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director , Editor , scriptwriter , film producer

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

By 17, while a student at Beverly Hills High School, Strock was director of gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler's Hollywood segments for Fox Movietone News. Strock graduated in 1941 from USC, where he studied journalism and film. During World War II, he served in the Army's Ordnance Motion Picture Division.

He was assistant editor on the 1944 film Gaslight for MGM. In a "pioneering" television career that began in the 1940s, Strock was involved with many television series including The Cases of Eddie Drake. Highway Patrol, Sky King, Sea Hunt, and Maverick. Other directorial efforts included Blood of Dracula (a 1957 film in which a disturbed teenage girl at a boarding school becomes a vampire through hypnosis) and Ivan Tors' "Office of Scientific Investigation" trilogy, which included The Magnetic Monster, Riders to the Stars and Gog, shot in 3-D. In 2000, Strock published a memoir, Picture Perfect.

Strock died after a car accident in Moreno Valley, California on November 30, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography.

Connections

Son of; married Geraldine Polinger, December 25, 1941. Children: Leslie Carol, Genoa Ellen, Candice Dell.

father:
Maurice Son

mother:
Charlotte Ruth (Nesselroth) Son

spouse:
Geraldine Polinger

children:
Leslie Carol Strock

Genoa Ellen Strock

Candice Dell Strock