WHO`S WHO - American Radio History
WHO'S WHO
IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD
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TELEVISION: Movies: Sex and the Married Woman, Galileo
AARON, PAUL
Director, Producer, Writer.
THEATRE: B'way: Salvation, Paris Is Out, '70 Girls '70, Love Me
Galilei, Vaclav Havers 'Largo Desolato', A Season of Giants, The
First Circle, Journey to the Center of the Earth, II Caso Dozier,
Color of Justice, Esther, Noah's Ark, The Darkling, Un Dono semplice, Pompeii: The Last Day (narr. english version). Mini-series:
Dead Man's Walk, Promessi sposi, Dream West, Marco Polo.
Series: Love of Life, How to Survive a Marriage. Guest: More than
46 appearances.
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Love My Children, That's Entertainment, The Burnt Flowerbed.
PICTURES: A Different Story, A Force of One, The Octagon (cos.p.), Imperial Navy, Deadly Force, Maxie, Morgan Stewart's
Coming Home (director, as Alan Smithee) Home Front, Bill & Ted's
Bogus Journey (co -prod.), In Too Deep (prod., s.p.), Looking for
Sunday (prod.), Skills Like This (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Miracle Worker, Thin Ice, Maid in
America, When She Says No, Casebusters (exec. prod.), Save the
Dog!, In Love and War, Laurel Avenue (creator, co -writer, exec.
prod.), Untamed Love, Grand Avenue (creator, exec. prod.).
Series: Under One Roof (creator, co -writer, exec. prod.).
ABERNETHY, JACK
Executive. b. Kingston, NY, 1956. e. Georgetown Univ., B.A.,
1978; New York Univ., M.B.A., 1979. Abernethy began his career
at NBC, where he held a variety of executive finance management
positions over a 10 -year period: NBC-TV Stations Division, New
York, finance, 1980-84; WRC-TV Washington, director, finance &
operations, 1984-90; General Electric, v.p., finance & operations,
CNBC, 1990-1995, where he was instrumental in engineering the
purchase and integration of the Financial News Network. In 1996,
Abernethy joined FOX News as v.p. of business affairs and co -
launch manager for the network in 1996. He was senior v.p. of
finance & administration/CFO from 1998-2000; executive v.p.,
2000-2004. In Dec. 2004, Abernethy assumed his current position
as CEO of Fox Television Stations and now reports to Roger Ailes,
chairman & CEO of Fox News and chairman of Fox Television
Stations. Abernethy has assumed an integral role in the development and fall 2006 roll out of News Corp.'s new broadcast network: My Network TV.
ABRAHAM, F. MURRAY
Actor. r.n. Fahrid Murray Abraham. b. Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 24,
1939. e. U. of Texas, 1959-61; trained for stage at Herbert Berghof
Studios with Uta Hagen. First NY acting job was as Macy's Santa
Claus. Stage debut in Los Angeles in The Wonderful Ice Cream
Suit, 1965. New York debut in The Fantasticks, 1966. Full professor of theatre at CUNY Brooklyn College. Honorary Doctorate,
Ryder College.
THEATRE: Antigone (NYSF, 1982), Uncle Vanya (Obie,
LaMamma, etc.), The Golem (NYSF), Madwoman of Chaillot,
Othello, Cyrano, A Life in the Theatre, Sexual Perversity in
Chicago, Duck Variations, The David Show, Adaptation/Next,
Don't Drink the Water, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Where
Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, A Christmas Carol, The Seagull,
ABRAHAMS, JIM
Producer, Writer, Director. b. Shorewood, WI, May 10, 1944. e.
U. of Wisconsin. Former private investigator 1971, with friends
David and Jerry Zucker, opened the Kentucky Fried Theatre in
Madison, WI, a multimedia show specializing in live improvisational skits mixed with videotaped and film routines and sketches, with
the threesome writing and appearing in most. Opened new theatre
in Los Angeles in 1972 and developed large following. Co -wrote,
co-dir, and co -exec. prod. TV series Police Squad!
PICTURES: With Zuckers: The Kentucky Fried Movie (co-s.p.),
Airplaine! (co-dir., co -exec. prod., co-s.p. WGA Award 1981), Top
Secret! (co-dir, co-s.p.,co-exec. prod.), Ruthless People (co-dir.).
Also: Big Business (dir.), The Naked Gun (exec. prod., co-s.p.),
Cry -Baby (co -exec. prod.), Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael (dir),
The Naked Gun 2-1/2 (co -exec. prod.), Hot Shots! (dir, co-s.p.),
Hot Shots Part Deux!. (dir., co-s.p.), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final
Insult (co -exec. prod.), Jane Austen's Mafia! (dir., s.p.), Balls of
Courage, Scary Movie 4 (s.p.), Scary Movie 5 (writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: First Do No Harm (dir, prod.). Series: Police
Squad (s.p., Emmy nom. 1982).
ABRAHAMS, MORT
Producer, Writer, Actor. b. New York, NY, March 26, 1916. Dir.
programming, prod., NTA, 1958-60. Exec. prod. Cooga Mooga
Prod. Inc., 1960-61. Prod.: Target, The Corruptors 1961, Route 66,
1962-63; writer TV shows, 1963-64. Prod., Kraft Suspense
Theatre, 1965; prod., Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1965-66; exec. v.p.,
APJAC Prod., 1966; v.p. in charge of prod., Rastar Prods., 1969;
exec. prod. American Film Theatre & v.p. Ely Landau Organization,
in charge of West Coast prod., 1971-74. Member of Faculty and
prod. -in -residence, Center for Advanced Film and TV Studies of
A.F.I. Vice-pres. Alph Productions, 1993 -present.
PICTURES: Assoc. Prod.: Doctor Dolittle, Planet of the Apes, The
Chairman, Goodbye Mr Chips, Beneath the Planet of the Apes
(also s.p.). Exec. Prod.: Luther, Homecoming, The Man in the
Glass Booth, The Greek Tycoon, Hopscotch, The Chosen (exec.
in charge of prod.), Beatlemania (exec. in charge of. prod.), The
Deadly Game, Arch of Triumph, The Holcroft Covenant, Seven
Hours to Judgment.
TELEVISION: Movies: The House on Garibaldi Street. Series: Tom
Corbett, Space Cadet (also prod. supervisor), The Man from
U.N.C.L.E. (prod., prod. exec.), Windows, Tales of Tomorrow
(prod.). Documentary: Behind the Planet of the Apes (himself),
Landscape of the Body, 6 Rms Riv Vu, Survival of St. Joan, Scuba
Video: The Mercurian Invasion (prod. supervisor).
Frankie & Johnnie in the Claire De Lune, Twelfth Night, Macbeth,
A Midsummer's Night Dream, Waiting for Godot, King Lear Angels
in America: Millenium Aproaches/Perestroika, Little Murders, A
Month in the Country; also 5 Children's musicals, Theatreworks. A
Christmas Carol (2002).
PICTURES: They Might Be Giants (debut, 1971), Serpico, The
Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, All the President's
Men, The Ritz, Madman, The Big Fix, Scarface, Amadeus
(Academy Award, 1984), The Name of the Rose, Slipstream, The
ABRAMS, J.J.
Writer, Director, Producer, Composer, Actor. b. New York, June
27, 1966. e. Attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Favorite, Russicum (The Third Solution), An Innocent Man,
Television Music Awards 2005 Top TV Series Award (shared with
Michael Ciacchino); and in 2005 won two Emmys for the TV series
Lost, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (2004; pilot parts
1 and 2); and Outstanding Drama Series (2004) which he shared
with the show's producers.
Beyond the Stars, Eye of the Widow, The Bonfire of the Vanities,
Cadence, Mobsters, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, By
PICTURES: Composer: Nightbeast.
Business, Regarding Henry (also co -producer and actor), Forever
Duba, Teibele & Her Demon, The Ritz, Legend, Bad Habits,
the Sword, Last Action Hero, Sweet Killing, The Final Card,
Surviving the Game, Nostradamus, The Case, Jamila, Quiet Flows
the Dawn, Money, Dillinger and Capone, Mighty Aphrodite, Baby
Face Nelson, Looking for Richard, Children of the Revolution,
Eruption, Mimic, Star Trek: Insurrection, All New Adventures of
Laurel and Hardy: For Love or Mummy, Muppets from Space,
Excellent Cadavers, Finding Forrester, The Knights of the Quest,
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Cavalieri the fecero I'impressa, 13 Ghosts, Joshua, Papa Rua
Alguem 5555, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Quiet Flows the Don,
The Inquiry, A House Divided, The Stone Merchant, Come le
formiche, Camera: The Walking Mountain.
Currently chairman of Bad Robot, a production company based in
Burbank, CA. Abrams is the winner of ASCAP's Film and
Writer: Taking Care of
Young, Gone Fishin', Armageddon, Joy Ride (also producer),
Mission Impossible III (also dir), The Good Sailor (exec, prod.,
dir.). Producer. The Pallbearer, The Suburbans (also actor), The
Animated Alias: Tribunal (video short; exec. prod.), Star Trek XI
(also dlr.). Actor. Six Degrees Of Separation, Diabolique.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Catch (writer & exec. prod.), Six
Degrees (exec. prod.). Series: Felicity (writer, creator, director,
exec. prod. & composer), Alias (creator, writer, exec. prod. & composer of main theme, Emmy nom. 2002), Lost (writer, creator, dlr.
& exec. prod., DGA nom. 2005, 2 Emmy Awards, 2005, 1 nom.,
WGA 2006, nom. 2007), What About Brian? (exec. prod.)
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ACKERMAN, ANDY
Director, Producer, Editor.
PICTURES: Dead and Buried (1981. second asst. dir).
TELEVISION: Movies: Cheers: 200th Anniversary Special (co prod., editor), Peep Show. Series: WKRP in Cincinnati (Emmy for
editing, 1981), Newhart (Emmy nom. edtiting 1983) Dir. Cheers
(also co -prod., editor, Emmy Award, 1988, 1991, Emmy Award
nom. 1986, 1987), Wings, Seinfeld (also prod., DGA Awards
1997-98, Emmy Award nom. 1995-1998), Frasier, If You Love
Something Leave It Alone (pilot), Almost Perfect, Everybody
Loves Raymond, Suddenly Susan, Public Morals, Jenny, LateLine
(also prod.), Becker (also prod.), It's Like, You Know
The
Trouble with Normal (also prod.), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Raising
Dad, The Ellen Show (also prod.), Andy Richter Controls the
Universe (also exec. prod.) The O'Keefes, Two and a Half Men,
Come to Papa (also exec. prod.), Center of the Universe, Life on
a Stick, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Happy Hour Happy
The Deceivers, Dead -Bang, The Freshman, The Doctor, Company
Hour (pilot).
Robbery, A Man a Woman and a Bank, Tell Me a Riddle, Utilities,
The Dead Zone, Almost You, Key Exchange, The Stuff, Man on
Fire, The Unborn, Gas Food Lodging, Sleepless, The Fire This
ACKLAND, JOSS
Actor. b. North Kensington, London, England, Feb. 29, 1928. e.
Central Sch. of Speech Training & Dramatic Art. Spent time in
Central Africa as a tea planter. Over 400 TV appearances.
Autobiography,
Must Be in There Somewhere. Awarded C.B.E.
(Commander of the British Empire).
THEATRE: The Old Vic (3 yrs.), Mermaid Theatre (artistic dir., 3
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yrs.); Hotel in Amsterdam, Jorrocks Come as You Are, The
Collaborators, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Madras House,
Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Never the Sinner; Henry IV
Parts I & II, Peter Pan (dramatic & musical versions), A Little Night
Music, Evita, The Visit, etc.
PICTURES: Seven Days to Noon, Crescendo, Trecolonne in
Cronaca, The House That Dripped Blood, The Happiness Cage,
Villain, England Made Me, The Black Windmill, S.P.Y.S, The Little
Prince, Royal Flash, Operation Daybreak, Who Is Killing the Great
Chefs of Europe, Saint Jack, The Apple, Rough Cut, Lady Jane, A
Zed and Two Noughts, The Sicilian, White Mischief, To Kill a Priest,
It Couldn't Happen Here, Lethal Weapon 2, The Hunt for Red
October, Object of Beauty, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, The
Palermo Connection, The Mighty Ducks, Nowhere to Run,
Mother's Boys, The Princess and the Goblin (voice), Miracle on
34th Street, Giorgino, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, A Kid in the
Court of King Arthur, Occhio Pinocchio, Daisies in December, To
the Ends of Time, Mighty Ducks 3, Surviving Picasso, Deadly
of Mind, Mumbo Jumbo, Lounge
Act (voice), Painting Faces, K-19: The Widowmaker, No Good
Deed, I'll Be There, Asylum, Day of Wrath, Flawless, Moscow
Zero, How About You.
TELEVISION: Movies: Angus Slowly Sinking?, Tomorrow Just You
Wait, Focus, Lord Raingo, Death of a Salesman, The Widower; On
the March to the Sea, Room 13, Fall of the Goat, Before the Party,
The Three Sisters, The Lie, Six Faces: True Life, Six Faces:
Gallery of Faces, The Bankrupt, Access to the Children, Great
Expectations, You Talk Too Much, The Love Tapes, the Barretts of
Wimpole Street, The Tragedy of Coriolanus, Shadowlands,
Queenie, When We Are Married, Codename: Kyril, First and Last,
Jekyll & Hyde, The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, They Do It With
Mirrors, A Murder of Quality, Voices in the Garden, Jacob, Citizen
X, Daisies in December, Hidden in Silence, Deadly Voyage, To the
Ends of Time, Gioco di specchi, Othello, Henry VIII, Icon. Miniseries: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers
Felix Krull, Shroud of a Nightingale, A Killing On the Exchange, A
Quiet Conspiracy, The Man Who Lived at the Ritz, A Woman
Named Jackie, Ashenden, Figlio di Sandokan, II, Heat of the Sun,
Above and Beyond. Series: The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling,
David Copperfield, The Further Adventures of the Three
Musketeers, Z Cars, Canterbury Tales, Six Faces, The Crezz, A
Question of Guilt, Thicker Than Water. Guest: More than 92
appearances.
ADAM, KEN
Art Director, Prod. Designer. b. Berlin, Germany, Feb. 5,.1921.
e. St. Pauls Sch., London, England; London U., student of architecture. 6 years war service as RAF pilot. In 1947 entered motion
picture industry as draughtsman for movie, This Was a Woman.
Appeared in numerous documentaries about Stanley Kubrick and
also has appeared in numerous documentaries about designing
various James Bond movies. Received Art Directors Guild
Lifetime Achievement Award 2002.
PICTURES: The Devil's Pass, Soho Incident, Around the World in
80 Days (Academy Award nom. 1957). Prod. Designer: Spin a
Dark Web, Night of the Demon, Gideon's Day, The Angry Hills,
Beyond This Place, The Rough and the Smooth, In the Nick, Let's
Get Married, Trials of Oscar Wilde, Dr. No, Sodom and Gomorrah,
In the Cool of the Day, Dr. Strangelove, Goldfinger, Woman of
Straw, Thunderball, The Iperess File, Funeral in Berlin, You Only
Live Twice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Owl
and the Pussycat, Diamonds Are Forever, Sleuth, The Last of
Sheila, Barry Lyndon (Acad. Award, 1976), Madam Kitty, The
Seven Percent Solution, The Spy Who Loved Me (Academy Award
nom. 1978), Moonraker, Pennies From Heaven (visual consult.,
assoc. prod.), King David, Agnes of God, Crimes of the Heart,
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Business, Undercover Blues, Addams Family Values (Academy
Award nom. 1994), The Madness of King George (Academy.
Award, 1995), Boys on the Side, Bogus, In & Out, The Out of
Towners, The White Hotel, Taking Sides.
ADAMS, BROOKE
Actress. b. New York, NY, Feb. 8, 1949. e. H.S. of Performing
Arts; Inst. of American Ballet. Studied with Lee Strasberg. Made
professional debut at six in Finian's Rainbow. Worked steadily in
summer stock and TV until age 18. After hiatus resumed acting
career.
THEATRE: Petrified Forest, Split, Key Exchange, Linda Her, Over
Mother's Dead Body, Old Neighborhood, Heidi Chronicles, Lost in
Yonkers. Director: Two Faced. Helps run small summer theatre in
upstate NY.
PICTURES: Shock Waves (Death Corps), Car Wash, Days of
Heaven, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Cuba, The Great Train
Time, The Baby Sitter's Club, Made -Up, The Legend of Lucy
Keyes, At Last, The Adventures of Beatle Boyin.
TELEVISION: Movies: F Scott Fitzgerald and "The Last of the
Belles," The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return, James Dean,
Summer, The Innocents Abroad, Who is the Black Dahlia?,
Murder on Flight 502, Lace, Haunted, Special People, Lace II, The
Lion of Africa, Bridesmaids, Sometimes They Come Back, The
Last Hit, Probable Cause, Gun, Song of the Succubus, Picture
Windows. Mini-series: Picture Windows: Language of the Heart.
Series: O.K. Crackerby. Pilot: A Girl's Life, Nero Wolfe, The Lords
of Flatbush. Documentary: The Fire This Time. Guest: More than
35 appearances.
ADAMS, CATLIN
Actress, Director, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 11, 1950.
Began career as actress then studied directing at American Film
Institute. Made directorial debut with, Wanted: The Perfect Guy.
Also directed Little Shiny Shoes (short, written and prod. with
Melanie Mayron), Stolen: One Husband (TV), Toothless (TV).
THEATRE: Safe House, Scandalous Memories, Dream of a
Blacklisted Actor, The Candy Store, Ruby Ruby Sam Sam,
Bermuda Avenue Triangle (dir.).
PICTURES: Actress: The Jerk, The Jazz Singer, Sticky Fingers
(also dir, co-s.p., co -prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Panic in Echo Park, Wanted: A Man for
Mom, (dir. won DGA award 1987), Stolen: One Husband (dir.)
Freaky Friday, Toothless. Series: Square Pegs, Beverly Hills
90210 (dir. only). Specials: How to Survive the 70's and Maybe
Even Bump into a Little Happiness, She Loves Me She Loves Me
Not.
ADAMS, EDIE
Actress, Singer. r.n. Elizabeth Edith Enke. b. Kingston, PA, April
16, 1931. e. Juilliard Sch. of Music, Columbia Sch. of Drama.
THEATRE: NY: Wonderful Town, Lil Abner (Tony Award), Mame.
PICTURES: The Apartment, Lover Come Back, Call Me Bwana,
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Love
With the Proper Stranger, The Best Man, Made in Paris, The
Oscar, The Honeypot, Up in Smoke, Racquet, The Happy Hooker
Goes Hollywood, Boxoffice, Adventures Beyond Belief, Broadway
the Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.
TELEVISION: Movies: Cinderella, Evil Roy Slade, Cop on the
Beat, Return of Joe Forrester; Superdome, Kate Loves a Mystery,
Fast Friends, Make Me an Offer, Portrait of an Escort, A Cry for
Love, The Haunting of Harrington House, Shooting Stars, Ernie
Kovacs' Between the Laughter. Adventures Beyond Belief, Jake
Spanner; Private Eye. Mini-series: The Seekers, Tales of the City.
Series: Ernie in Kovacsland, The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952-54,
1955-56, Emmy nom. 1957), The Chevy Show, Take a Good Look
(panelist), Here's Edie (Emmy nom. 1962, 1963), The Edie Adams
Show, Guest: More than 63 appearances.
ADAMS, JOEY LAUREN
Actress. b. Little Rock, AR, Jan. 6, 1971.
PICTURES: Exorcist II: The Heretic (as Joey Adams),
Coneheads, Dazed and Confused, The Program, Sleep with Me,
S.F.W., The Pros & Cons of Breathing, Mallrats, Bio-Dome (as
Joey Adams), Michael, Drawing Flies (as Lauren Lyle), Chasing
Amy (Golden Globe nom. 1998, Chicago Film Critics. Award, Most
Promising New Actress, 1997, Sierra Award, Las Vegas Film
Critics Society), A Cool Dry Place, Big Daddy, Reaching
Normal,The Dress Code, Beautiful, Harvard Man, Dr. Dolittle 2
(voice), In the Shadows, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Beeper
A Promise Kept, The Big Empty, Jersey Girl, Once in a Lifetime,
Come Early Morning (dir., writer), The Break -Up.
TELEVISION: Movies: On the Edge, Remembering Charlie.
Series: Top of the Heap, Vinnie & Bobby, Second Noah.
ADAMS, JULIE
Actress. r.n. Betty May Adams. b. Waterloo, IA, Oct. 17, 1928. e. jr.
coll., Little Rock, AK. Coll. dramatics. In addition to film credits, has
made nearly 100 television guest appearances.
PICTURES: Red Hot and Blue (debut, 1949), The Dalton Gang,
Crooked River; Hostile Country, West of the Brazos, Colorado
ADA-ADL
Ranger, Fast on the Draw, Marshal of Heldorado. As Julie Adams:
Hollywood Story, Finders Keepers, Bend of the River, Bright
Victory, Treasure of Lost Canyon, Horizons West, Lawless Breed,
Mississippi Gambler, Man From the Alamo, The Stand of Apache
River, Wings of the Hawk, The Creature From the Black Lagoon,
Francis Joins the WACS, The Looters, One Desire, The Private
War of Major Benson, Six Bridges to Cross, Away All Boats, Four
Girls in Town, Slim Carter, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, Tarawa
Beachhead, Gunfight at Dodge City, Raymie, Underwater City,
Tickle Me, Valley of Mystery, The Last Movie, McQ, Psychic Killer,
The Wild McCullochs, Killer Inside Me, Goodbye Franklin High,
The Fifth Floor, Black Roses, Catchfire, Back to the Black
Lagoon, World Trade Center.
TELEVISION: Movies: Valley of Mystery, The Trackers, Go Ask
Alice, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Code Red,
Backtrack, The Conviction of Kitty Dodds. Mini-series: Greatest
Heroes of the Bible. Series: Yancy Derringer, General Hospital,
The Jimmy Stewart Show, Code Red, Capitol. Guest: More than
100 appearances.
ADAMS, MAUD
Actress. r.n. Maud Wikstrum. b. Lulea, Sweden, Feb. 12, 1945.
Formerly a model. Acting debut in The Boys in the Band. Known
for work in James. Bond movies and has appeared in several doc-
umentaries about the Bond films. Nearly 30 television guest
appearances since 1971.
PICTURES: The Boys in the Band, The Christian Licorice Store,
U -Turn, Mahoney's Estate, The Man With the Golden Gun,
Rollerball, Killer Force, The Merciless Man, Tattoo, Octopussy,
Target Eagle, Jane and the Lost City, The Women's Club, A Man
of Passion, The Favorite, Soda Cracker, Deadly Intent, Angel III,
The Kill Reflex, Forbidden Sun, Favorite, Ringer, The Seekers.
TELEVISION: Movies: Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed
Circus, The Hostage Tower, Playing for Time, Nairobi Affair,
Blacke's Magic, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked
Wives. Series: Hawaii Five -O, Chicago Story, Emerald Point
N.A.S., Walker, Texas Ranger, Radioskugga, Vita logner.
ADEFARASIN, REMI
Cinematographer.
Received best cinematography recognition for Elizabeth from
BAFTA and the British Society of Cinematographers in 1999. Has
more than 30 television movie cinematography/camera credits
since 1973 debut.
PICTURES: Dead Lucky, Truly Madly Deeply The Hummingbird Tree,
Captives, Hollow Reed, The English Patient (dir of photog.), Sliding
Doors, Elizabeth (won BAFTA award 1998), also (Acad. Award nom.
1999), Onegin, The House of Mirth, Unconditional Love, The One and
Only Who Shot Victor Fox, About a Boy, Johnny English, The Haunted
Mansion, In Good Company, Match Point, Amazing Grace, Scoop, The
Golden Age, Fred Claus.
TELEVISION: Movies (Assistant Camera): Happy, An Imaginative
Woman, Robinson Crusoe, Sunset Across the Bay, The
Evacuees, Moll Flanders, Three Men in a Boat, Rogue Male,
Arnhem: The Story of an Escape, The Price of Coal.
Cinematographer: Grown -Ups, Home Sweet Home, The Files on
Jill Hatch, Stan's Last Game, The Case of the Frightened Lady,
Amy, Four Days in July, Shoot for the Sun, Sweet As You Are,
Christabel, Testimony of a Child, Dream Baby, News Hounds, The
Land of Dreams, Children Crossing, The Lost Language of
Cranes, Memento Mon, Hot Millions, Great Moments in Aviation,
Wide -Eyed and Legless, Midnight Movie, Human Bomb, Emma,
Arabian Nights. Mini-series: Summer's Lease, Sleepers, The
Buccaneers, Into the Fire, Cold Lazarus, Band of Brothers (Emmy
Award nom. 2002). Series: Love After Lunch.
ADELMAN, GARY
Executive, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 1944. e.
California State U., Long Beach State Coll. Assisted Winston
Hock in development of 3-D process, 1975. Pres. & COO of
Monarch Prods, 1976 -Present. Post -prod. consultant for Jerry
Gross Organization. Founder and partial owner of New Image
Releasing Inc., a prod. & dist. co., 1983. Had post of secty/treas.
then named v.p., chg. prod., All-American Group, 1987. Now is
pres. of Monarch Productions, which produces theatrical feature
films, trailers, commercials and industrial films.
PICTURES: Incubus (1965 -Restoration Consultant) The Candy
Snatchers (assoc. prod.), The Severed Arm, Nobody's Perfect
(assoc. prod.), Heartwood (post -prod. supervisor), The Month of
August (post-prod.supervisor), Sex and the Teenage Mind (co -prod.)
TELEVISION: Movies: Hope Ranch (line prod.).
ADELMAN, JOSEPH A.
Executive. b. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dec. 27, 1933. e.
NYU, B.A., 1954; Harvard Law Sch., J.D., graduated cum laude,
1957. Attorney, United Artists Corp., New York, 1958; named west
coast counsel, Hollywood, 1964; named exec. asst. to the v.p. in
charge of prod. 1968; named v.p., west coast business and legal
affairs, 1972. Appointed exec. v.p., Association of Motion Pictures
and Television Producers, 1977. Appointed v.p. in chg. of business
affairs, Paramount Pictures Corp., 1979. Co-founder Kidpix, Inc.,
1984. Founder and CEO of Kidpix Theaters Corp.,1985.
Appointed sr. v.p. for business/legal affairs, Color Systems
Technology, Inc., 1986. Named pres. of CST Entertainment, 1987.
Appointed mng. dir., Broadway Video Entertainment, 1990. CEO,
Intl. Entertainment Enterprises 1991. Admitted to NY, California
and U.S. Supreme Court bars. Member: Phi Beta Kappa,
American Bar Association, Los Angeles Copyright Society,
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Assn. of
Television Programming Executives. On bd. of dirs., AMPTP,
1969-1979; bd. of trustees, Theatre Authority, 1970-79. Recipient
of Alumni Achievement Award, NYU, 1982.
ADELSON, GARY
Executive, Producer. b. 1954. e. UCLA, B.A. Son of Mery
Adelson. Joined Lorimar Prods. 1970 as prod. asst. on TV movie
Helfer Skelter In 1989, formed Adelson/Baumgarten Prods. with
Craig Baumgarten. In 1993, founded Interactive Cable Systems
which was acquired by MCI. Currently, Partner with EastWest
Venture Group.
PICTURES: The Last Starfighter, The Boy Who Could Fly, In The
Mood, Tap, Hard to Kill (also s.p.), Hook, Universal Soldier,
Nowhere to Run, Blank Check, It Could Happen to You, Jade,
Hidden Assassin, Rolling Thunder, The Shooter, Peter Pan.
TELEVISION: Movies: Helter Skelter (asst. prod.), The Blue
Knight (prod.). Exec. prod.: Too Good To Be True, Our Family
Business, Cass Malloy, The Winter of Our Discontent, Lace, Lace
II, Glitz, Detective in the House, Everything to Gain, Critical
Choices, The Hunchback, Love in Another Town. Series: Eight is
Enough (supervising prod.), Sybil (assoc. prod.), Flatbush (exec.
prod.), Spies, Studio 5-B (exec. prod.).
ADELSON, MERV
Producer, Executive. b. Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 23, 1929. e.
UCLA. Pres., Markettown Builders Emporium, Las Vegas, 195363. Managing partner Paradise Dev., 1958-. Pres. Realty
Holdings, 1962-. Bd. chmn., Lorimar Inc., 1969-86. Bd. dirs. chmn.
& CEO, Lorimar Telepictures, 1986-1990. Developed Lorimar's
advertising arm in Bozell, full service agency. Merged Lorimar with
Warner Communications; became vice-chmn, Time Warner.
Currently, chmn. finance committee for Time Warner; founding
partner EastWest Venture Group. Bd. of Trustees, AFI and Aspen
Institute, Avalon Digital Marketing Systems.
PICTURES: Twilight's Last Gleaming, The Choirboys, Who Is
Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Avalanche Express, The Big
Red One.
TELEVISION: Movies/Mini-Dir.: Sybil, A Man Called Intrepid, The
Blue Knight, Helter-Skelter Series: The Waltons, Eight Is Enough,
Dallas, Kaz, The Waverly Wonders, Knots Landing. Special: The
JammX Kids.
ADJANI, ISABELLE
Actress, Producer. b. Gennevilliers, France, June 27, 1955.
Recipient of Super -Cesar award in 1990.
PICTURES: Le Petit Bougnat, Faustine and the Beautiful Summer,
The Slap, The Story of Adele H. (Acad. Award nom. 1976), The.
Tenant, Barocco, Violette and Francois, The Driver, NosferatuThe Vampire, The Bronte Sisters, Clara et les Chics Types,
Possession, L'Annee prochaine..si tout va bien, Quartet, Next Year
If All Goes Well, One Deadly Summer, Antonieta, Deadly Circuit,
Subway, Ishtar, Camille Claudel (also co -prod.; Acad. Award nom.
1990), Toxic Affair, Queen Margot, Diabolique, Paparazzi, The
Repentant, Adolphe, Bon Voyage, Mensieur Ibrahim.
TELEVISION: Movies: L' Avare, L' Ecole des femmes, Le Secret
des flamands, Ondine. Documentaries: Lung Ta: The Forgotten
Tibet (nary), Claude Bern, le dernier nabab (voice).
ADLER, ALLEN J.
Writer, Producer. b. New York, NY, 1946. e. Princeton U., B.A.;
Harvard Business Sch., M.B.A. Started with Standard & Poor's
Inter -Capital then joined Alan Hirschfield at American Diversified
Enterprises. Moved to Columbia Pictures as corporate officer,
1973; named sr. v.p., Columbia, 1979. Teamed with Daniel Melnick
in IndieProd Co., 1981. Writer: The Giant Behemoth, Making Love
(prod.), Parasite, The. Concrete Jungle, Metalstorm: The
Destruction of Jared-Syn (writer, prod.), The Alchemist, Toys (toy
consultant).
ADLER, GILBERT
Producer, Director.
PICTURES: The Maestro (prod.as Gil Adler), Certain Fury, Basic
Training, Children of the Corn: Deadly Harvest (s.p. only), Demon
Knight, Bordello of Blood (also s.p.), Double Tap, House on
Haunted Hall, Thir13en Ghosts, Ghost Ship, Starsky & Hutch (exec.
prod.), Constantine (exec. prod.), The Fountain, Superman Returns.
TELEVISION: Movies: WE.I.R.D. World. Series: Freddy's
Nightmares, Tales from the Crypt, Perversions of Science, Fantasy
Island, Charmed. The Strip (co -exec. prod)
ADLON, PERCY
Director, Writer, Producer. b. Munich, Germany, June 1, 1935. e.
Munich Univ. m. Eleonore Adlon, with whom he has worked on
several film projects. Created more than 40 tv documentaries.
PICTURES: Celeste, The Last Five Days (dir. only), The Swing,
Goes
Shopping,
Sugarbaby,
Bagdad
Cafe,
Rosalie
Salmonberries, Younger and Younger, Eat Your Heart Out (prod.
only), Forever Flirt, Hawaiian Gardens.
TELEVISION: Movies: Herr Kischott, Herschel and die Musik der
Sterne, Babycakes, Red Hot and Blue,The Guardian and His Poet
(Adolf Grimme Award), Hotel Adlon.
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AFFLECK, BEN
Actor, Writer, Director, Producer. b. Berkeley, CA, Aug. 15,
1972. Began acting at age 8.
PICTURES: The Dark End of the Street, School Ties, Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Dazed and Confused, Killed My Lesbian Wife
Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three -Picture Deal
at Disney (dir only), Mallrats, Glory Daze, Going All the Way,
Office Killer, Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting (also s.p., Acad.
Award, Golden Globe Award, Best Screenplay, WGA Award
1997), Phantoms, Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, 200
Cigarettes, Forces of Nature, Dogma, Boiler Room, Reindeer
Games, Bounce, The Third Wheel ( also prod.), Daddy and Them,
Pearl Harbor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Changing Lanes,
Stolen Summer (prod. only) Crossing Cords (exec. prod. only),
The Sum of All Fears, The Third Wheel (also exec. prod.), Speak
Easy (exec. prod.) Daredevil, Gigli, Tough Love, Jersey Girl,
Paycheck, The Battle of Shaker Heights (prod. & exec. prod.),
Surviving Christmas, Man About Town, Feast (exec. prod. only),
Hollywoodland (Golden Globe nom. 2007), Smokin' Aces, Gone,
Baby, Gone (prod., writer, dir), Clerks II.
TELEVISION: Movies: Wanted: The Perfect Guy, Hands of a
Stranger, Daddy, SNL Fanatic, All Grown Up (exec. prod.). Series:
Voyage of the Mimi, Against the Grain, Lifestories: Families in
Crisis, Project Greenlight (Emmy nom. 2002), Project Greenlight 2
(Emmy nom. 2004), Project Greenlight 3 (Emmy nom. 2005), The
Second Voyage of the Mimi, Push, Nevada (exec. prod./writer).
Specials: A People's History of the United States (prod. only).
Guest: More than 92 appearances.
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AGOGLIA, JOHN J.
Executive. Worked for 14 years for CBS Entertainment in New
York, becoming v.p. business affairs. Joined NBC in 1979 as v.p.,
program and talent negotiations; named sr. v.p. business affairs
NBC, 1980; exec. v.p. NBC Prods., 1984; exec. v.p., business
affairs NBC-TV Network, 1986; in charge of foreign marketing
relating to NBC Productions products, 1987; pres. of NBC
Enterprises, 1990; pres. of NBC Prods., 1993-1998. After leaving
NBC, formed Gil Media, Inc., a consulting co. and Canan
Filmworks LLC, which produces family -oriented programming.
Consultant with ExperTelligence, Inc. Bd. of directors, KCET; pres.
Pres. of Bd. of Airport Commissioners.
AGRESS, ELLEN
Executive. e. B.A. in political science from the University of
Michigan, 1968. Agress has a J.D. from the Harvard Law School,
1971. She is admitted to the Bars of Massachusetts, New York
and the District of Columbia. Before entering the entertainment
industry in 1978, Agress worked in both private and public interest communications law practices in Washington, D.C. and New
York. In 1978, Agress joined NBC and was vice president, Legal
Policy and Planning, where she headed the company's in-house
FCC practice Group. From NBC she joined News Corporation,
and since July 1997 she has been the senior, v.p., deputy general
counsel of News Corporation. In this position, Agress is responsible for regulatory and legislative matters affecting the various
broadcast and cable businesses owned and managed by News
Corporation, including the Fox Television Network, Fox Television
Stations and Fox Cable Networks.
AGUTTER, JENNY
Actress. b. Taunton, Devonshire, England, Dec. 20, 1952. e.
Elmhurst Ballet Sch. Received Variety Club of Great Britain Most
Promising Artiste Award, 1971.
THEATRE: School for Scandal, Rooted, Arms and the Man, The
Ride Across Lake Constance, The Tempest, Spring Awakening,
Hedda, Betrayal. Member, Royal Shakespeare Co. -King Lear,
Arden of Taversham, The Body. Breaking the Silence, Shrew (Los
Angeles), Love's Labour's Lost, Mothers and Daughters.
PICTURES: East of Sudan (debut, 1964), Ballerina (tv in U.S.), A
Man Could Get Killed, Vrata raja, Star!, Start Counting, The
Railway Children, Walkabout, Shelley, Logan's Run, The Eagle
Has Landed, Equus (BAFTA Award, 1977), Dominique, China 9
Liberty 37, The Riddle of the Sands, Sweet William, Amy, An
American Werewolf in London, The Survivor, Miss Right, Secret
Places, Amazon Women on the Moon, Dark Tower, King of the
Wind, Darkman, Child's Play 2, Freddie as FR.O. 7 (voice), Blue
Juice, The Parole Officer, At Dawning, Number One Longing
Number Two Regret, Heroes and Villains, In Your Dreams, Act of
I
God.
TELEVISION: Movies: Long After Summer, The Great Mr.
Dickens, The Wild Duck, The Cherry Orchard, The Snow Goose
(Emmy Award, 1972), A War of Children, The Savage Curse, The
Man in the Iron Mask, School Play, Mayflower: The Pilgrams'
Adventure, This Office Life, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe,
Love's Labour's Lost, The Grand Knockout Tournament, Not a
Penny More Not a Penny Less, Romeo and Juliet, September,
Bramwell: Our Brave Boys, Bramwell: Loose Women, The Railway
Children, The Alan Clark Diaries, Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A
Cry for Justice, Marple: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw, Diamond
Geezer 2. Mini-series: Beulah Land, The Buccaneers, A
Respectable Trade, The Alan Clark Diaries. Series: The Railway
Children, TECX, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, And the Beat
Goes On, Spooks, MI -5. Guest: More than 68 appearances.
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AIELLO, DANNY
Actor. b. New York, NY, June 20, 1936.
THEATRE: Lampost Reunion (Theatre World Award),
Wheelbarrow Closers, Gemini (Obie Award), Knockout, The
Floating Light Bulb, Hurlyburly (LA Drama Critics Award), The
House of Blue Leaves, Adult Entertainment.
PICTURES: Bang the Drum Slowly (debut, 1973), The
Godmothers, The Godfather Part II, The Front, Hooch, Fingers,
Blood Brothers, Hide in Plain Sight, Defiance, Fort Apache the
Bronx, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Once Upon a Time in
America, Old Enough, Deathmask, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Key
Exchange, The Protector, The Stuff, Radio Days, Man On Fire,
The Pick -Up Artist, Moonstruck, The January Man, Do the Right
Thing (LA, Chicago & Boston Film Critics Awards; Acad. Award
nom. Golden Globe nom. 1990), Russicum (The Third Solution),
Harlem Nights, Jacob's Ladder, The Closer, Once Around, Hudson
Hawk, 29th Street, Shocktroop, Ruby, Mistress, The Cemetery
Club, The Pickle, Me and the Kid, The Professional, Ready to
Wear (Pret-a-Porter), Power of Attorney, City Hall, Two Much, 2
Days in the Valley, Mojave Moon, Bring Me The Head of Mavis
Davis, A Brooklyn State of Mind, Wilbur Falls, Prince of Central
Park, Off Key, Marcus Timberwolf, The Last Request, Mail Order
Bride, Zeyda and the Hitman, Brooklyn Lobster, Stiffs, Lucky
Number Slevin, The Last Request, 4Chosen.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Last Tenant, Lovey: A Circle of Children
Part 2, A Family of Strangers (Emmy Award),A Question of Honor,
Blood Feud, Lady Blue, Daddy, Alone in the Neon Jungle, The
Preppie Murder, Brothers' Destiny, The Last Laugh. Mini-series: The
Last Don, The Last Don II. Series: Lady Blue, Dellaventura (also
prod).
Specials: Lieberman in Love, Harry: A Communication
Breakdown (nary). Guest: More than 46 appearances.
AILES, ROGER
Executive. e. Bachelor's degree and honorary doctorate from Ohio
Univ. Longtime TV executive, earned industry recognition more than
38 years ago as exec. prod. of "The Mike Douglas Show," which
was nominated for two Emmy awards and won its first Emmy in
1967 with Ailes at the helm. He also produced several TV specials.
Ailes was author of You Are the Message, chosen as "one of the
year's best" by The Wall Street Journal. Ailes previously was president of CNBC, guiding its growth and seeing the cable network
triple its ratings and increase profits from $9 million to more than
$100 million. Ailes also oversaw CNBC's 1995 worldwide expansion
to Europe and Asia. At the same time, he was president of
America's Talking, which later became MSNBC. In 1996, he joined
Fox News and created FOX's first weekly public affairs show, FOX
News Sunday, and oversaw the successful launch of FOX News
Channel. Ailes is now chairman/CEO of FOX News, overseeing all
national operations for FOX News and serving as a senior advisor
to Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp. In Aug.
2005, Ailes was appointed to the additional position of chairman of
Fox Television Stations, which includes Twentieth Television, producer of first -run syndicated programming and distributor of off -network programming.
AIMEE, ANOUK
Actress. rn. Francoise Sorya Dreyfus. b. Paris, France, April 27,
1932. Studied dancing at Marseilles Opera, acting at BauerTherond dramatic school, Paris. Started in films as teenager billed
as Anouk.
PICTURES: La Maison Sous la Mer (debut, 1946), La Fleur de
l'age, Les Amants De Verone, The Golden Salamander, Noche de
Tormenta, Le Rideau Cramoisi, The Man Who Watched the Trains
Go By (Paris Express), Contraband Spain, Forever My Heart, Les
Mauvaises Rencontres, Ich Suche Dich, Nina, Stresemann, Pot
Bouille, Montparnasse 19, Tous Peuvent Me Tuer, Le Tete Contre
Les Murs, The Journey, Les Dragueurs, La Dolce Vita, Le Farceur,
Lola, L'Imprevu, Quai Notre -Dame, II Giudizio Universale, Sodom
and Gomorrah, Les Grand Chemins, 8 1/2, II Terrorista, II
Successo, Liola, Le Voci Blanche, La Fuga, La Stagione del
Nostro Amore, A Man and a Woman (Acad. Award nom., Golden
Globe Award 1967), Lo Sacandalo, II Morbidonne, Un Soir Un
Train, The Model Shop, Justine, The Appointment, Si C'Etait d
Refaire, Mon Premier Amour, Salto nel Vuoto (Leap Into the Void),
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, What Makes David Run?, Le
General de l'Armee Morte, Success is the Best Revenge, Viva la
Vie, A Man and A Woman: 20 Years Later, Arrivederci e Grazie, La
Table Tournante, The House of the Lord, Dr. Bethune, Rabbit
Face, Ready to Wear (fret -a -Porter), A Hundred and One Nights,
Ruptures, Marmottes, Men, Women: A Users Manual, LA Without
a Map, Riches, Belles, One 4 All, 1999 Madeline, Festival in
Cannes, The Birch -Tree Meadow, Ils se marierent et eurent beau coup d'enfants, De particulier a particulier, Hotel Harabati.
TELEVISION: Movies: Une page d'amour, Fernanda, Voices in the
Garden, Solomon, Ile bleue, L'. Mini-series: Mon dernier reve sera
pour vous, Victoire, u la douleur de femmes, Napoleon.
ALBERGHETTI, ANNA MARIA
Singer, Actress. b. Pesaro, Italy, May 15, 1936. Son is Daniele
Alberghetti, cellist and orchestra conductor. Concert debut in 1948
Pesaro, then toured Italy, Scandinavia, Spain; Am. debut
Carnegie Hall, 1950, sang with NY Philharmonic Society, Phila.
Symphony, on television. Made B'way debut in Carnival, 1962
in
(Tony Award).
ALB -ALE
PICTURES: The Medium (debut, 1951), Here Comes the Groom,
The Stars Are Singing, San Antonio de Bexar, Duel at Apache
Wells,The Last Command, Ten Thousand Bedrooms, Cinderfella,
The Whole Shebang, Friends and Family.
TELEVISION: Movies: Kismet. Guest: More than 45 appearances.
ALBRECHT, CHRIS
Executive, b.Queens, N.Y. July 24, 1952. e. B.A. degree in dramatic literature from Hofstra University in New York. From 1975 to
1980, Albrecht was co-owner of The Improvisation nightclub in
New York City. During those years, he also served as a new talent
management consultant for ABC in New York City. He then worked
five years for International Creative Management (ICM), where he
The Moonshine War, The Mephisto Waltz, To Kill a Clown, Same
Time Next Year, California Suite, The Seduction of Joe Tynan
(also s.p.), The Four Seasons (also dir, s.p.), Sweet Liberty (also
dir, s.p.), A New Life (also dir., s.p.), Crimes and Misdemeanors
(D.VV. Griffith Award, NY Film Critics Award), Betsy's Wedding
(also dir, s.p.), Whispers in the Dark, Manhattan Murder Mystery,
Canadian Bacon, Flirting With Disaster, Everyone Says Love
I
You, Murder at 1600, Mad City, The Object of My Affection,
Keepers of the Frame, What Women Want, The Aviator (Academy
Award nom. 2005), Resurrecting the Champ.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Glass House, Playmates, Isn't It
Shocking?, Kill Me If You Can (Emmy nom.), Free to Be...You &
Me (voice), The Caryl Chessman Story, M*A*S*H: Goodbye
was instrumental in signing such talent as Jim Carrey, Keenen
Ivory Wayans, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg. Albrecht joined
HBO in June 1985 as senior v.p. of original programming, West
Coast. He was responsible for overseeing all HBO West Coast
original programming functions for HBO and Cinemax. He was
pres. of HBO Independent Productions from 1990-1995. While
there he managed the development and production of comedy
Farewell and Amen, White Mile (Golden Globe nom. 1995), Jake's
Women, Attika, Club Land (Emmy nom. 2001), The Killing Yard.
Mini-series: And the Band Played On (Emmy nom. 1994). Series:
Secret File USA, That Was the Week That Was, What's My Line?
Albrecht was responsible for bringing the shows Martin and
(Emmy Award nom. 2005). Pilots: Where's Everett, Higher and
Everybody Loves Raymond to television life. He was president of
HBO original programming since 1995, and continues to direct all
day-to-day operations of both West and East Coast original programming for HBO, Cinemax and HBO Independent Productions.
With the addition of HBO Sports and HBO Film Programming,
Albrecht then managed all programming for HBO and Cinemax
services. In July 2002, Albrecht was promoted to chairman and
CEO for HBO, Inc. and HBO original programming with overall
management responsibilities for the company, which operates
multiple premium networks in the United States, Europe, Asia and
Latin America, as well as HBO's many other lines of business. He
was fired in May 2007 in the wake of his arrest in Las Vegas on
suspicion of publicly assaulting his girlfriend. In Sept. 2007 he
landed at IMG, the talent agency, and now heads up the agency's
global media unit. Bd. member, Museum of TV & Radio, 2003-,
Bd. member, American Film Institute (trustee).
Higher. Guest: More than 88 appearances.
series for distribution on HBO and the broadcast networks.
ALBRIGHT, LOLA
Actress. b. Akron, OH, July 20, 1925. e. Studied piano 12 years.
Switchboard operator and NBC stenographer; stenographer with
WHAM and bit player; photographers' model. Made screen debut
in The Pirate, 1947.
PICTURES: The Pirate (debut, 1947), Easter Parade, Julia
Misbehaves, Champion, Tulsa, The Girl From Jones Beach,
Bodyhold, Beauty on Parade, The Good Humor Man, When
You're Smiling, Sierra Passage, The Killer That Stalked New York,
Arctic Flight, The Silver Whip, The Treasure of Ruby Hills, The
Magnificent Matador, The Tender Trap, The Monolith Monsters,
Pawnee, Oregon Passage, Seven Guns to Mesa, A Cold Wind in
August, Kid Galahad, Joy House, Lord Love a Duck, The Way
West, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, The
Impossible Years, The Money Jungle.
TELEVISION: Movies: How
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Spent My Summer Vacation,
Helicopter Spies, The Nurse Killer, Columbo: Fade in to Murder,
Delta County USA, Terraces. Series: Peter Gunn (Emmy nom.
1959), Peyton Place. Guest: More than 60 appearances.
ALCAINE, JOSE LUIS
Cinematographer. b. Tangier, Algeria, Dec. 26, 1938. e. Spanish
Cinema Sch., Madrid. After graduation joined Madrid's Studio
Moros doing commercials. Cinematographer on more than 115
projects.
PICTURES: El Hueso (debut 1967) More than 95 cinematography
credits. Since 1994, credits include: La Pasion turca, Dile a Laura
que la quiero, Two Much, Freedomfighters, In Praise of Older
Women, La Pistols de mi hermano, Mas alla del jardin, Don Juan,
II Mio West, Blast from the Past, Celos, L'Amante perduto, Antonio
Rapaz de Lisboa, I Know Who You Are, Sound of the Sea, Chica
do Rio, The Dancer Upstairs, Don Quixote -Knight Errant,
Nobody's Life, South from Granada, Bad Education, Otros dias yendran, Volver, Tu vide en 65 minutos, Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo.
TELEVISION: Movies: Balada del pequeno sonador, Casanova,
Sur, El, Mujer de to vida 2: Las mujeres de mi vida, Ruy Blas,
Peliculas para no dormir: La culpa, Films to Keep You Awake: The
Room Upstairs. Series: Plinio.
ALDA, ALAN
Actor, Writer, Director. in. Alphonso D'Abruzzo b. New York, NY,
Jan. 28, 1936. e. Fordham U., 1956. Son of actor Robert Alda.
Studied at Cleveland Playhouse on Ford Foundation Grant; performed with Second City, then on TV in That Was The Week That
Was. for work as director, writer and actor on M*A*S*H won 5
Emmys, 2 Writers Guild Awards, 3 Directors Guild Awards, 6
Golden Globes, 7 People's Choice Awards, Humanitas Award (for
Writing). Has appeared in a dozen documentaries/specials,
including Keepers of the Frame (1999) and TV Guide 50 Best
Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002).
THEATRE: B'way: Only in America, The Owl and The Pussycat,
Purlie Victorious, Fair Game For Lovers (Theatre World Award),
The Apple Tree (Tony nom.), Jake's Women (Tony Award nom.).
London: Our Town.
PICTURES: Gone Are The Days (debut, 1963), Paper Lion
(Golden Globe nom. 1969), The Extraordinary Seaman, Jenny,
M*A*S*H (11 years; also wrote, dir and creative consultant 4
Emmy Awards, 19 nom., 6 Golden Globe Awards, 9 Golden Globe
nom.), Scientific American Frontiers (PBS, host), We'll Get By, The
Four Seasons (creator, exec. prod.), Influences, The West Wing
ALDREDGE, THEONI V.
Costume Designer. b. Salonika, Greece, Aug. 22, 1932. m. actor
Tom Aldredge. e. American School, Athens; Goodman Theatre
School, Chicago, 1949-52. Costume designer on 45 pictures.
THEATRE: B'way.: Sweet Bird of Youth, That Championship
Season, Sticks and Bones, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Chorus
Line, Annie (Tony Award), Ballroom, Much Ado About Nothing,
Barnum (Tony Award), Dream Girls, Woman of the Year, Onward
Victoria, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Merlin,
Private Lives, The Corn is Green, The Rink, Blithe Spirit, Chess,
Gypsy, Oh Kay!, The Secret Garden, High Rollers.
PICTURES: Stella (debut 1955) Since 1994 work includes: Milk
Money, Pote tin Kyriaki (Academy Award Nom. 1961), Phaedra
(Academy Award nom. 1963), Eyes of Laura Mars (Sci Fi. Acad.
Honor), Network, Ghostbusters, and Moonstruck, The First Wives
Club, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Great Gatsby (Academy Award
1975), The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Rage: Carrie 2.
TELEVISION: Movies: After the Fall, Alice at the Palace (Emmy
nom. 1982), Barnum!, A Streetcar Named Desire. Mini-series:
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (Emmy nom. 1987).
ALEANDRO, NORMA
Actress. b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2, 1936. Sister is
actress Maria Vaner. As child, performed with parents in theatre
troupe. In Argentina performed in every theatrical genre and
epoch and also directed. Has written & published short stories
(1986), poems and the screenplay for Argentinian film, Los
Herederos. Was in exile in Uruguay (18 months) and Spain 197682 because of the military junta in Argentina. Before exile had
made 12 films; after return in 1982 starred in theatre and 7 films.
Industry recognition for: The Official Story (Cannes Film Festival
Award, 1985, Silver Condor from Argentinian Film Critics Assn.,
1986,) Gaby: A True Story (Golden Globe nom., Acad. Award
nom, 1988), Foolish Heart (Havana Film Festival award, 1998),
Son of the Bride (won Silver Condor, Argentinian Film Critics
Assn, Golden Kikito from Gramado Film Festival, 2002).
THEATRE: U.S.: About Love and Other. Stories (one -woman show,
toured South America, then at La Mama and later off-B'way at
Public Theater 1986); The Senorita of Tacna (written for her by
Mario Vargas-Llosa, 1987).
PICTURES: La Muerte en las Calles (debut 1952). Since 1994:
Facundo: The Tiger's Shadow, Carlos Monzon-el segundo juicio,
Autumn Sun, Foolish Heart, Prohibido, The Lighthouse, A Night
with Sabrina Love, La Fuga, Son of the Bride, Every Stewardess
Goes to Heaven, Desire, Cleopatra, Pura sangre, The City of Your
Final Destination.
TELEVISION: Movies: Romeo y Julieta, Dark Holiday, One Man's
War Series: Casa de los Medina, La, Amor tiene cara de mujer, El,
Cuatro mujeres para Adan, Alias Buen Mozo, Operacion rescate.
ALEXANDER, JANE
Actress. r.n. Jane Quigley. b. Boston, MA, Oct. 28, 1939. e. Sarah
Lawrence Coll., U. of Edinburgh. m. director Edwin Sherin. Mother
of actor Jace Alexander. Stage career includes appearances on
B'way; at Arena Stage, Washington D.C.; Kennedy Center, D.C.;
Music Center, L.A.; and Shakespeare Festival at Stamford, Conn.
Appointed chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, 1993.
THEATRE: NY: The Great White Hope (Tony & Theatre World
Awards, 1969), 6 Rms Riv Vu, Find Your Way Home, Hamlet, The
Heiress, First Monday in October, Goodbye Fidel, Losing Time,
Monday After the Miracle, Old Times, Night of the Iguana,
Approaching Zanzibar, Shadowlands, The Visit, The Sisters
Rosensweig.
PICTURES: The Great White Hope (debut, 1970 Academy Award
nom. Golden Globe nom. 1971), A Gunfight, The New Centurions,
All the President's Men (Academy Award nom. 1977), The Betsy,
Kramer vs. Kramer (Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom.
1980), Brubaker, Night Crossing, Testament (Academy Award nom.
Golden Globe nom. 1984), City Heat, Square Dance, Sweet
Country, Glory, The Cider House Rules, Sunshine State, The Ring,
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, The Feast of Love.
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TELEVISION: Movies: Welcome Home Johnny Bristol, Miracle on
34th St., This is the West That Was, Death Be Not Proud, Eleanor
and Franklin (Emmy nom. 1976), Eleanor and Franklin: The White
House Years (Emmy nom. 1977), A Circle of Children, Lovey: A
Circle of Children Part II, A Question of Love, Playing for Time
(Emmy Award 1981), In the Custody of Strangers, When She
Says No, Calamity Jane (also prod. Emmy nom. 1984), Malice in
Wonderland (Emmy nom. 1985), Blood & Orchids, In Love and
War, Open Admissions, A Friendship in Vienna, Daughter of the
Streets, Stay the Night, Yesterdays Children, Bitter Winter, Carry
Me Home (Emmy nom. 2005), Warm Springs (Emmy Award
2005), The Way. Specials: Mountain View, A Marriage: Georgia
O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Pilot: New Year. Guest: More than 52
appearances.
ALEXANDER, JASON
Actor, Producer. rn. Jay Scott Greenspan. b. Newark, NJ, Sept.
23, 1959. e. Boston Univ. Received an honorary doctorate from
Boston University.
THEATRE: NY: Merrily We Roll Along, Forbidden Broadway, The
Rink, Personals, Stop the World, Light Up the Sky, Broadway
Bound, Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer
Critics' Circle Awards, 1989), Accomplice. Regional: Give 'em Hell
Harry.
PICTURES: The Burning (debut, 1981), Brighton Beach Memoirs,
The Mosquito Coast, Pretty Woman, White Palace, Jacob's
Ladder,
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Don't Buy Kisses Anymore, The Return of Jafar (voice),
Down on the Waterfront, Coneheads, Sexual Healing, For
Goodness Sake, The Paper, North, Blankman, The Last Supper,
For Better or Worse (also
dir.),
Dunston Checks In, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame (voice), Love! Valour! Compassion!,
Denial, Love and Action in Chicago, The Adventures of Rocky and
Bullwinkle, Just Looking (also dir), The Trumpet of the Swan
(voice), Odessa Or Bust, On Edge, Hunchback of Notre Dame II,
Shallow Hal, How to Go Out On a Date in Queens, Agent Cody
Banks (exec. prod.), Madagascar, Agent Cody Banks 2:
Destination London (exec. prod.), Bocce Balls, Ira and Abby,
Farce of the Penguins (voice), The Grand.
TELEVISION: Movies: Senior Trip, Rockabye, Bye Bye Birdie,
Cinderella, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jingle Bells (actor
narrator), Get Into My Shorts, Stage on Screen: The Women, The
Man Who Saved Christmas, The Fairly OddParents: Channel
Chasers, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Mini-series: Favorite
Son. Documentaries: Dr. Seuss: Rhymes & Reasons (reader),
Mississippi Rising, Broadway: The Next Generation. Series: E/R,
Everything's Relative, Seinfeld (Emmy nom. 1992-1998, Golden
Globe nom. 1993-1998), Duckman (voice), Aladdin (voice),
Disney's Hercules (voice), Gilbert (voice), House of Mouse
(voice), Bob Patterson, Listen Up (also prod.). Guest: More than
111 appearances.
ALLEN, COREY
Director, Actor. r.n. Alan Cohen. b. Cleveland, OH, June 29,
1934. e. UCLA, 1951-54; UCLA law sch. 1954-55. Actor turned din
starred in Oscar -winning UCLA student film, A Time Out of War,
which also won best short film at the Cannes and Venice Film
Festival. Appeared in 20 plays at Players Ring, Players Gallery
and other L.A. theatres. Turned to directing in the 1970s.
PICTURES: Actor. Rebel Without a Cause, Shadow on the Window,
The Big Caper, Juvenile Jungle, Darby's Rangers, Party Girl, Key
Witness, Private Property, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Chapman
Report, The Works. Director.' The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio
(also s.p.), Thunder and Lightning, Avalanche, Lost (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: (All as dir.) See the Man Run, Cry Rape!,
Yesterday's Child, Stone (pilot), Man in the Santa Claus Suit, The
Return of Frank Cannon, Code Name: Foxfire (pilot), Brass,
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues, I -Man, The Last Fling, Destination
America, Star Trek: The Next Generation -Encounter at Farpoint,
Ann Jillian Story, Moment of Truth:Stalking Back, The Search,
Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them. Series Dir:
More than 40 series dir credits. Best known for Hill Street Blues
(Emmy nom. 1981, Emmy Award 1984), Star Trek: The Next
Generation, The Rockford Files and the Paper Chase; FBI: The
Untold Stories, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. With partner John
Herman Shaner, prod. Freeway Circuit Theatre. Led Actors
Workshop with actor Guy Stockwell for over 10 years.
ALLEN, DEBBIE
Actress, Choreographer, Director. b. Houston, TX, Jan. 16,
1950. e. Howard U. Sister is actress Phylicia Rashad.
THEATRE: Ti -Jean and His Brothers (debut, 1972), Purlie, Raisin,
Ain't Misbehavin', West Side Story (revival), Sweet Charity
revival, Tony Award, 1986), Carrie (choreographer), Soul
ossessed, Pepito's Story, Pearl (actress).
