Stage and screen director known for his work on such films as The Miracle Worker, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Chase. He also served as a producer on the popular television series Law & Order
He developed a love of theater while stationed with the military in London.
He directed The Chase, a film that starred Robert Redford.
His marriage to Peggy Maurer produced two children.
He directed Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker.