Rod Amateau

American screenwriter, film and television director Rod Amateau

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.
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Deceased
29 June 2003

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The Scariest Creatures in Film - Crave Online
Google News - over 6 years
Rod Amateau, 1987) We never actually said that the creatures on this list had to be from a “horror” movie, although The Garbage Pail Kids Movie qualifies in everything but intent. The last directorial effort of Rod Amateau – famous for directing such
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Rod Amateau, 79, a Creative Mainstay of 50's Prime-Time Series
NYTimes - over 14 years
Rod Amateau, a movie veteran who worked on classic early television comedies like ''Dobie Gillis'' and the Bob Cummings and Burns and Allen shows as a writer, director or producer, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 79. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage, said his friend Jerry Pam. Born Rodney Amateau in New York, he started as a writer for CBS
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Review/Film; Tom Mix, In a Talkie In a Talkie
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: ''Sunset,'' opening today at the Criterion and other theaters, is a Blake Edwards film that will keep dedicated film scholars busy for the next 50 years. ''Sunset,'' opening today at the Criterion and other theaters, is a Blake Edwards film that will keep dedicated film scholars busy for the next 50 years. With all of the lightness of touch
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Film: Anthony Newley In 'Garbage Pail Kids'
NYTimes - over 30 years
LEAD: Where is Miss Manners when you need her? If only she'd been there to break up the big fight scene, when some vile children go on a rampage - one clears the room with nearly fatal flatulence, another vomits on her enemies. Where is Miss Manners when you need her? If only she'd been there to break up the big fight scene, when some vile children
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SCREEN: 'LOVELINESS' OPENS
NYTimes - almost 33 years
There are a couple of contemporary touches to ''Lovelines,'' which opened yesterday at the UA Twin and other theaters: the high-school principal is a woman, and some of the kids dream of starring in a rock video on MTV. Otherwise, it's entirely Neanderthal. As directed by Rod Amateau, whose best credits remain the Burns and Allen show and ''The
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rod Amateau
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 79
    Died on June 29, 2003.
  • 1988
    Age 64
    He was producer of such tv shows as My Mother the Car and Supertrain, and wrote the story for the 1988 film Sunset.
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  • 1987
    Age 63
    He is perhaps most infamous for directing 1987's critically panned The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on December 20, 1923.
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