What Happened to Star Trek Director Marvin J Chomsky at 92?
The Emmy winner has passed away in his sleep on Monday, according to his son Peter, but he gave no other information related to his father Marvin Chomsky’s cause of death. May he rest in peace.
Peter said: “Marvin Chomsky made a difference in our world using the medium of motion pictures to both entertain and educate viewers.”
His early jobs in the motion picture and television industries included work as a set decorator, art director, and producer.
Chomsky’s feature film directing credits include Mackintosh and T.J., Evel Knievel, Live A Little, Steal A Lot, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff, and Tank.
He was a prolific television director, and his professional career spanned from 1964 to 1995. Marvin directed eleven episodes of the television series The Wild Wild West during the late 1960s.
During the 1970s, he served as one of the directors for the miniseries Roots, and he worked on other miniseries such as Inside the Third Reich, Holocaust, and Peter the Great (1986).
The director also directed episodes of Star Trek and Gunsmoke. Besides directing individual episodes for television series, he directed made-for-TV movies such as Victory at Entebbe, Brinks: The Great Robbery, Attica, and Billionaire Boys Club.
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Marvin Chomsky’s Cause of Death is Behind Shadows
There is no special detail surrounding Marvin Chomsky’s cause of death. The four-time Emmy-winning director passed away in Santa Monica, California on Monday, March 28, 2022, at the age of 92.
Chomsky directed Vanessa Redgrave in the 1982 TV movie, My Body, My Child, the miniseries Brotherhood of the Rose with David Morse, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Strauss, and the TV movie Catherine the Great, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.
He was the winner of three Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Holocaust, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Attica in 1980, and for Inside the Third Reich.
The talented director was the father of Peter Chomsky, himself a television producer. He is survived by his sons Peter, David, and Eric, as well as his granddaughter Liliana.
After the heartbreaking news of his passing was revealed, tributes for the late director from friends and fans started to make the rounds on social media.
Ryan Britt wrote on Twitter, alongside a screenshot from the show: “RIP Marvin J. Chomsky. For #StarTrek people, he gave us this wonderfully romantic moment. I thought about this episode non-stop as a kid and I think it’s beautifully shot to this day.”
“RIP Marvin J. Chomsky. For #StarTrek people, he gave us this wonderfully romantic moment. I thought about this episode non-stop as a kid and I think it’s beautifully shot to this day,” Ryan Britt wrote on Twitter.
“Emmy winning director Marvin Chomsky has passed away at 92. Chomsky directed four eps of the original Star Trek, as well as numerous episodes of The Wild Wild West, Roots, and the final movie starring the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers. He will be missed,” one fan tweeted.
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