Rod Amateau

Screenwriter + Film and Television Director
Born Dec 20, 1923

Rodney "Rod" Amateau was an American screenwriter, film and television director. Among programs that he directed were NBC's The Dennis Day Show, CBS's sitcoms The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, starring Dwayne Hickman, The Bob Cummings Show, starring Robert Cummings, and The New Phil Silvers Show, an unsuccessful attempt by comedian Phil Silvers to return to a regular series.… Read More

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  • The Scariest Creatures In Film Crave Online
    Google News - Aug 15, 2011
  • Rod Amateau, 79, A Creative Mainstay Of 50's Prime Time Series
    NYTimes - Jul 03, 2003
  • Review/Film; Tom Mix, In A Talkie In A Talkie
    NYTimes - Apr 29, 1988
  • Film: Anthony Newley In 'garbage Pail Kids'
    NYTimes - Aug 22, 1987


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1923 Birth Born on December 20, 1923.


1987 63 Years Old He is perhaps most infamous for directing 1987's critically panned The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
1988 64 Years Old He was producer of such tv shows as My Mother the Car and Supertrain, and wrote the story for the 1988 film Sunset. … Read More
2003 80 Years Old Died on June 29, 2003.
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