Harry Harris (director): American film director (1922 - 2009) | Biography
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Harry Harris (director)
American film director

Harry Harris (director)

Harry Harris (director)
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Intro American film director
Was Television director Film director
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 September 1922, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 19 March 2009, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 86 years)
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Harry Harris (September 8, 1922 - March 19, 2009) was an American television and film director.

Harris moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and got a mailroom job at Columbia Studios. After attending UCLA, he became an apprentice sound cutter, assistant sound effects editor, and then an assistant film editor at Columbia Pictures. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces at the start of World War II, and as part of the First Motion Picture Unit, reported to Hal Roach Studios in Culver City. His supervisor there was Ronald Reagan, who hired him as sound effects editor for training and combat films.

At the end of World War II, Harris became an assistant film editor and then an editor for Desilu, the studio of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Over the next five decades, he directed hundreds of TV episodes, with significant contributions to Gunsmoke, Eight is Enough, The Waltons, and Falcon Crest. He won an Emmy Award for directing a 1982 episode of Fame, and was nominated for two other Emmy Awards and a Directors Guild of America Award.

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