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Morton DaCosta (1914–1989)

Philadelphia-born Morton DaCosta started his career as a stage actor in 1942, and by 1950 had become a respected stage director, both in stock theater and on Broadway. His short film career consisted of a pair of successful adaptations of Broadway successes, ("The Music Man" and "Auntie Mame") and one less successful film ("Island of Love"), after ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Music Man
The Music Man Director
(1962)
Auntie Mame
Auntie Mame Director
(1958)
Island of Love
Island of Love Director
(1963)
Plain and Fancy
Plain and Fancy Director
(1956)

Filmography

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 1962 The Music Man
 1958 Auntie Mame
 1956 Plain and Fancy (TV Movie)
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 1963 Island of Love (producer)
 1962 The Music Man (producer)
 1958 Auntie Mame (producer - uncredited)
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 1958 Auntie Mame
Edwin Dennis (voice, uncredited)
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
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Stage Play: Saratoga. Musical. Dramatized by Morton DaCosta. Based on "Saratoga Trunk" by Edna Ferber. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Musical Director: Jerry Arlen. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot. Scenic Design by Cecil Beaton. Choreographed... See more »

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Director for "The Music Man."

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