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Howard Zieff (1927–2009)


Howard Zieff was born on October 21, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Howard B. Zieff. He was a director and producer, known for The Main Event (1979), My Girl (1991) and The Dream Team (1989). He was 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
The Main Event Director
(1979)
My Girl
My Girl Director
(1991)
The Dream Team
The Dream Team Director
(1989)
My Girl 2
My Girl 2 Director
(1994)

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 1994 My Girl 2 (executive producer)
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 1997 Coyote (special thanks)
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 1991 My Girl: A Day on Set - Bingo! (Video short)
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 1991 My Girl: Behind the Scenes of My Girl (Video short)
Himself
 1979 Getting in Shape for the Main Event (TV Short documentary)
Himself - Director
 1975 The Lion Roars Again (Documentary short)
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 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
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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 »

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Howard Zieff's early ad campaigns were noted for their innovative casting. Breaking from the stereotypical blond-haired, blue-eyed, old Hollywood ideal of perfection, he cast young unknowns with decidedly ethnic, un-Hollywood features, including Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Richard Dreyfuss. See more »

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