Hy Averback

Biography: A busy radio, TV and film actor of the 1940s and 1950s, Hy Averback began writing comedy material in his radio days. He acted in two films (The Benny Goodman Story and Four Girls in Town) and narrated a third (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), but the majority of his film work was as a director. After an uncharacteristic movie directorial debut with Chamber of Horrors (1966), Averback settled into the genre he knew best, directing such comedies as Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1966) and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1969). Hy Averback's credits as a TV director are far too numerous to go into detail here; he was most closely associated with sitcomery, notably the syndicated 1954 series Meet Corliss Archer and the long-running (1957-63) Walter Brennan vehicle The Real McCoys. Averback passed away at the age of 76 following open heart surgery.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 Sep 30, 1984 Director 8.8
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 10 Oct 26, 1981 Director tbd
tbd The Dukes of Hazzard: Season 1 Jan 26, 1979 Director 8.0
tbd The Love Boat: Season 1 Sep 24, 1977 Director tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 6 Sep 20, 1977 Director tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 4 Sep 16, 1977 Director tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 3 Sep 10, 1974 Director tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 2 Sep 15, 1973 Director tbd
tbd M*A*S*H: Season 1 Sep 17, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Columbo: Season 2 Sep 17, 1972 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Director tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Director tbd
tbd Columbo: Season 1 Feb 20, 1968 Director 8.6
tbd F Troop: Season 1 Sep 14, 1965 Producer tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 2 Sep 24, 1959 Director tbd
tbd The Real McCoys: Season 3 Jul 16, 1959 Director tbd
tbd The Real McCoys: Season 2 Oct 2, 1958 Director tbd
tbd The Real McCoys: Season 1 Oct 3, 1957 Director tbd
tbd I Love Lucy: Season 4 Oct 4, 1954 Charlie Pomerantz tbd
tbd I Love Lucy: Season 3 Oct 5, 1953 Charlie Appleby tbd
tbd The Bob Hope Show: Season 1 Apr 9, 1950 Himself tbd