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Michael Todd (I) (1909–1958)


Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He joined forces with the American Optical Co. and ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (producer)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Something for the Boys. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Choral arrangements by William Parson. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett, Don Walker and Ted Royal. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Billy Livingston. Assistant ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.

Trivia:

His biographer, Art Cohn, died with him in the plane crash that took Todd's life. The biography was nearly finished and was completed by Cohn's wife and published as "The Nine Lives of Mike Todd" in 1958. See more »

Nickname:

Mike Todd

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Cancer

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