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Chester Erskine (1905–1986)

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In New York from 1925. Had a brief stint with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, followed by various jobs on Broadway. Asked to direct an all-black revue, "Harlem", in February 1929. Continued directing for the theatre until 1942. Arrived in Hollywood in 1932, working as writer, producer and director until 1959. Best known for his popular ...

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 1959 The Wonderful Country (producer)
  TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (producer - 26 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (executive producer - 16 episodes, 1955 - 1956)
- Go Fight City Hall (1956) ... (producer)
- The Old, Old Story (1956) ... (producer)
- The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith (1956) ... (producer)
- No Horse, No Wife, No Mustache (1956) ... (producer)
- Lost, Strayed, and Lonely (1956) ... (executive producer)
 1954 Witness to Murder (producer)
 1949 Take One False Step (producer)
 1948 All My Sons (produced for the screen by)
 1947 The Egg and I (producer)
 1934 Midnight (producer - uncredited)
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Stage: Directed "Stepdaughters of War" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Kenyon Nicholson, from the novel of Evadne Price (credited as "Helen Zenna Smith"). Empire Theatre: 6 Oct 1930-Oct 1930 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast included: Katharine Alexander, Mary Arbenz, Viola Frayne, Eda Heinemann (as "The Commandant"), Olive ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Chester Erskin
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In New York from 1925. Had a brief stint with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, followed by various jobs on Broadway. Asked to direct an all-black revue, "Harlem", in February 1929. Continued directing for the theatre until 1942. Arrived in Hollywood in 1932, working as writer, producer and director until 1959. Best known for his popular bucolic comedy The Egg and I (1947), starring ... See more »

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Chet

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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