William Friedkin Overview

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Born: August 29, 1939

For the next eight years, he directed more than 2,000 live programs including Bonz's Big Top and award-winning news documentaries. In 1965, he moved to Hollywood and immediately started directing TV shows, including an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. In 1967 Friedkin directed his first feature film, the Sonny and Cher vehicle Good Times. Ignoring reports that the young director was rather full of himself, producer Norman Lear was impressed enough with Good Times to entrust Friedkin with... See All

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