Richard L. Bare
Born (1913-08-12) August 12, 1913 (age 106)
Where Modesto, California, U.S.
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Spouse Gloria Beutel (March 14, 1968 – present)
Jeanne Evans (November 22, 1958 – February 8, 1965; divorced)
Julie Van Zandt (1951 – January 24, 1956; divorced); 2 children
Phyllis Coates (March 28,1948 – December 1, 1948; divorced)
Virginia Carpenter (August 9, 1941 – 1946; divorced)
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Richard Leland Bare (born August 12, 1913)[1] is an American director of television shows and short films.

Born in Modesto, California, he attended USC School of Cinematic Arts where he directed his most notable student film, The Oval Portrait, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's story. He became notable post-graduation for writing and directing the Joe McDoakes series of short films for Warner Brothers between 1942 and 1956, featuring George O'Hanlon in the title role. On television, he directed The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) episode "To Serve Man (The Twilight Zone)". He directed virtually every episode of the 1960s-1970s CBS television series Green Acres.

His memoir, Confessions of a Hollywood Director discusses his directorial work, as well as behind-the-scenes information. Bare also wrote a book entitled, The Film Director: A Practical Guide to Motion Picture and Television Techniques (1971; ISBN 0-02-012130-X), a text to teach the craft of directing to aspiring filmmakers.

On November 19, 2007, Bare announced that he was working on a revival of Green Acres.[2]


  1. IMDB previously claimed a birth year of 1909, but some sources, including Turner Classic Movies cite 1913. IMDb has also since changed his birth year to 1913.
  2. "Green Acres: Original Series Director Wants to Continue Classic Sitcom", TV Series Finale, November 19, 2007


Richard L. Bare at the Internet Movie Database

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