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Byron Haskin

Byron Haskin
Born Byron Conrad Haskin
(1899-04-22)April 22, 1899
Portland, Oregon, United States
Died April 16, 1984(1984-04-16) (aged 84)
Montecito, California
Occupation Special effects artist, film and television director, cinematographer, producer
Years active 1922–1968

Byron Conrad Haskin (April 22, 1899 – April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director. He was born in Portland, Oregon.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Selected filmography 2
    • Director 2.1
    • Special effects 2.2
  • External links 3

Career

He is remembered today for directing The Naked Jungle (1954), Conquest of Space (1955), and The Power (1968). His other significant film is the science fiction adventure Robinson Crusoe on Mars, released in 1964. Haskin also worked as a cinematographer and producer.

His career in television included directing six episodes of The Outer Limits (1963–65), including two highly regarded episodes, "The Architects of Fear" (1963) and "Demon with a Glass Hand" (1964). He also co-produced the original Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage" (1965).

Haskin appeared as an interviewee in a documentary series, Hollywood (1980), on the silent film era, which was co-produced by Kevin Brownlow. Haskin died in Montecito, California six days before his 85th birthday.

Selected filmography

Director

Special effects

External links

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