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Lee Sholem (1913–2000)

If only one Hollywood name is synonymous with speed and efficiency, it has to be Lee "Roll 'Em" Sholem. In a 40-year career, he directed upwards of 1300 shows, both features and TV episodes, without once going over schedule--a feat probably unparalleled in Hollywood history. Sholem started out in the cutting room some time in the 1930s. A lengthy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Catalina Caper
Catalina Caper Director
(1967)
Official Detective
(1957-1958)
Doomsday Machine
Doomsday Machine Director
(1972)

Filmography

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 1964-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Birthright (1965)
 1960-1962 Maverick (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series) (1 episode)
- School for Girls (1961) ... (as Lee T. Sholem)
 1958-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Beholden (1961)
- The Imposter (1959)
 1958-1961 Bronco (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Yankee Tornado (1961)
- The Last Resort (1959)
- Bodyguard (1959)
 1958-1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Angel (1961)
- Toothy Thompson (1961)
- A Noose for Nora (1960)
- The Extra Hand (1959)
 1958-1960 Colt .45 (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Trespasser (1960)
- Bounty List (1960)
 1959-1960 Men Into Space (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sea of Stars (1960)
- Asteroid (1959)
- Moonquake (1959)
 1958-1959 Lawman (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Wayfarer (1959)
- The Bandit (1959)
- The Badge (1958)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1958 Official Detective (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- The Cover-Up (1958)
- Hijackers (1958)
- The Hostages (1957)
- Beauty in a Bag (1957)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Rustlers (1957)
- Fury Canyon (1957)
- Cycle of Terror (1957)
- Aerial Circus (1957)
 1956-1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Manhunt (1957)
- Gun Runners (1957)
- I Am an American (1957)
- Revenge (1957)
- Vapor Lock (1957)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Once a Hero (1956)
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Crime Wave (1953) ... (uncredited)
- Ghost Wolf (1953)
- The Human Bomb (1953)
 1953 Criswell Predicts (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a pilot for a proposed detective series for Desilu called "Personal Report" starring Wayne Morris and Mike Connors.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lee T. Sholem
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Personal Quote:

[In an interview with Tom Weaver in which he asked if Sholem had any favorites among his 1300 credits] No, no--I enjoyed 'em all. They were great; they were fun. It was enjoyable; it was a great life--BUT I sure wouldn't want to be doing it now. See more »

Trivia:

During the filming of the episode "Night of Terror" of the original Adventures of Superman (1952) TV series, actress Phyllis Coates (who played Lois Lane) was accidentally knocked out cold by a fellow actor. Sholem promptly revived her himself and hastily had her finish her scenes before her face swelled up. See more »

Nickname:

"Roll 'Em" Sholem

Star Sign:

Gemini

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