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Joseph Pevney
Joseph Pevney
(September 15, 1911 – May 18, 2008) was an American film and television director.[1][2]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] The son of a Jewish watchmaker, Pevney made his debut in vaudeville as a boy soprano in 1924. Although he hated vaudeville, he loved the theatre and developed a career as a stage actor, appearing in such plays as Home of the Brave, The World We Make, Key Largo, Golden Boy and Nature Son. A short career as a film actor followed, his most significant appearance being in the classic boxing film Body and Soul (1947), in which he played the role of Shorty Pulaski. Before turning to film, he served in the Signal Corps in World War II, then did more time on stage. Subsequently, Pevney became a prolific film and television director, with a directing career that spanned over 80 productions from 1950 to 1984. Among his films were Female on the Beach
Female on the Beach
(1955) with Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler, Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) with Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen, Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) with James Cagney as Lon Chaney, The Crowded Sky
The Crowded Sky
(1960), and Westerns such as The Plunderers (1960). Pevney also directed multiple episodes of noted television series, including Bonanza, Star Trek, The Paper Chase, and Trapper John, M.D.. He tied with Marc Daniels for directing the largest number of original Star Trek
Star Trek
episodes, including "The Devil in the Dark, "Arena", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Amok Time", "Journey to Babel", and "The Trouble With Tribbles".[3] Star Trek
Star Trek
NBC executive Herb Solow and executive co-producer Robert Justman
Robert Justman
write, in their 1996 book Star Trek The Real Story, of Pevney:

Joseph Pevney
Joseph Pevney
was an ex-actor turned director. Some former actors become good directors; some become hack directors. Pevney was the former, but more than just "good."[3]

He continued directing TV shows during the 1970s and 1980s. The last he stayed with was Trapper John M.D. running between 1979 and 1986, followed by retirement. He died in 2008, and is survived by his third wife and four children from his first marriage with actress Mitzi Green.[4] Selected filmography[edit]

as Actor:

Nocturne (1946) Body and Soul (1947) The Street with No Name
The Street with No Name
(1948) Thieves' Highway (1949)

as Director:

Shakedown (1950) Undercover Girl (1950) The Iron Man (1951) The Lady from Texas (1951) The Strange Door
The Strange Door
(1951) Air Cadet (1951) Flesh and Fury (1952) Meet Danny Wilson (1952) Because of You (1952) Just Across the Street (1952) Desert Legion (1953) Back to God's Country (1953) It Happens Every Thursday
It Happens Every Thursday
(1953) Yankee Pasha (1954) Playgirl (1954) 3 Ring Circus
3 Ring Circus
(1954) Six Bridges to Cross
Six Bridges to Cross
(1955) Foxfire (1955) Female on the Beach
Female on the Beach
(1955) Away All Boats
Away All Boats
(1956) Congo Crossing (1956) Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) The Midnight Story
The Midnight Story
(1957) Istanbul (1957) Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) Torpedo Run (1958) Twilight for the Gods
Twilight for the Gods
(1958) Cash McCall
Cash McCall
(1959) The Crowded Sky
The Crowded Sky
(1960) The Plunderers (1960) Portrait of a Mobster (1961) The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

References[edit]

^ Joseph Pevney, 96; prolific film, TV director worked on original 'Star Trek' series, LA Times (May 29, 2008) ^ "Obituaries: Joseph Pevney". The Desert Sun. May 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Joseph Pevney, 96, noted film and television director, died peacefully at his home in Palm Desert, CA, with his beloved wife, Margo and family members at his side.  ^ a b Trotter, Charles (May 25, 2008). "TOS Director Joseph Pevney Dies at 96". TrekMovie.com.  ^ Joseph Pevney
Joseph Pevney
on IMDb

External links[edit]

Joseph Pevney
Joseph Pevney
on IMDb Joseph Pevney
Joseph Pevney
at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek
Star Trek
wiki)

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Films directed by Joseph Pevney

Air Cadet (1951) The Strange Door
The Strange Door
(1951) Meet Danny Wilson (1951) Because of You (1952) Just Across the Street (1952) Back to God's Country (1953) It Happens Every Thursday
It Happens Every Thursday
(1953) Desert Legion (1953) Yankee Pasha (1954) 3 Ring Circus
3 Ring Circus
(1954) Six Bridges to Cross
Six Bridges to Cross
(1955) Foxfire (1955) Female on the Beach
Female on the Beach
(1955) Congo Crossing (1956) Away All Boats
Away All Boats
(1956) Istanbul (1957) Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) The Midnight Story
The Midnight Story
(1957) Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Twilight for the Gods
Twilight for the Gods
(1958) Torpedo Run (1958) The Crowded Sky
The Crowded Sky
(1960) Cash McCall
Cash McCall
(1960) The Plunderers (1960) Portrait of a Mobster (1961) The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 8874254 LCCN: n86140063 ISNI: 0000 0000 7326 4294 GND: 135633958 BNF: cb14037549r (data) BNE: XX1316

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