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Daryl Duke (8 March 1929 – 21 October 2006) was a Canadian film and TV director.

Duke was born at Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became one of CBC Television's earliest regional producers. His career continued with CBC in Toronto producing such series as This Hour Has Seven Days, then in the United States for major television networks and studios there.

In 1977 he won the Canadian Film Award for best Director for his surprise hit The Silent Partner.

His significant achievement in television was directing the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. Duke was also among those responsible for the creation of CKVU-TV in Vancouver which is today part of the Citytv franchise. Noteworthy is that he produced and directed early Bob Dylan "song films," black and white vignettes that were the forerunners of today's music videos. He was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Starwalk in 1997.

Duke died in West Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 due to pulmonary fibrosis.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Daryl Duke (8 March 1929 – 21 October 2006) was a Canadian film and TV director.

Duke was born at Vancouver, British Columbia, where he became one of CBC Television's earliest regional producers. His career continued with CBC in Toronto producing such series as This Hour Has Seven Days, then in the United States for major television networks and studios there.

In 1977 he won the Canadian Film Award for best Director for his surprise hit The Silent Partner.

His significant achievement in television was directing the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. Duke was also among those responsible for the creation of CKVU-TV in Vancouver which is today part of the Citytv franchise. Noteworthy is that he produced and directed early Bob Dylan "song films," black and white vignettes that were the forerunners of today's music videos. He was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Starwalk in 1997.

Duke died in West Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 due to pulmonary fibrosis.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1929-03-08

Day of Death 2006-10-21

Place of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Also Known As

  • Daryl James Duke

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1992 Fatal MemoriesDirector
1986 Tai-PanDirector
1985 Florence NightingaleDirector
1983 The Thorn BirdsDirector
1978 The Silent PartnerDirector
1976 Shadow of the HawkDirector
1976 Griffin and PhoenixDirector
1975 They Only Come Out at NightDirector
1975 A Cry for HelpDirector
1974 Harry O(2 episodes)Director
1973 I Heard the Owl Call My NameDirector
1973 The President's Plane Is MissingDirector
1973 PaydayDirector
1973 The Return of Charlie ChanDirector
1972 Cool Million(2 episodes)Director
1972 Ghost Story(4 episodes)Director
1970 Night Gallery(2 episodes)Director
1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator(2 episodes)Director
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors(1 episode)Director
1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors(2 episodes)Director
1968 Columbo(2 episodes)Director
1966 Wojeck(1 episode)Director

Acting

1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)

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