Jack Haley Jr.

John Joseph Haley III (October 25, 1933 – April 21, 2001) was an American film director, producer and writer, and a two time recipient of the Emmy Award. He was best known as the director of the 1974 compilation film That's Entertainment! and as the second husband of Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland, who had starred with his father in The Wizard of Oz.

Jack Haley Jr.
Jack Haley Jr. (left) at the Air America movie premiere in 1990
Born
John Joseph Haley III

(1933-10-25)October 25, 1933
DiedApril 21, 2001(2001-04-21) (aged 67)
Spouse(s)
Liza Minnelli
(m. 1974; div. 1979)
Parent(s)Jack Haley
Florence McFadden Haley

Early life

Haley was born in Los Angeles, the son of actor/comedian Jack Haley and his wife Florence.

Career

As a producer, Haley was responsible for compilations and documentaries about film history, including Hollywood and the Stars (1963-1964), That's Entertainment! (1974), That's Dancing! (1985) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic, narrated by Angela Lansbury. Haley's other credits include producer and executive producer of Academy Awards presentation shows. He directed the 1970 film Norwood and the 1971 film The Love Machine.

With David Wolper, Haley produced the original syndicated run of Biography from 1961 to 1962.[2]

Death

Haley developed respiratory failure and died on April 21, 2001, in Santa Monica, California.[3] He is buried in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.

Awards and honors

Peabody Award

Year Association Nominated work Result
1966 Peabody Award The Hidden World: National Geographic Special Won
1962 Peabody Award Biography Won

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1990 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in Informational Programming The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic Nominated
1987 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente Nominated
1985 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Night They Saved Christmas Nominated
1982 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter Nominated
1979 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Events 51st Academy Awards Won
1977 Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program Achievement Life Goes to the Movies Nominated
1975 Primetime Emmy Awards Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement ABC's Wide World of Entertainment "That's Entertainment: 50 Years of MGM" Nominated
1968 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Music or Variety Movin' with Nancy Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1978 DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front Nominated
1968 DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movin' with Nancy Nominated

NAACP Image Awards

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1980 NAACP Image Awards Best Documentary That’s Hollywood!: Black Magic Won

Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1967 Grand Prix Best World-Wide Television Program The Hidden World: National Geographic Special Won

Venice Film Festival

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1967 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Best Documentary The Hidden World: National Geographic Special Won
1965 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Best Documentary Hollywood and the Stars “In Search of Kim Novak” Won
1964 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Best Documentary Hollywood and the Stars “How to Succeed as a Gangster” Won

Western Heritage Awards

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1965 Bronze Wrangler Factual Television Program Hollywood and the Stars: Episode "They Went That-a-Way" Won

Western Writers of America

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1995 Spur Award Best Documentary Script 100 Years of the Hollywood Western Won

References

  1. Archerd, Army (April 21, 2001). "Director, producer Jack Haley Jr. dies". Variety. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (June 24, 2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (ninth ed.). New York City: Ballantine Books. p. 148. ISBN 978-0307483201. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. Lyman, Rick (April 23, 2001). "Jack Haley Jr., 67, Dies; Known for 'That's Entertainment'". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
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