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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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 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: No Time for Sergeants. Comedy. Written by Ira Levin. Adapted from the novel by Mac Hyman. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Morton DaCosta. Alvin Theatre: 20 Oct 1955- 14 Sep 1957 (796 performances). Cast: Carl Albertson (as "Inductee/Lt. Gardella/Co-Pilot"), Royal Beal (as "General Pollard"), Floyd Buckley (as "Pa ... 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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