Rod Amateau

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Rod Amateau
Born(1923-12-20)December 20, 1923
New York City, United States
DiedJune 29, 2003(2003-06-29) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, United States
Other namesRodney Amateau
Years active1950–1989
Spouse(s)Coleen Gray 1945–1949
 
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Rod Amateau
Born(1923-12-20)December 20, 1923
New York City, United States
DiedJune 29, 2003(2003-06-29) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, United States
Other namesRodney Amateau
Years active1950–1989
Spouse(s)Coleen Gray 1945–1949

Rodney "Rod" Amateau (December 20, 1923 – June 29, 2003) 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, Mister Ed, 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.

He was producer of TV shows such as My Mother the Car and Supertrain, and wrote the story for the 1988 film Sunset. Amateau also directed a few episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, and appeared in a haldful of episodes as an actor as well.

He infamously directed, produced, and co-wrote the critically panned 1987 film The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

From 1945 to 1949, he was married to actress Coleen Gray, who sued him for child support in 1955.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleDirectorProducerWriter
1952The Bushwhackers
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1969Hook, Line & Sinker
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1970Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
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1972Where Does It Hurt?
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1976Drive-In
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1984Lovelines
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1987The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
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1988Sunset
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TV[edit]

YearTitle
1955–1959The Bob Cummings Show
1956–1958The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1959–1963The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
1961–1966Mister Ed
1963–1964The New Phil Silvers Show
1965–1966My Mother the Car
1979–1985The Dukes of Hazzard
1979Supertrain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coleen Gray | TV shows, credits and biography - Yahoo TV". Tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

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