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Stan Dragoti
Stanley John Dragoti

(1932-10-04)October 4, 1932
New York City, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 2018(2018-07-13) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, U.S.
(m. 1970; div. 1979)

Stanley John Dragoti (October 4, 1932 – July 13, 2018) was an 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]


Title Year Functioned as Notes Ref(s)
Director Writer
Dirty Little Billy 1972 Yes Yes Screenplay & story
McCoy 1976 Yes Episode: "In and Out Again"
Love at First Bite 1979 Yes
Mr. Mom 1983 Yes [4]
Mr. Mom (TV movie) 1984 Yes Story [5]
The Man with One Red Shoe 1985 Yes
She's Out of Control 1989 Yes
Necessary Roughness 1991 Yes


  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.