PICTURES: The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979), Fame,
Ragtime, Jo Jo Dancer Your Life is Calling, Blank Check, Mona
Must Die, Forget Paris (choreographer), Out of Sync (dir),
Amistad (prod. composer -song), Everything's Jake, All About You,
The Painting (also exec. prod.), Tournament of Dreams.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Greatest Thing That Almost
Happened, Ebony-Ivory and Jade, Women of San Quentin, Polly
(dir., choreographer), Polly-Comin' Home! (dir., choreographer),
Stompin' at the Savoy (also dir), American Hero: The Michael
Jordan Story, Cool Women (dir), The Old Settler (also dir, exec.
prod.). Mini-series: Roots -The Next Generation, Celebrity. Series:
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The Jim Stafford Show, 3 Girls 3, Drawing Power, Fame (series; 3
Emmys as choreographer, 1 nom. as actress, also dir., co -exec.
prod.), Family Ties (dir), A Different World (dir,prod.), The Fresh
Prince of Bel -Air (dir.), The Sinbad Show (dir.), In the House, C.
Bear and Jamal (voice and voice dir), The Jamie Foxx Show (dir.),
Between Brothers (dir), Linc's (dir) Healthy Kids, The Twilight
Zone (dir), All of Us (dir.). Specials: Ben Vereen-His Roots,
Loretta Lynn in Big Apple Country, Texaco Star Theater-Opening
Night, The Kids from Fame, John Schneider's Christmas Holiday,
A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr-A Celebration of Life, Motown
Returns to the Apollo, The Debbie Allen Special (also dir., chor),
Academy Awards (choreographer: 1993, 1995, 1999). Motown 30:
What's Goin' On! (Emmy Award 1990). Documentaries:
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration, 50 Years of Funny
Females, 3 Intimate Portrait documentaries...Phylicia Rashad,
Harriet Tubman and Jasmine Guy; Living Positive, Inside TV Land:
African Americans in Television, Silent Crisis: Diabetes Among
Us, Living Positive, Mississippi Rising, Broadway: The Next
Generation, Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age. Guest: More than
99 appearances.
ALLEN, DEDE
Film Editor. r.n. Dorothea Carothers Allen b. Cleveland, OH, Dec.
3, 1925. Started as messenger at Columbia Pictures, moved to
editing dept., then to commercials and features. Theatrical
Production v.p. then pres. at Warner Brothers, 1992-1997. A.C.E.
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994.
PICTURES: Because of Eve (1948), Terror from the Year 5000,
Odds Against Tomorrow, The Hustler, America America, Bonnie
and Clyde, Rachel Rachel, Alice's Restaurant, Little Big Man,
Slaughterhouse 5, Serpico, Night Moves, Dog Day Afternoon
(Acad. award nom. 1976), The Missouri Breaks, Slap Shot, The
Wiz, Reds (also exec. prod. Acad. award nom. 1982), Harry and
Son, Mike's Murder, The Breakfast Club, Off Beat, The Milagro
Beanfield War (co-ed.), Let It Ride (co-ed.), Henry and June, The
Addams Family, Wonder Boys (Academy Award nom. 2001), John
Q, The Final Cut, A West Texas Children's Story (co-ed.).
ALLEN, DOUG
Executive. e. Industrial relations, Pennsylvania State University.
In college Allen was a starting linebacker on Penn State's undefeated 1973 team. He then played two seasons in the NFL with the
Buffalo Bills before taking a job organizing political campaigns for
the AFL-CIO before returning to the league to eventually become
the assistant executive director at the players association. Allen
held number two slot at the National Football Players Assn. for two
decades before being tapped to be the national executive director
of the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) in Jan. 2007. SAG's leaders
unanimously hired the former NFL linebacker in a three-year deal.
It marked the first time SAG had tapped someone from outside the
entertainment industry to run the union.
ALLEN, 10AN
Executive. b. Stafford, England, Oct. 25, 1938. e. Rossall School
and Dartmouth Naval College, England. Artist mgmt. and record
prod., 1964-1969. Responsible for origination and devt. of Dolby
Stereo film program, after joining Dolby in 1969. Fellow of Society
of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, Audio Engineering
Society and the British Kinematographic Sound & Television
Society. Past Pres., Intl. Theatre Equipment Assn. U.S. correspondent on the Intl. Standards Org. cinematographic subcommittee.
Adjunct prof., USC School of Cinema -Television. Corporate Vice
pres., Dolby Laboratories. Recipient: Acad. Scientific & Technical
Awards, 1979 & 1987. Acad. award for work in Dolby Laboratories
film program, 1989; Samuel L. Warner Award for contribution to
motion picture sound, 1985. Academy Commendation for work on
TASA Trailer Loudness Standard, 2001, Ken Mason Award from
the lntersociety for the Enhancement of Theatrical Presentation
2002. Chairman of the Dye Track Committee. Serves as technical
chairman of the Trailer Audio Standards Assoc. (TASA).
ALLEN, JOAN
Actress. b. Rochelle, IL, Aug. 20, 1956. Founding member of
Steppenwolf Theatre Co., in Chicago where she performed in
over 20 shows.
THEATRE: Chicago: A Lesson from Aloes, Three Sisters, The
Miss Firecracker Contest, Cloud 9, Balm in Gilead, Fifth of July,
Reckless, Earthly Possessions. Off B'way: And a Nightingale
Sang (Clarence Derwent, Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle and
Theatre World Awards). B'way.: Burn This (debut, 1987; Tony
Award), The Heidi Chronicles.
PICTURES: Compromising Positions (debut, 1985), Manhunter,
Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, In
Country, Ethan Frame, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh and
S.A.M., Mad. Love, Nixon (Academy Award nom. 1996), The Crucible
(Academy Award nom., Golden Globe nom. 1997), The Ice Storm,
Face/Off, Pleasantville, All the Rage, When the Sky Falls, The
Contender (Academy Award nom., Golden Globe nom. 2001), Off
the Map, The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy, The Upside of
Anger, Good Sharma, Bonneville, The Bourne Ultimatum.
TELEVISION: Movies: Say Goodnight, Gracie, All My Sons,The
Room Upstairs, Without Warning: The James Brady Story. Mini-
series: Evergreen, The Mists of Avalon (Emmy nom. 2002).
Documentaries: The Big Show, New York: A Documentary Film,
War Letters.
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ALLEN, KAREN
Actress. b. Carrollton, IL, Oct. 5, 1951. e. George Washington U.,
U. of Maryland. Auditioned for theatrical company in Washington,
D.C., and won a role in Saint, touring with it for 7 months. Spent
several years with Washington Theatre Laboratory Co. Moved to
NY, acted in student films at NYU and studied acting at Theatre
Institute with Lee Strasberg.
THEATRE: NY: Monday After the Miracle (B'way debut, 1982;
Theatre World Award), Extremities, The Miracle Worker, The
Country Girl, Speaking in Tongues. Williamstown (MA) Theatre:
Tennessee Williams -A Celebration, The Glass Menagerie.
PICTURES: National Lampoon's Animal House (debut, 1978),
Manhattan, The Wanderers, Cruising, A Small Circle of Friends,
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Shoot the Moon, Split Image, Until
September, Starman, Terminus, The Glass Menagerie, Backfire,
Scrooged, Animal Behavior, Sweet Talker, Malcolm X, The
Sandlot, King of the Hill, Ghost in the. Machine, The Turning, 'Til
There Was You, Wind River, Falling Sky, The Basket, The Perfect
Storm, In the Bedroom, World Traveler, Shallow End, The Root,
When Will I Be Loved?, Poster Boy, The Sandlot 2.
TELEVISION: Movies: Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II,
Challenger, Secret Weapon, Voyage, Rapture, Hostile Advances:
The Kerry Ellison Story, All the Winters That Have Been. My
Horrible Year! Mini-series: East of Eden, Shaka Zulu: The Citadel.
Series: The Road Home.
ALLEN, NANCY
Actress. b. New York, NY, June 24, 1950. e. H.S. Perf. Arts, N.Y.
PICTURES: Money in My Pocket (debut 1962), The Last Detail,
The Last Entry, Carrie, Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1941, The
Maestro, Home Movies, Dressed to Kill (Golden Globe nom.
1981), Blow Out, Strange Invaders, The Buddy System, The
Philadelphia Experiment, The Last Victim, Not for Publication,
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Terror in the Aisles, Robocop, Sweet Revenge, Poltergeist III, Limit
Up, Robocop 2, Robocop 3, The Patriots, Dusting Cliff 7, Against
the Law, Secret of the Andes, The Pass, Out of Sight, Children of
the Corn 666: Isaac's Return, Secret of the Andes, Kiss Toledo
Goodbye, For What It's Worth, Quality Time, Circuit.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Gladiator, Memories of Murder, Acting
on Impulse, Eyes of a Stranger, The Man Who Wouldn't Die.
ALLEN, TIM
Actor. r.n. Timothy Allen Dick. b. Denver, CO, June 13, 1953. e. W.
Michigan Univ., Univ. of Detroit, studied acting. Worked as creative
dir. for adv agency before becoming stand up comedian. Made
stand up tv debut on Showtime Comedy Club All -Stars, 1988.
Author: Don't Stand Close to a Naked Man (1994).
PICTURES: Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, The Santa Clause, Toy
Story (voice), Meet Wally Sparks, Jungle2Jungle, For Richer or
Poorer, Toy Story 2 (voice), Galaxy Quest, The Cat in the Hat,
Who is Cletis Tout? Joe Somebody, Big Trouble, Buzz Lightyear of
Star Command: The Adventure Begins, The Santa Clause 2: The
Mrs. Clause, Christmas with the Kranks, The Shaggy Dog (also
writer/prod.), Father Knows Best, Zoom, In the Pink, The Santa
Clause 3: The Escape Clause (also exec. prod., prod.), Wild Hogs.
TELEVISION: Movies: Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs (also writer, exec.
prod.), Tim Allen Rewires America, AFI's 100 Years,100 Laughs:
America's Funniest Movies, The Beatles Revolution, Jimmy
Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (voice), These Guys (narr., exec.
prod.). Series: Home Improvement (Emmy nom. 1993, 4 Golden
Globe nom. Golden Globe Award 1995). Guest: More than 63
appearances.
ALLEN, WILLIAM
Executive. e. USC Cinema/TV Sch., Pepperdine Univ. 1979. Exec.
trainee in CBS Entertainment division, eventually serving as assoc.
program exec. in the Comedy Series Programming Dept.; mngr./dir.
of the CBS Comedy Program Development. Dept. Joined MTM as
sr v.p., Comedy Programming, 1986-87; sr v.p. creative affairs,
1987-88; exec. v.p. MTM Television, 1989-1991. pres., MTM
Television, 1992, past pres. & ceo of non-profit, The Economic
Alliance, 1994-97, pres. Starsonline Inc., Bd. mem. Top Team.
ALLEN, WOODY
Actor, Director, Writer. rn. Allan Stewart Konigsberg. b. New
York, NY, Dec. 1, 1935. e. NYU, 1953; City Coll. NY, 1953. Began
writing comedy at age 17, contributing to various magazines
(Playboy, New Yorker) and top TV comedy shows incl. Sid Caesar
(1957), Art Carney (1958-59), Herb Shriner (1953). Appeared in
nightclubs starting in 1961 as stand-up comic; later performed as
a jazz musician at Michael's Pub, NY. Special Award, Berlin Film
Fest., 1975. Received Lifetime Achievement Award, DGA, 1996.
AUTHOR: Getting Even, Without Feathers, Side Effects.
THEATRE: Author: Play It Again Sam (also actor), Don't Drink The
Water, The Floating Lightbulb, Central Park West (from Death
Defying Acts), "God", "Death" and "Sex".
PICTURES: Actor -Screenplay: What's New Pussycat?, What's Up
Tiger Lily? (also dubbed and compiled footage; assoc. prod.),
Casino Royale (actor only). DirectorlScreenplay/Actor: Take the
Money and Run, Bananas, Play It Again Sam. Everything You
Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask,
Sleeper, Love and Death, The Front (actor only), Annie Hall (2
Acad. Awards for Best Director and Original Screenplay, 1 nom.,
DGA Award, 3 Golden Globe nom. 1977), Interiors (dir., s.p. only,
2 Academy Award nom., 2 Golden Globe nom. 1979), Manhattan
(Academy Award nom., DGA nom. 1980), Stardust Memories, A
Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Zelig (Golden Globe nom.
1984), Broadway Danny Rose (2 Academy Award nom. 1985),
The Purple Rose of Cairo (dir., s.p. only, Academy Award, 1 nom.,
Golden Globe Award 1986), Hannah and Her Sisters (Acad.
Award for Best Original Screenplay, 1 nom., DGA nom., 2 Golden
Globe nom. 1986), Radio Days (dir, s.p., narrator only, Academy
Award nom. 1988), King Lear (actor only), September (dir., s.p.
only), Another Woman (dir, s.p. only), New York Stories (Oedipus
Wrecks segment), Crimes and Misdemeanors (2 Academy Award
nom., DGA nom. 1990), Alice (dir, s.p. only, Academy Award nom.
1991), Scenes From a Mall (actor only), Shadows and Fog,
Husbands and Wives (Academy Award nom. 1993), Manhattan
Murder Mystery, Bullets Over Broadway (dir., s.p. only, 2 Academy
Award nom. 1995), Mighty Aphrodite (Academy Award nom.
1996), Everyone Says Love You (dir. & actor), Deconstructing
Harry (Academy Award nom. 1998), The Imposters (actor only),
Antz (voice), Wild Man Blues, Sweet and Lowdown,Company Man
(actor only), Picking Up the Pieces (actor only),The Curse of the
Jade Scorpion, Small Time Crooks, Count Mercury Goes to the
Suburbs (writer only), Light Keeps Me Company (actor only), Hail
Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy (actor only), Stanley
Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (actor only), Hollywood Ending,
Anything Else, Why Men Shouldn't Marry, Melinda and Melinda,
Match Point (writer, dir, Academy Award nom., 2 Golden Globe
nom. 2006), Scoop (actor, writer, dir.), Cassandra's Dream (writer,
dir), Midnight in Barcelona (writer, dir).
TELEVISION: Movies: Don't Drink the Water (also dir., writer), The
Sunshine Boys, Woody Allen: A Life in Film, Last Laugh. Guest:
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More than 90 appearances.
ALLEY, KIRSTIE
Actress. b. Wichita, KS, Jan. 12, 1955. e. KS State U., U. of
Kansas. On L.A. stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
PICTURES: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (debut, 1982),
Champions, Runaway, Blind Date, Summer School, Shoot to Kill,
Loverboy, Look Who's Talking, Madhouse, Sibling Rivalry, Look
Who's Talking Too, Look Who's Talking Now, Village of the
Damned, It Takes Two, Sticks and Stones, Nevada (also co -prod.),
Deconstructing Harry, For Richer or Poorer, The Mao Game, Drop
Dead Gorgeous, Back by Midnight.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sins of the Past, A Bunny's Tale, Stark:
Mirror Image, Prince of Bel Air, Infidelity, David's Mother (Emmy
Award, 1994), Radiant City, Peter and the Wolf, Toothless,
Profoundly Normal (also exec. prod.), Family Sins, While I Was
Gone, And She Was. Mini-series: North and South, North and
South Book II, The Last Don, The Last Don II, Blonde, Salem
Witch Trials. Series: Masquerade, Cheers (Emmy Award, 1991),
Veronica's Closet (also prod.), Fat Actress (also exec. prod.,
writer, creator). Guest: More than 62 appearances.
ALMODOVAR, PEDRO
Director, Writer. b. La Mancha, Spain, Sept. 25, 1951. rn.Pedro
Almodovar Cabellero. Grew up in Calzada de Calatrava. At 17
moved to Madrid where worked 10 years for telephone co. while
writing comic strips and articles for underground newspapers and
working as actor with independent theatre co., Los Goliardos.
Upon the end of Francoist repression in 1975, made Super -8
experimental films starring friends. Wrote fiction, sang with rock
band and created character of porn star, Patty Diphusa, whose
fictionalized confessions he published in the magazine La Luna.
Received 49 awards and 26 nom., including Acad. Award in 2003
for Talk to Her.
PICTURES: Folle...folle...Folleme Tim! (debut 1978) Pepi Lucy
Bom and Other Girls on the Heap, Labyrinth of Passion (also
prod.), Entre tinieblas, Dark Habits, What Have I Done to Deserve
This?, The Bullfighter, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a
Nervous Breakdown (also prod.), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!,
Madonna:Truth or Dare (actor only), High Heels, Accion mutante,
Kika, The Flower of My Secret, Mi nombre es sombra, Shampoo
Horns, Live Flesh, All About My Mother (Cannes Film Fest. best
dir, 1999; BAFTA best film not in Eng. and dir award, 2000), The
Devil's Backbone (prod.), The Paperboy, Talk to Her (Academy
Award, best writing, and nom.for Best Achiev. in Dir, 2003. BAFTA
award best film not in English and best screenplay, 2003) La Mala
educacion, My Life Without Me (exec. prod.), (art dir), Bad
Education (also s.p. dir., prod., lyrics adaptor), The Secret Life of
Words (exec. prod.), The Holy Girl (exec. prod.), Volver.
ALONSO, MARIA CONCHITA
Actress, Singer. b. Cienfuegos, Cuba, June 29, 1957. Family
moved to Venezuela when she was five. 1971, named Miss
Teenager of the World. 1975, Miss Venezuela. 6th runner up, Miss
World. Appeared in four feature films and 10 soap operas before
coming to U.S. Recorded several albums as singer: 5 gold albums,
1 platinum, 3 Grammy noms.
THEATRE: Aurora. B'way: Kiss of the Spider Woman.
PICTURES 30 film appearances, including Solon (debut 1979),
Scarface (singer), Fear City, Moscow on the Hudson, Extreme
Prejudice,
The Running Man Touch and Go, A Fine Mess,
Colors, Vampire's Kiss, Predator 2, McBain, The House of the
Spirits, Roosters, For Which He Stands, Caught, El Crito en el
Cieto, Catherine's Grove, Acts of Betrayal, Knockout, Expose,
Blackheart, Chain of Command, The Code Conspiracy, Blind
Heat, Babylon Revisited, Homeroom, Heart of America, Chasing
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Guy on Earth, The Art of Travel, Unauthorized Clifford (also co -
Souls, Ground Control, Trance, The Dentist II, Held Up, Diplomatic
Siege, Let the Devil Wear Black, Cord, Skipped Parts, The Bogus
Witch Project, Attraction, Krocodylus, X Change, Fear of Flying,
prod.).
Pursuit, After the Storm, Frida, The Prince and Me, The Guided
TELEVISION: Movies: Cuerpos clandestinos, Teamster Boss: The
Man, Peaceful Warrior.
Jackie Presser Story, MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice,
Texas, The Gun, Sudden Terror: Hijacking of School Bus #17,
Latino Laugh Festival, Al dia con Maria Conchita, Fx, My
Dearborn, The Bogus Witch Project, After the Storm, Framed.
Papi, English as a Second Language, Smoke, I Believe in America,
Unauthorized Clifford, Richard III, Tranced, Material Girls, The Last
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec. prod.: The Simple Life of Noah
THEATRE: Runaways, Reds, The Magic Show, Godspell.
PICTURES: Rich Kids (debut, 1989), Times Square, Mrs. Soffel,
AMIS, SUZY
Actress. b. Oklahoma City, OK, Jan. 5, 1962. e. Heritage Hall,
klahoma City. At 16 was introduced on the Mery Griffin Show by
Eileen Ford whose modeling agency she worked for, as "The
Face of the Eighties." After modeling and living in Europe, made
film debut in Fandango (1985). Off-B'way debut: Fresh Horses
(Theatre World Award).
PICTURES: Fandango, The Big Town, Plain Clothes, Rocket
Gibraltar, Twister, Where the Heart Is, Rich in Love, Watch It, The
Ballad of Little Jo, Two Small Bodies, Blown Away The Usual
Sweet Lorraine, Satisfaction, The Chair, Stella, American Blue
Note, The Babe, American Friends, Little Women, The Perez
Suspects, Nadja, One Good Turn, Titanic, The Ex, Cadillac Ranch,
Firestorm.
Husband's Secret Life, A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle,
Best Actress, High Noon, The Princess and the Barrio Boy. Miniseries: Kingpin. Series: Saints & Sinners. Guest: More than 80
appearances.
ALVARADO, TRINI
Actress. b. New York, NY, Jan. 10, 1967. e. Fordham U. m. actor
Robert McNeill. Prof. acting debut at 9 in stage musical Becca.
Family, The Frighteners, Paulie, Little Children.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Movie Star's Daughter, Private
Contentment, Dreams Don't Die, Prisoner Without a Name, Frank
Nitti, Sensibility and Sense, The Christmas Tree, The Last Dance,
Bitter Winter.
ALVIN, JOHN
Actor. rn. John Alvin Hoffstadt. b. Chicago, IL, Oct. 24, 1917. e.
Pasadena Playhouse, CA. Attended Morgan Park Military Acad.
On radio Chicago & Detroit; on N.Y. stage Leaning on Letty, Life of
the Party. Screen debut 1943 in Destination Tokyo.
PICTURES: Among his 52 picture credits are: Destination Tokyo,
Objective Burma, San Antonio, The Beast With Five Fingers, Night
and Day, Cheyenne, Missing Women, Two Guys From Texas, Bold
Frontiersman, Train to Alcatraz, Shanghai Chest, Carrie, April In
Paris, Roughly Speaking, The Very Thought of You, Shadow of a
Woman, Three Strangers, Romance on the High Seas, Torpedo
Alley, Irma La Douce, Marnie, Inside Daisy Clover, The Legend of
Lylah Clare, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, They Call Me Mr.
Tibbs, Somewhere in Time, Beethoven's 2nd, Milk Money.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Magnetic Moon, Sweet Sweet Rachel,
The Legend of Lizzie Borden, The Quest: The Longest Drive,
Passions, Dennis the Menace. Series: The Beverly Hillbillies.
Guest: More than 54 appearances.
AMENABAR, ALEJANDRO
Director, Writer. b. Santiago, Chile, March 31, 1972. Raised and
educated in Madrid. Wrote, directed and produced first film short, La
Cabeza, at age 19. Also composer with credits in eight pictures.
PICTURES: Himenoptero, Luna, Tesis, Open Your Eyes, Butterfly
Tongues (comp.), The Others, Vanilla Sky (s.p.), The Sea Inside
(also editor, composer, exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Series: premios Goya (presenter).
AMIEL, JON
Director, Producer. b. London, England, May 20, 1948. e.
Cambridge. Was in charge of the Oxford & Cambridge
Shakespeare Co., then literary mgr. for Hamptead Theatre Club
where he started directing. Became story editor for BBC, then
director.
PICTURES: Silent Twins, Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow,
Sommersby, Copycat, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Entrapment,
Simply Irresistible (prod. only), The Core, Angel Makers.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dear Janet Rosenberg -Dear Mister
Kooning, A Sudden Wrench, Gates of Gold, Busted. Mini-series:
The Singing Detective. Series: Tandoori Nights, Eyes (also pilot),
Reunion ("1986" dir.), The Wedding Planners (dir., exec. prod.).
AMIN, MARK
Executive, Producer. b. Rafsanjan, Iran, 1950. e. M.B.A., marketing, John Anderson School of Business (UCLA), 1975. Began
career in business ventures, 1975-81; co-founder, 20/20 Video,
1981-87; founder, Vidmark which then became Trimark Pictures,
1984. Chairman & CEO, Trimark Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Trimark Pictures until it merged with Lions Gate
Entertainment Corporation in 2000. With the merger, Amin
became vice chairman of the Lions Gate bd. of dir, a position he
held from Oct. 2000 to April 2006. Since 1998, Amin has been
chairman of the bd. of CinemaNow, Inc., which is now a Lions
Gate subsidiary company. Since 2001, he has been the owner and
CEO of Sobini Films, a production company Amin formed to inde-
pendently finance and produce specialized and maintstream
motion pictures. The company maintains a first -look deal with
Lions Gate Entertainment.
PICTURES: Exec. prod.: Demon Warp, The Sleeping Car, Whore,
Servants of Twilight, Into the Sun, Interceptor, Leprechaun,
Philadelphia Experiment II, Extreme Justice, Deadfall, Love and a
.45, Curse of the Starving Class, Night of the Running Man, A
Million to Juan, Frank and Jesse, Dangerous Touch, A Kid in King
Arthur's Court, Kicking and Screaming, Separate Lives, True
Crime, The Maddening, Leprechaun 3, Iron Eagle IV, Evolver,
Aurora: Operation Intercept, Never Ever, The Dentist, Underworld,
Sometimes They Come Back...Again, Pinocchio's Revenge,
Leprechaun 4: In Space, Crossworlds, Spring, Eve's Bayou, A Kid
in Aladdin's Palace, Standoff, Chairman of the Board, Carnival of
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TELEVISION: Movies: The Beneficiary, Dead by Midnight, Last
Stand at Saber River
AMOS, JOHN
Actor. b. Newark, NJ, Dec. 27, 1941. e. East Orange H.S.,
Colorado State U, Long Beach City Col. Inducted as honorary
Master Chief Petty Officer in U.S. Navy 1993. Worked as professional football player, social worker (heading the Vera Institute of
Justice in NY), and advertising copywriter before writing television
comedy material (for the Leslie Uggams Show) and performing as
stand-up comedian in Greenwich Village. Has also dir theatre with
Bahamian Rep. Co. Artistic dir, John Harms Theatre, Englewood, NJ.
THEATRE: L.A.: Norman Is That You?, Master Harold...And the
Boys, Split Second, The Emperor Jones. B'way: Tough to Get
Help. NYSF: Twelfth Night. Off-B'way: The Past is the Past.
Regional: Fences, Halley's Comet (also dir, writer). Foreign: Life
and Death of a Buffalo Soldier.
PICTURES: Vanishing Point (debut, 1971), Sweet Sweetback's
Baadasssss Song, The World's Greatest Athlete, Let's Do It Again,
Touched By Love, The Beastmaster, Dance of the Dwarfs,
American Flyers, Coming to America, Lock Up, Die Hard 2,
Ricochet, Two Evil Eyes (The Black Cat), Mac, Night Trap (Mardi
Gras for the Devil), Hologram Man, For Better or Worse, A Woman
Like That, The Player's Club, All Over Again, Ralph Ellison: An
American Journey, My Baby's Daddy, Shadow Boxing, 3/5 of a Man.
TELEVISION: Movies: The President's Plane is Missing, Future
Cop, Cops and Robin, Willa, Alcatraz -The Whole Shocking Story,
Bonanza -the Next Generation, The Rockford Files: Murder and
Misdemeanors, Something to Sing About, Disappearing Acts.
Mini-series: Roots (Emmy nom. 1977). Series: Mary Tyler Moore,
The Funny Side, Maude, Good Times, Hunter, South by
Southwest, 704 Hauser, The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air, The West
Wing, The District, All About the Andersons, Men in Trees. Guest:
More than 63 appearances.
ANDERS, ALLISON
Director, Writer. b. Ashland, KY Nov. 16, 1954. e. UCLA; Los
Angeles. NY Film Critics Circle Award for Gas Food Lodging,
(1992).
PICTURES: Border Radio (debut, 1987), Gas Food Lodging, Mi
vida loca, Four Rooms (The Missing Ingredient segment), Grace
of My Heart, Lover Girl (exec. prod. only), Sugar Town, Things
Behind the Sun.
TELEVISION: Series: Sex and the City, Grosse Pointe, Cold Case.
Documentaries: Welcome to Hollywood, Indie Sex: Taboos,
Independent View, Sundance 20, Olive Thomas: Everybody's
Sweetheart, Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season, In the Company
of Women.
ANDERSON, DAVID LEROY
Special Effects/Makeup.
PICTURES: (As Dave Anderson:The Serpent and the Rainbow,
Alien Nation, Never on Tuesday, Pet Sematary) As David Leroy
Anderson: Shocker, Cadence, Beyond the Law, Alien 3, Death
Becomes Her (prosthetic makeup), Loaded Weapon 1, Hot Shots!
Part Deux, The Three Musketeers, The Chase, Terminal Velocity
Vampire in Brooklyn, Batman Forever, Waterworld, The Arrival,
The Nutty Professor, (Academy Award, Best Makeup,1996), Men
in Black (Academy Award, Best Makeup, 1997), Out of Sight,
Jane Austen's Mafia, Spawn, Krippendorf's Tribe, Life, The Nutty
Professor II: The Klumps, The Brightness You Keep, Dragonfly,
Bruce Almighty, Dawn of the Dead, Cinderella Man (Academy
Award nom. 2006), Dead Silence.
TELEVISION: Movies: Barnum, Tuesdays With Morrie.
ANDERSON, GERRY
Hon. F.B.K.S., Producer, Director, Writer. b. London, England,
April 14, 1929. Entered industry in 1946. Chmn./man. dir. Gerry
Anderson Productions, Ltd. Over 320 pictures produced for TV
worldwide. Co-founded Anderson Burr Pictures, 1981. Prod.
Terrahawks in association with London Weekend Television, 1982;
second series, Terrahawks, 1984. Space Police pilot for series in
assoc. with TVS, 1985-6. Dick Spanner stop motion series for
Channel Four, 1987. Entered commercials as a dir: numerous
commercials incl. Royal Bank of Scotland, Children's World,
AND -AND
Domestos, Shout, Scotch Tape, etc. Anglo Russian Cartoon
Thunderbirds Are Go (s.p. only), Thunderbird 6 (also s.p.),
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (also story), Invasion UFO
(exec. prod., s.p. and creator, dir.) Invaders from the Deep, The
TELEVISION: Movies: The Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa,
Three on a Date, The Jayne Mansfield Story, Sizzle, Night of 100
Stars, Country Gold, My Mother's Secret Life, A Letter to Three
Wives, Stranded, Blondie and Dagwood (voice), Necessity, A
Whisper Kills, Too Good to Be True, Sorry Wrong Number, Coins
in the Fountain, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma
Todd, The Price She Paid, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Without
Thunderbirds (writer -characters).
Warning, Deadly Family Secrets, Back to the Grind. Series:
Series Astro Force and lecture tour An Evening with Garry
Anderson, 1992.
PICTURES: Producer: Crossroads
to
Crime
(also dir.),
TELEVISION: Movies: Journey Through the Black Sun, Into
Infinity, Destination Moonbase Alpha (exec. prod., s.p.), Cosmic
Princess (creator), Alien Attack, (also s.p. and creator), Love
I
Christmas. Series: The Adventures of Twizzle, Torchy the Battery
Boy, Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray,
Thunderbirds 2086, Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons (writer/cre-
ator only), Joe 90, The Secret Service, The Protectors, UFO,
Space 1999, Terrahawks, Dick Spanner, P.I., Space Precinct,
Lavender Castle, Captain Scarlet.
ANDERSON, GILLIAN
Actress. b. Chicago, IL, Aug. 9, 1968. e. Cornell University, NY;
DePaul University, Chicago.
THEATRE: London: What The Night Is For.
PICTURES: The Turning, Three at Once, A Matter of Choice, The
Mighty, Chicago Cab, The X -Files: Fight the Future, Playing by
Heart, The House of Mirth, The Mighty Celt, Tristram Shandy: A
Cock and Bull Story, Straightheads, No One Gets Off in This
Town.
TELEVISION: Movies: The X -Files, The X -Files: The Truth. Why
Planes Go Down (nary), The Mighty Celt. Series: The X -Files
Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award 1997, 3 Emmy nom., 3
Golden Globe nom.), Future Fantastic, Bleak House (Emmy nom.
2006). Guest: More than 37 appearances.
ANDERSON, HARRY
Actor. b. Newport, RI, Oct. 14, 1952. Performed magic show prior
to plays at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Also opening act for
Kenny Rogers, Debbie Reynolds and Roger Miller in Las Vegas.
Owner of magic shop in Ashland, OR. Received Stage Magician
of Year Award, National Acad. of Magician Arts and Sciences.
PICTURES: The Escape Artist, The Best of the Big Laff Off,
Explore Our World.
TELEVISION: Movies: Spies Lies and Naked Thighs; The Absent -
Minded Professor, Magic in the Magic Kingdom, Mother Goose
Rock 'M Rhyme, It, Circus of the Stars and Sideshow, Circus of
the Stars Goes to Disneyland, Harvey. Series: Night Court (3
Emmy nom. also writer, din), Our Time, Dave's World, The Science
of Magic. Guest: More than 46 appearances.
ANDERSON, J. WAYNE
Executive. b. Clifton Forge, VA, Feb. 19, 1947. e. USA Signal
School (1965-67); USN Service Schools (1967). USMC, 1965-69;
opened and operated 1st military 35mm m.p. theatre, Freedom
Hill Theatres in DaNang, Vietnam, 1967-69. R/C Theatres, dist.
mgr., 1971-75; v.p., 1976-83; pres./CEO, 1983 -present. Bd. of
dirs., Maryland Permanent Bank & Trust co., 1988 -present; chmn.,
1992 -present. Member of NATO, bd. of dirs., 1987 -present; technical advancement committee, 1981 -present; chmn., 1991 -pres-
ent. Ken Mason Inter -Society for the Enhancement of Theatrical
Presentation Award (2003), member 1986 -present. Huntsman bd.
of dirs., 1979-83; pres., 1982-83. Member: NRA, 1970 -life; Will
Rogers Inst., 1988 -present; Presidential Task Force, 1990 -life.
Anderson received the NATO of Ohio Distinguished Service
Award, 2006; Special Award of Commendation, Scientific and
Technical Academy Awards, 2007 and ShoWester of the Year -
2007, which he received together with
his
wife, Mary Ann
Anderson, whose service to national NATO began in 1988 and
extended to her retirement in 2007.)
ANDERSON, KEVIN
Actor. b. Gurnee, Illinois, Jan. 13, 1960. e. Goodman School.
Member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre where he starred in
Orphans. Moved with the play to New York (1985) and later
starred in the London production, as well as the film version.
THEATRE: NY: Orphans (Theatre World Award), Moonchildren,
Brilliant Tracers, Red Address, Death of a Salesman, Orpheus
Descending. London: Sunset Boulevard.
PICTURES: Risky Business (debut, 1983), Pink Nights, Orphans,
A Walk on the Moon, Miles From Home, In Country, Sleeping With
the Enemy, Liebestraum, Hoffa, The Night We Never Met, Rising
Sun, A Thousand Acres, Eye of God, Firelight, A Thousand Acres,
Gregory's Two Girls, Rapid Transit (stunts), Shearer's Breakfast,
The Doe Boy, When Strangers Appear, Charlotte's Web.
TELEVISION: Movies: Orpheus Descending, Hale the Hero, The
Wrong Man, The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, Ruby's. Bucket of
Blood, Monday Night Mayhem, Power and Beauty, Carry Me
Home. Series: Nothing Sacred (Golden Globe nom. 1998), Skin.
Special: Hale the Hero, Salomaybe?.
ANDERSON, LONI
Actress. b. St. Paul, MN, Aug. 5, 1946. e. U. of Minnesota. Taught
school before acting.
PICTURES: Stroker Ace, The Lonely Guy (cameo), All Dogs Go
to Heaven (voice), Munchie, A Night at the Roxbury, 3 Ninjas: High
Noon at Mega Mountain.
WKRP in Cincinnati (2 Emmy nom. 1980, 1981, 3 Golden Globe
nom incl. 1982), Partners in Crime, Easy Street, Nurses, The
Mullets, So noTORIous. Guest: More than 80 appearances.
ANDERSON, MARY ANN
Executive. b. Rome, NY, Nov. 3, 1952. e. U. of Calif., Riverside,
B.A. art history, 1973; U. of Oregon, Eugene, Master of Library
Science, 1974. Dir., Warner Research Collection, 1975-85;
Theatre Arts instructor UCLA 1980-85; mgr., CBS -TV docudrama, 1985-88; Instructor 1980-88 UCLA Extension, American
Film Institute. Amer. Film Inst., LA, 1985-88. V.P. & Executive
Director National Association of Theatre Owners, 1988-2007
(retired). Member: Acad. Motion Picture Arts & Sciences,
Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers, American Society of
Association Executives, Phi Beta Kappa, Woman of Achievement,
NATO (VP); Business and Prof'l. Women's Assoc.; Commissioner
of Burbank Heritage Commission; Board of Directors Burbank
Historical Society; Board member of Center of Film and Television
Design. Awards include: BPOA Awarded, 1984; Friend of Tripod,
1999, for her work in promoting access to deaf and hard -of -hearing audiences; Stace Award from Dolby, 2002; the Ken Mason
Award (InterSociety), 2004; Special Award of Commendation,
Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, 2007; and the
ShoWester of the Year -2007, which she received with her husband, J. Wayne Anderson, the president & CEO of R/C Theatres.
TELEVISION: The Scarlet O'Hara Wars, This Year's Blonde, The
Silent Lovers, A Bunnies Tale, Embassy.
ANDERSON, MELISSA SUE
Actress. b. Berkeley, CA, Sept. 26, 1962. Took up acting at suggestion of a dancing teacher. Did series of commercials; guest
role in episode of Brady Bunch; episode of Shaft. Gained fame as
Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie series (Emmy nom.).
PICTURES: Skatetown USA, Happy Birthday to Me, Chattanooga
Choo Choo, Far North, Looking Your Best, Dead Men Don't Die.
TELEVISION: Movies: More than 20 movies, including The
Loneliest Runner, James at 15, Where Have All the Children
Gone, Forbidden Nights, Earthquake in NY, 10.5: Apocalypse.
Series: The Little House on the Prairie (Emmy nom. 1978). Guest:
More than 57 appearances.
ANDERSON, MICHAEL
Director. b. London, England, Jan. 30, 1920. e. France, Germany.
Ent. motion picture industry as actor, 1936. Son is actor Michael
Anderson, Jr.
PICTURES: More than 35 dir picture credits, including Private
Angelo (debut, 1949; co-dir. with Peter Ustinov), Waterfront
Women, Hell Is Sold Out, Night Was Our Friend, 1984, Around the
World in Eighty Days (Academy Award nom., DGA nom., Golden
globe nom. 1957), The Shoes of the Fisherman, Logan's Run,
Murder by Phone, Millennium, Summer of the Monkeys, The New
Adventures of Pinnocchio.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sword of Gideon, Young Catherine, The
Sea Wolf, Rugged Gold, Captains Courageous, 20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea. Mini-series: The Martian Chronicles. Series:
Scales of Justice.
ANDERSON, MICHAEL, JR.
Actor. b. London, England, Aug. 6, 1943. Father is director
Michael Anderson. Ent. films as child actor, 1954.
PICTURES: More than 15 picture credits, incl. The Moonraker
(1958), The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Sons of Katie Elder,
Logan's Run, Nightkill, Sunset Grill, Terminal Rush.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Day Before Sunday, The House That
Would Not Die, In Search of America, The Family Rico, The
Daughters of Joshua Cabe, Coffee, Tea or Me?, Shootout in a
One -Dog Town, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Kiss of Gold, Making of a Male
Model, Dieppe, Rent -A -Kid, Steve Martini's Undue Influence, Elvis
Meets Nixon, Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families. Miniseries: Washington: Behind Closed Doors, The Martian
Chronicles. Series: The Monroes, Capitol. Guest: More than 55
appearances.
ANDERSON, PAUL THOMAS
Director, Writer. b. Sudio City, CA, Jan. 1, 1970. LA Film Crits.
Award, New Generation, 1997. BSFC Award for Best New
Filmmaker for Boogie Nights in 1997. Garnered Best Screenplay
Acad. Award nominations for Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Won
best picture at Berlin Int'l. Film Fest. for Magnolia (1999).
PICTURES: The Dirk Diggler Story (short), Cigarettes and
Coffee(short), Sydney (aka Hard Eight), Boogie Nights (also
prod., Acad. Award nom.), Flagpole Special (short), Magnolia
(Acad. Award nom.), Punch Drunk Love (Cannes Golden Palm
Award), A Decade Under the Influence (documentary), There Will
Be Blood (dir., s.p., prod.).
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AND-ANG
TELEVISION: Movies: Sworn to Vengeance (prod. assistant), SNL
Fanatic. Documentaries: Wadd: The Life and Times of John C.
Holmes, That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998 - March
2000, In Search of Ted Demme.
ANDERSON, RICHARD
Actor. b. Long Branch, NJ, Aug. 8, 1926. e. University H.S. W. Los
Angeles. Served in U.A. Army, WWII. Began acting career in summer theatre in Santa Barbara and Laguna Playhouse where spotted by MGM executives, who signed him to six -year contract.
Appeared in 26 films for MGM before leaving studio. More than
100 credits to his name since 1949.
PICTURES: More than 50 picture credits, including Twelve
O'Clock High (1949), The Long Hot Summer, Ride to Hangman's
Tree, Tore! Tore! Total, The Retrievers, The Player, Gettysburg,
The Johnny Johnson Trial.
TELEVISION: Movies: Neary 30 credits since 1970, including
Along Came A Spider, The Stepford Children, Hoover vs. the
Kennedys: The Second Civil War, In the Lake of the Woods.
Series: Bus Stop, The Lieutenant, Perry Mason, Dan August, The
Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Cover Up, Dynasty,
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Guest: More than 138 appearances.
ANDERSON, RICHARD DEAN
Actor. b. Minneapolis, MN. Jan. 23, 1950. Planned to become
professional hockey player. Became a street mime and jester.
Performed with his own rock band, Ricky Dean and Dante.
PICTURES: Young Doctors In Love, Summer Jobs, Ordinary
Heroes, Fallout (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: MacGyver, In the Eyes of a Stranger,
Through the Eyes of a Killer, Past the Bleachers, Pandora's Clock,
Stargate SG -1: Children of the Gods, Firehouse, Stargate Atlantis:
Rising. Series: General Hospital, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
Casino Royale, The Southern Star, Perfect Friday, Red Sun, Africa
Express, Scaramouche, The Sensuous Nurse, Slave of the
Cannibal God, Tigers in Lipstick, The Fifth Musketeer, Primitive
Desires, Four Tigers in Lipstick, Clash of the Titans, Reporters,
Mexico in Flames, Liberte/Egalite/Choucroute, Class Reunion,
Cremaster 5, Die, Vogelpredigt.
TELEVISION: Movies: Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown
Murders, Cave of the Golden Rose III, Cave of the Golden Rose
IV, In 80 Jahren um die Welt. Mini-series: Peter the Great. Series:
Falcon Crest. Guest: More than 40 appearances.
ANDREWS, ANTHONY
Actor, Producer. b. London, England, Dec. 1, 1948. e. Royal
Masonic Sch., Herts. Regional stage debut, 1967.
PICTURES: Take Me High/Hot Property (debut, 1973), Operation
Daybreak, Under the Volcano, The Holcroft Covenant, The
Second Victory, The Lighthorsemen, Hanna's War, Lost in Siberia,
The Law Lord, Haunted (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: A Beast With Two Backs, The Judge's
Wife, A War of Children, A Day Out, French Without Tears,
London Assurance, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing,
Mistress of Paradise, Ivanhoe, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sparkling
Cyanide, Z for Zachariah, Bluegrass, Suspicion, The Woman He
Loved, Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, Danielle Steel's Jewels
Golden Globe nom. 1993), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde, Hands of a Murderer, Heartstones, Mothertime, David
Copperfield, Cambridge Spies, Marple: By the Pricking of My
Thumbs. Mini-series: QB VII, Brideshead Revisited (Golden Globe
Award, Emmy nom. 1982), &D., Love in a Cold Climate. Series:
The Pallisers, Upstairs Downstairs, Danger UXB. Guest: More
than 49 appearances.
Emerald Point N.A.S., MacGyver, Legend, Stargate SG-1.(also exec.
ANDREWS, JULIE
prod.), Stargate: Atlantis. Guest: More than 40 appearances.
Actress, Singer. r.n. Julia Wells. b. Walton -on -Thames, England.
ANDERSON, SARAH PIA
Director.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Woman Calling, Prime Suspect 4: Inner
Oct. 1,
Circles. Mini-series: The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Plastic
Man. Series: Doctor Finlay, Alleyn Mysteries, ER, Profiler, Leaving
L.A.,
Ally McBeal, Nothing Sacred, Strong Medicine, James
Cameron's Dark Angel, Gilmore Girls, The District, Level 9, Heart
of the City, Huff.
ANDERSON, SYLVIA
Producer. Writer (Pinewood Studios).
r.
n. Sylvia Thamm. b.
London, England. e. London U. Entered m. p. ind. 1960. First pub.
novel, Love and Hisses. UK rep for Home Box Office of America.
PICTURES: Thunderbirds Are Go, Thunderbird Six (prod.),
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, Invaders from the Deep (prod.
only), The Thunderbirds (only writing/characters).
TELEVISION: Creator &I or Prod.: Space 1999, UFO,
Thunderbirds, Journey Through the Black Sun, Destination
Moonbase Alpha, Alien Attack, Love Christmas, Star Maidens
(assoc. prod.), Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons.
I
ANDERSON, WES
Director, Writer. b. Houston, TX, May 1, 1969. e. U. of Texas, BA.
PICTURES: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore (also exec. prod.;
Independent Spirit Award, best dir., New Generation Award, L.A.
Film Critics), The Royal Tenenbaums (also prod.; Academy Award
nom., BAFTA nom. WGA nom. for screenplay 2002), The Life
Aquatic, The Squid and the Whale (prod.), The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
ANDERSSON, BIBI
Actress. b. Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 11, 1935. e. Royal Dramatic
Theatre School (Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern).
THEATRE: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Long Day's Journey
Into Night, The Winter's Tale, Stockholm: Peer Gynt, Goldberg
Variations.
PICTURES: Featured in 70 pictures, incl. Dum-Bom (debut,
1953), Sir Arne's Treasure, Smiles of a Summer Night, The
Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Magician, Brink of Life, The
Face, The Devil's Eye, Square of Violence, Pleasure Garden, The
Swedish Mistress, Not to Mention These Women, My Sister My
Love, Persona, Duel at Diablo, A Question of Rape, The Passion
of Anna, The Kremlin Letter, The Touch, Never Promised You a
Rose Garden, An Enemy of the People, The Concorde: Airport
'79, Prosperous Times, The Marmalade Revolution, Black Crows,
Exposed, Manika, A Passing Season, The Butterfly's Dream, Little
Big Sister, Light Keeps Me Company, Shit Happens, Anna.
I
1935. m. dir/writer Blake Edwards. Debut, England
Starlight Roof Revue London Hippodrome, 1948. Author of
Mandy, Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, 1973.
THEATRE: NY: The Boy Friend, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Putting It
Together, Victor/Victoria. Received SAG Life Achievement Award
2007.
PICTURES: Mary Poppins (debut, 1964; Acad. Award, Golden
Globe Award 1965), The Americanization of Emily, The Sound of
Music (Acad. Award nom. Golden Globe Award 1966), Hawaii,
Torn Curtain, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Golden Globe win and
nom. 1968), Star! (Golden Globe nom. 1969), Darling Lili (Golden
Globe nom. 1971), The Tamarind Seed, "10," (Golden Globe
nom. 1980), s.o.B, Victor/Victoria (Acad. Award nom., Golden
Globe Award, 1983) The Man Who Loved Women, That's Life
(Golden Globe nom. 1987), Duet For One (Golden Globe nom,
1986), A Fine Romance, Relative Values, The Princess Diaries,
Who Shot Victor Fox, Shrek 2, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
Engagement, Shrek the Third (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Cinderella (Emmy nom. 1958), Peter Pan
(singer), Our Sons, Victor/Victoria, One Special Night, On Golden
Pond, Eloise at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime (Emmy nom.
2004). Series: The Julie Andrews Hour (Emmy Award Golden
Globe nom. 1973), Julie, Broadway: The American Musical
(Emmy Award, 2005). Specials: Appeared in more than 15 specials, incl. Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, The World of Walt
Disney, Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center, Julie on Sesame Street,
Julie Andrews' Christmas Special, Julie Andrews: My Favorite
Things, Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas, Julie and Carol:
Together Again. Guest: More than 111 appearances.
ANDREWS, NAVEEN
Actor. b. England, Jan. 17, 1971. e. Guildhall School of Music and
Drama.
PICTURES: London Kills Me, Wild West, Kama Sutra: A Tale of
Love, The English Patient, True Love and Chaos, Mighty Joe
Young, A Question of Faith, Drowning on Dry Land, Blessed Art
Thou, Rollerball, Easy, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Bride and
Prejudice, Provoked: A True Story, Grindhouse, The Brave One.
TELEVISION: Movies: Double Vision, My Own Country, The
Peacock Spring, The Chippendales Murder. Mini-series: The
Buddha of Suburbia, The Beast, The Ten Commandments.
Series: The Beast, Lost (Emmy nom. 2005, Golden Globe nom.
2006).
TELEVISION: Movies: Among 17 appearances are Rabies,
Wallenberg -A Hero's Story, Till Julia, The Lost Prince, The
ANGELOPOULOS, THEO
Return of the Dancing Master.
PICTURES: Reconstruction, Days of 36, The Travelling Players,
The Hunters, Alexander the Great, Voyage to Kythera (Cannes
Film Fest. Award, Best Screenplay, 1984), The Beekeeper,
Landscape in the Mist, The Suspended Step of the Stork, The
Gaze of Odysseus (Cannes Film Fest. Award, Jury Prize, 1995),
Lumiere and Company, Eternity and a Day, Trilogy: The Weeping
Meadow, Port Djema (assoc. prod.), Mia aioniotita kai mia mera,
The Dust of Time (dir. only). Documentaries: Chorio ena, katikos
enas (short), Athens, Return to the Acropolis (short).
ANDRESS, URSULA
Actress. b. Bern, Switzerland, Mar. 19, 1936. To Rome as teen
where she landed roles in Italian Films.
PICTURES: Sins of Casanova (debut, 1954), An American in
Rome, The Tempest Has Gone, La Catena dell'Odio, Anyone Can
Play, Dr. No (Golden Globe Award 1964), Four For Texas, Fun in
Acapulco, Nightmare in the Sun, She, The Tenth Victim, What's
New Pussycat?, Up to His Ears, Once Before I Die, The Blue Max,
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Director, Writer, Producer, Actor. b. Athens, Greece, April 17, 1935.
AN I -ANT
ANISTON, JENNIFER
Actress, Producer. b. Sherman Oaks, CA, Feb. 11, 1969. e. NY
High School of the Performing Arts. Daughter of actor John
Aniston. Started training as a drama student in high school. In
1987, after graduation, appeared in For Dear Life and Dancing on
Checker's Grave (off B'way) Won People's Choice Awards, USA,
favorite female TV performer, 2001, 2002, 2003.
PICTURES: Leprechaun, Waiting for Woody, She's the One, 'Til
There Was You, Picture Perfect, The Object of My Affection,
Dream for an Insomniac The Thin Pink Line, Office Space, The
Iron Giant (voice), Time of our Lives, Rock Star, The Good Girl,
Bruce Almighty, Along Came Polly, Rumor Has It, Derailed, Running
with Scissors (prod.), Friends with Money, Diary A Million Little
Pieces (prod.), Gambit, The Break -Up, Wanted, The Senator's Wife
(also prod.), Goree Girls (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: How
Spent My Summer, Camp
Cucamonga. Series: Molloy (debut, 1989), Ferris Bueller, The
I
Edge, Muddling Through, Friends (TV Guide Award, 2000, Emmy
Award, 2002, 4 other nom., 1 Golden Globe, best pert. by actress
in TV series, 2003,). Special: Friends: The Stuff You've Never
Seen, Bad Hair Days. Guest: More than 64 appearances.
ANN-MARG RET
Actress, Singer, Dancer. r.n. Ann -Margret Olsson. b. Valsjobyn,
Sweden, April 28, 1941. e. New Trier H.S., Winnetka, IL;
Northwestern U. m. Roger Smith, actor, dir, prod. Radio shows,
toured with band, worked with George Burns in Las Vegas. TV
debut, Jack Benny Show, 1961.
PICTURES: Pocketful of Miracles (debut, 1961), State Fair, Bye
Bye Birdie (Golden Globe nom. 1964), Viva Las Vegas, Kitten
With a Whip, The. Pleasure Seekers, Bus Riley's Back in Town,
in the famed firefighter, "Red" Adair, who was reluctant to cap the
blazing well without assurance of compensation. Anschutz contacted Universal Studios, who were filming a story on Adair at the
time, and sold them rights to film his fire, for $100,000, enough to
assure payment to Adair and continued operations.
In
1982,
Anshutz sold land to Mobil for $500 million and 17% royalties. In
1984, he bought the small Denver & Rio Grande Western
Railroad. In 1988, he took control of the Southern Pacific
Railroad. Developed a fiber -optics network along the railroad
right-of-way. In 1996, the Southern Pacific was sold to the Union
Pacific Railroad for $5.4 billion. Anshutz retained a 5.4% stake in
the combined company. In addition, he retained the telecomm
company and the fiber -optics network it was based on along the
railroad right-of-way. 1997, this company, now called Qwest
Communications, was taken public. As a public company, Anshutz
still owns 18%. Now focusing on entertainment: bought stakes in
troubled United Artists, Edwards and Regal theatres comprising
20% of U.S. movie screens. Founded companies Crusader,
Walden Media to develop films with family -friendly bent. Trustee,
Kansas University Endowment, John F Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts; hon. board member, Museum of Natural History,
New York and the National Associates Board of the Smithsonian
Institute, Washington, D.C. Director, The Anschutz Foundation,
Chairman of The Anschutz Film Group.
PICTURES: Producer A Sound of Thunder, Sahara, Ray, Around
the World in 80 Days.
ANSPACH, SUSAN
Actress. b. New York, NY, Nov. 23, 1945. e. Catholic U.,
Washington, DC. After school returned to NY and in 3 years had
Swinger, Murderer's Row, The Prophet, The Tiger and the
performed in 11 B'way and off-B'way prods. Moved to Los
Angeles and entered films.
PICTURES: The Landlord (debut, 1970), Five Easy Pieces, Play It
Pussycat, Rebus, Criminal Affair, RPM, C. C. & Company, Carnal
Knowledge (Academy Award nom., Golden Globe Award 1972),
The Outside Man, The Train Robbers, Tommy (Academy Award
nom., Golden Globe Award, 1976), The Last Remake of Beau
Geste, The Twist, Joseph Andrews (Golden Globe nom. 1978),
John Chapman, Rosetti & Ryan, Mad Bull, The Last Giraffe,
Once A Thief, The Cincinnati Kid, Made in Paris, Stagecoach, The
The Cheap Detective, Magic, The Villain, Middle Age Crazy,
Ought To Be in Pictures, Lookin' to Get Out, The Return of the
I
Soldier, Twice in a Lifetime, 52 Pick-up, A Tiger's Tail, A New Life,
Newsies, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, The Limey, The
Last Producer, Any Given Sunday, The 10th Kingdom: The Making
of an Epic, Taxi, Mem-o-re, The Santa Clause 3, The Break -Up,
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Way They Were, Who Will Love My
Children? (Emmy nom., Golden Globe Award 1983), A Streetcar
Named Desire (Emmy nom., Golden Globe Award 1984), The Two
Mrs. Grenvilles (Emmy nom., Golden Globe nom. 1987), Our
Sons, Nobody's. Children, Following Her Heart, Blue Rodeo, Life
of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (Emmy nom., Golden
Globe nom. 1999), Happy Face Murders, A Woman's Helluva
Thing, A Place Called Home. Mini-series: Queen (Emmy nom.,
Golden Globe nom. 1993), Scarlett, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town:
JonBenet and the City of Boulder, The 10th Kingdom, Blonde.
Series: Four Corners. Guest: More than 68 appearances.
ANNAUD, JEAN-JACQUES
Writer, Director. b. Draveil, France, Oct. 1, 1943. Began career
as film dir. in French army, making educational pictures. Also
directed 500 commercials. Received 1989 cinema prize from
French Acad. for career's work. Directed IMAX film Wings of
Courage.
PICTURES: Black and White in Color (winner of Best Foreign
Language Film Oscar, 1978), Too Shy to Try (writer only), Coup de
Tete (Hothead), Quest for Fire (Cesar Award for best dir., 1982),
The Name of the Rose, The Bear (Cesar Award for best dir.,
1989), The Lover, Wings of Courage, Seven Years In Tibet,
Running Free (s.p. and prod.) Enemy at the Gates (also prod.),
Two Brothers (also prod., exec. prod.), Her Majestic Minor (also
prod.).
ANSARA, MICHAEL
Actor. b. Syria, April 15, 1922. e. Pasadena Playhouse. Served
in U.S. Army; then summer stock, road shows.
PICTURES: Appeared in more than 70 pictures, incl. Soldiers
Three, Only the Valiant, Julius Caesar Mohammad Messenger of
God, The Manitou, Gas, Access Code, Knights of the
City,
Assasination, Lethal (KGB: The Secret War), Border Shootout.,
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, The Long Road Home.
Spent My Summer Vacation,
TELEVISION: Movies: How
I
Powderkeg, Call to Danger, Ordeal, Shootout in a One -Dog Town,
Barbary Coast, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, Batman
Beyond: The Movie. Mini-series: Centennial. Series: Broken
Arrow, Law of the Plainsman, Dream of Jeannie (dir.), Buck
I
Rogers in the 25th Century, Rambo voice), Batman: The Animated
Series (voice), The New Batman/Superman Adventures (voice).
Guest: More than 110 appearances.
ANSCHUTZ, PHILIP
Executive, Producer. b. 1939, Russell, KS. e. U. Hof Kansas,
1961. Entered U. of Virgina law school but returned to help with
family oil wildcatting business. On first discovery of oil in 1967,
Anschutz bought up surrounding oil leases on credit. When a
spark ignited the entire field, threatening to bankrupt him he called
Again Sam, Blume in Love, The Big Fix, Running, The Devil and
Max Devlin, Gas, Montenegro, Misunderstood, Blue Monkey, Into
the Fire, Blood Red, Back to Back, Candle Smoke, Alien X Factor.
TELEVISION: Movies: I Want to Keep My Baby, The Secret Life of
Portrait of an Escort, The First Time, Deadly Encounter, Cagney
& Lacey: The Return, Dancing at the Harvest Moon. Mini-series:
Space. Series: The Yellow Rose, The Slap Maxwell Story.
ANSPAUGH, DAVID
Director, Producer. b. Decatur; IN, Sept. 24, 1946. e. Indiana U.,
1965-70; USC, 1974-76. School teacher, Aspen, CO, 1970-74.
PICTURES: Director: Hoosiers (debut, 1986), Fresh Horses, Rudy,
Moonlight and Valentino, Wise Girls, The Game of Their Lives,
4Chosen.
TELEVISION: Movies: Vampire (assoc. prod.), Fighting Back
(assoc. prod.), Deadly Care, In the Company of Darkness, Swing
Vote, LA County 187, Two Against Time. Series: Paris (assoc.
prod.), Hill St. Blues (assoc. prod. 1980-81; prod.-dir. 1981-82;
prod.-dir. 1983-84, dir 1985. DGA Award: 1983, 2 Emmy Awards
for producing: 1982, 1983), St. Elsewhere (dir.), Miami Vice (dir.).
ANTHONY, LYSETTE
Actress. rn. Lysette Chodzko. b. London, England, Sept. 26,
1963. Stage work incl. Bristol Old Vic, 1988-90.
PICTURES: Krull, Night Train to Murder L'Etincelle, Dombey &
Son, A Drop in the Ocean, Looking for Eileen, The Emperor's New
Clothes, Without A Clue, Switch, The Pleasure Principle,
Husbands and Wives, The Hour of the Pig, Look Who's. Talking
Now, Save Me, Face the Music, The Hard Truth, A Brilliant
Disguise, Affair Play, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Dracula: Dead and
Loving It, Dead Cold, Robison Crusoe, Prince of Lies, Man of Her
Dreams, Misbegotten, Tale of the Mummy, Beneath Loch Ness,
Farewell to Harry.
TELEVISION: Movies: Ivanhoe, Oliver Twist, Frost in May,
Princess Daisy, Jack the Ripper The Lady and the Highwayman,
A Ghost in Monte Carlo, Target of Suspicion, Trilogy of Terror II,
Hotel!, Poirot: The Hollow. Mini-series: Oliver Twist, The Bretts.
Series: Crossroads, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Three Up Two Down
(BBC), Dark Shadows, Cluedo, Night & Day, The Bill. Guest: More
than 40 appearances.
