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Michael Shurtleff (1920–2007)

Michael Shurtleff was born on July 3, 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Charles Gordon Shurtleff. He is known for his work on 1776 (1972), I Heard the Mermaids Singing (2008) and Call Me by My Rightful Name (1972). He died on January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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1776 Casting Director
East Side/West Side
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 1963-1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series) (casting consultant - 9 episodes)
- Don't Grow Old (1964) ... (casting consultant)
- It's War, Man (1964) ... (casting consultant)
- One Drink at a Time (1964) ... (casting consultant)
- No Hiding Place (1963) ... (casting consultant)
- No Wings at All (1963) ... (casting consultant)
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 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (uncredited)
 1972 1776
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
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 1994 Shurtleff on Acting (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 The Paul Ryan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.157 ... Himself

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Book: Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part. ISBN-10 0802772404; ISBN-13 978-0802772404.

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A man of immense stature in the theatrical world, Michael Shurtleff was the casting director for many of David Merrick's Broadway productions; he also worked with Bob Fosse and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Shurtleff later established an independent casting service (Casting Consultants)and in 1978 published a book entitled "Audition", which was described as a practical guide to the tryout process for ... See more »

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