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

He produced William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Maurice Evans (Hamlet); Doris Lloyd; Philip Foster; Henry Edwards; Emmett Rogers; Miles Malleson; Pamela Conroy; John Hetherington; George Habib; Bruce Gordon; Nelson Leigh; Donald Somers; Alex Courtney; William Nichols; Neva ... 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.

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His and Elizabeth Taylor's daughter Elizabeth Frances "Liza" was born by emergency c section six weeks early on August 6th 1957 weighing 4 lbs 14 oz. See more »

Nickname:

Mike Todd

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Cancer

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