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David Pressman (II) (1913–2011)

David Pressman began his career in the early 1930s as a teacher at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In addition, he acted in Broadway productions and directed several other Broadway shows. A prominent director in the early days of television drama, Mr. Pressman had his career put on hold after his named appeared on a McCarthy blacklist. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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One Life to Live Director
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 1971-1992 One Life to Live (TV Series) (207 episodes)
- Episode #1.4591 (1986)
- One Life To Live (1986) ... (1976)
 1970 Neither Are We Enemies (TV Movie)
 1969 The Skirts of Happy Chance (TV Movie)
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Boys Night Out (1969)
- The Attacker (1969)
- The Peep Freak (1968)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Heroine (1965)
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Another World (TV Series) (1980s)
 1953 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Concerto (1951)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1948-1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Swan (1950)
- Screwball (1950)
- Ropes (1948)
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 1950-1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- The Professor's Punch (1951) ... (producer)
- The Fiddling Fool (1951) ... (producer)
- A Kiss for Mr. Lincoln (1951) ... (producer)
- Pearls Are a Nuisance (1951) ... (producer)
- Trial by Jury (1950) ... (producer)
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 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Bernie Hopper (1999, 2003)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
Mr. Abrams
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... Mr. Abrams
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 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (stage director - 1 episode)
- The Giant's Stair (1948) ... (stage director)

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He directed the play, "A Gift Horse," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Bert Wheeler and Glenda Farrell in the cast.

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He was Head Director of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City from 1957 to 1963. He started the acting program at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1950s. He was an original member of the Actors Studio in New York City. See more »

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