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Mike Todd (XX) (1907–1958)

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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Known For

Mexican Hayride Additional Crew
Up in Central Park Additional Crew


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 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (producer - as Michael Todd)
 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (executive producer - as Michael Todd)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (producer - as Michael Todd)
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Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Up in Central Park. Musical comedy (revival). Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Directed by John Kennedy. City Center: 19 May 1947- 31 May 1947 (16 performances). Produced by Mike Todd. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Todd


5' 5½" (1.66 m)


Elizabeth Taylor  (his death)  (1 child) | 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.


His biographer, Art Cohn, died with him in the plane crash that took Todd's life. The biography was nearly finished and was completed by Cohn's wife and published as "The Nine Lives of Mike Todd" in 1958. See more »

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