Roger Young Biography (1942-)

Born May 13, 1942, in Champaign, IL; son of Lester E. (a pilot) and Irma (a secretary) Young. Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1965, M.A. (journalism and theatre). Addresses: Agent--Steve Glick, William Morris Agency, Inc., 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Director and writer. Sometimes credited as Roger E. Young. Member: Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding directing in a drama series, 1980, Directors Guild of America Awards (with others), outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series, 1980 and 1981, all for Lou Grant; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a limited series or a speical, and Humanitas Award, Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute, both 1981, for Bitter Harvest; Christopher Award, 1981; Humanitas Award, 1983, for Two of a Kind; Annual Cable Excellence (ACE) Award nomination, National Cable Television Association, directorial achievement, 1985, for Gulag; Emmy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award nomination, bothbest miniseries, 1988, for The Bourne Identity; Emmy Award nomination, best film, and Directors Guild of America Award, outstanding directorial achievement for television dramatic specials, both 1990, for Murder in Mississippi; ACE Award, best motion picture, 1991, for Doublecrossed; Golden Globe Award nomination, best picture, 1992, for Danielle Steel'sJewels; Emmy Award, best miniseries, 1995, for Joseph; Emmy Awardnominations, best miniseries, 1996, for Moses, and 1999, for Jesus. Addresses: Agent: Steve Glick, William Morris Agency, Inc., 151South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Director, writer
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May 13, 1942
Champaign, Illinois, United States

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