March 31, 1918|
New York City, New York, United States
August 20, 2013 95) (aged|
Santa Monica, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Thelma Post (m. 1940–2013)|
Robert C. Post|
Ted Post (March 31, 1918 – August 20, 2013) was an American television and film director.
Early life and career
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Post started his career in 1938 working as an usher at Loew's Pitkin Theater. He abandoned plans to become an actor after training with Tamara Daykarhanova, and turned to directing summer theatre.
Success in the theater led to work in television from the early 1950s. Post directed episodes of many series including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, Columbo and 178 episodes of Peyton Place. He also directed TV films (including the original Cagney and Lacey film-of-the-week)
Post died at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California on August 20, 2013.
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