11 Facts About Bud Yorkin

1.

Alan David "Bud" Yorkin was an American film and television producer, director, screenwriter, and actor.

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2.

Bud Yorkin earned a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh.

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3.

In 1954, Yorkin became the producer of NBC's The Tony Martin Show, a 15-minute variety program which preceded the nightly news on Monday evenings.

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4.

Bud Yorkin directed and produced the 1958 TV special An Evening with Fred Astaire, which won nine Emmy Awards.

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5.

Bud Yorkin later produced many of the hit sitcoms of the 1970s, such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, and Sanford and Son.

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6.

In 1963, Yorkin directed Come Blow Your Horn starring Frank Sinatra and Lee J Cobb.

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7.

Bud Yorkin went on to direct and produce the film Start the Revolution Without Me starring Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland in 1970 which has become a cult classic.

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8.

Bud Yorkin directed the film Twice in a Lifetime in 1985, starring Gene Hackman.

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9.

Bud Yorkin died of natural causes on August 18,2015, at the age of 89.

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10.

Bud Yorkin was married to actress Cynthia Sikes, and was the father of television writer and producer Nicole Yorkin.

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11.

Bud Yorkin was a member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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