Gabrielle Beaumont, Pioneering TV Director, Dies at 80

Gabrielle Beaumont, Pioneering TV Director, Dies at 80

Gabrielle Beaumont, a British director who set the standard for women in Hollywood through her leadership of episodes of series. M*A*S*H, The Waltons, Hill Street Blues And Dynasty During her five-decade career, she died. She was 80.

Beaumont, the actor-producer Christopher Toyne announced Wednesday that Beaumont passed away peacefully at her home in Fornalutx on Mallorca, Spain.

Beaumont, Emmy-nominated Beaumont, was one of the most prolific female directors of primetime television history. She also directed installments of Knots Landing, The Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Doogie Howser, M.D., L.A. Law, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Law & Order Three Star Trek series, among other shows.

After her British horror film The Godsend (1980) was opened in the U.S. Beaumont arrived in Hollywood to seek work. She brought two cans of films she had previously worked on and met Aaron Spelling. (At the time, women were considered a “minority” under California law. The famed TV producer was pressured to hire women behind the camera.

Spelling didn’t bother to look at her films and asked her, “Can Goddamn Direct?” She replied, “Goddamn yes!” and was on board a plane that night to perform a 1980 ABC episode. Vega$.

Spelling hired her several more times, including on Dynasty She lobbied for her friend to be cast. Joan CollinsAs Alexis — Hart to Hart, Hotel, The Colbys, Beverly Hills, 90210, 7th Heaven And Melrose Place.

Beaumont was born in London, April 7, 1942. Her mother, Diana Beaumont was a leading lady of British films and plays. Her father, Gabriel Toyne was a stuntman, actor, and teacher to Laurence Olivier. Alec Guinness Sword fighting is an art form.

Beaumont studied at the BBC and was then an editor. He then went into the film industry as an assistant director and production manager, before producing horror films. The Johnstown Monster And The CorpseBoth were released in 1971. She also directed and produced dramas and documentaries for the BBC.

Later, Beaumont would direct telefilms, including 1981’s Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story 1993’s Riders, 1995’s The Other Woman She was awarded the 1998 Humanitas Prize and the Humanitas Prize. Diana: A Tribute To the People’s Princess.

She was the first woman to direct an episode on The CW. Star Trek 1989: The Next Generation episode “Booby Trap.” This episode was her seventh. She also worked on the show’s seven episodes. Deep Space Nine And Voyager.

Beaumont spent the last ten years of her life in Spain where she wrote and shot commercials. She recently adaptiert The King’s GeneralHer brother said that her cousin Daphne du Maurier wrote the 1946 book titled “The Book of Love”, as a miniseries.

She was married to Olaf Pooley, a British actor, screenwriter, artist and cinematographer. Surviving her are her brother and sister-in-law Esther Ewert, a former Disney executive.

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