Peter Tewksbury

Director, TV director
Although Peter Tewksbury is best known as Vermont's authority on artisanal cheesemakers, as an author of a book on the subject, in his earlier years, he held a brief but equally memorable stint as a Hollywood film and ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1923

Filmography

Director (14)

Alcoa Premiere 1954 - 1972, 1977 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Director

My Three Sons 1954 - 1972, 1977 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fitzpatricks 1954 - 1967, 1969 - 1972, 1977 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Director

Father Knows Best 1954 - 1967, 1969 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Miss Stewart, Sir 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Nanny and the Professor 1969 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Second Chance 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

The People's Choice 1954 - 1967, 1969 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Shepherd's Flock 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Director

The Trouble With Girls 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Emil and the Detectives 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Sunday in New York 1962 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Miss Stewart, Sir 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Although Peter Tewksbury is best known as Vermont's authority on artisanal cheesemakers, as an author of a book on the subject, in his earlier years, he held a brief but equally memorable stint as a Hollywood film and TV director. Tewksbury, a former WWII army captain, began his career in radio in the late 1940s. When popular radio serials made the leap to TV, Tewksbury adapted to the new medium, making his directorial debut with the hit family sitcom "Father Knows Best." In 1960 he began working on the long-running Fred MacMurray-starring family sitcom "My Three Sons," writing, producing, and directing 37 episodes of the show in its early seasons. Despite the show's success, its stringent production schedule proved too much for Tewksbury and, after working on minor feature films and TV shows in the late 1960s and early '70s (including one of Elvis Presley's final films, "The Trouble With Girls"), the director retired from Hollywood in 1974. Late in his life, Tewksbury flourished as a farmer and artisan cheesemonger in the small bohemian town of Brattleboro, Vermont; he published a book on the subject, "The Cheeses of Vermont," before his death in 2003.

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