Hy Averback

Hy Averback

Highest Rated: 14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)

Lowest Rated: 14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1920

Birthplace: Not Available

With many television credits under his belt, Hy Averback garnered a reputation as one of the industry's great directors. He also appeared in the PBS documentary "Jack Paar: As I Was Saying." He had a recurring role as Charlie Appleby on "I Love Lucy." In 1954, he produced the syndicated comedy show "Meet Corliss Archer." Averback launched his directing career with comedies like "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" (1968) starring Doris Day, the Peter Sellers film "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" (1968) and "The Great Bank Robbery" (1969) starring Zero Mostel. He also appeared in "Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?" (1970) with Brian Keith and Tony Curtis. In addition to directing, Averback appeared on the big screen as an actor in the Dick Powell crime picture "Cry Danger" (1951) and the biopic "The Benny Goodman Story" (1955) with Steve Allen. Averback was nominated for a Best Direction of a Single Program of a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for "The Real McCoys" in 1959 as well as for an Outstanding Directing In a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for "M*A*S*H" in 1975. In the seventies, Averback worked on "Columbo" (1971-78), "Big Eddie" (CBS, 1974-76) and "Karen" (ABC, 1974-75). He also appeared in "Popi" (CBS, 1975-76). Averback last appeared in "Mastergate" (Showtime, 1992-93). Averback was married to Dorothy Averback and had three children. Averback passed away in October 1997 at the age of 77.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Precinct Director - 1986
No Score Yet 30% Where the Boys Are '84 Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's in the Army Now Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Maverick Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Rider Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guide for the Married Woman Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Maverick Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa Director,
Producer
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat II Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours Director - 1976
No Score Yet 27% Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Director - 1970
No Score Yet 20% The Great Bank Robbery Director - 1969
No Score Yet 28% Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Director - 1968
14% 56% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Director - 1968
No Score Yet 39% Chamber of Horrors Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Girls in Town Bob Trapp (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Benny Goodman Story Willard Alexander (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because of Eve Narrator - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Director 1979
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Director,
Producer,
Executive Producer
1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burke's Law Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ensign O'Toole Producer,
Director
1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tom Ewell Show Director 1960
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Charlie Appleby (Guest Star) 1955 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Uncle Roberto (Guest Star) 1954

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