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Michael A Hoey

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Years active  1960–2014
Name  Michael Hoey

Role  Author
Children  Dennis Hoey
Born  September 1934 (1934-09-00) London, England UK
Occupation  Writer, director, producer, Editor
Died  August 17, 2014, San Clemente, California, United States
Movies  The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
Books  Inside Fame on Television: A Behind-the-scenes History
Parents  Josephine Hoey, Dennis Hoey
Similar People  Dennis Hoey, Anthony Eisley, John A Alonzo, D C Fontana, Oliver Crawford

Michael A. Hoey (1934 – August 17, 2014) was a British author and film and television writer, director, and producer. He was the son of Dennis Hoey, who played Inspector Lestrade in Universal's Sherlock Holmes series.


Film and television

Hoey began in Hollywood working as an editor. He later was given the opportunity to write, direct and produce a number of feature films, including the teen comedy Palm Springs Weekend, the cult horror flick The Navy vs. the Night Monsters, and two movies starring Elvis Presley . Hoey transitioned to television where he wrote and directed a number of movies and shows, most notably a multi-year run on Fame.

Hoey was elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.


Hoey extensively discussed his father Dennis Hoey's early life, career, marriages and death, as well as his own experiences working in film in his 2007 book Elvis, Sherlock and Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywood. He also wrote about his experiences working on the TV series Fame in his 2010 book Inside Fame on Television: A Behind the Scenes History. In his third book Sherlock Holmes and the Fabulous Faces: The Universal Pictures Repertory Company (2011) he discussed the lives and careers of the many character actors and actresses who supported Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in the 12 Holmes films made at Universal between 1942-1946.

Personal life

He was a widower living in San Clemente, California, when he died on August 17, 2014. He was 79.

Selected filmography

  • The Legend of Mandinga (1961), Writer / Director
  • Palm Springs Weekend (1963), Producer
  • The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966), Writer / Director
  • Live a Little, Love a Little (1968), Screenplay
  • Stay Away, Joe (1968), Screenplay
  • References

    Michael A. Hoey Wikipedia

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