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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Man from Cairo (1938). Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble, with Helen Chandler and Charles Adler, 1938. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Killed, along with journalist Art Cohn, when his private plane went down in a blizzard just outside of Albequerque, New Mexico. The plane's ironic name was "The Lucky Liz". See more »

Nickname:

Mike Todd

Star Sign:

Cancer

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