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Stan Dragoti
Stanley John Dragoti

(1932-10-04)October 4, 1932
DiedJuly 13, 2018(2018-07-13) (aged 85)
OccupationFilm director
(m. 1970; div. 1979)

Stanley John Dragoti (October 4, 1932 – July 13, 2018) was an Albanian and American film director whose work includes the comedies Mr. Mom and Love at First Bite.[1][2]


Dragoti was born in New York City to Albanian parents, both having emigrated in the 1920s from the district of Tepelenë, in Southern Albania. His interest in cinematography led him to Cooper Union College in New York and later to the Visual Arts College. He has also produced ads for the air travel and automobile industry.

Dragoti died on July 13, 2018, in Los Angeles at the age of 85.[3] He underwent open-heart surgery in 2014.[3]



Year Title Director Writer
1972 Dirty Little Billy Yes Yes
1979 Love at First Bite Yes
1983 Mr. Mom[4] Yes
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe Yes
1989 She's Out of Control Yes
1991 Necessary Roughness Yes


Year Title Director Writer Notes
1976 McCoy Yes Episode: "In and Out Again"
1984 Mr. Mom Story TV movie[5]


  1. ^ G. Jackovich, Karen (1979-07-30). "Stan Dragoti's Ordeal". People.
  2. ^ Mann, Roderick (17 Feb 1983). "5 Years Later, Dragoti Gets Another Chance". Los Angeles Times. p. i1.
  3. ^ a b Stan Dragoti, Director of 'Love at First Bite' and 'Mr. Mom,' Dies at 85
  4. ^ "Mr. Mom (1983)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Mr. Mom (1984)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 July 2018.