Ted Post

Ted Post

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: March 31, 1918
Date of Passing: August 20, 2013
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Ted Post was a director who worked widely in both film and television. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Post began his career in the theater in the 1940s. He began directing for television in the early years of the medium on series such as Danger, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse and Waterfront, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1955.

Ted Post was a director who worked widely in both film and television. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Post began his career in the theater in the 1940s. He began directing for television in the early years of the medium on series such as Danger, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse and Waterfront, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1955.

In the ’50s and ’60s he worked on The Ford Television Theatre, Zane Grey Theater, Perry Mason, Tombstone Territory, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, The Rifleman, Route 66, Wagon Train, Thriller, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, Alcoa Premiere, Combat!,The Defenders, Peyton Place and Rawhide — which sparked a friendship with Clint Eastwood, one of its stars.

He went on to direct Eastwood in Hang ’Em High and Magnum Force, as well as several other features, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Harrad Experiment, Whiffs, Go Tell the Spartans and Good Guys Wear Black.

Post continued to work in television and directed such series and miniseries as Columbo, Baretta, Ark II, Rich Man, Poor Man — Book II and Cagney & Lacey, and many made-for-TV movies, including The Girls in the Office, Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker and Stagecoach.

He died August 20, 2013, in Santa Monica. He was 95.

 
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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
BEST DIRECTION - 1955
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