Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Bogart has died at the age of 92.
He passed away on Sunday (15Apr12) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Bogart, who was born in New York City, first took a job as a travelling puppeteer before signing up to serve in the Army in World War II.
Immediately after, he began work at U.S. TV network NBC, rising up through the ranks until be became a director of hit shows like The Defenders and All in the Family, both of which earned him Emmy Awards.
Bogart additionally received two trophies for his work on CBS Playhouse and another as a co-producer of classic sitcom The Golden Girls.
The star's directing credits also include Bob Hope's last film Cancel My Reservation, Marlowe, Torch Song Trilogy and Oh, God! You Devil.