Elliot Silverstein was born in Boston and educated at Boston College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, then attended Yale School of Drama for a Masters degree in Fine Arts. He joined the faculty of Brandeis University and created its Theater Arts department. Additionally in his professional career, he directed live television for all the major networks in the 1960's, before his move to Los Angeles in 1963. Mr. Silverstein, an accomplished director, writer and advocate, has won numerous awards. He directed 'Cat Ballou' for Columbia Pictures in 1965.

It was nominated by the Directors Guild of America and won the Academy Award for Lee Marvin for best performance as well as the Award for best editing. Mr. Silverstein also won The Robert Aldrich Award from the Directors Guild of America, Medaille Beaumarchais from the Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques. He has also served on the National Board of the Directors Guild for 27 years and on the adjunct faculty of the University of Southern California Film School for 6 years. He is currently arranging financing for an independent film. Mr. Silverstein has generously donated his time, creative expertise, friendship and sponsored a D. I. A. L. S. T. A. R. T. client and her service/therapy/companion animal through a foundation to "put a smile" on her face with a wonderful all expenses paid vacation.


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