Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Peter Medak Biography (1937-)
Born December 23, 1937, in Budapest, Hungary; son of Gyula (a textile manufacturer) and Elisabeth (Diamounstein) Medak; married Carolyn Seymour, December9, 1973 (divorced, 1984); children: Christopher, Warren, Joshua, Cornelia. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Fred Altman, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Medak fled to England during the 1956 Hungarian uprising.
- Hungarian, American
- Birth Details
- December 23, 1937
- Budapest, Hungary
- FILM DEBUT--Associate producer, second unit director, Kaleidoscope, Warner Brothers, 1966.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Second unit director, Funeral in Berlin.
- associate producer, second unit director, Fathom, Twentieth Century-Fox,1967.
- director for all of following: Negatives, Paramount, 1968.
- A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Columbia, 1969.
- The Ruling Class, AVCO Embassy, 1971.
- Ghost in the Noonday Sun, Columbia, 1973.
- Odd Job, Columbia, 1978.
- The Changeling, AFD, 1979.
- Zorro, the Gay Blade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Associate producer, director, Court Martial, 1966.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; DIRECTOR
- D.H. Lawrence Stories, British television, 1975.
- The Babysitter, Filmways, ABC, 1980.
- Mistress of Paradise, Lorimar, ABC, 1981.
- Hart to Hart (four episodes), Fox, ABC, 1982.
- Cry for the Strangers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, CBS, 1982.
- "Pinocchio," Fairy Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1983.
- "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Snow Queen," "The Emperor's New Clothes," Fairy Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1984.
- The Dark Secret of Black Bayou.
- STAGE DEBUT--Director, Miss Julie, Arlington Heights, Chicago, 1975.