Director/Producer John Rich was involved in a total of 81 episodes of All in the Family from Seasons 1-5.
|Born:||July 6, 1925|
|Birthplace:||Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Died:||January 29, 2012(aged 86)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||Directed and/or produced 81 episodes from Seasons 1-5|
John Rich (July 6, 1925 – January 29, 2012) was an American film and television director. He was involved in a total of 81 episodes of All in the Family from Seasons 1-5.
He directed such television shows as I Married Joan, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, and Gilligan's Island. His feature film credits include Wives and Lovers, Boeing Boeing which co-starred Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, Roustabout and Easy Come, Easy Go (the latter two starring Elvis Presley). He also participated in the live telecast of the opening day ceremonies of Disneyland in 1955.
John won an Emmy for The Dick Van Dyke Show, two Emmys for All in the Family, and two Golden Globes and an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for All in the Family.
In the 1980s, he and Henry Winkler formed a production company called Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions and together they produced MacGyver for Paramount Television. Rich studied at the University of Michigan earning both a B.A. and an M.A. degree in English.
John died on January 29, 2012 after a brief illness, he was survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Patricia Dodds; two sons, Anthony and Robert; a daughter, Catherine Rich; three stepdaughters, Megan Lewis, Kimberly Beres, and Dana Benton; and eight grandchildren.
- John Rich: Warm Up the Snake, University of Michigan Press
- John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms, Los Angeles Times, January 29, 2012