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      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: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

      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 29% 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 40% 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 The New Maverick Director - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Guide for the Married Woman 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 29% The Great Bank Robbery Director - 1969
      No Score Yet 26% Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Director - 1968
      14% 55% 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 70% The Benny Goodman Story Willard Alexander (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Because of Eve Narrator - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Director 1985
      No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Director 1979
      No Score Yet 75% Columbo Director 1971 1973
      No Score Yet 90% M*A*S*H Director 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Director 1972
      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 1960-1961
      No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Charlie Appleby (Guest Star) 1953 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Uncle Roberto (Guest Star) 1954