Richard Rush

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Birth Name: Richard Rush
Born: 1930
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Rush worked as a still photographer and recording engineer before entering filmmaking as a director of TV commercials. He entered features as an instant auteur, producing, directing, writing the screenplay and providing the story for "Too Soon to Love" (1960), a now dated teen drama featuring a supporting performance by a young Jack Nicholson. A fading star from an earlier era, Merle Oberon, headlined Rush's next melodramatic outing as a writer-director, "Of Love and Desire" (1963). He went abroad to helm "The Fickle Finger of Fate" (1967), a lowbrow comic adventure starring Tab Hunter before returning home and starting an important collaboration with cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs.

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