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Bud Yorkin

Bud Yorkin Bud Yorkin was born on February 22, 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. He is a famous director, producer and writer. Bud started his career in direction with the series, "The Jack Benny Program" which was aired in the 1950s and also "The Tony Martin Show", "The Spike Jones Show" and "The Colgate Comedy Hour" for three episodes. His first debuted directed TV motion was "An Evening with Fred Astaire" and also other motion pictures like, "The Thief Who Came to Dinner", "Start the Revolution Without Me" and "Twice in a Lifetime".

Under his production remained more than 35 projects which included serials and movies. His famous production includes, "The Andy Williams Show" and "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show". Movies that were produced are such as: "Operation Greasepaint", "Cold Turkey", "Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly" and "Barnaby". Besides his production and direction he also wrote the script of the show, "The Jack Benny Hour" and acted as Phil in the movie, "For the Boys" which was quite a prominent role.

Why is he famous?

He is famous for winning several awards including the "Lucy Award" in 1999 at "Women In Film Lucy Awards", also winning two Emmy Awards for the show, "An Evening with Fred Astaire" in 1959 in category of Best Direction of a Single Musical and in 1960 winning an Emmy Award for the show, "The Jack Benny Program" in category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy.

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Date Added: 12 September '10

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