Ted Post, Primetime Emmy-Nominated Director
Post received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1955 for the series Waterfront.
Ted Post, a director who worked widely in both film and television, died August 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was 95.
A native of Brooklyn, Post began his career in the theater in the 1940s, and began directing for television in the early years of the medium. His early series included Danger, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse and Waterfront, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1955.
In the ’50s and ’60s he continued to work on such shows as The Ford Television Theatre, Zane Grey Theater, Perry Mason, Tombstone Territory, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, The Rifleman, Route 66, Wagon Train, Thriller, The Virginian, Gunsmoke, Alcoa Premiere, Combat!, The Defenders, Peyton Place and Rawhide — which sparked a friendship with Clint Eastwood, one of its stars.
He went on to direct Eastwood in Hang ’Em High and Magnum Force, as well as several other features, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Harrad Experiment, Whiffs, Go Tell the Spartans and Good Guys Wear Black.
Post continued to work in television and directed such series and miniseries as Columbo, Baretta, Ark II, Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II and Cagney & Lacey, and many made-for-TV movies, including The Girls in the Office, Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker and Stagecoach.
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