Hy Averback

Director, Producer, Actor
With many television credits under his belt, Hy Averback garnered a reputation as one of the industry's great directors. He also appeared in the PBS documentary "Jack Paar: As I Was Saying." He had a recurring role as ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Director (60)

9 to 5 1956 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1971 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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At Ease 1956 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1971 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Big Eddie 1956 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1971 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Bus Stop 1956 - 1965, 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Columbo 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Freebie and the Bean 1956 - 1965, 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Love, American Style 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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M*A*S*H 1956 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1971 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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McCloud 1956 - 1965, 1970 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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McMillan & Wife 1956 - 1965, 1970 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Mrs. G. Goes To College 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1973 - 1974, 1979 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Pearl 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1973 - 1974, 1977 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Popi 1956 - 1965, 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Quark 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1973 - 1974, 1977 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Richie Brockelman, Private Eye 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1973 - 1974, 1977 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Brothers 1956 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1973 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Dick Powell Show 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Don Rickles Show 1956 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1971 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Flying Nun 1956 - 1965, 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Four Seasons 1957 - 1958, 1973 - 1974, 1979 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Real McCoys 1956 - 1965, 1971 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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The Rogues 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1962, 1964 - 1965, 1973 - 1980, 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Three For the Road 1956 - 1965, 1967 - 1984 (Tv Show)

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Where the Boys Are '84 1984 (Movie)

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Venice Medical 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Alone At Last I 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Young Maverick 1957 - 1958, 1973 - 1974, 1979 - 1980 (Tv Show)

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Friends 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Rubber Gun Squad 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Bell, Book and Candle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Look Out, World 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Shaughnessey 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Adventuring With the Chopper 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Newman's Drugstore 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Bureau 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Mo and Jo 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Needles and Pins 1957 - 1958, 1973 - 1974 (Tv Show)

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A Bedtime Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Don Rickles -- Alive and Kicking 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Keeping an Eye on Denise 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Topper Returns 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Two's Company 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Eddie 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Good Life 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 (Movie)

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The Jimmy Durante Show 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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A Guide For the Married Woman (TV Show)

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She's in the Army Now (TV Show)

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The Last Precinct (TV Show)

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The Love Boat II (TV Show)

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The New Maverick (TV Show)

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The Night Rider (TV Show)

Director
Actor (3)

Mastergate 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Miss Brooks 1952 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

Willard Alexander (Actor)
Producer (3)

The Dukes of Hazzard 1978 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Brothers and Sisters 1956 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Producer

F Troop 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

With many television credits under his belt, Hy Averback garnered a reputation as one of the industry's great directors. He also appeared in the PBS documentary "Jack Paar: As I Was Saying." He had a recurring role as Charlie Appleby on "I Love Lucy." In 1954, he produced the syndicated comedy show "Meet Corliss Archer." Averback launched his directing career with comedies like "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" (1968) starring Doris Day, the Peter Sellers film "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" (1968) and "The Great Bank Robbery" (1969) starring Zero Mostel. He also appeared in "Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?" (1970) with Brian Keith and Tony Curtis. In addition to directing, Averback appeared on the big screen as an actor in the Dick Powell crime picture "Cry Danger" (1951) and the biopic "The Benny Goodman Story" (1955) with Steve Allen. Averback was nominated for a Best Direction of a Single Program of a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for "The Real McCoys" in 1959 as well as for an Outstanding Directing In a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for "M*A*S*H" in 1975. In the seventies, Averback worked on "Columbo" (1971-78), "Big Eddie" (CBS, 1974-76) and "Karen" (ABC, 1974-75). He also appeared in "Popi" (CBS, 1975-76). Averback last appeared in "Mastergate" (Showtime, 1992-93). Averback was married to Dorothy Averback and had three children. Averback passed away in October 1997 at the age of 77.

Relationships

Dorothy Averback

Wife

Jennifer Averback

Daughter
survived him

Joey Averback

Son
survived him

Marc Averback

Son
works at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER survived him

Lillyan Averback

Sister
survived him

Milestones

1968

Directed the feature "I Love You Alice B. Toklas" starring Peter Sellers

1961

Directed the NBC drama "The Dick Powell Show"

1954

Produced the syndicated comedy show "Meet Corliss Archer"

Had a recurring role as Charlie Appleby on "I Love Lucy"

Radio announcer for Bob Hope and Jack Paar on NBC

Appeared in the PBS documentary "Jack Paar: As I Was Saying..."

During WWII he created wartime character Tokyo Mose

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