Lesley Selander ( born May 26, 1900 in Los Angeles, California, † December 5, 1979 in Los Alamitos, California ) was an American film and television director, mainly Western turned over its 40 -year career.
Life and work
Lesley Selanders film career began in the early 1920s. As a teenager he worked as a laboratory technician; after some time he had a secure job and climbed the corporate ladder by the cameraman as Assistant Director up. As assistant director Selander has worked on films such as, love notes ( The Cat and the Fiddle, 1934), The Marx Brothers at the Opera (A Night at the Opera, 1935) and Fritz Lang's Blind Fury ( Fury, 1936).
Throughout his career as a director from 1936 to 1968, Selander worked on over 127 feature films and 15 television series. He turned predominantly in Western B-movie area, but by his professionalism and enthusiasm he had the class of an A -movie director.
When the market was dead for B- Western, Selander turned, like many other B-movie directors, to television. There, he worked on series such as Lassie (1955-1959) and at the foot of the Blue Mountains ( Laramie, 1959-1963 ). With some aging Western Stars Selander turned in the middle and the end of the 1960s some Western for the producer AC Lyles.
Selander was also known under the name, Leslie Selander, RL Selander, Lester Selander, Les Selander, R. Lesley Selander and R. Leslie Selander.
Lesley Selander 1968 went into retirement. He died on 5 December 1979 at the age of 79 years, in Los Alamitos ( California). His tomb is located at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.