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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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Stage Play: Up in Central Park. Musical comedy. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Grace Houston and Ernest Schrapps. Lighting Design by ... See more »

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


Co-developed the Todd A-O sound system. See more »


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