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Hal Cooper (1923–2014)

Hal Cooper was born on February 23, 1923 in Bronx, New York, USA as Harold Cooper. He was a director and producer, known for Maude (1972), Gimme a Break! (1981) and The Astronauts (1982). He was married to Martha Salcido and Pat Meikle. He died on April 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Maude Director
(1973-1978)
Gimme a Break! Director
(1983-1987)
The Astronauts Director
(1982)
(1987)

Filmography

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 1997 Something So Right (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 New York Daze (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Jacket (1995)
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Having a Ball (1993)
 1989-1992 Dear John (TV Series) (68 episodes)
- The Write Stuff (1992)
- Freddy's Back (1992)
- Adult Education (1992)
 1989 Starting Now (TV Short)
 1988-1989 Empty Nest (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Cyrano de Weston (1989)
- Man of the Year (1989)
- Dumped (1989)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1983-1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series) (81 episodes)
- Joey's Hero (1987)
- I Love New York (1986)
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Father's Day (1986)
 1986 The Stiller & Meara Show (TV Movie)
 1984 Never Again (TV Movie)
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Movie)
 1982-1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Surprise Party (1983)
- The Shrink (1983)
- Alison: Part 2 (1983)
- Alison: Part 1 (1983)
 1982 The Astronauts (TV Movie)
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
 1980 Mr. and Mrs. and Mr. (TV Movie)
 1967-1980 Insight (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- A Long Road Home (1980)
- Holy Moses (1979)
 1978 Free Country (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- When Already? (1978)
- Anna's Arrival (1978)
 1978 Snavely (TV Movie)
 1978 King of the Road (TV Movie)
 1978 Another Day (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
 1977/II McNamara's Band (TV Movie)
 1976 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Homecoming (1976)
 1976 All's Fair (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 The Rear Guard (TV Movie)
 1976 The Dumplings (TV Series)
 1975 One Day at a Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ann's Decision (1975)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Friend (1974)
 1974 Jerry (TV Movie)
 1974 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1973 Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1973)
 1970-1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Law and Disorder (1973)
- Cyrano de Brady (1972)
- Jan's Aunt Jenny (1972)
 1970-1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Odd Couples (1972)
- Good, Bad Boy (1972)
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mike's Appendix (1972)
 1972 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1972 Honeymoon Suite (TV Series) (1 episode)
- First Pilot (1972)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Love and the Contact Lens/Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon/Love and the Motel Mixup (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon")
 1971 The Good Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mansion for Sale (1971)
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Used Car (1971)
 1971 Getting Together (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- The City Planner (1971)
- Goober, the Hero (1971)
- Mike's Car (1971)
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969-1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Gas Station (1970)
- Doris the Model (1969)
 1969 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Native Wit (1969)
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Casanova from Canarsie (1967) ... (directed by)
 1965-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 Hazel (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Gidget (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1964 Shenanigans (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964)
 1963-1964 The Object Is (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Final Week (1964)
- Episode #1.59 (1964)
- Episode #1.58 (1964)
- Episode #1.57 (1964)
- Episode #1.56 (1964)
 1963 The Art Linkletter Show (TV Series)
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Like a Sister (1962)
 1960 The Clear Horizon (TV Series)
 1959 For Better or Worse (TV Series)
 1958 Kitty Foyle (TV Series) (119 episodes)
- Episode #1.120 (1958)
- Episode #1.119 (1958)
- Episode #1.118 (1958)
- Episode #1.117 (1958)
- Episode #1.116 (1958)
 1949 The Magic Cottage (TV Series) (1949-1951)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1971, he directed an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS called "Me and Joe" which starred Kenneth Mars and Scott Kolden in the title roles.
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Trivia:

Hal had been a chain-smoker of cigarettes (up to 4 packs a day), until one night he had a horrible nightmare about his brother Paul (who had previously died of lung cancer). He woke up in a cold sweat and never picked-up another cigarette again. See more »

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