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Jack Smight
American film director

Jack Smight

Jack Smight
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Intro American film director
Was Theater professional Theatre director Film director Film producer
From United States of America
Field Arts Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 9 March 1925, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Death 1 September 2003, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 78 years)
Star sign Pisces
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Jack Smight (March 9, 1925 – September 1, 2003) was an American theatre and film director.

Smight was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to school with future actor Peter Graves. His film credits include The Traveling Executioner, No Way to Treat a Lady, Rabbit, Run, Loving Couples, Midway, Harper, Airport 1975, Damnation Alley and the Emmy Award-winning Eddie as well as many episodes of television series such as The Twilight Zone; The Alfred Hitchcock Hour; and Columbo: Dead Weight. He also directed the 1960 Broadway play The 49th Cousin and composed the music for the film adaptation of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Smight died from cancer in Los Angeles in 2003.

Selected filmography

  • The Third Day (1965)
  • Harper (1966)
  • Kaleidoscope (1966)
  • The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
  • No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
  • The Illustrated Man (1969)
  • Strategy of Terror (1969)
  • Rabbit, Run (1970)
  • The Traveling Executioner (1970)
  • Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
  • Airport 1975 (1974)
  • Midway (1976)
  • Damnation Alley (1977)
  • Fast Break (1979)
  • Loving Couples (1980)
  • Number One with a Bullet (1987)
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