|Occupation:||Television director and producer, art director, and production designer|
|Birth name:||Claudio Elias Guzmán|
|Date of birth:||2 August 1927|
|Born in:||Chillán, Ñuble, Biobío, Chile|
|Died:||12 July 2008(aged 80)|
|Died in:||Los Angeles, California|
|Spouse(s):||Martha J. McAuliffe (23 December 1981 - 2008) (his death) |
Anna Maria Alberghetti (12 September 1964 - 1974) (divorced) (2 children)
| Appeared on/in |
and/or involved with:
|I Dream of Jeannie|
|Number of episodes:||83 episodes as producer (Seasons 2-5)|
51 as director (Seasons 3-5)
Claudio Guzmán (2 August 1927 - 12 July 2008) was a Chilean-American television director, producer, art director, and production designer. He is perhaps best known for his work as director and producer of I Dream of Jeannie.
Guzmán was nominated for an Emmy Award for his art direction on the 1953-54 series Where's Raymond? (The Ray Bolger Show). He was also an art director at Desilu, on television shows such as Make Room for Daddy, The Real McCoys, and The Lucy Show.
In addition to I Dream of Jeannie, Claudio directed such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, The Fugitive, The Flying Nun, The Partridge Family, and Harper Valley P.T.A.. He was also an executive producer on the series Villa Alegre, for which he received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
He was married in 1964 to Anna Maria Alberghetti, with whom he had two daughters. His second daughter is Pilar Guzmán (born 1972), a food critic & lifestyle & home/garden columnist for the New York Times. Pilar graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English & Italian. Guzman and Alberghetti were divorced in 1974. In 1981 he married Martha J. McAuliffe; they remained married until his passing.