was born in Brooklyn, New
York. He joined the US
Navy and, after serving, moved to Los Angeles,
California, to become a
movie star. He studied acting under the GI
Bill, where he did plays, and was
fortunate enough to get co-starring roles in
popular TV shows, including
one in which he played opposite Academy Award
Winner, Lee Marvin, in
an episode of MSquad. Stan acted under the names
of Mark Douglas and
Marcus Dyrector. Eventually he decided to
use his genuine birth
name. While still a young man, Stanley
turned to writing for television
and the theatre.
His TV credits include "Wagon Train", "Slattery's People", etc.
When he met and married his wife, Joyce, they teamed up and wrote for
daytime TV soaps, on ABC. They also wrote hour radio dramas and
comedies for Sears Radio Theatre, and Mutual
Back in the day, Stan wrote a two-act Vietnam
era play called "A Pelican
of the Wilderness" which LA TIMES critic John
Mahoney called "Outstanding."
His award-winning interview show called
"The Stanley Dyrector
Show" can be seen in various locales, and on the
Internet. Stan's book,
"Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist:
Conversations With Participants"
is published by BearManor. He and his wife
"Marilyn Monroe and Phil" is based upon an
amusing true story of Marilyn Monroe.
"The Other JFK" is based on a true event in
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