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Pioneering TV Director Who Worked in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s Dies at 95

Mar 21, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“…[A] versatile television director whose career spanned the industry’s first four decades and reflected the evolution of television programming, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan,” reports The New York Times.

His name was James Sheldon and he was 95. The cause of death was cancer.

The Times story continues, “Mr. Sheldon directed episodes of some 100 series in virtually every genre, including classic episodes of ‘The Twilight Zone’ (among them ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ and ‘A Penny for Your Thoughts’), [and] 44 episodes of the hit series ‘The Millionaire’….

“The series he worked on ranged from ‘Death Valley Days’ to ‘The Patty Duke Show.’ In 1967 alone, he directed episodes of ‘Ironside,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Petticoat Junction,’ ‘My Three Sons,’ ‘That Girl,’ ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.’”

To read a lot more details about Sheldon, please click here, which will take you to the Times obituary.


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