Elliot Silverstein
Date of Birth
Aug 03, 1927
Birth Place:
Boston, MA


Yale drama school graduate Eliot Silverstein briefly taught theater courses before launching a prolific career as a TV director. Silverstein's first "theatrical feature," Belle Sommers (1962), was in fact a TV pilot film starring Anne Francis. His actual big-screen directorial debut was The Happening (1967), a muddled caper film that did little to advance the art of the cinema, though it did serve...