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Joshua Logan (I) (1908–1988)

Joshua Logan started directing plays while he was still at Princeton and among the first actors he directed were Henry Fonda and James Stewart. His graduation from Princeton was delayed to accompany a classmate to Russia to study with Konstantin Stanislavski, inventor of "method acting". Stanislavsko told him, "To be truly creative you must find ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mister Roberts
(1955)
South Pacific
South Pacific Writer
(1958)
Fanny
Fanny Writer
(1961)
Ensign Pulver
Ensign Pulver Writer
(1964)

Filmography

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 2010 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- South Pacific (2010) ... (play)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (book by - 1 episode)
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1984 Mister Roberts (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (based on a play by) / (screenplay)
 1961 Fanny (play)
 1958 South Pacific (adapted from the play "South Pacific")
 1956 Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Mister Roberts (based on the play by) / (screenplay)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... (play)
 1943 Higher and Higher (book of musical play)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Wisteria Trees. Drama. Written by Joshua Logan. Based on "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Musical arrangements by Lehman Engel. Directed by Joshua Logan. Martin Beck Theatre: 29 Mar 1950- 16 Sep 1950 (165 performances). Cast: Helen Hayes, Walter Abel, Peggy Conklin, Kent ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joshua Lockwood Logan
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[As a perfectionist who strove for naturalism among his actors] When people tell me the direction was wonderful, I know I've failed. The audience should be entranced, hypnotized, transported like children listening to a fairy tale. The individual actor, playwright, or director who breaks the spell by drawing attention to himself and crowing 'See how clever I am!' is a crook. See more »

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Directed José Ferrer in his first major role, the title role in Charley's Aunt. He was subsequently called on by Ferrer to act as a "play doctor" in his first production of Cyrano de Bergerac in 1946. Mel Ferrer was directing, but so openly despised the play that he had inserted several absurd bits of staging in order to downplay the more sentimental aspects. Logan removed all of these, and the ... See more »

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