Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Director Vincent Sherman Dies at 99

Golden Era film director Vincent Sherman has died less than a month away from his 100th birthday.

Sherman's films included MR. SKEFFINGTON with Bette Davis, ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN with Errol Flynn, and THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS with Paul Newman. He directed TV series, including THE WALTONS, until he was well into his 70s.

Sherman remained active sharing his Hollywood memories. He had an official website and recently participated in a commentary track for the newly released DVD of his 1943 film OLD ACQUAINTANCE, starring Bette Davis; a review noted that Sherman's memories were "razor sharp." He also appeared in this year's new Bette Davis documentary, STARDUST.

More on Sherman from Bob Thomas.


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