Daniel McCauley

Assistant director

Daniel McCauley, an assistant director in film and TV, died in Burbank, Calif. On Nov. 22. He was 88.

Born in El Paso, Texas, he began working in the film industry in 1935 as an apprentice at Columbia Pictures, and later worked for many years at Paramount.

His film credits include “The Greatest Show on Earth,” “The Ten Commandments,” “A Place in the Sun,” “Vertigo,” “To Catch a Thief” and “The Wrong Man.”

On television, he worked as first assistant and unit director on “Hawaii 5-0.” Other film credits include “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Soylent Green” and “The Last Detail.” He retired in 1982.

He is survived by his wife Virginia, two daughters, a grandchild and a great-grandchild, and three sisters.

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