Phil Karlson

Phil Karlson

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Dec 1985 (aged 77)
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Room of Prayer, center columbarium near Robert Stack
Memorial ID 83019460 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director. Born Philip N. Karlstein in Chicago, he was best known for such realistic, gritty 1950s film noir crime dramas as "Kansas City Confidential," "99 River Street," "Five Against the House," "The Phenix City Story," and "The Brothers Rico." His biggest commercial success came late in his career, with 1973's "Walking Tall." His rare forays into television included the two-part "Untouchables" episodes in 1959 that later became the pilot for the hit series about Elliot Ness and company and the 1962 feature film "The Scarface Mob." He also directed two of the popular 1960s Matt Helm films starring Dean Martin, "The Silencers" and "The Wrecking Crew." His final film was "Framed," released in 1975.

Bio by: James Lacy


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  • Originally Created by: James Lacy
  • Added: 5 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 83019460
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phil Karlson (2 Jul 1908–12 Dec 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83019460, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .