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Hy Averback

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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
17% I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
  • Director
1968
90% 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

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