Lee H. Katzin
Date of Birth
Apr 12, 1935
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI

Biography

Harvard-educated director Lee H. Katzin was a protégé of filmmaker Robert Aldrich. Katzin's official directorial debut was the Aldrich-produced melodrama Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice (1969); in truth, a year or so earlier he had helmed the disastrous The Phynx, which had an extremely limited release in 1970. His big-budget break came when he replaced John Sturges as director for Le Mans (1971);...