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Martin Ritt (I) (1914–1990)

Martin Ritt was born on March 2, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Hud (1963), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) and Norma Rae (1979). He died on December 8, 1990 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 Nuts
 1983 Cross Creek
 1981 Back Roads
 1979 Norma Rae
 1976 The Front
 1974 Conrack
 1972 Sounder
 1967 Hombre
 1964 The Outrage
 1963 Hud
 1961 Paris Blues
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Split Second (1953)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950-1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Of Human Bondage (1951)
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Stage Play: Set My People Free. Written by Dorothy Heyward. Directed by Martin Ritt. Hudson Theatre: 3 Nov 1948- 27 Nov 1948 (29 performances). Cast: Somar Alberg (as "Trader Henri"), Thomas Anderson (as "Jesse Blackwood"), Edith Atuka-Reid (as "Tina"), Harry Bolden (as "Belleisle"), Alonzo Bozan (as "Pompey"), John Bouie (as "Perault ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you DO with it that counts. See more »

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Directed 13 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Melvyn Douglas, Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Richard Burton, James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Geraldine Page, Sally Field, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard and James Garner. Neal, Douglas and Field won Oscars for their performances in one of Ritt's movies. See more »

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