Alvin Rakoff

Alvin Rakoff began his directing career in film, but ultimately moved into television. Rakoff brought laughs to audiences in the early stages of his entertainment career by directing comedies like the Bette Davis film "The Anniversary" (1968), the Peter Sellers film "Hoffman" (1970) and the Jean Simmons film "Say Hello to Yesterday" (1970). He continued to work in film in the seventies and the eighties, directing motion pictures like the David McCallum adventure "King Solomon's Treasure" (1978), "City on Fire" (1979) and the George Kennedy thriller "Death Ship" (1980). Rakoff more recently directed "The Best of Friends" (PBS, 1992-93).