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 producer Walter Wanger
had been desperately trying to persuade the warden of San Quentin Prison to allow the use of the facility to film Riot in Cell Block 11
(1954), but the warden had adamantly refused. After the final meeting in the prison, when the warden had said there was nothing Siegel or Wanger could do to persuade him to allow filming there, Siegel turned to speak to his ...
His films were frequently interpreted as having controversial, right-wing political or sociological undertone, which Siegel never commented on