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Ted Post

Highest Rated: 93% The Baby (1973)

Lowest Rated: 39% Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1918

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

During his nearly 50-year career, Ted Post directed hundreds of episodes of popular TV series like "Peyton Place" and "Rawhide," and ventured into Hollywood with several highly-regarded films. Post initially trained to become an actor, a dream he soon abandoned in favor of directing on Broadway. By the early '40s Post had a successful theater career and was among the first directors to transition from live theater to the new medium of television; he helmed numerous episodes of live anthology series like "Schlitz Playhouse" and "The Ford Television Theatre" before moving on to Western shows like "Gunsmoke," which won four Emmys during its 20-year primetime run, and "Rawhide," where he developed a friendship with lead actor Clint Eastwood. He later went on to direct Eastwood in one of his first post-"Rawhide" films, 1968's "Hang 'Em High," and reunited with the by-then major action star in 1973's gritty vigilante film "Magnum Force." Between 1964 and 1969 Post worked exclusively on the primetime soap opera "Peyton Place," directing over 65 episodes of the popular TV series about the sordid secrets of a small suburban town. Post later released "Beneath the Planet of the Apes," the first sequel to the hugely successful sci-fi film about a spaceship that crash lands on a mysterious planet ruled by apes, and filmed the pilot episode of the female detective series "Cagney & Lacey."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% The Human Shield Director - 1992
No Score Yet 42% Stagecoach Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Director - 1981
No Score Yet 25% Nightkill Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls in the Office Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Director - 1979
60% 58% Go Tell the Spartans Director - 1978
No Score Yet 36% Good Guys Wear Black Director - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whiffs Director - 1975
93% 53% The Baby Director - 1973
No Score Yet 12% The Harrad Experiment Director - 1973
72% 77% Magnum Force Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bravos Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandcastles Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Cook's Garden Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Desperate Women Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate Director - 1971
No Score Yet 44% Yuma Director - 1971
39% 38% Beneath the Planet of the Apes Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Slaves Director - 1970
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Tom Dooley Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Peacemaker Director - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Director 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monty Nash Director 1971
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Director 1963-1964 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Director 1959-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Director 1961-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Director 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Director 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Director 1956

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