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Martin Ritt (1914–1990)


Martin Ritt, one of the best and most sensitive American filmmakers of all time, was a director, actor and playwright who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City. His films reflect, like almost none other, a profound and intimate humane vision of his characters. He originally attended and played football for Elon College in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hud
Hud Director
(1963)
Norma Rae
Norma Rae Director
(1979)
Cross Creek
Cross Creek Director
(1983)

Filmography

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 1987 Nuts
 1985 Murphy's Romance (directed by)
 1983 Cross Creek
 1981 Back Roads
 1979 Norma Rae
 1976 The Front
 1974 Conrack
 1972 Sounder
 1967 Hombre
 1964 The Outrage
 1963 Hud
 1961 Paris Blues
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Split Second (1953)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1950-1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Of Human Bondage (1951)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Flowering Peach" by Clifford Odets on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pfc. Martin Ritt
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Personal Quote:

[on Paul Newman] A cool sexuality that is unique in the American cinema -- an amused quality and a high promise of sex and danger. See more »

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Many of his films dealt with human relationships and social issues reflecting his own strongly-held viewpoints (particularly in regard to racism and unions). See more »

Nickname:

Marty

Star Sign:

Pisces

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