|Birth Day||September 20, 1922|
|Age||98 YEARS OLD|
His film Gidget, about a girl midget chasing romance on the sandy beaches, came out of the surfer-movie cultural craze.
His debut film The Burglar caught the eye of Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn.
He earned an Emmy nomination for directing the TV movie The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story.
He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He directed a miniseries about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad titled A Woman Called Moses.