Tom Gries


Thomas S. "Tom" Gries was an American TV and film director, writer and producer. Educated at the Loyola Academy and Georgetown University, Gries began working in TV in the 1950s as a writer and director, on such programmes as Bronco,"Rat Patrol", Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Westerner, The Rifleman, East Side/West Side, Mission: Impossible, Route 66, Batman and I Spy.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born in 1922.


1964 42 Years Old He won Emmy Awards for his direction on East Side/West Side in 1964 and The Glass House in 1972. … Read More
1968 46 Years Old In the late 1960s, he wrote and directed what is generally acknowledged to be his greatest work in either medium, the western Will Penny, which starred Charlton Heston and was released in 1968. … Read More


1976 54 Years Old The most successful of his later works was Helter Skelter, made in 1976, which was a TV film based on the notorious Charles Manson Family. … Read More
1977 55 Years Old Died in 1977.
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