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Stan Dragoti

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: October 04
Date of passing: 
July 13, 2018

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Stan Dragoti was an American film director.

Dragoti worked for the New York City advertising agencies Young & Rubicam and Mary Wells Lawrence. With partner Charlie Moss, he created the famous ''I Love New York'' ad campaign in the 1970s to bolster tourism in the state.

Dragoti broke into Hollywood by teaming with Moss on the screenplay for the 1972 western Dirty Little Billy (with Michael J. Pollard), which Dragoti directed.

Dragoti directed the 1979 Dracula spoof Love at First Bite, starring George Hamilton.

Stan Dragoti was an American film director.

Dragoti worked for the New York City advertising agencies Young & Rubicam and Mary Wells Lawrence. With partner Charlie Moss, he created the famous ''I Love New York'' ad campaign in the 1970s to bolster tourism in the state.

Dragoti broke into Hollywood by teaming with Moss on the screenplay for the 1972 western Dirty Little Billy (with Michael J. Pollard), which Dragoti directed.

Dragoti directed the 1979 Dracula spoof Love at First Bite, starring George Hamilton.

He went on to direct 1983’s Mr. Mom (with Michael Keaton and Teri Garr), from a screenplay by John Hughes. He also directed The Man With One Red Shoe (with Tom Hanks), She’s Out of Control (with Tony Danza and Catherine Hicks), and Necessary Roughness (with Scott Bakula).

Dragoti died July 13, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 85.

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