Hy Averback

Hy Averback

  • Highest Rated: 92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)
  • Birthday: Oct 21, 1920
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A busy radio, TV and film actor of the 1940s and 1950s, Hy Averback began writing comedy material in his radio days. He acted in two films (The Benny Goodman Story and Four Girls in Town) and narrated a third (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), but the majority of his film work was as a director. After an uncharacteristic movie directorial debut with Chamber of Horrors (1966), Averback settled into the genre he knew best, directing such comedies as Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1966) and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1969). Hy Averback's credits as a TV director are far too numerous to go into detail here; he was most closely associated with sitcomery, notably the syndicated 1954 series Meet Corliss Archer and the long-running (1957-63) Walter Brennan vehicle The Real McCoys. Averback passed away at the age of 76 following open heart surgery.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star Actor 1996
No Score Yet Where the Boys Are '84 Director 1984
No Score Yet She's in the Army Now Director 1981
No Score Yet Scruples Director 1980
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman Director 1978
No Score Yet The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa, (The Adventures of Freddy) Producer Director 1977
No Score Yet Columbo Director 1973
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Director 1970
No Score Yet The Great Bank Robbery Director 1969
14% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Director 1968
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Director 1968
92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 2nd Executive 1967
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Producer Director 1966
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story William Alexander 1956
No Score Yet Meet Corliss Archer Actor 1954
No Score Yet Cry Danger Harry 1951

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Director
  • 1985
No Score Yet AfterMASH
1983-1984
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet 9 to 5
1982-1988
Director
  • 1982
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Director
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1977
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Director
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Director
  • 1978
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Director
  • 1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Charlie Pomerantz Charlie Appleby
  • 1955
  • 1953

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