|Maury Dexter served as a "house director" for both "Little House" and " Highway to Heaven" TV shows.|
|Birthname:||Morris Gene Poindexter|
|Born:||June 12, 1927|
|Birthplace:||Paris, Arkansas U.S.|
|Died:||May 28, 2017(aged 90)|
|Deathplace:||Simi Valley, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||TV and film producer, director and actor|
|Years active:||1946 - 1991|
|Best known for:||Directorial work for Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven TV shows|
|Job on/with series/film:||Director|
|Appeared on/involved with:||Little House on the Prairie|
|Episodes involved with/appearances:||73 in series|
Life and career
Born Morris Gene Poindexter in Paris, Arkansas to William Henry and Emma (neé Foster) Poindexter, Maury has three brothers, Foster , William, Jr. and James.
Dexter got his start as an actor in The Three Stooges short, Uncivil War Birds (1946).
A member of the Director's Guild of America (DGA) since 1956, Maury once directed 20 films in a year's time for 20th Century Fox. By the 1960's, he had his own production company, but the apex of his career came when he became a director for Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven.
Dexter died in Simi Valley, California at the age of 89.
- Walk Tall (1960)
- Young Guns of Texas (1962)
- The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)
- The Young Swingers (1963)
- House of the Dammed (1963)
- Surf Party (1965)
- Django the Condemned (1967)
- The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
- Maryjane (1968)