Legendary Director, Marvin Chomsky, dies

Marvin Chomsky was a famous American Director, Producer, and Art Director who worked both in television and film. A four-time Emmy Award winner, he directed landmark historical TV dramas and the movie “Inside the Third Reich.”

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Marvin Chomsky, Director of ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust,’ Dies at 92

Marvin Chomsky, American Director and an Emmy Award-winning director renowned for his work on historical dramas, including the blockbuster mini-series “Roots” and “Holocaust,” died on March 28 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 92.

His son Eric confirmed the death, in hospice care in a retirement community.

How old is Marvin Chomsky? His age, family, and Early life

Marvin Chomsky was 92 years old. He was born on 23 May, 1929 in New York City, USA.

Noam Chomsky, cousin of Marvin Chomsky.

While he was studying in Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, he began working in radio, and later on, for a television show aimed at teenagers.

Marvin Chomsky Net worth/Income

Marvin J. Chomsky’s income source is mostly from being a successful Director. His net worth is estimated around $1 Million – $5 Million.

Marvin Chomsky’s Girlfriend Affairs and Relationships

Chomsky was married twice, first to Tobye Kaplan, until their divorce, and then to Christa Baum, from whom he was separated at the time of his death. 

He had three sons, including Peter Chomsky, who is also a television producer. He was a cousin of linguist Noam Chomsky.

Marvin Chomsky Career

Marvin Chomsky also served in the U.S. Army, before pursuing a career in film and television. His early jobs included work as an art directorset decorator, and producer.

Chomsky was a prolific television director, and his career spanned from 1964 to 1995. During the late 1960s, Chomsky directed episodes of The Wild Wild West. He also directed episodes of Star TrekGunsmoke, and Hawaii Five-O. He also directed made-for-TV movies such as Brink’s: The Great Robbery (1976), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Attica (1980) and Billionaire Boys Club (1987).

During the 1970s, Chomsky served as one of the directors for the miniseries Roots (1977), and he worked on other miniseries such as Holocaust (1978), Inside the Third Reich (1982) and Peter the Great (1986). He directed Vanessa Redgrave in the 1982 TV movie, My Body, My Child, the miniseries The Brotherhood of the Rose (1989) with Robert MitchumPeter Strauss and David Morse, and the TV movie Catherine the Great (1995), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.

His feature film directing credits include Evel Knievel (1971), Live A Little, Steal A Lot (1975), Mackintosh and T.J. (1976), Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) and Tank (1984).


Chomsky was the winner of Four Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Holocaust in 1978, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Attica in 1980 and for Inside the Third Reich in 1982, and Outstanding Miniseries Peter the Great in 1986.

Marvin Chomsky Education

Marvin Chomsky attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in speech in 1950 and from Stanford University with a master’s degree in drama the following year.

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Marvin Chomsky’s social media

Chomsky is not active on social media. His social account has not been identified. We will update this section as soon as information is available.

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Relationship StatusChrista Baum