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      Hal Cooper

      Hal Cooper

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      Birthday: Feb 23, 1923

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      After serving in World War II, Hal Cooper worked in children's programs such as "The Magic Cottage." He later became an associate producer and director, and his early credits included the psychology program "For Better or Worse," and the space opera/daytime soap "The Clear Horizon." Cooper had a long tenure on "I Dream of Jeannie," and he worked on the equally high concept "Gilligan's Island," "Gidget," "Mayberry R.F.D.," and many others. In the late '60s and '70s, some of the more groundbreaking shows Cooper was associated with included "That Girl," of which he directed 23 episodes, and "Maude," in which the main character embraced the contemporary women's liberation movement. Cooper directed 126 episodes of "Maude," a smash hit in its early seasons. During the '80s, Cooper continued to have success with sitcoms, directing "Love, Sydney," the first American television series to feature a gay man as its main protagonist; and directing/executive producing "Gimme a Break!" starring Nell Carter, after the show's original producers were dismissed. Cooper took over executive producing "Gimme a Break!" with Rod Parker, whom he previously collaborated with on other sitcoms. Before the decade ended, the pair would work together again on "Empty Nest" and "Dear John," successful shows about older men who find themselves single again.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Infield Director - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Director,
      Executive Producer
      1988-1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Director,
      Writer
      1983-1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Director 1972-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Director 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford and Son Director 1974
      78% No Score Yet The Brady Bunch Director 1970-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Director 1970-1973
      No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Director 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Director 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1969-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Director 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Director 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Director 1967-1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Director 1969-1970
      No Score Yet 54% I Dream of Jeannie Eddie (Guest Star),
      Director
      1966-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Director 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Director 1967
      90% 69% Gilligan's Island Director 1965 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Director 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Director 1962