ANTON, SUSAN
Actress. b. Oak Glen, CA, Oct. 12, 1950. Concert & night club
singer. Country album & single Killin' Time went top 10 on Country
charts. Made B'way debut in Hurlyburly, 1985. Also in The Will
Rogers Follies. Off-B'way in X-rnas a Go -Go. 1992, hon. chmn. of
Amer Cancer Soc., Calif. Special Olympics, & hon. capt. U.S.
Woman's Olympic Volleyball Team.
PICTURES: Goldengirl (Golden Globe nom. 1980), Spring Fever,
Cannonball Run II, Making Mr Right, Lena's Holiday.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Great American Beauty Contest,
Baywatch: River of No Return. Series: Baywatch, Baywatch Hawaii.
Guest: More than 43 appearances.
ANTONIO, LOU
Director, Actor, Writer, Producer.
b.
Oklahoma City, OK,
January 23, 1934. e. U. of OK. Two Emmy Noms for TV Movies.
THEATRE: Actor: The Buffalo Skinner (Theatre World. Award),
various other productions.
PICTURES: Actor: America America, Hawaii, Cool Hand Luke,
The Phynx. Dir: The Gypsy Warriors, Micki + Maude (exec. prod.).
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TELEVISION: Movies/Director: More than 35 dr. credits, incl.
Lanigan's Rabbi, Someone I Touched, Something for Joey (Emmy
nom. 1978), The Critical List, Silent Victory -The Kitty O'Neil Story
(Emmy nom. 1979), A Real American Hero, We're Fighting Back,
Something So Right, A Good Sport, Threesome, Rearview Mirror,
Face to Face, The Outside Woman (also prod.), Dark Holiday
(also exec. prod.), Between Friends, Mayflower Madam, Pals, 13
at
Dinner, This Gun for Hire, Lies Before Kisses, The Last
Prostitute, The Rape of Dr. Willis, A Taste for Killing, Nightmare in
the Daylight, The Contender. Mini-series: Rich Man, Poor Man
(co-dir.), Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, The Star Maker. Series: Dir
for 34 series, incl. The Flying Nun (1967), Banacek, Rich Man
Poor Man Book II, Party of Five, Chicago Hope, American Gothic,
Dark Skies, Dawson's Creek, Vengeance Unlimited, Get Real,
The West Wing, C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, First Monday,
The Handler, Boston Legal. Guest: More than 116 appearances.
ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO
Director, Writer.
b.
Ferrara, Italy, Sept. 29, 1912. e. Centro
Spiremintale di Cinematografia; degree in economics. Film critic
on local newspaper; film critic with Corriere Padano, 1936-40;
script writer for Un PiIota Ritorna, I due Foscari and asst. dir. for
Les Visiteurs du Soir, 1942; with Italia Libera and on edit. staff of
Cinema, 1944-45. First films as dir. were short documentaries
including: Gente del Po (1943-47), N.U., L'Amorosa Menzogna,
Superstizione, Sette canne un vestito, followed by latter works La
Villa dei Mostri, La Funivia del Faloria, Kumbha Mela, Roma, Noto-Mandorli-Vulcano--Stromboli-Carnevale. Recipient of: Palme
d'Or, 1987; Prix Lumiere, 1990; h.c. degree, Univ. of Berkeley, 1993;
honorary Academy Award, 1995; Legion d'Honneur, Paris 1996 and
many others. Prof. at Cornell Univ., NY.
PICTURES: DirectorlWriter: Story of a Love Affair (feature debut as
dlr., 1950), The Vanquished, Lady Without Camelias, Love in the City
(segment: When Love Fails), The Girl Friends, The Outcry, I Am a
Camera, L'Awentura, The Night, Eclipse, Red Desert,
Tre
Volb/Three Faces of a Woman (dir only; segment: Prefazione),
I
Blow -Up (2 Academy Award nom. for dir. 1967), Zabriskie Point,
Chung Kuo (documentary), The Passenger, The Oberwald Mystery,
Identification of a Woman, The Crew, Beyond the Clouds (co-dir., cos.p., with Wim Wenders), Just to Be Together Destinazione Verna,
Eros (segment "II Fib pericoloso delle cose").
(d. July 30, 2007)
ANTONOWSKY, MARVIN
Executive. b. New York, NY, Jan. 31, 1929. e. City College of New
York, BA., M.B.A. Joined Kenyon and Eckhart in 1957 for which
was media research dlr. then mktg. v.p. With Norman, Craig, &
Kummel as v.p., mktg. svcs. Became v.p. in charge of media
research and spot buying at J. Walter Thompson, 1965. Joined
ABC-TV as v.p. in charge of research, 1969. Left to become v.p. in
charge of programming at NBC-TV. Became sr. v.p., Universal -TV
1976. Joined Columbia Pictures as pres., mktg. & research, 1979.
Rejoined MCA/Universal Pictures as pres, mktg., 1983. Formed
Marvin Antonowsky & Assoc., mktg. consultancy firm, 1989.
Rejoined Columbia Pictures in 1990 as exec. v.p. and asst. to
chmn. Joined Price Entertainment as exec. v.p., 1993. Marketing
consultant to movie distributors. Bd. of Dir. for LA Opera, member
of Baruch College fund.
ANWAR, GABRIELLE
Actress. b. Laleham, England, Feb. 4,1970.
PICTURES: Manifesto (debut, 1989), If Looks Could Kill, Wild
Hearts Can't Be Broken, Scent of a Woman, For Love or Money,
The Three Musketeers, Body Snatchers, Things to Do in Denver
When You're Dead, Innocent Lies, The Grave, Nevada (also co prod.), Kimberly, The Guilty, The Manor, If You Only Knew, North
Beach, Without Malice, Flying Virus, Mob Dot Corn, The Marsh,
Crazy Eights.
TELEVISION: Movies: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the
Dawn Treader, In Pursuit of Honor, The Ripper, My Little Assassin,
How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, Without Malice,
Case of Evil, Try to Remember, Mysterious Island, Long Lost Son,
The Librarian 2: Return to King Solomon's Mines, Burn Notice.
Mini-series: Hideaway, First Born, Summer's Lease, Misteri della
giungla nera, I. Series: Press Gang, Fallen Angels, John Doe, The
Tudors.
APATOW, JUDD
Producer, Writer. b. Syosset, NY, Dec. 6, 1967.
PICTURES: Crossing the Bridge (assoc. prod. only),
Heavyweights (writer, exec. prod. and actor), Happy Gilmore (s.p.
only), Celtic Pride (s.p., exec. prod.), The Cable Guy (s.p., exec.
prod.), The Wedding Singer (s.p. only), The Whistlebower, Action
News (prod. only), Anchorman (prod. only), Fun with Dick and
Jane (s.p.), Kicking & Screaming (exec. prod.), The Shaggy Dog
(writer), The 40 Year -Old Virgin (also Dir.; WGA nom. 2006),
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (prod. only),
Knocked Up (writer, prod., dir.), Drillbit Taylor (prod.), Super Bad
(prod.), Walk Hard (prod., writer), Step Brothers (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The TV Wheel (writer only), Life on Parole,
Sick in the Head (exec. prod., writer). Series: The Larry Sanders
Show (dir. only, 5 Emmy nom., WGA nom. 1998), The Ben Stiller
Show (actor only, Emmy Award; writer), The Critic, Freaks and
Geeks (exec. prod, din , writer), Undeclared (creator, writer, exec.
prod., dir.), Help Me Help You (actor only).
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APPLEGATE, CHRISTINA
Actress. b. Hollywood, CA Nov 25, 1972. m. actor Johnathon
Schaech.
PICTURES: Jaws of Satan (debut, 1980), Streets, Don't Tell Mom
the Babysitter's Dead, Across the Moon, Wild Bill, Mars Attacks!,
Nowhere, The Big Hit, Jane Austen's Mafia, The Giving Tree, Out
in Fifty, Just Visiting, The Sweetest Thing, A View From the Top,
Wonderland, Grand Theft Parsons, Surviving Christmas.
TELEVISION: Movies: Grace Kelly, Dance 'til Dawn, Prince
Charming, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. Series: Washingtoon,
Heart of the City, Married...With Children, Jesse (Golden Globe
nom. 1999), Samantha Who?. Guest: More than 68 appearances.
APTED, MICHAEL
Director, Producer.
b. Aylesbury, England, Feb. 10, 1941. e.
Cambridge. Broke into industry at Granada TV in England in early
1960s as trainee, researcher and finally director. By 1965, was prod.dir for local programs and current affairs then staff drama dir. for TV
series, plays and serials. In late 1960s left Granada to freelance.
PICTURES: Director: Triple Echo, Stardust, The Squeeze,
Agatha, Coal Miner's Daughter Continental Divide, Gorky Park,
The River Rat (exec. prod. only), Firstborn, Critical Condition,
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, Class Action,
Thunderheart, Dracula (exec. prod. only), Blink, Nell, Extreme
Measures, The World Is Not Enough, Enigma, Enough, Tell No
One, Black Autumn, Amazing Grace, Goal! 3.
TELEVISION: MoviesIDirector: Another Sunday and Sweet FA.,
The Reporters, Play for Today: Kisses at Fifty, Joy, High Kampf,
Jack Point, The Collection, Stronger Than the Sun, P'tang Yang
Kipperbang, The Long Way Home, Criminal Justice (exec. prod.),
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story, Intruders (exec.
prod.), Always Outnumbered, 14 Up in America (exec. prod.),
Nathan Dixon. Series: Haunted, Big Breadwinner Hog, The
Dustbinmen, The Lovers, Black and Blue, My Life and Times,
Crossroads (also exec. prod.), New York News, Rome (DGA
Award 2006). Documentaries: 7 Plus Seven, 21, 28 Up, 35 Up, 7 Up In America, 42: Forty Two Up, Married in America, 49 Up (dir.,
narr.,
prod.),
The
Power
of
the
Game.
ARAKI, GREGG
Director, Editor, Producer, Writer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 17, 1959.
PICTURES: Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987), The
Long Weekend (O'Despair), The Living End, Totally F***ed Up,
The Doom Generation, Nowhere, Splendor, Mysterious Skin,
Smiley Face.
TELEVISION: Movie: Shattered Spirits (researcher), This Is How
the World Ends.
ARAU, ALFONSO
Director, Actor. b. Mexico City, Mexico, Jan. 11, 1932. e. Univ. of
Mexico. Studied drama there and with Saki Sano in Mexico; UCLA
film school; studied pantomime in Paris.
PICTURES: Actor: Pedro Paramo, The Wild Bunch, Scandalous
John, Run Cougar Run, Nest of Virgins, Inspector Calzonzin (also
Posse, Used Cars, Romancing the Stone, Three
Amigos!, Walker Committed, Pickling Up the Pieces (also dir,
dir.), Tivoli,
exec. prod.). Director: Mojado Power (also acting, prod.), Tacos de
oro (also s.p.) Como aqua para chocolate, A Walk in the Clouds,
Zapata, Hijos del Topo, Los (exec. prod.), Gold on Eagle Street, El
Dia que me quieras (also prod.), Dare to Love Me (also prod.).
TELEVISION: MovieslActor: Stones for Ibarra, Where the Hell's
That Gold?!. Director: Catch a Falling Star The Magnificient
Ambersons, A Painted House. Series: El Show de Arau.
ARCAND, DENYS
Director. b. Deschambault, Quebec, Canada, June 25, 1941. e. U.
of Montreal, 1963. While still history student, co -prod. Seul ou
avec D'Autres (1962). Joined National Film Board of Canada,
where he began making documentary shorts (Champlain, Les
Montrealistes and La Route de l'ouest) forming a trilogy dealin
with colonial Quebec. In 1970, socio-politicial doc. about Quebec
textile workers, On Est au Colon, generated controversy resulting
in the NFB banning film until 1976.
PICTURES: Un Maudite Galette (1st fiction feature, 1971), Dir. &/or
writer: Seoul ou Avec D'autres, Entre la Mer et L'eau Douce, Quebec:
Duplessis et Apres...(doc.), Dirty Money, Rejeanne Padovani, Gina,
Comfort and Indifference, Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe, The Decline of
the American Empire, Night Zoo (actor only), Jesus of Montreal
(Cannes Film Fest. jury prize, 1989), Leolo (actor only), Montreal
Sextet (also actor), Love and Human Remains, Poverty and other
Delights, 15 moments, Joyeaux Calvaire, Stardom, The Barbarian
Invasions (also actor, writer Academy Award nom. 2004), L' Age des
tenebres.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: Duplessis (writer), Murder in the
Family, Empire, Inc.
ARCHER, ANNE
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 25, 1947. Daughter of actess
Marjorie Lord and actor John Archer. m. Terry Jastrow, TV network
sports prod.-dir and pres. Jack Nicklaus Prods.
THEATRE: A Couple White Chicks Sitting. Around Talking (off
B'way, 1981), Les Liaison Dangereuses (Williamstown Film Fest., 1988).
ARC -ARK
PICTURES: The Honkers (debut, 1972), Cancel My Reservation,
The All-American Boy, Trackdown, Lifeguard, Paradise Alley,
Good Guys Wear Black, Hero at Large, Raise the Titanic, Green
Ice, Waltz Across Texas (also co -story), The Naked Face, Too
Scared to Scream, The Check Is in the Mail, Fatal Attraction
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1988), Love at Large,
Narrow Margin, Eminent Domain, Patriot Games, Body of
Evidence, Family Prayers, Short Cuts (Golden Globe Award
1994), Clear and Present Danger, There Goes My Baby (narrator),
Mojave Moon, Nico the Unicorn, Whispers (voice), Dark Summer,
Rules of Engagement, The Art of War, Uncle Nino, The Gray in
Between, Cheer Up, Man of the House, Stand by Your Man, End
Game, Chatham, 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Blue Knight, The Mark of Zorro, The
Log of the Black Pearl, A Matter of Wife...and Death, The Dark
Side of Innocence, Harold Robbins' The Pirate, The Sky's No
Limit, A Different Affair, A Leap of Faith, The Last of His Tribe,
Nails, Jane's House, Because Mommy Works (also co -prod.), The
Man in the Attic, Jake's Women, Almost Forever, Indiscretion of an
American Wife, My Husband's Secret Life, Night of the Wolf,
Judicial Indiscretion. Mini-series: Seventh Avenue, Camino de
Santiago. Series: Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, The Family
Tree, Falcon Crest, Boston Public, The L Word, Ghost Whisperer,
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dennis and Dee Get a New
Dad. Guest: More than 60 appearances.
ARCHERD, ARMY
Columnist, TV commentator. r.n. Armand Archerd. b. New York,
NY, Jan. 13, 1922. e. UCLA, grad. '41, U.S. Naval Academy Post
Graduate Sch., 1943. m. actress Selma Archerd. Started as usher
at Criterion Theatre, N.Y., while in high school. After grad. UCLA,
worked at Paramount studios before entering Navy. Joined AP
Hollywood bureau 1945, Herald -Express, Daily Variety as columnist, 1953. M.C. Hollywood premieres, Emmys and Academy
Awards.
Pres., found., Hollywood Press Club. Awards from
Masquers, L.A. Press Club, Hollywood Foreign Press Club, and
Newsman of the Year award from Publicists Guild, 1970; Movie
Game. Co -host on TV series, People's Choice. Received
Hollywood Women's Press Club Man of the Year Award, 1987.
Appeared in numerous movies and TV series and specials as himself. Continues as columnist reporting on entertainment industry
for Daily Variety, with columns also appearing online at www.variety.com. Guest: More than 43 appearances.
ARCURI, JAMES
Executive, Producer. e. NY Institute of Technology, Hofstra U.,
Nassau Community College, New School for Social Research.
Entered industry as production assist. Founder & Director of the
Long Island International Film Festival, The New York Film
Academy (start up), owned and operated feature film library, MGM
Home Video, United Artists (gross ticketing reporter). President of
Multi -Media division of Network America, to develop broadcasting
on the Internet. Formed Mainstay Films Corporation as a production and distribution company for feature film projects. Owns and
operates Production Systems, Inc. Inventor of the Cineviewer (pocketable director's view finder).
AUTHOR: More than two dozen screenplays, including Honor for
Sale (also in hardcover), Founded, Cinema Graphic Novels, publishers of graphic novels.
PICTURES: Lullaby, Intermezzo The Singer, Mr. Sandman.
Documentary: Graphic Novel, For God and Country.
ARDANT, FANNY
Actress. b. Monte Carlo, March 22, 1949. Majored in political science in college. Served a 5 -year apprenticeship in the French the-
atre acting in Polyeucte, Esther, The Mayor of Santiago, Electra
and Tete d'Or. TV debut in Les Dames de la Cote.
PICTURES: Les Chiens (debut, 1979), Les uns et les Autres, The
Woman Next Door, The Ins and Outs,
Life
Is
a
Novel,
Confidentially Yours, Benevenuta, Desire, Swann in Love, Love
Unto Death, Les Enrages, L'Ete Prochain, Family Business,
Affabulazione, Melo, The Family, La Paltoquet, Three Sisters,
Australia, Pleure pas My Love, Adventure of Catherine C., Afraid
of the Dark, Rien Que des Mensonges, La Femme du Deserteur,
Amok, Colonel Chabert, Beyond the Clouds, Sabrina, Pedale
douce (France's Cesar Award, best actress, 1997), Desire,
Ridicule, Elizabeth, La Cena, Augustin roi du Kung Fu, La
Debandade, Le Fils du Francais, Le Libertin, Sin Noticias de Dios,
Change My Life, 8 Women (Berlin Intl. Film Fest., outstanding
artistic achievement, shared with ensemble cast, 2002, European
Film Award, best actress, shared with ensemble cast, 2002),
Callas Forever, Nathalie..., Paris, je t'aime, Emeth, Bord cadre,
Ha- Sodot, Roman de gare.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Fall of the House of Usher,
Mademoiselle Julie, Balzac: A Life of Passion. Mini-series: Les
Mutants, Les Dames de la Cote, Le Chef de famille, Les Uns et
les Autres, La Grande cabriole. Special: Vivement Truffaut.
ARGENTO, DARIO
Director, Writer. b. Rome, Italy, Sept. 7, 1940. Son of prod.
Salvatore Argento.
PICTURES: Writer/Co-s.p.: Today It's Me...Tornorrow It's You,
Cemetery Without Crosses, Once Upon a Time in the West,
Commandos, Zero Probability, The Five Man Army, One Night at
Dinner, Sexual Revoultion, Legion of the Damned, Seasons of
Love (also dir/prod./co-prod.), Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Cat
O'Nine Tails (also story), Four Flies on Grey Velvet, The Five Days
of Milan, Deep Red, Suspiria (also music), Dawn of the Dead
(prod., also music), Inferno (also story), Tenebrae Unsane (also
story), Creepers, Demons, Demons 2: The Nightmare is Back,
Opera (Terror at the Opera), The Church (also story), Two Evil
Eyes (episode: The Black Cat), Devil's Daughter, Innocent Blood
(actor only), Trauma, Stendhal's Syndrome, The Wax Mask,
Phantom of the Opera, Sleepless (also dir, prod.), II Cartaio, The
Third Mother.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Tram (also prod.), The Doll, La
Bambola (prod.), Do You Like Hitchcock?, Masters of Horror
(interviewee, dir.). Series: Door Into Darkness.
ARKIN, ADAM
Actor, Director. b. Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 19, 1956. Father is actor
Alan Arkin. Made acting debut in short film prod. by father, People
Soup.
THEATRE: I Hate Hamlet (Theatre World Award), Four Dogs and
a Bone.
PICTURES: Made for Each Other, Baby Blue Marine, Improper
Channels (s.p.), Under the Rainbow, Chu Chu and the Philly
Flash, Full Moon High, The Doctor, With Friends Like These,
Halloween: H20, With Friends Like These, Lake Placid, East of A,
Hanging Up, Mission, Dropping Out, Stark Raving Mad, Marilyn
Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Hitch, Kids in
America, Graduation.
TELEVISION: Movies: It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, All
Together Now, In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice, Not in This
Town, Thirst, A Slight Case of Murder, My Louisiana Sky (dir. only,
Emmy Award, DGA nom. 2002), Off Season, Roughing
It,
Damaged Care. Mini-series: Pearl, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of
the Corps of Discovery (voice), Not for Ourselves Alone: The
Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony. Series:
Busting Loose, Teachers Only, Tough Cookies, A Year in the Life,
Northern Exposure (dir.) Big Wave Dave's, Chicago Hope Emmy
nom. 1997), Baby Bob, Monk (dir.), The West Wing, 8 Simple
Rules, Boston Legal, Life. Specials: Mark Twain's America: Tom
Edison, The Fourth Wise Man, Baseball (voice). Guest: More than
78 appearances.
ARKIN, ALAN
Actor, Director, b. New York, NY, March 26, 1934. e. Los Angeles
City Col., Los Angeles State Col., Bennington (VT) Col. m.
Barbara Dana, actress -author. Father of actor Adam Arkin. Was
member of folk singing group The -Farriers, then one of the original members of Chicago's Second City improvisational group.
Directed short films TG.I.F, People Soup (Acad. Award nom.).
Author: Tony's Hard Work Day The Lemming Condition, Halfway
Through the Door, The Clearing, Some Fine Grandpa.
THEATRE: B'way: Enter Laughing (Tony & Theatre World Awards,
1963), Luv. Off-B'way: Second City, Man Out Loud, From the
Second City. Director: Eh?, Little Murders, White House Murder
Case (Obie Award), Joan of Lorraine, Rubbers and Yanks Three,
The Sunshine Boys, The Sorrows of Stephen, Room Service.
PICTURES: 50 credits, incl. Calypso Heat Wave (debut, 1957),
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (Golden
Globe Award, Golden Globe nom. most promising newcomer,
Academy Award nom. 1967), Woman Times Seven, Wait Until
Dark, Inspector Clouseau, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (NY Film
Critics Award, Academy Award nom., Golden Globe nom. 1969),
Catch -22, Little murders (also dir.), Deadhead Miles, Last of the
Red Hot Lovers, Freebie and the Bean, Hearts of the West (NY
Film Critics Award), The 7 Per Cent Solution, Popi (Golden Globe
nom. 1970), Fire Sale (also dir.), The In -Laws (also exec. prod.),
Simon, Improper Channels, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Full
Moon High, The Last Unicorn (voice), Joshua Then and Now, Bad
Medicine, Big Trouble, Coupe de Ville, Edward Scissorhands,
Havana, The Rocketeer, Glengarry Glen Ross, Indian Summer, So
I Married an Axe Murderer, North, The Jerky Boys, Steal Big Steal
Little, Mother Night, Grosse Point Blank, Gattaca, The Slums of
Beverly Hills, Jakob the Liar, Arigo (also dir. & s.p.), America's
Sweethearts, 13 Conversations About One Thing, Don't You Cry
For Me, Counting Sheep, Firewall, The Santa Clause 3, Bee Movie
(voice), Little Miss Sunshine, Raising Flagg, Raising Flagg.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Defection of Simas Kurdirka, The
Other Side of Hell, A Deadly Business, Escape from Sobibor,
Cooperstown, Taking the Heat, Doomsday Gun, Blood Money,
Varian's War, The Pentagon Papers (Emmy nom. 2003), And
Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Mini-series: Escape From
Sobibor (Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom. 1987). Series: Sesame
Street, Fay (dir.), Harry, 100 Centre Street. Specials /
Documentaries: The Love Song of Barney Kempinski, The Fourth
Wise Man, A Matter of Principle, Fay (pilot; dir), Twigs (dir.), Terror
in the Aisles, The Emperor's New Clothes (Faerie Tale Theatre),
The Visit (Trying Times; dir.), The Boss (Trying Times; dir.),
Necessary Parties (also co-s.p., co -prod.). Guest: More than 42
appearances.
ARKUSH, ALLAN
Director. b. Jersey City, NJ, April 30, 1948. e. Franklin & Marshall,
NYU. Film Sch. With New World Pictures as film, music and trailer editor, 1974-79. Co-dir. Hollywood Boulevard and Death Sport
and was 2nd unit dir. of Grand Theft Auto before directing on own.
Dir. rock videos with Bette Midler and Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello,
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Christine McVie.
PICTURES: Hollywood Boulevard (co-dir., co -edit.), Deathsport
(co-dir.), Rock 're Roll High School (also story), Heartbeeps, Get
Crazy, Caddyshack II.
TELEVISION: Movies: XXX & 000s (co -exec. prod.), Shake
Rattle and Rock,.Young at Heart, Desert Breeze (co -exec. prod.),
Elvis Meets Nixon, Prince Charming. Mini-series: The
Temptations (Emmy Award, DGA 1999). Series: More than 30
series dir credits, incl. Fame, St. Elsewhere, L.A. Law,
Moonlighting (Emmy nom. 1987), Shannon's Deal (spy. prod.),
Tattinger's, The Twilight Zone, Mann & Machine, Central Park
West (co -exec. prod.), The Practice, Snoops, Ally McBeal (Emmy
nom. 1998), Bull, Tucker (also prod.), Crossing Jordan (also co exec. prod., prod.). Pilots: The Bronx Zoo, Capital News (prod.),
Parenthood (co -exec. prod.), Bodies of Evidence, Moon Over
Miami (exec. prod.).
ARMSTRONG, BESS
Actress. b. Baltimore, MD, Dec. 11, 1953.
producer John Fiedler.
e.
Brown U m.
PICTURES: The Four Seasons, Jekyll and Hyde-Together
Again, High Road to China, Jaws 3-D, The House of God,
Nothing in Common, Second Sight, Mother Mother (short), The
Skateboard Kid, Serial Mom, Dream Lover, That Darn Cat, Pecker,
Diamond Men, Ted's MBA* (*Many Brief Affairs).
TELEVISION: Movies: Getting Married, How to Pick Up Girls,
Walking Through the Fire, Lakeside Killer, Barefoot in the Park,
This Girl for Hire, Lace, Take Me Home Again, She Stood Alone:
The Tailhook Scandal, Mixed Blessings, Stolen Innocence,
Forgotten Sins, She Cried No, Christmas Every Day, Forever Love,
Her Best Friend's Husband. Series: On Our Own, All is Forgiven,
Married People, My So -Called Life, That Was Then. Guest: More
than 30 appearances.
ARMSTRONG, GILLIAN
Director. b. Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 18, 1950. e. Swinburne
Coll. Among 1st class in dirs. course at National Aust. Film & TV
School, Sydney. Worked as art dir on a number of films. Dir.
numerous shorts (One Hundred a Day, The Singer and the
Dancer) and documentaries (A Busy Kind of Bloke, Bingo
Bridesmaids and Braces) before turning to features.
PICTURES: My Brilliant Career (Australian Film Inst. Award),
Starstruck, Mrs. Soffel, High Tide, Little Havana, The Last Days of
Chez Nous, Little Women, Not Fourteen Again, Oscar & Lucinda,
Charlotte Gray, Death Defying Acts, Unfolding Florence: The
Many Lives of Florence. Broadhurst, Death Defying Acts.
ARMSTRONG, GORDON
Executive. b. East Orange, NJ, Nov. 26, 1937. e. Arizona State U.,
graduate studies at NYU. Joined 20th Century -Fox as nat. pub.
dir, 1970. Was appointed dir of adv.-pub.-promo. for Dino De
Laurentiis Corp., 1975; became vice pres., worldwide marketing
for the company, 1978. Named v.p., adv.-pub.-prom., Universal
Pictures, 1970; exec. v.p., mktg. MCA Recreation, 1984; pres.
mktg., Morgan Creek Prods., 1991. Pres., Entertainment
Marketing Group, 1993. V.p., sales and mktg., ATTICA
Cybernetics ,1995; v.p., sales and mktg., Doubleclick Network,
1996. Currently MIS Director for Washington Sports &
Entertainment.
ARNAZ, JR., DESI
Actor, Singer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 19, 1953. e. Beverly Hills
H.S. Son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sister is actress Lucie
Arnaz. Gained fame as rock singer and musician with the Dino,
Desi and Billy group. Video: A Day at the Zoo. Regional theatre
Specials: Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie (Emmy Award 1993, host,
co -exec. prod., co-dir.), The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams
Come True, Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (Emmy nom.
2002).
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ARNESS, JAMES
Actor. r.n. James Aurness. b. Minneapolis, MN, May 26, 1923. e.
Beloit Coll. Brother of actor Peter Graves. Served in U.S. Army;
worked in advertising, real estate. Started in films in late 1940's
appearing under his real name.
PICTURES: The Farmer's Daughter (debut 1947), Roses Are
Red, The Man From Texas, Battleground, Sierra, Two Lost Worlds,
Wyoming Mail, Wagon Master, Double Crossbones, Stars in My
Crown (1st billing as James Arness), Cavalry Scout, Belle le
Grand, Iron Man, The People Against O'Hara, The Girl in White,
The Thing, Carbine Williams, Hellgate, Big Jim McLain, Horizons
West, Lone Hand, Ride the Man Down, Island in the Sky, Veils of
Bagdad, Hondo, Her Twelve Men, Them!, Many Rivers to Cross,
Flame of the Islands, The Sea Chase, The First Travelling
Saleslady, Gun the Man Down, Comanche Stallion.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Macahans, The Alamo: 13 Days to
Glory, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge, Red River, Gunsmoke: The
Last Apache, Gunsmoke: To the Last Man, Gunsmoke: The Long
Ride (also exec. prod.), Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (also exec.
prod.). Mini-series: How the West Was Won. Series: Gunsmoke
(20 years), How the West Was Won, McClain's Law.
ARNOLD, EDDY
Singer. b. Henderson, TN, May 15, 1918. Radio performer,
Nashville, TN. Recording star since 1946; records include That's
How Much
Love You, Anytime, Bouquet of Roses (on the
Country Music charts longer than any record in the history of
country music), Make the World Go Away. Holds the record for
most Country Records on the charts. Elected to Country Music
Hall of Fame, 1966; Entertainer of the Year, 1967; Pioneer Award
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from Acad. of Country Music, 1984; President's Award from
Songwriter's Guild, 1987. Performed on more than 10 movie
soundtracks.
TELEVISION: Series: Eddy Arnold Show (1952-3), Eddy Arnold
Time, Eddy Arnold Show (1956), The Kraft Music Hall (1967-71).
Hosted Music from the Land, Tonight Show, more than 20 specials.
ARNOLD, TOM
Actor. b. Ottumwa, IA, June 3, 1959.
PICTURES: Has more than 25 picture credits, incl. Freddy's Dead:
The Final Nightmare, Hero, Undercover Blues, True Lies, Nine
Months, Big Bully, Carpool, McHale's Navy (also co -prod.), Golf
Punks, Blue Ridge Fall, Ablaze, Exit Wounds, Just Sue Me, Animal
Factory, We Married Margo, Lloyd, Children On Their Birthdays,
True Lies 2, G-S.P.O.T, Just For Kicks, Hansel and Gretel, After
School Special, Manhood, Cradle 2 the Grave, Soul Plane, Piggy
Banks, Firedog, Happy Endings, The Kid & I, The Skeptic,
Oranges, paR, The Final Season, The 1 Second Film (exec.
prod., documentary), Remarkable Power (exec. prod.), Palo Alto,
Gardens of the Night, Pride.
TELEVISION: Movies: Backfield in Motion, Body Bags, The
Woman Who Loved Elvis, Jackie's Back!, Shriek If You Know
What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Romantic Comedy 101, Dennis
the Menace in Cruise Control, Chasing Christmas, Three Wise
Guys, Lolo's Cafe. Series: Roseanne (also exec. prod., writer) The
Jackie Thomas Show (also creator, exec. prod.), Tom, The Tom
Show (also creator, exec. prod.), Disney's Hercules (voice), The
New Gong Show (host), The Best Damn Sports Show Period
(himself). Guest: More than 107 appearances.
includes Sunday in New York, Grease, Promises Promises, Alone
Together, Love My Wife, Is There Life After High School?, Love
Letters, The Boys Next Door.
ARONOFSKY, DARREN
PICTURES: Red Sky at Morning (debut, 1971, Golden Globe
Award 1972), Marco, Billy Two Hats, Joyride, A Wedding, Fake -
PICTURES: Protozoa, Pi (Independent Spirit Award, best first
screenplay; Sundance Festival, director's award), Requiem for a
Dream, Batman: Year One, Below (writer, exec. prod.), The
Fountain, Lone Wolf and Cub (s.p.), Flicker, Song of Kali (prod.
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Out, House of the Long Shadows, The Mambo Kings.
TELEVISION: Movies: Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, Voyage of the Yes,
She Lives, Giving Birth, Flight to Holocaust, Black Market Baby, To
Kill a Cop, The Courage and the Passion, How to Pick Up Girls,
Crisis in Mid -Air, Gridlock, Advice to the Lovelorn, The Night the
Bridge Fell Down, Love Liberty, TV Road Trip. Series: Here's
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Lucy, Automan. Guest: The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Paul
Reiser: Out on a Whim, Matlock. Special: Love Lucy's 50th
Anniversary Special (Emmy nom. 2002), Guest: More than
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50appearances.
ARNAZ, LUCIE
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 1951. Daughter of Lucille Ball
and Desi Arnaz. m. actor Laurence Luckinbill. Brother is actor Desi
Arnaz Jr. B'way: They're Playing Our Song (Theatre World Award),
Lost in Yonkers. National touring companies: Whose Life is It
Anyway?, Educating Rita, My One and Only, Social Security
Nightclubs: Lucie Arnaz-Latin Roots, Irving Berlin in Concert -In Sicily
PICTURES: Billy Jack Goes to Washington, The Jazz Singer
(Golden Globe nom. 1981), Second Thoughts, Down to You, The
Pack.
TELEVISION: Movies: Who is the Black Dahlia, The Mating
Season, The Washington Mistress, Who. Gets the Friends?,
Abduction of Innocence, TV Road Trip. Series: Here's Lucy, The
Lucy Arnaz Show, Sons and Daughters. Pilot: One More Try.
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Harvard U.
b.
Brooklyn, New York, Feb. 12, 1969. e.
only).
ARQUETTE, DAVID
Actor, Producer. b. Sept. 8, 1971. m. actress Courtney Cox.
Brother of actresses Patricia and Rosanna Arquette and actors
Richmond and Alexis Arquette.
PICTURES: Has appeared in 35 pictures, incl. Where the Day
Takes You, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Killing Box, Airheads,
Fall Time, Wild Bill, Beautiful Girls, Johns, Scream, Life During
Wartime, Dream with the Fishes (also co -prod.), Scream 2,
Ravenous, Never Been Kissed, Muppets From Space, Scream 3,
Ready to Rumble, The Shrink Is In, 3000 Miles to Graceland, See
Spot Run, The Grey Zone, Happy Here And Now, Eight Legged
Freaks, Stealing Sinatra, A Foreign Affair, Never Die Alone, Riding
the Bullet, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D, The
OH in Ohio, Darwin Awards, The Tripper (also prod., dir., writer),
Chlorine.
TELEVISION: Movies: Cruel Doubt, Roadracers, It's a Very Merry
Muppet Christmas Movie, In Case of Emergency (pilot), Talk
Show Diaries (exec. prod.). Mini-series: Dead Man's Walk. Series:
The Outsiders, Parenthood, Double Rush, Pelswick (voice), Mix It
Up (exec. prod.), Dirt (exec. prod., prod.) In Case of Emergency.
Guest: More than 58 appearances.
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ARQUETTE, PATRICIA
Actress. b. Chicago, IL, April 8, 1968. Sister of actress Rosanna
Arquette and actors Richmond, Alexis and David Arquette. Prof.
debut in children's version of Story Theatre. Studied acting with
Milton Katselis. Won Emmy, Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama
Series for role in TV series Medium.
PICTURES: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (debut,
1987), Pretty Smart, Time Out, Far North, Prayer of the
Rollerboys, The Indian Runner, Ethan Frome, Trouble Bound,
Inside Monkey Zetterland, True Romance, Holy Matrimony, Ed
Wood, Beyond Rangoon, Infinity, Flirting With Disaster, The
Secret Agent, Nightwatch, Lost Highway, The Hi -Lo Country,
Goodbye Lover, Stigmata, Bringing Out the Dead, Little Nicky,
Human Nature, Holes, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The
Science of Sleep, Fast Food Nation.
TELEVISION: Movies: Daddy, Dillinger, Wildflower, Betrayed by
Love, The Badge. Series: Medium (Emmy Award, 2005; 2 Golden
Globe nom. 2006, 2007). Special: The Girl With the Crazy Brother.
Guest: More than 41 appearances.
ARQUETTE, ROSANNA
Actress. b. New York, NY, Aug. 10, 1959. Granddaughter of
humorist Cliff Arquette (Charlie Weaver). Daughter of actor -producer Lewis Arquette. Sister of actress Patricia Arquette and
actors Richmond, Alexis and David Arquette. Prof. debut in children's version of Story Theatre. Studied acting in San Francisco.
Role in LA play led to bit parts on tv then regular role as Shirley
Jones' teenage daughter on series Shirley (1979).
PICTURES: 50 picture credits, incl. More American Graffiti (debut,
1979), Gorp, s.o.B., Desperately Seeking Susan (Golden Globe
nom. 1986), Silverado, After Hours, 8 Million Ways To Die, Nobody's
Fool, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Big Blue, The Linguini
Incident, Fathers and Sons, Nowhere to Run, Pulp Fiction, Search
and Destroy, Crash, Do. Me a Favor, I'm Losing You, Hell's Kitchen
NYC, Buffalo '66, Palmer's Pick Up, The Whole Nine Yards, Pigeon
Holed, Interview With A Dead Man, Too Much Flesh, Things Behind
the Sun, Good Advice, Diary of a Sex Addict, Saving Grace, Iowa,
Dead Cool, Kids in America, Terra (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Having Babies II, The Dark Secret of
Harvest Home, Zuma Beach, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, A Long.
Way Home, The Wall, The Executioner's Song (Emmy nom.
1983), Johnny Belinda, One Cooks the Other Doesn't, The
Parade, Survival Guide, Promised a Miracle, Sweet Revenge,
Separation, Son of the Morning Star, Black Rainbow, In the Deep
Woods, The Wrong Man, Nowhere to Hide, I Know What You Did,
Switched at Birth, Poison, Rush of Fear. Mini-series: The Dark
Secret of Harvest Home. Series: Shirley, The L Word, What About
Brian (also pilot). Guest: More than 64 appearances.
ARTHUR, BEATRICE
Actress. r.n. Bernice Frankel. b. New York, NY, May 13, 1926.
Franklin Inst. of Sciences & Art. Studied with Erwin Piscator at
New School for Social Research; first stage role as Lysistrata; professional stage debut in Dog Beneath the Skin, 1947.
THEATRE: Gas, Yerma, No Exit, Six Characters in Search of an
Author, The Taming of the Shrew, (1948) The Owl and the
Pussycat, The Threepenny Opera (1953 revival), The ShoeString
Revue, What's the Rush?, Nature's Way, Ulysses in Nighttown,
Gay Divorcee, Fiddler on the Roof, Mame (Tony Award, 1966), The
Floating Light Bulb, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends.
PICTURES: That Kind of Woman, Lovers and Other Strangers,
Mame, History of the World Part I, For Better or Worse, Enemies
of Laughter, Broadway the Golden Age: By The Legends Who
Were There.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Star Wars Holiday Special, The
Beatrice Arthur Special, Family Comedy Hour (as herself), My
Jacksons: An American Dream, Dead by Sunset, A Will of Their
Own, True Women. Series: Hart to Hart, Rich Man Poor Man Book
II, Cagney & Lacey (Emmy Award, 1985), Remington Steele,
Emerald Point, New York News.
ARTZ, BOB
Theatre Executive. b. Spokane, WA, Aug 21, 1946. e., B.T.A.
Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts. Began in 1968 as
doorman, became asst. mgr to mgr. with National General
Theatre. Corporation. Joined Plitt Theatres in 1978 as dist. mgr.
and ad/pub. dir, West Coast. Joined General Cinema Theatres in
1986 as reg. mktg. dir, Western region. Became dir, film mktg. in
1993. National dir., Entertainment Mktg. & Operations in 1996. Dir.
client svc's., Global Cinema Network, 1998. Member: Variety
Club, Film Information Council, Pasadena PlayHouse Alumni &
Assoc (life mem.).
ASH, RENE
Producer, Executive. b. Brussels, Belgium, March 14, 1939. e. U.
of Omaha. Employed with I.A.TS.E. 1968-1979, prior to which
was assoc. editor, Greater Amusements. Eastern v.p. of Pub.
Guild, 1973-1981; editor -in -chief, Backstage, 1979-80; pres.,
Cinereal Pictures, 1984-85; co-pres., Eagle Films Corp., 1985-94;
pres. Rea Film Prods. Author of various articles published in foreign film magazines and The Film Editor in Motion Pictures &
Television. Member of the Pub. Guild since 1968.
PICTURE: Fire Princess (prod.).
ASHER, JANE
Actress. b. London, England, April 5, 1946.
PICTURES: Mandy (Crash of Silence; debut, 1952), Third Party
Risk, Dance Little Lady, Adventure in the Hopfields, Charley Moon,
Greengage Summer (Loss of Innocence), The Model Murder
Case, The Masque of the Red Death, Alfie, The Winter's Tale,
Deep End, The Buttercup Chain, Henry VIII and His Six Wives
(from the BBC series the Six Wives of Henry VIII), Runners,
Success Is the Best Revenge, Dream Child, Paris By Night,
Closing Numbers, Death at a Funeral.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: The Stone Tape, East Lynne,
Voyage 'Round My Father, Bright Smiler, The Volunteer, Marple:
The Murder at the Vicarage, A for Andromeda. Mini-series:
Brideshead Revisited, Wish Me Luck, The Choir. Series: The
Mistress, Good Living (as herself), Crossroads. Guest: More than
51 appearances.
ASHLEY, ELIZABETH
Actress. b. Ocala, FL, Aug. 30, 1939. e. Studied ballet LA State
1961. Author:
U., 1957-58; grad. Neighborhood Playhouse,
Postcards From the Road.
THEATRE: Take Her She's Mine (1962 Tony & Theatre World
Awards), The Highest Tree, Barefoot in the Park, Ring 'Round the
Bathtub, The Skin of Our Teeth, Legend, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(B'way revival), Caesar and Cleopatra, Agnes of God, The Milk
Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, When She Danced.
PICTURES: The Carpetbaggers (debut, 1964, Golden Globe
nom. 1965), Ship of Fools, The Third Day, The Marriage of a
Young Stockbroker, Paperback Hero, Golden Needles, Rancho
DeLuxe, 92 in the Shade, The Great Scout and Cathouse
Thursday, Coma, Windows, Paternity, Split Image, Dragnet,
Vampire's Kiss, Dangerous Curves, Lost Memories, Sleeping
Together, Happiness, Just the Ticket, Hey Arnold! The Movie
(voice), The Cake Eaters.
TELEVISION: Movies: Harpy, The Face of Fear, When Michael
Calls, Second Chance, The Heist, Your Money or Your Wife, The
Magician, One of My Wives is Missing, The War Between the Tates,
Tom and Joann (Pilot), A Fire in the Sky, Svengali, He's Fired She's
Hired, Stagecoach, Warm Hearts Cold Feet, The Two Mrs.
First Love, Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (as herself). Series:
Caesar's Hour, All in the Family, Maude (Emmy Award, 1977,
Emmy nom. 1973-1978, Golden Globe nom. 1973-1978),
Amanda's by the Sea, The Golden Girls (Emmy Award, 1988,
Emmy nom. 1986-1989 Golden Globe nom. 1986-1989), Dave's
World. Guest: More than 82 appearances.
Grenvilles, Blue Bayou, Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story,
Love and Curses... and All That Jazz, In the Best Interest of the
ARTHUR, KAREN
Director, Actress. b. Omaha, NB, Aug. 24, 1941. Ballet dancer,
choreographer and musical comedy singer, dancer and actress,
1950-68; actress, film, tv and theatre, 1968-75; film, tv director,
ASHTON, JOHN
Actor. b. Springfield, MA, Feb. 22, 1948. e. USC, BA in theatre.
THEATRE: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
1970-.
PICTURES: Actress: A Guide for the Married Man, Winning, Like
It Is... Director: Legacy (also prod.; Intl Film Critics & Josef Von
Sternberg Awards, 1975), The Mafu Cage, Lady Beware.
Children, Harnessing Peacocks, May and June. Mini-series:
Freedom to Speak, The Buccaneers. Series: Evening Shade
(Emmy nom. 1991), Another World, Guest: More than 87 appearances.
(L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award), True West (Drama -Logue Award),
A Flea in Her Ear (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award).
PICTURES: Breaking Away, Borderline, Honky Tonk Freeway, The
TELEVISION: Movies: Charleston, Victims for Victims: The
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,
Beverly Hills Cop, The Last Resort, King Kong Lives, Some Kind
of Wonderful, Beverly Hills Cop II, She's Having a Baby, Midnight
Theresa Saldana Story (Christopher Award), A Bunny's Tale, The.
Rape of Richard Beck, Evil in Clear River (Christopher Award),
Paradise, Hidden Assassin, Fast Money, Meet the Deedles,
Cracked Up, Bridge to Silence, Fall from Grace, Blue Bayou,
Bump in the Night, Shadow of a Doubt, The Secret, The
Disappearance of Christina, Against Their Will: Women in Prison,
Journey of the Heart, The Staircase, Labor of Love, The Lost
Child, The Song of the Lark, Passion and Prejudice (also prod.),
The Locket, The Christmas Blessing. Mini-series: Love and
Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story, Crossings, Return to Eden, The
Run, I Want to Go Home, Curly Sue, Little Big League, Trapped in
Instinct, Avalanche, Bill's Gun Shop, Gone, Baby, Gone.
TELEVISION: Movies: Elvis and the Beauty Queen, A Death in
California, The Deliberate Stranger, I Know My First Name is Steven,
Dirty Work, Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, Little Girls in Pretty
Boxes, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part.
Mini-series: The Rhinemann Exchange. Series: Dallas, Breaking
Away, Hardball. Guest: More than 45 appearances.
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ASKIN, DICK.
Executive. b. Massapequa, NY e. bachelor's degree in economics, Rutgers College; master's degree in communications from
Univ. of Texas, where awarded the Alcoa Graduate Fellowship;
M.B.A. from Fordham Univ. Began career as an account exec. at
WNBC/New York, and then relocated to Los Angeles to serve as
natl. sales mgr. for KNBC before becoming its dr. of sales. Askin
then became v.p., domestic sales, for Fries Entertainment, where
he subsequently was promoted to senior v.p., distribution. From
Hearts Afire, The Magic School Bus (voice), Gargoyles (voice),
Thunder Alley, Spider -Man (voice), Freakazoid (voice), Bruno the
Kid (voice), Batman: Ask Harriet, The Closer, Max Steel, Studio 60
on the Sunset Strip, The Boondocks (voice), W.I.TC.H. (voice).
Guest: More than 262 appearances.
he joined Samuel Goldwyn Television, and as pres.,
launched American Gladiators, Tales of the Crypt Keeper's
ASPEL, SIR MICHAEL
Radio/TV Presenter. b. London, England, Jan. 12, 1933. Entered
industry in 1954 as actor/presenter for BBC Radio, and announcer/newsreader for BBC TV Presentations incl: Miss World,
Crackerjack, Give Us A Clue, Ask Aspel, Family Favourites,
Haunted House and Flipper: The New Adventures. In 1996, Askin
was named pres. and CEO of Tribune Entertainment Company,
the Los Angeles -based entertainment unit of Tribune Company
Caught on Camera, Light Camera Action, ITN's V.E.
Fries,
(NYSE: TRB), which provides programming to the TV marketplace. While at Tribune, Askin oversaw the company's entire TV
program development, production and distribution activities of a
wide range of programming. He successfully guided the original
series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Gene Roddenberry's
Earth Final Conflict, and others. Askin also secured distribution
rights to such hits as South Park, Family Feud and. American Idol
Rewind -the highest rated new syndicated series to debut in the
fall of 2006. In addition, Askin oversaw the renovation of over
70,000 square feet of soundstages at the historic KTLA lot in
Hollywood to create Tribune Studios, the first all -digital studio lot
in the United States. Askin left Tribune in May 2006 but remains
active in the industry's non-profit sector, serving in his second
term as chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences (ATAS), the organization responsible for the prime time
Emmy Awards. He also sits on the bd. of the ATAS Foundation
and created the Runaway Production Committee that aggressively addresses the relocation of TV production from the U.S. to other
countries. Additionally, he serves as a bd. member of the
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) and a Trustee of
the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), which in 2003 presented Askin with The Larry Stewart Leadership and Inspiration
Award for his role in bringing EIC's annual Prism Awards to broadcast TV He is also a trustee of the American Film Institute (AFI.)
ASHER, EDWARD
Actor. r.n. Isaac Edward Asner. b. Kansas City, MO, Nov. 15, 1929.
e.
U.
of Chicago, where affiliated with campus acting group.
Served two years with U.S. Army in France. Returned to Chicago
to join Playwright's Theatre Club. Moved to NY and joined NY
Shakespeare Festival, 1960 and American Shakespeare Festival,
1961. In 1961, moved to Hollywood to become active in films and
tv. National pres. Screen Actors Guild, 1981-85. Involved in more
than 13 documentaries, incl. Earth and the American Dream, The
Long Way Home, 187: Documented. Prod. tv & feature projects
through his company, Quince. Winner of numerous humanitarian
awards.
THEATRE: B'way: Face of a Hero, Born Yesterday (debut, 1989).
Off-B'way: Ivanov, Threepenny Opera, Legend of Lovers, The
Tempest, Venice Preserved, L.A.: Orgasms.
PICTURES:The Murder Men (debut 1961), Kid Gallahad, The
Slender Thread, The Satan Bug, The Venetian Affair, El Dorado,
Gunn, Change of Habit, They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Halls of
Anger, Do Not Throw Cushions Into The Ring, The Todd Killings,
Skin Game, The Wrestler, Gus, Fort Apache -The Bronx,
O'Hara's Wife, Daniel, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
(voice), Moon Over Parador, JFK, Happily Ever After (voice),
Cat's Don't Dance (voice), Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The
Fanatics, A Christmas Carol (voice), Basil, Hard Rain, The
Bachelor, Above Suspicion, Perfect Game, Mars and Beyond,
Bring Him Home, The Animal, Island Prey, Donzi: The Legend,
Academy Boyz, The Confidence Game, The Commission, Elf,
Missing Brendan, Crab Orchard, Duplicity (also co -prod.), All In,
Once in a Lifetime: Just Go for It, Channels, Christmas Is Here
Again (voice), The Dragon Slayer.
TELEVISION: Movies: Nearly 50 tv movie credits, incl. The
Doomsday Flight, Daughter of the Mind, The House on
Greenapple Road, The Old Man Who Cried Wolf, The Last Child,
They Call It Murder, The Police Story, The Imposter, Death
Scream, Hey I'm Alive, Life and Assassination of the Kingfish, The
Gathering, The Family Man, A Small Killing, A Case of Libel,
Anatomy of an Illness, Vital Signs, Kate's Secret, The Christmas
Star, Cracked Up, A Friendship in Vienna, Not a Penny More Not
a Penny Less, Good Cops Bad Cops, Switched at Birth, Silent
Motive, Yes Virginia There Is a Santa Claus, Cruel Doubt, Gypsy,
Heads, Higher Education, Gone in the Night, The Story of Santa
Claus, Payback (also prod.), Common Ground, Becoming Dick,
Papa Giovanni-loannes XXIII, The King and Queen of Moonlight
Bay, Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure, Out
of the Woods, Lolo's Cafe, The Christmas Card. Mini-series: Rich
Man Poor Man (Emmy Award, 1976, Golden Globe Award 1977),
Roots (Emmy Award, 1977), Tender Is the Night, More Tales of
the City. Series: Has appeared in 22 series, incl. Slattery's People,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (3 Emmy Awards: 1971, 1972, 1975;
2 Golden Globe Awards 1972, 1976; 3 other nom.), Lou Grant (2
Emmy Awards: 1978, 1980; 4 other nom.; 2 Golden Globe
Awards, 1978, 1980; 3 other nom.), Off the Rack, The Bronx Zoo,
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (Emmy nom. 1992), Fish Police (voice),
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Child's Play, ITV Telethon 1988, 1990 & 1992, Aspel and
Company, This Is Your Life, BAFTA Awards, Strange ... But True?,
Day
Programme 1995, Blockbusters, The Magic Christian. Received
OBE in 1993. Most recently a presenter on the Antiques
Roadshow.
ASSANTE, ARMAND
Actor. b. New York, NY, Oct. 4, 1949. e. American Acad. of Dramatic
Arts. Appeared with regional theatre groups incl. Arena Stage, DC;
Long Wharf, New Haven; Actor's Theatre of Louisville.
THEATRE: B'way: Boccaccio, Comedians, Romeo and Juliet,
Kingdoms. Off-B'way: Why I Went Crazy, Rubbers, The Beauty
Part, Lake of the Woods, Yankees 3 Detroit 0.
PICTURES: Paradise Alley, Prophecy, Little Darlings, Private
Benjamin, Love and Money, I the Jury, Unfaithfully Yours, Belizaire
the Cajun, The Penitent, Animal Behavior, Q & A (Golden Globe
nom. 1991), Eternity, The Marrying Man, The Mambo Kings, 1492:
Conquest of Paradise, Hoffa, Fatal Instinct, Trial by Jury, Blind
Justice, Judge Dredd, Striptease, Looking for an Echo, Hunt for
the Devil, The Road to El Dorado (voice), After the Storm, Last
Run, Federal Protection, Partners in Action, Consequence, Citizen
Verdict, Dot.Kill, Mirror Wars: Reflection One, Gilgamesh, Funny
Money, Soul's Midnight, Finding Rin Tin Tin, When Nietzsche
Wept, California Dreaming, The Lost, Killer by Nature.
TELEVISION: Movies: Human Feelings, Lady of the House,
Sophia Loren -Her Own Story, Rage of Angels, Why Me?, A
Deadly Business, Stranger in My Bed, Hands of a Stranger, Jack
the Ripper (Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom. 1989), Passion and
Paradise, Fever, Kidnapped, Gotti (Emmy Award, Golden Globe
nom.1997), The Odyssey (Golden Globe nom. 1998), C.S.S.
Hunley, On The Beach, After the Storm. Mini-series: Evergreen,
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story. Series: How to Survive a
Marriage, The Doctors, Push Nevada, ER.
ASSEYEV, TAMARA
Producer. e. Marymont College; UCLA, MA, theatre arts. Began
career as asst. to Roger Corman, working on 8 films with him. In
1967 started to produce films independently. Then co -produced
films with Alex Rose, starting with Drive -In. In 1966 at 24, became
youngest member of Producers Guild of Amer. Member: Costume
Council, LA City Museum; founding member, LA Museum of
Contemporary Art.
PICTURES: The Wild Racers (assoc. prod.), Paddy, A Kiss from
Eddie (aka Sweet Kill), Drive -In, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Big
Wednesday (exec. prod.), The History of Atlantic Records, Norma
Rae (nom. for Acad. Award, best pic., shared with Alexandra
Rose, 1980) A Month by the Lake. (assoc. prod.)
TELEVISION: Movies: Penalty Phase, After the Promise, A
Shadow on the Sun, The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick (also
co -exec. prod.), The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (exec. prod.),
Murder By Moonlight (exec. prod.).
ASTIN, JOHN
Actor. b. Baltimore, MD, March 30, 1930. e. Washington and
Jefferson Coll., Washington Drama Sch., Johns Hopkins U., grad.
BA, U. of Minnesota Graduate School. Father of actors Sean and
Mackenzie Astin. Theatre debut on Off-B'way stage, Threepenny
Opera. B'way debut, Major Barbara. Dir, co -prod., A Sleep of
Prisoners, Phoenix Theatre. Did voices in cartoons, commercials,
1955-59. Prod. & dir. short subject Prelude.
THEATRE: The Cave Dwellers, Ulysses in Nighttown, Tall Story,
Lend Me a Tenor, H.M.S. Pinafore, Once Upon a Midnight.
PICTURES: That Touch of Mink, Period Of Adjustment, Move
Over Darling, The Wheeler Dealers, The Spirit is Willing, Candy,
Viva Max!, Bunny O'Hare, Get to Know Your Rabbit, Every Little
Crook and Nanny, The Brothers O'Toole, Freaky Friday, National
Lampoon's European Vacation, Body Slam, Teen Wolf Too,
Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Night Life, Gremlins 2, Killer
Tomatoes Eat France, Stepmonster, The Silence of the Hams,
The Frighteners, Betaville, Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses.
TELEVISION: Movies: Two on a Bench, Evil Roy Slade, Skyway
to Death, Only with Married Men, The Dream Makers, Operation
Petticoat (also dir.), Rossetti and Ryan: Men Who. Love Women
(dir. only), Operation Petticoat, Halloween with the New Addams
Family, Mr. Boogedy, School of Life. Series: I'm Dickens He's
Fenster, The Addams Family, The Pruitts of Southampton,
McMillan and Wife, Operation Petticoat, Mary, The Attack of the
Killer Tomatoes (voice), Taz-Mania (voice), The Addams Family
(voice for animated series), The Adventures of Brisco County Jr,
Aladdin (voice), Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat (voice), The
New Addams Family Guest: More than 124 appearances.
AST-AUB
ASTIN, MACKENZIE
Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 1973. Parents are actors John
Astin and Patty Duke. Brother is actor Sean Astin.
PICTURES: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Widow's Kiss, Iron
Will, Wyatt Earp, In Love and War, The Last Days of Disco, Dream
for an Insomniac, The Evening Star, Mating Habits of the
Earthbound Human, Stranger than Fiction, Off the Lip, The Zeros,
The Month of August, Two Days, How to Deal, The Final Season,
The Four Children of Tander Welch.
TELEVISION: Movies: Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal, I Dream of
Jeannie: 15 Years Later, The. Facts of Life Down Under, A Child
Lost Forever, Widow's Kiss, The Long Island Incident, Selma Lord
Selma, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love's Enduring Promise, In
From the Night. Series: The Facts of Life, First Years.
ASTIN, SEAN
Actor. b. Santa Monica, Feb. 25, 1971. Parents are actors John
Astin and. Patty Duke. Brother is actor Mackenzie Astin. First acting job at 7 opposite mother in Afterschool Special, Please Don't
Hit Me Mom. Dir short films On My Honor, Kangaroo Court (Acad.
Award nom. 1995). On LA stage in Lone Star.
PICTURES: The Goonies (debut, 1985), White Water Summer,
Like Father Like Son, Staying Together, The War of the Roses,
Memphis Belle, The Willies, Toy Soldiers, Encino Man, Where the
Day Takes You, Rudy, Safe Passage, The Low Life, Courage
Under Fire, The Long Way Home (voice), Bulworth, Boy Meets
Girl, Kimberly, Deterrence, Icebreaker, The Last Producer, The
Sky is Falling, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Lord
of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of
the King, The Riding of the Laddie, 50 First Dates, Slipstream,
Elvis Has Left the Building, Thanks to Gravity, Before the Devil
Knows You're Dead, Mark Twain's Greatest Adventure: 'It's a
Matter of Time', Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm
School, Bigger Than the Sky, What Love Is, Click, Cat Tale (voice),
The Final Season, Cowboys for Christ, Forever Strong, Cat Tale
(voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Please Don't Hit Me, Mom, The Rules of
Marriage, The B.R.A.T. Patrol, Harrison Bergeron, Party Wagon
(voice), Hercules, The Guys. Pilot: Just Our Luck. Mini-series: Into
the West, Hercules. Series: Perversions of Science (din), 100
Deeds for Eddie McDowd (dir.), Jeremiah, 24. Guest: More than
74 appearances.
ATHERTON, WILLIAM
Actor. rm. William Knight. b. New Haven, CT, June 30, 1947.
While in high school became youngest member of Long Wharf
Theatre Co. Given scholarship to Pasadena Playhouse; then
switched to Carnegie Tech Sch. of Drama in 1965. In college
years toured with USO prods in Europe and in stock and industrial shows. Came to NY where first prof. job was in nat'I co. of Little
Murders.
