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Franklin James Schaffner (May 30, 1920July 2, 1989) was an American film director. May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

The son of missionaries, Schaffner was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in that country. He returned to the United States and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he was active in drama. He studied law at Columbia University in New York City but his education was interrupted by service with the United States Navy in World War II during which he served with American amphibious forces in Europe and North Africa. In the latter stages of the war he was sent to the Pacific Far East to serve with the United States Office for Strategic Services. Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Franklin and Marshall College is a four-year private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster is a city located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World... The word amphibious or amphibian, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... North Africa is a region generally considered to include: Algeria Egypt Libya Mauritania Morocco Sudan Tunisia Western Sahara The Azores, Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Madeira are sometimes considered to be a part of North Africa. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Far East is an inexact term often used for East Asia and Southeast Asia combined, sometimes including also the easternmost territories of Russia, i. ... The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime (but not direct) precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. ...

Returning home after the war, he found work in the television industry with March of Time and then joined the CBS network. He won directing Emmys for his work on the original 1954 CBS teleplay, Twelve Angry Men. Schaffner earned two more Emmy awards for his work on the 1955 television play, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial for Ford Star Jubilee." He won his fourth Emmy Award for his work on the series, The Defenders. For other uses, see CBS (disambiguation). ... An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see CBS (disambiguation). ... 12 Angry Men is a 1957 film which tells the story of one lone juror who holds out against the other eleven members of the jury because he is not convinced that the defendant is guilty. ... The Defenders is an American television series, a courtroom drama which ran on CBS from 1961-1964. ...

In 1960, he directed the stage play "Advise and Consent." His first Hollywood motion picture was praised and he directed the influential hit Planet of the Apes. His next film, Patton was a major success for which he won the Academy Award for Directing and the Director's Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. Jerry Goldsmith composed the scores for a number of his later films, including Planet of the Apes, Papillon and The Boys from Brazil. A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film in which an astronaut finds himself 2,000+ years in the future stranded on an earth-like planet, in which humans are enslaved by apes. ... Patton is a 1970 biographical film which tells the story of General George Pattons commands during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden and Michael Bates. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... Jerry Goldsmith Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous Jewish-American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ...

Schaffner married Helen Jane Gilchrist in 1948. The couple had two children.

Schaffner was elected President of the Directors Guild of America in 1987.

Schaffner passed away in 1989 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


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Schaffner, Franklin (1150 words)
Franklin Schaffner, one of several prominent directors during U.S. television's "Golden Age," worked in such prestigious anthology series as Studio One (CBS), The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (NBC), Playhouse 90 (CBS), The DuPont Show of the Week (NBC), the Edward R. Murrow series Person to Person (CBS), and the dramatic series The Defenders (CBS).
Schaffner later became known as an "actor's director," but his television work is known primarily for his unique use of the camera.
Schaffner's experience with the spontaneity and immediacy of live special events made him a logical choice as one of three directors for the 1948 Democratic and Republican political conventions held in Philadelphia.
Franklin Schaffner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (352 words)
The son of missionaries, Schaffner was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in that country.
Schaffner earned two more Emmy awards for his work on the 1955 TV adaptation of the Broadway play, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial", shown on the anthology series Ford Star Jubilee.
Schaffner died in 1989 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California.
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