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Howard Zieff

Highest Rated: 86% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) (1975)

Lowest Rated: 25% House Calls (1978)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

While still a very young man, Los Angeles Art Center alumnus Howard Zieff became a leading figure of the TV commercial world. It was a 21-year-old Zieff who directed the 1964 Alka-Seltzer commercial that popularized the song "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)." Better still, it was Zieff who called the shots on the deathless "spicy meatball" ad for (again) Alka-Seltzer. So dynamic a talent could not be confined to the one-minute form forever, and in 1973 Zieff made his feature-film bow with the comedy Slither. While this and a follow up, the fine comedy Hearts of the West, did little business at the box office, Zieff was luckier with his subsequent star-vehicle hits House Calls (1978), The Main Event (1979), and Private Benjamin (1981). Howard Zieff's most personal project, and one of his best, was the serio-comic 1991 sleeper My Girl.

Highest Rated Movies



27% My Girl 2 Director Executive Producer 1996
53% My Girl Director 1991
54% The Dream Team Director 1989
27% Unfaithfully Yours Director 1984
81% Private Benjamin Director 1980
40% The Main Event Director 1979
25% House Calls Director 1978
86% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Director 1975
83% Slither Director 1973


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