Ellen Gittelsohn (born April 12, 1945) served as a house director for A Different World for 15 episodes in Seasons 1 and 2. She has also been credited under the name Ellen Falcon, despite the popular belief that she and Ellen Falcon are two different people.[1]

Since the 1980s, Gittelsohn has amassed a number of television credits. Some of them include The Cosby Show, , Newhart, Mary, 227, Roseanne, Major Dad, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, FriendsReba, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Everybody Loves RaymondDharma and Greg, One on One, The Suite Life on Deck, and Half & Half.[2][3]

In 1984, Gittelsohn earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the short-lived, but critically acclaimed NBC-TV sitcom series Buffalo Bill which starred Dabney Coleman.[4]


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  2. Ellen Gittelsohn Biography ((?)-). Retrieved on March 9, 2010.
  3. Ellen Falcon Biography ((?)-). Retrieved on March 9, 2010.
  4. Ellen Gittelsohn at Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved on March 9, 2010.

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