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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:

Star and Garter (1942). Musical revue. "Star and Garter Girls," "For A Quarter" and "Turkish Oomph" music by Lester Lee. "Star and Garter Girls," "For A Quarter" and "Turkish Oomph" lyrics by Jerry Seelen. "The Bunny" music by Harold Rome. "The Bunny" lyrics by Harold J. Rome. "The Girl on the Police Gazette" and "Blues in the ... 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:

He had committed himself to provide financial backing for Laurence Olivier's most cherished project, a film of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", shortly before his fatal plane crash. But after Todd's death, the funding didn't come through and Olivier was forced to abandon the project. See more »

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Mike Todd

Star Sign:

Cancer

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