Larry Lancit is a distinguished director, producer, and writer, whose work in the television and film industry has spanned more than four decades, earning him several awards and nominations.
His prolific career in the entertainment industry began in the early 1970s, when he joined the staff of the PBS series Sesame Street as a director. He is best remembered as the director of the critically-acclaimed television movie, “Free to Be… You and Me”, which he also co-wrote with Marlo Thomas.
In the 1980s, Lancit continued to work as a director and producer in television, helming a number of popular series, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, and Family Ties. During this period, he also directed the feature film, “My Stepmother is an Alien”, starring Steve Guttenberg and Kim Basinger.
In the 1990s, Lancit returned to directing television movies, such as “The Promise”, starring James Garner and Louis Gossett, Jr., and “The Man Without a Face”, starring Mel Gibson. He then went on to direct two films based on the works of author Danielle Steel, “No Greater Love” and “Heartbeat”.
In the 2000s, Lancit continued to direct and produce television movies. He was also a producer of the television series, “The Book of Daniel”.
Throughout his career, Lancit has earned several awards and nominations, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children’s Special for “Free to Be… You and Me”, and a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for “The Promise”. He was also nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for “The Man Without a Face”.
Larry Lancit’s legacy in the entertainment industry is one of great success and achievement, and his body of work stands as a testament to his skill and creativity. He has been an inspiration to many in the industry, and his influence will continue to be felt for years to come.