Kotcheff, Ted

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Kotcheff, Ted Gender: M
born on 7 April 1931 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Toronto, Canada, 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°34' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°54 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°37'


Canadian film maker and director whose film, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" was the first Canadian film to win an international award (the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival). Perhaps his best-known directorial effort was "First Blood," the 1982 film starring Sylvester Stallone. His films ranged from comedies to dramas.

Kotcheff was the youngest director for Canadian television when at age 24 he began directing programs for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company). Two years later he moved to England where he worked until 1972. He then returned to Canada where he made "…Duddy Kravitz."

He was married to Sylvia Kay from 1960-1972 when they divorced after having three children. He later married Laifun Chung and together they had two children.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Sylvia Kay)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1972 (From Kay)

Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes him 1996, given in The Canadian Astrology Collection.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Top ten Canadian directors)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)