Peter Yates

Peter Yates

Birth
Aldershot, Rushmoor Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 9 Jan 2011 (aged 82)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 63989392 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director. He studied film at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and directed plays throughout Britain, before launching his film career initially serving as an assistant director for several features, notably "The Guns of Navarone" (1961). Yates advanced to director, marking his debut with "Summer Holiday" (1963), followed by steady TV work with episodes of the programs "The Saint" and "Secret Agent". It would be the action-packed Steve McQueen vehicle "Bullitt" (1968), for which Yates may be best remembered; he followed this with a string of notable features, including "Murphy's War" (1971), "The Hot Rock" (1972), "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" (1973), "For Pete's Sake" (1974), "Mother, Jugs & Speed" (1976), "Breaking Away" (1979, earning him an Oscar nomination) and "The Dresser" (1983, receiving a second Academy Award nomination).

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63989392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Yates (24 Jul 1928–9 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63989392, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Unknown.