THEATRE: The House of Blue Leaves, The Basic Training of
Paulo Hummel, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Suggs
(Theatre World Award, Outer Circle Critics Award, Drama Desk
Award), Rich and Famous, Passing Game, Happy New Year, The
American Clock, Three Acts of Recognition, The Caine Mutiny
Court -Martial, Child's Play, Loco Motives.
PICTURES: The. New Centurions (debut, 1972), Class of '44, The
Sugarland Express, The Day of the Locust, The Hindenburg,
Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Ghostbusters, Number One, No Mercy,
Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Grim Prairie Tales, Oscar, The Pelican Brief,
Saints and Sinners, Frank and Jesse, Bio-Dome, Hoodlum,
Executive Power, Mad City, Michael Kael in Katango, The Crow:
Salvation, Bread and Roses, Race to. Space, Who's Your Daddy,
The Last Samurai, Headspace, Work, National Lampoon's Totally
Baked: A Potumentary, Towards Darkness.
TELEVISION: Movies: House of Mirth, Tomorrow's Child, Malibu,
A Fight for Jenny, Intrigue, Buried Alive, Diagnosis Murder,
Chrome Soldiers, Robin Cook's Virus, Broken Trust, Raven Hawk,
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Mini-series: Centennial, Gone But
Not Forgotten.
ATKINS, CHRISTOPHER
Actor. b. Rye, NY, Feb. 21, 1961 e. Dennison U., Ohio. Early modeling jobs before being hired for theatrical film debut in The Blue
Lagoon (1980).
PICTURES: The Blue Lagoon (Golden Globe nom. 1981), The
Pirate Movie, A Night in Heaven, Beaks, Mortuary Academy,
Listen to Me, Shakma, King's Ransom, Outrage, Dracula Rising,
Die Watching, Exchange Lifeguards, A Bullet Down Under, Trigger
Fast, Project Shadowchaser III,
It's My Party, Mutual Needs,
Breaking the Silence, Beings (writer only), Deadly Delusions, The
Day October Died, Civility, Stageghost, Title to Murder, The 13th
Child: Legend of the Jersey Devil, Tequila Express, The
Stoneman, Mending Fences, The Employee of the Month, The
Color of Water, Quigley, True Legends of the. West, Payback, The
Hard Ride, Blind Ambition, The Unlikely's, Chinaman's Chance.
TELEVISION: Movies: Child Bride of Short Creek, Secret
Weapons, Fatal Charm, Miami Killer, Bandit Goes Country, Guns
of Honor, Deadman's Island, Angel Flight Down, Caved In. Series:
Dallas, Dark Realm, 29 Minutes & Counting (writer).
ATKINSON, ROWAN
Actor, Writer. b. England, Jan. 6, 1955. e. Newcastle U., Oxford.
THEATRE: Rowan Atkinson in Revue (also writer), Not in Front of
an Audience, The Nerd, Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson (also
writer; NY), Mime Gala, The Sneeze.
PICTURES: The Secret Policeman's Ball (documentary, also cos p ),Dead on Time, Never Say Never Again, The Appointments of
Dennis Jennings, The Tall Guy, The Witches, Hot Shots Part
Deux, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Lion King (voice), Mr.
Bean (also exec. prod.), Black Adder Back and Forth, Maybe
Baby, Rat Race, Scooby Doo, Johnny English, Love Actually,
French Bean, Hairspray, Keeping Mum, Mr. Bean's Holiday.
TELEVISION: Movies: Peter Cook & Co., The Grand Knockout
Tournament, Blackadder's Christmas Carol, Hysteria 2l, Bernard
and the Genie, Full Throttle, Reflections of Mr Bean (himself),
Comic Relief 2003: The Big. Hair Do. Series: Not the Nine O'Clock
News (also writer; BAFTA Award for acting), Black Adder (also
writer), Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third, Mr Bean (also writer),
Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line, Mr. Bean: The
Animated Series (voice also co -exec. prod.).
ATTENBOROUGH, BARON RICHARD (SAMUEL)
Actor, Producer, Director. b. Cambridge, England, Aug. 29,
1923. e. Wyggeston Grammar Sch., Leicester; Leverhulme
Scholarship to Royal Acad. of Dramatic Art, 1941 (Bancroft
Medal). m. Sheila Beryl Grant Sim, 1945. Stage debut in Ah
Wilderness (Palmers Green, 1941). West End debut in Awake and
Sing (1942), then The Little Foxes, Brighton Rock. Joined RAF,
1943; seconded to RAF Film Unit, and appeared in training film
Journey Together, 1945; demobilized, 1946. Returned to stage,
1949, in The Way Back (Home of the Brave), To Dorothy a Son,
Sweet Madness, The Mousetrap (original cast: 1952-54), Double
Image, The Rape of the Belt. Formed Beaver Films with Bryan
Forbes, 1959; formed Allied Film Makers, 1960. Life Peer of
Richmond Upon Thames; CBE 1967; Kt 1976.
PICTURES: Actor: More than 70 credits, incl. In Which We Serve
(debut, 1942), The Hundred Pound Window, Journey Together,
Stairway to Heaven, Secret Flight, The Smugglers, Dancing With
Crime, Young Scarface, Dulcimer Street, The Guinea Pig, The
Lost People, Boys in Brown, Operation Disaster, Hell Is Sold Out,
The Magic Box, Glory at Sea, Father's Doing Fine, Eight O'Clock
Walk, The Ship That Died of Shame, Private's Progress, The
Baby and the Battleship, Strange Affection, Brothers in Law,
Dunkirk, Desert Patrol, The Man Upstairs, SOS. Pacific, The
League of Gentlemen, Jet Storm, I'm All Right Jack, Breakout,
The Angry Silence (also co -prod.), All Night Long, Only Two Can
Play, Trial & Error, The Great Escape, The Third Secret, Seance
on a Wet Afternoon (also prod.; San Sebastian Film Fest & Brit.
Acad. Awards for Best Actor), Guns at Batasi (Brit. Acad. Award),
The Flight of the Phoenix, Thee Sand Pebbles (Golden Globe
Award), Dr. Dolittle (Golden Globe Award), Only When I Larf, The
Bliss of Mrs Blossom, The Magic Christian, The Last Grenade, A
Severed Head, Loot, 10 Rillington Place, Ten Little Indians,
Rosebud, Brannigan, Conduct Unbecoming, Shatranj Ke Khiladi,
Magic, The Human Factor, Jurassic Park, Miracle on 34th Street,
Hamlet, E=MC2, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Elizabeth.
Producer. Whistle Down the Wind, The L -Shaped Room, The
Snow Prince. Director: Ohl What a Lovely War (also prod.; 16 Intl.
Awards incl. Golden Globe and BAFTA UN Award), Young
Winston (Golden Globe), A Bridge Too Far (Evening News Best
Drama Award, 1977), Magic, Gandhi (also prod.; 8 Oscars, 5
BAFTA Awards, 5 Golden Globes, DGA Award, 1982), A Chorus
Line, Cry Freedom (also prod.; Berlinale Kamera, 1987; BFI
Award for Tech. Achievement; Golden Globe nom. 1988), Chaplin
(also prod.), Shadowlands (also prod.; BAFTA Award for Best
British Film of 1993), In Love and War (also prod.), Grey Owl (also
prod.), Puckoon (also writer), Closing the Ring, The Snow Prince.
TELEVISION: Movies: As Actor: David Copperfield, Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Diana: Queen of Hearts
(himself), The Railway Children, Mini-series: Tom and Vicky
(voice), Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.
ATTENBOROUGH, SIR DAVID
Broadcaster. b. London, England, May 8, 1926. Brother of Baron
Richard Attenborough. e. Wyggeston Sch., Leicester; Clare Coll.,
Cambridge. Early career, editor in educational publishing house.
Ent. BBC -TV, 1952. Prod. Zoo Quest series, Travellers Tales,
Eastward with Attenborough, The Tribal Eye, Life on Earth.
Controller BBC -2, 1965-68; Dir. of Prog. BBC -TV, 1969-72.
Received Desmond Davis Award, 1970 and a Fellowship, 1979.
PICTURES: A Zed and Two Noughts (narrator).
TELEVISION: Narrator &/or actor in several programs about
nature Wor travel, incl. The Living Planet (Emmy nom. 1985),
Wilderness Men, Ultimate Wild Paradises: The Top Ten
Destinations, The Blue Planet, Cities of the Wild (also writer),
Survival Island (also writer), The Private Life of Plants (Emmy
nom. 1996) and several others.
AUBERJONOIS, RENE
Actor. b. New York, NY, June 1, 1940. e. attended Carnegie
Mellon U.
THEATRE: Dark of the Moon, Beyond the Fringe, Tartuffe, King
Lear, Fire, Julius Caesar, Charley's Aunt, Coco (Tony Award,
1970), Tricks, The Ruling Class, Twelfth Night, The Good Doctor
(Tony nom.), Break a Leg, The New Yorke Idea, Every Good Boy
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Deserves Favor, Richard III, The Misanthrope, Flea in Her
Ear, Big River (Tony nom), Metamorphosis, City of Angels (Tony nom.).
PICTURES: Lilith (debut, 1964), Petulia, M*A*S*H*, Brewster
McCloud, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Pete 'n Tillie, Images, Hindenberg,
The Big Bus, King Kong, Eyes of Laura Mars, Where the Buffalo
Roam, The Last Unicorn (voice), 3:15, Walker, Police Academy 5:
Assignment Miami Beach, My Best Friend is a Vampire, The Little
Mermaid (voice), The Feud, The Player (himself), Little Nemo (voice),
The Ballad of Little Jo, Batman Forever, Cats Don't Dance (voice),
Los Locos, Inspector Gadget, The Patriot, Burning Down the House,
We All Fall Down, The Princess Diaries, Snide and Prejudice, Eulogy,
Geppetto's Secret, The Last Unicorn.
TELEVISION: Movies: Once Upoon A Dead Man, The Birdmen,
Shirts/Skins, King Lear, Panache, Kate Loves a Mystery, The Wild
Wild West Revisited, Once Upon A Midnight Dreary, More Wild
Wild West, The Kid from Nowhere, The Christmas Star, Longarm,
Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School (voice), A Connecticut Yankee
in King Arthur's Court, Absolute Strangers, Ned Blessing: The
True Story of My Life, Wild Card, Sally Hemmings: An American
Scandal, Gepetto, Hornswiggle. Mini-series: The Rhineman
Exchange, Dark Secret of Harvest Home, Series: Work on 23
series, many featuring voice work for animated programs incl.
Xyber 9: New Dawn, House of Mouse, The Legend of Tarzan,
Benson (actor, Emmy nom. 1984), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(dir.), Xiaolin Showdown, Boston Legal. Specials: Faerie Tale
Theatre (The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty), King Lear, Legend of
Sleepy Hollow (Emmy nom.), Fort Necessity, Incident at Vichy,
The Booth, The Cask of Amontillado, Ashenden (BBC), The Lost
Language of Cranes (BBC). Guest: More than 122 appearances.
AUDRAN, STEPHANE
Actress. b. Versailles, France, Nov. 8, 1938. rn. Collette Suzanne
Dacheville. Former wife of French star Jean-Louis Trintignant and
director Claude Chabrol.
PICTURES: Has appeared in 84 pictures, incl. Les Cousins (debut
under direction of Chabrol, 1959), Les Bonnes Femmes,
Bluebeard, The Third Lover, Six in Paris, The Champagne
Murders, Les Biches, La Femme Infidele, The Lady in the Car, Le
Boucher, Without Apparent Motive, La Rupture, Just Before
Nightfall, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Blood Wedding,
The Devil's Advocate, Le Cri de Couer, Vincent Francois Paul and
the Others, The Black Bird (U.S. film debut), Ten Little Indians, The
Silver Bears, Eagle's Wing, The Big Red One, Coup de Torchon,
La Cage aux Folles III: The Wedding, Cop au Vin, Babette's Feast,
Seasons of Pleasure, Faceless, Body -To -Body, Sons, Manika:
The Girl Who Lived Twice, Quiet Days in Clichy, Mass in C Minor,
Betty, Poulet au Vinaigre, Au Petit Marguery, Arlette, Maximum
Risk, Arlette, Madeline, Belle Maman, Lulu Kreutz's Picnic,
Speaking of Bunuel, J'a Faim!!!, My Wife's Name Is Maurice.
TELEVISION: Movies: Tatort, Les Affinites electives, La Marseillaise,
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Champagne Charlie,
Weep No More My Lady, Petit, Un printemps de chien, Sissi, l'imperatrice rebelle. Mini-series: Orient -Express, Brideshead Revisited, The
Sun also Rises, Mistral's Daughter La Bicyclette bleu, La Battante, 3
femmes... un soir d'ete. Series: TECX.
AUERBACH, NORBERT T
Executive. b. Vienna, Austria, Nov. 4, 1922. e. UCLA, business
administration. Served with U.S. Army Intelligence in Europe during WWII. Entered motion picture industry after grad., 1946. First
asst. dir. at Service Studios in CA. Moved to N.Y. to join domestic
sales dept. of Film Classics. Joined Columbia Pictures in foreign
dept. In 1950 assigned to Paris office, where remained for over
decade, except for 18 mos. in Portugal as mgr. Returned to Paris
in 1953 and filled number of exec. sales positions for Columbia,
ultimately rising to continental mgr. Left Columbia to produce films
in France, 1961. Resumed career in dist. as continental mgr. at
Paris office of United Artists. Returned to prod. to make The Thief
of Paris, 1966. Joined Seven Arts Prods. heading theatrical and
TV sales operations in Paris, 1967. When Seven Arts acquired
Warner Bros., he became continental sales mgr. for Warners in
Paris. Set up European prod. and dist. org. for CBS Cinema
Center Films, operating from London, 1968. Moved to L.A. as v.p.,
foreign mgr for CCF, 1972. Returned to London to be consultant
in prod. and dist., 1973. Rejoined UA as sales mgr for Europe
and the Middle East, 1977; named Sr. v.p. & foreign mgr., 1978;
named pres. & COO, Jan. 1981; pres. & CEO, Feb. 1981. Copres., United Intl Pictures, London, until 1982. Acting pres. and
CEO of Almi Distribution Corp., 1982. Formed packaging and
financing Co., Eliktra, Inc., 1983. Now Almi consultant, exec. v.p.
American Screen Co. Auerbach currently lives in the Czech
Republic, living and working in Prague.
AUGUST, BILLE
Director. b. Brede, Denmark, Nov. 9, 1948. e. trained in advertising photography, Danish Film School, grad. 1971, cinematography. As cinematographer shot: Christiania, Homeward in the
Night, Man kan inte valdtas (Men Can't Be Raped), Karleken, The
Grass is Singing. Became dir 1978 with short Kim G. and dramas
for Danish TV. Won Norway's Amanda Award for Lifetime
Achievement in 1993.
PICTURES: Honning Maane (also sp.), Zappa (also s.p.),
Buster's World, Twist and Shout (also s.p.), Pelle the Conquerer
(also s.p.), The Best Intentions (Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or
Award, 1992), The House of the Spirits (also s.p.), Jerusalem
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Martin, Return to Sender, Without Apparent Motive, Burden of
Desire, Goodbye Bafana.
TELEVISION: Movies: Maj, Detaljer (also writer), Mordare!
Mordarel (cinematographer). Mini-series: Den Goda viljan,
Busters verden.
AUSTIN, RAY
Baron Devere-Austin of De!yin, Lord of Bradwell. Producer,
Director, Writer. b. London, England, Dec. 5, 1932. Has written,
produced and directed many TV series, specials and movies.
Lecturer, film & tv techniques, etc., 1978-93. Lecturer U. of VA.
PICTURES: Fun and Games, Virgin Witch, Curse of the Dead,
Master Ninja I.
TELEVISION: Series/Dir.: Avengers, The Champions, Department S,
Randall & Hopkirk, Ugliest Girl in Town, Journey into the Unknown,
Magnum Pl., Simon and Simon, House Calls, Kings Crossing, Fall
Guy, Lime Street (pilot), Spencer for Hire, Heaven Help Us, JAG. It's
the Only Way to Go, Fun and Games, Space 1999, New Avengers,
Hawaii Five -O, Sword of Justice, Webb, Barnaby Jones, Hardy Boys,
Wonder Woman, Salvage, B.J. and the Bear, Hart to Hart, The
Yeagers, Man Called Sloane, From Here to Eternity, Bad Cats,
Westworld, Tales of the Gold Monkey (2 -hr pilot), The Return of the
Man from U.N.C.L.E. Dir/Writer: Randall & Hopkirk, Black Beauty,
Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, The Master, V, Air Wolf, Lime Street
(pilot and episodes), Magnum Pl. (season premiere 2 -hr episode);
Return of the Six Million Dollar Man (pilot); Our House (episodes),
Dirty Dozen, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, A Fine Romance, Zorro,
Boys of Twilight, Crossroads, Highlander, Heaven Help Us, JAG, C15:
The New Professionals.
AUTEUIL, DANIEL
Actor. b. Algeria, Jan. 24, 1950. Parents were lyric opera singers
in roving troupe. Lived in Avignon. Performed in Amer. prod. in
Paris of Godspell. Then did musical comedy for 2 years. Provided
voice of baby for French print of U.S. film Look Who's Talking.
PICTURES: L'Aggression, Attention Les Yeaux, La Nuit de Saint-
Germain des Pres, Monsieuer Papa, L'Amour Viole (Rape of
Love), Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears, Us Two, Les SousDoues, The Woman Banker, Clara et les Chic Types, Men Prefer
Fat Girls, Pour 100 Briques t'as Plus Rien Maintentant, Que les
Gros Salaires Levent le Doigtll!, L'Indic, P'tit Con, The Beast,
L'Arbalete, Palace, L'Amour en Douce, Jean de Florette, Manon of
the Spring, Romuald and Juliette, A Few Days With Me, My Life is
Hell, L'Elegant Criminel, Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter),
Ma Saison Preferee (My Favorite Season), Queen Margot, The
Separation, Un Femme Francais, According to Pereira, The Eighth
Day (Best actor, Cannes 1996), Thieves, Death in Therapy, Lucie
Aubrac, On Guard, The Wrong Blonde, An Interesting State, The
Lost Son, The Widow of Saint -Pierre, Sade, Le Placard, Vajont,
L'Adversaire, Small Cuts, Un reste, l'autre part, L'I, Peindre ou
faire l'amour, Hidden, N - Napoleon, La Doublure, L' Entente cordiale, Mon meilleur ami, L' Invite, Dialogue avec mon jardinier, Le
Deuxierne souffle, RmR-73, La Personne aux deux personnel.
AVALON, FRANKIE
Singer, Actor. rn. Francis Thomas Avalone. b. Philadelphia, PA,
Sept 18, 1940. e. South Philadelphia H.S. Trumpet prodigy age 9
yrs. Recording contract, Chancellor Records, Inc., 1957; Gold
Record: Venus 1959; Gold Album: Swingin' on a Rainbow, 1959.
PICTURES: Jamboree (debut, 1957), Guns of the Timberland, The
Alamo, Alakazam the Great (voice), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,
Sail a Crooked Ship, Panic in the Year Zero, The Castilian, Operation
Bikini, Drums of Africa, Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini
Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, I'll Take Sweden, Ski
Party, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Sgt. Deadhead, Dr. Goldfoot and the
Bikini Machine, Fireball 500, The Million Eyes of Sumuru, Skidoo,
Horror House, The Take, Grease, Blood Song, Back to the Beach
(also co -exec. prod.), Troop Beverly Hills, The Stoned Age, Casino,
Malibu Beach Girls (also co -exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: The
Annette Funicello Story. Series: Easy Does It... Starring Frankie
Avalon. Guest: More than 78 appearances.
AVEDON, DOE
Actress. b. Old Westbury, NY, April 7, 1928.
THEATRE: Young and the Fair, My Name Is Aquilon.
PICTURES: The High and the Mighty, Deep in My Heart, The
Boss, Love Streams.
TELEVISION: Series: Big Town.
AVERSANO, SCOTT
Executive, Producer, b. 1970. e. graduate, Brown Univ.; M.A. in
English Literature from Univ. of Mich. Began career in ent. industry at Sid Ganis' Out of the Blue Entertainment in 1996. From
1997-1999, Aversano was dir of development at Paramount
Pictures. While there executive on 12 films and 75 development
projects, including the films Wonder Boys, South Park & Runaway
Bride. Aversano then spent more than seven years with Scott
Rudin Productions, most recently as pres. of production. Aversano
became an independent producer on Paramount Pictures lot and
in Aug. 2006, Paramount named Aversano president of MTV
Films and Nick Films upon elevating the production units to full
film labels. He has responsibility for film development, production
and acquisitions for the two film labels.
AvE-AzN
PICTURES: Producer: Orange County (2002), Changing Lanes
(co -prod.), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (co prod.), Failure to Launch. Executive prod.: The School of Rock,
The Manchurian Candidate, Team America: World Police.
AVERY, KELLEY
Executive. e. B.A., UCLA. Avery has more than 21 years in the
entertainment industry, with 12 years at The Walt Disney
Company, eight with DreamWorks and most recently, joining
Paramount Worldwide Home Entertainment as its president in
Feb. 2006. Her current focus has been integrating the
DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures two studios' homevideo
operations while gearing up its high -definition disc initiatives.
AVILDSEN, JOHN G.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor. b. Chicago, IL, Dec. 21,
1935. e. NYU. After service in Army made film with friend,
Greenwich Village Story, then joined ad agency to write, direct,
photograph & edit industrial films. Entered motion picture industry
as asst cameraman on Below the Hill, followed with prod. mgr. job
on two Italian filmsmade in U.S. Afterwards, made first theatrical
short, Smiles. Asst. dir., Black Like Me; prod. mgr., Mickey One,
Una Moglie Americana; 2nd unit dir., Hurry Sundown. Produced,
photographed & edited a short, Light-Sound-Diffuse. Returned
to industry to make industrial films for ad agencies before resum-
tion industry. He represents graduates who are ready to launch
their Avid editing, Pro Tools editing, or Adobe Motion Graphics
careers.
TELEVISION: Movies: Family Blessings (exec. prod., 1996), The
Alibi.
AXELROD, JONATHAN
Writer, Producer. b. New York, NY, July 9, 1952. Stepson of
writer George Axelrod. Started as on -set "gofer" before writing
screenplays. V.p. primetime drama dev., ABC Entertainment,1978-
80; v.p. exec. dir. in charge dev. ABC Ent., 1980-82. Exec. v.p.,
Columbia Pictures TV, 1983-85. Pres. New World Pictures, 198587. Co-owner, Camden Artists, 1987-. Exec. v.p. Ventura
Entertainment Group, 1989. Pres. & CEO Producers
Entertainment Group, 1990-93. Formed Axelrod Woddoes
Productions, 1994.
PICTURES: Every Little Crook and Nanny (writer).
TELEVISION: Exec. Prod.: Dave's World, Can't Hurry Love, A Day
With, Manhattan Match, Late Bloomer, Brother's Keeper, The
Price She Paid, Against the Wall (documentary), Movie Stars,
Some of My Best Friends.
AYKROYD, DAN
Actor, Writer. b. Ottawa, Canada, July 1, 1952. m. actress Donna
Dixon. Member of Toronto Co. of Second City Theater. Worked as
of Club 505, after-hours Toronto nightclub 1970-73.
Performed and recorded (Briefcase Full of Blues, Made in
America) with John Belushi as the Blues Brothers. Co-owner,
ing theatrical career. In 1977 won Acad. Award, best dir for Rocky.
mgr.
PICTURES: Dirlphoto./edit.: Turn on to Love (debut), Out of It
(assoc. prod., dir of photog.), Sweet Dreams (aka Okay, Bill),
Guess What We Learned in School Today?, Joe, Cry Uncle, The
Hard Rock Cafe.
Stoolie, Save the Tiger, W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Foreplay,
Rocky (Academy Award, DGA Award, Golden Globe nom. 1977),
Slow Dancing in the Big. City (also prod.), The Formula, Neighbors
(also supv. edit.), Traveling Hopefully (documentary; Academy
Award nom. 1983), A Night in Heaven, The Karate Kid, The Karate
Kid: Part II, Happy New Year, For Keeps, Lean On Me (also exec.
prod.), The Karate Kid Part III (also co -edit.), Rocky V (also coedit.), The Power of One, Steal This Video Abbie Hoffman (documentary), 8 Seconds, Save The Everglades (documentary), A
Fine and Private Place, Coyote Moon, Dancing Into the Future
(video documentary).
TELEVISION: From No House to Options House (2 On the Town,
Emmy Award) Series: Murder Ink.
AVNET, JON
Producer, Director. b. Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 17, 1949. e. U. of PA,
Sarah Lawrence Coll. Began career as director of off-B'way
prods. Produced and directed low -budget film, Confusion's Circle,
which brought a directing fellowship at American Film Institute.
Joined Weintraub/Heller Prods. as assoc. prod., where met Steve
Tisch, with whom formed Tisch/Avnet Prods. Formed
PICTURES: Has appeared in nearly 60 pictures since debut in
1977 with Love at First Sight (also co-s.p.). Pictures incl. Mr.
Mike's Mondo Video, 1941, The Blues Brothers (also co-s.p.),
Neighbors, Trading Places, Twilight Zone-The Movie, Doctor
Detroit, ndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (cameo),
Ghostbusters (also co-s.p.) It Came From Hollywood, Nothing
Lasts Forever, Into the Night, Spies Like Us (also co-s.p.), Dragnet
(also co-s.p.), The Couch Trip, The Great Outdoors, Caddyshack
II, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Ghostbusters II (also co-s.p.),
Driving Miss Daisy (Academy Award nom. 1990), Loose Cannons,
Nothing But Trouble (also dir., s.p.), Masters of Menace, My Girl,
This Is My Life, Sneakers, Chaplin, Coneheads (also co-s.p.), My
Girl 2, North, Exit to Eden, Tommy Boy, Casper (cameo), The
Random Factor (voice), Rainbow, Sgt. Bilko, Getting Away With
Murder, Celtic Pride, Feeling Minnesota, My Fellow Americans,
Grosse Pointe Blank, Susan's Plan, Antz (voice), Blues Brothers
2000 (also prod., s.p.), The House of Mirth, Stardom, Loser, On
the Wall, Pearl Harbor, Evolution, The Curse of
the Jade Scorpion, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Crossroads,
Unconditional Love, Bright Young Things, 50 First Dates,
Christmas with the Kranks, Now Pronounce You Chuck and
I
AvnetiKerner Co., 1986.
Larry.
Blues (assoc. prod.). Producer: Coast to Coast, Risky Business,
Deal of the Century (exec. prod.), Less Than Zero, Tango & Cash,
Men Don't Leave, Funny About Love, Fried Green Tomatoes (also
dir, co-s.p.), The Mighty Ducks, The Mighty Ducks II, The Mighty
Ducks III, The Three Musketeers (co -exec. prod.), When a Man
Loves a Woman, The War (also dir.), Miami Rhapsody (co -exec.
prod.), Up Close and Personal (also dir.), Red Corner (also. dir.),
George of the Jungle, Inspector Gadget (exec. prod.) Steal This
Move (exec. prod.), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Land
of the Blind, 88 Minutes.
Is Cash, The Arrow, Earth vs. the Spider. Series: Coming Up
Rosie (Canada), Saturday Night Live 1975-79 (writer and performer; Emmy Award for writing: 1977, 4 other nom.). Steve
PICTURES: Checkered Flag or Crash (assoc. prod.), Outlaw
TELEVISION: Movies/Producer: No Other Love, Homeward
Bound, Prime Suspect, Something So Right, Silence of the Heart,
Calendar Girl Murders, Call to Glory (pilot and series), The
Burning Bed (Emmy nom. 1985), In Love and War (also exec.
prod.), Between Two Women (also dir, co-s.p.), My Last Love,
Uprising (also writer, dir., DGA nom. 2002), Sixty Minute Man (dir.
only). Exec. Prod.: Side By Side, My First Love, Breaking Point,
Heatwave, Backfield in Motion, The Nightman, The Switch, Naomi
and Wynona: Love Can Build a Bridge, Poodle Springs, Mama
Flora's Family, My Last Love (exec. prod.) Parting the Waters
(mini-series), A House Divided (exec. prod.), Boomtown (series),
Starter Wife (mini-series, also dir.).
AXELMAN, ARTHUR
Executive, Producer. b. Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 10, 1944. e.
Florida Atlantic U., B.A., 1969. Entered NY offices of William
Morris Agency, June 1972; transferred to Bev. Hills offices, 1976,
as literary agent. Founded company's original TV Movie dept.,
1977; appointed v.p. in 1980; sr. v.p. in 1991. For more than 20
years, Axelman represented notable writers, directors and actors,
such as David Mamet, John Frankenheimer, Joseph Wambaugh,
Leon Uris, Buddy Hackett, Patty Duke and Lee Grant. His clients
included producers and companies such as Braun Entertainment,
Marvin Worth, Thom Mount, Michael Jaffe, Gil Cates, Zadan &
Meron and Roger Gimbel. In addition, he co-founded Benchmark
Pictures and produced "Alibi," for ABC and "Family Blessings" for
CBS. He has guest lectured at UCLA, USC and conducted workshops for the American Film Institute, the Writers Guild of America
and the Television Academy. In 1993, Axelman formed his own
production company, the Axelman Co., with financial backing from
Paris -based Balenciaga Prods. and its U.S. distributor Zantar. In
Feb. 2006, Axelman joined Video Symphony TV and Film Post Production Institute as liaison to the Hollywood -area post -produc-
TELEVISION: Movies: Things We Did Last Summer, All You Need
Martin's Best Show Ever (performer, writer), Soul Man (also sup.
prod.), Extreme Ghostbusters (writer only), According to Jim.
Guest: More than 85 appearances.
AZARIA, HANK
Actor. b. Forest Hills, NY, April 25, 1964. e. Tufts Univ.
PICTURES: Pretty Woman, Quiz Show, Now and Then, Heat, The
Birdcage (Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding performance
by a Cast, 1997), Grosse Pointe Blank, Anastasia (voice), Mystery
Alaska, Homegrown, Celebrity, Godzilla, Great Expectations, The
Cradle Will Rock, Mystery Men, Cyber World (voice), America's
Sweethearts, Bark, Shattered Glass, Along Came Polly,
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Eulogy, The Sirnpsons Movie
(voices), Run, Fat Boy, Run, The Grand.
TELEVISION: Movies: Tuesdays With Morrie (Emmy Award
2000), Bartok the. Magnificent, Cool Blue, Fail Safe, Uprising.
Series: The. Simpsons (voice, 3 Emmy Awards, 1998, 2001,
2003,), Herman's Head, If Not for You, Mad About You, Stressed
Eric (voice), The Hank Azaria Show, Imagine That, Friends, ! Huff
(also prod., Emmy nom. 2005). Guest: More than 53 appear-
ances.
AZNAVOUR, CHARLES
Actor, Singer, Songwriter. b. Paris, France, May 22, 1924. rn.
Shahnour Varenagh Aznavourian. Studied dance and drama as a
child and was performing at the age of 10. Encouraged by Edith
Piaf, became one of France's leading performers by the mid 1950s and an international concert star by the 1970s. Has also
composed music for film.
PICTURES: Has appeared in 87 pictures acting &/or composing
songs. Work includes Adieu Cherie (1947), C'est arrive a 36
Chandelles, Les Dragueurs, Shoot the Piano Player, Le testament
d'Orphee, Le Passage du Rhin, Un taxi pour Tobrouk, Horace 62,
Tempo di Roma, Les Quatres Verites, Le Rat'd Amerique,
Pourquoi Paris?, Paris in August, Candy, The Games, The
Adventurers, The Blockhouse, Ten Little Indians, The Twist, Sky
Riders, Ciao Les Mecs, The Tin Drum, The Magic Mountain,
Hatter's Ghosts, What Makes David Run?, Edith and Marcel, Long
Live Life!, Mangeclous, Friend to Friend, II Maestro, Double Game,
The Country Years, Ararat, The Truth About Charlie, The Colonel.
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BAB-BAD
TELEVISION: Movies: Sans Ceremonie, Un Alibi En Or, Laura,
Les Momes, Judicael, Angelina, Passage du bac, Pere Goriot, Le.
Series: Baldi.
B
BABENCO, HECTOR
Director. b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb. 7, 1946. Early years
spent in Mar del Plata. Left home at 17 and traveled throughout
Europe for 8 years working as a writer, house -painter, salesman,
and, in Rome, as an extra at Cinecitta. Moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil
where he made several short documentaries, before turning to
features in 1975.
PICTURES: Rei Da Noite (King of the Night; debut, 1975), Lucio
lavio--Passageiro da Agonia, Pixote (also co-s.p.), Kiss of the
pider Woman (Academy Award nom. 1986), lronweed, Besame
Mucho (prod.), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (also co-s.p.),
Foolish Heart (also prod. and s.p.), The Venice Project (additional
din), Before Night Falls (acting only), Carandiru (won 7 awards:
Havana Film Festival, 2003), El Pasado, (also prod.).
BACALL, LAUREN
Actress. rn. Betty Joan Perske. b. New York, NY Sept. 16, 1924.
e. American Acad. Dram. Arts. Was m. late Jason Robards, late
Humphrey Bogart. Autobiographies: By Myself (1979), Now
(1994). Won the B. DeMille Award 1993.
THEATRE: B'way: Cactus Flower, Goodbye Charlie, Applause
(Tony Award), Woman of the Year (Tony Award), Waiting in the
Wings. Foreign: Sweet Bird of Youth, Woman of the Year, Waiting
in the Wings. Tour: Wonderful Town.
PICTURES: To Have and Have Not (debut, 1944), Two Guys From
Milwaukee (cameo), Confidential Agent, The Big Sleep, Dark
Passage, Key Largo, Young Man With a Horn, Bright Leaf, How to
Marry a Millionaire, A Woman's World, Cobweb, Blood Alley,
Written on the Wind, Designing Woman, Gift of Love, Flame Over
India, Shock Treatment, Sex and the Single Girl, Harper, Murder
on the Orient Express, The Shootist, Health, The Fan,
Appointment With Death, Mr. North, Innocent Victim, Misery, A
Star for Two, All I Want for Christmas, Le Jour et La Nuit, Ready
to Wear (Fret -a -Porter), The Mirror Has Two Faces (Academy
Award nom. Golden Globe Award, 1997; Screen Actors Guild
Award), My Fellow Americans, Day and Night, Madeline: Lost in
Paris (voice), Diamonds, The Venice Project, Presence of Mind,
Dogville, The Limit, Birth, Firedog (voice), Menderlay, These
Foolish Things, The Walker.
TELEVISION: Movies: Blithe Spirit, Applause (Emmy nom. 1973),
Perfect Gentlemen, Dinner at Eight, A Little Piece of Sunshine
(BBC), The Portrait, The Parallax Garden, From the Mixed Up
Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Mini-series: Too Rich: The
Secret Life of Doris Duke. Series: Great Performances (host), The
Rockford Files (Emmy nom. 1980).Specia/: Bacall on Bogart
(Emmy nom. 1988). Guest: More than 105 appearances.
BACH, CATHERINE
Actress. rn. Catherine Bachman. b. Warren, Ohio, March 1,
1954.
PICTURES: The Midnight Man (debut 1974), Thunderbolt and
Lightfoot, Hustle, Widow's Revenge, Cannonball Run II, Street
Justice, .Driving Force, Tunnels (Criminal Act), Music City Blues,
Masters of Menace, The Nutt House, Rage and Honor.
TELEVISION: Movies: Matt Helm, Strange New World, Murder in
Peyton Place, White Water Rebels, The Dukes of Hazzard:
TELEVISION: Series: Mont-Joye, Any Day Now. Guest: More than
75 appearances.
BACON, KEVIN
Actor. b. Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 1958. m. actress Kyra
Sedgwick. Studied at Manning St. Actor's Theatre. Apprentice at
Circle -in -the -Square in N.Y. B'way debut in Slab Boys with Sean
Penn. Narrated short film, A Little Vicious.
THEATRE: B'way: Slab Boys. Off-B'way: Getting Out (debut),
Album, Forty Deuce (Obie Award), Poor Little Lambs, Flux, Men
Without Dates, The Author's Voice, Loot, Road, Spike Heels, An
Almost Holy Picture.
PICTURES: National Lampoon's Animal House (debut, 1978),
Starting Over, Hero at Large, Friday the 13th, Only When I Laugh,
Forty Deuce, Diner, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute,
Footloose, Quicksilver, White Water Summer, Planes Trains and
Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, End of the Line, Criminal Law,
The Big Picture, Tremors, Flatliners, Queens Logic, He Said/She
Said, Pyrates, JFK, A Few Good Men, The Air Up There, The
River Wild (Golden Globe nom. 1995), Murder in the First, Apollo
13, Balto (voice), Sleepers, Picture Perfect, Telling Lies in
America, Elizabeth Jane, Digging to China, Wild Things (also
exec. prod.), My Dog Skip, Stir of Echoes, Hollow Man,
Novocaine, We Married Margo, Trapped, Dolan's Cadillac, Mystic
River, In the Cut, Cavedweller, Loverboy, Beauty Shop, Where the
Truth Lies, The Air I Breathe, The 1 Second Film (documentary,
prod.), Saving Angelo, Death Sentence, Black Water Transit, Rails
& Ties.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Gift, The Demon Murder Case, The
Tender Age (The Little Sister), Lemon Sky, Losing Chase (dir only),
Loverboy Specials: Mr. Roberts. Series: Search for Tomorrow, The
Guiding Light. Guest: More than 70 appearances.
BADALAMENTI, ANGELO
Composer, Orchestrator. b. New York, NY, March 22, 1937.PICTURES: Gordon's War (debut 1973), Law and Disorder, Blue
Velvet, Weeds, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,
Tough Guys Don't Dance, Wait Until Spring Bandini, Parents,
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Cousins, The Comfort of
Strangers, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Naked
in New York, The City of Lost Children, The Blood Oranges, Lost
Highway, Story of a Bad Boy, Arlington Road, The Straight Story
(Golden Globe nom., best orig. score, 2000), Holy Smoke, Forever
Mine, The Beach, A Piece of Eden, Mulholland Drive (Golden
Globe nom. for best orig. score, 2002), Cet amour -la, Suspended
Animation, Secretary, The Adversary Mysteries of Love,
Autofocus, Cabin Fever, Rabbits, Resistance, The Company, A
Very Long Engagement, Dark Water, Inland Empire, Take the
Lead (soundtrack writer), The Wicker Man, Life of Pi.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Industrial Symphony No. 1: The
Dream of the Broken Hearted, The Last Don, Lathe of Heaven,
Undefeated, Frankenstein. Mini-series: Les Liaisons dangereuses. Series: Twin Peaks (3 Emmy nom.), On the Air, Hotel
Room, Inside the Actors Studio (main theme), Cracker, Profiler
(main title theme). Documentaries: The Valo Man, Fortid til salg
(series).
BADER, DIEDRICH
Actor. b. Alexandria, VA, Dec. 24, 1966.
PICTURES: The Beverly Hillbillies (debut 1993), Teresa's Tattoo,
Office Space, Certain Guys, Couple Days...A Period Piece,
Reunion!, The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood, TV Road
Recess: School's Out (voice), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Ice
Age (voice), The Country Bears, Evil Alien Conquerors, Dead &
Breakfast, Dinotopia: Curse of the Ruby Sunstone (voice), Miss
Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Cook -Off!, Balls of Fury,
Sunny & Share Love You.
Trip. Series: The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-85), The Dukes (car-
TELEVISION: Movies: Desert Rats, The Preppie Murder, The
toon, voice), African Skies.
Assassination File, Olive the Other Reindeer (voice), Rock & Roll
Back to School Special, Kim Possible: So the Drama (voice), Mr.
Nice Guy Series: Danger Theatre, Kim Possible, The Drew Carey
BACHARACH, BURT
Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Actor. b. Kansas City, MO,
May 12, 1928. e. McGraw U., Mannes Sch. of Music, Music Acad.
of the West. Studied with composers Darius Milhaud, Henry
Show, Disney's Hercules (voice), Baby Blues (voice), Buzz
Lightyear of Star Command (voice), The Zeta Project (voice),
Lloyd in Space (voice), Center of the Universe, The Grim
Cowell, and Bohuslav Martinu. Conducted for Marlene Dietrich,
Vic Damone. As a performer albums include: Burt Bacharach;
Adventures of Billy & Mandy (voice), Mr. Nice Guy. Guest: More
than 55 appearances.
Futures, Man! His Songs. Book: The Bacharach-David Song Book
(1978).
THEATRE: Promises Promises (Tony Award, 1969).
PICTURES: Composer: Lizzie, The Sad Sack, The Blob, Country
Music Holiday, Love in a Goldfish Bowl, Wives and Lovers, Who's
Been Sleeping in My Bed?, Send Me No Flowers, A House Is Not
a Home, What's New Pussycat?, Alfie, Made in Paris, After the
Fox, Promise Her Anything, Casino Royale, The April Fools, Butch
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (2 Acad. Awards: Best Original
Score & Best Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head; 1970),
Something Big, Lost Horizon, Together?, Arthur (Acad. Award for
Best Song: Arthur's Theme; 1982), Night Shift, Best Defense,
Tough Guys, Baby Boom, Arthur 2 on the Rocks, Love Hurts,
Grace of My Heart, Austin Powers-International Man of Mystery
(actor only), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (actor
only), Isn't She Great, Bandits, Austin Powers in Goldmember,
Catch Me If You Can, Two Weeks Notice, Camp, The In -Laws, In
the Cut, Spider -Man 2, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, A
West Texas Children's Story.
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BADHAM, JOHN
Director, Producer. b. Luton, England, Aug. 25, 1939. Raised in
Alabama. e. Yale U., B.A.; Yale Drama School, M.F.A. Sister is
actress Mary Badham. Landed first job at Universal Studio mailroom; later was Universal tour guide, a casting dir and assoc.
prod. to William Sackheim. Twice nominated for Emmy Awards for
TV movies. Recipient of George Pal Award.
PICTURES: The Bingo Long Traveling All -Stars and Motor Kings
(debut 1976), Saturday Night Fever, Dracula (Best Horror Film
award, Science Fiction/Fantasy Academy), Whose Life Is It
Anyway? (San Rafael Grand Prize), Blue Thunder, War Games
(Best Directing award, Science Fiction/Fantasy Academy),
American Flyers, Short Circuit, Stakeout (also exec. prod.),
Disorganized Crime (exec. prod. only), Bird on a Wire, The Hard
Way, Point of No Return, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Exec.
prod. only), Another Stakeout (also exec. prod.), Drop Zone (also
exec. prod.), Nick of Time (also prod.), Incognito, Floating Away,
Ocean Warrior.
BAE-BAK
TELEVISION: Movies: Night Gallery (assoc. prod. only), Neon
Ceiling (assoc. prod. only), The Impatient Heart, Isn't It
Shocking?, The Law (Emmy nom. 1975), The Gun, Reflections of
Murder, The Godchild, The Keegans, Relentless: Mind of a Killer
(co -exec. prod. only), Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat"
Manigault (exec prod. only), The Jack Bull, The Last Debate, My
Brother's Keeper, Obsessed, Footsteps, Evel Knievel. Series
episodes: The Bold Ones: The. Senator (also assoc. prod., Emmy
nom. 1971), Night Gallery, Streets of San Francisco, The Doctors,
Owen Marshall - Counsellor at Law, Sunshine, Nichols, Cannon,
Sarge, The Sixth Sense, Cool Million, Police Story, The Shield.
BAER, AMY
EXECUTIVE. Entered industry in 1988 as an assistant to the late
Jay Moloney at talent agency CAA. She moved to become a
development executive with the Guber-Peters Entertainment Co.
and helped develop the films Jumanji and Single White Female.
From 1992-1997, Baer worked at TriStar Pictures. Since 1998,
Baer was the executive v.p. of production at Columbia Pictures, a
Sony Pictures Entertainment co. During her tenure at Columbia
and other Sony Pictures Entertainment companies, the movies
she supervised have grossed more than $1.8 billion in worldwide
box office. In Sept. 2007, Baer became the president and CEO of
CBS Corporation's new film unit, CBS Films. She reports to Les.
Moonves, pres & CEO of CBS Corporation. CBS Films plans to
develop and produce four to six movies a year, spanning all genres with production budgets up to $50 million per film. The films
will be released domestically through -a U.S. theatrical distribution
unit to be established within CBS Films.
BAILEY, JOHN
Cinematographer. b. Moberly, MO, Aug. 10, 1942. m. film editor
Carol Littleton. e. U. of Santa Clara, Loyola U., U.S.C., U. of
Vienna. Lecturer; American. Film Institute, 1982, 1984, 1994.
PICTURES: Premonition, End of August, Legacy, The Mafu Cage
(visual consult.), Boulevard Nights, Winter Kills (add. photog.),
American Gigolo, Ordinary People, Honky Tonk Freeway,
Continental Divide, Cat People, That Championship Season,
Without a Trace, The Big Chill, Racing With the Moon, The Pope
of Greenwich Village, Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (Cannes
Film Fest. Award, best artistic contrib., 1985), Silverado,
Crossroads, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Light of Day, Swimming to
Cambodia, Tough Guys Don't Dance (visual consult.), Vibes, The
Accidental Tourist, My Blue Heaven, The Search for Signs of
Intelligent Life in the Universe (also dir.), A Brief History of Time,
Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, China Moon (dir. only),
Nobody's Fool, Marlette in Ecstasy (dir. only), Extreme Measures,
As Good As It Gets, Living Out Loud, Forever Mine, The Out-ofTowners, For Love of the Game, Michael Jordan to the Max, Via
Dolorosa, Anti -Trust, The Anniversary Party, N'Sync: Bigger Than
Life, The Kid Stays in the Picture, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya
Sisterhood, Nacioyqatsi, The Fig Rig, How to Lose a Guy in 10
Days, Incident at Loch Ness, The Sisterhood of the Traveling
Pants, Must Love Dogs, The Producers, The Architect, The Death
and Life of Bobby Z, 10 Tricks, License to Wed, Brief Interviews
with Hideous Men, How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancée.
TELEVISION: Movies: Battered, City in Fear, Passion, Always
Outnumbered, Searching for Michael Cimino (documentary).
BAIO, SCOTT
Actor. b. New York, NY, Sept. 22, 1961. Started career at 9 doing
commercials and voiceovers.
PICTURES: Bugsy Malone (debut 1976), Skatetown USA, Foxes,
Zapped!, I Love New York, Detonator, Very Mean Men, The Bread
My Sweet, Face Value, Face to Face (also s.p.), Dumb Luck,
SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
TELEVISION: Movies: Luke Was There, The Boy Who Drank Too
Much, Senior Trip, Stoned, All the Kids Do It, Alice in Wonderland,
The Truth About Alex, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal
Fashion, Mixed Blessings, Bar Hopping, Van Stone: Tour of Duty.
Series: Blansky's Beauties, Happy Days, Who's Watching the
Kids?, Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge (also dir.), Baby
Talk, Diagnosis Murder, Before They Were Stars (host), Arrested
Development. Series/Director: The New Lassie, Out of This
World, First Time Out, Harry and the Hendersons, Wayans
Brothers, Jamie Foxx Show, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Kirk,
The Parkers. Guest: More than 77 appearances.
BAKER, BLANCHE
Actress. rn. Blanche Garfein. b. New York, NY, Dec. 20, 1956.
Daughter of actress Carroll Baker and dir. Jack Garfein. e.
Wellesley, Coll., studied acting with Uta Hagen. Acting debut,
White Marriage, Yale Repertory Co (1978), Regional Theater.
B'way debut in Lolita (1981).
PICTURES: The Seduction of Joe Tynan (debut, 1979), French
Postcards, Sixteen Candles, Raw Deal, Cold Feet, Nobody's
Child, Shakedown, The Handmaid's Tale, Livin' Large, Bum Rap,
Dead Funny, Jersey Justice.
TELEVISION: Movies: Mary and Joseph, The Day the Bubble
Burst, The Awakening of Candra, Day the Bubble Burst, Embassy,
Nobody's Child. Mini-series: Holocaust (Emmy Award, 1978).
Specials: Romeo & Juliet.
BAKER, CARROLL
Actress. b. Johnstown, PA, May 28, 1931. e. PA schools and St.
Petersburg (FL) Junior Coll. Career started as dancer in nightclubs. Actors' Studio N.Y. Made stage debut in Escapade, then
acted in All Summer Long. Autobiography: Baby Doll.
PICTURES: Easy to Love (debut, 1953), Giant, Baby Doll, The Big
Country, But Not for Me, The Miracle, Bridge to the Sun,
Something Wild, How the West Was Won, The Carpetbaggers,
Station Six Sahara, Cheyenne Autumn, The Greatest Story Ever
Told, Sylvia, Mister Moses, Harlow, Jack of Diamonds, The Sweet
Body of Deborah, Paranoia, A Quiet Place to
Kill, Captain
Apache, The Harem, Honeymoon, My Father's Wife, Bloodbath
(The Sky Is Falling), Andy Warhol's Bad, The World is Full of
Married Men, Watcher in the Woods, Star 80, The Secret Diary of
Sigmund Freud, Native Son, Ironweed, Red Monarch,
Kindergarten Cop, Blonde Fist, Cybereden, Undercurrent,
Skeletons, Just Your Luck, The Game, Nowhere to Go, Cinerama
Adventure (documentary).
TELEVISION: Movies: Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil, On Fire,
Judgment Day: The John List Story, Men Don't Tell, A Kiss to Die
For, North Shore Fish, Heart Full of Rain, Big Guns Talk: The
Story of the Western, Another Woman's Husband. Guest: More
than 46 appearances.
BAKER, DIANE
Actress. b. Hollywood, CA, Feb. 25, 1938. e. USG.
PICTURES: The Diary of Anne Frank (debut, 1959), The Best of
Everything, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tess of the Storm
Country, The Wizard of Baghdad, Hemingway's Adventures of a
Young Man, The Prize (Golden Globe nom. 1964), Straight Jacket,
Marnie, Mirage, Sands of Beersheba, The Horse in the Grey Flannel
Suit, Baker's Hawk, The Pilot, The Silence of the Lambs, The Closer,
The Joy Luck Club, Twenty Bucks, Imaginary Crimes, The Net, The
Cable Guy, Murder at 1600, Harrison's Flowers, On the Roof, A
Mighty Wind, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, Harrison
Montgomery.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones, Inherit
the Wind (Emmy nom. 1966), Trial Run, The D.A.: Murder One,
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf, Do You Take This Stranger?, Sarge:
The Badge or the Cross, Congratulations It's a Boy!, A Little
Game, Killer By Night, Police Story (pilot), A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn, The Dream Makers, The Last Survivors, Fugitive Family,
The Haunted, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride,
About Sarah, The Trouble With Marnie. Mini-series: The Blue and
the Gray, A Woman of Substance (also prod, Emmy nom. 1985),
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Series: Here We Go Again,
Crazy Love, Unscripted. Special: The. ABC Afternoon Playbreak
(Emmy nom. 1975). Guest: More than 92 appearances.
BAKER, DYLAN
Actor. b. Syracuse, NY Oct. 7, 1959. e. Southern Methodist Univ.
(BFA), Yale Sch. of Drama (MFA).
THEATRE: B'way: Eastern Standard (Theatre World Award), La
Bete (Tony nom.). Off-B'way: Not About Heroes (Obie Award). In
1999 received the Gotham Awards "Breakthrough Award."
PICTURES: Planes Trains & Automobiles (debut, 1987), The
Wizard of Loneliness, The Long Walk Home, Delirious, Passed
Away, Love Potion No. 9, The. Last of the Mohicans, Life With
Mikey, Radioland Murders, Disclosure, The Stars Fell on
Henrietta, True Blue, Happiness (Ft. Lauderdale Int'l. Film Fest.
Critic's Choice Award, best actor, 1998), Oxygen, Simply
Irresistible, Random Hearts, Committed, Requiem for a Dream,
The Cell, Thirteen Days Which Shocked the World, The Tailor of
Panama, Along Came a Spider, A Gentleman's Game, The Laramie
Project, Changing Lanes, Road to Perdition, Grasp (short), Head of
State, How to Deal, Spider -Man 2, Kinsey, Hide and Seek, The
Matador, When a Man Falls in the Forest, Fido, Let's Go to Prison,
Spider -Man 3, The Story of a Mother (voice), The Stone Angel, Trick
'r Treat.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Case of Deadly Force, Judgment, Love
Honor and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage, Forbidden Territory:
Stanley's Search for Livingstone, The Invisible Man, The Big Time,
The Elizabeth Smart Story, Haskett's Chance. Mini-series: Return
to Lonesome Dove, From the Earth to the Moon. Series: Murder
One, Feds, The Pitts, The Book of Daniel, Law & Order
BAKER, GEORGE
1, 1931. e. Lancing College,
Sussex. Stage debut Deal Repertory Theatre, 1946. AUTHOR:
Imaginary
Friends,
Going for Broke, The
The Fatal Spring,
Marches of Wales, The Hopkins, Just a Hunch, Sister, Dear Sister;
Actor. b. Varna, Bulgaria, April
From Doom With Death, Talking About Mira Beau, The Last
Silence.
PICTURES: The Intruder (debut, 1953), The Dam Busters, The
Ship That Died of Shame, Woman for Joe, The Extra Day, The
Feminine Touch, A Hill in Korea, No Time for Tears, These
Dangerous Years, The Moonraker, Tread Softly Stranger, Lancelot
and Guinevere, Curse of the Fly, Mister Ten Per Cent, Goodbye
Mr Chips, Justine, The Executioners, On Her Majesty's Secret
Service, A Warm December; The Fire Fighters, The Spy Who
Loved Me, Thirty -Nine Steps, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley
Square, Hopscotch, North Sea Hijack, For Queen and Country,
Back to the Secret Garden, Parineeta.
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BAK-BAK
TELEVISION: Movies: Has appeared in more than 35 tv movies,
23 in the role of Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford --Hake
Hands Forever (1988), It Shouldn't Happen to a TV actor (2003).
Other tv movies incl. Alice, The Bonegrinder, Fatal Spring (writer
only), The Secret Adversary, The Canterville Ghost, Coast to
Coast, At Bertram's Hotel. Mini-series: I Claudius, A Woman of
Substance, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Dead Head, If Tomorrow Comes,
Little Lord Fauntleroy, Ruth Rendell: The Strawberry Tree (writer
only). Series: The Truth About Melandrinos, Nick of the River,
Bowler, Triangle, No Job for a Lady, Johnny and the Dead,
Coronation Street. Guest: More than 107 appearances.
BAKER, JOE DON
Actor. b. Groesbeck, TX, Feb. 12, 1936. e. North Texas State
Coll., B.B.A., 1958. Began career on N.Y. stage, in Marathon 33
and Blues for Mr. Charlie. L.A. stage in The Caine Mutiny Court
Martial.
PICTURES: Cool Hand Luke (debut, 1967), Guns of the
Magnificent Seven, Adam at Six A.M., Wild Rovers, Five Days
Home, Junior Bonner, Walking Tall, Charley Varrick, The Outfit,
Golden Needles, Mitchell, Framed, Checkered Flag or Crash,
Speedtrap, The Pack, Wacko, Joysticks, The Natural, Fletch,
Getting Even, The Living Daylights, The Killing Time, Leonard Part
6, Criminal Law, The Children, Cape Fear, The Distinguished
Gentleman, Reality Bites, Panther, The Underneath, Congo,
Grass Harp, Goldeneye, Mars Attacks!, Tomorrow Never Dies,
Vegas City of Dreams, The Commission, The Dukes of Hazzard,
Strange Wilderness.
TELEVISION: Movies: Mongo's Back in Town, That Certain
Summer, To Kill a Cop, Power, The Abduction of Kari Swenson,
Edge of Darkness (BBC mini-series), Defrosting the Fridge (BBC),
Citizen Cohn, Complex of Fear, Ruby Ridge: An American
Tragedy, To Dance with Olivia, George Wallace, Poodle Springs,
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke. Series: Eischeid, In the
Heat of the Night.
BAKER, KATHY
Actress. B. Midland, TX, June 8, 1950. Raised in Albuquerque,
NM. e. U of C -Berkeley. Stage debut in San Francisco premiere of
Fool for Love (won Obie and Theatre World Awards for New York
debut in same). Also appeared in Desire Under the Elms, Aunt
Dan and Lemon.
PICTURES: The Right Stuff (debut, 1983), Street Smart (Natl.
Society of Film Critics Award), Permanent Record, A Killing Affair,
Clean and Sober, Jacknife, Dad, Mr. Frost, Edward Scissorhands,
Article 99, Jennifer Eight, Mad Dog and Glory, To Gillian on Her
37th Birthday, Inventing the Abbotts, The Cider House Rules,
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, A Little Inside, Ten
Tiny Love Stories, The Glass House, Assasination Tango, Cold
Mountain, 13 Going on 30, Fathers and Sons, Nine Lives, All the
King's Men, Shades of Ray, The Jane Austen Book Club.
TELEVISION: Movies: Nobody's Child, The Image, One Special
ies), Little Panda (panda suits).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
(Emmy Award 1974), An American Christmas Carol, Something Is
Out There (Emmy nom. 1988), Body Bags, Betrayed by Love (co prod.), Modern Vampires (sp. effects consult.) Makeup Design:
Series: Werewolf, Beauty and the Beast (3 Emmy nom.), Harry
and the Hendersons.
BAKER, ROY WARD
Director, Producer.
b. London, England, Dec. 19, 1916. e.
Lycaee Corneille, Rouen; City of London School. Ass't dir. with
Gainsborough 1934-40; served in Army 1940-46.PICTURES: Has
32 picture credits, incl. The October Man, Operation Disaster,
Don't Bother to Knock, Inferno, One That Got Away, A Night to
Remember, The Singer Not the Song (also prod.), Flame in the
Streets (also prod.), The Anniversary, Vampire Lovers, Dr. Jekyll
and Sister Hyde, Asylum (Paris Grand Prize), Seven Brothers
Meet Dracula, The Monster Club.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Spy Killer, Foreign Exchange, Sherlock
Holmes and the Masks of Death, Minder: An Officer and a Car
Salesman. Mini-series: The Flame Trees of Thika. Series: Dir.
credits on 21 series, incl. The Avengers, Return of the Saint, Fairly
Secret Army, The Good Guys.
BAKER, DR. WILLIAM F.
Executive. b. 1944. e. Case Western Reserve U., B.A., M.A.,
Ph.D. Recipient of honorary degrees from St. John's University,
College of St. Elizabeth, Long Island University, New School
University, and Seton Hall University. Began broadcasting career
in Cleveland while still a student. Joined Scripps -Howard
Broadcasting, 1971. Joined Group W as v.p. and general mgr.,
WJZ-TV, 1978; served as pres. and CEO, Group W Productions;
pres. of Group W. Television, 1979; chmn., Group W Satellite
Communications, 1981. Carried Explorers Club flag to top of
world, becoming one of few in history to visit both North and
South Poles, 1983. Since 1987 Baker has been the ores. and
CEO, of Thirteen/WNET (parent company is Educational
Broadcasting Corporation "EBC", NY PBS station). In Feb. 2007,
he turned over the president title to 25 -year news veteran Neal
Shapiro (former pres. of NBC News) while retaining the CEO title.
