Elliot Silverstein died on November 24, 2023. Mr. Silverstein was 96.
Mr. Silverstein’s career began in 1955 when he directed eleven episodes of the tv series Omnibus. For the next forty years Elliott Silverstein directed television projects and feature films. When Mr. Silverstein retired from directing he taught film at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Silverstein was nominated for a Directors Guild Award in 1965 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Cat Ballou. In 1985, he won the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America. In 1990, the Directors Guild named him a DGA Honorary Life Member Award.
Some of Elliot Silverstein’s television projects include: Omnibus (11 episodes); The United States Steel Hour (2 episodes); Suspicion (2 episodes); Alcoa Theater (2 episodes); The Westerner; Route 66 (5 episodes); Have Gun – Will Travel; Naked City (8 episodes); Dr. Kildare (14 episodes); Channing (2 episodes); Breaking Point (2 episodes); The Twilight Zone (4 episodes); The Doctors and The Nurses (4 episodes); The Defenders (4 episodes); Kraft Suspense Theater (3 episodes) and Tales from the Crypt (4 episodes).
Some of Elliot Silverstein’s feature films include: Cat Ballou; The Happening; A Man Called Horse and The Car.
I’m not sure the first time I saw something directed by Elliot Silverstein since he directed several shows I watched when I was young. My favorite project directed by Mr. Silverstein is The Obsolete Man episode of The Twilight Zone.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elliot Silverstein’s family, friends and fans.