Ted Post, the director best known for his work with Clint Eastwood on the Westerns Hang ‘Em High and Magnum Force died Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. He was 95.
Post was also known for directing many television series including Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, Peyton Place and Cagney and Lacey.
Born in Brooklyn in 1918, Post directed Eatwood in 24 episodes of the series Rawhide before Eastwood requested that he direct him in Hang ‘Em High in 1968.
However, Post reportedly fell out with Eastwood when he directed him in Magnum Force, and later blamed Eastwood for the decline in his career, saying Eastwood directed more of that film that Post did, reports the BBC.
"I believe that Clint became afflicted with a touch of
megalomania," he told one interviewer. "Clint's greed and ego began
to affect his sensitivity and judgment."
Post’s last film - 4 Faces – was released in 1999.
Post is survived by his wife, Thelma, two children and four grandchildren. His funeral is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. on Friday at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles.