Ted Post (March 31, 1918 – August 20, 2013) was an American director of film and television. Highly prolific, Post directed numerous episodes of well-known television series including Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and The Twilight Zone as well as blockbuster films such as Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Magnum Force.
|Died||August 20, 2013 (aged 95)|
|Children||2, including Robert C. Post|
Early life and careerEdit
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. Post taught Acting and Drama at New York's High School of Performing Arts in 1950. He persuaded his friend, Sidney Lumet, to do likewise.
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).
- Armstrong Circle Theatre (1952)
- The Ford Television Theatre (1953)
- Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1953)
- Gunsmoke (1955)
- Medic (1955)
- Zane Grey Theater (1956)
- Screen Directors Playhouse (1956)
- The 20th Century Fox Hour (1956)
- Perry Mason (1957)
- Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)
- West Point (1957)
- Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
- The Rifleman (1958)
- Law of the Plainsman (1959)
- The Westerner (1960)
- Checkmate (1960)
- Startime (1960) (The Young Juggler)
- Wagon Train (1960)
- Insight (1960)
- Alcoa Premiere (1961)
- The Defenders (1961)
- Route 66 (1961)
- The Virginian (1962)
- Combat! (1962)
- Empire (1962)
- Thriller (1961–1962)
- General Electric Theater (1962)
- Bus Stop (1962)
- Rawhide (1960–1962)
- Peyton Place (1964)
- The Twilight Zone (1960–1964)
- Bracken's World (1969)
- Monty Nash (1971)
- Baretta (1975)
- Ark II (1976)
- Columbo (1976)
- Future Cop (1977)
- Beyond Westworld (1980)
- B.A.D. Cats (1980)
- "Ted Post". The New York Times.
- Sayre, Nora (1973-12-26). "'Magnum Force': Police Story Is Sequel to 'Dirty Harry'". The New York Times.
- McLellan, Dennis (August 20, 2013). "Ted Post dies at 95; veteran TV and movie director". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles: Tribune Co. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 21 August 2013.