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Creator / Michael Ritchie

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Michael Ritchie (November 28, 1938 - April 16, 2001) was an American film director. Born in Wisconsin, he and his family later moved to Berkeley, California. From there, Ritchie attended Harvard, where he became involved in theater and interested in movies. He worked on TV shows before making his directorial debut with the 1969 movie Downhill Racer. He was known for making sports-related movies and comedies. His last movie as director was A Simple Wish.


Ritchie also wrote the book Please Stand By, a non-fiction book about the history of television from the 1920's to the 1940's.

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