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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)

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 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)
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 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
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He directed Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence play, "Auntie Mame," first at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio and closed at the Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Eve Arden, Benay Venuta, Brooks West, Dorothy Blackburn, David Lewis, Florence McMichael, Manning Ross, Elizabeth Talbot-Martin, Ray Fulmer, Jacqueline ... See more »

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Survived by two sisters: Lillian Nath of Englewood, NJ and Mrs. Edward Gordy of Atlantic City. See more »

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Tec

Star Sign:

Pisces

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