Paul Bogart
Paul Bogoff

(1919-11-13)November 13, 1919
DiedApril 15, 2012(2012-04-15) (aged 92)
OccupationDirector & producer
Years active1953–1995
Alma Jane Gitnick
(m. 1941; div. 1979)

Paul Bogart (né Bogoff; November 13, 1919 – April 15, 2012) was an American television director and producer.[1] Bogart directed episodes of the television series 'Way Out in 1961, Coronet Blue in 1967, Get Smart, The Dumplings in 1976, All In The Family from 1975 to 1979, Mama Malone in 1982 (aired in 1984), and four episodes of the first season of The Golden Girls[2] in 1985. Among his films are Oh, God! You Devil,[3] Torch Song Trilogy,[4] Halls of Anger, Marlowe, Skin Game (both starring James Garner), and Class of '44. He won five Primetime Emmy Awards during his long career, from sixteen nominations. In 1991, he was awarded the French Festival Internationelle Programmes Audiovisuelle at the Cannes Film Festival.


Paul Bogart was born on November 13, 1919, in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, as Paul Bogoff. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the Second World War, Bogart began his career in show-business as a puppeteer with the Berkeley Marionettes in 1946. From there he went on to be stage manager and associate director at the television network NBC, working on live teleplays for the Kraft Television Theatre and Goodyear Playhouse.[5][2]

Bogart had three children: Tracy, Jennifer (married twice to actor Elliott Gould), and Peter Bogart.



  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (April 18, 2012). "Paul Bogart, TV Director, Dies at 92". The New York Times. p. A25. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Paul Bogart". Television Academy Interviews. 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  3. ^ Maslin, Janet (November 9, 1984). "Oh God You Devil (1984) MOVIES: BURNS IN 'OH GOD! YOU DEVIL'". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (December 14, 1988). "Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Review/Film; A Bittersweet View of the Gay Life". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Bergan, Ronald (April 18, 2012). "Paul Bogart obituary". The Guardian.