Elliot Silverstein, director of ‘The Explosive Ingenue’, dies at 96

Director Elliot Silverstein, responsible for films such as Cat Ballou (The explosive ingenue) and A Man Called Horsedied at the age of 96 in Los Angeles.

Silverstein died last Friday in Los Angeles, although The specialized media echoed the announcement this Monday made by his family through the Legacy obituary website.

Born in Boston on August 3, 1927, Silverstein began his career in the industry as a director of television series, including Bus (1955), Route 66 (1960) or Naked City (The Naked City, 1961).

His jump to the big screen

After several years focused on television projects, In 1965 he made his film debut with the film Cat Balloua comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin that earned five Hollywood Academy Award nominations and gave Marvin the Oscar for best actor.

The following decade, Silverstein dedicated himself to film, directing titles such as The Happening (The event, 1967), starring Anthony Queen; the western A Man Called Horse (1970), with Richard Harris and Judith Anderson, or the horror film The Car (invisible killer1977), which followed the story of a mysterious black self-driving car involved in a series of murders.

The filmmaker’s work He was recognized on several occasions by the US Directors’ Union. (DGA) with awards such as the Honorary Life Member Award and the Robert B. Aldrich Merit Award.

His work on the boards

Silverstein also did theater. He directed Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” performed at Washington’s Arena Stage.

His last audiovisual projects were the television series Tales from the Crypt (1991-1994) and the film Flashfire (1994) and after his retirement, he taught film at the University of Southern California (USC).

The body was laid to rest in a private funeral in Boston, according to information published in Legacy.

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