Tom Gries
American director
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.
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VouLee Giokaris, Costumer on Stylish Hollywood Classics, Dies at 92 - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
(1962), Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce (1963), Tom Gries' The Hawaiians (1970) and John Schlesinger's Marathon Man (1976). VouLee also had a prolific career in television, with stints on The Lone Ranger, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gunsmoke,
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Morning Call Sheet: My Advice On How to Increase DVD Sales, Netflix's Failures ... - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
The director is Tom Gries, who also directed the classic “Will Penny” and near-classic (in my humble opinion) “Breakhart Pass.” The famous sex scene between Brown and Welch was controversial at the time (the whole black/white thing), and the story
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Festejará Geraldine Chaplin 67 años con proyectos fílmicos en puerta - RadioFórmula
Google News - over 5 years
Geraldine Chaplin ha trabajado también con directores como Tom Gries, en "Los indomables", y Richard Lester (1973), en "Los tres mosqueteros", y en películas de Robert Altman, como "Nashville" (1974), "Buffalo Bill" (1975) "Bienvenido a Los Ángeles"
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Conference Thrives by Cultivating Fans and Teams
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: When Dave Gavitt conceived the idea of an East Coast basketball league, his plan was to link teams in major media markets. When Dave Gavitt conceived the idea of an East Coast basketball league, his plan was to link teams in major media markets. A decade later, Gavitt's creation has grown into a veritable intercollegiate basketball empire.
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N.C.A.A. REGIONALS: SOUTHEAST; Sooner Defense on Display in 78-59 Victory
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: In the first half, Oklahoma tried to play the game Villanova's way, and lost. In the second half, Oklahoma tried much the same thing, and won. In the first half, Oklahoma tried to play the game Villanova's way, and lost. In the second half, Oklahoma tried much the same thing, and won. Oklahoma's stubbornness helped pave its way to Kansas
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N.C.A.A. BASKETBALL; Massimino At Home In Final 16
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: He is pacing near midcourt, running his left hand through his silver-gray hair, his diamond-filled championship ring sparkling, his players round him executing his commands. He is pacing near midcourt, running his left hand through his silver-gray hair, his diamond-filled championship ring sparkling, his players round him executing his
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  • 1977
    Died in 1977.
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  • 1976
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During post-production on his final film, The Greatest (1977), a biography on boxer Muhammed Ali (in which Ali also played himself), Tom Gries collapsed and died of a heart attack while playing tennis. He was 54 years old. He is the father of actor/director Jon Gries (who appeared under the name Jon Francis in the film Will Penny as a child actor).
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  • 1968
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was based on an episode of the TV series The Westerner that Gries wrote and directed in 1960, entitled "Line Camp". Gries subsequently made two other films with Heston, the much less successful Number One, and The Hawaiians, and directed several other films with other high profile actors such as Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson into the 1970s, though they failed to reach the critical approval that Will Penny received.
  • 1964
    He won Emmy Awards for his direction on East Side/West Side in 1964 and The Glass House in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details In the cinema, Gries directed some low-budget movies in the 1950s before concentrating his efforts more on TV.
  • 1922
    Born in 1922.
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