Dwight Hemion, who directed the 1977 CBS Special "Elvis In Concert" has died aged 81. Dwight Hemion created a legacy of television specials, with an exhaustive list of shows featuring Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Pavarotti, Sammy Davis Jr., John Wayne, Barbara Streisand and Ann Margret.
He was the record-holder for the most Emmy Award nominations; 47 winning 18, and five Directors Guild of America Awards. He was a pioneer in televised concerts and variety specials. For much of his career he worked closely with producer Gary Smit.
The "Elvis In Concert" special was filmed just six weeks before the singer’s death and although the show was original broadcast on television, it has never been officially released on video or DVD.
Source: Various / Updated: Feb 1, 2008