Edit
Porgy and Bess (1959) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Otto Preminger
Rouben Mamoulian ... (uncredited)

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Dorothy Heyward ... (play)
DuBose Heyward ... (libretto)
DuBose Heyward ... (play)
N. Richard Nash ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

...
...
...
...
...
Leslie Scott ...
...
Ruth Attaway ...
...
Detective
...
Peter
Everdinne Wilson ...
Annie
Joel Fluellen ...
Earl Jackson ...
Moses LaMarr ...
Margaret Hairston ...
Lily
...
Jim
Antoine Durousseau ...
Helen Thigpen ...
Vince Townsend ...
Elderly man
Bill Walker ...
Undertaker (as William Walker)
Roy Glenn ...
Maurice Manson ...
Coroner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Crabman
Adele Addison ...
Bess (singing voice) (uncredited)
...
Dancer (uncredited)
...
Dancer (uncredited)
Inez Matthews ...
Serena (singing voice) (uncredited)
Robert McFerrin ...
Porgy (singing voice) (uncredited)
...
Dancer (uncredited)
Loulie Jean Norman ...
Clara (singing voice) (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Produced by 

Samuel Goldwyn ... producer

Music by 

George Gershwin

Cinematography by 

Leon Shamroy

Film Editing by 

Daniel Mandell

Production Design by 

Oliver Smith

Art Direction by 

Serge Krizman
Joseph C. Wright

Set Decoration by 

Howard Bristol

Costume Design by 

Irene Sharaff

Makeup Department 

Layne Britton ... makeup artist
Frank McCoy ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Paul Helmick ... assistant director

Sound Department 

Don Hall ... supervising sound editor
Fred Lau ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department 

Al St. Hilaire ... still photographer
Phil Stern ... still photographer (as Philip Stern)
Bert Chaliacombe ... electrical assistant (uncredited)
Gjon Mili ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Joe King ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department 

Pete Candoli ... musician: trumpet
Frank Capp ... musician: percussion
Benny Carter ... musician: reeds
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... music associate
Robert Franklyn ... orchestrator
Russ Freeman ... musician: piano
Ira Gershwin ... lyricist
Willis Holman ... musician: reeds
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion
Dave Pell ... musician: reeds
André Previn ... conductor / music supervisor
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator
Bud Shank ... musician: reeds
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone
Albert Woodbury ... orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)
André Previn ... music adaptor (uncredited)

Other crew 

Joe Hyams ... publicist / unit publicist
Hermes Pan ... choreographer

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Box Office/Business | Company Credits | Filming Locations | Technical Specs | Literature

Contribute to This Page