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Other names  Rodney Amateau
Books  Where Does It Hurt?
Role  Screenwriter

Name  Rod Amateau
Years active  1950–1989
Children  Susan Amateau
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Born  December 20, 1923 (1923-12-20) New York City, United States
Died  June 29, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Charlene Amateau (m. 1971–2003)
Movies and TV shows  The Garbage Pail Kids, The Dukes of Hazzard, Pussycat - Pussycat - I Love You, High School USA, Where Does It Hurt?
Similar People  Dwayne Hickman, Gy Waldron, Coleen Gray, Phil Fondacaro, Mackenzie Astin

Rodney "Rod" Amateau (December 20, 1923 – June 29, 2003) was an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer.

Among the programs which he directed were The Dennis Day Show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Mister Ed, The Bob Cummings Show. and The New Phil Silvers Show. He produced My Mother the Car and Supertrain, and wrote the story for the 1988 film Sunset. Amateau also directed a few episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, and appeared in a handful of episodes as an actor as well.

In 1987, he directed, produced, and co-wrote The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, which is considered to be one of the worst films ever made. From 1945 to 1949, he was married to actress Coleen Gray, who sued him for child support in 1955. From 1959-62, he was married to Sandra Burns, daughter of George Burns and Gracie Allen.


Amateau died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 2003 in Los Angeles.


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