Howard Zieff

Director, Newsreel photographer, Photographer
Leading director of TV commercials who turned to features in 1973 and has proved adept at handling light comedy. Zieff directed the enjoyable Jeff Bridges vehicle, "Hearts of the West" (1975), about the making of B ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Unfaithfully Yours 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Hearts of the West 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Slither 1973 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

House Calls (TV Show)

Story By
Producer (1)

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Leading director of TV commercials who turned to features in 1973 and has proved adept at handling light comedy. Zieff directed the enjoyable Jeff Bridges vehicle, "Hearts of the West" (1975), about the making of B westerns in 1930s Hollywood.

Relationships

Ronda Gomez-Quinones

Wife
Together since 1974 married from 1997 until his death in 2009

EDUCATION

Studied photography at the naval photography school

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California 1946
Dropped out to join the Navy

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena , California

Milestones

1994

Retired from directing shortly after the release of "My Girl 2" due to the effects of Parkinson's disease

1994

Returned to direct the sequel, "My Girl 2"

1991

Directed the coming-of-age film, "My Girl"

1984

Helmed the comedy, "Unfaithfully Yours" starring Dudley Moore

1980

Best known for directing Goldie Hawn in "Private Benjamin"

1979

Directed Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in the comedy, "The Main Event"

1973

Feature film directing debut, "Slither"

Raised in East Los Angeles

Opened photo studio in New York; became top advertising photographer and director of TV commercials in the 1950s and 1960s

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