Clint Eastwood on the 'Magnum Force' Set in 1973Alan Band/Keystone/Getty Images


Prolific TV and film director Ted Post has died at the age of 95.

Although Post had his hand in a number of genres, he's perhaps most famous for his work on Westerns like "The Peacemaker," "Hang 'Em High" and "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood, "Gunsmoke," and "Stagecoach." He also directed Eastwood (pictured above on set) in the "Dirty Harry" sequel "Magnum Force." Eastwood and Post didn't collaborate after that due to various disagreements.

Post also helmed the sequel "Beneath the Planet of the Apes," the pilot for "Cagney and Lacey," and more than a few episodes of "Peyton Place." Some of his more outré offerings include freaky horror exploitation flick "The Baby," "The Harrad Experiment" about swingin' sexual experimentation, and the Chuck Norris actioner "Good Guys Wear Black."

Post's legacy includes Pro Bono Productions, the nonprofit he started in 1996 to elevate the profiles of older actors in show business. "Our industry is suffering from a nationwide Peter Pan complex," he told the Los Angeles Times at the time. "There are many who have been in the business for quite a long time who are feeling the pinch because of age. Because of the nature of this horrible disease that was created by this youth cult, they are literally burying the people who brought so much experience to the field."

[via THR]

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