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Leland Hayward (1902–1971)

Leland Hayward was born on September 13, 1902 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA as William Leland Hayward. He is known for his work on The Sound of Music (1965), Mister Roberts (1955) and The Old Man and the Sea (1958). He was married to Pamela Harriman, Mary Raye "Nancy" Gross, Margaret Sullavan and Inez (Lola) Gibbs. He died on March 18, 1971 in ... See full bio »

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 1965 The Sound of Music (originally produced on the stage by)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie (stage producer)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (stage producer)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark (stage producer)
 1962 Gypsy (producer: stage play)
 1960 Who Was That Lady? (stage producer: New York)
 1958 South Pacific (originally produced on the stage by)
 1955 Mister Roberts (produced on the stage by)
 1953 Call Me Madam (stage producer)
 1948 State of the Union (stage producer)
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Stage Play: South Pacific. Musical drama. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical staging by Joshua Logan. Scenic Design ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

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As a theatrical producer, Hayward was active and extraordinarily successful on Broadway between 1944-1971. Many of his Broadway productions were adapted into highly successful films. These include Mister Roberts (1955), South Pacific (1958) and the blockbuster hit The Sound of Music (1965). See more »

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