Baker is transitioning toward a reduced role at the station and
plans to turn over his CEO title to Shapiro in 2008. Baker will
become president emeritus. Baker established the station's
Educational Resources Center, which has become a prolific
teacher trainer in multimedia techniques, and Baker helped stabilize the finances of WNET by instituting the largest endowment in
1996, Emmy nom. 1994. Golden Globe Award 1994, Golden
Globe nom. 1995, 1996), Boston Public, Murphy's Dozen,
public television history. He oversaw the station's transition to digital broadcasting and its historic merger with WLIW21, as well as
the launch of several new digital channels. Before assuming his
position at EBC, he was pres. of Westinghouse Television and
chmn. of the cable and programming companies. During his 10
years at Westinghouse, five cable networks were launched,
including Discovery Channel and the Disney Channel. He was
pres., NY Chapter, Nat'l. Acad. Television Arts & Sciences, 19982001. In 2004 Baker was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable
Hall of Fame, which honors pioneers and innovators in the field
and those who have made significant contributions to the electron-
Nip/Tuck.
ic
BAKER, RICK
Makeup Artist, Actor. b. Binghamton, NY, Dec. 8, 1950. Started
as assist. to makeup artist Dick Smith before creating his own
Television Arts & Sciences with its national Trustee's Emmy Award
and Silver Circle Award, and has won six Emmys as a TV producer. Baker has also won two Alfred I. DuPont - Columbia Awards in
Television and Radio Journalism - the broadcast equivalent of the
Victory, Lush Life, Not In
This Town, Weapons of Mass
Destruction, Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story, A Season for
Miracles, Ratz, Sanctuary, A Family's Decision, Door to Door
(Emmy nom. 2003), Picking Up and Dropping Off, Sucker Free
City, Spring Break Shark Attack, Fathers and Sons, Jesse Stone:
Sea Change. Mini-series: Shake Rattle and Roll: An American
Love Story. Series: Picket Fences (3 Emmy Awards: 1993, 1995,
designs in 1972. Frequent film appearances in makeup, usually as
gorillas. Worked on Michael Jackson's video Thriller. Winner of 6
Academy Awards.
arts. He has been honored by the National Academy of
Pulitzer Prize - as well as a Gabriel Award, and many others. In
Oct. 2005, Baker was inducted a Fellow into the American
PICTURES: Actor: The Thing With Two Heads, King Kong, The
Kentucky Fried Movie, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Into the
Night, King Kong. Makeup Design: Shlock, Zebra Force, It's Alive,
The Incredible Melting Man, Star Wars (2nd unit, also actor), It
Lives Again, The Howling (consultant), Funhouse, An American
Werewolf in London (Academy Award, 1982), Videodrome,
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes (also costume
design; Academy Award nom. 1985), Ratboy, Harry and the
Hendersons (Academy Award, 1988), Coming to America
(Academy Award nom. 1989), Gorillas in the Mist (also assoc.
prod.), Missing Link, Wolf, Ed Wood (Academy Award, 1995),
Batman and Robin, Mighty Joe Young, Batman Forever (also
designed monster bat), Escape From L.A. The Nutty Professor
(Academy Award, 1997), Men in Black (Academy Award, Best
Makeup, 1998), A Thousand Acres, The Devil's Advocate, Critical
Care, Psycho, Mighty Joe Young (Academy Award nom. 1999),
Life (Academy Award nom. 2000), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Academy Award, 2001), Planet
of the Apes, Ring, Hellboy, The Hulk, The Cat in the Hat, The
Haunted Mansion, Cursed, Hellboy, The Ring Two, King Kong
(pilot), X -Men: The Last Stand, Click, Enchanted, Dark Reel
(actor). Other: Tanya's Island (beast design), Starman (transfor-
Academy of Arts & Sciences. Baker received a new award in Feb.
2007 from the Lincoln Center Institute; the award is named after
(Tyrannosaurus Rex sequences consultant), Max My Love (chimpanzee consultant), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (co -prod., f/x
supervisor), Baby's Day Out (baby f/x), Just Cause (special bod-
Currently a consultant, he sits on the boards of the J. Edgar
mation scenes), Cocoon (consultant), My Science Project
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the institute's founder, Mark A. Schubert, and recognizes those
whose efforts and dedication advance the values found in art.
Baker serves on the boards of the Public Broadcasting Service,
Rodale Press, Freedom Communications, Inc., Intrepid Sea, Air &
Space Museum, Consumers Union, and Leitch Technology
Corporation, and is on the advisory board of the National Park
System.
AUTHOR: "Down the Tube," 1998.
BAKER, WILLIAM M.
Executive, Consultant.
b.
Newark, NJ, Dec. 26, 1939.
e.
University of Virginia, 1961. After college, Baker served as an Air
Force officer. Joined FBI in 1965 and served org. for 26 years.
From 1987 to 1989, took a hiatus from the FBI to serve as dir. of
Public Affairs for the CIA. He retired in 1991 as FBI Assistant
Director, Criminal Investigative Division. Recognition includes The
President's Distinguished Executive Award, The Attorney
General's Edmund Randolph Award and The Distinguished
Intelligence Medal. He is a past pres. and COO of the Motion
Picture Assoc. and exec. v.p., Motion Picture Assoc. of America.
Hoover Foundation, Aristocrat Technologies and Fortress Global
Investigations, Inc.
BAK-BAS.
BAKSHI, RALPH
Animator, Writer, Director. b. Haifa, Israel, Oct. 29,.1938. Began
career at Terrytoons at age 18 as cell painter and animator, then
creative dir. 1965, headed Paramount Cartoons, 1967. Pres.,
Bakshi Prods. Inc., 1973-.
PICTURES: DirlS.P1Writer: Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, Coonskin,
Last Days of Coney Island (also prod.). Prod/Co-prod.: Wizards,
The Lord of the Rings, American Pop, Hey Good Lookin', Fire and
Ice, Cannonball Run II (animator), Cool World, Malcolm and
Melving, Babe He Calls Me.
TELEVISION: Movies: Imaging America (dir. only), Cool and the
Crazy. Series: Matty's Funday Funnies, Hector Heathcote Show
(animator), The Mighty Heroes (dir. only),The Sub -Mariner, Mighty
Thor; The Marvel Superheroes, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America,
The New Casper Cartoon Show, Rocket Robin Hood, Spider -Man
(also prod.), Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, Tattertown
(writer and prod.), Spicy City (also exec. prod.).
The Poseidon Adventure. Series: The Cape, Angel: The Series,
Jackie. Chan Adventures (voice), Firefly, The Inside, Men in Black:
The Series, Day Break (also pilot). Special: The Last Shot, Sci Fi
Inside: 'Serenity' (host).
BALDWIN, ALEC
Actor. rn. Alexander Rae Baldwin III. b. Massapequa, NY, April 3,
1958. e. George Washington U., NYU. Brother of actors Stephen,
William and Daniel Baldwin. Trained at Lee Strasberg Theatre
Inst. and with Mira Rostova, Elaine Aiken. Started career in daytime TV on serial, The Doctors. Member, The Creative Coalition.
THEATRE: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Wager,
Summertree, A Life in the Theatre (Hartman), Study in Scarlet
(Williamstown). NY: Loot (B'way debut; Theatre World Award,
1986), Serious Money, Prelude to a Kiss, A Streetcar Named
Desire, Twentieth Century, Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
PICTURES: Forever Lulu (debut, 1987), She's Having a Baby,
Beetlejuice, Married to the Mob, Working Girl, Talk Radio, Great
Balls of Fire!, The Hunt for Red October, Miami Blues, Alice, The
Marrying Man, Prelude to a Kiss, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice,
BAKULA, SCOTT
Actor. b. St. Louis, MO, Oct. 9, 1955. e. Kansas Univ.
THEATRE: NY: Marilyn: An American Fable, Three Guys Naked
from the Waist Down, Romance/Romance (Tony nom.). LA: Nite
The Getaway, The Shadow, Heaven's Prisoners (also exec. prod.)
The Juror, Looking For Richard, Ghosts of Mississippi, The. Edge.
Club Confidential.
PICTURES: Sibling. Rivalry, Necessary Roughness, Color of
(also prod.), Outside Providence, Thomas and the Magic Railroad,
Night, A Passion to Kill, My Family, Lord of Illusions, Cats Don't
Dance (voice), Major League: Back to the Minors, Luminaries,
American Beauty, Above Suspicion, Life As. A House, Role of a
Lifetime.
TELEVISION: Movies: I -Man, The Last Fling, An Eye for an Eye,
Quantum Leap: Genesis, In the Shadow of a Killer, Mercy
Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, Nowhere to Hide, The
Bachelor's Baby (also exec. prod.), Mean Streak, NetForce, In the
Name of the People, Papa's Angels, The Trial of Old Drum, Star
Trek Enterprise: Broken Bow, What Girls Learn (also exec. prod.),
Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward, Blue Smoke. Mini-series:
The Invaders, A Girl Thing. Series: Gung Ho, Designing Women,
Eisenhower & Lutz, Quantum Leap (4 Emmy noms., Golden
Globe Award, 2 other nom., also dir.), Murphy Brown, Mr. & Mrs.
Smith, Star Trek: Enterprise. Guest: More than 46 appearances.
BALABAN, BOB
Actor, Director. b. Chicago, IL, Aug. 16, 1945. Began studying
with Second City troupe while still in high school. Attended
Colgate U. and NYU while appearing on Broadway in Plaza Suite.
THEATRE: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Inspector
General, Who Wants to Be the Lone Ranger?, The Basic Training
of Pavlo Hummel, The Children, The White House Murder Case,
Some of My Best Friends, The Three Sisters, The Boys Next Door,
Speed -the -Plow, Some Americans Abroad.
PICTURES: Actor: Midnight Cowboy (debut, 1969), Me Natalie,
The. Strawberry Statement, Catch -22, Making It, Bank Shot,
Report to the Commissioner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
Girlfriends, Altered States, Prince of the City, Absence of Malice,
Whose Life Is It Anyway?, 2010, In Our Hands (doc.), End of the
Line, Dead -Bang, Alice, Little Man Tate, Bob Roberts, For Love or
Money, Greedy, Pie in the Sky, Deconstructing Harry, Waiting For
Guffman, Conversation with the Beast, The Definite Maybe (also
prod.), Clockwatchers, Natural Selection, The Cradle Will Rock,
Jakob the Liar, Three to Tango, Best in Show, Tex: The Passive
Aggressive Gunslinger, The Mexican, Plan B, Ghost World,
Gosford Park (also idea, prod., Academy Award nom. 2002), The
Majestic, Voltage, The Tuxedo, A Mighty Wind, Marie and Bruce,
5-25-77, Trust the Man, Capote, Victor in December (prod. only),
Dedication, Lady in the Water, For Your Consideration. Director:
My Boyfriend's Back, The Last Good Time (also prod, co-s.p.),
Bernard and Doris (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Marriage: Year One, The Face of Fear,
Unnatural Pursuits, The Late Shift, Giving Up the Ghost, Swing
Vote, Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey, The Exonerated
Mercury Rising, Thick as Thieves, Notting Hill, The Confession
State and Main, The Acting Class, Pearl Harbor; Cats & Dogs,
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (voice), The Royal Tenenbaums
(narrator), The Devil and Daniel Webster, Broadway: The Golden
Age by the Legends Who Were There, The Cooler (Academy
Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2004), The Playmakers of New
Orleans, The Cat in the Hat, Along Came Polly, The Last Shot,
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (voice), The Aviator, Simply
Halston, Elizabethtown, Mini's First Time, Fun with Dick and Jane,
Nailed Right In, The Departed, The Good Shepherd, Running with
Scissors, Brooklyn Rules, Suburban Girl, The Girls' Guide to
Hunting & Fishing, The Forbidden City.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sweet Revenge, Love on the Run, Dress
Gray, The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, A Streetcar Named Desire
(Emmy nom ; Golden Globe nom. 1996), Path to War (Emmy
nom ; Golden Globe nom. 2002), Second Nature, Nickelodeon
Presents the Fairly OddParents in: Channel Chasers (voice). Miniseries: Nuremberg (also exec. prod., Emmy nom.; Golden globe
nom. 2001). Series: The Doctors (1980-82), Cutter to Houston,
Knots Landing, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (narrator),
Clerks (voice), Will & Grace, 30 Rock (Golden Globe Award 2007).
Guest: More than 117 appearances.
BALDWIN, DANIEL
Actor. b. Long Island, NY, Oct. 5, 1960. e. Nassau Comm. Col.,
Ball St. Univ. Brother of actors Alec, William and Stephen Baldwin.
PICTURES: Born on the Fourth of July, Harley Davidson and the
Marlboro Man, Knight Moves, Car 54 Where Are You?, Bodily
Harm, Yesterday's Target, Trees Lounge, Lone Justice,
Mullholland Drive, The Invader, The Treat, Phoenix, The Pandora
Project, On the Border, Love Kills, John Carpenter's Vampires,
Water Damage, Net Worth, In Pursuit, Fall, Silver Man, Irish Eyes,
Ancient Warriors., Dynamite, Water's Edge, King of the Ants, A
Christmas Cop, Shut Up and Shoot!, The Blue Rose, Searching
for Mickey Fish, Double Tap, The Devil's Dominoes.
TELEVISION: Movies: Too Good to Be True, L.A.Takedown, The
Heroes of Desert Storm, Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life,
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Family of Cops, Twisted Desire,
Wild Grizzly, Homicide: The Movie, Killing Moon, Open House,
Anonymous Rex, Our Fathers. Mini-series: Our Fathers Series:
Sydney, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Sopranos. Guest: More
than 37 appearances.
Winnetka, was chosen by dir. Tony Bill for role in My Bodyguard.
Made stage debut in Album, Chicago.
PICTURES: My Bodyguard (debut, 1980), Ordinary People, D.C.
Cab, Reckless, Hadley's Rebellion, Bad Guys, 3:15, Full Metal
BALDWIN, STEPHEN
Actor. b. Long Island, NY, May 12, 1966. Brother of actors Alec,
William and Daniel Baldwin. Stage debut in Off-B'way prod., Out
of America.
PICTURES: The Beast of War Born on the Fourth of July, Last
Exit to Brooklyn, Crossing the Bridge, Bitter Harvest, Posse, New
Eden, 8 Seconds, Threesome, A Simple Twist of Fate, Mrs. Parker
and the Vicious Circle, Fall Time, The Usual Suspects, Under the
Hula Moon, Bio-Dome, Fled, Sub Down, Scar City, One Tough
Cop, Half Baked, The Sex Monster, The Flintstones in Viva Rock
Vegas, Friends & Lovers, The Sex Monster, Mercy, Cutaway,
Xchange, Table One, Dead Awake, Greenmail, Protection, Slap
Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, Deadrockstar, Fly Boys, Firelight, Six:
The Mark Unleashed, Shelter Island, Target, Fallacy, Six: The
Mark Unleashed, Fly Boys, Robbin Hoodz (dir/writer), The Long
Dark Kiss, In My Sleep, Dark Storm, The Genius Club, Midnight
Takes You, Deadbolt, Bitter Harvest, Eight Hundred Leagues
TELEVISION: Movies: The Prodigious ME Hickey, Jury Duty: The
Comedy, New Eden, Dead Weekend, Mr Murder; Absence of the
(dir.
only). Series/Director: Tales From the Darkside, Amazing
Stories, Eerie Indiana, Subway Stories: Tales from the
Underground, Legend, Oz, Strangers with Candy, Now and Again,
Deadline, Dead Last, The Twilight Zone, Hopeless Pictures (also
voice, dir), Celebrity Charades (exec. prod. only). Guest: More
than 55 appearances.
BALDWIN, ADAM
Actor. b. Chicago, IL, Feb. 27, 1962. While in high school in
Jacket, The Chocolate War, Cohen and Tate, Next of Kin,
Predator 2, Guilty By Suspicion, Radio Flyer, Where the Day
Clear.
Down the Amazon, Wyatt Earp, How to Make an. American Quilt,
Independence Day, Lover's Knot, Starquest II, The Patriot, The
Right Temptaions, Pursiot of Happiness, Jackpot, The Keyman,
Double Bang, Betrayal, The Crawl Space, The Freediver, Serenity,
The Thirst.
Good, Zebra Lounge, The Snake King, Jesse Stone: Night
Passage, Earthstorrn, The Harpy. Series: The Young Riders.
TELEVISION: Movies: Off Sides, Poison Ivy, Welcome Home
Bobby, Murder in High Places, Cruel Doubt, Cold Sweat,
Sawbones, Smoke Jumpers, The Cape, Indiscreet, From the
Earth to the Moon, Gargantua, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Control
Factor; Monster Makers, The Poseidon Adventure. Mini-series:
Specials: In a New Light: Sex Unplugged (co -host). Guest: More
than 48 appearances.
BALDWIN, WILLIAM
Actor. b. Massapequa, NY, Feb. 21, 1963. e. SUNY/ Binghamton.
Degree in political science; worked in Washington on staff of rep.
Thomas J. Downey. Brother of actors Alec, Stephen and Daniel
Baldwin. With Ford Model agency, appearing in tv ads while study -
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ing acting. Member, The Creative Coalition.
PICTURES: Born on the Fourth of July (debut, 1989), Internal
Affairs, Flatliners, Backdraft, Three of Hearts, Sliver, A Pyromaniac's
Love Story, Fair Game, Curdled, Shattered Image, Virus, Primary
Suspect, Relative Values, One Eyed King, Double Bang, Say
Nothing, You Stupid Man, Red Rover, Art Heist, The Squid and the
Whale, Last Hour, Sakura: Blue -Eyed Samurai, Park, Lenexa, 1 Mile,
Feel, 1/9, American Fork, Adrift in Manhattan, A Plumm Summer.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Preppie Murder, Brotherhood of
Murder. Series: VH1 Legends (narrator), R.U.S./H., Waterfront
(also pilot), Dirty Sexy Money.
BALE, CHRISTIAN
Actor. b. Pembrokeshire, Wales, Jan. 30, 1974. Acting debut at
age 9 in U.S. Pac-Man commercial. London stage debut following
year in The Nerd.
PICTURES: Empire of the Sun, Henry V, Newsies, Swing Kids,
Royal Deceit, Little Women, Pocahontas (voice), The Secret
Agent, The Portrait of a Lady, Metroland, Velvet Goldmine, All the
Little Animals, A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Psycho,
Shaft, Reign of Fire, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Laurel Canyon,
Reign of Fire, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins, The
New World, Harsh Times, Rescue Dawn, The Prestige, I'm Not
There, 3:10 to Yuma, The Dark Knight.
TELEVISION: Specials/Movies: Heart of the Country (BBC),
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Treasure Island (released theatrically in U.K.), A Murder of Quality, Mary Mother of Jesus.
BALLHAUS, MICHAEL
Cinematographer. L Berlin, Germany, Aug. 5, 1935.
PICTURES: Deine Zartlichkeiten, We Two, Whity, Beware of a
Holy Whore, Tschetan, The Indian Boy, The Bitter Tears of Petra
von Kant, Fox and His Friends, Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven,
Summer Guests, Satan's Brew, I Only Want You To Love Me, Adolf
and Marlene, Chinese Roulette, Bolweiser (The Stationmaster's
Wife), Willie and the Chinese Cat, Women in New York, Despair,
The Marriage of Maria Braun, Germany in Autumn, German
Spring, The Uprising, Big and Little, Malou, Looping, Baby It's You,
Friends and Husbands, Dear Mr. Wonderful, Magic Mountain,
Edith's Diary, Aus der Familie der Panzereschen, The Autograph,
Heartbreakers, Old Enough, Reckless, After Hours, Under the
Cherry Moon, The Color of Money, The Glass Menagerie,
Broadcast News (Academy Award nom. 1988), The House on
Carroll Street,The Last Temptation of Christ, Working Girl, Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels, The Fabulous Baker Boys (Academy Award
nom. 1990), GoodFellas, Postcards from the Edge, Guilty by
Suspicion, What About Bob?, The Mambo Kings, Bram Stoker's
Dracula, The Age of Innocence, Quiz Show, Outbreak, Sleepers,
Air Force One, Primary Colors, Wild, Wild West, The Thirteenth
Floor (exec. prod. only), What Planet Are You From?, The Legend
of Bagger Vance, Gone Underground, Gangs of New York
(Academy Award nom. 2003), Mummy, Uptown Girls, Something's
Gotta Give, The Departed.
TELEVISION: Movies: More than 15 TV movie credits, incl.
Martha, German Spring, Death of a Salesman, Baja Oklahoma.
BALK, FAIRUZA
BAND, CHARLES
Actress. b. Point Reyes, CA, May 21, 1974.
Producer, Director. L Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 27, 1951. e.
PICTURES: Return to Oz, Discovery, The Outside Chance of
Maximilian Glick, Valmont, Gas Food Lodging, Tollbooth,
Imaginary Crimes, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead,
The Craft, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Maker, American Perfekt,
What Is It? (voice), American History X, The Waterboy, There's No
Fish Food In Heaven, Red Letters, Almost Famous, Great Sex,
Deuces Wild, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, What Is It?
(voice), Don't Come Knocking, Wild Tigers
Have Known,
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Humboldt County.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Best Christmas Pageant Ever,
Deceptions, The Worst Witch, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara
Hutton Story, Deadly Intentions...Again?, Shame, The Danger of
Love, Murder in the Heartland, The Witching Hour (doc. short),
Shadow of a Doubt, Orpheus. Series: Family Guy. The Sopranos.
BALL, ALAN
Writer, Producer. b. Atlanta, GA, 1957. e. Florida State University
School of Theatre.
PICTURES: American Beauty (s.p., co -prod. Won Academy
Award, best writing, s.p., 2000, Golden Globe, best s.p., 2000,
London Critics Circle Film Award, screenwriter of year, 2000), The
Parlor (exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Series: Grace Under Fire (writer), Cybill (exec.
prod., writer), Oh Grow Up (writer/creator &prod.), Everyone's
Waiting (exec. prod., writer, dir.), Six Feet Under (creator, dir. &
exec. prod.; won Emmy 2002, 5 other nom., outstanding
dirldrama series, for pilot, DGA Award 2002, 2 other nom.).
BALLARD, CARROLL
Director. b. Los Angeles, Oct. 14, 1937. e. UCLA. Prod. of 1967
film Harvest (Academy Award nom. 1968, best documentary).
Camera operator on Star Wars.
PICTURES: The Black Stallion (debut, 1979), Never Cry Wolf,
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, Wind, Fly Away Home, The
Cruelest Winter, How It Was with Dooms, Duma, Colter's Run.
BALLARD, KAYE
Actress. rn. Catherine Gloria Balotta. b. Cleveland, OH, Nov. 20,
1926. Began career as impressionist -singer -actress, toured
vaudeville. 17 recordings incl.: The Fanny Brice Story, Peanuts,
Oklahoma (w/ Nelson Eddy), Unsung Sondheim, Then & Again.
Appeared in short film Walking to Waldheim.
THEATRE: Three to Make Ready, Carnival, Molly, The Pirates of
Penzance, Hey Ma It's Me, Working 42nd Street at Last, Chicago,
Touch & Go (London), Nymph Errant (concert version), Hello
Dolly, She Stoops to Conquer, Funny Girl, High Spirits, Crazy
Words Crazy Times: The Cole Porter -Irving Berlin Revue, Beloved
Enemies, Nunsense (tour).
PICTURES: The Girl Most Likely (debut 1957), A House is Not a
Home, Which Way to the Front?, The Ritz, Freaky Friday, Falling
in Love Again, Pandemonium, Tiger Warsaw, Modern Love,
Eternity, Ava's Magical Adventure, Anna Petrovic: You Rock!,
Fortune Hunters, Baby Geniuses, The Million Dollar Kid, Little
Insects (voice), Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who
Were There.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Dream Merchants, Alice in
Wonderland. Series: Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt, The
Perry Como Show, The Mothers -in -Law, The Doris Day Show, The
Steve Allen Comedy Hour, What a Dummy, Due South (also pilot).
Pilot: Makin' Out, Guest: More than 46 appearances and more
than 100 appearances on the Tonight Show starring Johnny
Carson.
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Overseas Sch. of Rome. Son of Albert Band. Formed Media
Home Ent., 1978; formed Empire Ent., 1983; formed Full Moon
Ent., 1988; formed Moonbeam Productions, 1993.
PICTURES: More than 135 picture credits as prod., exec. prod.
&/or dlr./prod. Producer: Mansion of the Doomed, Cinderella, End
of the World, Laserblast, Fairy Tales, Swordkill, Dungeonmaster,
Puppet Master 4, Eliminators, Pet Shop. Dir./Prod.: Crash,
Parasite, Metalstorm, Trancers, Trancers II, Dr. Mordrid, Dollman
vs. Demonic Toys, Hideous, The Creeps, Dead Man's Hand. Exec.
Prod.: Tourist Trap, Day Time Ended, Ghoulies, Zone Troopers,
Troll, Terrorvision, The Caller, Spellcaster, Cellar Dweller, Ghoulies
II, Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon, Robot Jox, Prison, Buy &
Cell, Ghost Town, Catacombs, Arena, Puppet Master,
Shadowzone, Puppet Master II, The Pit and the Pendulum,
Subspecies, Puppet Master III, Arcade, Dollman, Netherworld,
Bad Channels, Trancers III, Shrunken Heads, Oblivion, Seed
People, Bad Channels, Robot Wars, Subspecies II, Prehysteria,
Remote, Dragonworld, Beanstalk, Prehysteria II, Curse IV: The
Ultimate Sacrifice, Bloodstone: Subspecies III, Puppet Master 5,
Oblivion 2: Backlash, Magic in the Mirror, Kraa! The Sea Monster,
Curse of the Puppet Master, Subspecies 4: Planet Patrol, The
Dead Hate the Living, Voodoo Academy, Demonicus, Groom
Lake, Pulse Pounders, Subspecies 5, Deadly Stingers, The
Gingerdead Man, numerous others.
TELEVISION: Movies: As Exec. Prod.: Alien Arsenal, Search for
the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum, Demonic Toys 3.
Series: Full Moon Fright Night (prod., dlr.).
BANDERAS, ANTONIO
Actor, Director. r.n. Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas. b.
Malaga, Spain, Aug. 10, 1960. e. School of Dramatic Art, Malaga.
m. actress Melanie Griffith. Moved to Madrid in 1981 where he
made his stage debut in Los Tarantos. Other theatre incl.: The City
and the Dogs, Daughter of the Air, The Tragedy of Edward II of
England. B'way: Nine.
PICTURES: More than 50 picture credits since Labyrinth of
Passion debut in 1982. Others incl. Pestanas Postizas, Y del
Seguro... Libranos Senor!, El Senor Galindez, El Caso Almeria,
Los Zancos, La Corte de Faraon, Requiem por un Campesino
Espanol, 27 Horas, Puzzle, Matador, Asi Como Habian Sido, Law
of Desire, The Pleasure of Killing, Baton Rouge, Bajarse al Moro,
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Site Dicen que
Cai, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Contra el Viento, La Blanca
Paloma, Truth or Dare, The Mambo Kings, Philadelphia, Dispara!,
Of Love and Shadows, The House of the Spirits, Interview With
the Vampire, Miami Rhapsody, Desperado, Four Rooms, Never
Talk to Strangers, Two Much, Assassins, Evita (Golden Globe
nom. 1997), The Mask of Zorro (Golden Globe nom. 1999), White
River Kid (also prod.), The. Thirteenth Warrior (won ALMA Award,
outstanding actor, 2000), Play it to the Bone, Original Sin, The
Body, Spy Kids, Frida, Ecks vs. Sever, Spykids 2: The Island of
Lost Dreams, Femme Fatale, Imagining Argentina, Spy Kids 3-D:
Game Over, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Shrek 2 (voice),
Legend of Zorro, Take the Lead, Bordertown, Homeland Security,
Shrek the Third (voice), Homeland Security, Memoirs of Hadrian.
Director. Crazy in Alabama (Won ALMA Award, Outstanding Dir,
2000), El Camino de los ingleses (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: La Mujer de Tu Vida, La Otra historia de
Rosendo Juarez, II Giovane Mussolini, And Starring Pancho Villa
as Himself (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2004), Shrek the
Halls (voice). Special: I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special.
Guest: More than 110 appearances.
BAN -BAR
BANDY, MARY LEA
Director. b. Evanston, IL, June 16, 1943. e. Stanford U., B.A.,
1965. Asst. editor, Harry Abrams and Museum of Modern Art dir,
1980-93; chief Curator 1993-. Dept. of Film, Museum of Modern
Art in NY. Editor of MOMA film publications incl.: Rediscovering
French Film (1983). Member: Advisory Bd., AFI's National Center
for Preservation of Film and Video; Film Advisory Comm.,
American Federation of Arts; Advisory Comm. on Film, Japan
Cybill (Emmy Award, 1995, Emmy nom. 1996, 1997,1998, Golden
Globe nom. 1996, 1997), Welcome to New York (also exec. prod.).
Society; Advisory Comm., NY State Motion Picture and Television.
Co-pres., National Alliance of Media Arts Center, 1986-88. Bd.
TELEVISION: Series: Dawson's Creek, Providence, Pasadena,
Kate Brasher, Cracking Up, The Studio.
Preservation Bd.; Library of Congress; Advisory Board, Film
Foundation; Bd. of Directors, Third World Newsreel.
Documentaries: The Race to Save 100 Years, Without Lying
Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood,
The Old Place (exec. prod.).
BARBEAU, ADRIENNE
Actress. b. Sacramento, CA, June 11, 1947. e. Foothill Col.
THEATRE: B'way: Fiddler on the Roof, Grease (Tony nom.,
Theatre World Award). L.A.: Women Behind Bars, Strange Snow,
Pump Boys & Dinettes, Drop Dead. Canadian Premiere: Lost in
mem.: Intl. Film Seminars; MacDowell Colony; Natl. Film
BANERJEE, VICTOR
Actor. b. Calcutta, India, Oct. 15, 1946. Helped form the first
Screen Extras Union in India. Won int'l recognition for A Passage
to India. On stage in: Pirates of Penzance, An August Requiem
(dir), Desert Song, Godspell.
PICTURES: The Chess Players (debut 1977), Kalyug, Jaipur
Junction (German), An August Requiem (dir. only), Arohan, A
Passage to India (Won Nat'l. Board of Review Award, best actor,
1984; won Evening Standard British Film Awards, best actor,
1986), Ghare-Baire, Foreign Body, Mahaprithivi, Bitter Moon,
Bhoot, Joggers' Park, It Was Raining That Night, Yatna, My
Brother Nikhil, Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak, The Bong
Connection, Apne.
TELEVISION: Movies: Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's
Pictures, Dadah Is Death, NY Spice, Bradford Riots. Series: True
Adventures of Christopher Columbus.
BANNER, BOB
Producer, Director. b. Ennis, TX, Aug. 15, 1921. e. Southern
Methodist U., B.A., 1939-43; Northwestern U., M.A., 1946-48. U.S.
Naval Reserve 1943-46. Faculty, Northwestern U., 1948-50. Staff
dir., NBC-TV in Chicago, 1949-50. Pres., Bob Banner Assocs.
Visiting Prof.: Southern Methodist U.
PICTURES: Warning Shot (1967).
TELEVISION: Movies: Mongo's Back in Town, The Last Survivors,
Journey From Darkness, My Sweet Charlie, Bud and Lou, Yes
Virginia There is a Santa Claus, Crash Landing, With Murder in
Mind, The Sea Wolf, Angel Flight Down. Specials: Garroway at
Large (dir), Fred Waring Show (prod., dir), Omnibus (dir), Nothing
But the Best (prod. dir), Dave Garroway Show (prod. dir), Dinah
Shore Show, Candid Camera TV Show (exec. prod.), Carnegie
Hall Salutes Jack Benny (exec. prod.), Julie & Carol at Carnegie
Hall,
Carol & Co., Jimmy Dean Show, Calamity Jane, The
Entertainers, Carol & Co., Ice Follies, Carol Burnett Show, John
Davidson at Notre Dame, Here's Peggy Fleming, Peggy Fleming
at Sun Valley, The American West of John Ford, Love! Love!
Love!-Hallmark Hall of Fame, To Europe with Love, Peggy
Fleming Visits the Soviet Union, Perry Como's Lake Tahoe
Holiday, Perry Como's Christmas In Mexico, Perry Como's
Hawaiian Holiday, Perry Como's Spring In New Orleans, Don Ho
Show, Perry Como Las Vegas Style, Perry Como's Christmas in
Austria, All -Star Anything Goes, Peggy Fleming and Holiday on
Ice at Madison Square Garden, Julie Andrews, One Step Into
Spring, Leapin' Lizards, It's Liberace, Ford Motor Company's 75th
Anniversary; Gift of Music, specials starring Bob Hope, Julie
Andrews, Andy Williams, Los Angeles Music Center 25th
Anniversay, Amazing Music Series, Happy Birthday George
Gershwin. Series: Almost Anything Goes, Solid Gold, Star
Search, It's Showtime at the Apollo, Uptown Comedy Club, Real
Kids, Real Adventures (exec. prod.).
BARANSKI, CHRISTINE
Actress. b. Buffalo, NY, May 2, 1952. e. Juilliard Sch. of Music &
Dramatic Arts.
THEATRE: NY: Private Lives, One Crack Out, Says I Says He,
Shadow of a Gunman, Hide and Seek (B'way debut, 1980),
Company, Coming Attractions, Operation Midnight Climax, A
Midsummer Night's Dream (Obie Award, 1982), Sally and Marsha,
The Real Thing (Tony Award, 1984), Hurlyburly, It's Only a Play,
The House of Blue. Leaves, Rumors! (Tony Award, 1989), Elliot
Loves, Nick and Nora, Lips Together Teeth Apart, The Loman
Family Picnic.
PICTURES: Soup for One (debut, 1982), Lovesick, Crackers, 91/2 Weeks, Legal Eagles, The Pick -Up Artist, Reversal of Fortune,
The Night We Never Met, Life With Mikey, Addams Family Values,
New Jersey Drive, The Ref, Jeffrey, The Birdcage, The Odd
Couple II, Bulworth, Cruel Intentions, Bowfinger, How the Grinch
Stole Christmas, Marci X, The Guru, Chicago, Marci X, Welcome
to Mooseport, Social Grace, Relative Strangers, East Broadway,
Bonneville.
TELEVISION: Movies: Playing for Time, A Midsummer's Night
Dream, House of Blue Leaves, To Dance With the White Dog,
Eloise at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime, Recipe for a Perfect
Christmas, Inseparable. Series: Another World, All My Children,
Happy Family, Spellbound, Ghost Whisperer, Campus Ladies.
Special: The Addams Chronicles. Guest: More than 44 appearances.
BARATTA, DANA
Writer, Producer.
PICTURES: Andre (co -prod.).
Yonkers. Regional: Love Letters, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
PICTURES: The Fog, Cannonball Run, Escape From New York,
Swamp Thing, Creepshow, The Next One, Back to School, Open
House, Two Evil Eyes, Jungle Heat, Two Evil Eyes, Father Hood,
Silk Degrees, Bimbo Movie Bash, A Wake in Providence, The
Convent, Across the Line, No Place Like Home, The Reckoning,
The Ocean, Unholy, The American Standard, Fly Me to the Moon
(voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Great Houdini, Giving Birth, Red Alert,
Return to Fantasy Island, Crash, Someone's Watching Me!, The
Darker Side of Terror, The Top of the Hill, Valentine Magic on Love
Island, Tourist, Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase, Seduced,
Bridge Across Time, Blood River, Doublecrossed, The Burden of
Proof, The Parsley Garden, Jailbreakers, Bram Stoker's Burial of
the Rats, A Champion's Fight, Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
(voice), A Champion's Fight, Spring Break Lawyer, The Santa
Trap, Ring of Darkness, Christmas Do -Over Series: Maude
(Golden Globe nom. 1977), Head of the Class, Batman (voice),
Gotham Girls (voice), The Drew Carey Show, Carnivale. Guest:
More than 94 appearances.
BARBER, FRANCES
Actress. b. Wolverhampton, England, May 13, 1957. e. Bangor U.;
grad. studies in theatre, Cardiff U. Stage experience with fringe
theaters including improvisational troupe Hull Truck Theatre
Company, Glasgow Citizens and Tricycle Theatre (Killburn) before
joining Royal Shakespeare Co. (Camille, Hamlet).
PICTURES: The Missionary (debut, 1982), A Zed and Two
Noughts, White City, Castaway, Prick Up Your Ears, Sammy and
Rosie Get Laid, We Think the World of You, The Grasscutter,
Young Soul Rebels, Secret Friends, Soft Top Hard Shoulder,
Germaine and Benjamin, Giorgino, Photographing Fairies, Still
Crazy, Mauvaise passe, Esther Kahn, Toy Boys, Shiner,
Superstition, La Sirene Rouge, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman,
Flyfishing, Boudica, Goal! The Dream Begins, Goal! 2: Living the
Dream..., Goal! 3.
TELEVISION: Movies: Clem, Jackie's Story, Home Sweet Home,
Flame to the Phoenix, Those Glory Glory Days; Hard Feelings,
Behaving Badly, The Leaving of Liverpool, Three Steps to
Heaven, A Royal Scandal, The Ice House, Rules of Engagement,
Real Women, Dalziel and Pascoe: The Wood Beyond, The
Gentleman Thief, The Legend of the Tamworth Two, Trial &
Retribution VIII, Marple: A Murder Is Announced. Mini-series:
Reilly: Ace of Spies, The Nightmare Years, The Storyteller: Greek
Myths, Rhodes, Plastic Man, Love in a Cold Climate. Series:
Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Manchild, Having It Off, Monkey Dust.
Guest: More than 64 appearances.
BARBER, GARY
Executive, Producer. Barber spent seven years at Price
Waterhouse as a member of the entertainment specialty group.
From Price Waterhouse, Barber served at Producers Sales
Organizations. He became pres. of Vestron International Group,
which was the largest independent video company in the world.
During his tenure at Vestron, Barber acquired and distributed
many international hits including The Princess Bride, Young Guns,
Hamburger Hill, and Dirty Dancing. From Vestron, Barber became
the vice chairman and COO of Morgan Creek Productions. During
his eight and a half years at the company, he was in charge of all
day-to-day operations for each of Morgan Creek's business entities including feature film production, foreign distribution, music,
exhibition and interactive. In 1998, Barber, with partner Roger
Birnbaum, founded. Spyglass Entertainment, where he currently is
co-chairman and co -CEO with Birnbaum. Barber has produced or
executive produced over 50 feature films and TV shows including
the 1994 hit that rocketed Jim Garrey to stardom, "Ace Ventura:
Pet Detective," and its successful sequel, "Ace Ventura: When
Nature Calls." Spyglass has enjoyed phenomenal box office success with films like The Sixth Sense, which grossed over $661 million and garnered six Academy Award® nominations. Spyglass
funds three to four films a year through its partnership with J.P.
Morgan Chase bank and has had distribution deals with major studios, including its current deal with Columbia Pictures.
PICTURES: Midnight Crossing, Communion, Young Guns II,
Pacific Heights, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Freejack, White
Sands, Stay Tuned, The Crush, True Romance, Ace Ventura: Pet
Detective, Chasers, Silent Fall, Trial by Jury, Imaginary Crimes,
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Two if by Sea, Big
Bully,
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Diabolique, Bad Moon, Wild America, Incognito, Major League:
Back to the Minors, Wrongfully Accused, Keeping the Faith,
Shanghai Noon, Unbreakable, Out Cold, The Count of Monte
Cristo (prod.), Dragonfly (prod), Abandon (prod.), The Recruit
(prod.), Reign of Fire (prod), Shanghai Knights (prod.), Bruce
Almighty, Seabiscuit, One Love, Mr. 3000, Connie and Carla
(prod.), Four Christmases, The Pacifier, The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy, Legend of Zorro, Memoirs of a Geisha, Balls of Fury
(prod.), The Invisible (prod.), Stay Alive (prod.), Stick It (exec.
prod.), Evan Almighty (prod.), Underdog (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Criminology 101, Weekends. Series:
Miracles.
BARCLAY, PARIS
Director. b. June 1956.
PICTURES: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking
Your Juice in the Hood. DGA Award: Robert B. Aldrich
Achievement Award 2007.
TELEVISION: Movies: America's Dream, The Cherokee Kid (also
actor), The Big Time (also co -exec. prod.), Hate, Prodigy/Bully
(exec. prod.). Series: NYPD Blue (2 Emmy Awards, 2 Emmy nom.
1998, 1999), Diagnosis: Murder, ER, Sliders, Clueless, Brooklyn
South, The West Wing (Emmy nom. 2002), City of Angels (also
co -exec. prod.), Fastlane, The Street Lawyer (dir. pilot), Cold
Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
BARDOT, BRIGITTE
Actress. b. Paris, France, Sept. 28, 1934. e. Paris Conservatory.
Studied ballet, before becoming model, Studied acting with Rene
Simon. On stage in L'Invitation au Chateau. Awarded French
Legion of Honor, 1985. Active in the movement to preserve endangered animals. Created the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for animal
protection, April 1986.
PICTURES: Le Trou Normand (debut, 1952), Nanina la Fille san
Voiles, Les Dents Longues, Act of Love, Le Portrait de Son Pere,
Royal Affairs in Versailles, Tradita, Le Fils de Caroline Cherie,
Helen of Troy, Futures Vedettes, Les Grandes Maneuvres, Doctor
at Sea, La Lumiere d'En Face, Cette Sacre Gamine, Mi Figlio
Nerone, En Effeuillant la Marguerite, The Bride is Much Too
Beautiful, And God Created Woman, Une Parisienne, The Night
Heaven Fell, En Cas de Malheur, Le Femme et le Pantin, Babette
Goes to War, Come Dance With Me, La Verite, La Bride sur le
Cou, Les Amours Celebres, A Very Private Affair, Love on a Pillow,
Contempt, Dear Brigitte, Viva Maria, Masculine -Feminine, Two
Weeks in September, Spirits of the Dead, Shalako, Les Femmes,
L'Ours et la Poupee, Les Novices, Boulevard du Rhum, Les
have gone to the same film at Cannes. In 2005, Barenholtz directed his first documentary feature, Music Inn, about the legendary
jazz and folk venue of the 1950s. He is the pres. of Barenholtz
Prods. Inc.
PICTURES: Exec. Prod.: Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Cheat,
White Man's Burden, Georgia, Requiem for a Dream (co -exec.
prod.). Prod.: The Naked Man, Bruiser, Rabbit, Distress. Director:
Music Inn (documentary).
TELEVISION: Movie: Gourmet Club (exec. prod.).
BARISH, KEITH
Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 11, 1944. Background in
finance. Founded Keith Barish Prods., 1979. In partnership with
Taft Broadcasting Co., Entertainment Div, 1984-88. Founder and
chmn. of Planet Hollywood. Appeared in film Last Action Hero.
PICTURES: Sophie's Choice, Light of Day, Ironweed, Her Alibi.
Exec. prod.: Endless Love, Prisoners, Misunderstood, Nine 1/2
Weeks, Big Trouble in Little China, The Running Man, The
Monster Squad, Firebirds, The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals.
TELEVISION: Movie: A Streetcar Named Desire (exec. prod.,
Emmy nom. 1984).
BARKER, BOB
TV Host. b. Darrington, WA, Dec. 12, 1923. e. Springfield Central
H.S., Drury Coll. News writer, announcer, disc jockey KTTS until
1949. News editor, staff announcer, Station VVWPG. Pres. Bob
Barker Prod., Inc. Started as M.G. for both Miss USA Pageant and
Miss Universe Pageant, 1966. First time as M.C. of both Rose
Bowl Parade and Pillsbury Bakeoff. Series, 1970. Host of The
Price Is Right, the longest -running game show in TV history, which
debuted in 1972. Retired from The Price Is Right 2007.
PICTURES: Happy Gilmore.
TELEVISION: Emcee or host: The End of the Rainbow, Truth or
Consequences (daytime: 1956-65; nighttime synd: 1966-74),
Lucky Pair (prod.), That's My Line (1980-1), The Price Is Right
(exec. prod. & m.c.; 1972-; received several Emmy Awards as
host). Narrator: 500 Festival Parade, Indianapolis 1969-81.
Specials: The Price Is Right Primetime Special. Movies: The Price
Is Right: Showdown in Vegas. Guest: More than 40 appearances.
BARKER, CLIVE
Writer, Producer, Director. b. Liverpool, England, Oct. 5, 1952.
e. Liverpool Univ. Moved to London at twenty-one, forming theatre
company.
Began
writing
short
stories
which
were subsequently published as Books of Blood (Vols. 1-3 & Vols.
Petroleuses, Don Juan 73, L'Historie Tres Bonne et Tres Joyeuse
de Colinot Troussechemise, Tykho Moon (singer), Laurel Canyon
(singer).
4-6). Author of: Novels: Damnation Game, Weaveworld, The
Great and Secret Show, Imajica, The Thief of Always, Everville,
Sacrament. Books: Clive Barker: Illustrator, The Art of Clive
Barker, Incarnations. Plays: History of the Devil, Colossus,
BARE, RICHARD L.
Producer, Director. b. Turlock, CA, 1925. Started as dir. for
Warners. SDG Best Dir. TV award, 1959. Author of The Film
Frankenstein In Love. Painter with exhibitions in NY, California.
PICTURES: Underworld, Rawhead Rex (from his story), Hellraiser
Director (Macmillan, 1971). Writer/director for 60+ film shorts from
1942-1956. Pres., United National Film Corp.
PICTURES: Director: Smart Girls Don't Talk, Flaxy Martin, This
Side of the Law, House Across The Street, This Rebel Breed,
Return of Frontiersman, Prisoners of the Casbah, Hurricane at
Pilgrim Hill, The Outlanders, Border Showdown, The Travellers,
The Black Rebels, I Sailed to Tahiti with an All -Girl Crew (also
writer). DirlProd.IWriter: Wicked Wicked, Story of Chang & Eng,
City of Shame, Sudden Target, Purple Moon.
TELEVISION: Maverick, So This is Hollywood, The Islanders,
Dangerous Robin, This Rebel Breed, Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset
Strip (DGA Award 1959), Bus Stop, Adventures in Paradise, The
Virginian, Kraft Theatre, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, Nanny
and the Professor, Faraday and Company.
BAREN, HARVEY M.
Executive. b. New York, NY, Nov. 25, 1931. e. State U. of New
York. Served in U.S. Army, 1952-54. United Artists Corp., 1954-59
(contract dept., print dept., booker -NY branch). Asst. to general
sales mgr., Magna Pictures Corp., 1959-61. Road show mgr., nat'l.
sales coordinator, 20th Century -Fox, 1961-71. Asst. general sales
mgr., Allied Artists Pictures, 1971-79. V.p., gen. sales mgr, Nat'l.
Screen Service, 1978-79. V.p., gen. sales mgr, Cannon Pictures,
1979-80. Pres. of Summit Feature Distributors, 1980. Exec. v.p.,
dir., MGM/UA Classics, 1983. Joined New CenturyNista as v.p.,
sales admin, 1986. Pres., Sea Movies Inc., 1991 -present.
BARENHOLTZ, BEN
Executive, Producer. b. Kovel, Poland, Oct. 5, 1935. A film industry veteran with a career that spans over 45 years. Entered industry as asst. theatre mgr, RKO Bushwick, Brooklyn, 1959-60. Mgr.,
Village Theatre, NY, 1966-68. Owner, operator, Elgin Cinema,
1968-75; originated Midnight Movie concept with El Topo. Pres.,
owner, Libra Film Corp., 1972-84. In 1984 Barenholtz started
Circle Releasing, launching and distributing films that include
Morita's The Family Game, Alain Cavalier's Therese, Ward's The
Navigator, John Woo's The Killer and Joel and Ethan Coen's
acclaimed first feature, Blood Simple. He went on to co -produce
their following films: Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and Barton
Fink, which won the Palme d'Or (Best Film) at the 1991 Cannes
Film Festival, as well as awards for Best Director and Best Actor
for John Turturro - the first time in 44 years that three top honors
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(dir.,
s.p.; from his novella The Hellbound Heart), Hellbound:
Hellraiser II (co -exec. prod.; writer), Nightbreed (dir., s.p.; from his
novel Cabal), Sleepwalkers (actor), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
(exec. prod.; from his story), Candyman (exec. prod.; from his
story The Forbidden), The Forbidden (short), Clive Barker's
Freaks (himself), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (exec. prod.;
from his story), Lord of Illusions (dir., s.p., co -prod.; from his story
The Last Illusion), Gods and Monsters (exec. prod.), Tortured
Souls: Animae Damnatae (writer from novella Tortured Souls,
prod. dir.), The Plague, 2gether 4ever (exec. prod.), Midnight Meat
Train (writer, exec. prod.). Documentary: Mule Skinner Blues.
TELEVISION: Movies: Quicksilver Highway (actor, writer from The
Body Politic), Saint Sinner (writer, exec. prod.). Mini-series: The
History of the Devil (writer -play, exec. prod.).
BARKER, MICHAEL W.
Executive. b. Nuremberg, Germany, Jan. 9, 1954. e. U. of Texas
at Austin, B.S. in International Communications, 1976. Joined
Films Inc. 1979-80; then United Artists 1980-83, first as non -theatrical sales mgr, then as nat'I. sales mgr. of UA Classics. Cofounder and v.p., sales & mktg. for Orion Classics, a div. of Orion,
1983-1992. Co-founder and co -pros., co-chairman, Sony Pictures
Classics, 1992 -present. Member bd. of dirs. of BAFTA NY, and
served on the Independent Features Project bd. for 14 years.
Recipient of Independent Feature Project's Industry's Lifetime
Achievement Award. Barker is currently on the Entertainment
Media and Technology Dean's advisory bd. at the Stern School of
Business, New York University and the Visiting Committee of the
University of Chicago's School of the Humanities.
BARKETT, STEVE
Actor, Director, Producer, Film Editor, Writer. b. Oklahoma
City, OK, Jan. 1, 1950. Exhibited and scored over 52 feature length
classic silent films 1966-1968 as dir. of two film series at the
Oklahoma Art Center and Science and Arts Foundation, prior to
coming to LA in 1970. Toured in stage prod. 1971-72: Pajama Tops,
Winnie the Pooh. Exec. in several non -theatrical releasing cos., incl.
Independent Film Associates and Thunderbird Films. Active in film
preservation and restoration work on early silent and sound films,
1968-1974. Founded The Hollywood Book and Poster Company,
1978; est. The Nautilus Film Co., 1978. Founded and operated
Capt. Nemo's Video, 1985-87; co -wrote and performed 42 episodes
of Capt. Nemo's Video Review for radio.
BAR -BAR
PICTURES: Actor: The Egyptians are Coming, Corpse Grinders,
Dillinger, Night Caller, Cruise Missile, Beverly Hills Vampire,
Wizard of the Demon Sword, Bikini Drive -In, Cyber Zone, Hard
Bounty, Masseuse, Star Hunter, Rapid Assault. Prod.IDirl S.P1
Edit.: Collecting, Empire of the Dark, Angels of Death. Also Actor:
The Movie People, Cassavetes, The Aftermath, Angels of Death,
Empire of the Dark. ActorlFX: Dark Universe, Dinosaur Island,
Attack of the 60's Centerfold, Invisible Mom. FX only: Warlords,
Sorceress. Editor only: Hurricane Express.
BARKIN, ELLEN
Actress. b. Bronx, NY, Apr. 16, 1954. e. Hunter Coll.; Actors
Studio.
THEATRE: Irish Coffee (debut, Ensemble Studio Theatre), Shout
Across the River, Killings Across the Last, Tobacco Road,
Extremities, Eden Court.
PICTURES: Diner (debut, 1982), Tender Mercies, Daniel,
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Eddie and the Cruisers,
Harry and Son, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the
Eighth Dimension, Terminal Choice, Desert Bloom, Down by Law,
The Big Easy, Siesta, Made in Heaven, Sea of Love, Johnny
Handsome, Switch (Golden Globe nom. 1992), Man Trouble, Mac,
This Boy's Life, Into the West, Bad Company, Wild Bill, Mad Dog
Time, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The
White River Kid, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Mercy, In the
Boom Boom Room, Someone Like You, Buckaroo Banzai
Declassified (video short), Palindromes, She Hate Me, Trust the
Man, Ocean's Thirteen.
TELEVISION: Movies: We're Fighting Back, Parole, Terrible Joe
Moran, Act of Vengeance, Clinton and Nadine, Before Women
Had Wings (Emmy Award, Golden Globe nom. 1998), Strip
Search. Series: Search for Tomorrow.
BARNHOLTZ, BARRY
Executive, Producer. b. St. Louis, MO, Oct. 12, 1945. e.
California State U., Northridge; USC; UCLA; WLAU, studied law.
Concert promotions in So. CA, 1963-71. With Medallion TV as
v.p., sales Barnholtz Organization, representing independent
prod. cos. for feature films for cable. Founder, sr. v.p. of Vidmark
Inc., and Trimark Films. Currently is pres. & CEO Barnholtz
Entertainment.
PICTURES: Associate prod.: Leprechaun, Deadfall. Prod.:
Cyborg 2 (co -prod.). Executive prod.: Trigger Fast, Jailbait, Curse
of the Starving Class (co -exec. prod.), Proteus, Sometimes They
come Back 2, Crimetime, Public Enemies, Vicious Circles,
Another Nine and a Half Weeks, The Lost World, The First 9
Weeks, Fall: The Price of Silence, Satanic, Grad Night
TELEVISION: Movies: The Mangler, Hostage for a Day (prod.
exec.), Guns of Honor. Documentary: Mystery of the Sphinx (co prod.).
BARONE, TRACY
Producer. b. Hartford, CT, Nov. 1, 1962. m. actor Paul Michael
TELEVISION: Movies: Mon pere avait raison, Les Braconniers de
Belledombre, Maison de famille, Le Vieil ours et l'enfant, Le Le Don
fait a Catchaires, La Deuxieme verite, Reyes en France, SaintGermain ou La negotiation, Passes troubles . Mini-series: Garonne,
Ange de feu.
BARRETT, DAVID J.
Executive. b. Chicago,
IL,
1948. e. Attended Loyola Univ.
in
Chicago. This TV industry veteran has moved through the ranks of
Hearst's media organization since he joined Hearst in 1984 as
gen. mgr of its Baltimore radio stations. He subsequently became
gen. mgr of WBAL-TV before relocating to New York to assume
his corporate position in 1991. Today, as pres. & CEO of Hearst Argyle Television, Inc., Barrett oversees the 26 TV stations the
company owns and the three additional stations the company
manages. Its stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households and the company ranks among the top national TV groups.
Barrett serves on the bd. of directors of Hearst -Argyle Television,
Inc. Hearst Corporation, Maximum Service Television, Inc.
(MdTV), the Center for Communication, Inc., the Broadcasters'
Foundation, the Television Operators Caucus (TOC), and in June
2006, he re -joined the National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) bd. of directors following prior NAB board service from
1998 to 2004. He serves as an Honorary Trustee of The
Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT),
and is a member of the New England Cable News (NECN) management committee. Barrett is a past chmn. of the bd. of governors for the ABC Television Affiliates Association and the Federal
Communications Commission's Media Security and Reliability
Council (MSRC II), and has previously served on the bd. of directors of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), the
Advertising Council, and Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. In
2004 he was named Broadcasting & Cable magazine's
"Broadcaster of the Year." In October 2005 he was the recipient of
The Media Institute's American Horizon Award and was also
inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences Management Hall of Fame.
BARRETT, RONA
News Correspondent. b. New York, NY, Oct. 8, 1936. e. NYU
(communications major). Created the column, Rona Barrett's
Young Hollywood, which led to featured column in 1960 in Motion
Picture Magazine and a nationally syndicated column distributed
to 125 newspapers by the North American Newspaper Alliance.
Turned to TV; initial appearances on ABC -owned stations in 5
cities, providing two -minute reports for local newscasts. Resulted
in Dateline Hollywood a network morning prog., co -hosted by
Joanna Barnes. In 1969, created first daily syndicated TV news
segment for Metromedia. In 1975, became arts and entertainment
editor for ABC's Good Morning America. In 1980, joined NBC
News. Publ. and exec. editor, newsletter, The Rona Barrett Report.
Became pres., Rona Barrett Enterprises, Inc. in 1985 and also sr
Glaser.
corresp., Entertainment Tonight; Mutual Radio Network. In 1988,
creator of original novels for television, for NBC prods. Appeared
in films Sextette, An Almost Perfect Affair.
Rosewood, Cops and Robbersons (assoc. prod.)
TELEVISION: Movie: Writer's Block (writer).
BARRIE, BARBARA
Actress. b. Chicago, IL, May 23, 1931. e. U. of TX, B.F.A., 1953.
PICTURES: Exec. Prod: Money Train, My Fellow Americans,
BARR, ANTHONY
Producer, Director, Actor. b. St. Louis, MO, March 14, 1921. r.n.
Morris Yaffe. e. Washington U., B.S. 1942. Actor, asst. stage mgr.,
1944-46; stage mgr, Katherine Dunham Dancers, 1946-47.
Teacher, actor, dir in chg. Film Actors' Workshop, Professional
Theatre Workshop, Hollywood. v.p. prime time series, ABC-TV
CBS
V.p., dramatic program production, CBS -TV; v.p.,
Entertainment Prods. Author of Acting for the Camera, 1982.
THEATRE: Jacobowsky and the Colonel, Winters' Tale,
Embezzled Heaven.
PICTURES: Actor: People Against O'Hara, Border Incident, The
Hollywood Story, The Mozart Story, Murder in the First. Co -prod.:
Dime with a Halo.
TELEVISION: Director: Art Linkletter's Houseparty, About Faces.
Assoc. dir: Climax, Shower of Stars. Producer: Climax, Summer
Studio One. Assoc. prod.: Climax, Playhouse 90, Pursuit, G.E.
Theatre, The Law and Mr. Jones, Four -Star.
Trained for stage at Herbert Berghof Studio. NY stage debut, The
Wooden Dish, 1955. Author of, Lone Star (1990), Adam Zigzag
(1994), Second Act (1997).
THEATRE: The Crucible, The Beaux Stratagem, The Taming of
the Shrew, Conversations in the Dark, All's Well That Ends Well,
Happily Never After, Horseman Pass By, Company, The Selling of
the President, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Killdeer,
California Suite, Big and Little, Isn't It Romantic, Torch Song
Trilogy, Fugue, After -play.
PICTURES: Giant (debut, 1956), The Caretakers, One Potato Two
Potato (best actress, Cannes Film Fest, 1964), The Bell Jar,
BARR, JULIA
Breaking Away (Academy Award nom. 1980), Private Benjamin,
Real Men, End of the Line, Hercules (voice), $pent, Second Best,
Frame of Mind.
TELEVISION: Movies: More than 20 tv movie credits, incl. Tell Me
My Name, Summer of My German Soldier, To Race the Wind, The
Children Nobody Wanted, Barefoot in the Park, Not Just Another
Affair, Two of a Kind, The Execution, Vital Signs, Winnie, My First
Love, Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?, The Odd Couple:
Together Again, My Breast, A Chance of Snow, Fathers and Sons.
Actress. b. Ft. Wayne, IN, Feb. 8, 1949.
PICTURES: I, the Jury, 3 Day Test.
Mini-series: 79 Park Avenue, Backstairs at the White House,
Roots: The Next Generations, Scarlett. Series: Love of Life,
1998, 6 other nom.), Ryan's Hope.
Witch, Reggie, Double. Trouble, Suddenly Susan, Law & Order
(Emmy nom. 1992), Disney's Hercules (voice). Guest: More than
85 appearances.
TELEVISION: Series: All My Children (Emmy Awards, 1990,
BARRAULT, MARIE -CHRISTINE
Actress. b. Paris, France, March 21, 1944. m. dir. Roger Vadim.
PICTURES: My Night at Maud's, Le Distrait, Lancelot of the Lake,
The Aspern Papers, Les Intrus, La Famille Grossfeld, Chloe in the
Afternoon, John Glueckstadt, Cousin Cousine (Academy Award
nom. 1977), By the Tennis Courts, Perceval, The Medusa Touch,
Tout est a nous, Femme Entre Chien et Loup, Ma Cherie, Stardust
Memories, Table for Five, Josephs Tochter, A Love in Germany,
Les Mots Pour le Dire, Swann in Love, Grand Piano, Prisonnieres,
Un Etae de orages, Savage State, Necessary Love, Next Time the
Fire, Bonsoir, Obsession, C'est Ia tangente que je prefere, La
Dilettante, Azzurro, Trivial.
Diana, Barney Miller, Breaking Away (Emmy nom. 1981), Tucker's
BARRY, GENE
Actor. b. New York, June 14, 1921. r.n. Eugene Klass.
THEATRE: B'way: La Cage Aux Folles.
PICTURES: Los Alamos (debut, 1952), The Girls of Pleasure
Island, The War of the Worlds, Those Redheads From Seattle,
Alaska Seas, Red Garters, Naked Alibi, Soldier of Fortune, The
Purple Mask, The Houston Story, Back From Eternity, China Gate,
The 27th Day, Forty Guns, Thunder Road, Hong Kong
Confidential, Maroc 7, Subterfuge, The Second Coming of
Suzanne, Guyana: Cult of the Damned, War of the Worlds.
