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Norman Tokar

Highest Rated: 67% The Cat From Outer Space (1978)

Lowest Rated: 50% Savage Sam (1963)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1919

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Over the course of his entertainment career as director, Norman Tokar was the leading force behind many successful films. Early on, Tokar directed various television shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963) and "The Donna Reed Show" (ABC, 1958-1966). In addition to his other work, at this time Tokar directed a few films such as "A Tiger Walks" (1964) and the Brian Keith adaptation "Those Calloways" (1964). He continued to work in film in the sixties, directing motion pictures like the Dean Jones comedy "The Ugly Dachsund" (1966), "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966) with Fred MacMurray and the Fred MacMurray comedy adaptation "Happiest Millionaire" (1967). He also appeared in "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1968) with Dean Jones. In the latter part of his career, Tokar continued his focus on film, directing the drama "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) with James Whitmore, the Bill Bixby comedy "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975) and the comedy "No Deposit, No Return" (1976) with David Niven. He also appeared in "Candleshoe" (1977). Tokar last directed the fantastical comedy "The Cat From Outer Space" (1978) with Ken Berry. Tokar passed away in April 1979 at the age of 60.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 58% The Cat From Outer Space Director,
Producer
- 1978
No Score Yet 71% Candleshoe Director - 1977
No Score Yet 66% No Deposit, No Return Director - 1976
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Director - 1975
No Score Yet 75% Where the Red Fern Grows Director - 1974
No Score Yet 60% Snowball Express Director - 1972
No Score Yet 49% The Boatniks Director - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Director - 1969
No Score Yet 70% The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy Called Nuthin' Director - 1968
50% 82% The Happiest Millionaire Director - 1967
No Score Yet 73% The Ugly Dachshund Director - 1966
No Score Yet 77% Follow Me, Boys! Director - 1966
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Director - 1964
No Score Yet 54% A Tiger Walks Director - 1964
50% 47% Savage Sam Director - 1963
No Score Yet 46% Big Red Director - 1962
No Score Yet 50% Sammy the Way Out Seal Director - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Director 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Director 1971-1972
No Score Yet 100% Leave It to Beaver Director 1957-1960