Louis 'Duke' Goldstone was born in Omaha, NE on January 17, 1914. He attended the University of Nebraska. Goldstone started
his film career as a property man at Universal during the silent film era. He worked as editor and then director at Paramount,
RKO, and Pathe, working mostly on short films. In the 1940s he began his association with George Pal working as editor on
The Great Rupert, and
Puppetoons. In the early 1950s he went into television and working for Swift-Chaplin Productions, he directed classic animated commercials
featuring such characters as Speedy Alka-Seltzer, the Hamm's Bear and the Jolly Green Giant. He directed popular television
variety shows for Liberace, Frankie Laine, Horace Heidt, Connie Haines and Florian Zabach, and Betty White's first situation
Life With Elizabeth. Additionally in the early 1950s, he wrote, produced and directed Snader Telescriptions, television's first music videos.
In 1965, he established an industrial film company, RFG Associates, and for the next 30 years produced hundreds of commercial
and educational films. Goldstone died in Los Angeles, on April 16, 1998 from heart failure.
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