Lee H. Katzin

Lee H. Katzin (12 April 1935 - 30 October 2002) was an American film director.

Lee H. Katzin
Born(1935-04-12)April 12, 1935
DiedOctober 30, 2002(2002-10-30) (aged 67)

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and became a TV director in the late 1960s, including episodes for Bonanza, Mission: Impossible and Police Story. He also directed the 1971 feature film Le Mans.


Starting in 1969, he did an array of theatrical films starting with Heaven with a Gun and other films like The Break and the cult classic What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? In 1972, he directed the film The Salzburg Connection, which starred Barry Newman and Anna Karina.[1]

In 1975, he directed the launch episode "Breakaway", and other early episodes, of the Gerry Anderson live-action series Space: 1999. He was the creator of the short-lived American science fiction television series Man from Atlantis in 1977 and the following year wrote the pilot episode for a comedy, Zuma Beach with Halloween director John Carpenter, although this was never commissioned as a series. He also directed many episodes of the 1980s television series MacGyver.

He died of cancer at the age of 67 in 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Greenspun, Roger. "NY Times.com: The Salzburg Connection". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-01-30.

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