... (producer)
- The Underground Court (1961) ... (producer)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Mystery at Malibu (1960) ... (producer)
 1960 The Gun of Zangara (TV Movie) (producer)
 1956 No Place to Hide (producer)
 1956 The Naked Hills (producer)
 1955 The Naked Dawn (producer - uncredited)
 1952 The Paris Express (producer)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1961, he produced an unsuccessful pilot for a medical drama series to be called, "Dr. Kate" starring Jane Wyman and Rhys Williams. The drama was based on the long-running radio series.

Alternate Names:

Joseph Shaftel
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Trivia:

Shaftel was a concert violinist at the age of sixteen. He later worked as a wartime news photographer, covering the conflict in Israel in 1948. His exploits formed the basis of a 1962 book, "Star in the Wind". He entered the film industry as a producer in 1953. Shaftel set up a scholarship fund for musically gifted youths for the Yehudi Menuhin School.

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