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Warren, Mark Edward III

(born: September 24, 1938  -  died: January 11, 1999) 

Mark Edward Warren, III was born in Harrodsburg, KY, the son of Mark E. Warren, Jr. and Mary Wade Warren. Their son Mark attended Lincoln Institute, then enlisted in the military and was a disc jockey the last couple years of his service in Ottawa, Canada. After his discharge, Warren was an actor and a television producer and writer.

Warren had played the role of Hoon Driver in The Big Steal. He directed the movie Come Back Charleston Blue. Warren had began his career in Toronto with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He had also served as a professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

For more see James Doussard, "Harrordsburg native: Warren, new 'Laugh-In director, rose swiftly," The Courier-Journal, 04/03/1969, p.C.2; Who's Who Among African Americans (1999); Who's Who in Entertainment, 2nd ed.; From Beautiful Downtown Burbank by H. Erickson; and "Mark Warren, 60, tv and film director," New York Times, 1/25/1999, p. A21.

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