Fielder Cook

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Fielder Cook
BornMarch 9, 1923
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
DiedJune 20, 2003(2003-06-20) (aged 80)
Occupation Film director, television director

Fielder Cook (March 9, 1923 – June 20, 2003) was an American television and film director, producer, and writer whose 1971 television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story spawned the series The Waltons .


Biography and career

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Cook graduated with honor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Washington and Lee University, then studied Elizabethan Drama at the University of Birmingham in England. He returned to the United States and began his career in the early days of television, directing many episodes of such anthology series as Lux Video Theater , The Kaiser Aluminum Hour , Playhouse 90 , Omnibus , and Kraft Television Theatre . In later years, he directed the television movies Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, Gauguin the Savage, Family Reunion , I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , Will There Really Be a Morning?, and others; adaptations of The Philadelphia Story, Harvey , Brigadoon , Beauty and the Beast , The Price , Miracle on 34th Street , and The Member of the Wedding ; and episodes of Ben Casey , The Defenders , and Beacon Hill .

Cook's credits for feature films include A Big Hand for the Little Lady , How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968), Prudence and the Pill (1968, co-director), From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), Eagle in a Cage , and Seize the Day.

Cook died in Charlotte, North Carolina from complications from a stroke.[ citation needed ]

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

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