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2nd Annual Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents The 2nd Annual Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award to Katharine Ross And Sam Elliott

filmmaker-andyTo hon­or the late Andrew V. McLa­glen, Fri­day Harbor’s acclaimed film, tele­vi­sion and stage direc­tor, for his note­wor­thy career and
 his con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­ni­ty, the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val
 decid­ed to hon­or him in 2014 as the recip­i­ent of the 2014 Local Hero Award as well as the Festival’s first Life­time Achieve­ment Award, which was been named in his hon­or. Andrew received both awards posthu­mous­ly, his daugh­ter Mary McLa­glen accept­ed for him.

Andrew passed away peace­ful­ly at his home on August 30, 2014. We find com­fort know­ing he was aware that we had planned to hon­or him this year, and he was very touched and appre­cia­tive. At the awards cer­e­mo­ny, there was a screen­ing of an 18-minute bio­graph­i­cal film pro­duced by his good friend and fel­low film­mak­er Lazs­lo Pal. Fol­lowed by the screen­ing of his film Shenan­doah on Fri­day evening in the Whit­ti­er The­atre of San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Theatre.

Kat-and-Sam2Andrew had a long his­to­ry of involve­ment with the local com­mu­ni­ty and San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. He pur­chased prop­er­ty on
San Juan Island in the late 1970s and built his home here. In 1992
 he direct­ed the stage play Shenan­doah for San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. Since that time, he direct­ed many shows there, includ­ing Uncle Vanya, Pri­vate Lives, Mis­ter Roberts, Twelve Angry Men, Death of a Sales­man, Lost in Yonkers, Lend Me a Tenor, To Kill a Mock­ing­bird, Fun­ny Mon­ey, Plaza Suite, On Gold­en Pond, Rumors and The Odd Couple.

Born in 1920, Andrew emi­grat­ed to the Unit­ed States as a young boy, after his father, the British actor Vic­tor McLa­glen, relo­cat­ed from Lon­don to Hol­ly­wood. Grow­ing up on the sets of his father’s films, Andrew expressed an inter­est in direct­ing motion pic­tures from an ear­ly age. In his first job as a pro­duc­tion clerk for Repub­lic Pic­tures he worked on Dako­ta, star­ring John Wayne. He worked his way up over the next decade through jobs as assis­tant direc­tor, unit pro­duc­tion man­ag­er and producer.

In 1956, he direct­ed his first two fea­ture films, Man in the Vault and Gun the Man Down (the lat­ter of which was pro­duced by John Wayne). Short­ly there­after, he was offered the oppor­tu­ni­ty to direct the tele­vi­sion show Gun­smoke, which led to a long career in TV dur­ing which he direct­ed 95 Gun­smoke episodes and 116 episodes of Have Gun — Will Trav­el. He also worked on Gun­slinger, Rawhide, Banacek, Per­ry Mason, The Won­der­ful World of Dis­ney, The Vir­gin­ian and The Lieu­tenant.

Return­ing to the big screen in the 1960s, Andrew direct­ed many major west­erns and action films that starred John Wayne and James Stew­art, includ­ing McClin­tock (1963), Shenan­doah (1965), The Rare Breed (1966), The Devil’s Brigade (1968), Hell­fight­ers (1968), The Unde­feat­ed (1969), Chisum (1970), Cahill U.S. Mar­shall (1973), Mitchell (1975), The Last Hard Men (1976), The Wild Geese (1978), North Sea Hijack (1979), The Sea Wolves (1980), and his final film, Return from the Riv­er Kwai (1989). He also direct­ed two mini-series –The Blue and the Gray (1982) and On Wings of Eagles (1986).

Andrew was the sub­ject of a book by film his­to­ri­an Stephen B. Arm­strong. Titled Andrew V. McLa­glen: The Life and Hol­ly­wood Career (McFar­land & Co., 2011), the book pro­vides read­ers with a com­pre­hen­sive sur­vey of his expe­ri­ences in the movies, tele­vi­sion and the theater.

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