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


His penultimate show was entitled "Michael Todd's Peep Show", running at the Winter Garden Theatre, from June 28, 1950 to February 24, 1951, for a total of 278 performances. The music and lyrics for this musical revue, which featured female nudity, were by 'Prince Chakrband Bhumibol', who became the King of Thailand! In Art Cohn's posthumous biography of Todd, "The Nine Lives of Mike Todd", it is... See more »


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