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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:

Hamlet (1946). Tragedy (revival). Based on William Shakespeare. Written by Maurice Evans. Music by Roger Adams. Directed by George Schaefer. City Center: 3 Jun 1946- 15 Jun 1946 (16 performances). Cast: Robert Berger, Blanche Collins, Booth Colman, Whitfield Connor (as "Horatio, friend to Hamlet"), Lili Darvas, Alan Dreeben, ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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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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Todd had previously (1946) produced an elaborate Broadway musical version of "Around the World in 80 Days." Despite mammoth production values, a Cole Porter score and a cast headed by Orson Welles as Phineas Fogg, it was a notorious, costly failure, losing nearly all of the money invested in it. See more »

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