Monday, May 16, 2011

RIP George Bloomfield

Canadian stage and film director George Bloomfield died on May 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. He was 81. Blomfield graduated from McGill University and began his career at the NFB in 1957. From 1963 until 1968 he wrote, directed and produced dramas for CBC’s "Festival" series. Bloomfield helmed many Canadian TV shows including episodes of "Fraggle Rock" for five seasons. George was born in Montreal, Canada in 1930 and began his career directing shorts for the National Film Board if Canada and television for CBS. Later he moved to the United States for a brief try and at film directing which resulted in "Jenny" (1970) a romantic comedy and the anti-Vietnam film "To Kill a Clown" (1972) both starring Alan Alda. Returning to Canada, Blomfield returned to TV, directing episodes of "SCTV", "Friday the 13th: The Series", "Road to Avonlea" and his the British produced western "Hawkeye" (1994) starring Lee Horsley and Lynda Carter. George served as head director and creative producer on the comedy-drama "Due South. He directed his late nephew, actor Maury Chaykin [1949-2010], in episodes of "Nero Wolfe". Bloomfield died after a 30 year battle with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and kidney disease.

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