A Christmas Story director killed in car crash
A Christmas Story is right up there with A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer as a TV staple every holiday season. TNT even devotes an entire day to showing the movie over and over again.
Bob Clark, the director of the movie, was killed earlier this morning in a car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Also killed in the crash was his 22 year-old son. Their car was hit head-on by a man that police have arrested for drunk driving.
Besides A Christmas Story, Clark also directed the first two movies in the Porky's series (the first of which Howard Stern wants to remake), and also directed the original Black Christmas (which was remade last year), Turk 182, Baby Geniuses, Rhinstone, Tribute, Breaking Point, and Murder By Decree. On TV he directed an episode of Amazing Stories and wrote episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard.
Clark was 65.