Boris Sagal

Director
Russian-born TV director of surprisingly bleak dramas including "Destiny of a Spy" (1969), "The Movie Murderer", "Hauser's Memory" (both 1970), and "The Dream Makers" (1975) in which there are no happy endings. Sagal ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1923 in Russia

Filmography

Director (53)

Angela 1983 (Movie)

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Dial M For Murder 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Diary of Anne Frank 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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When the Circus Came to Town 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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77 Sunset Strip 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Amy Prentiss 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1973 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Columbo 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Combat 1959 - 1960, 1962 - 1969, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Griff 1959 - 1960, 1962 - 1969, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Ike 1973 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Ironside 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Judd, For the Defense 1963 - 1969, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Madigan 1963 - 1968, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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McCloud 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Medical Center 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Mr. Lucky 1959 - 1960, 1963 - 1969, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Mrs. Columbo 1973 - 1974, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Night Gallery 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Peter Gunn 1958 - 1969, 1972 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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San Francisco International Airport 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Alcoa Hour 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Defenders 1958 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1955 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Three For the Road 1973 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Oregon Trail 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Gift 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Deliver Us From Evil 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Snoop Sisters 1973 - 1974 (Tv Show)

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Hitched 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Omega Man 1971 (Movie)

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Mosquito Squadron 1970 (Movie)

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Night Gallery 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The D.A.: Murder One 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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U.M.C. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Girl Happy 1965 (Movie)

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Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

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Dime With a Halo 1962 (Movie)

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The Spiral Staircase 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

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A Case of Rape (TV Show)

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Destiny of a Spy (TV Show)

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Hauser's Memory (TV Show)

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Indict and Convict (TV Show)

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Man on the Outside (TV Show)

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Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

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The Dream Makers (TV Show)

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The Failing of Raymond (TV Show)

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The Harness (TV Show)

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The Movie Murderer (TV Show)

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The Runaway Barge (TV Show)

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Biography

Russian-born TV director of surprisingly bleak dramas including "Destiny of a Spy" (1969), "The Movie Murderer", "Hauser's Memory" (both 1970), and "The Dream Makers" (1975) in which there are no happy endings. Sagal first began directing TV episodes in the mid-1950s with such series as "Johnny Staccato", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Twilight Zone" and helmed his first feature in 1963. He directed the mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man" with David Greene. Sagal was killed in a bizarre accident when he walked into a moving helicopter blade while scouting locations for a film.

Relationships

Marge Champion Actor

Wife
Married Jan. 1, 1977 until her death in 1981

Sara Macon Actor

Wife
Married 1952 until her death 1975

Jean Sagal

Daughter
born in 1961 twin of Liz co-starred with Liz in TV series, "Double Trouble"

Katey Sagal

Daughter
born in 1954 star of "Married With Children"

Liz Sagal

Daughter
born in 1961 twin of Jean co-starred with Jean in TV series, "Double Trouble"

David Sagal

Son
born in 1955

Joseph Sagal

Son
born in 1957

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

1976

Co-directed the mini-series, "Rich Man, Poor Man" with David Greene

1963

Directed first feature film, "Dime with a Halo"

First directed for TV in the mid-1950s including "Twilight Zone", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Johnny Staccato"

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