William Graham (director)

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William A. Graham (May 15, 1926 – September 12, 2013) was an American television and film director.[1]

William Graham
William A. Graham

(1926-05-15)May 15, 1926
DiedSeptember 12, 2013(2013-09-12) (aged 87)
Other namesBill Graham
Billy Graham
EducationYale University
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
OccupationTelevision director
Film director
Years active1958–2002


Beginning in 1958, Graham worked as a prolific television director; he helmed episodes for dozens of series including Kraft Television Theatre, Omnibus, Checkmate, Naked City, Breaking Point, 12 O'Clock High, The F.B.I., The Fugitive, Batman, CBS Playhouse, and The X-Files.[2] In 1980, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for directing the television film Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.[2]

In addition to his television work, Graham directed films, such as Honky (1971), Where the Lilies Bloom (1974), and Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), the latter of which starred Milla Jovovich in an early role.[3] He is known for directing American singer and actor Elvis Presley's final film, Change of Habit (1969).[4]


  1. ^ "R.I.P. Director William A. Graham". Deadline Hollywood. September 28, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Mike (September 28, 2013). "Director William A. Graham Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "William A. Graham". MUBI. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  4. ^ November 12, Tyler SagePublished; 2019. "50 Years Ago: 'Change of Habit' Becomes Elvis Presley's Last Film". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2020-11-19.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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