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John Rich Dies At 86

Movie director John Rich has passed away at the age of 86. He directed "Easy Come Easy Go" and "Roustabout" for Elvis. Rich, who won two Emmy Awards while directing and producing "All in the Family" during its first four years, died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles after a brief illness, said Sahar Moridani, a Directors Guild of America spokeswoman. He is survived by his wife Patricia, three children and eight grandchildren.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Feb 1, 2012
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Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 6, 2012report abuse
Snowplow, never knew that. Thanks for adding this valuable information.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2012report abuse
Roustabout was an influential movie, clips of it appeared in Bowie's, Man who fell to earth film, while he the alien is watching dozens of tvs simultaneously. Eat the Peach is another film that features scenes from Roustabout, a movie about two guys who want to construct a wall of death after watching Roustabout, quite a good show. Most people claim to hate Easy come, easy go but i always liked the songs, You gotta stop, Love machine and the others except the yoga song, which is only funny if you hear it every decade or so, so never heard of John Rich till now. R.I.P. I enjoyed his two movies with Elvis even if Elvis didn't particularly dig making them, but he had a whole industry of people to support, i guess.
hillbillycatlover (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Condolences to the family ~ there are some wonderful moments in both movies. Elvis was appreciative of working with Joan Freeman and Jack Albertson again and veteran actors Barbara Stanwyk and Pat Harrington, Jr. I especially love "It's a Wonderful World," "I'll Take Love" and his being allowed to sing "Sing You Children." John Rich did a great job with "All in the Family."
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2012report abuse
Roustabout at least looked like a real movie, but I find it difficult to use the word "direct" about his "work" with "Easy Come Easy Go". Did Mr Rich succeed in making any real movies?

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