Published on: 30 March 2017 in Industry
Remembering Robert Day
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We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of the highly-respected director, Robert Day. Here we take a moment to appreciate his life and work.
Born in Sheen in 1922, Robert Day began his directorial career with The Green Man (1956), a comedy starring Alastair Sim. He quickly went on to make films with several well-known actors, including Boris Karloff in The Haunted Strangler (1958) Peter Sellers in Two Way Stretch (1960) and Ursula Andress in She (1965). In 1960, Day directed Tarzan the Magnificent, starring Gordon Scott. He became highly involved in the Tarzan franchise, directing three more films — of which he wrote two.
Day was also behind the lens of many well-known TV programmes, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Avengers and later Dallas and Kojack. In 1970, Day was nominated for a DGA award for his work on The Bold Ones: The Senator.
In 1991, Day retired having directed over forty films. He passed away at the age of 94 and is survived by his son Rob, his daughter Roberta, and his grandchildren Nicholas and Philip.