ANDY SIDARIS DIED MAR. 7, 2007
Emmy-winning director Andy Sidaris died of throat cancer at age 76.
Andy Sidaris succeeded in two genres. He was a pioneering TV sports director, directing episodes of ABCs Wide World of Sports for a quarter century. His direction of the controversial 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City won him an Emmy award.
Most people, however, remember Andy Sidaris for his boob-filled action films. Mr. Sidaris developed a loyal following for the dozen films he directed aimed at a young male audience.
With a stable of actresses that included: Julie Strain, Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez, and countless others, Andy Sidaris turned out plenty of thrillers with plenty of T&A. Think Charlie’s Angels with a healthy libido and Russ Meyer’s eye for cleavage.
Andy wrote a book about his cinematic endeavors, Bullets, Bombs and Babes: The Films of Andy Sidaris.