One of the leading directors of the "Golden Age"" of live TV who later proved himself a capable handler of both epic action features and intimate dramas. Schaffner began his career as an assistant on...
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|Served with Navy amphibious forces during WWII|
|Broadway directing debut, "Advise and Consent"|
|Final film, "Welcome Home," posthumously dedicated to him|
|Raised in Japan until father's death in 1936|
|Began career as assistant direcor on "March of Time" series|
|Film directing debut, "The Stripper"|
Schaffner is best known for "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "Patton" (1969) and "Papillon" (1973), which yielded one of Dustin Hoffman's finest performances.
|Jean Schaffner||Wife||established an alumni medal in his honor at the American Film Institute|
|Franklin & Marshall College|
|President of the Directors Guild of America from 1987-89.|
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