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Irvin Kershner
and directed “The Rebel,” a television series about a brooding former Confederate soldier searching for a purpose. As was the case with many of today’s great filmmakers, Kershner got his first feature film break directing a modestly-budgeted drama for the infamous Hollywood producer Roger Corman. Stakeout on Dope Street was produced independently, and its realistic portrayal of urban conflict attracted the attention of Warner Brothers, who bought the film in 1958, effectively launching Kershner’s feature film career.

A skillful director of actors and a genuine craftsman with an eye for detail, Kershner went on to direct many feature films and television series with some of the greatest acting talent in Hollywood. (continued)

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