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TV, Movie Director Harold D. Schuster

Harold D. Schuster, a former actor, cameraman and editor who later established himself as a director of such successful films as “My Friend Flicka” and several TV series, including “Death Valley Days” and “Twilight Zone,” is dead.

Schuster was 83 when he died Saturday at Westlake Hospital.

He began as a film editor in the late 1920s and early ‘30s and directed his first picture, “Wings of the Morning,” in 1937.

His other films included “One Hour to Live,” “A Modern Monte Cristo,” “Girl Trouble,” “Marine Raiders,” “Tarzan’s Hidden Jungle” and “The Courage of Black Beauty.”

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He moved to television in the 1950s and last directed “Surfside Six” before retiring to his home in Malibu.

Survivors include three sons, two daughters and a grandson. Services will be private.


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