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BAR -BAR
TELEVISION: Movies: Prescription Murder, Istanbul Express, The
Name of the Game,Do You Take This Stranger?, The Devil and
Miss Sarah, Ransom for Alice!, A Cry for Love, The Girl -The Gold
Watch & Dynamite, Amazing Nellie Bly, Perry Mason: The Case of
the Lost Love, Turn Back the Clock, These Old Broads. Miniseries: Aspen. Series: Our Miss Brooks, Bat Masterson, Burke's
Law (1963-66, Won Golden Globe, best male TV Star, 1965), The
Name of the Game, The Adventurer, Burke's Law (1994-95).
Guest: More than 71 appearances.
BARRY, JOHN
Composer, Arranger, Conductor. En. John Barry Prendergast.
b. York, England, Nov. 3, 1933. Started as rock 'n' roll trumpeter.
Artist and prod., CBS Records.
THEATRE: London: Passion Flower Hotel, 'Brighton Rock'. NY:
The Little Prince & The Aviator, Billy, Lolita My Love.
PICTURES: Composer for music in more than 100 pictures, incl.
Never Let Go, The L -Shaped Room, The Amorous Mr. Prawn,
From Russia With Love (Golden Globe nom. 1965), Seance on a
Wet Afternoon, Zulu, Goldfinger, The Knack, King Rat, Mister
Moses, Thunderball, The Chase, Born Free (2 Academy Awards:
Best Music Scoring and Best Song: title song, 1967, Golden
Globe nom.), The Wrong Box, The Whisperers, Deadfall, You Only
Live Twice, Petulia, The Lion in Winter (Academy Award,; Golden
Globe nom. 1969), Midnight Cowboy, The Appointment, On Her
Majesty's Secret Service, Monte Walsh, The Last Valley, They
Might Be Giants, Murphy's War, Walkabout, Diamonds Are
Forever, Mary Queen of Scots (Academy Award nom.; Golden
Globe nom. 1972), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Public
Eye, A Doll's House, The Tamarind Seed, The Dove (Golden
Globe nom.1975), The Man With the Golden Gun, The Day of the
Locust, Robin and Marian, King Kong, The Deep (Golden Globe
nom. 1978), The Betsy, Hanover Street, Moonraker, Game of
Death, Raise the Titanic, Somewhere in Time (Golden Globe
nom. 1981), Inside Moves, Touched By Love, Body Heat, The
Legend of the Lone Ranger, Frances, Hammett, High Road to
China, Octopussy, The Golden Seal, Until September, The Cotton
Club, A View to a Kill (Golden Globe nom.1986), Jagged Edge,
Out of Africa (Academy Award; Golden Globe Award 1986),
Howard the Duck, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Living Daylights,
Hearts of Fire, Masquerade, A Killing Affair, Dances With Wolves
(Academy Award; Golden Globe nom. 1991), Chaplin (Academy
Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1993), Indecent Proposal,
Deception, My Life, The Specialist, Cry the Beloved Country, The
Scarlett Letter, Swept from the Sea, Playing by Heart, Mercury
Rising, Enigma, The Incredibles, Madagascar (theme).
TELEVISION: Movies: Sophia Loren
in
Rome, The Glass
Menagerie, Love Among the Ruins, Sporting Chance, Eleanor and
Franklin, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (Emmy
nom. 1977), War Between the Tates, Young Joe, the Forgotten
Kennedy, The Gathering, The Corn is Green, Willa, Svengali, In
Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross. Series: Drumbeat,
Juke Box Jury, Discs a Go -Go, The Human Jungle, Impromptu,
The Newcomers, Vendetta, The Persuaders!, The Adventurer,
Great Mysteries, U.S.A. Today: The Television Series, Planet X.
BARRYMORE, DREW
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 22, 1975. Father is late actor
John Barrymore, Jr. (John Drew Barrymore). At 11 months
appeared in first commercial. Author of Little Girl Lost (1990).
PICTURES: Altered States (debut, 1980), E.T.: The Extra
Terrestrial, Firestarter, Irreconcilable Differences (Golden Globe
nom. 1985), Cat's Eye, See You in the Morning, Far From Home,
Motorama, Poison Ivy, Waxwork II, Guncrazy (Golden Globe nom.
1993), No Place To Hide, Doppelganger, Wayne's World 2, Bad
Girls, Inside the Goldmine, Boys on the Side, Mad Love, Batman
Forever, Everyone Says I Love You, Scream, Best Men, Wishful
Thinking, The Wedding Singer, Ever After: A Cinderella Story,
Home Fries, Never Been Kissed (also exec. prod.), Titan A.E.
(voice), Charlie's Angels (also prod.), Donnie Darko (also exec.
prod.), Riding in Cars With Boys, Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind, Duplex (also prod.), Charlie's Angels 2, So Love Returns
(also prod.), 50 First Dates, A Confederacy of Dunces (also
prod.), Fever Pitch (also prod.), Curious George (voice), Lucky
You, Music and Lyrics.
TELEVISION: Movies: Suddenly Love, Bogie, The Adventures of
Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn, Babes in Toyland, Conspiracy
of Love, 15 and Getting Straight, The Sketch Artist, The Amy
Fisher Story, Olive -the Other Reindeer (voice, exec. prod. Emmy
nom. 2000) Series: 2000 Malibu Road, Disney's Hercules (voice),
Family Guy (voice). Guest: More than 100 appearances.
BART, PETER
Executive, Producer, Writer, Trade Editor.
Martha's
Vineyard, MA, July 24, 1932. e. Swarthmore College and The
London School of Economics. For 10 years, Bart was a reporter
b.
for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal before
becoming a production executive at Paramount, Lorimar and
MGM/UA. His work has also appeared in magazines such as
Harper's, The Atlantic, Saturday Review and GQ. Bart joined
Paramount Pictures in 1967, where he played a key role in developing and supervising films such as The Godfather, Paper Moon,
Harold and Maude, True Grit and Rosemary's Baby. He was
named exec. asst. to Robert Evans, exec. in charge of worldwide
prod. He was then appointed Paramount v.p. prod. Resigned 1973
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to develop and produce own films for Paramount. Appointed pres.
Lorimar Films, 1977. Resigned,1979, to be independent producer.
In 1983, joined MGM/UA as sr. v.p., prod., in its motion picture div.
Resigned, 1985, to be independent producer. Since 1989, he's
been reporting on the entertainment industry and is the current
v.p., editor -in -chief, Variety, Inc., where he also presides over
Variety's sister publications, Daily Variety and Daily Variety Gotham Edition.
AUTHOR: Thy Kingdom Come (1983), Destinies (1979), Fade
Out, Who Killed Hollywood? (1999), The Gross: The Hits, the
Flops -the Summer That Ate Hollywood (1999).
PICTURES: Producer: Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), Islands in
the Stream, Youngblood, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in
Paradise, Fun with Dick and Jane (exec. prod., 2005), Boffo!
Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (documentary, exec. prod.)
Writer: Making It (1971), Reborn (creative consultant). Actor: An
Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997 as himself),
Junket Whore (documentary, as himself), The Young and the
Dead (documentary, as himself, former Paramount exec.).
TELEVISION: Documentaries: Marlon Brando: The Wild One,
Steve McQueen: The King of Cool, Hollywood, D.C., Easy Riders
Raging Bulls, Tell Them Who You Are, The Last Mogul: Life and
Times of Lew Wasserman. Series: Showbiz Today (Daily Variety
reporter), Sunday Morning Shootout (host), Square Off (exec.
prod.).
BARTEK, STEVE
Composer, Orchestrator. b. Jan. 30, 1952. Co-founded musical
group Dingo Boingo with composer Danny Elfman.
PICTURES: Composer: Guilty as Charged (1991), Past Midnight,
Cabin Boy, Senior Trip, Coldblooded, Romy and Michele's High
School Reunion, Meet the Deedles (also act.), Snow Day, An
Extremely Goofy Movie, Coyote Ugly, The Crew, Get Over It (also
orchestrator), Novocaine, Hulk, Spider -Man 2. Orchestrator:
Forbidden Zone, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Summer School,
Beetlejuice, Midnight Run, Batman, Strike It Rich, Nightbreed, Bird
on a Wire, Darkman, Edward Scissorhands, Article 99, Batman
Returns (also music prod.), Sommersby, The Nightmare Before
Christmas, Black Beauty, Dolores Claiborne, Dead Presidents, To
Die For, The Frighteners, Extreme Measures, Good Will Hunting
(also score prod.), A Simple Plan, Psycho, A Civil Action, Sleepy
Hollow, Proof of Life, Men in Black II, Red Dragon, Chicago,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (supr.), Corpse Bride (lead),
Deep Sea 3D (doc.), Charlotte's Web, Wrong Turn 2 (musician).
Also songs: Sommersby, Dolores Claiborne, Black Beauty, To Die
For.
TELEVISION:
Series: Nightmare Ned, Dilbert (music
producer/arranger), Desperate Housewives, Battlestar Galactica
(musician).
BARTKOWIAK, ANDRZEJ
Cinematographer, Director. b. Lodz, Poland, 1950. Attended
Polish Film School. Moved to U.S. in 1972, gaining experience in
TV commercials and low -budget features. Protege of Sidney
Lumet, for whom did several pictures.
PICTURES: Deadly Hero (1976), Prince of the City, Deathtrap,
The Verdict, Daniel, Terms of Endearment, Garbo Talks, Prizzi's
Honor, The Morning After, Power, Nuts, Twins, Family Business,
Q&A, Hard Promises, A Stranger Among Us, Falling Down, Turkey
Cake (short), Guilty As Sin, Speed, A Good Man in Africa, Losing
Isaiah, Species, Jade, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Dante's Peak,
The Devil's Advocate, U.S. Marshals, Lethal Weapon 4, Gossip,
Thirteen Days. Director: Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds,
Cradle 2 the Grave, Doom, Escobar.
TELEVISION: Director: Movie: The Five Forty -Eight. Series:
HRT(pilot).
BARWOOD, HAL
Writer, Producer, Director. b. Hanover, NH. e. U. of Southern
California Sch. of Cinema. Has written scripts in collaboration with
Matthew Robbins. Barwood branched out into producing with
Corvette Summer, 1978 and directing with Warning Sign, 1985.
Since the 1990s, has been involved with designing and supervising video games for LucasFilm Games. Most recent vid. game:
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb.
PICTURES: Screenplays (all with Robbins): The Sugarland
Express (WGA nom. 1975), The Bingo Long Traveling All -Stars
and Motor Kings (WGA nom. 1977), Close Encounters of the
Third Kind (uncredited), MacArthur, Corvette Summer (also
prod.), Dragonslayer (also prod.), Warning Sign (also dir).
BARYSHNIKOV, MIKHAIL
Dancer, Actor. b. Riga, Latvia, Jan. 27, 1948. Joined Kirov Ballet,
Leningrad, 1969-74; defected to U.S. With American Ballet
Theatre 1974-78; New York City Ballet Company 1978-79; named
dir of the American Ballet Theatre. B'way stage debut,
Metamorphosis (1989).
PICTURES: The Turning Point (debut, 1977; Academy Award
nom. 1978), That's Dancing! (documentary), White Nights (also
co-choreog.), Dancers (also choreog.), Company Business, The
Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez.
TELEVISION: The Nutcracker (Emmy nom. 1978), Baryshnikov at
the White House (Emmy Award, 1979), Bob Hope on the Road to
China, Baryshnikov on Broadway (Emmy Award, 1980), AFI
Salute to Fred Astaire, Baryshnikov in Hollywood (Emmy nom.
BAS -BAT
1982), Thee American Ballet Theatre at the Met, AFI Salute to
Gene Kelly, David Gordon's Made in USA, All Star Gala at Ford's
Theater, Dance in America: Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine
(Emmy Award, 1989), Bourne to Dance (documentary). Series:
Great Performances: Dance in America (Emmy nom. 1985),
Stories from My Childhood (prod.), Sex and the City.
Documentaries: That's Dancing! (host), Babilee '91, Happy to Be
Nappy and Other Stories of Me (voice).
BASINGER, KIM
b. Athens, GA, Dec. 8, 1953. e. Neighborhood
Playhouse. Began career as Ford model in New York.
PICTURES: Hard Country (debut, 1981), Mother Lode, Never Say
Never Again, The Man Who Loved Women, The Natural (Golden
Globe nom. 1985), Fool for Love, 9-1/2 Weeks, No Mercy, Blind
Date, Nadine, My Stepmother is an Alien, Batman, The Marrying
Man, Final Analysis, Cool World, The Real McCoy, Wayne's World
2, Pret-h-Porter, The Getaway, L.A. Confidential (Acad. Award,
Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting. Actress, 1998), I Dreamed
of Africa, Bless the Child, People I Know, 8 Mile, Aurora Island,
The Door in the Floor, Cellular, Elvis Has Left the Building, Jump
Shot, Even Money, The Sentinel, While She Was Out.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dog and Cat (pilot), The Ghost of Flight
401, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, Killjoy, The Mermaid Chair.
Series: From Here to Eternity, Dog and Cat. Guest: More than 48
appearances.
Actress.
BASS, RONALD
Writer. b. Los Angeles, CA. 1943. e. Yale, Harvard Law School.
Entered industry as entertainment lawyer, while writing novels:
The Perfect Thief, Lime's Crisis, The Emerald Illusion.
PICTURES: Code Name: Emerald, Black Widow, Gardens of
Stone, Rain Man (Academy Award, Golden Globe nom. 1989),
Sleeping With the Enemy, The Joy Luck Club (also prod.), When
a Man Loves a Woman (also exec. prod), Dangerous Minds,
Waiting to Exhale (exec. prod.), My Best Friend's Wedding (prod.),
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (also exec. prod.), What Dreams
May Come (also exec. prod.), Stepmom (also exec. prod.),
Entrapment (also exec. prod.), Snow Falling on Cedars (also
prod.), Passion of Mind (also prod.), The Memoirs of Elizabeth
Frankenstein, The Lazarus Child (also exec. prod.), Crazy in Love,
Mozart and the Whale (also prod.), The Diving Bell and the
Butterfly (prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Enemy Within, Reunion, Border Line,
Invisible Child, Swing Vote.
BASSETT, ANGELA
Actress. b. New York, NY, Aug. 16, 1958. Moved to St.
Petersburg, FL, at 5 yrs. old. e. Yale.
THEATRE: B'way: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come
and Gone, Macbeth. Off-B'way: Colored People's Time, Antigone,
Black Girl, Henry IV Part 1. Regional: Beef No Chicken.
PICTURES: F/X (debut, 1986), Kindergarten Cop, Boyz N the
Hood, City of Hope, Innocent Blood, Malcolm X, Passion Fish,
What's Love Got to Do With It (Academy Award nom.; Golden
Globe Award 1994), Strange Days, Waiting to Exhale, Vampire in
Brooklyn, Panther, Contact, How Stella Got Her Groove Back,
Supernova, Boesman and Lena, The Score, Our America (exec.
prod. only), Sunshine State, Masked & Anonymous, Mr 3000, The
Lazarus Child, Less Than Kind, Mr 3000, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
(voice), Akeelah and the Bee, Time Bomb, Steppin', Meet the
Robinsons (voice), Toussaint.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Liberty, Family of Spies,
Challenger, Storytime (Emmy nom. 1996), Perry Mason: Case of
the Silenced Singer, In the Best Interest of the Child, Line of Fire:
The Morris Dees Story, The Heroes of Desert Storm, Locked Up:
A Mother's Rage, One Special Victory, The Jacksons: An
American Dream, Ruby's Bucket of Blood, The Rosa Parks Story
(also exec. prod.; Emmy nom. 2002), Our America (Emmy nom.
2003). Mini-series: Africans
in
America: America's Journey
Through Slavery (narr), Unchained Memories: Readings from the
Slave Narratives. Series: Alias, Independent Lens (host). Guest:
More than 71 appearances.
BATEMAN, JASON
Actor. b. Rye, NY, Jan. 14, 1969. Brother of actress Justine
Bateman. Son of prod. -theatrical mgr. Kent Bateman. Started in
commercials until cast in Little House on the Prairie at 12 (1981).
PICTURES: Teen Wolf Too, Necessary Roughness, Breaking the
Rules, Love Stinks, Sol Goode, The Sweetest Thing, One Way
Out, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The
Break -Up, Arthur and the Invisibles (voice), Fast Track, Smokin'
Aces, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Seven Day Itch, The
Kingdom.
D.C. Collins, The
Thanksgiving Promise, Can You Feel Me Dancing, Bates Motel,
Moving Target, Crossing the Mob, A Taste for Killing, Confessions:
Two Faces of Evil, This Can't Be Love, Black Sheep, Hart to Hart:
Secrets of the Hart. Mini-series: Robert Kennedy and His Times.
Series: Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, It's Your Move,
Valerie, The Hogan Family, Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo,
For Your Love (dir only), Brother's Keeper (dir.), Some of My Best
Friends, The Jake Effect, Arrested Development (Golden Globe
Award, Emmy nom. 2005). Guest: More than 69 appearances.
TELEVISION: Movies: Fantastic World of
BATEMAN, JUSTINE
Actress. b. Rye, NY, Feb. 19, 1966. Brother
is
actor Jason
Bateman.
THEATRE: Lulu, Self -Storage, The Crucible, Love Letters, Carnal
Knowledge, Speed -the -Plow.
PICTURES: Satisfaction, The Closer, Primary Motive, The Night
We Never Met, God's Lonely Man, Highball, Say You'll Be Mine,
Kiss & Tell, The TV Set.
TELEVISION: Movies: First the Egg, Family Ties Vacation, Right
to Kill?, Can You Feel Me Dancing?, The Fatal Image, In the Eyes
of a Stranger, Deadbolt, Terror in the Night, Another Woman,
Bucket of Blood, Humor Me, The Hollywood Mom's Mystery, To
Have and to Hold. Mini-series: A Century of Women, Out of Order.
Series: Family Ties (Golden Globe nom. 1987, Emmy nom. 1986,
1987), Men Behaving Badly, Arrested Development, Men in Trees.
BATES, KATHY
Actress. b. Memphis, TN, June 28, 1948. e. S. Methodist U.
Regional Theatre incl. D.C. and Actor's Theatre in Louisville. Has
garnered more than 40 ent. industry wins and/or nominations for
various roles throughout career, with more than eight wins and/or
award nominations in 2003 for her role in About Schmidt.
THEATRE: Vanities (Off-B'way debut, 1976), Semmelweiss,
Crimes of the Heart, The Art of Dining, Goodbye Fidel (B'way
debut, 1980), Chocolate Cake and Final Placement, Fifth of July,
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, 'night
Mother (Tony nom., Outer Critics Circle Award), Two Masters: The
Rain of Terror Curse of the Starving Class, Frankie and Johnny in
the Clair de Lune (Obie, L.A. Drama Critics Award), The Road to
Mecca.
PICTURES: Taking Off (debut, 1971), Straight Time, Come Back
to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Two of a Kind,
Summer Heat, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Arthur 2: On the
Rocks, Signs of Life, High Stakes, Men Don't Leave, Dick Tracy,
White Palace, Misery (Academy Award, Golden Globe & Chicago
Film Critics Awards, Best Actress 1991), At Play in the Fields of
the Lord, Fried Green Tomatoes (Golden Globe nom. 1992),
Shadows and Fog, Prelude to a Kiss, Used People, Road to
Mecca, A Home of Our Own, North, Curse of the Starving Class,
Dolores Claiborne, Angus, Diabolique, The. War at Home, Titanic,
Swept from the Sea, Primary Colors (Academy Award nom.;
Golden Globe nom. 1999), The Waterboy, The Dress Code,
Dragonfly, American Outlaws, Love Liza, About Schmidt
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2003), Unconditional
Bridge of San Luis Rey,
Love, Around the
Little Black Book, Rumor Has It, Relative Strangers, Pushers
Needed, Failure to Launch, Charlotte's Web (voice), Bonneville,
Bee Movie (voice), Who Stole Santa's Sack? (voice), Charlotte's
Love
Web (voice), Fred Claus, Christmas Is Here Again, PS.,
I
You.
TELEVISION: Movies: Johnny Bull, Murder Ordained, Hostages,
The West Side Waltz, The Late Shift (Emmy nom. Golden Globe,
1997), Annie (American Comedy Award, funniest female pert..,
Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2000), My Sister's Keeper, Fargo
(dir. only), Warm Springs (Emmy nom. 2005), Ambulance Girl
(Emmy nom. 2006, also dir.). Mini-series: Dash and Lilly (Emmy
nom. for Dir 1999). Series: All My Children (1984). Dir./episodes:
Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, Oz, Everwood, Six Feet
Under (also actress, DGA nom. 2004). Guest: More than 68
appearances.
BATTISTA, RICH
Executive. e. B.S. in business admin. from Georgetown Univ.,
cum laude; M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Worked as a
financial analyst at Morgan Stanley before he joined Fox in 1990.
Within the Fox organization Battista held a variety of management
roles, including executive v.p. of the Fox Networks Group. He left
in 1999 to become co-founder and CEO of iFUSE, a now dissolved youth culture media company. Battista returned to Fox in
2001 as exec. v.p., Fox Television. He then became exec. v.p. of
business development and strategy for the Fox Entertainment
Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports,
Fox Cable networks, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox
Television Studios and Fox International Channels. He was tapped
in December 2004 to his current position of CEO, Gemstar-TV
Guide International, Inc., another News Corp. company. GemstarTV Guide is a leading media and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and
services targeted at the TV guidance and home entertainment
needs of consumers worldwide. Battista serves on the bd. of
directors of the CTAM Educational Foundation and, from 20042006, he served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of
the National Association of Television Program Executives
(NATPE). Battista is also a member of the Board of Governors of
Georgetown University, a 50 -person elected board which represents the school's alumni body, and is the founder and chmn. of
the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance, .a 1,300 -person nationwide alumni network of media professionals. In addition, he serves on the bd. of directors of the non-profit organization, Hands of Change, which supports at -risk young women in
the U.S. and abroad.
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BATTSEK, DANIEL
Executive. b. United Kingdom. e. graduate of Oxford Polytechnic,
with major in Social and Political Studies. Battsek began his indus-
try career at The Hoyts Film Corporation in Sydney, Australia,
where he quickly rose to gen. mgr. in Victoria State overseeing
distribution. He then became managing dir. of Palace Pictures
where he was involved in all aspects of marketing, distribution and
acquisitions in the UK and Ireland. Between 1985 and 1991 the
company enjoyed enormous success with such films as When
Harry Met Sally and The Crying Game. In 1991, The Walt Disney
Co. asked Battsek to start a UK Company as part of the worldwide distribution network for Buena Vista International. In 1992,
he officially joined The Walt Disney Studios. Battsek was quickly
promoted to v.p./managing dir., where he handled all aspects of
theatrical film distribution in the UK. He was later promoted to
v.p./managing director and European acquisitions director of BVI
(UK) Limited. His responsibilities also included involvement in the
acquisition of distribution rights across numerous territories for
such films as Muriel's Wedding, Shine, Central Station, Kolya, and
Ice Storm. In 1998, Battsek was promoted to senior v.p., BVI (UK)
Limited where he oversaw approximately 35 films per year from
the Disney, Touchstone and Miramax labels. With his expanding
role, Battsek began acquiring and developing British film projects
for worldwide distribution. He created the BVI UK Comedy Label
which produced four films - High Heels and Low Lifes, Hope
Springs, Calendar Girls, which went on to gross over $95 million
worldwide, and Kinky Boots. Battsek rose to executive v.p./managing dir of distribution and production for BVI UK. On July 25, 2005,
he was named to his current position, president of Miramax Films,
reporting to Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.
BATTY, PETER
Producer, Director, Writer. b. Sunderland, England, June 18,
1931. e. Bede Grammar Sch. and Queen's Coll., Oxford. Feature writer both sides Atlantic 1954-58. Joined BBC TV 1958 dir. short
films. Edited Tonight programme 1963-4. Exec. prod. ATV 196468. Awarded Grand Prix for doc. at 1965 Venice and Leipzig festivals. Official entries 1970 and 1971 San Francisco and Melbourne
festivals. Nominated Int'l. Emmy, 1986. Own company since 1968
prod. TV specials, series, commercials.
TELEVISION: Work includes The Quiet Revolution, The Big
Freeze, The Katanga Affair, Sons of the Navy Man, The Road to
Suez, The Suez Affair, Battle for the Desert, Vietnam Fly -In, The
Plutocrats, The Aristocrats, Battle for the Bulge, Birth of the
Bomb, Search for the Super, Farouk: Last of the Pharaohs,
Superspy, Spy Extraordinary, Sunderland's Pride and Passion, A
Rothschild and His Red Gold, The Story of Wine, The. Rise and
Rise of Laura Ashley, Battle for Warsaw, Battle for Dien Bien Phu,
Nuclear Nightmares. Swindle!, The Algerian War, Fonteyn and
Nureyev: The Perfect Partnership, The Divided Union, A Time for
Remembrance, Swastika Over British Soil. Contributed 6 episodes
to Emmy-winning World at War series.
BAUER, STEVEN
Actor. r.n. Rocky Echaveria. b. Havana, Cuba, Dec. 2, 1956.
Moved with family to Miami at age 3. e. Miami Dade Jr. Coll. where
studied acting. Breakthrough came with selection for role in Que
Pasa U.S.A.? for Public TV. Signed by Columbia TV and moved to
California.
PICTURES: Scarface (debut, Golden Globe nom. 1983), Thief of
Hearts, Running Scared, The Beast, Wildfire, Gleaming the Cube,
Raising Cain, Woman of Desire, Improper Conduct, Stranger by
Night, Wild Side, Primal Fear, Navajo Blues, Plato's Run,
Kickboxing Academy, The Versace Murder, Star Portal, Rave,
Naked Lies, Forever Lulu, Traffic, Glory Glory, Rave, El Grito, The
Learning Curve, Speed Limit, Masked and Anonymous, Nola,
Raptor Island, Pit Fighter, The Feast of the Goat, The Lost City,
Hitters Anonymous, Toxic, The Last Sentinel, Dark World, From
Mexico with Love, Zenitram.
TELEVISION: Movies: She's in the Army Now, An Innocent Love,
Sword of Gideon, Sweet Poison, False Arrest, Drive Like
Lightning, Sisters and Other Strangers, Boss of Bosses, King of
Texas, Raptor Island 2: Raptor Planet. Mini-series: Drug Wars:
The Camarena Story (golden Globe nom. 1991). Series: eQue
pasa, U.S.A.?, From Here To Eternity, Wiseguy, UC: Undercover,
South Beach.
BAUM, MARTIN
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY, March 2, 1924. From
1968-1971, pres. of Theatrical Motion Pictures for ABC Pictures.
Previously partner Baum & Newborn Theatrical Agency. Head of
West Coast, General Artists Corp. Head of m.p. dept., Ashley
Famous Agency. Pres., Martin Baum Agency. Sr exec. v.p.
Creative Management Assoc. Pres., Optimus Productions, Inc.
One of the founding members of Creative Artists Agency, Inc.
(CAA) with Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer, Rowland Perkins and Bill
Haber. Current work focuses on motion picture talent for CAA.
PICTURES: Producer: The Last Valley (exec.prod.) Bring Me the
Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Wilby Conspiracy, The Killer Elite,
They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Lovers and Other Strangers,
Straw Dogs, Kotch, Cabaret (documentary).
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BAUMGARTEN, CRAIG
Executive, Producer. b. Aug. 27, 1949. Partner in independent
prod. co., New America Cinema. Joined Paramount Pictures as
prod. exec.; named v.p., prod. In 1980 went to Keith Barish Prods.,
of which was ores. three years. In 1983 appointed exec. v.p. &
exec. asst. to the pres. & CEO, Columbia Pictures; resigned 1985.
Joined Lorimar Motion Pictures as pres. Joined 20th Century Fox
m.p. div. as exec. v.p. of prod., 1987; resigned. Formed
Adelson/Baumgarten Prods. with Gary Adelson, 1989. Formed
Baumgarten/Prophet Entertainment Inc., 1994. Partner in
Baumgarten Merims Productions, 1999. Currently runs
Baumgarten Management & Production.
PICTURES: Exec. prod.lprod.: Prisoners, Misunderstood, Hook
(co -prod.), Universal Soldier, Nowhere to Run, Blank Check, It
Could Happen to You (exec. prod.), Jade, The Shooter, Cold
Around the Heart, Universal Soldier: The Return, Love Stinks, The
Order, Shattered Glass, Peter Pan (co -prod.), Boot Camp.
TELEVISION: Movies(All exec. prod): Streetcar Named Desire
(Emmy nom. 1984), The Hunchback, The Devil's Child, Lathe of
Heaven, Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrel! Story. Series:
Michael Hayes (exec. prod.).
BAXTER, KEITH
Actor. b. Monmouthshire, Wales, April 29, 1933. e. Wales,
entered Royal Acad. of Dramatic Art in 1951. 1952-55 in national
service; returned to RADA. Did years of repertory work in Dublin,
Croydon, Chichester, London's West End, and New York. Biggest
stage hit in Sleuth, both London and NY Later in Corpse (London,
NY).
PICTURES: The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Peeping Tom,
Chimes at Midnight, With Love in Mind, Ash Wednesday, Golden
Rendezvous, Berlin Blues, Killing Time.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sweet Poison, For Tea on Sunday, Hold My
Hand Soldier, Saint Joan, Mini-series: Melody of Hate. Merlin.
Series: Life of Shakespeare. Special: Cleopatra: The Film that
Changed Hollywood (2001).
BAXTER, MEREDITH
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 1947. e. Interlochen Arts
Academy. On stage in Guys and Dolls, Butterflies Are Free,
Vanities, Country Wife, Talley's Folly, Love Letters, Diaries of
Adam & Eve. Has appeared in more than 45 TV movies since
1973.
PICTURES: Ben, Stand Up and Be Counted, Bittersweet Love, All
the President's Men, Jezebel's Kiss, The Mostly Unfabulous
Social Life of Ethan Green.
TELEVISION: Movies: Cat Creature, The Stranger Who Looks
Like Me, Target Risk, The Imposter, Night That Panicked America,
Little Women (1978 version), The Family Man, Two Lives of Carol
Letner, Take Your Best Shot, The Rape of Richard Beck, Kate's
Secret, The Long Journey Home, Winnie, Diaries of Adam and
Eve, She Knows Too Much, The Kissing Place, Burning Bridges,
Bump in the Night, A Mother's Justice, A Woman Scorned: The
Betty Broderick Story (Emmy nom. 1992), Her Final Fury: Betty
Broderick-The Last Chapter, Darkness Before Dawn (also co exec. prod.), For the Love of Aaron, One More Mountain, My
Breast (also co -exec. prod.), Betrayed: A Story of Three Women
(also co -exec. prod.), Inheritance, Miracle in the Woods, Let Me
Call You Sweetheart, Holy Joe, Down Will Come Baby, Miracle on
the 17th Green, Wednesday Woman, Murder on the Orient
Express, A Mother's Fight for Justice, Aftermath, A Christmas
Visitor, Angel in the Family. Mini-series: Beulah Land. Series:
Bridget Loves Bernie, Family (2 Emmy nom. 1977, 1978), Family
Ties, The Faculty Guest: More than 82 appearances.
BAXTER, STANLEY
Actor. b. Glasgow, Scotland, May 24, 1926. e. Hillhead H.S.,
Glasgow. Principal comedian in Howard & Wyndham pantomimes.
Summer revues. Televised regularly on BBC -TV, and also frequent
broadcaster. M.P. debut in Geordie, 1955.
THEATRE: The Amorous Prawn, On the Brighter Side, Chase Me
Comrade (Australia), Cinderella, What the Butler Saw, Phil The
Fluter, Mother Goose Pantomime seasons 1970-74. Jack & The
Beanstalk, Cinderella, Mother Goose, Aladdin, Cinderella.
PICTURES: Geordie, Very Important Person, Crooks Anonymous,
The Fast Lady, Father Came Too, Joey Boy, Arabian Knight
(voice), The Princess and the Cobbler (voice).
TELEVISION: Baxter on (series) 1964; The Confidence Course,
The World of Stanley Baxter, Stanley Baxter Show, Time for
Baxter The Stanley Baxter Big Picture Show, The Stanley Baxter
Moving Picture Show, Part III, Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box,
Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas, Stanley Baxter's Greatest
Hits, Baxter on Television, Stanley Baxter Series, The Stanley
Baxter Hour, Children's Royal, Stanley Baxter's Christmas
Hamper, Stanley Baxter's Picture Annual 1986; Mr. Majeika
(series, 1988-89). Fitby, Stanley Baxter Is Back, Stanley Baxter in
Reel Terms, The Sketch Show Story.
BAY, MICHAEL
Director. b. Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 17, 1965. e. Wesleyan U.;
Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. Worked on advertisements and created music videos for artists such as Tina Turner,
Meatloaf, Lionel Richie and Wilson Phillips. Recipient of the Gold
Lion for The Best Beer campaign for Miller Lite; Silver Lion &
Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year, for the Got
BEA-BEA
Milk/AaronBurr commercial; Commercial Dir. of the Year, Directors
Guild of America Award, 1995.
PICTURES: Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon (also prod.),
Mystery Men (actor), Coyote Ugly (actor), Pearl Harbor (also
prod.), Bad Boys 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (prod.), The
Amityville Horror (prod.), The Island (dir./prod.), The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (prod.), The Hitcher (prod.),
Transformers.
TELEVISION: Movies:Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo.
Series: Night Court (prod. assist.).
BEACHAM, STEPHANIE
Actress. b. Casablanca, Morocco, Feb. 28, 1947. e. RADA. On
London stage in The Basement, On Approval, London Cuckolds, etc.
PICTURES: The Games, Tam Lin, The Nightcomers, Dracula
A.D., And Now the Screaming Starts!, Schizo, The Confessional,
Horror Planet, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Troop Beverly
Prince, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Mission, Sharpe's Revenge,
Sharpe's Justice, Sharpe's Waterloo, The Lord of the Piercing (TV
short), Extremely Dangerous, Henry VIII, Pride (voice), Faceless,
Sharpe's Challenge. Mini-series: Scarlett. Guest: More than
65appearances.
BEART, EMMANUELLE
Actress. b. Gassin, France, Aug. 14, 1965. Moved to Montreal at
age 15. Returned to France and enrolled in drama school.
THEATRE: La Repetition ou l'Amour Puni, La Double
Inconstance.
PICTURES: Premiers Desirs, L'Enfant Trouve, L'Amour en Douce,
Manon of the Spring, Date With an Angel, A Gauche en Sortant
de L'Ascenseur, Les Enfants du Desordre, Capitaine Fracasse, La
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: The Queen's Traitor, Black
Exchange, Secrets, To. Be the Best, Foreign Affairs, Riders, A
Change of Place. When Shoulder Pads Ruled the World, A
Distant Scream, Mini-series: Sentimental Education, Napoleon
Belle Noiseuse, J'Embrasse Pas, Un Coeur en Hiver, Ruptures,
Divertimento, L'Enfer, Une Femme Francaise, Nelly & Mr. Arnaud,
Mission: Impossible, Voleur de Vie, Le Temps Retrouve, Don
Juan, Elephant Juice, Season's Beatings, Replay, Voyance et
manigance, 8 femmes, Strayed, Nathalie X, The Story of Marie
and Julien, A boire, Un fil a la patte, L' Enfer, A Crime, Le Heros
de la famille, Les Temoins, The Witnesses.
TELEVISION: Movies: Zacharius, Raison Perdue, Et demain viendra le jour, Femme de sa vie, La, Marie -Antoinette, reine d'un seul
amour, D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires.
Trade, Marked Personal, Tenko (PBS), Connie, The Colbys,
Dynasty, The Bold and the Beautiful, Sister Kate (Golden Globe
nom. 1990), Cluedo, Beverly Hills 90210, SeaQuest 2032,
SeaQuest DSV, Bad Girls, Having It Off. Guest: More than 72
BEATTY, NED
Actor. b. Lexington, KY, July 6, 1937. Worked at Barter Theatre in
Virginia appearing in over 70 plays, 1957-66; with Arena Stage,
Washington D.C. 1963-71. Made B'way debut in The Great White
Hope, London: The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Hills, Wedding Bell Blues, Saving Grace, Relative Values, Would I
Lie to You?, The Witches Hammer, Love and Other Disasters, Plot
7.
and Love, Jane Eyre, Sorrell and Son, Napoleon and Josephine:
A Love Story, Lucky/Chances, No Bananas. Series: The Rag
appearances.
BEALS, JENNIFER
Actress. b. Chicago, IL, Dec. 19, 1963. Started as fashion model
before making film debut in small role in My Bodyguard, 1980.
PICTURES: My Bodyguard, Flashdance (Golden Globe nom.
1984), The Bride, Split Decisions, Vampire's Kiss, Sons, Blood
and Concrete, In the Soup, The Gamble, Caro Diario, Mrs. Parker
and the Vicious Circle, Arabian Knight (voice), Devil in a Blue
Dress, Let It Be Me, Four Rooms, The Search for One -Eye Jimmy,
Wishful Thinking, Body and Soul, Something More, Militia, Fear of
Flying, Out of Line, The Anniversary Party, After the Storm, Roger
Dodger, 13 Moons, Mission Without Permission, The Runaway
Jury, Break a Leg, Catch That Kid, Desolation Sound, The Grudge
2.
TELEVISION: Movies: Terror Stalks the Class Reunion,
Indecency, Night Owl, Twilight of the Golds, The Spree, A House
Divided, Being Brewster, The Shoot Divas, Don't They? Miniseries: Feast of All Saints. Series: 2000 Malibu Road, Nothing
Sacred, Earthlings, The L Word.
BEAN, ORSON
Actor. r.n. Dallas Frederick Burrows. b. Burlington, VT, July 22,
1928. Performed in nightclubs as comic and on Broadway (Never
Too Late, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Subways Are for
Sleeping, Roar of the Grease Paint, the Smell of the Crowd, Ilya
Darling.) Author of Me and the Orgone. Founder, administrator, dir
15th St. School, NY.
PICTURES: How to Be Very Very Popular (debut, 1955), Anatomy
of a Murder, Lola, Forty Deuce, Innerspace, Instant Karma, Final
Judgment, One of Those Nights, Being John Malkovich,
Unbowed, Soccer Dog: European Cup, Waterborne, Mattie
Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Alien Autopsy, Alien Autopsy,
Oranges.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Arsenic and Old Lace, Chance of
a Lifetime, Just My Imagination, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman: The
Movie. Series: The Blue Angel (host), I've Got a Secret (panelist),
Keep Talking, To Tell the Truth (panelist), Match Game (panelist),
Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,
Normal Ohio, Knee High P.I. Guest: More than 75 appearances.
BEAN, SEAN
Actor. b. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, April 17, 1958.
THEATRE: Romeo and Juliet, Fair Maid of the West, Midsummer
Night's Dream, Who Knew Mackenzie and Gone, Deathwatch,
Last Days of Mankind. London: Macbeth.
PICTURES: Winter Flight, Caravaggio, Stormy Monday, War
Requeim, The Field, Patriot Games. Shopping, Black Beauty,
Goldeneye, When Saturday Comes, Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina,
Ronin, Bravo Two Zero, Airborne, The Canterbury Tales (voice),
The Book That Wrote Itself, Essex Boys, Don't Say a Word, Lord
of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Equilibrium, Tom and
Thomas, Equilibrium, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,
The Big Empty, The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King,
Troy, National Treasure, Venetian Heat, Barry, The Dark, North
Country, Flightplan, The Island, Silent Hill, The Hitcher, True
North, Outlaw, Come Like Shadows.
TELEVISION: Movies: Troubles, Small Zones, The Fifteen
Streets, Lorna Doone, Tell Me That You Love Me, My Kingdom for
a Horse, Clarissa, Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's -Mat
Robbery, Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Eagle, Lady Chatterley, A
Woman's Guide to Adultery, Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Enemy,
Sharpe's Honour, Jacob, Winter Flight, Sharpe's Gold, Sharpe's
Battle, Sharpe's Sword, Samson & Delilah, In Search of James
Bond with Jonathan Ross, Sharpe's Regiment, The True Bride,
PICTURES: Deliverance (debut, 1972), The Life and Times of
Judge Roy Bean, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, The Last
American Hero, White Lightning, Nashville, All the President's
Men, The Big Bus, Network (nom., Academy Award, best actor in
supporting role, 1977), Mikey and Nicky, Silver Streak, Exorcist II:
The Heretic, Gray Lady Down, Superman, Alambrista!, Promises
in the Dark, 1941, Wise Blood, American Success Company,
Hopscotch, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Superman II, The
Toy, Touched, Stroker Ace, Back to. School, The Big Easy, The
Fourth Protocol, The Trouble With Spies, Switching Channels,
Rolling Vengeance, The Unholy, Midnight Crossing, After the Rain,
Physical Evidence, Time Trackers, Big Bad John, Chattahoochee,
A Cry in the Wild, Repossessed, Blind Vision, Going Under, Hear
My Song (Golden Globe nom. 1992), Prelude to a Kiss, Ed and
His Dead Mother, Rudy, Black Water, Radioland Murders, Just
Cookie's
Cause, The Curse of Inferno, He
Fortune, Spring Forward, Where the Red Fern Grows,
Thunderpants, The Walker, Sweet Land, The Walker, Shooter.
TELEVISION: Movies: Has appeared in approx. 50 tv
movies/mini-series, incl.: Footsteps, Marcus -Nelson Murders,
Dying Room Only, The Execution of Private Slovik, Attack on
Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan, A Question of Love, Friendly
Fire (Emmy nom. 1979), Guyana Tragedy, The Violation of Sarah
McDavid, Splendor in the Grass, A Woman Called Golda,
Kentucky Woman, Hostage Flight, Spy, Last Train Home (Emmy
nom. 1990), The Inside Story, T Bone N Weasel, Gulliver's
Travels, Crazy Horse, Homicide: The Movie, Roughing It, The
Wool Cap. Mini-series: The Last Days of Pompeii, Robert
Kennedy and His Times, Streets of Laredo, I Was a Rat. Series:
Szysznyk, The Boys, Homicide: Life on the Street.
Documentaries: Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days
(voice), Lincoln (voice), Warren Oates: Across the Border (narr),
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (mini-series,
voice). Guest: More than 90 appearances.
BEATTY, WARREN
Actor, Producer, Director, Writer. r.n. Henry Warren Beaty. b.
Richmond, VA, March 30, 1937. e. Northwestern U. Sister is
actress Shirley MacLaine. m. actress Annette Bening. Studied
with Stella Adler. Small roles on television; on stage in Compulsion
(winter stock, North Jersey Playhouse); B'way debut: A Loss of
Roses (Theatre World Award). Received Irving G. Thalberg
Memorial Award 2000. Received Cecil B. DeMille Award 2007.
PICTURES: Splendor in the Grass (debut, 1961, Golden Globe
Award, 1 other nom.), The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, All Fall
Down, Lilith, Mickey One, Promise Her Anything, Kaleidoscope,
Bonnie and Clyde (also prod., 2 Academy Award nom.; Golden
Globe nom. 1968), The Only Game in Town, McCabe and Mrs.
Miller, $ (Dollars), The Parallax View, Shampoo (also prod., co-
s.p.; Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1976), The
Fortune, Heaven Can Wait (also prod., co-dir., co-s.p.; 4 Academy
Award nom. DGA nom.; Golden Globe Award 1979), Reds (also
prod., dir., co-s.p.; Academy Award for Best dir, 3 other nom.;
DGA Award, Golden Globe Award, 2 other nom. 1981), Ishtar
(also prod.), Dick Tracy (also prod., dir.), Bugsy (also co-prod.'' 2
Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1992), Love Affair
(also prod, co-s.p.), Bulworth (also prod., dir, s.p.; Academy
Award nom.; 2 Golden Globe nom. 1999), Forever Hollywood,
Down to Earth (s.p. 1978 s.p. Heaven Can Wait), Town and
Country. Documentary: Arthur Penn, 1922: Themes and Variants,
A Decade Under the Influence.
TELEVISION: Series: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-60).
Guest: More than 61 appearances.
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BECK, MICHAEL
Actor. tn. Michael Beck Tucker. b. Memphis, TN, Feb. 4, 1949. e.
Millsaps Coll. on football scholarship (quarterback). Became
active in college theatre. In 1971 attended Central Sch. of Speech
& Drama, London; studied 3 years, following which toured
England with repertory companies for 2 years. Returned to U.S.;
cast as lead in independent film, Madman (shot in Israel in 1977).
PICTURES: Madman, The Warriors, Xanadu, Megaforce, War
Lords of the 21st Century, The Golden Seal, Triumphs of a Man
Called Horse, Final Judgment, Forest Warrior, Jungle Book: Lost
Treasure (voice), Yerba City.
TELEVISION: Movies: Mayflower: the Pilgrim's Adventure,
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, Fly Away Home, The Last
Ninja, Rearview Mirror, Chiller, Blackout, Only One Survived,
Houston: Legend of Texas, Deadly Game, Stranger at My Door,
Fade to Black. Mini-series: Holocaust, Celebrity. Series: Houston
Knights.
BECKER, HAROLD
Director. b. New York, NY, 1950. Dir. documentaries, Eugene
Atget Interview with Bruce Gordon, Blind Gary Davis, Signet,
Ivanhoe Donaldson.
PICTURES: The Ragman's Daughter (debut, 1972), The Onion
Field, The Black Marble, Taps, Vision Quest, The Boost, Sea of
Love, Malice (also co -prod.), City Hall (also co -prod.), Mercury
Rising, Domestic Disturbance (also prod.), The Bank Job, Baker
Street, Torch, Rififi.
BECKINSALE, KATE
Actress. b. London, England, July 26, 1973.
THEATRE: London: Hayfever, Faithless, Clocks and Whistles,
Sweetheart, The Seagull.
PICTURES: Prince of Jutland, Uncovered, Marie -Louise ou la per-
mission, Haunted, Shooting Fish, The Last Days of Disco,
Brokedown Palace, The Golden Bowl, Pearl Harbor, Serendipity,
Laurel Canyon, Underworld, Van Helsing, The Aviator,
Underworld: Evolution, Click, Snow Angels, Vacancy.
TELEVISION: Movies: One Against the Wind, Rachel's Dream,
Cold Comfort Farm, Emma, Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Mini-series: Devices and Desires Series: Hercules (voice).
BEDELIA, BONNIE
Actress. r.n. Bonnie Bedelia Culkin. b. New York, NY, March 25,
1946. e. Hunter Coll.
THEATRE: Enter Laughing, The Playroom, My Sweet Charlie
(Theatre World Award).
PICTURES: The Gypsy Moths (debut, 1969), They Shoot Horses
Don't They?, Lovers and Other Strangers, The Strange
Vengeance of Rosalie, Between Friends, The Big Fix, Heart Like
a Wheel (Golden Globe nom. 1984), Death of an Angel, Violets
Are Blue, The Boy Who Could Fly, The Stranger, Die Hard, The
Prince of Pennsylvania, Fat Man and Little Boy, Die Hard 2,
Presumed Innocent, Needful Things, Speechless, Judicial
Consent, Homecoming, Bad Manners, Gloria, Sordid Lives,
Manhood, Berkeley
TELEVISION: Movies: Then Came Bronson, Sandcastles, A Time
for Love, Hawkins on Murder,
Message to My Daughter,
Heatwave!, Question of Love, Walking Through the Fire, Salem's
Lot, Tourist, Fighting Back, Million Dollar Infield, Memorial Day,
Alex: The Life of a Child, The Lady from Yesterday, Somebody
Has to Shoot the Picture, Switched at Birth, A Mother's Right: The
Elizabeth Morgan Story, The Fire Next Time, Legacy of Sin: The
William Coit Story, Shadow of a Doubt, Her Costly Affair, Any
Mother's Son, To Live Again, Locked in Silence (Emmy nom.
Artisan Home Entertainment, which he joined in January 1998,
following the purchase of the Company by Bain Capital. He grew
his division's revenue from $115 million to $300 million during his
tenure. As pres. of the division, he spearheaded the marketing,
advertising, sale and distribution of Artisan's theatrical films and
extensive library of feature films in the videocassette and DVD
market as well as overseeing the acquisition and/or production of
new programming. Following the merger of Lionsgate and Artisan
in 2003, Lionsgate's home entertainment division has emerged as
the largest and most powerful home entertainment business in the
independent marketplace, capturing nearly 6% overall market
share. Lionsgate's family home entertainment division, one of the
largest and fastest -growing family entertainment operations in the
industry, ranks fourth among entertainment studios with approximately 10% market share in children's non -theatrical titles. Beeks
moved to Lions Gate with the merger and Beeks has overseen a
trend of steady growth year -over -year, with a growth rate of 13%
in fiscal 2006. Beeks became pres. of Lions Gate Entertainment,
Inc. in Dec. 2003. Since July 2006, he has been pres. of Lions
Gate Entertainment Corp. and is a member of Lionsgate's senior
decision -making team with Lions Gate CEO Jon Feltheimer and
Vice Chairman Michael Burns.
BEGLEY, ED, JR.
Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 16, 1949. Son of late actor Ed
Begley. Debut in a guest appearance on My Three Sons at 17.
On NY stage in The Cryptogram.
PICTURES: Now You See Him Now You Don't (debut, 1972),
Showdown, Superdad, Cockfighter, Stay Hungry, Blue Collar, The
One and Only, Goin' South, Hardcore, The In -Laws, The
Concorde: Airport '79, Private Lessons, Cat People, Eating Raoul,
This Is Spinal Tap, Streets of Fire, Protocol, Transylvania 6-5000,
Waiting to Act, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Accidental
Tourist, Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, She Devil, Meet the Applegates, Dark Horse, Greedy Even Cowgirls
Get the Blues, Renaissance Man, The Pagemaster, Sensation,
Batman Forever, Rave Review, Storybook Hourglass, The
Crazysitter, Santa With Muscles, Lay of the Land, Ms. Bear, Joey,
I'm Losing You, Best In Show, Get Over It, Anthrax, Diary of a Sex
Addict, Bug, Auto Focus, Back By Midnight, Net Games,
Bathroom Boy, A Mighty Wind, Going Down, Stateside, Relative
Strangers, Desolation Sound, Francis Hamper, The Optimist,
Making Change, The Legend of William Tell, Tripping Forward, For
Your Consideration, He's Such a Girl, Fly Me to the Moon (voice),
Making Change .
TELEVISION: Movies: Family Flight, Amateur Night at the Dixie
Bar and Grill, Elvis, Hot Rod, A Shining Season, Rascals and
Robbers - Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn,
Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang, Not Just Another Affair, Still
the Beaver, An Uncommon Love, Roman Holiday, Spies Lies &
Naked Thighs, Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less, In the Best
Interest of the Child, Chance of a Lifetime, The Story Lady, In the
Line of Duty: Siege at Marion, Exclusive, Running Mates,.
Cooperstown, Columbo: Undercover, Incident at Deception Ridge,
The Shaggy Dog, Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery,
Homicide The Movie, Hounded, Life on Liberty Street, Spirit Bear:
The Simon Jackson Story. Mini-series: Kingdom Hospital. Series:
Roll Out, Battlestar Galactica, Scooby and Scrappy-Doo (voice),
The Smurfs (voice), St. Elsewhere (6 Emmy nom.; Golden Globe
nom. 1986), The All -New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
(actor/voice), Parenthood, Captain Planet and the Planeteers
(voice), Earth Aid, NYPD Blue, Winnetka Road, Meego,
Providence, Pigs Next Door, Jack & Bobby, Six Feet Under,
Arrested Development, My Adventures in Television, Boston
2000), Flowers for Algernon, Picnic. Series: Love of Life, The New
Legal, Veronica Mars. Guest: More than 165 appearances.
SEEKS, STEVE
Executive. e. Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Calif. Polytechnic State Univ. in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Master's degree in business admin. from Harvard Business
BEHRING, JOHN
Director.
TELEVISION: Movies: My Indian Summer. Series: Touched by an
Angel, The Cape, The Lazarus Man, Dawson's Creek, Charmed,
Roswell, Resurrection Blvd., L.A. Dragnet, One Tree Hill, Numb3rs
(also prod.).
Land, Fallen Angels (Emmy nom. 1994), Partners, Heart of the
City, The Division, Big Love. Guest: More than 47 appearances.
School. From Aug. 1983 to Jan. 1985, mgt. consultant with Touche
Ross & Co., now known as Deloitte Touche. From early 1986 to
early 1994, he was v.p. business development for The Paragon
Group, a limited partnership formed to invest in the entertainment
industry; at the same time he was also executive v.p. and pres.,
Home Entertainment, for Republic Pictures Corporation. As part
of Paragon, Beeks sought particular investment opportunities and
performed financial analyses and negotiation on a number of
potential deals. In August 1986 Paragon purchased a controlling
interest in Republic Pictures. During his eight years at Republic
Pictures, Beeks grew the home entertainment group's annual revenues from $15 million to $70 million and served as an officer of
that public company. In May 1994, Republic was successfully sold
to Spelling Entertainment, now a division of Paramount Pictures.
Previously, Beeks started Hallmark Home Entertainment, for the
Hallmark Cards company, as an independent home video distributor in October 1994, distributing filmed entertainment produced
by the company as well as several other independent suppliers.
HHE became one of the leading independent home video distributors with exclusive relationships with The Samuel Goldwyn
Company, October Films, Showtime Original Pictures and others.
He oversaw all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, finance, accounting, and operations. Beeks was pres. of
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BEINEIX, JEAN-JACQUES
Director, Writer, Producer. b. Paris France, October, 8, 1946.
Various films as second unit director or assistant director.
PICTURES:Diva (also writer), Moon in the Gutter (also writer),
Betty Blue (also writer, prod.), Roselyne et les lions (also writer),
IP5: Island of the Pachyderms (also writer, prod.), Mortal Transfer
(also writer), Requiem for Billy the Kid (exec. prod.), Allez, yallah!
(documentary).
TELEVISION: Documentaries: Loft Paradoxe, CosmicConnexion.
BELAFONTE, HARRY
Actor, Singer, Producer. r.n. Harold George Belafonte, b. New
York, NY, March 1, 1927. d. is Shari Belafonte. Trained for stage
at the Actors Studio, New Sch. for Social Research and American
Negro Theatre. Professional debut, Royal Roost nightclub, N.Y.,
Village Vanguard, 1950. Broadway debut: John Murray
Anderson's Almanac, 1953. Recording, concert artist. Emmy
Award for Tonight With Harry Belafonte, 1961.
THEATRE: Juno and the Paycock, John Murray Anderson's
Almanac. (Tony Award, 1953), Three for Tonight, A Night With
Belafonte, To Be Young Gifted and Black (prod.), Asinamali (co prod.).
BEL-BEN
PICTURES: Bright Road (debut, 1953), Carmen Jones, Island in
the Sun, Odds Against Tomorrow, The World the Flesh and the
Devil, Angel Levine, Buck and the Preacher, Uptown Saturday
Night, Beat Street (prod., composer), The Player, Prat -a -Porter,
White Man's Burden, Kansas City (NY Society of Film Critics
Award, 1997), Jazz '34 (nary), Bobby.
TELEVISION: Movies: Grambling's White Tiger, Swing Vote, The
Nightclub Years, Kansas City, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
(soundtrack). Many variety specials and more than 12 documentaries. Mini-series: Parting the Waters (exec. prod.). Series: Sugar
Hill Times. Guest: More than 88 appearances.
BELAFONTE, SHARI
Actress. b. New York, NY, Sept. 22, 1954. e. Carnegie-Mellon U.,
BFA, 1976. Daughter of actor -singer Harry Belafonte. Worked as
publicist's asst. at Hanna Barbera Prods. before becoming successful model (appearing on more than 200 magazine covers and
in numerous TV commercials).
PICTURES: If You Could See What I Hear, Time Walker, Speed
Zone!, Feuer Eis & Dynamit, Murder by Numbers, The Player,
Mars, Loving Evangeline.
TELEVISION: Movies: Hotel, The Midnight Hour, Kate's Secret,
Perry Mason: The Case of the All -Star Assassin, French Silk,
Heidi Chronicles, Thirdspace. Host: Big Hex of Little Lulu, AM Los
Angeles, Living the Dream: a Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,
Lifestyles with Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte, First Edition, The
Caribbean with Shari Belafonte, Intimate Portrait: Diahann Carroll
(nary.). Series: Hotel, Pilot: Velvet, Beyond Reality. Guest: More
than 37 appearances.
BELLFORT, TOM
Sound.
Sound work in over 40 pictures.
PICTURES:Sound EditorlSuprv. Sound Editor: Rumble Fish, The
Cotton Club, The Journey of Natty Gann, Seize the Day, Tucker:
The Man and His Dream, The Godfather: Part III, Bingo!, The Last
Supper, Mission: Impossible, One Fine Day, Volcano, Campfire
Tales, Titanic (Academy Award, Best Sound Editing, 1998), 54,
Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace (nom. BAFTA,
Academy Award nom. 2000), Fight Club (adr. editor), Frequency,
Hart's War, Panic Room (adr editor), Adventures of Pluto Nash,
The Recruit, Radio, 13 Going On 30, Exorcist: The Beginning, The
Last Shot, xXx 2: The Next Level, Serenity, Snakes on a Plane,
Next, Fracture.
TELEVISION: Series: Tales from the Crypt, The Young Indiana
Jones Chronicles (Emmy Award 1993).
BELLOCCHIO, MARCO
Director, Writer. b. Piacenza, Italy, Nov. 9, 1939. e. Academy of
Cinematografia, Rome (studying acting, then film directing); Slade
School of Fine Arts, London 1959-63.
PICTURES: Fist in His Pocket (debut, 1965), China Is Near,
Amore e Rabbia (segment: Discutiamo Discutiamo), Nel Nome
del Padre, Slap the Monster on the Front Page (also co-s.p.),
Madmen to Be Released, Triumphal March, II Gabbiano, The Film
Machine, Leap Into the Void, The Eyes and the Mouth, Henry IV,
Devil in the Flesh, The Sabba's Vision, The Conviction, The.
Butterfly's Dream, Broken Dreams, The Prince of Homburg, The
Nanny, Another World Is Possible The Religion Hour (My Mother's
Smile) (also co -prod.), Good Morning, Night, Radio West, II
Regista di matrimoni.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Seagull. Documentaries: The Cinema
Machine_.. addio del passato..., Stessa rabbis, stessa primavera
(actor).
BELMONDO, JEAN -PAUL
Actor. b. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, April 9, 1933. e. private drama
school of Raymond Girard, and the Conservatoire d'Art
Dramatique. Formed a theatre group with Annie Girardot and Guy
Bedos.
THEATRE: (Jean Marais' production) Caesar and Cleopatra,
Treasure Party, Oscar, Kean, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tailleur pour
Dames, La Puce a L'Oreille.
PICTURES: A Pied a Cheval et En Voiture (By Foot Horse and
Car), Look Pretty and Shut Up, Drole de Dimanche, Les Tricheurs,
Les Copains du Dimanche, Charlotte et Son Jules, A Double Tour,
Breathless, Classe Tous Risques, Moderato Cantabile, La
Francaise et I'Amour, Les Distractions, Mademoiselle Ange, La
Novice, Two Women, La Viaccia, Une Femme Est une Femme,
Leon Morin Pretre, Les Amours Celebres, Un Singe en Hiver, Le
Doulos, L'Aine des Ferchaux, La Mer A Boire, Banana Peel, That
Man From Rio, Cent Mille Dollars au Soleil, Echappement Libre,
La Chasse a l'Homme, Dieu a Choisi Paris, Weekend a
Zuydcocte, Par Un Beau Matin d'Ete, Up to His Ears, Is Paris
Burning?, Casino Royale, The Thief of Paris, Pierrot le Fou, The
Brain, Love Is a Funny Thing, Mississippi Mermaid, Borsalino, A
Man I Like, The Burglars, Tender Scoundrel, Inheritor, Stavisky,
Fear Over the City, L'Animal, The Professional, Ace of Aces, The
Vultures, Happy Easter, Hold Up, Le Solitaire, Itinerary of a
Spoiled Child (also prod., Cesar Award), L'Inconnu dans la
Maison, Les Miserables, Les Cent et une Nuits, Desire, Une
chance sur deux, Peut-etre, Les Acteurs, Amazon.
