William Friedkin Biography & Movies

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Born: August 29, 1939

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Date of Birth: August 29, 1939 Beginning his career in the mailroom at WGN-TV, in Chicago, Illinois, Friedkin started directing live television within two years of his employment at the station. Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse and his father was a merchant seaman. Friedkin became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane, and went to work for WGN immediately after graduating from high school. For the next eight years, he directed more than... See All

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