2 wins & 1 nomination.
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(TV Series) (producer - 27 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (executive producer - 24 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (co-executive producer - 22 episodes, 1983 - 1984)
(TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
Produced and directed the pilot for The Legend of Jesse James
(1965). When the series was picked up, Siegel became the series' producer but did not direct any episodes.
1 Biographical Movie |
4 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
1 Article |
Don | Donald Siegel | Allen Smithee
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
When I refused to take directing credit for the film [Death of a Gunfighter
(1969)], as did [Robert Totten
], the Directors' Guild made up a pseudonym for Totten and myself, 'Allen Smithee". As the picture was well received, I told my young friends who wanted to be directors to change their name to Smithee and take credit for direction of the picture. I don't know if anyone did this. I still think...
Siegel and screenwriter Stephen Geller
(The Valachi Papers
(1972)) once collaborated on a script of "The First Deadly Sin" (based on the novel), to be directed by Siegel. The project fell through, however, and a different version was filmed several years later.
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on