Person - Haskin, Byron (1899-1984)

Haskin, Byron (1899-1984)




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1899-04-22 - 1984-04-16


Byron Haskin was an American film director and actor. At the beginning, he worked as director assistant and camerman. He also was special effects artist and performed in many movies as stuntman. He began directing films by working for the Warner Brothers and, later on, for Walt Disney. He especially focused on live action works.

After graduation at the University of California, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer. He was a cinematographer during the silent era, worked on special effects and helped to develop the technology that eventually brought sound to the film industry. He was responsible for Walt Disney's first live-action film, La isla del tesoro (1950). He also co-produced the original Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage" (1965). Among his most famous movies are: "Treasure Island" (1950), "The War of the Worlds" (1953), "The Naked Jungle" (1954), "Conquest of Space" (1955), "The Power" (1968) and "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" (1954).

American film and television director.



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California (Estados Unidos) in 1984-04-16




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Pal, George (1908-1980)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

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The Walt Disney Company (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc. (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

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Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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