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Bud Yorkin (born February 22, 1926) is an American film and television producer, director, writer and actor. He directed and produced the 1958 TV special An Evening With Fred Astaire, which won nine Emmy Awards.

Yorkin was born Alan David Yorkin in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. In 1956, he became the producer and director of Tennessee Ernie Ford's NBC comedy/variety program, The Ford Show.

In 1963, Yorkin joined Norman Lear to form Tandem Productions, which, at first, produced several films in the 1960s to 1971 with such major studios like United Artists and Warner Bros., and later produced many of the decade's hit sitcoms, such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, and Sanford and Son.

In 1999, he and Lear were awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of excellence and innovation in creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.

After his split with Lear, Yorkin went on to form Bud Yorkin Productions. His first sitcom after the split was the unsuccessful Sanford and Son spin-off sitcom Grady. In 1976, he formed TOY Productions with Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein (who produced Sanford and Son from 1974–1977), but their two hits were What's Happening!! and Carter Country.

Yorkin's film directing credits include The Thief Who Came to Dinner , Divorce American Style and Inspector Clouseau (film) of the Pink Panther series.

Yorkin is the father of television writer and producer Nicole Yorkin. He is married to actress Cynthia Sikes.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bud Yorkin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bud Yorkin (born February 22, 1926) is an American film and television producer, director, writer and actor. He directed and produced the 1958 TV special An Evening With Fred Astaire, which won nine Emmy Awards.

Yorkin was born Alan David Yorkin in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. In 1956, he became the producer and director of Tennessee Ernie Ford's NBC comedy/variety program, The Ford Show.

In 1963, Yorkin joined Norman Lear to form Tandem Productions, which, at first, produced several films in the 1960s to 1971 with such major studios like United Artists and Warner Bros., and later produced many of the decade's hit sitcoms, such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, and Sanford and Son.

In 1999, he and Lear were awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of excellence and innovation in creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.

After his split with Lear, Yorkin went on to form Bud Yorkin Productions. His first sitcom after the split was the unsuccessful Sanford and Son spin-off sitcom Grady. In 1976, he formed TOY Productions with Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein (who produced Sanford and Son from 1974–1977), but their two hits were What's Happening!! and Carter Country.

Yorkin's film directing credits include The Thief Who Came to Dinner , Divorce American Style and Inspector Clouseau (film) of the Pink Panther series.

Yorkin is the father of television writer and producer Nicole Yorkin. He is married to actress Cynthia Sikes.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bud Yorkin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1926-02-22

Day of Death 2015-08-18

Place of Birth Washington, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • Alan David Yorkin
  • Alan Yorkin

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1990 Love HurtsDirector
1988 Arthur 2: On the RocksDirector
1985 Twice in a LifetimeDirector
1977 Sanford Arms(1 episode)Director
1977 Carter Country(1 episode)Director
1976 What's Happening!!(1 episode)Director
1975 Grady(1 episode)Director
1973 The Thief Who Came to DinnerDirector
1972 Maude(1 episode)Director
1972 Sanford and Son(7 episodes)Director
1970 Start the Revolution Without MeDirector
1968 Inspector ClouseauDirector
1967 Divorce American StyleDirector
1965 Never Too LateDirector
1963 Vacation Playhouse(1 episode)Director
1963 Come Blow Your HornDirector
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)Director

Production

2017 Blade Runner 2049Producer
1994 IntersectionProducer
1990 Love HurtsProducer
1980 One in a Million(13 episodes)Producer
1979 13 Queens Boulevard(9 episodes)Producer
1977 Sanford Arms(8 episodes)Producer
1977 Carter Country(44 episodes)Producer
1976 What's Happening!!(65 episodes)Producer
1973 The Thief Who Came to DinnerProducer
1972 Sanford and Son(136 episodes)Executive Producer
1971 Cold TurkeyExecutive Producer
1970 Start the Revolution Without MeProducer
1963 Come Blow Your HornProducer

Creator

1972 Sanford and SonCreator

Acting

1991 For the Boys as Phil

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