Stan Lathan

Stan Lathan (born July 8, 1945) is an American television director, film director, television producer and television director. Lathan’s career began with public television in Boston where he co-created and directed one of the first and longest running urban-themed magazine shows, Say Brother. In 1969, he moved to New York to become one of the first directors of the groundbreaking urban preschool phenomenon Sesame Street. In 1973, Lathan teamed up with Quincy Jones and Jesse Jackson to produce and direct Save the Children, a music documentary feature film distributed by Paramount Pictures. Lathan began directing network television shows in 1975, when he was invited to Los Angeles to direct multiple episodes of Sanford and Son starring Redd Foxx. He went on to direct numerous television drama and comedy series, including Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Eight Is Enough, The Waltons, Falcon Crest, Remington Steele, Frank's Place, Fame, and Roc. During the 1970s and 1980s, he contributed to performance arts series on public television.


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