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Howard Zieff (1927–2009)


Howard Zieff was born on October 21, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Main Event (1979), My Girl (1991) and Private Benjamin (1980). He was previously married to Ronda Gomez-Quinones. He died on February 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Main Event Director
(1979)
My Girl Director
(1991)
Private Benjamin Director
(1980)
The Dream Team Director
(1989)

Filmography

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 1994 My Girl 2 (directed by)
 1991 My Girl (directed by)
 1978 House Calls
 1973 Slither
 1969 Volkswagen: 1949 Auto Show (Video short)
 1969 Volkswagen: Funeral (Video short)
 1969 Alka-Seltzer: Spicy Meatball (Video short)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 1994 My Girl 2 (executive producer)
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 1997 Coyote (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (4 credits)
 1991 My Girl: A Day on Set - Bingo! (Video short)
Self
 1991 My Girl: Behind the Scenes of My Girl (Video short)
Self
 1979 Getting in Shape for the Main Event (TV Short documentary)
Self - Director
 1975 The Lion Roars Again (Documentary short)
Self
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 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Self - In Memoriam
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Spouse:

Ronda Gomez-Quinones  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On photographing in 1967 for the "You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's" ad campaign: We wanted normal-looking people, not blond, perfectly proportioned models. I saw the Indian on the street; he was an engineer for the New York Central. The Chinese guy worked in a restaurant near my Midtown Manhattan office. And the kid we found in Harlem. They all had great faces, interesting faces, ... See more »

Trivia:

Was original choice to direct Punchline (1988) when it was written in the end of 1970s. See more »

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