TELEVISION: Movies: Les Trois mousquetaires, Belmondo le
maqnifique, L'Aine des Ferchaux.
BELUSHI, JAMES
Actor. b. Chicago, IL, June 15, 1954. e. DuPage Coll., Southern
Illinois U. Brother was late actor John Belushi. Began at Chicago's
Second City Theatre.
THEATRE: Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Pirates of
Penzance, True West, Conversations With My Father, Baal.
PICTURES: Thief (debut, 1981), Trading Places, The Man with
One Red Shoe, Salvador, About Last Night, Jumpin' Jack Flash,
Little Shop of Horrors, Number One With a Bullet (co-s.p. only),
The Principal, Real Men, Red Heat, Who's Harry Crumb?, K-9,
Homer and Eddie, Wedding Band, Taking Care of Business, ME
Destiny, The Palermo Connection, Only the Lonely, Masters of
Menace (cameo), Curly Sue, Once Upon a Crime, Diary of a
Hitman (cameo), Traces of Red, Last Action Hero (cameo),
Destiny Turns on the Radio, Separate Lives, Canadian Bacon,
Race the Sun, Jingle All the Way, Gold in the Streets, Retroactive,
Living in Peril, Gang Related, Wag the Dog, The Florentine,
Angel's Dance, Made Men, Return to Me, Joe Somebody, Snow
Dogs, One Way Out, K-9: PI., Pinocchio (voice), Easy Six,
Hoodwinked! (voice), The Wild (voice), Farce of the Penguins
(voice), Underdog.
TELEVISION: Movies: Royce, Parallel Lives, Sahara, Who Killed
Atlanta's Children?, Casper's Scare School. Mini-series: Wild
Palms. Series: Who's Watching the Kids?, Working Stiffs,
Saturday Night Live (Emmy nom. for outstanding writing 1984),
Mighty Ducks (voice), It's Good to Be King, Total Security,
According to Jim. Guest: More than 96 appearances.
BELZER, RICHARD
Actor, Comedian. b. Bridgeport, CT, Aug. 4, 1944.
PICTURES: The Groove Tube (debut, 1974), Fame, Author
Author, Night Shift, Scarface, America, Flicks, The Wrong Guys,
Freeway, Fletch Lives, The Big Picture, The Bonfire of the
Vanities, Off and Running, Mad Dog and Glory, Girl 6, A Very
Brady Sequel, Get on the Bus, Species II, Man on the Moon,
Jump, Bitter Jester (also exec. prod.), This Is America (also
writer/exec. prod.), Thira (also exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Flash, Bandit: Bandit Bandit, Hart to
Hart: Crimes of the Hart, Prince for a Day, Deadly Pursuits,
Homicide: The Movie. Mini-series: The Invaders. Series: The Late
Show (host, 1988), When Cars Attack (host, writer), Homicide:
Life on the Street, Law & Order, Crime Stories (host), Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit. Specials: On Location: Richard
Belzer in Concert (also writer), Belzer on Broadway (also writer,
exec. prod.), Comic Relief, Running with Arnold (nary). Guest:
More than 91 appearances.
BENBEN, BRIAN
Actor. b. Winchester, VA, June 18, 1956. Raised in Marlboro, NY
m. actress Madeleine Stowe. In regional and alternative theatre
before making B'way debut in Slab Boys.
PICTURES: Gangster Wars, Clean and Sober, I Come in Peace,
God's Payroll, Radioland Murders, Sulfa Up (voice).
TELEVISION: MovieslSpecials: Family Business, Conspiracy:
The Trial of the Chicago 8, Comfort Texas, The Flamingo Rising,
Sister Mary Explains It All. Mini-series: The Gangster Chronicles,
Kingpin. Series: Kay O'Brien, Dream On (Cable ACE Award,
1992), The Brian Benben Show (also co -exec. prod.).
BENDICK, ROBERT
Independent Documentary Producer & Director. b. New York,
NY, Feb. 8, 1917. e. NYU, White School Photography. U.S. Air
Force, W.W.II. Documentary and still cameraman before joining
CBS Television as cameraman and dir., 1940; rejoined CBS
Television as dir. special events, 1946; promoted dir news & special events; acting program dir. 1947; resigned 1951. Collaborated
with Jeanne Bendick on: Making the Movies, Electronics for Young
People, Television Works Like This, Filming Works Like This,
1971. Prod. Peabody Award -winning U.N. show The U.N. in
Action. V.p., Cinerama Prod. Co -prod., This Is Cinerama; co-dir.,
Cinerama Holiday; prod., Dave Garroway Show Today and Wide
Wide World, 1955-56. NBC prod. dir. C.V. Whitney Pict., 1956;
Merian C. Cooper Ent., 1957; prod. NBC, 1958. Prod.: Garroway
Today Show, Bob Hope 25 Yrs. of Life Show, 1961; Bell Telephone
Threshold Science Series, Groucho Marx, Merrily We Roll Along,
U.S. Steel Opening New York World's Fair, 1964; First Look Series
1965 (Ohio St. Award); also dir. American Sportsman, ABC; prod.
pilot, Great American Dream Machine (NET) (Emmy Award, 1971'
and 1972); co -exec. prod., Dick Cavett-Feeling Good, 1975.
Pres. Bendick Assoc. Inc.; prod. of education audio-visual systems. Bd. of Govs., NY Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. 1976,
co-author with Jeanne Bendick, TV Reporting. Consultant, Warner
Qube Cable Co. Prod.,din., Fight for Food (PBS), 1978. Program
consultant to Times-irror Cable Co., L.A. Prod. segment ABC
20/20. Member awards committee, National TV Acad. Arts &
Science. Co-author with Jeanne Bendick of Eureka It's Television
(1993). Inducted into Natl. TV Academy Arts & Science, NY chap-
Silver Circle, 1994. Co-author with Jeanne Bendick of
Markets-From Barter to Bar Codes, 1998.
ter,
BENDER, LAWRENCE
Producer. b. The Bronx, NY, 1958. Together with Quentin
Tarantino, founded record company called A Band Apart Records.
It focuses on film soundtracks. Trademark includes small acting
roles in pictures he produces.
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BEN -BEN
PICTURES: Intruder (also story), Tale of Two Sisters, Reservoir
Dogs, Fresh, Killing Zoe (exec. prod.), Pulp Fiction (Academy
Award nom. 1995), Four Rooms, White Man's Burden, From Dusk
Till Dawn (exec. prod.), Snakeland (exec. prod.), Good Will
Hunting (Academy Award nom. 1998), Jackie Brown, A Price
Above Rubies, Anna and the King, The Mexican, Knockaround
Guys, Stark Raving Mad (exec. prod), Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Havana
Nights: Dirty Dancing 2, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, The Great Raid, Casas de
carton, The Chumscrubber, Inglorious Bastards, Goat The Dream
Begins (exec. prod.), 88 Minutes (exec. prod.), An Inconvenient
Truth (documentary), Grind House, Manhunt.
TELEVISION: Movies: Anatomy of a Hate Crime (exec. prod.),
Nancy Drew (exec. prod.), The Survivors Club, Earthsea (exec.
prod.), Flirt, The Line -Up (exec. prod.). Mini-series: Legend of
Earthsea. Series: Lost in Oz, Dr. Vegas, Build or Bust (exec. prod.).
BENEDICT, DIRK
Actor. r.n. Dirk Niewoehner. b. Helena, MT, March 1, 1945. e.
Whitman Coll., Walla Walla, WA. Enrolled in John Fernald
Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rochester, MI, after which had season
with Seattle Repertory Theatre; also in summer stock at Ann
Arbor, MI. Made B'way debut in Abelard and Heloise, 1970.
Author: Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy, And Then We Went
Fishing.
PICTURES: Georgia Georgia (debut, 1972), Ssssss, W,
Scavenger Hunt, Ruckus, Underground Aces, Body Slam, Blue
Tornado, Shadow Force, Official Denial, The Feminine Touch,
Demon Keeper, Christine's Dream (dir. only), Alaska, Steel
Stomachs (host), Adventures of Young Brave, Cahoots, Strike!,
Solitaire, Recon 7 Down.
TELEVISION: Movies: Journey from Darkness, Voyage Into Evil,
Battlestar Gallactica, Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, The
Georgia Peaches, Scruples, Family in Blue, Mark of the Devil,
Trenchcoat in Paradise, Bejewelled, Official Denial, Abduction of
Innocence, Earthstorm. Series: Chopper One, Battlestar
Galactica, The A Team. Guest: More than 43 appearances.
BENEDICT, PAUL
Actor, Director. b. Silver City, NM, Sept. 17, 1938. Acted with the
Theatre Company of Boston, Arena Stage, D.C.; Trinity Rep.,
Providence; Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati; Center Stage,
Baltimore; kR.T., Cambridge.
THEATRE: NY: Little Murders, The White House Murder Case,
Bad Habits, It's Only a Play, Richard III, The Play's the Thing. LA:
The Unvarnished Truth, It's Only a Play. Director: Frankie &
Johnnie in the Clair de Lune, Bad Habits, The Kathy and Mo
Show, Beyond Therapy, Geniuses, Any Given Day.
PICTURES: The Virgin President, Taking Off, They Might Be
Giants, The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight, Up the Sandbox,
Deadhead Miles, Jeremiah Johnson, The Front Page, Mandingo,
The Goodbye Girl (also dir.), Billy in the Lowlands, The Man With
Two Brains, This Is Spinal Tap, Arthur 2 on the Rocks, Cocktail,
The Chair, The Freshman, Sibling Rivalry, The Addams Family,
Waiting for Guffman, Who Was That Man, A Fish in the Bathtub,
Isn't She Great, A Mighty Wind, After the Sunset, 'Side by Each'.
TELEVISION: Movies: Hustling, The Electric Grandmother, Baby
Cakes, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Mini-series: The Blue and the
Gray. Series: Sesame Street (1969-74), The Jeffersons, Mama
Malone, One Life To Live, Guiding Light.
BENIGN!, ROBERTO
Actor, Writer, Director, Producer. b. Misericordia, Arezzo, Italy,
Oct. 27, 1952. Has 38 ent. industry award wins and 18 nom. Won
Best Actor and Best Foreign Film Oscar for Life is Beautiful, 1999.
PICTURES: Berlinguer ti voglio bene (also s.p.), Giorni cantati,
Chiedo asilo (also s.p.), Clair de femme, La Luna, In the Pope's
Eye, II Minestrone, Tu mi turbl (also s.p., din), F.F.S.S. doe the mi
hai portato a fare sopra Posillipo se non mi vuoi piu bane, Nothing
Left to Do But Cry (also s.p., dir.), Coffee and Cigarettes, Down by
Law, The Little Devil (also s.p., dir.), The Voice of the Moon,
Johnny Toothpick (also s.p., dir.), Night on Earth, Son of the Pink
Panther, The Monster (also s.p., dir., prod.), Life Is Beautiful (also
s.p., dir.; Academy Award for Best Actor/Leading Role, 2 nom. for
dir., s.p.; DGA nom.), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, Fellini: Je suis
un grand menteur, Pinocchio (s.p., dir.), Coffee and Cigarettes, La
Tigre e la neve, (also writer, dir./prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: L'Ultimo del paradiso (host), Who is Alan
Smithee? (documentary).
BENING, ANNETTE
Actress. b. Topeka, KS, May 29, 1958. Raised in San Diego. e.
San Francisco St. Univ. m. actor Warren Beatty. Acted with San
Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre. Voted Star of the
Year, 2000 at ShoWest.
THEATRE: Coastal Disturbances (Tony Award nom., Theatre
My Skin, Running with Scissors (Golden Globe nom. 2007,
Homeland Security, Dirty Tricks.
TELEVISION: Movies: Manhunt for Claude Dallas, Hostage, Mrs.
Harris (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2006). Guest: More than
52 appearances.
BENJAMIN, RICHARD
Actor, Director. b. New York, NY, May 22, 1938. e. Northwestern
U. m. actress Paula Prentiss.
THEATRE: (Central Park productions) The Taming of the Shrew,
As You Like
It;
toured in Tchin Tchin, A Thousand Clowns,
Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple. Star Spangled Girl (B'way
debut; Theatre World Award, 1966). Also: The Little Black Book,
The Norman Conquests, Barefoot in the Park (dir. only; London
prod), Love Letters (California).
PICTURES: Actor: Goodbye Columbus, Catch -22, Diary of a Mad
Housewife (Golden Globe nom. 1971), The Steagle, The Marriage
of a Young Stockbroker, Portnoy's Complaint, The Last of Sheila,
Westworld, The Sunshine Boys (Golden Globe Award 1976),
HouseCalls, Love at First Bite, Scavenger Hunt, The Last Married
Couple in America, Witches' Brew, How to Beat the High Cost of
Living, First Family, Saturday the 14th, Lift, Deconstructing Harry,
Marci X (also dir.), Lucky 13, Keeping Up with the Steins. Director:
My Favorite Year, Racing with the Moon, City Heat, The Money Pit,
Little Nikita, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Downtown, Mermaids,
Made in America, Milk Money, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Shrink is In,
Conditional Love.
TELEVISION: Movies: Fame, No Room to Run, Packin' It In, The
Pentagon Wars (also dir.), Tourist Trap (dir. only), The Sports
Pages (dir. only), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (dir. only), The
Goodbye Girl (also dir.), A Little Thing Called Murder (dir.). Series:
He & She (with Paula Prentiss, Emmy nom. 1968), Quark, Semi Tough (dir. only). Guest: More than 40 appearances.
BENNETT, ALAN
Author, Actor. b. Leeds, England, May 9, 1934. e. Oxford U. With
Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook co-authored and
starred in satirical revue Beyond the Fringe in London (1961) and
on B'way (special Tony Award, 1963).
THEATRE: Forty Years On (actor, author), Getting On, Habeas
Corpus (actor, author), The Old Country, Enjoy, Kafka's Dick,
Single Spies (also dir.), The Madness of George III.
PICTURES: Actor: Long Shot, Dream Child (voice), Little Dorrit,
The Wind in the Willows (voice), In Love And War. Writer: A
Private Function, Prick Up Your Ears, The Madness of King
George (also actor, Academy Award nom.; WGA nom. 1995). The
End of the Affair (prod. asst.), The History Boys (writer, s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movies/Writer: Beyond the Fringe, A Day Out,
Sunset Across the Bay, Mel I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Doris and
Doreen, The Old Crowd, Afternoon Off (also acting), One Fine
Day, All Day on the Sands, Intensive Care (also acting), Our
Winnie, A Woman of No Importance, Rolling Home, Marks, Say
Something Happened, An Englishman Abroad, The Insurance
Man, 102 Boulevard Haussmann, A Question of Attribution,
Talking Heads (6 TV monologues). Acting: Alice in Wonderland,
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Westminster Abbey (host), The
Wind in the Willows (voice), The Willows in Winter (voice), The
Young Visiters (narr.). Mini-series: Talking Heads (also acting, dir.),
Fortunies of War (acting only), Selling Hitler (acting only), A
Dance to the Music of Time (acting), Talking Heads 2 (writer),
Changing Stages (as himself).
BENNETT, BRUCE
Actor. En. Herman Brix. b. Tacoma, WA, May 19, 1909. e. U. of W
PICTURES: Has appeared in 109 pictures, incl. Student Tour, The
New Adventures of Tarzan, My Son Is Guilty, Lone Wolf Keeps a
Date, Atlantic Convoy, Sabotage, Underground Agent, The More
the Merrier, Sahara, Mildred Pierce, The Man I Love, A Stolen Life,
Nora Prentiss, Cheyenne, Dark Passage, Treasure of the Sierra
Madre, Smart Girls Don't Talk, Task Force, The Second Face, The
Great Missouri Raid, Angels in the Outfield, Sudden Fear, Dream
Wife, Dragonfly Squadron, Robber's Roost, Big Tipoff, Hidden
Guns, Bottom of the Bottle, Strategic Air Command, Danger
Signal, Silver River, Younger Brothers, Without Honor, Mystery
Street, The Last Outpost, Three Violent People, The Outsider,
Deadhead Miles, The Clones, Laat de dokter maar schuiven(1980). Guest: More than 30 appearances.
BENNETT, HARVE
Producer. r.n. Harve Fischman. b. Chicago, IL, Aug. 17, 1930. e.
UCLA. Quiz Kids radio show, 5 yrs.; newspaper columnist, drama
critic; freelance writer; Assoc. prod., CBS -TV; freelance TV writer;
World & Clarence Derwent Awards), Spoils of War.
prod. of special events. CBS -TV; dir., Television film commercials;
Critics Award, Academy Award nom., 1990), Guilty by Suspicion,
Regarding Henry, Bugsy (Golden Globe nom.
Love Affair,
The American President (Golden Globe nom. 1996 , Richard III,
Mars Attacks!, The Seige, In Dreams, American eauty (SAG,
BAFTA awards, Academy Award nom. 2000), Forever Hollywood
(documentary), What Planet Are You From?, Open Range, Being
Julia (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award 2005), Under
TELEVISION: Movies: A Woman Called Golda (exec. prod.;
PICTURES: The Great Outdoors (debut, 1988), Valmont,
Postcards from the Edge, The Grifters (Natl. Society of Film
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program exec., ABC, vice pres., programs west coast, ABC-TV.
Pres., Bennett-Katleman. Productions at Columbia Studios.
PICTURES: Star Trek
The Wrath of Khan (exec. prod., co story), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also co-s.p.), Star Trek V:
The Final Frontier (also co -story).
Emmy Award 1982), The Jesse Owens Story (exec. prod.), Crash
Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (writer). Mini-series: Rich Man
Poor Man (Emmy nom. 1976). Series: Mod Squad (prod., writer,
BEN-BER
Emmy nom. 1970), The Young Rebels (creator -writer), Six Million
Dollar Man (exec. prod.), Bionic Woman (exec. prod.). American
Girls (exec. prod.). From Here to Eternity, Salvage 1, Time Trax
(exec. prod.), Invasion America (also developer).
BENNETT, HYWEL
Actor, Director. b. Garnant, South Wales, Apr. 8, 1944. Early
career National Youth Theatre where he played many leading
Shakespearean roles followed by extensive work in British theatre.
1971-81: directed numerous stage productions.
PICTURES: The Family Way (debut, 1967), Drop Dead My Love,
Twisted Nerve, The Virgin Soldiers, The Buttercup Chain, Loot,
Percy, Endless Night, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Love
Ban, Murder Elite, Witness in the War Zone, Deadly Advice,
Married 2 Malcolm, Misery Harbour, Nasty Neighbours, Vatel.
TELEVISION: Movies: Where The Buffalo Roam, Romeo and
Juliet, Malice Aforethought, Artemis 81, The Critic, Frankie and
Johnnie, Absent Friends, Trust Me, The Other Side of Paradise,
Hospital!, Harper and Iles, Mary Mother of Jesus, Lloyd & Hill, The
Quest, The Second Quest, The Final Quest, Casualty @ Holby
City: Interactive - Something We Can Do. Mini-series: Pennies
from Heaven, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Modern World: 10
Great Writers, NeverWhere, Karaoke. Series: Shelley, The Return
of Shelley, EastEnders, The Bill. Guest: More than 52 appearances.
BENNIS, JEFFREY D.
Executive. e. Penn. State U. and U. Conn., MBA. Started with
Clairol, Inc., Hair and Skin Care Divs. as marketing dir. VP
Marketing/Programming of Rifkin & Assocs., 1991-94. Elected to
bds. of Nat'I Cable TV Assoc. and C -SPAN in 1995. Pres. and
COO, Rifkin & Assocs 1994-2001. Principal and co-founder of
5280 Partners, L.P., in Denver, CO. 5280 is a venture capital firm
investing in media & communications, software applications, out sourced business services.
BENSON, ROBBY
Actor, Writer, Director. rn. Robert Segal. b. Dallas, TX, Jan. 21,
1956. m. actress Karla DeVito. Father is Jerry Segal, novelist and
screenwriter, mother is Ann Benson, veteran of Dallas stage and
nat'I summer stock and nat'I spokesperson for Merrill Lynch.
Appeared in commercials and summer stock at age 5. B'way
debut at age 12 in Zelda. Made dir. debut with White Hot (a.k.a.
Crack in the Mirror), 1989. Composed music for Diana Ross,
Karla DeVito and soundtrack of film The Breakfast Club.
THEATRE: NY: Zelda, The Rothschilds, Dude, The Pirates of
Penzance. Regional: Oliver!, Evita, The King and I, King of
Hearts, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
PICTURES: Jory (debut, 1973), Susan and Jeremy(Golden Globe
nom. 1974), Lucky Lady, Ode to Billy Joe, One on One (also cos.p. with father), The End, Ice Castles, Walk Proud (also co -composer with father), Die Laughing (also prod., Tribute, National
Lampoon Goes to the Movies, The Chosen, Running Brave, Harry
and Son, City Limits, Rent -a -Cop, White Hot (also dir.), Modern
Love (also dir, s.p., composed songs), Beauty and the Beast
(voice), Betrayal of the Dove (s.p. only), The Webbers, Deadly
Exposure, Belle's Magical World (voice), Beauty and the Beast:
The Enchanted Christmas (voice), Just A Dream.
TELEVISION: Movies: Remember When, All the Kind Strangers,
Virginia Hill Story, Death Be Not Proud, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln,
The Death of Richie, Our Town, Two of a Kind (Golden Globe nom
1983), California Girls, Invasion of Privacy, Precious Victims.
Series: Search for Tomorrow, Tough Cookies, Sabrina The
Teenage Witch, American Dreams. Series dir: Dream On,
Evening Shade, Good Advice, Thunder Alley, Ellen, The Naked
Truth, Pearl, Life with Roger, Common Law, House Rules, Jesse,
Reunited, Bob Patterson, I'm with Her. Episode dir.: True
Confessions, Muddling Through, Monty, Friends, Family Album,
Brother's Keeper, Complete Savages. Pilot dir: Bringing Up Jack,
George Wendt Show, Game Night, Family Beat, Style &
Substance, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (also episodes).
Documentary: Lincoln. Guest: More than 66 appearances.
BENTON, ROBERT
Writer, Director. b. Waxahachie, TX, Sept. 29, 1932. e. U. of
Texas, B.A. Was art dir. and later consulting ed. at Esquire
Magazine where he met David Newman, a writer -editor, and
formed writing partnership. Together, wrote monthly column for
Mademoiselle (10 years). Made dir. debut with Bad Company,
1972. Winner of three Acad. Awards and 18 other ind. awards; 19
add'I. award nominations.
THEATRE: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman (libretto), Oh!
Calcutta (one sketch).
PICTURES: Bonnie and Clyde (Academy Award nom. Golden
Globe nom.1968), There Was a Crooked Man, What's Up, Doc?,
Oh! Calcutta (writing contrib.), Superman (with Mario Puzo and
Tom Mankiewicz). DirlWriter: Bad Company, The Late Show
(Academy Award nom. 1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (2 Acad. Awards
for Best Dir. and Adapted Screenplay, DGA Award 1980, Golden
Globe, Award 1980, 1 nom.), Still of the Night, Places in the Heart
(Academy Award for Best. Original Screenplay, 1 Academy nom.
Golden Globe nom.; DGA nom. 1985), Nadine, The House on
Carroll Street (co -exec. prod. only), Billy Bathgate (dir. only),
Nobody's Fool (Academy Award nom. 1995), Twilight, The Human
Stain, Ice Harvest (s.p.), Feast of Love.
BERENGER, TOM
Actor. rn. Thomas Michael Moore. b. Chicago, IL, May 31, 1950.
e. U. of Missouri (drama). Studied acting at H.B. Studios. Acted in
regional theatres and off-off-Broadway. Plays include Death Story,
The Country Girl, National Anthems, The Rose Tattoo, Electra,
Streetcar Named Desire, End as a Man (Circle Rep.).
PICTURES: Rush It, The Sentinel, Looking for Mr Goodbar, In
Praise of Older Women, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days,
The Dogs of War, Beyond the Door, The Big Chill, Eddie and the
Cruisers, Fear City, Rustler's Rhapsody, Platoon (Academy Award
nom.; Golden globe Award 1987), Someone to Watch Over Me,
Shoot to Kill, Betrayed, Last Rites, Major League, Born on the
Fourth of July, Love at Large, The Field, Shattered, At Play in the
Fields of the Lord, Sniper, Sliver, Gettysburg, Major League 2,
Chasers, Last of the Dogmen, The Substitute, An Occasional Hell
(also exec. prod.), Shadow of a Doubt, The Gingerbread Man,
Takedown, One Man's Hero (also prod.), Diplomatic Siege, Fear of
Flying, Cutaway, Training Day, The Hollywood Sign, True Blue,
Watchtower, D-Tox, Firedog (voice), Jonathan Toomey, Serbian
Scars.
TELEVISION: Movies: Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye, Flesh &
Blood, The Avenging Angel, Body Language, Rough Riders (also
prod.), In the Company of Spies, The Junction Boys, Sniper 2,
Capital City, Detective. Mini-series: If Tomorrow Comes, Johnson
County War, Into the West, Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From
the Stories of Stephen King. Series: One Life to Live (1975-76),
Third Watch, Peacemakers (also prod./writer), October Road (also
pilot). Documentaries: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam,
Retrosexual: The 80's (mini-series).
BERENSON, MARISA
Actress. b. New York, NY, Feb. 15, 1947. Granddaughter of haute
couture fashion designer Schiaparelli. Great niece of art critic and
historian Bernard Berenson. Former model.
PICTURES: Death in Venice (debut, 1971), Cabaret, Barry
Lyndon, Casanova & Co., Killer Fish, S.O.B., The Secret Diary of
Sigmund Freud, La Tete Dans Le Sac, L'Arbalete, Desire, Quel
Treno da Vienna, II Giardino Dei Cigliegi, Winds of the South,
White Hunter Black Heart, Night of the Cyclone, The Cherry
Orchard, Flagrant Desire, Tonka, Rich belles etc., The
Photographer, Retour a la vie, Primetime Murder, Lonesome, Lisa,
People, Colour Me Kubrick.
TELEVISION: Movies: Tourist, Playing for Time, Notorious,
Maintenant et pour toujours, Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni
Versace (narrator/voice), Julie, chevalier de Maupin. Mini-series:
Sins, Hemingway, Lo Scialo, Blue Blood, Have a Nice Night,
L'Enfant Des. Loups, Oceano, Hollywood Detective, Bel Ami, le
clan Mafiosa. Series: Venus & Apollon.
BERESFORD, BRUCE
Director, Writer. b. Sydney, Australia, Aug. 16, 1940. e. U. of
Sydney, B.A. 1962. Worked as teacher in London, 1961. Film editor, East Nigerian Film Unit, 1966; sect. and head of prod., British
Film Inst. Production Board, 1966-71.
PICTURES: The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (also co-s.p.),
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (also prod., co-s.p.), Don's Party,
The Getting of Wisdom, Money Movers, Breaker Morant
(Academy Award nom. 1981, also s.p.), The Club, Puberty Blues,
Tender Mercies (Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1984),
King David, The Fringe Dwellers (also s.p.), Crimes of the Heart,
Aria (sequence), Her Alibi, Driving Miss Daisy, Mister Johnson
(also co-s.p.), Black Robe, Rich in Love, A Good Man in Africa,
(also prod.) Silent Fall, The Last Dance, Paradise Road (also s.p.),
Sydney: A Story of a City, Double Jeopardy, Bride of the Wind,
Evelyn, Fever, The Contract, Canvas (co -exec. prod.), The Prince
of Cool.
TELEVISION: Movies: Curse of the Starving Class (writer, exec.
prod.) And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.
BERG, DICK
Writer, Producer. b. New York, NY e. Lehigh U. 1942; Harvard
Business Sch. 1943. Prior to 1960 writer for TV shows Playhouse
90 Studio One, Robert Montgomery Presents, Kraft Television
Playhouse. Prod., writer for Universal Studios, 1961-69; exec.
prod., The Chrysler Theatre, Alcoa Premiere, Checkmate.
Created and wrote Staccato (series). Prod., writer of over 50 TV
movies via his Stonehenge Prods, 1971-85. TV films won 15
Emmies, 23 nominations. Twice elected pres. National Acad. of
Television Arts and Sciences.
PICTURES: Prod.: Banning, Counterpoint, House of Cards,
Banning Shoot (also s.p.), Fresh Horses, Rated X (exec. prod).
TELEVISION: Movies/Prod. and/or writer: Thief, Firehouse,
American Geisha, Class of '63, Louis Armstrong -Chicago Style,
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family (exec. prod.), For the Love of My
Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (exec. prod.), Sin & Redemption
(exec. prod.), White Mile, Pronto, The Wednesday Woman,
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (Emmy nom. 1985). Mini-series: A
Rumor of War, The Martian Chronicles, The Word, Space (Emmy
nom. 1985), Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (Emmy
nom. 1965).
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BERG, JEFFREY
Executive. b. Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 1947. e. B.A. from U. of
California, Berkeley, 1969; master's degree in liberal arts, Univ. of
So. CA. Berg joined Creative Management Associates, a predecessor of International Creative Management, Inc. (ICM), in 1969
as a literary and film agent. Named pres. of the company in 1980,
after its merger with the International Famous Agency, and rose to
chairman of ICM in 1985. Now in his 27th year as head of the
agency, Berg works closely with some of Hollywood's most noted
and influential artists and leads a team of more than 150 agents
in Los Angeles, New York and London. Berg has represented
artists and corporations in both the U.S. and international marketplace and worked extensively with global media, entertainment
and telecommunications companies. Under Berg's oversight, ICM
has successfully acquired and integrated 14 independent talent
agencies. Berg serves on the bd. of visitors of the Anderson
Graduate School of Management at UCLA and is on bd. of directors of Oracle Corporation as well as the American Film Institute.
In addition, he has served as co-chair of the California Information
Technology Council and was a member of the California
Entertainment Commission, In 1991 Mr. Berg was awarded Italy's
Cavaliere Ufficiale of the Order of Merit of the Republic, one of
the country's highest honors.
BERG, PETER
Actor, Director. b. New York, NY, March 11, 1964. e. Malcalester
Col., St. Paul, MN.
PICTURES: Miracle Mile, Heart of Dixie, Race for Glory, Shocker,
Genuine Risk, Crooked Hearts, Late for Dinner, A Midnight Clear,
Aspen Extreme, Fire in the Sky, Girl 6, The Great White Hype,
Cop Land, Dill Scallion, Very Bad Things (writer, dir. only), Corky
Romano, The Rundown (dir.), Collateral, Welcome to the Jungle
(dir.), Friday Night Lights (dir., prod., cinematographer), Hip -Hop
Cops (dir./prod.), Splinter Cell: The Movie (dir/writer/exec. prod.),
The Kingdom (dir., prod.), Smokin' Aces, Tonight, He Comes (dir.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story, The
Last Seduction (also released theatrically), Wonderland (dlr./writer
s.p., also
pilot). Series: Chicago Hope, Wonderland
(din/writer/exec. prod.), Friday Night Lights (writer, exec. prod., dir.
WGA nom. 2007).
BERGEN, CANDICE
Actress. b. Beverly Hills, CA, May 9, 1946. e. U. of PA. m. late dir.
Louis Malle. Father was late ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Modeled
during college; freelance photo -journalist. Autobiography: Knock
Wood (1984). B'way debut in Hurlyburly.
PICTURES: The Group (debut, 1966), The Sand Pebbles (Golden
Globe nom. 1967), The Day the Fish Came Out, Live for Life, The
Magus, The Adventurers, Getting Straight, Soldier Blue, Carnal
Knowledge, The Hunting Party, T R. Baskin, 11 Harrowhouse,
The Wind and the Lion, Bite the Bullet, The Domino Principle, A
Night Full of Rain, Oliver's Story, Starting Over (Academy Award
nom. Golden Globe nom. 1980), Rich and Famous, Gandhi, Stick.
Belly Talkers, Miss Congeniality, A View From the Top, Sweet
Home Alabama, View from the Top, The In -Laws, The Women.
TELEVISION: Movies: Arthur the King, Murder: By Reason of
Insanity, Mayflower Madam, Mary & Tim (also co -exec. prod.).,
Footsteps. Mini-series: Hollywood Wives. Series: Murphy Brown
(5 Emmy Awards: 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2 Golden Globe
Awards and 6 nom.), Exhale with Candice Bergen (talk show),
Boston Legal (Golden Globe nom. 2006). Specials: Woody Allen
Special, Moving Day, A Century of Women (voice), AFI's 100
Years...100 Movies. Guest: More than 81 appearances.
BERGEN, POLLY
Singer, Actress. rn. Nellie Burgin b. Bluegrass, TN, July 14, 1930.
e. Compton Jr. Coll., CA. Prof. debut radio at 14; in light opera, sum-
mer stock; sang with orchestra and appeared in night clubs;
Columbia recording star. Bd. chmn. Polly Bergen Co.; chmn.
Culinary Co., Inc.; co-chmn. Natl. Business Council for Equal Rights
Amendment. Humanitarian Award: Asthmatic Research Inst. &
Hosp., 1971; Outstanding Mother's Award, 1984.
THEATRE:B'way:John Murray Anderson's Almanac, Champagne
Complex, First Impressions, Top Man, Plaza Suit, Love Letters.
PICTURES: At War With the Army (debut, 1950), That's My Boy,
Warpath, The Stooge, Half a Hero, Cry of the Hunted, Arena, Fast
Company, Escape from Fort Bravo, Belle Sommers, Cape Fear,
The Caretakers (Golden Globe nom. 1964), Move Over Darling,
Kisses for My President, A Guide for the Married Man, Making Mr.
Right, Mother Mother, Cry -Baby, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Once
Upon a Time..., When We Were Colored, Paradise, Texas, A Very
Serious Person.
TELEVISION: Movies: Death Cruise, Murder on Flight 502,
Telethon, How to Pick Up Girls, The Million Dollar Face, Born
Beautiful, Velvet, Addicted to His Love, She Was Marked For
Murder, The Haunting of Sarah Hardy, My Brother's Wife, Lightning
Field, Lady Against the Odds, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin -Deep
Scandal, Leave of Absence, Hand In the Glove, In the Blink Of an Eye The
Surrogate, For Hope, Candles on Bay Street (also performer). Miniseries: Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue, The Winds of War (Emmy
nom.1983), War and Remembrance (Emmy nom. 1989). Series:
Playhouse 90 (host 1954-1955, Emmy Award 1958), to tell the Truth
(panelist), The Polly Bergen Show, Baby Talk, Commander in Chief.
Guest: Mom than 81 appearances.
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BERGER, HELMUT
Actor. rn. Helmut Steinberger. b. Salzburg, Austria, May 29,1943.
e. Feldkirk College and U. of Perugia. First film, small role in
Luchino Visconti's The Witches (Le Streghe) in 1966.
PICTURES: The Witches, I Giovani tigri, The Damned (Golden
Globe nom. 1970), The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Love Me
Strangely, Dorian Gray, Ludwig, Les Voraces, Ash Wednesday,
Merry -Go -Round, Conversation Piece, Order to Assassinate, The
Romantic Englishwoman, Madam Kitty, The Human Beast, The
Biggest Battle, Die Jager, Heroin, Femmes, Veliki transport,
Victoria! La gran aventura d'un poble, Code Name: Emerald,
Faceless, The Godfather: Part III, Ludwig 1881, Under the Palms,
Honey Baby.
TELEVISION: Movies: AbgrOnde, Victory at Entebbe, Fant6mas:
Le tramway fanteime, Boomtown, L'Affaire Dreyfus, Rosa Roth -Die
Abrechnung, Schneemann, sucht Schneefrau, Damals warst Du
still. Mini-series: I Promessi sposi. Series: Dynasty.
BERGER, SENTA
Actress. b. Vienna, Austria, May 13, 1941. Studied ballet, then
acting at Vienna's Reinhardt Seminar. Debuted in German films as
a teen.
PICTURES: Die Lindenwirtin room Donanstrand (debut 1957), The
Journey, Katia, The Good Soldier Schweik, The Secret Ways,
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace, The Testament of Dr.
Mabuse, The Victors, Major Dundee, The Glory Guys, Cast a
Giant Shadow, Bang! Bang! You're Dead, The Poppy Is Also a
Flower, The Quitter Memorandum, To Commit a Murder, The
Treasure of San Gennaro, The Ambushers, Diabolically Yours, If
It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium, De Sade, When Women Had
Tails, Percy, The Scarlet Letter, Merry -Go -Round, White Mafia,
The Swiss Conspiracy, Cross of Iron, Nest of Nipers, The Two
Lives of Mattia Pascal, The Flying Devils, Swiss Cheese, Am I
Beautiful?.
TELEVISION: Numerous German and Austrian television movies.
BERGERAC, JACQUES
Actor. b. Biarritz, France, May 26, 1927. Career includes Five
Minutes With Jacques Bergerac on radio; in the theatre, on tour in
Once More with Feeling; on most major network TV shows. Won
the Foreign Newcomer Golden Globe award in 1957.
PICTURES: Twist of Fate, The Time is Now, Strange Intruder,
Come Away With Me, Les Girls, Gigi, Man and His Past, Thunder
in the Sun, Hypnotic Eye, A Sunday in Summer, Fear No More,
Achille, A Global Affair, Taffy and the Jungle Hunter, The
Emergency Operation: Lady Chaplin, The Unkissed Bride.
BERGIN, PATRICK
Actor. b. Ireland, Feb. 4, 1951.
PICTURES: Taffin, The Courier, Mountains of the Moon, Sleeping
with the Enemy, Love Crimes, Highway to Hell, Patriot Games,
The Hummingbird Tree, Map of the Human Heart, Soft Deceit,
Double Cross, Lawnmower Mang: Beyond Cyberspace, Angela
Mooney, The Proposition, The Island on Bird Street, Suspicious
Minds, The Lost World, Escape Velocity, One Man's Hero, Eye of
the Beholder, Treasure Island, Press Run, Merlin: The Return,
Africa, When the Sky Falls, High Explosive, Cause of Death, The
Invisible Circus, Amazons and Gladiators, Gas Station Jesus,
Devil's Prey, Beneath Loch Ness, Ella Enchanted, Ghostwood,
The Far Side of Jericho, Strength and Honour, Rogue,
Gallowwalker.
TELEVISION: Movies: Act of Betrayal, Morphine and Dolly
Mixtures, Robin Hood, Frankenstein, Children of the Mist,
Triplecross, The Witch's Daughter, Apocalypse Watch, Stolen
Women, Captured Hearts, The Ripper, Durango, St. Patrick: The
Irish Legend, Jewel, King of Texas, Brush with Fate, Icon. Miniseries: The Real Charlotte, Dracula, The Secret World of Spying
(tv documentary), Casanova's Love Letters, Driven.
BERGMAN, ALAN
Lyricist, Composer. b. Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 11, 1925. e. U. of
North Carolina, UCLA. m. Marilyn Bergman with whom he collaborates.
THEATRE: Ballroom, Something More, The Lady and the Clarinet.
PICTURES: Lyrics: Harlow, Harper, In the Heat of the Night,
Fitzwilly, The Thomas Crown Affair (Academy Award for Best
Song: The Windmills of Your Mind, Golden Globe Award 1968),
John and Mary, The Happy Ending (Academy Award nom.;
Golden Globe nom. 1970), Gaily Gaily, The Magic Garden of
Stanley Sweetheart, Move, Pieces of Dreams (Academy Award
nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1971), Wuthering Heights, The African
Elephant (Golden Globe nom. 1972), Doctor's Wives, Sometimes
a Great Notion (Academy Award nom. 1972), Pete 'n' Tithe, Molly
and Lawless John (Golden Globe nom. 1973) The Life and Times
of Judge Roy Bean (Academy Award nom.;Golden Globe nom.
1973), Breezy, 40 Carats, The Way We Were, (Academy Award for
title song; Golden Globe Award 1973) Summer Wishes Winter
Dreams, Harry and Walter Go To New York, Ode to Billy Joe,
Breezy (Golden Globe nom. 1974) A Star Is Born, Same Time
Next Year (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1979),
From Noon Till Three (Golden Globe nom. 1977) The Promise
(Academy Award nom. 1980), And Justice For All, A Change of
Seasons, Back Roads, Author Author, Yes Giorgio (Academy
Award corn.; Golden Globe nom. 1983), Best Friends (Academy
Award nom. 1983), Tootsie (Academy Award nom. 1983), Never
BER-BER
Say Never Again, Yentl (Academy Award for song score, 2 other
nom.; 2 Golden Globe nom. 1984), The Man Who Loved Women,
Micki and Maude, The January Man, The Russia House, Major
League, Shirley Valentine (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe
nom. 1990), Welcome Home, Switch, The Naked Gun 2%: The
Smell of Fear, For the Boys, Sabrina (Academy Award nom.;
Golden Globe nom. 1996), Waiting to Exhale, Twister, Bogus,
Washington Square, At First Sight, Next Friday, Austin Powers:
Goldmember, The In -Laws, The School of Rock, Connie and
Carla, Breakfast on Pluto, Confetti.
TELEVISION: Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (Emmy Award),
Having Babies III, Hollow Image, Sybil (Emmy Award 1977).
Themes: Bracken's World, Maude, The Sandy Duncan Show,
Good Times, Alice, The Dumplings, Nancy Walker Show, The
Powers That Be, Brooklyn Bridge (Emmy nom. 1992), All That
Glitters, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (Emmy Award 1995),
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (Emmy Award 1999), AFI Life
Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (Emmy nom.
2001).
BERGMAN, ANDREW
Writer, Director, Producer. b. Queens, NY, Feb. 20, 1945. e.
Harpur Coll., magna cum laude; U. of Wis., Ph. D., history, 1970.
Worked as publicist at United Artists. Author: We're in the Money,
a study of Depression -era films, and the mysteries: The Big Kiss Off of 1944, Hollywood and Levine, Sleepless Nights. Also wrote
Broadway comedy, Social Security.
PICTURES: VVriter. Blazing Saddles (WGA Award 1975), The In
Laws, So Fine (also dir.), Oh God You Devil, Fletch, The Freshman
(also dir.), Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas (also dir.), The Scout,
Striptease (also dir), Joe's Last Chance (also dir.), The In -Laws.
Director. It Could Happen To You, Isn't She Great. Exec. Prod.:
Chances Are, Undercover Blues, Little Big League.
BERGMAN, INGMAR
b. Uppsala, Sweden, July 14, 1918. e.
Stockholm U. Directed university play prods.; wrote and dir. Death
Writer, Director.
of Punch, 1940; first theatrical success, dir, Macbeth, 1940;
writer-dir., Svensk Film-Industri, 1942-. first s.p., Frenzy, 1943; first
directorial assignment, Crisis, 1945; chief prod., Civic Malmo,
1956-1960. Directed Swedish prod. Hamlet for stage at Brooklyn
Acad. of Music, 1988. Received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial
Award 1971. Received the Lifetime Achievement Award 1990.
PICTURES: Writer/dir. for more than 55 pictures, incl. Torment
dir.),
(1944, writer/asst.
Eva, The Devil's Wanton (also dir.), A Lesson in Love (also dir.),
Smiles of a Summer Night (also
dir.),
Last Pair Out, Wild
Strawberries (also dir.; Academy Award 1960), The Passion of
Anna (also dir.), Through a Glass Darkly (Academy Award nom.
1963) The Touch (also dir, prod.), Scenes from a Marriage (also
dir), Cries and Whispers (3 Academy Award nom. 1974), The
Magic Flute (also dir.), Face to Face (also dir.; Academy Award
nom. 1977), A Little Night Music, Autumn Sonata (Academy
Award nom. 1979), Fanny and Alexander (also dir; 2 Academy
Award nom.; DGA corn.; Golden Globe nom. 1984), Den Goda viljan, Sunday's Children, Trolosa.
TELEVISION: Movies: Has written and/or dir. more than 20 tv
movies, incl. Riten, The Lie, After the Rehearsal, Markisinnan de
Sade, Private Confessions, Larmar och gor sig till, Bildmakarna,
Saraband.
BERKE, BETH
Executive. e. Berke graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum
laude from UCLA with a B.A; earned a Masters degree in psychology, Stanford University; and received her J.D. degree from UCLA
School of Law. Berke served in Sony Pictures Entertainment legal
division, rising to the post of executive v.p & deputy general counsel. During her tenure in the legal department, she served as both
chief counsel for Columbia Pictures and the head of the international and corporate legal groups for Sony Pictures. In 2006, SPE
elevated Berke to lead its corporate level organization, Digital
Policy Group, with the goal of addressing the challenges & opportunities arising with the digital distribution of entertainment prod-
uct. Berke is a member of the American and California Bar
Associations and of Women in Film.
BERKOFF, STEVEN
Actor, Director, Writer. b. London, England, Aug. 3, 1937. e.
studied drama in London and Paris Founder of London Theatre
Group. Author of plays; East, West, Greek Decadence, Sink the.
Belgrano, Kvetch (London, NY). Staged, adapted and toured with:
Kafka's
In
the Penal Colony, The Trial and Metamorphosis;
Agamemnon, the Fall of the House of Usher. Starried in Hamlet
and Macbeth. NY theatre: Dir.:Kvetch (also writer, actor),
Coriolanus, Metamorphosis (starring Baryshnikov). Also dir.
Roman Polanski in Metamorphosis in Paris.
PICTURES: Nicholas and Alexandra, A Clockwork Orange, Barry
Lyndon, The Passenger, Outland, McVicar, Octopussy, Beverly
Hills Cop, Rambo: First Blood II, Revolution, Underworld, Absolute
Beginners, Under the Cherry Moon, The Krays, Decadence (also
dir., s.p ), Fair Game, Flynn, Doppelganger (voice), Love in Paris,
Rancid Aluminium, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Riders,
Bockshu the Myth, Charlie, Headrush, Head in the Clouds, Brides,
The Headsman, Minotaur, PU-239, The Flying Scotsman, Say It in
Russian, Moll Flanders, The Dot Man.
TELEVISION: Movies. Beloved Enemy, Coming Out of the Ice,
Metamorphosis (also writer), A Season of Giants, Intruders, Hans
Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale, NCS II, Marple: By
the Pricking Hof My Thumbs. Mini-series: Sins, War and
Remembrance, In the Beginning, Changing Stages, Attila,
Children of Dune Series: Silent Night, NCS Manhunt. Guest:
More than 46 appearances.
BERLINGER, WARREN
Actor. b. Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 31, 1937. e. Columbia U.
THEATRE: Annie Get Your Gun, The Happy Time, Bernardine,
Take A Giant. Step, Anniversary. Waltz, Roomful of Roses, Blue
Denim (Theatre World Award), Come Blow Your Horn, How To
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, (London) Who's
Happy Now?, California Suite (1977-78 tour), Follies (Los
Angeles).
PICTURES: Teenage Rebel, Three Brave Men, Blue Denim,
Because They're Young, Platinum High School, The Wackiest
Ship in the Army, All Hands on. Deck, Billie, Spinout, Thunder
for Now, Harry and
Alley, Lepke, The Four Deuces, Will
Walter Go to New York, The Shaggy D.A., The Magician of Lublin,
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The Cannonball Run, The World According to Garp, Going
Bananas, Outlaw Force, Ten Little Indians, Hero, Crime and
Punishment, Feminine Touch, That Thing You Do!
TELEVISION: Movies: The Girl Most Likely To..., The Red Badge
of Courage, Ellery Queen, Wanted: The Sundance Woman, Sex
and the Single Parent, The Other Woman, Trial By Jury, Columbo:
Death Hits the Jackpot, Justice, What Price Victory, Backlash.
Lyricist.
Series. Secret Storm, The Joey Bishop Show, The Wonderful
World of Disney, The Funny Side, A Touch of Grace, Operation
Petticoat, Small & Frye, Shades of L.A. Special: Lily for
President? Guest: More than 71 appearances.
1994.
BERMAN, BRUCE
THEATRE: Ballroom, Something More, The Lady and the Clarinet.
PICTURES: Lyrics: Harlow, Harper, In the Heat of the Night, Ten
Thousand Bedrooms,The Right Approach, Fitzwilly, The Thomas
Executive, Producer.
BERGMAN, MARILYN
b. Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 10, 1929. e. NYU. m. Alan
Bergman, with whom she collaborates. Became pres. of ASCAP,
Crown Affair, Charro!, A Man Called Gannon, Stiletto, John and
Mary, Thee Happy Ending, Gaily Gaily, Pieces of Dreams, Move,
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, Doctors' Wives,
Sometimes A Great Notion, The Life and Times of Judge Roy
Bean, Molly and Lawless John, 40 Carats, The Way We Were
(Acad. Award for title song, 1973), 99 and 44/100% Dead, Ode to
Billy Joe, Harry and. Walter Go to New York, From Noon Till Three,
A Star Is Born, The One and Only, Same Time Next Year, ...And
Justice For All, The Promise, A Change of Seasons, Bolero,
Author! Author, Yes Giorgio, Tootsie, Never Say Never Again, Yentl
(Acad. Award for song score, 1983), The man Who Loved Women,
Micki + Maude, Big, January Man, Troop Beverly Hills, Shirley
Valentine, Welcome Home, The Russia House, Switch, The Naked
Gun 2%; The Smell of Fear, Sabrina, Twister, Bogus, Washington
Square, At First Sight, Next Friday, Austin Powers: Goldmember,
The In -Laws, The School of Rock, Connie and Carla, Breakfast on
Pluto, Confetti.
TELEVISION: Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, Sybil (Emmy
Award), Having Babies III, Hollow Image, Barbra Streisand: The
Concert. Series/Themes: The Gale Storm Show, The Nat King
Cole Show, Bracken's World, Maude, Good Times, Alice, The
Nancy Walker Show, All That Glitters, Co-ed Fever, Brooklyn
Bridge.
b. Manhattan, NY, April 25, 1952. e.
California lnst of the Arts Film School; UCLA, magna cum laude,
history degree 1975; Georgetown Law School and California Bar,
1978. Entered motion picture industry while in law school, as
assistant to Jack Valenti, MPAA. Assistant to Peter Guber,
Casablanca Filmworks, 1979. Assistant to Sean Daniel & Joel
Silver, Universal Pictures, 1979; v.p. prod., Universal, 1982. V.p.
prod., Warner Bros., 1984; Sr. v.p., prod.,1988; pres., Theatrical
Prod.,1989; pres., Worldwide Prod., 1991-96. Founded Plan B
Ent., an independent motion picture prod. co., funded by Warner
Bros., Inc., 1996. The company has since been acquired by
Village Roadshow Pictures, where Berman now holds the post of
chmn. and CEO of its. U.S. operations, Village Roadshow Pictures
Entertainment.
PICTURES: (Exec. Prod.): Practical Magic (1998), Analzye This,
The Matrix, Deep Blue Sea, Three Kings, Three to Tango, Gossip,
Red Planet (prod.), Miss Congeniality, Valentine, Saving
Silverman, See Spot Run, Exit Wounds, Angel Eyes, Swordfish,
Cats & Dogs, Training Day, Hearts in Atlantis, Don't Say a Word,
Ocean's Eleven, Queen of the Damned, Shovvtime, Eight Legged
Freaks (prod.), The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Ghost Ship,
Analyze That, Two Weeks Notice, Dreamcatcher, The Matrix
Reloaded, Mystic River, The Matrix Revolutions, Torque, Cats &
Dogs 2, Troy, Taking Lives, Catwoman, House of Wax, Cats &
Dogs 2: Tinkles' Revenge, Ocean's Twelve, Miss. Congeniality 2:
Armed & Fabulous, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Dukes
of Hazzard Rumor Has It, Firewall, Unaccompanied Minors, The
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Lake House, Lucky You, The Visiting, Music and Lyrics, Ocean's
Thirteen, License to Wed, No Reservations, The Brave One,
Nights in Rodanthe, Get Smart.
BERMAN, GAIL
Executive. b. 1956. e. Bachelor's degree in theatre, Univ. of
Maryland. Television executive whose creative savvy developing
TV series has become her signature. At 23, Berman coproduced
the original Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, which garnered seven Tony Award nominations. Her
Tim
other Broadway productions include David Rabe's Hurlyburly
(1984), Athol Fugard's Blood Knot (1985) and Larry Shue's The
Nerd (1987), all of which received Tony Award nominations. In
1990, Berman transitioned into television when she joined the
New York -based Comedy Channel (a precursor of Comedy
Central) as the fledgling network's supervising producer. She was
promoted to executive producer the following year. She next
served as pres. and CEO of Sandollar Television, an offshoot of
Sandy Gallin's Sandollar Entertainment, where she had both creative and bottom -line responsibility for program development and
production. She remained with Sandollar six years. While president of Sandollar Television, she helped Joss Whedon develop
Buffy The Vampire Slayer into a TV series for the WB Network.
She then had a two-year tenure as the founding president of
Regency Television, a joint venture of News Corp. and New
Regency Enterprises. While at Regency, she developed the hit
comedy, Malcolm in the Middle. Success at Regency led to her
association with News Corp.'s. Fox Broadcasting Co. as entertain-
ment president from 2000 to March 2005. In 2003, Berman was
first named to Fortune magazine's list of "50 Most Powerful
Women in American Business" (No. 25). That same year she
received the coveted "Lucy" award -recognizing women who have
revolutionized the television industry-from Women in Film. In
2004, she was named to Forbes magazine's list of "100 Most
Powerful Women in the World" (No. 49), reappeared on the
Fortune list (No. 25); and received the Executive of the Year
Award from the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers, and
tion, 1979. Dev. m.p. rejuvenation and preservation for 8mm and
S8mm, 1981. Introduced this technology to private home movie
use before and after transfer to videotape, 1986. Active member
of awards comm. for tech. achievements, National Acad. TV Arts
& Sciences, 1987. Recognition as leading authority and m.p. conservator from Intl. Communications Industries Assn. (ICIA), 1988.
Established FilmNideo Hospital, repairing broken tapes & videocassettes, 1990. His company, Filmlife,Inc., became first national
film to video transfer lab in the U.S. in 1989. Bernard has been at
the forefront of film transfer, restoration, preservation and repair
for more than 50 years.
BERNARD, TOM
Executive. b. Long Branch, NJ. e. University of Maryland at
College Park, BA in Radio/Film/TV. Held positions in theatrical
sales at New Line Cinema. In 1980, established specialized distribution company, United Artists Classics; 1983, co-founded Orion
Classics. Is a founding partner and co -president of Sony Pictures
Classics (1992 -present), with Michael Barker and Marcie Bloom.
Member of A.M.P.A.S., Recipient of Independent Feature
Project's Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award for consistent
support of new work from filmmakers around the world. Member,
Monmouth
College
Council for the Department of
Communication, the University of Maryland Media Advisory
Board, the Tribeca Film Festival Advisory Board, the AFI New York
Screening Committee of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
In the past Bernard has served as the chmn. of the IFP West
Advisory Board and as a member of the Sundance Film Festival
Advisory Board.
BERNEY, BOB
Executive. e. B.A. in communications from the Univ. of Texas in
Austin, wher he studied film history and production. Upon graduation, Berney and a partner bought and renovated the Inwood
Theatre in Dallas, which he opened as an art house venue. There
he booked his favorite foreign and independent films. Later,
Berney sold the theatre, which is now part of the Landmark
Directors. During her time at Fox, the network developed such sig-
Cinema chain. Berney has been a force in the independent film
industry for more than 20 years. He began his marketing and distribution career at Film Dallas, an independent film production
Paramount Motion Pictures Group. After only 18 months on the
job, Berman resigned in early Jan. 2007 and announced plans for
BermanBraun, a production company she runs with partner Lloyd
Braun, the former ABC Entertainment chmn. who recommended
Berman for her Paramount job. BermanBraun focuses on TV production, the Internet and movies.
company in partnership with New World Pictures. He became v.p.
of marketing and distribution at Triton Films, mentored by co. pres.
Jonathan Dana. At Banner Entertainment, Berney was v.p. of mar-
nature series as the Emmy-winning series 24 and Arrested
Development. Berman left Fox in 2005 and became pres.,
BERMAN, JOEL P.
Executive. b. Forest Hills, NY, Dec. 3, 1951. e. Ohio University, BS
communications, 1973. Acct. exec., Petry Television, NY, 1976-79.
In radio: Dir. ad. sales, Westwood One, NY, 1979-80. East. div.
mgr, Paramount Pictures Domestic Television, NY, 1981-84, VP,
East. reg. mgr, 1985-87. Sr. VP/sales mgr., GTG Marketing, NY,
1987-89, where he helped launch USA Today: The TV Show. Back
to Paramount Pics. Domestic TV, VP, off -network and features,
1989-90. Sr VP/nat'I sales mgr., 1990-92, Exec. VP/sales and
mktg., LA, 1992-94, pres. of distribution, 1994-97. In 2002, named
president of Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution, where
he added Paramount International Television & Paramount
International Pay TV. Left Paramount in Oct. 2006. In 2007,
Berman consulting for Discovery Communications at request of
Discovery's new pres. & CEO David Zaslay.
BERMAN, RICK
Writer, Producer. rn. Richard Keith Berman. b. Dec. 25, 1944. e.
Univ. of Wisconsin -Madison, BA in speech, 1963-67. Heads the
Star Trek franchise.
PICTURES: Star Trek: Generations (also prod.), Star Trek: First
Contact (also prod.), Star Trek: The Experience, Star Trek:
Insurrection (also prod.), Star Trek: 3D (also story), Star Trek:
Nemesis (also prod.)
TELEVISION: Movies: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary
(writer), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -Behind the Scenes (writer),
Caretaker (writer/creator), Star Trek Enterprise: Broken Bow
(writer/creator and exec. prod.) Series: Star Trek: The Next
Generation (writer, creator Emmy nom. 1994), Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine (writer, creator), Star Trek: Voyager (writer, creator),
Star Trek: Enterprise (writer, creator).
BERNARD, MARVIN A.
Executive. b. New York, NY, Oct. 1, 1934. e. NYU. Lab technician
to v.p. in charge of sales, Rapid Film Technique, Inc., 1949-63;
developed technological advances in film rejuvenation and preservation, responsible for public underwriting; real estate sales &
investments in Bahamas, then with Tishman Realty (commercial
leasing div.), 1964-69; est. B -I -G Capital Properties; v.p. and oper-
ating head of International Filmtreat 1970-1973; authored Film
Damaged Control Chart, a critical analysis of film care and repair,
1971; founded Filmlife Inc. with latest chemical/mechanical and
technical advancement in field of film rejuvenation and preservation. Bd. chmn. and chief executive officer of Filmlife Inc., m. p.
film rejuvenation, storage and distribution company, 1973-75.
Elected president in addition to remaining bd. chairman, Feb.
1975. Consultant to National Archives of U.S. on m.p. preserva-
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keting; he also served a stint as v.p., marketing with Orion
Pictures. While at Orion, Berney worked on the release of Victor
Nunez's Academy Award -nominated Ulee's Gold, starring Peter
Fonda. Berney joined IFC Films as senior v.p., where he oversaw
the distribution of the box office hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding,
which grossed more than $200 million. Also, Berney oversaw the
release of the critically praised hit, Y Tu Mama Tambien, directed
by Alfonso Cuaron. From IFC, he co-founded and was president
and partner of independent label Newmarket Films. He oversaw
the release of such films as Mel Gibson's The Passion of the
Christ, which earned more than $370 million at the box office and
Patty Jenkins' critically acclaimed Monster, which garnered
Charlize Theron a Best Actress Academy Award. Berney became
president of the new theatrical distribution company Picturehouse
in mid -2005. Picturehouse evolved from a combination of Fine
Line Features and HBO Films and releases 8-10 films a year.
BERNHARD, HARVEY
Producer. b. Seattle, WA, March 5, 1924. e. Stanford U. In real
estate in Seattle, 1947-50; started live lounge entertainment
at the Last Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, 1950. Partner with
Sandy Howard, 1958-60; v.p. in chg. prod., David L. Wolper Prods.,
dividing time between TV and feature films, 1961-68; with MPC, v.p.,
chg. prod., 1968-70. Now pres. of Harvey Bernhard Ent., Inc.
