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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

RIP director William A. Graham

Director William A. Graham who directed the pilot episodes of both Police Story and The Big Valley as well as the Elvis Presley movie, Change of Habit passed away earlier last month at the age of 87. He also helmed episodes of Batman, The Fugitive, Ironside and The X Files.

A native of New York who served in the Navy and attended Yale, Graham in the mid-1950s began directing segments of TV anthology programs like Kraft Theatre and Omnibus. In the '60s, he hemmed multiple installments of the series Naked City,Breaking Point12 O'Clock HighThe F.B.I. and The Fugitiveand did the two action-packed False Face episodes on Batman.
His telefilm credits also include Get Christie Love! (1974), starring Teresa GravesThe Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996), with Robert Duvall as Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann; and Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story (1993), with Rob Youngblood as Elvis Presley and Beau Bridges as Col. Tom Parker.

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