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Richard Condon (I) (1915–1996)

Richard Condon was born on March 18, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Thomas Condon. He is known for his work on Prizzi's Honor (1985), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). He was married to Evelyn Hunt. He died on April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 81) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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 2004 The Manchurian Candidate (novel)
 1985 Prizzi's Honor (novel) / (screenplay)
 1979 Winter Kills (book)
 1969 A Talent for Loving (novel "A Talent For Loving")
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate (based upon a novel by)
 1961 The Happy Thieves (novel "The Oldest Confession")
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 1957 The Pride and the Passion (publicist - uncredited)
 1956 The King and Four Queens (publicist - uncredited)
 1953 The Joe Louis Story (publicist - uncredited)
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 1951 Flying Leathernecks
1st Pilot Replacement (uncredited)
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 1986 Morning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 21 September 1986 (1986) ... Himself

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Stage: Associate Producer on "Stalag 17" on Broadway. Comedy/melodrama. Written by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski. Scenic / Lighting Design by John Robert Lloyd. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. General Manager: Milton Baron. Company Manager: J.R. Williams. Production Stage Manager: Buford Armitage. Stage Manager: Earl J. Brisgal. ... See more »

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Condon's 1958 novel, "The Oldest Confession", about an art thief, was inspired by paintings he saw during the filming of The Pride and the Passion (1957), at El Escorial outside Madrid. In the vestry, the film lighting showed paintings by Goya, Velasquez, and El Greco high on the wall, which otherwise were not visible. His novel was adapted into the film The Happy Thieves (1961), starring Rex ... See more »

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