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Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director.

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1 Biography 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Weis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
to Emma (née Wiener; 1889-1971) and Meyer Weis (1886-1942). He graduated from the University of Southern California where he studied film. During World War II, Weis served in the Air Force as a film technician. After the war, he began working at MGM
MGM
directing such films as Bannerline (1951), Just This Once (1952), You for Me (1952) and The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
(1953). Weis began directing for television in 1954 and worked on such series as M*A*S*H, Ironside, It Takes a Thief, Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, CHiPs, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Hawaii Five-O, The Andros Targets, and The San Pedro Beach Bums, among others. Weis won two Directors Guild of America Awards
Directors Guild of America Awards
for television direction in 1956 and again in 1958. He married actress Rebecca Welles on August 25, 1961, in Los Angeles.[1]. Weis died in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
at 78 years of age. He was interred in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. His wife was interred beside him upon her passing in 2017. Selected filmography[edit]

Bannerline (1951) Just This Once (1952) You for Me (1952) I Love Melvin
I Love Melvin
(1953) The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
(1953) The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) Ride the High Iron (1956) Catch Me If You Can (1959) The Gene Krupa Story
The Gene Krupa Story
(1959) Critic's Choice (1963) Pajama Party (1964) Billie (1965) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
(1966) The King's Pirate (1967)

References[edit]

"Don Weis; Film, Television Director", Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2000. "Don Weis, 78, Film and Television Director", The New York Times, August 4, 2000. "Obituary: Don Weis", The Independent (London), August 16, 2000.

External links[edit]

Don Weis on IMDb

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