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Robert Day, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Fir Acres Adult Family Home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on September 11, 1922 in Sheen, England and was 94 years of age.
Robert was an English film director. He directed more than 40 films between 1956 and 1991. Robert worked his way up from clapper boy to camera operator, then cinematographer, in his native England, and began directing in the mid-1950s. His first film as director, the black-comic The Green Man (1956) for the writer-producer team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, garnered fine reviews and a classic notoriety.
Using this as a starting point, Robert went on to become one of the industry's busiest directors. He relocated to Hollywood in the 1960's and directed many TV episodes and made-for-TV movies. He occasionally had small parts in his own productions, including The Haunted Strangler (1958), Two Way Stretch (1960), the TV mini-series Peter and Paul (1981). In the 1970s and 1980s, Robert would direct episodes for numerous American television shows, including Barnaby Jones, The F.B.I., Dallas, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and Matlock.
While filming in Rio de Janiero, Robert met future wife Dorothy Provine, "It was love at first sight", she would later say. After marrying, they lived in Los Angeles, where son Robert Jr. was born. They later moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.