Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart
Born
Paul Bogoff

(1919-11-21)November 21, 1919
DiedApril 15, 2012(2012-04-15) (aged 92)
OccupationTelevision and film director, producer
Years active1953–1995
Spouse(s)
Alma Jane Gitnick
(m. 1941;div. 1979)
Children3

Paul Bogart (November 21, 1919 – April 15, 2012) was an American television and film director and producer. [1]

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Biography

Bogart directed episodes of the television series ‘’Way Out’’ in 1961, Coronet Blue in 1967, Get Smart , The Dumplings in 1976, and All In The Family from 1976 to 1979. Among his films are Oh, God! You Devil , [2] Torch Song Trilogy , [3] Marlowe , Halls of Anger , Skin Game (both starring James Garner), and Class of '44 . He won five Emmy Awards during his long career.

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Bogart's children are daughter Tracy Bogart (artist, actress, business owner of Malibu gift shop The West End and Chapel Hill Yoga Studio Triangle Yoga); daughter Jennifer Bogart (married twice to actor Elliott Gould), and son Peter Bogart (assistant director).

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References

  1. Martin, Douglas (April 18, 2012). "Paul Bogart, TV Director, Dies at 92". The New York Times . p. A25. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  2. Maslin, Janet (November 9, 1984). "Oh God You Devil (1984) MOVIES: BURNS IN 'OH GOD! YOU DEVIL'". The New York Times . Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  3. Maslin, Janet (December 14, 1988). "Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Review/Film; A Bittersweet View of the Gay Life". The New York Times .
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