Monday, July 05, 2021

RIP Richard Donner

Richard Donner, the director and producer of film and television including "The Omen" (1976), "Superman" (1978) and the "Lethal Weapon" series has died: 

Donner started his film career with hopes of acting but got a job at Desilu, where he directed commercials. 

He transitioned into TV dramas in the late 1950's, directing episodes of the Steve McQueen western series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" and Chuck Connors in "The Rifleman".

In his early career as a TV director Donner also worked on "Have Gun Will Travel", "The Fugitive", "Combat!", "Get Smart", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Wild Wild West", "Gilligan's Island"...

 ..."Kojak", "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone" episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring William Shatner. 

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