- Associated Press - Thursday, October 7, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Roy Ward-Baker, the British director best known for “A Night to Remember,” the 1958 movie about the Titanic disaster, has died. He was 93.

His son Nicholas Baker says the director died peacefully in his sleep at a London hospital on Tuesday.

Roy Ward-Baker started out as an assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” in London in 1938. After serving in the army during World War II, he went to Hollywood where he directed Marilyn Monroe in the 1952 movie “Don’t Bother to Knock.”

He later returned to England where he directed many television dramas, including adventure series “The Avengers.”


He remains best known for “A Night to Remember,” which recounted the final night aboard the Titanic.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. corrects date of “Don’t Bother to Knock” to 1952. This story is part of AP’s general news and entertainment services.)