|Occupation Film director|
Name Ted Post
|Role Television Director|
|Born March 31, 1918 (1918-03-31) New York City, New York, United States|
Died August 20, 2013, Santa Monica, California, United States
Spouse Thelma Post (m. 1940–2013)
Nominations DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television
Movies Magnum Force, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Hang 'Em High, The Baby, Good Guys Wear Black
Similar People James Franciscus, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, Inger Stevens
Children Robert Post, Laurie Post
The Dirty Harry Interviews (Ted Post)
Ted Post (March 31, 1918 – August 20, 2013) was an American director of film and television. Highly prolific, Post directed numerous episodes of well-known television series including Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and The Twilight Zone as well as blockbuster films such as Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Magnum Force.
Early life and career
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Post started his career in 1938 working as an usher at Loew's Pitkin Theater. He abandoned plans to become an actor after training with Tamara Daykarhanova, and turned to directing summer theatre. Post taught Acting and Drama at New York's High School of Performing Arts in 1950. He persuaded his friend, Sidney Lumet, to do likewise.
Success in the theater led to work in television from the early 1950s. Post directed episodes of many series including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, Columbo and 178 episodes of Peyton Place. He also directed TV films (including the original Cagney and Lacey film-of-the-week).
He also directed feature films, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Go Tell the Spartans and two Clint Eastwood films Hang 'Em High and Magnum Force.
Post directed the 2001–02 Festival of the Arts at the Bel-Air University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University).
Post died at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California on August 20, 2013.