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Andrew W. "Andy" Sidaris (February 20, 1931 – March 7, 2007) was an American television and film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.

Sidaris was best known for his Bullets, Bombs, and Babes or Bullets, Bombs, and Boobs (BBB for short) series of B-movies produced between 1985 and 1998. These films featured a rotating "stock company" of actors mostly made up of Playboy Playmates and Penthouse "Pets", including Julie Strain, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Cynthia Brimhall, Roberta Vasquez, Julie K. Smith, Shae Marks, and Wendy Hamilton. Several of his films were done wholly or largely in Shreveport using many local actors or actors with local ties.

Before the B-movies, Sidaris was a pioneer in sports television. He directed coverage of hundreds of football and basketball games, Olympic events, and special programs and won seven Emmy awards for his work in the field. His best known work was with ABC's Wide World of Sports; he was the show's first director, and continued in that post for 25 years.

Sidaris pioneered what he called the "honey shot", close-ups of cheerleaders and pretty girls in the stands at sporting events. He won an Emmy Award in 1969 for directing the Summer Olympics. He expanded into dramatic television in the 1970s, directing episodes of programs like Gemini Man (1976), CBS's Kojak (mid-1970s), ABC's The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (late-1970s) and ABC's Monday Night Football.

He expanded into film, specializing in action flicks featuring buxom gun-toting Playboy Playmates and Penthouse Pets with titles like Fit to Kill and Savage Beach. Most of Sidaris' "Triple B" series (later given the title L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies) focused on the adventures of a team of secret agents and were mostly filmed in Hawaii. Several entries in the series were merely produced by him and were written and directed by others. Although the series featured recurring characters, continuity between films was not a priority and it was common for an actress who played a villain (and was killed off) in one film to re-appear in a subsequent film as a hero.

With his wife, Arlene T. Sidaris (born ca. 1942) as his production partner, Sidaris made twelve films. After Sidaris' death, she runs the official websites of his twelve films.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andrew W. "Andy" Sidaris (February 20, 1931 – March 7, 2007) was an American television and film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.

Sidaris was best known for his Bullets, Bombs, and Babes or Bullets, Bombs, and Boobs (BBB for short) series of B-movies produced between 1985 and 1998. These films featured a rotating "stock company" of actors mostly made up of Playboy Playmates and Penthouse "Pets", including Julie Strain, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Cynthia Brimhall, Roberta Vasquez, Julie K. Smith, Shae Marks, and Wendy Hamilton. Several of his films were done wholly or largely in Shreveport using many local actors or actors with local ties.

Before the B-movies, Sidaris was a pioneer in sports television. He directed coverage of hundreds of football and basketball games, Olympic events, and special programs and won seven Emmy awards for his work in the field. His best known work was with ABC's Wide World of Sports; he was the show's first director, and continued in that post for 25 years.

Sidaris pioneered what he called the "honey shot", close-ups of cheerleaders and pretty girls in the stands at sporting events. He won an Emmy Award in 1969 for directing the Summer Olympics. He expanded into dramatic television in the 1970s, directing episodes of programs like Gemini Man (1976), CBS's Kojak (mid-1970s), ABC's The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (late-1970s) and ABC's Monday Night Football.

He expanded into film, specializing in action flicks featuring buxom gun-toting Playboy Playmates and Penthouse Pets with titles like Fit to Kill and Savage Beach. Most of Sidaris' "Triple B" series (later given the title L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies) focused on the adventures of a team of secret agents and were mostly filmed in Hawaii. Several entries in the series were merely produced by him and were written and directed by others. Although the series featured recurring characters, continuity between films was not a priority and it was common for an actress who played a villain (and was killed off) in one film to re-appear in a subsequent film as a hero.

With his wife, Arlene T. Sidaris (born ca. 1942) as his production partner, Sidaris made twelve films. After Sidaris' death, she runs the official websites of his twelve films.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1931-02-20

Day of Death 2007-03-07

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Andy
  • Dick Bigdickian
  • Andrew Sidaris

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1998 L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage BeachDirector
1996 Day of the WarriorDirector
1993 Fit to KillDirector
1992 Hard HuntedDirector
1991 Do or DieDirector
1990 GunsDirector
1989 Savage BeachDirector
1988 Picasso TriggerDirector
1987 Hard Ticket to HawaiiDirector
1985 Malibu ExpressDirector
1979 SevenDirector
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries(1 episode)Director
1976 Gemini Man(1 episode)Director
1973 Kojak(1 episode)Director
1973 StaceyDirector
1969 The Racing SceneDirector

Writing

1998 L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage BeachWriter
1996 Day of the WarriorWriter
1993 Fit to KillWriter
1992 Hard HuntedWriter
1991 Do or DieWriter
1990 GunsWriter
1989 Savage BeachWriter
1988 Picasso TriggerWriter
1987 Hard Ticket to HawaiiWriter
1985 Malibu ExpressWriter
1979 SevenStory
1973 StaceyStory

Production

1994 The Dallas ConnectionExecutive Producer
1993 Enemy GoldExecutive Producer
1985 Malibu ExpressProducer
1979 SevenProducer
1973 StaceyProducer

Acting

2009 Popatopolis as Andy Sidaris
2002 The Bare Wench Project 3: Nymphs of Mystery Mountain as Dick Bigdickian
2000 The Bare Wench Project as Dick Bigdickian
1998 Some Nudity Required as Himself

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