June 2, 2017
Maury Dexter died on 5/28/2017. Born Morris Gene Poindexter 6/12/1927 in Paris, Arkansas. Preceded in death by his mother Emma Foster Poindexter, father William Henry Poindexter and brothers Foster , William and James. He is survived by his niece Constance Durkin of Arkansas. A member of the Director's Guild since 1936, he once directed 20 films in a year's time for 20th Century Fox. By the 60's , he had his own production company, but the apex of his career came when he became a director for Michael Landon's "Little House on the Prairie" and " Highway to Heaven"
DEXTER, Maury (Morris Gene Poindexter)
Born: 6/12/1928, Paris, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Died: 5/28/2017, Simi Valley, California, U.S.A.
Maury Dexter’s westerns – producer, production manager, director, assistant director:
Frontier Gun – 1958 [assistant producer]
Lone Texas – 1959 [production manager]
Walk Tall – 1960 [producer]
The Purple Hills – 1961 [producer, director]
The Firebrand – 1962 [producer, director]
Young Guns of Texas – 1962 [producer, director]
The Outlaw of Red River – 1965 [director]
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1979-1983 [assistant director
Father Murphy (TV) – 1981-1983 [assistant director]
Little House: The Last Farewell (TV) – 1984 [assistant director]