Harry Hurwitz (January 27, 1938 – September 21, 1995) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor and producer.
Harry L. Hurwitz
|Born||January 27, 1938|
New York City, United States
|Died||September 21, 1995 (aged 57)|
Los Angeles, California
Hurwitz attended The High School of Music & Art and New York University, where he received a BS in 1960 and an MA in 1962. Before becoming a director, Hurwitz worked intermittently as a drawing instructor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and Queens College; he also taught filmmaking courses at New York University, Purchase College, the New York Institute of Technology, and the Pratt Institute. His directorial debut film The Projectionist also included the first acting role for actor/comedian Rodney Dangerfield. He often used the pseudonym "Harry Tampa".
In the early 1970s, Hurwitz was an artist-in-residence at the University of South Florida in Tampa. It was at that time that he produced the black and white serigraphic self-portrait that briefly (and inexplicably, as the film is set in Los Angeles) appears on the walls of the main character May's (Susan Dey) apartment in the 1986 film Echo Park.
As a painter, Hurwitz has work in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now defunct) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He taught painting and drawing at various American colleges.
|The Projectionist||1970||Yes||Yes||Yes||Friendly Usher||Directorial Debut, also editor|
|Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times||1972||Yes||Yes||Yes||Documentary film|
|Auditions||1978||Yes||No||No||The Director (uncredited)||as Harry Tampa|
|Fairy Tales||1978||Yes||No||No||as Harry Tampa|
|Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula||1979||Yes||Yes||No||as Harry Tampa|
|Under the Rainbow||1981||No||Yes||No|
|The Comeback Trail||1982||Yes||Yes||Yes||Also editor|
|The Big Score||1983||No||No||Executive|
|The Rosebud Beach Hotel||1984||Yes||Uncredited||Yes|
|Once a Hero||1987||Yes||No||No||Urknown episodes|
- "Harry Hurwitz, a Screenwriter, Film Director and Painter, 57". The New York Times. October 11, 1995. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
- "Harry Hurwitz". The New York Times. September 21, 1995. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- Brennan, Sandra (September 21, 1995). "Harry Hurwitz > Overview". AllMovie. Retrieved September 11, 2010.