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Herbert Leonard Strock

Herbert Leonard Strock, American film producer, director, editor, scriptwriter. Served with United States Army, 1940-1941. Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American, American Cinema Editors (director, board member 1984-1985), Motion Picture Editors Guild, Delta Kappa Alpha (president 1941-1965), Editors Guild.

Background

  • Strock, Herbert Leonard was born on January 13, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Maurice and Charlotte Ruth (Nesselroth).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Southern California, 1941. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1942.

    Career

    • Assistant editor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California, 1941-1942. Producer, director IMPPRO, 1946-1951. Director, film editor Hal Roach Studios, 1951-1953, Ivan Tors Productions, Culver City, 1951-1958.

      Producer, director ZIV Productions, Hollywood, California, 1956-1961. Director Warner Brothers, Burbank, 1958-1963. Independent director, president Herbert L. Strock Productions, Hollywood, 1963—2005.

      President, chairman board Hollywood World Films Inc., lecturer University Southern California.

    Works

    • Producer, director: I Led Three Lives, Mr. District Attorney, Favorite Story, Corliss Archer, Science Fiction Theater, Highway Patrol, Doctor Christian, Man Called X, Harbor Command, 1954. Director Battle Taxi.

      Associate producer, director: Tom Swift series,(television shows) Mann of Action, Red Light and Siren Sky King. Maverick, Alaskans, Colt 45, Bronco, Cheyenne, 77 Sunset Strip, Bonanza, Hans Brinker Special, Decisions-Decisions, (feature pictures) Perfect World of Rodney Brewster, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, Blood of Dracula, How to Make a Monster, Rider on a Dead Horse, Strike Me Deadly, Search the Wild Wind, Magnetic Monster, Riders to the Stars, Gog - Storm Over Tibet. Editor, director: The Crawling Hand, One Hour of Hell.

      Editorial supervisor Shark. Writer, director Brother on the Run. Editor: So Evil My Sister, Chamber-Mades.

      Co-producer Small Miracle. Editor, director (documentary) They Search for Survival. Supervising film editor Hunger Telethon.

      Editor (special) The Making of America, co-writer, film editor Hurray for Betty Boop. Director, chief production coordinator for Miss World, 1976. Editor (documentary) unidentified flying object Journals, unidentified flying object Syndrome, Legends, all 1979, Neighborhood Watch.

      Co-director, film editor Witches Brew, 1979. Writer, film editor (television series) Flipper, 1981. Editor post production services: China--Mao to Now, Eucatastrophe, Tibet, El Papa, Night Screams, King Kung Fu.

      Director, editor Deadly Presence. Producer, writer, director (medical documentary) A New Lease on Life. Editor Snooze You Lose, Olympic Legacy, Water You Can Trust, Distance, Fish Outta Water.

      Director, editor Gramma's Gold. Co-editor Infinity, Peaceful Sabbath. Producer, writer, director (fund raising documentary) Combined Federal Campaign.

      Co-director, editor Detour. Editor (experimental film) This Old Manitoba., Sidewalk Motel.

      Author: Picture Perfect, 2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1940-1941. Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American, American Cinema Editors (director, board member 1984-1985), Motion Picture Editors Guild, Delta Kappa Alpha (president 1941-1965), Editors Guild.

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography.

    Connections

    • Son of; married Geraldine Polinger, December 25, 1941. Children: Leslie Carol, Genoa Ellen, Candice Dell.
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    Born January 13, 1918
    Died November 30, 2005
    (aged 87)
    • 1941
      University Southern California
    • 1942
      University Southern California
    • 1941 - 1942
      Assistant, editor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1951 - 1958
      director
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1951 - 1953
      director
    • 1958 - 1963
      director, Warner Brothers
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1963 - 2005
      independent director, Herbert L. Strock Productions
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1963 - 2005
      president, Herbert L. Strock Productions
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
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