Veteran TV Director, Two-Time Emmy Nominee, Dead at 84 THR
A veteran television director who was nominated twice for Primetime Emmy Awards has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gordon Wiles, whose credits included directing dozens of episodes of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” died April 27 in Irvine, Calif. He was 84.
Wiles received nominations for Emmys for outstanding directorial achievement in 1968 and 1969 for his work on "Laugh-In." He also directed the 1974 Sissy Spacek film “Ginger in the Morning,” which featured her as a hitchhiker who meets a man on the road and becomes involved with him.
Wiles started his career with NBC in 1950, and returned to the network in 1952 after operating an Army radio station inside North Korea. He later served as an assistant director and producer on “The Dinah Shore Chevy Show,” the story notes.