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Jud Taylor (1932–2008)

Jud Taylor was born on February 25, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA as Gerald Olken. He was a director and actor, known for The Old Man and the Sea (1990), Foxfire (1987) and Kaleidoscope (1990). He was married to Lynn Kressel and Devra Korwin. He died on August 6, 2008 in New York City. See full bio »

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The Old Man and the Sea
Foxfire Director
Kaleidoscope Director
Tail Gunner Joe
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 2000-2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Lowdown (2004)
- Competence (2002)
- Folly (2001)
- Legacy (2000)
- The Third Guy (2000)
 1997 Clover (TV Movie)
 1995 A Holiday to Remember (TV Movie)
 1995 Secrets (TV Movie)
 1994 Guinevere (TV Movie)
 1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Legend Reborn (1993)
 1992 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Movie)
 1992 In My Daughter's Name (TV Movie)
 1990 Kaleidoscope (TV Movie)
 1990 Murder Times Seven (TV Movie)
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
 1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV Movie) (part II)
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
 1987 Broken Vows (TV Movie)
 1985 Doubletake (TV Movie)
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
 1982 A Question of Honor (TV Movie)
 1981 Incident at Crestridge (TV Movie)
 1980 Act of Love (TV Movie)
 1980 City in Fear (TV Movie) (as Alan Smithee)
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie)
 1977 Lou Grant (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Aftershock (1977)
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
 1976 Return to Earth (TV Movie)
 1976 Future Cop (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1976)
 1975 Search for the Gods (TV Movie)
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
 1973-1974 Hawkins (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1973 Egan (TV Movie)
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (1972)
 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
 1971 Revenge! (TV Movie)
 1971 Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Suddenly Single (TV Movie)
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 The Interns (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Secret (1971)
 1970 Weekend of Terror (TV Movie)
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Love and the Modern Wife/Love and the Phonies/Love and the Single Couple (1969) ... (segment "Love and the Single Couple")
- Love and a Couple of Couples/Love and the Hustler/Love and the Pill (1969) ... (segment "Love and the Pill")
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
 1968-1969 Star Trek (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Wink of an Eye (1968)
 1968 Fade-In (TV Movie) (as Alan Smithee)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lisa (1967)
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Felony Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Shane (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Day of the Hawk (1966)
 1965-1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Aces and Kings (1966)
- Marlee (1966)
- The Riley Brand (1966)
- End of a Legend (1966)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Gerald Olken | Alan Smithee | Judson Taylor

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Taylor was survived by his wife, casting director Lynn Kressel; two daughters; a granddaughter. See more »

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