Andy Sidaris

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Birthday
20, 1931
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 7, 2007 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1931
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 7, 2007 (76)

About

Emmy Award winning director and for his coverage of the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics and 7 time Emmy winner for his work covering football, basketball, and other special programs. He may be best known as the director of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Before Fame

He was a film and television director during the 1970s including directing episodes of Kojak and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. He even directed several B-movies later in his career.

Trivia

He was considered a sports pioneer including his contribution of the term "honey shot" which referred to close-ups of cheerleaders and pretty girls in the audience.

Family Life

He was married to Arlene Sidaris with whom he worked with on the films he directed.

Associated With

He directed a 1976 episode of Gemini Man which starred Ben Murphy.