Theodore Joos

Born - Apr 10, 1883   |   Died - Jun 24, 1972   |   Genres - Children's/Family, Western

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A former stage actor, Theodore Joos entered films in the late 1910s as an assistant director at Universal. By 1919, billing himself Therdo Joos, he was directing future nightclub entertainer Texas Guinan in a series of Bulls Eye Westerns filmed in Bisbee, AZ, and released by low-budget Reelcraft. During the next three decades or so, he would function as production manager and/or assistant director on literally hundreds of low-budget genre films ranging from Tarzan the Fearless (1933) to the execrable sci-fi Mesa of Lost Women (1953). In his final years, Joos became a resident at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.