Bud Yorkin

Bud Yorkin

Birth
Washington, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Aug 2015 (aged 89)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 150931681 · View Source
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Motion Picture and Television Director. He will be best remembered for his behind-the-scenes work on such classic TV programs as "All in the Family", "Sanford and Son" and "What's Happening!!". During his collaborations with Norman Lear, Yorkin helmed more than 200 episodes of "All in the Family". Born Alan David Yorkin to Jewish parents, he served with the United States Army during World War II and following his return home, he attended Carnegie Mellon on a football scholarship. He launched his career in television during the early 1950s initially as a sound engineer with NBC before moving on to stage manager for the "Colgate Comedy Hour". He shared Emmy Awards for directing and writing for "An Evening with Fred Astaire" (1959) and received an additional Emmy Award for directing an episode for "The Jack Benny Program". He marked his motion picture directing debut with the Frank Sinatra picture "Come Blow Your Horn" (1963). Among his other feature film directing efforts include "Divorce American Style" (1967), "Start the Revolution Without Me" (1970) and "Arthur 2: On the Rocks" (1988). Yorkin had suffered from complications of dementia during his final years.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 18 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 150931681
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bud Yorkin (22 Feb 1926–18 Aug 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 150931681, ; Maintained by C.S. (contributor 46798780) Unknown.