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Lela Swift (1919–2015)

Lela Swift was born on February 1, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Lillian Siwoff. She was a director and producer, known for Ryan's Hope (1975), Dark Shadows (1966) and Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon (1969). She was married to Guilbert Schwartz. She died on August 4, 2015 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Ryan's Hope
Ryan's Hope Director
(1975-1989)
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Director
(1966-1971)
Deadly Visitor
Deadly Visitor Director
(1973)

Filmography

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 1989 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Rope (1989)
 1975-1989 Ryan's Hope (TV Series) (829 episodes)
- Episode #1.3515 (1989)
- Episode #1.1685 (1981)
- Episode #1.1684 (1981)
- Episode #1.1683 (1981)
- Episode #1.1682 (1981)
 1973 Deadly Visitor (TV Movie)
 1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- My Secret Mother (1973)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Foreign Field (1972)
 1966-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series) (588 episodes)
- Episode #1.1245 (1971)
- Episode #1.1243 (1971)
- Episode #1.1242 (1971)
- Episode #1.1241 (1971)
- Episode #1.1240 (1971)
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 Suspense (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 The Web (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sleeping Dogs (1952)
 1950 The Vaughn Monroe Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1950)
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 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer (1974) ... (producer)
 1970-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series) (producer - 127 episodes)
- Episode #1.1245 (1971) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1244 (1971) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1243 (1971) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1242 (1971) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1241 (1971) ... (producer)
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 2006 The Mistress of Collinwood: Miss Joan Bennett (Video short)
Herself
 1991 Dark Shadows: Behind the Scenes (Video)
Herself
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Lela Swift, born Lillian Siwoff on February 1st, 1919, in New York City, went to work for CBS Radio when it was undergoing a rapid expansion into a television market. Lela, at 25 years old, originally worked in the CBS secretarial pool in the 1940s to become a steady TV producer, despite vows from others at the studio that her work behind the camera would likely be confined to cooking shows. Lela... See more »

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