Arnold Laven

Director
Arnold Laven, the successful television director and producer, moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where Laven got his first show business job in the mailroom at Warner Brothers. During World War II, he joined the ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (39)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Cassie and Company 1958 - 1963, 1967 - 1968, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Delvecchio 1958 - 1963, 1967 - 1968, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Eight Is Enough 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Freebie and the Bean 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1968, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Ghost Story 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Griff 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Hill Street Blues 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Hunter 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Isis 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Mannix 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Marcus Welby, M.D. 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Planet of the Apes 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1983, 1985 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Rafferty 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Riptide 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Shazam! 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1983, 1985 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The A-Team 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The Big Valley 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The Detectives 1958 - 1963, 1965 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The Greatest American Hero 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The New Mike Hammer 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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The Yeagers 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1973, 1977 - 1980 (Tv Show)

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Turnabout 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1973, 1977 - 1980 (Tv Show)

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Friends 1959 - 1963, 1970 - 1973, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Richie Brockelman, Private Eye 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1973, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Rifleman 1958 - 1963, 1970 - 1973, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Time Express 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Dan August 1959 - 1963, 1970 - 1973 (Tv Show)

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Sam Whiskey 1969 (Movie)

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Rough Night in Jericho 1966 (Movie)

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The Glory Guys 1964 (Movie)

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Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

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Anna Lucasta 1957 (Movie)

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Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1957 (Movie)

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The Monster That Challenged the World 1956 (Movie)

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The Rack 1956 (Movie)

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Down Three Dark Streets 1954 (Movie)

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Vice Squad 1952 (Movie)

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Without Warning 1952 (Movie)

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Producer (8)

Sam Whiskey 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scalphunters 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Clambake 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Honey West 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Glory Guys 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Law of the Plainsman 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Vampire 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Arnold Laven, the successful television director and producer, moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where Laven got his first show business job in the mailroom at Warner Brothers. During World War II, he joined the United States Army, where he was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit, a unit made up of military personnel culled from the movie industry. There he met Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner. The three served their time producing training films, and discussing their plans to form their own production company. After they were discharged in 1945, each took a job in the industry, Laven and Levy as script supervisors, Gardner as an assistant director, until 1952, when they were able to mount their own production, the film noir "Without Warning!", which Laven directed. The trio would go on to work together for decades on projects like the western series "The Rifleman", "Law of the Plainsman", and "The Big Valley". Laven built a distinguished career working on the previously mentioned shows as well as the family comedy "Eight Is Enough", the superhero series "The Greatest American Hero", and the action series "The A-Team". He retired in 1985, bringing an end to an impressive and expansive career.Laven died at the age of 87.

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