Wednesday, September 07, 2011
On the passing of Charles Dubin
Charles was the consummate gentleman. Always soft-spoken and unflappable. You hear of actors claiming someone is an “actor’s director” or writers saying someone is a “writer’s director”. Charles Dubin was one of the few who was truly both.
You’ll probably be reading tributes over the next few days. Believe me, they’ll all be genuine.
His credits go way back to the ‘50s. Although it’s a name you might not know, Charles Dubin has had as large an imprint on the television industry as anyone who ever worked in it.
And he was such a gentleman!
The last time I saw Charles was in November. We were both panelists at a MASH seminar. Even in his 90’s he was sharp and funny and I remember thinking, “what an absolute treasure”. I kept hoping he would get all the questions because I so loved hearing his answers.
Charles Dubin was a “mensch’s director”. May his work be seen for another 92 years.