PICTURES: The Mack (1973), Sixteen, The Omen, Damien:
Omen II, Omen III: The Final Conflict, The Beast Within,
Ladyhawke (exec. prod.), The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Mackin'
Ain't Easy (video short, 2002).
TELEVISION: Movies: Omen IV: The Awakening, The Omen
Legacy (TV documentary). Special: Movin' with Nancy.
BERNHARD, SANDRA
Actress, Comedienne, Singer. b. Flint, MI, June 6, 1955. Moved
to Scottsdale, AZ at 10. Began career in Los Angeles 1974 as
stand-up comedian while supporting herself as manicurist
in
Beverly Hills. Has written articles for Vanity Fair, Interview, Spin,
recorded and written lyrics for debut album I'm Your Woman
(1985) and starred in one -woman off-B'way show Without You I'm
Nothing (1988). Published collection of essays, short stories and
memoirs, Confessions of a Pretty Lady (1988). Frequent guest on
Late Night with David Letterman and Robin Byrd Show.
PICTURES: Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (debut, 1981), The
King of Comedy Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird, The
Whoopee Boys, Track 29, Heavy Petting, Without You I'm Nothing,
Hudson Hawk, Inside Monkey Zetterland, Dallas Doll, Madonna: Truth
or Dare, Unzipped, The Reggae Movie, Plump Fiction, Lover Girl, The
Apocalypse, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Somewhere
in the City, I Woke Up Early the Day Died, Wrongfully Accused,
Expose, Dinner Rush, Playing Mona Lisa, Zoolander, Shot at the Top
(video documentary), Searching for Bobby D, Easter Egg Escapade.
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TELEVISION: Movies: Freaky Friday, The Late Shift, Hercules
Zero to Hero, Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here Damn It!, Silver
Lake. Series: The Richard Pryor Show, Roseanne, Hercules, The
Sandra Bernhard Experience, The L Word, Las Vegas. Guest:
More than 91 appearances.
BERNSEN, CORBIN
Actor. b. North Hollywood, CA, Sept. 7, 1954. e. UCLA, B.A. theater arts; M.F.A playwriting. m. actress Amanda Pays. Son of
actress Jeanne Cooper and producer, Harry Bernsen. Teaching
asst. at UCLA while working on playwriting degree. 1981 studied
acting in NY while supporting self as carpenter and model
(Winston cigarettes). Built own theatre in loft. Formed theatre co.
Theatre of the Night.
PICTURES: Three the Hard Way (debut, 1974), Eat My Dust!,
King Kong, &oz., Hello Again, Bert Rigby You're a Fool, Major
League, Disorganized Crime, Shattered, Frozen Assets, The
Killing Box, Fatal Inheritance, Major League 2, Trigger Fast, A
Brilliant Disguise, The New Age, Radioland Murders, Tales From
the Hood, The Great White Hype, The Dentist, Menno's Mind,
Circuit Breaker, Recipe for Revenge, Drop Dead, Beings, Major
League: Back to the Minors, The Dentist II (also assoc. prod.),
The Misadventures of Margaret, Beings, Kiss of a Stranger, Final
Payback, Rubbernecking, Killer Instinct, Delicate Instruments,
Borderline Normal, Quiet Kill, The Tomorrow Man, I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus, Fangs, Apocalypse IV: Judgment, The
Commission, Bellacam (prod. only), Big Things, Kiss, Kiss, Bang,
Bang, Carpool Guy (also prod./clic), Pirate Camp, 3 Day Test
(prod./writer/dir.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Breaking Point, Line of Fire: The Morris
Dees Story, Dead on the Money, Grass Roots, Love Can Be
Murder, Beyond Suspicion, I Know My Son is Alive, Where Are My
Children?, Voice From Within, Dangerous Intentions, In the Heat
of the Night: By Duty Bound, Bloodhounds, The Cape, Tidalwave:
No Escape, Loyal Opposition: Terror
in
the White House,
Nightworld: Riddler's Moon, Recipe for Revenge, Young Hearts
Unlimited, Two of Hearts, A Place Apart, L.A. Law: Return to
Justice, Atomic Twister, The Santa Trap, Gentle Ben 2: Danger on
the Mountain, Love Comes Softly, They Are Among Us, Ordinary
Miracles. Series: Ryan's Hope, L.A. Law (2 Emmy nom. 2 Golden
Globe nom. 1987, 1988), A Whole New Ballgame, The Cape, The
Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Cuts, Psych. Guest:
More than 108 appearances.
BERNSEN, HARRY
Producer, Executive. b. Chicago, IL, June 14, 1935. Served in
U.S. Marine Corp., 1953-55. Father of Corbin Bernsen. Had own
agency, Continental Management, 1956-70. Became prod., 1970.
THEATRE: Producer: Beyond the Rainbow, The Boys in Autumn.
PICTURES: Producer/Assoc. prod.: Fool's Parade, Something
Big, Three the Hard Way, Take a Hard Ride, Fatal Inheritance.
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec. prod.: The Awakening Land, Mighty
Moose and the Quarterback Kid (prod.) ABC After School
Specials.
BERNSTEIN, ARMYAN
Producer, Director, Writer. Chairman of Beacon Pictures; cofounder with Marc Abraham.
PICTURES: Prod: One From the Heart, Satisfaction (exec. prod.),
The Commitments (exec. prod.), A Midnight Clear (exec. prod.),
Princess Caraboo (exec. prod.), The Road to Wellville, The Baby -
Sitters Club (exec. prod.), 364 Girls a Year, Air Force One, A
Thousand Acres (exec. prod.) Disturbing Behavior, For Love of the
Game, The Hurricane (also s.p.), End of Days, Bring It On (exec.
prod.), The Family Man (exec. prod.), Thirteen Days Which
Shocked the World, Spy Game (exec. prod.), Tuck Everlasting
(exec. prod.), The Emperor's Club (exec. prod.), Open Range
(exec. prod.), Ladder 49 (exec. prod.), She's Gone (also s.p.),
Dawn of the Dead ( exec. prod. 2004), A Lot Like Love, The
Wrong Element, Firewall, PU-239 (exec. prod.), Let's Go to Prison
(exec. prod.), The Guardian (exec. prod.). Writer: Thank God It's
Friday, One from the Heart, Windy City (also dir.), Cross My Heart
(also dir)
BERNSTEIN, BOB
Executive. Began public relations career 1952 at DuMont TV
Network, followed by 2 yrs. as press agent for Liberace. With
Billboard Magazine as review editor 3 yrs. Joined Westinghouse
Bdg. Co. as p.r. dir., 1959. In 1963 named p.r. dir. for Triangle
Publications, serving in various capacities to 1971. Joined Viacom
Intl. as dir. of information services. In 1975 formed own co., March
Five Inc., p.r and promotion firm.
BERNSTEIN, FRED
Executive, Entertainment Attorney. e. B.A. from Univ. of Pa.,
cum laude, 1973. J.D. degree, UCLA School of Law, 1976, Order
of the Coif. Prior to joining law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in
1976, Bernstein was the head of E -Studio Network.com, an e commerce website and communications platform for film, television, and commercial production professionals, and produced
films independently through his company, Vertical Pictures. He
began his career in the film industry after leaving Manatt as an
associate, serving as v.p., business affairs at Casablanca
FilmWorks and later Time -Life Films. In the 1980s Bernstein was
sr.
v.p.
of business affairs and ores. of worldwide prod. for
Columbia Pictures before serving as sr. v.p. of MCA Inc.'s Motion
Picture Group, 1987-94. He is a former pres. of Coumbia TriStar
Motion Pictures. Bernstein then returned to law as a partner with
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. In May 2006, left firm to become a partner at international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, which expanded
its entertainment practice. Bernstein, operating from the firm's Los
Angeles, CA, office, focuses on the creation, financing, distribution and exploitation of content, and the leveraging of "branded
entertainment" - throughout the entertainment, media and related fields for producers and distributors.
BERNSTEIN, JACK B.
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY, May 6, 1937. e. City U. of
New York, B.A., sociology. U.S. Army -Europe, 1956-58; research
bacteriologist, 1959-61. Entered industry in 1962 with S.I.B.
Prods., Paramount, as v.p. gen. mgr.; 1964-66, v.p. gen. mgr. C.P.I.
Prods.; 1966-73, prod. mgr. asst. dir, free lance. 1973-1982,
assoc. prod. exec. prod. at several studios. 1983-86, v.p. worldwide prod., Walt Disney Pictures; 1987, sr. v.p., worldwide prod.,
United Artists Pictures; 1988-90, sr. v.p. worldwide prod., MGM
Pictures. 1994 to present Prod. Consult. to Warner Bros. Member:
DGA, Friars, Academy of MP Arts & Sciences, Academy of TV
Arts & Sciences, AFI.
PICTURES: Asst. dir: Hearts of the West. Prod. mgr.: Silver
Streak. Assoc. prod.: The Other Side of Midnight, The Fury, Butch
and Sundance: The Early Days, Six Pack, Unfaithfully Yours.
Exec. prod.: North Dallas Forty, Monsignor, The Beast Within. Co prod.: The Mambo Kings, Under Siege.
TELEVISION: Series: Deadly Games (supervising prod.), She
Spies (co -exec. prod., 2002).
BERNSTEIN, WALTER
Writer, Director. b. New York, NY. Aug. 20, 1919. e. Dartmouth.
Wrote for NY Magazine; in W.W.II was roving correspondent for
Yank Magazine. Returned to NY after war. Wrote TV scripts; published Keep Your Head Down (collection of articles).
PICTURES: Writer: Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (co-s.p.), That
Kind of Woman, Heller in Pink Tights, A Breath of Scandal (cos.p.), Paris Blues, The Magnificent Seven (uncredited), Fail Safe,
The Money Trap, The Train, The Molly Maguires, The Front
(Academy Award nom.; WGA nom. 1977), Semi -Tough (WGA
nom. 1978), The Betsy (co-s.p.), An Almost Perfect Affair, Yanks,
Little Miss Marker (dir. debut), The House on Carroll Street.
TELEVISION: Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (also
dir.), Doomsday Gun, The Affair (story), Miss Evers' Boys (Emmy
nom. 1997), Durango, Fail Safe. Documentaries: American
Masters: On Cukor, Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days.
BERRI, CLAUDE
Director, Actor, Producer. rn. Claude Langmann. b. Paris, France,
July 1, 1934. Started as actor, playing roles in French films and on
stage in the 1950s. Began dr. career with short film Jeanine, followed by Le Poulet (The Chicken; also prod.; Acad. Award for best
live action short subject, 1965). 1963, created Renn Productions.
1973, became partner in AMLF distribution co.
PICTURES: Director: The Two of Us (feature debut, 1967), Marry
Me Marry Me (also
s.p.,
actor), Le Pistonne (The Man with
Connections), Le Cinema de Papa (also prod.), Le Sex Shop (also
s.p.), Male of the Century (also s.p., actor), The First Time (also
s.p.), Tess (prod. Academy Award nom. 1981), Inspecteur la
Bavure (prod.), Je Vous Aime (prod., s.p.), In a Wild Moment, Je
Vous Aime, Le Maitre d' Ecole (also prod., s.p.), A Quarter to Two
Before Jesus Christ (prod.), L'Africain (prod.), Banzai (prod.),
L'Homme Blesse (prod.), Tchao Pantin (also prod., s.p.), Jean la
Florette, Manon of the Spring, The Bear (exec. prod.), Valmont
(exec. prod.), Uranus (also s.p., prod.), Germinal (also prod., cos.p.), Queen Margot (prod.), La Separation (prod.), French Twist
(exec. prod.), Les Trois Freres (prod., actor), Arlette (prod.), The
Ogre (prod.), Didier (prod.), Le Pad (exec. prod.), Lucie Aubrac
(s.p.), Asterix and Obelix vs. Ceasar (prod.), Amen, A
Housekeeper (also dir, writer), Le Bison (et sa voisine Dorine)
(prod. only), Les Sentiments (prod. only, Ils se marierent et eurent
beaucoup d'enfants (prod., actor), Un reste, L' l'autre part, (also
writer), Les Enfants, (prod.), Le Demon de midi (prod.), La Graine
et le mulet, Ensemble, c'est tout, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
BERRIDGE, ELIZABETH
Actress. b. New Rochelle, NY, May 2, 1962. Studied acting at Lee
Strasberg Inst., Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop.
THEATRE: NY: The Vampires, The Incredibly Famous Willy
Rivers, Outside Waco, Ground Zero Club, Cruise Control, Sorrows
and Sons, Crackwalker, Coyote Ugly, Briar Patch. Regional:
Tuesday's Child, Hedda Gabler, Lulu, Venus and Thumbtacks.
PICTURES: Natural Enemies (debut, 1979), The Funhouse,
Amadeus, Smooth Talk, Five Corners, When the Party's Over,
Payback, Broke Even, Break a Leg, Hidalgo.
TELEVISION: Movies: Silence of the Heart, Home Fires Burning,
Montana, When Billie Beat Bobby. Series: Another World: Texas,
One of the Boys, The Powers That Be, The John Larroquette
Show, Grounded for Life.
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BERRY, HALLE
Actress. b. Cleveland, OH, Aug. 14, 1968. Named Miss Teen
Ohio, Miss Teen All-American, runner up to Miss U.S.A.
PICTURES: Jungle Fever, Strictly Business, The Last Boy Scout,
Boomerang, Father Hood, The Program, The Flintstones, Losing
Isaiah, Race the Sun, Girl 6, Executive Decision, Rich Man's Wife,
Bulworth, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, X -Men, Swordfish,
Monster's Ball (Academy Award for best actress, Golden Globe
nom. 2002), Die Another Day, X2, Gothika, Catwoman, The Set Up, The Guide, Robots (voice), Nappily Ever After (also prod.),
Foxy Brown (also co -exec. prod.), X -Men: The Last Stand, Perfect
Stranger, Things We Lost in the Fire, Class Act (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Solomon and Sheba, The Wedding,
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (also exec. prod. Emmy Award,
Emmy nom.; Golden Globe Award 2000), Lackawanna Blues
(Emmy nom. 2005), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Emmy nom.;
Golden Globe nom. 2005). Mini-series: Queen, A Century of
Women. Series: Living Dolls, Knot's Landing. Guest: More than
119 appearances.
BERRY, KEN
Actor. b. Moline, IL, Nov. 3, 1933.
PICTURES: Two for the Seesaw, Hello Down There, Herbie Rides
Again, The Cat from Outer Space.
TELEVISION: Movies: Wake Me When the War Is Over, The
Reluctant Heroes, Every Man Needs One, Letters from Three
Lovers, Love Boat II, The Legend of Forrest Tucker. Series: The
Ann Sothern Show, Bob Newhart Show (1962), F Troop, Mayberry
RFD, Ken Berry Wow Show, Mama's Family. Guest: More than 67
appearances.
BERRY, MICHAEL P.
Executive. With a career spanning from educational institutions to
topper of The Cheesecake Factory's Restaurant div., Berry's drive
and enthusiasm has taken him to senior executive levels with all
former employers. He's held senior positions at Harvard
University, the University of California at Irvine and the University
of California at Los Angeles. In 1996, he joined The Disneyland
Resort and Downtown Disney as v.p. of food operations and concept development. From 1998-2001, he was senior v.p. of operations for The Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney. He also
served as pres. of Barnes & Noble, the nat'l. bookseller and in
May 2002 became pres. & CEO of The Cheesecake Factory's
Restaurant Div. He has operated his own consulting firm, MPB
Consulting in Boston, MA. In the fall of 2005, Berry was named
COO of Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation, a subsidiary
of Decurion, Corp., and is the position he holds today. Decurion
operates the historic Cinerama Dome theatre, the Grove, the
ArcLight theatre complex, and theatres under the Pacific and
Consolidated brands.
BERSTEIN, WILLIAM
Executive. e. Yale Law School and New York U. Joined United
Artists Corp. as a member of its legal dept. in 1959, then moved
to senior v.p. of business affairs and became a member of its
board of directors. Exec. v.p. and member of the board of directors, Orion Pictures Corp., 1978-91; named president and CEO of
Orion in 1991. Currently exec. v.p., special projects Paramount
Pictures (since 1992), where he oversees business affairs, legal,
finance, and gov't. operations and studio administration depts.
BERTINELLI, VALERIE
Actress. b. Wilmington, DE, April 23, 1960. Dramatic training at
Tami Lynn Academy of Artists in California. Made early TV
appearances in the series, Apple's Way, in commercials, and in
public service announcements. Started own prod. company to
acquire properties for self.
PICTURE: C.H.O.M.RS., Ordinary Heroes, Number One with a
Bullet, Saved.
TELEVISION: Movies: Young Love First Love, The Promise of
Love, The Princess and the Cabbie, I Was a Mail Order Bride, The
Seduction of Gina, Shattered Vows, Silent Witness, Rockabye,
Pancho Barnes, In a Child's Name, What She Doesn't Know,
Murder of Innocence, The Haunting of Helen Walker, Two Mothers
for Zachary, A Case for Life, Personally Yours, Finding John
Christmas, Crazy Love, The One Day at a Time Reunion, Claire.
Mini-series: I'll Take Manhattan, Night Sins. Series: One Day at a
Time (2 Emmy Awards 1981, 1982, Emmy nom. 1983), Sydney,
Cafe Americain, Touched By An Angel. Specials: The. Secret of
Charles Dickens, The Magic of David Copperfield. Guest: More
than 58 appearances.
BERTOLUCCI, BERNARDO
Director, Writer. b. Parma, Italy, May 16, 1940. e. Rome U. Son
of Attilio Bertolucci, poet and film critic. At age 20 worked as asst.
dir. to Pier Paolo Pasolini on latter's first film, Accatone. Made
debut film, The Grim Reaper, from script by Pasolini, 1962; published poetry book, In Cerca del Mistero, 1962. Directed and wrote
3 -part TV documentary, La vie del Petrolio for Ital. Oil co. in Iran,
1965-66. Collaborated on s.p. for Ballata de un Milliardo, Sergio
Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, L'inchiesta. Prod.:
Sconcerto Rock, Lo Con Te Non Ci Sto Piu, Lost and Found.
PICTURES: The Grim Reaper, Before the Revolution, Love and
Rage (episode: Agony), Partner, The Spider's Strategem, The
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Conformist (Academy Award nom. 1972), Last Tango in Paris
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom.; DGA nom. 1974),
1900, Luna, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, The Last Emperor (2
Academy Awards for Best Dir. & Screenplay, 2 Golden Globe
Awards, DGA Award 1988), The Sheltering Sky (Golden Globe
nom. 1991), Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty, Besieged, L'Assedio,
Heaven and Hell, The Triumph of Love (also prod.), Ten Minutes
Older: The Cello, The Dreamers, Bel canto.
BESSON, LUC
Producer, Writer, Director. b. Paris, France, March 18, 1959.
Formed Les Films de Loups, which later changed name to Les
Films de Dauphins.
PICTURES: Le Dernier Combat, Le Grand Carnaval (2nd unit
dir.), Subway, Kamikaze (prod., s.p.), Taxi Boy (tech. advis.), The
Big Blue ( also lyrics, camera op.), La Femme Nikita (also song),
L'Enfant lion, The Professional, The Fifth Element (dir.), Taxi (s.p.,
prod.), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (dir.), Nil by
Mouth (prod., BAFTA Award, Outstanding Brit. Film, 1997), The
Dancer (prod & writer), Taxi 2 (writer), Kiss of the Dragon (writer,
prod.), Wasai (writer, prod.), The Transporter, (writer, prod.), Taxi 3
(writer, prod.), Peau d'ange (prod.), La felicita non costa niente
(co -prod.), A ton image, Moi Cesar, Michel Vaillant (writer, prod.),
Fanfan la tulipe (writer, prod.), Les Cotelettes, A ton image, Michel
Vaillant (exec. prod, prod. & writer), Vice & Versa, Taxi (writer
also), The Transporter 2, Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the
Apocalypse (co -prod. & writer), Miss June, Cheeky, Danny the
Dog (prod. & writer), Flora Plum, Arthur (prod. & writer),
Unleashed, Ze film, Les Yeux clairs, Le Souffleur, Colour Me
Kubrick (co- prod.), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
(exec. prod.), Revolver (co -prod.), Le Texas n'existe pas, Special
police,
Bandidas (also writer -books), Quand j'etais chanteur
(prod.), Arthur and the Invisibles (also dir., prod., writer -books),
Michou d'Auber (exec. prod.), L' Invite (exec. prod.), Taxi 4 (also
prod.), Un château en Espagne (exec. prod.), Fronfieres (co prod. , Hitman, Taken, Ruby Tuesday, Come Like Shadows (prod.
also prod. assist.), Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard, Arthur et
la guerre des deux mondes.
TELEVISION: Series: La Femme Nikita (writer, Nikita character),
Valerian et Laureline (prod./writer).
BEST, JAMES
Actor. nn. Jules Guy b. Corydon, IN, July 26, 1926. Magazine
model; on stage in European roadshow cast of My Sister Eileen.
Served as M.P. with USAAF, WWII.
PICTURES: One Way Street (debut, 1950), Cornmanche Territory,
Winchester 73, Peggy,
Kid,
Target Unknown, Apache Drums, Ma & Pa Kettle at the Fair, Steel
Town, Francis Goes to West Point, Battle at Apache Pass, Flat
Top, About Face, The Beast from 20000 Fathoms, Seminole, The
President's Lady, City of Bad Men, Column South, Riders to the
Stars, The Raid, The Caine Mutiny, Return from the Sea, They
Rode West, Seven Angry Men, The Eternal Sea, A Man Called
Peter, Forbidden Planet, Calling Homicide, When Gangland
Strikes, Come Next Spring, Gaby, The Rack, Man on the Prowl,
Hot Summer Night, Last of the Badmen, Verboten!, The Naked
and the Dead, The Left Handed Gun, Cole Younger -Gunfighter,
The Killer Shrews, Ride Lonesome, Cast a Long Shadow, The
Mountain Road, Shock Corridor, Black Gold, The Quick Gun,
Black Spurs, Shenandoah, Three on a Couch, First to Fight,
Firecreek, The Brain Machine, Sounder, Ode to Billy Joe, Gator
(also assoc. prod.), Nickelodeon, Rolling Thunder, The End (also
assoc. prod.), Hooper, Death Mask, Moondance Alexander.
TELEVISION: Movies: Run Simon Run, Savages, The Runaway
Barge, The Savage Bees, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, TV
Road Trip. Mini-series: Centennial. Series: Dukes of Hazzard,
Dukes of Hazzard 2000. Guest: More than 122 appearances.
BETHUNE, ZINA
Actress, Dancer, Singer. b. New York, NY, Feb. 17, 1950. New
York City Ballet (Balanchine), Zina Bethune & Company Dance
Theatre, Bethune Theatredanse. Special performance at the
White House and Kennedy Center.
THEATRE: B'way: Most Happy Fella, Grand Hotel. National tours:
Sweet Charity, Carnival, Oklahoma!, Damn Yankees, Member of
the Wedding, The Owl and The Pussycat, Nutcracker.
PICTURES: Sunrise At Campobello, Who's That Knocking at My
Door, The Boost.
TELEVISION: Movies: Party of Five, Nutcracker: Money Madness
Murder (also choreographer). Series: The Nurses, The Guiding
Light, Love of Life. Specials: The Gymnast (An ABC Afterschool
Special), Heart Dancing, From the Heart.
BEWKES, JEFF
Executive. e. B.A. degree from Yale University; M.B.A., Stanford
Graduate School of Business. Bewkes began his career in
California where he was operations director for Sonoma
Vineyards, Inc., in Healdsburg. Before entering management
ranks in the entertainment industry Bewkes spent two years as an
account officer for Citibank, NA in New York. Bewkes joined Time
Inc.'s HBO unit in 1979 as a junior finance executive. By 1995 he
had risen to CEO. He helped HBO evolve from a pay -movie chan-
nel to a mini -studio - Sex and the City and The Sopranos
happened on his watch - and the unit became a major profit
center. In July 2002, he became Time Warner, Inc.'s chairman,
BEY -BIN
entertainment & networks group. On Dec, 21, 2005, he was promoted to his current position, president and COO of Time Warner,
Inc. and was elected to Time Warner, Inc.'s bd. of directors in Jan.
2007. As pres.and COO, he oversees Time Inc., HBO, Turner
Broadcasting (CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network), Warner Bros.
and New Line Cinema, Time Warner Cable and AOL. Bewkes
serves on the bd. of trustees for Yale University and the Museum
of the Moving Image and on the advisory boards for Stanford
Graduate School of Business, the American Museum of Natural
History, The Creative Coalition and the Museum of Television and
Radio.
BEYMER, RICHARD
Actor. rn. George Richard Beymer, Jr, b. Avoca, IA, Feb. 21,
1939. e. N. Hollywood H.S., Actors Studio. Performer, KTLA,
Sandy Dreams, Fantastic Studios, Inc., 1949, Playhouse 90.
PICTURES: Indiscretion of an American Wife (debut, 1953), So
Big, Johnny Tremain, The Diary of Anne Frank, High Time, West
Side Story, Bachelor Flat, Five Finger Exercise, Hemingway's
Adventures of a Young Man, The Longest Day, The Stripper,
Grass (Scream Free!), Cross Country, Silent Night Deadly Night 3:
Better Watch Out, My Girl 2, The Little Death, Foxfire, The
Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, Playing Patti, Home the Horror
Story, West Side Memories (video documentary, 2003).
TELEVISION: Movies: Generation, With a Vengeance, A Face to
Die For, Elvis Meets Nixon. Series: Paper Dolls, Twin Peaks.
Guest: More than 38 appearances.
BIALIK, MAYIM
Actress. b. San Diego, CA, Dec. 12, 1976.
PICTURES: Beaches (debut, 1988), Pumpkinhead, Kalamazoo?.
TELEVISION: Movies: Blossom in Paris, Don't Drink the Water
Specials: Earth Day Special, Sea World Mother Earth Celebration
(host), Surviving a Break -Up, The Kingdom Chums: Original Top
Ten (voice), I Hate the Way I Look, For Our Children: The Concert
(host), Recess (voice). Series: Blossom, Hey Arnold (voice),
Molloy, The Adventures of Hyperman, Recess, Katbot. Pilot:
Molloy Guest: More than 35 appearances.
BIEHN, MICHAEL
Actor. b. Anniston, AL, July 31, 1956. Raised in Lincoln, NB, and
Lake Havisu, AZ. At 18 years moved to Los Angeles and studied
acting with Vincent Chase. First professional job in 1977 in TV
pilot for Logan's Run.
PICTURES: Grease (debut, 1978), Coach Hog Wild, The Fan,
The Lords of Discipline, The Terminator, Aliens, The Seventh
Sign, Rampage, In a Shallow Grave, The Abiss, Navy Seals, Time
Bomb, K2, DeadFall, Tombstone, Deep Fed, Jade, The Rock,
Mojave Moon, The Ride, American Dragon, Dead Men Can't
Dance, Susan's Plan, Wonderland, Silver Wolf, Cherry Falls, The
Art of War, Meggido: The Omega Code 2, Clockstoppers,
Borderline, Amerikanets, Havoc, That's Amore!, Dragon Squad,
The Insatiable, You. Are Here, Grind House, Psych 9.
TELEVISION: Movies: Zuma Beach, A Fi-e in the Sky, China
Rose, Deadly Intentions, A Taste for Killing, Strapped,
Conundrum, Asteroid, Alien Evolution, When Muscles Ruled the
World (tv documentary), The Legend of Butch & Sundance.
Series: The Runaways, The Magnificent Seven, Adventure Inc.,
Hawaii. Guest: More than 41 appearances.
BIGELOW, KATHRYN
Director, Writer. b. San Carlos, CA, Nov. 27, 1951. e. SF Art Inst.,
Columbia. Studied to be painter before furring to film with short
Set -Up, 1978. Was script supervisor on Un on City; appeared in
film Born in Flames.
PICTURES: The Loveless (feature debut as co-dir. with Monty
Montgomery, 1981; also co-s.p.), Near Dark (also co-s.p.), Blue
Steel (also co-s.p.), Point Break, Strange Days, Undertow (s.p.),
The Weight of Water, K19 The Widowmaker (also prod.), Living in
Darkness (documentary, appearing as herself)
TELEVISION: Mini-series: Wild Palms (co-dir.). Series: Homicide:
Life on the Street, The Inside (exec. prod.).
BIGGS, JASON
Actor. b. Pompton Plains, NJ, May 12, 1978. Began acting at age
5 in national commericials.
THEATRE: Starred opposite Judd Hirsch on B'way in
Conversations With My Father, toured in The Graduate.
PICTURES: Camp Stories, American Pie, Boys and Girls, The
Loser, Prozac Nation, Saving Silverman, American Pie 2, Jay and
Silent Bob Strike Back, American Wedding, Anything Else, Jersey
Girl, Guy X, Eight Below, The Pleasure of Your Company, Farce of
Met My
the Penguins (voice), The Next Girl See, How
Boyfriend's Dead Fiancee.
TELEVISION: Series: Drexel's Class, Total Security, As The World
I
I
Turns.
BIKEL, THEODORE
Actor. b. Vienna, Austria, May 2, 1924. Moved to Israel as teen
where he made stage debut in Tevye the Milkman. Studied acting
at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. London stage
debut in 1948. Autobiography: Theo (1995).
THEATRE: Tonight in Samarkland, The Lark, The Rope Dancers,
The Sound of Music, Cafe Crown, Fiddler on the Roof.
PICTURES: The African Queen, Melba, Desperate Moment, The
Divided Heart, The Little Kidnappers, The Vintage, The Pride and
the Passion, The Enemy Below, Fraulein, The Defiant Ones
(Academy Award nom. 1959), I Want to Live, The Angry Hills, The
Blue Angel, A Dog of Flanders, My Fair Lady, Sands of the
Kalahari, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming,
Sweet November, My Side of the Mountain, Darker Than Amber,
200 Motels, The Little Ark, Prince Jack, Dark Tower, See You in
the Morning, Shattered, Crisis in the Kremlin, My Family Treasure,
Benefit of the Doubt, Shadow Conspiracy, Trickle, Second
Chances, Crime and Punishment, The Lost Wooden Synagogues
of Eastern Europe (narr.), The Little Traitor.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Eternal Light, Look Up and Live, Who
Has Seen the Wind?, Noon Wine, The Diary of Anne Frank, Killer
by Night, Murder on Flight 502, Victory at Entebbe, Christine
Cromwell: Things That Go Bump in the Night, The Final Days,
Babylon 5: In the Beginning, H.U.D. Mini-series: Testimony of Two
Men, Loose Change, Memories of Midnight. Series: Another
World. Guest: More than 114 appearances.
BILL, TONY
Director, Producer, Actor. b. San Diego, CA, Aug. 23, 1940. e.
Notre Dame U. Founded Bill/Phillips Prods. with Julia and Michael
Phillips, 1971-73; Tony Bill Prods. 1973-92; Barnstorm Films,
1993-. Acad. of M.P. Arts & Sciences, bd. of goys., bd of trustees,
chmn. prods. branch.
PICTURES: Director: My Bodyguard (debut, 1980), Six Weeks,
Five. Corners (also co -prod.), Crazy People, Untamed Heart (also
co -prod.), A Home of Our Own, Flyboys. Prod.: Hearts of the
West (exec. prod.), Harry and Walter Go to New York, Boulevard
Nights (exec. prod.), Going in Style, Little Dragons (also actor).
Co -producer: Deadhead Miles, Steelyard Blues, The Sting
(Academy Award for Best Picture, 1974), Taxi Driver. Actor: Come
Blow Your Horn (debut, 1963), Soldier in the Rain, Marriage on
the Rocks, None But the Brave, You're a Big Boy Now, Ice Station
Zebra, Never a Dull Moment, Castle Keep, Flap, Shampoo,
Heartbeat, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Less Than Zero, Barb Wire,
Lying In Wait, Must Love Dogs.
TELEVISION: Movies/Director: Dirty Dancing (pilot), Love Thy
Neighbor, Next Door, One Christmas, Oliver Twist, Harlan County
War, In the Time of the Butterflies (prod. only), Whitewash: The
Clarence Brandley Story, Fitzgerald (exec. prod. only) Actor:
Haunts of the Very Rich, Having Babies II, The Initiation of Sarah,
With This Ring, Are You in the House Alone?, Portrait of an
Escort, Freedom, Washington Mistress, Running Out, The Killing
Mind, Naked City: Justice with a Bullet, The Fixer (also prod.), A
Chance of Snow, Mini-series: Washington Behind Closed Doors.
Series: What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Monk, Keen
Eddie.
BILSON, BRUCE
Director. b. Brooklyn, NY, May 19, 1928. e. UCLA, BA, Theater
Arts, 1950. m. actress Renne Jarrett. Father was prod. George
Bilson, son is prod.-dir. Danny Bilson, daughter is prod. Julie
Ahlberg. Asst. film ed. 1951-55; USAF photo unit 1952-53; asst.
dir. 1955-65. Dir. since 1965 of more than 390 TV shows.
PICTURES: The North Avenue Irregulars, Chattanooga
Choo Choo.
TELEVISION: Moviesl pilots: The Odd Couple, The Dallas
Cowboys Cheerleaders, BJ and the Bear, The Misadventures of
Sheriff Lobo, Half Nelson, Finder of Lost Loves, The Girl Who
Came Gift Wrapped, The Ghosts of Buxley Hall, The New Gidget,
Barefoot in the Park, The Bad News Bears, Harper Valley PTA,
Deadly Games. Series: U.S. Marshal, Bonanza, Bewitched,
Gidget, Green Acres, The Sentinel, Touched by an Angel, Viper,
The Flash, Dinosaurs, Barney Miller, Get Smart (Emmy Award,
1968), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Andy Griffith Show (asst. dir),
Route 66 (asst. dir.), The Baileys of Balboa (also assoc. prod.),
Hogan's Heroes, House Calls, Alice, Private Benjamin, Life With
Lucy, Spenser: For Hire, Hotel, Dallas, Hawaii Five -0, The Brady
Bunch, Love, American Style, Nanny and the Professor, Arnie,
The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Alias Smith and Jones,
Emergency!, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Paul Lynde
Show, M"A*S*H, Dusty's Trail, The Six Million Dollar Man, Sierra,
S.WA.T, Barbary Coast, When Things Were Rotten, Wonder
Woman, Hunter, Tabitha, The Love Boat, Quark, Delta. House,
Turnabout, The Bad News Bears, House Calls, Skag, Harper
Valley PTA., Simon & Simon, The Powers of Matthew Star, Knight
Rider, The Colbys, Sledge Hammer!, The New Munsters, The
Bradys, Dynasty, Nightingales, The Love Boat: The Next Wave.
BINDER, STEVE
Producer, Director, Writer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 12. e. Univ.
of Southern California. 1960-61, announcer in Austria and
Germany with AFN, Europe. Prof. of Cinema, Univ. Southern CA.
Mem.: DGA, Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of
America, NARAS, ATAS.
PICTURES: Director: The T.A.M.I. Show, Give 'Em Hell Harry!,
Melissa, Father Guido Sarducci Goes to College.
TELEVISION: Prod./Dir.: Soupy Sales Show, Jazz Scene U.S.A.,
Hullaballoo, The Danny Kaye Show, Hallelujah Leslie!, TJ's,
Petula, America, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
White House, Comedy of the 60's, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,
Olivia Newton -John, Norman Corwin Theater, Mac Davis Series,
The Big Show (Emmy nom. 1980), Primetime Emmy's, Motown
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BIN-BIR
Revue, Peggy Fleming Special, Dorothy Hammil Special, Shields
& Yarnell Series (Emmy nom. 1978, also writer) The Magic Castle
production company in the U.K., to start up and operate Unique
Special, Star Wars Holiday Special, Father Guido Sarducci at
mgr of Turner Entertainment Networks Limited, the TBS Europe
arm that produced Cartoon Network. He helped grow the unit to
13 channels across Europe from one. He rose to president of TBS
International in 2000, and became responsible for all TBS broadcasting outside of the continental U.S. In Jan. 2004, Bird became
president of Walt Disney International. In this position today, he
coordinates and oversees growth opportunities for Disney outside
the United States, growing and increasing penetration of existing
businesses, and leading the development of business and operations in emerging markets. He is based in Burbank, CA.
UCSB, A Tribute to Sam Kinison, Smhatar, Jane Fonda In Search
of the Missing Smhatar, Steve Allen Show (1963-65, 1973), Elvis
Presley Comeback Special, Barry Manilow Special (also exec.
prod., writer, Emmy Award, 2 Emmy nom. 1977), Diana Ross '81,
Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus (also writer), Pee-wee's
Playhouse (exec. prod., writer), Barry Manilow Big. Fun on Swing
Street, Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, A Tribute to Sam
Kinison, Diana Ross at Wembley, Diana Ross Sings Jazzy Blues,
Diana Ross-World Tour, Diana Ross in Central Park (Cable Ace
Award, also writer), Diana Ross (also writer), The International
Special Olmpics, 65th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, The
First Annual ESPY Awards, Liza Minneli, Lucy in London, Fiesta
Texas, Eddie Rabbit Special, One Night With You, Disney's First
Lady of Magic (exec. prod.), The Nick at Nite Holiday Special.
Exec. Prod./Writer: Soul Train Music Awards, Zoobilee Zoo,
Disney's Greatest Hits on Ice, Disney's Aladdin on Ice, Disney's
Beauty and the Beast on Ice (Emmy nom. 1997), Innocent Love
(MOW), The Chevy Chase Show, SK8 TV, On the Television
Series, Tales From the Whoop, The Beach Boys Summer Series,
Television's Greatest Performances.
BINOCHE, JULIETTE
Actress. b. Paris, France, March 9, 1964. e. Nat'l. School of
Dramatic Art, Paris. Began acting career while in school, performing on stage. In 1984, after some small roles in films and TV
prods., appeared in Jean -Luc Godard's, Je Vous Salue Marie. In
1985, gained recognition at the Cannes Film Festival for her role
in Andre Techine's Rendez-Vous.
PICTURES: Liberty Bell, Le Meilleur de la Vie, Adieu Blaireau, La
Vie de la Familie, Je Vous Salue Marie, Les Nanas, Rendez-Vous,
Mauvais Sang, Mon Beau-Frere a Tue Ma Soeur, The Unbearable
Lightness of Being, Un Tour de Manege, Les Amants du PontNeuf, Mara, Wuthering Heights, Damage, Three Colors: Blue
(Golden Globe nom. 1994), Le Hussard Sur le Toit, The English
Patient (Academy Award, Golden Globe nom. 1996; BAFTA), A
Couch in New York, Alice et Martin, The Widow of Saint -Pierre,
Les Enfants du Siecle, La Veuve de Saint -Pierre, Code Unknown:
Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys, Chocolat (Academy Award
nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2001), Decolage horaire, Picasso at
the apin Agile, Jet Lag, Country of My Skull, The Assumption,
Toyer, The Monster of Longwood, Bee Season, Hidden, Paris, je
t'aime, Breaking and Entering, Promise Me This, Les Disparus,
Dan in Real Life, Paris, Dan in Real Life, The Red Balloon, Family
Souvenirs, Disengagement.
TELEVISION: Movies: Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No
Rules. Guest: More than 45 appearances.
BIONDI, JR. FRANK J.
Executive. b. Jan. 9, 1945. e. RA., Princeton U., 1966; Harvard
U., MBA (1968). Various investment banking positions, 1968-74.
Asst. treas. Children's TV Workshop 1974-78. V.p. programming
HBO 1978-82; pres. HBO 1983, then chmn. & CEO. Joined Coca-
Cola Co. as exec.
v.p., entertainment business arm, 1984.
Resigned 1987 to join Viacom International as pres. and CEO.
Pres., MCA, 1996. Resigned, 1998. Currently Senior Managing
Director, WaterView Advisors, LLC, a private equity fund specializing in media. Biondi is a director of Cablevision Systems Corp.,
Harrahs Entertainment, Inc., Hasbro, Inc., The Bank of New York
Company, Inc. (since 1995) and Seagate Technology Biondi is a
founding member of USC's Board of Councilors of the School of
Cinema -Television and is on the bd. of advisors for The
Annenberg School for Comm. at USC.
BIRCH, THORA
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 1982. Began acting at
age 4. First appeared in commericals.
PICTURES: Paradise, All I Want for Christmas, Patriot Games,
Hocus Pocus, Monkey Trouble, Clear and Present Danger, Now
and Then, Alaska, American Beauty, Anywhere But Here, The
Smokers, Dungeons & Dragons, Ghost World (Golden Globe
nom. 2002), After The Hole, Silver City, Silence Becomes You,
Vinyl (also exec. prod.), Boomerang Deal, Dark Corners,
Shamrock Boy, Frail.
TELEVISION: Movies: Night Ride Home, Shadow Realm,
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (Emmy nom. 2003),
Dark Avenger. Series: Day by Day, Parenthood.
BIRD, ANDY
Executive. b. United Kingdom. e. B.A. degree (with honors) from
the Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1985. Began career with
Piccadilly Radio in Manchester, England, as breakfast show producer. Bird then moved to London to join the Virgin Broadcasting
Company working at Music Box, a Pan -European music channel.
Later, Virgin asked Bird to help launch and program a satellite delivered national radio service called Radio Radio. Bird became
programming head for the service, producing radio shows for
leading comedians and TV presenters. Between 1989 and 1994
Bird held a number of positions in radio and television in Europe,
during which he helped start a music channel, produced and
directed a popular London -based morning TV program, and produced a Saturday morning children's TV show. In 1992, Bird was
tapped by Unique Broadcasting, the largest independent radio
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BIRKIN, JANE
Actress. b. London, England, Dec. 14, 1946. Daughter is actress
Charlotte Gainsbourg. Sister of dir-writer Andrew Birkin. Was subject of Agnes Vardas' 1988 documentary Jane B. par Agnes V
PICTURES: The Knack...and How to Get It, Blow -Up,
Kaleidoscope, Wonderwall, Les Chemins de Katmandou, La
Piscine, Cannabis, Romance of a Horse Thief, Trop jolies pour etre
honnetes, Dark Places, Projection Privee, La Moutarde me monte
au nex, Le Mouton Enrage, 7 Morts sur Ordonnance, Catherine et
Cie, La Course a l'echalote, Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus, Seriex comme
let plaisir, Le Diable au Coeur, L'Animal, Death on the Nile, Au bout
du bout du bane, Melancolie Baby, La Miel, La Fille Prodigue, Evil
Under the Sun, L'Ami de Vincent, Circulez u'a rien a voir, Love on
the Ground, le Garde du Corps, The. Pirate, Beethoven's Nephew,
Dust, Leave All Fair, la Femme de ma vie, Comediel, Kung Fu
Master (also story), Soigne to droite, Daddy Nostalgia, Between the
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (voice), A Soldier's Daughter Never
Cries, The Last September, This Is My Body, A Hell of a Day, Merci
Docteur Rey, Le Divorce, Daltry Calhoun (soundtrack writer/performer), Boxes (also dir, writer), La Tete de maman.
TELEVISION: Movie: Cinderella. Mini-series: Red Fox. Many
movies and mini-series: French TV.
BIRNBAUM, ROGER
Producer, Executive. b. Teaneck, NJ. e. Univ. of Denver. Was v.p.
of both A&M Records and Arista records before becoming m.p.
producer. Headed Guber/Peters Company, then named pres. of
worldwide prod., United Artists; pres. of worldwide prod. and
exec. v.p. of 20th Century Fox. Left Fox in 1993 to become cofounder of Caravan Pictures. Then, teamed up with Gary Barber
to form Spyglass Entertainment, where both now serve as cochairman and co -CEO. The company develops and finances all of
its projects independently.
PICTURES: Prod./Exec. Prod.: The Sure Thing, Young Sherlock
Homes, Who's That Girl, The Three Musketeers, Angie, Angels in
the Outfield, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Houseguest, Tall Tale,
While You Were Sleeping, Dead Presidents, Powder, Celtic Pride,
The Beautician and the Beast, G.I. Jane, Gone Fishin', Grosse
Pointe Blank, Washington Square, Metro, Rocket Man, A Small
Miracle, Holy Man, Six Days Seven Nights, Simon Birch, Rush
Hour, Stretch Armstrong (exec. prod.), A Course in Miracles,
Inspector Gadget, Shanghai Noon, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, Keeping the Faith, Unbreakable, Rush Hour 2, Out Cold,
The Count of Monte Cristo, Dragonfly, Abandon, Reign of Fire,
Shanghai Knights, Bruce Almighty, Seabiscuit, One Love, The
Perfect Score, Mr. 3000, Connie and Carla, The Pacifier, Legend
of Zorro, Memoirs of a Geisha, Eight Below, Stay Alive, Stick It,
The Lookout, The Invisible, Balls of Fury, Evan Almighty,
Underdog, Rush Hour 3, Flash of Genius, 27 Dresses.
TELEVISION: Movies: exec. prod.: When Your Lover Leaves, All
the Kids Do It (Daytime Emmy Award, 1985), Scandal Sheet
(prod.), Bay Coven, Flash, Angels in the Endzone, Angels in the
Infield, The Ranch. Series: exec. prod.: Miracles, Weekends.
BIRNEY, DAVID
Actor. b. Washington, DC, April 23, 1939. e. Dartmouth Coll.,
B.A., UCLA, M.A. Phd. Southern Utah St. (hon.). Following grad.
sch. and the Army spent 2 yrs. in regional theatre, Amer.
Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, Great
Lakes Theatre Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Theatre
Washington DC, Hartford Stage Co., Barter Theatre, to N.Y. where
appeared in Lincoln Center prod. of Summertree (Theatre World
Award). Appeared for two yrs. on TV daytime series, Love Is a
Many Splendored Thing, doing other stage roles in same period.
Theatre panelist, Natl. Endowment for the Arts; bd. mem.,
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College; bd. of Foundation for
Biomedical Research.
THEATRE: Comedy of Errors (NY debut; NY Shakespeare Fest).
NY & Regional: Amadeus, Benefactors, Anthony & Cleopatra,
Man and Superman, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard II, III, Romeo &
Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, King John, Titus Andronicus,
Major Barbara, Biko Inquest, Playboy of the Western World, The
Miser, Antigone, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Love Letters, Present
Laughter Twelfth Night, Talley's Folley, Rumors, Social Security,
Enemy of the People, Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam & Eve.
CA: MacBeth, Open Secrets.
PICTURES: Caravan to Vaccares, Trial by Combat, Oh God Book
II, Prettykill, Nightfall, Touch and Die, The Naked Truth, Comedy
of Errors.
TELEVISION: Movies: Murder or Mercy, Bronk, Serpico: The
Deadly Game, Someone's Watching Me!, High Midnight, Only
With Married Men, OHMS, Mom The Wolfman & Me, The Five of
BIS-BLA
Me, The Long Journey Home (also co -exec. prod.), Love and
Betrayal, Always Remember I Love You, Keeping Secrets. Miniseries: Night of the Fox, Seal Morning, Adam's Chronicles,
Testimony of Two Men, Master of the Game, Valley of the Dolls,
The Bible. Specials: Missing: Have You Seen This Person? Drop
Everything and Read, 15 and Getting Straight, Mark Twain's The
Diaries of Adam and Eve (co -prod.), St. Joan. Series: Love Is A
Many Splendored Thing, A World Apart, Bridget Loves Bernie,
Serpico, St. Elsewhere, Glitter, Live Shot, Beyond 2000 (host),
Raising Kids (host), Great American TV Poll (host), The Perfect
Pitch (tv documentary). Guest: More than 67 appearances.
BISHOP, LARRY
Actor. Son of late actor/comedian Joey Bishop.
PICTURES: Wild in the Street, The Savage Seven, The Devil's
Eight, Angel Unchained, Chrome and Hot Leather, Shanks, How
Come Nobody's on Our Side?, The Big Fix, Hey Good Lookin'
(voice), The Sting
II,
Mad Dog Time (also
Underworld (also s.p.),
Kill Bill:
Vol.
2,
dir., prod.,
Hell
Ride
s.p.),
(also
s.p./dir./prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Third Girl from the Left, All Together
Now, High Midnight, Condominium.
BISSET, JACQUELINE
Actress. r.n. Winnifred Jacqueline Fraser -Bisset, b. Weybridge,
England, September 13, 1944. e. French Lycaee, London. After
photographic modeling made film debut in The Knack, 1965.
PICTURES: The Knack... and How to Get It (debut, 1965), Cul de
Sac, Two For The Road, Casino Royale, The Cape Town Affair,
The Sweet Ride (Golden Globe nom. 1969), The Detective, Bullitt,
The First Time, Secret World, Airport, The Grasshopper, The
Mephisto Waltz, Believe in Me, Stand Up and Be Counted, The
Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Thief Who Came to Dinner,
Day for Night, Le Manifique, Murder on the Orient Express, End of
the Game, The Spiral Staircase, St. Ives, Sunday Woman, The
Deep, The Greek Tycoon, Secrets, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs
of Europe? (Golden Globe nom. 1979), Together?, When Time
Ran Out, Rich and Famous, Inchon, Class, Under the Volcano
(Golden Globe nom. 1985), High Season, Scenes From the Class
Struggle in Beverly Hills, La Maison de Jade, Wild Orchid, The
Maid, A Judgment in Stone, Dangerous Beauty, Let the Devil Wear
Black, Les gees qui s'aiment, New Year's Day,The Sleepy Time
Gal, Fascination, Swing, Latter Days, Joan of Arc: The Virgin
Warrior, Laughing Water (Mine -Ha. Ha), Domino, Save the Last
Dance 2, Vivaldi.
TELEVISION: Movies: Anna Karenina, Choices, Leave of
Absence, End of Summer, September, Once You Meet a Stranger,
Witch Hunt, Jesus, Joan of Arc (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom.
1999), Britannic, Sex and Mrs X, Dancing at the Harvest Moon,
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, The Survivors
Club, Summer Solstice, Carolina Moon. Mini-series: Napoleon
and Josephine: A Love Story, In the Beginning. Series: Nip/Tuck.
Guest: More than 78 appearances.
BJ RK
Actress, Composer. r.n. Bjork Guamundsdettir. b. Reykjavik,
Iceland, November 21, 1965. Winner of best actress award for
Dancer in the Dark at Cannes. Solo recording artist. Former member of pop band The Sugarcubes.
PICTURES: Actor: Juniper Tree, Dancer in the Dark (Academy
Award nom. 2 Golden Globe nom. also comp. 2001), Drawing
Restraint 9 (also composer, lyricist, music prog.). Composer: The
Young Americans, Tank Girl, Anton, Mission: Impossible, Those
Who Love Me Can Take the Train, Being John Malkovich,
Stigmata, Drawing Restraint 9 (also performer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Glerbrot, Bjork at the Royal Opera House,
Jim, la nuit. Guest: More than 55 appearances.
BLACK, JACK
Actor, Producer. Composer b. Santa Monica, CA, August 28,
1969. E. UCLA. Member of the band Tenacious D.
PICTURES: Bob Roberts, True Romance, Airborne, Demolition
Man, Bye, Bye, Love, Waterworld, Dead Man Walking, Bio-Dome,
The Cable Guy, The Fan, Mars Attacks!, The Jackal, Still Know
I
What You Did Last Summer, Enemy of the State, Cradle Will
Rock, The Love Letter, Jesus' Son, High Fidelity, Saving
Silverman, Shallow Hal, Orange County, Ice Age (voice), The
School of Rock (Golden Globe nom. 2004), Envy, Anchorman:
The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Shark Tale (voice), King Kong,
Nacho Libre (also prod.), Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
(also writer), The Holiday, Them (also prod.), Year of the Dog
(prod.), Be Kind Rewind, Margot at the Wedding, Kung Fu Panda
(voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Our Shining Moment, Marked for Murder,
The Innocent, Heat Vision and Jack, Awesometown. Series:
Tenacious D (also exec. prod., composer, writer, creator), The
Animated Adventures of Computerman (also exec. prod, composer; theme), The X -Files (recurring role). Shorts: Lord of the
Piercing, Jack Black: Spider -Man, The Department of Acceptable
Media. Documentary: Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks
(video; also exec. prod., composer, writer). Guest: More than 69
appearances.
BLACK, KAREN
Actress. b. Park Ridge, IL, July 1, 1942. r.n. Karen Ziegler. e.
Northwestern U. Left school for NY to join the Hecscher House,
appearing in several Shakespearean plays. In 1965 starred in
Playroom, which ran only 1 month but won her NY Drama Critic
nom. as best actress.
THEATRE: Happily Never After, Keep It in the Family, Come Back
to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean.
PICTURES: Appeared in more than 115 pictures, incl.: You're a
Big Boy Now (debut, 1966), Hard Contact, Easy Rider, Five Easy
Pieces (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award, 1971), Drive
He Said, A Gunfight, Born To Win, Cisco Pike, Portnoy's
Complaint, The Pyx, Little Laura and Big John, Rhinoceros, The
Outfit, The Great Gatsby (Golden Globe Award 1975), Airport
1975, Law and Disorder, Day of the Locust (Golden Globe nom.
1976), Crime and Passion, Burnt Offerings, Capricorn One, In
Praise of Older Women, The Squeeze, The Last Word, Chanel
Solitaire, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy
Dean, Killing Heat, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Martin's Day,
Bad Manners, Cut and Run, Invaders from Mars, Hostage, Eternal
Evil, The Invisible Kid, Out of the Dark, Homer and Eddie, Night
Angel, Miss Right, Dixie Lanes, Twisted Justice, Over Exposure,
The Children, Mirror Mirror, Haunting Fear, Quiet Fire, Children of
the Night, Hotel Oklahoma, Killer's Edge, Moon Over Miami, Final
Judgment, Caged Fear, Bound & Gagged: A Love Story, The
Player, Rubin & Ed, The Trust, The Double 0 Kid, Sister Island,
Plan 10 From Outer Space, Odyssey, Every Minute Is Goodbye, A
Thousand Stars, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, Felons, Fallen
Arches, Bury the Evidence, Spoken in Silence, Mascara, The
Underground Comedy Movie, Sugar: The Fall of the West, Karen
Black: Actress At Work, The Independent, Red Dirt, Oliver
Twisted, The Donor, Gypsy 83, Soulkeeper, A Light in the
Darkness, Hard Luck, Don't Try This At Home, House of 1000
Corpses, Paris, Max and Grace, The Last Patient, Firecracker,
America Brown, Hollywood Dreams, Whitepaddy, Suffering Man's
Charity, Hollywood Dreams, Read You Like a Book, Watercolors,
Irene in Time.
TELEVISION: Movies: Trilogy of Terror, The Strange Possession
of Mrs. Oliver, Mr. Horn, Power, Where the Ladies Go, Because
He's My Friend, Full Circle Again (Canadian TV), My Neighbor's
Daughter, The Big Show. Series: The Second Hundred Years, A
Force of One. Guest: More than 66 appearances.
BLACK, NOEL
Director. b. Chicago, IL, June 30, 1937. e. UCLA, B.A., 1959; M.A.
1964. Made short film Skaterdater and won numerous awards
including the Cannes' Grand Prix for Best Short Film.
PICTURES: Skaterdater (Academy Award nom. 1966, Best Short
Subject), Pretty Poison (debut, 1968), Cover Me Babe, Jennifer on
My Mind, Marianne, A Man a Woman and a Bank, Private School,
Mischief (s.p., exec. prod.), The Gladys Milton Story (writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Mulligan's Stew, The Other Victim, Prime.
Suspect, Happy Endings, Quarterback Princess, Promises to
Keep, A Time to Triumph, My Two Loves, Conspiracy of Love, The
Town Bully, Trilogy: The American Boy; The World Beyond; I'm a
Fool, The Golden Honeymoon, The Electric Grandmother, The
Doctors Wilde, Meet the Munceys, Eyes of the Panther, The
Hollow Boy. Series: One Life To Live, Hawaii Five -O, McCloud,
Kojak, Switch, Quincy, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries,
Big Hawaii, The Twilight Zone, Dolphin Cove, Over My Dead Body,
The Baby -Sitters Club, Swans Crossing.
BLACKMAN, HONOR
Actress. b. London, England, Aug. 22, 1926. Stage debut. The
Gleam 1946.
PICTURES: Fame Is the Spur (debut, 1947), Quartet, Daughter of
Darkness, A Boy A Girl and a Bike, Diamond City, Conspirator, So
Long at the Fair, Set a Murderer, Green Grow the Rushes, Come
Die My Love, Rainbow Jacket, Outsiders, Delavine Affair, Three
Musketeers, Breakaway, Homecoming, Suspended Alibi,
Dangerous Drugs, A Night to Remember, The Square Peg, A
Matter of Who, Present Laughter, The Recount, Serena, Jason &
the Golden Fleece, Goldfinger, The Secret of My Success,
Moment to Moment, Life at the Top, A Twist of Sand, Shalako,
Struggle for Rome, Twinky, The Last Grenade, The Virgin and the
Gypsy, Fright, Something Big, Out Damned Spot, Summer, Cat
and the Canary, Russell Mulcahy's Talos the Mummy, To Walk with
Lions, Bridget Jones's Diary, Jack Brown and the Curse of the
Crown.
TELEVISION: Movies: Columba: Dagger of the Mind, African
Patrol, The Witness, Top Secret, Ghost Squad, Invisible Man, The
Secret Adversary, Lace, The First Olympics: Athens 1896, Minder
on the Orient Express, Voice of the Heart, The Secret Garden
(voice), In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross, Blondes:
Diana Dors, The Sight, Summer Solstice. Mini-series: Jack and
the Beanstalk: The Real Story. Series: The Four Just Men, The
Avengers, Probation Officer, Never the Twain, The Upper Hand,
Revolver. Guest: More than 75 appearances.
BLADES, RUBEN
Actor, Composer, Singer, Writer. b. Panama City, Panama, July
16, 1948. e. U. of Panama (law and political science, 1974),
Harvard U., L.L.M., 1985. Has recorded more than 14 albums,
winning 3 Grammy Awards (1986, 1988, 1997). With his band
Seis del Solar has toured U.S., Central America and Europe.
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BLA-BLA
President of Panama's Papa Egoro political party.
PICTURES: Actor: The Last Fight (debut, 1982), Crossover
Dreams (also co-s.p.), Critical Condition, The Milagro Beanfield
War, Fatal Beauty, Homeboy, Disorganized Crime, The Lemon
Sisters, Mo' Better Blues, The Two Jakes, Predator 2, Homeboy,
The Super, Life With Mikey, A Million to Juan, Color of Night.
Music: Beat Street, Oliver & Company, Caminos Verdes
(Venezuela), Q&A (also composer), Scorpion Spring, The Devil's
Own, The Chinese Box, The Cradle Will Rock, All the Pretty
Horses, Assassination Tango, Empire (Composer only), Once
Upon a Time in Mexico, Spin, Secuestro express.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dead Man Out (ACE Award), One Man's
War, The Josephine Baker Story (Emmy nom. 1991), Crazy from
the Heart (Emmy nom. 1992), The Heart of the Deal, Miracle on
1-880, The Maldonado Miracle (Emmy nom. 2004). Series:
Gideon's Crossing.
BLAIR, JANET
Actress. r.n. Martha Janet Lafferty. b. Altoona, PA, April 23, 1921.
With Hal Kemp's Orchestra; toured in South Pacific, 1950-52.
PICTURES: Three Girls About Town (debut, 1941), Blondie Goes
to College, Two Yanks in Trinidad, Broadway, My Sister Eileen,
Something to Shout About, Once Upon a Time, Tonight and Every
Night, Tars and Spars, Gdallant Journey, The Fabulous Dorseys, I
Love Trouble, The Black Arrow, Fuller Brush Man, Public Pigeon
No. 1, Boys Night Out, Burn Witch Burn, The One and Only
Genuine Original Family Band, Won Ton Ton the Dog Who Saved
Hollywood.
TELEVISION: Series: Leave it to the Girls (panelist), Caesar's
Hour, The Chevy Show, The Smith Family Special: Arabian
Nights, Tom Sawyer. Guest: More than 40 appearances.
(d. February 19, 2007)
Window, A Guy Could Change, Home on the
Range,
Humoresque, In Old Sacramento, Out California Way, The Last
Round -Up, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Black Rose,
Blackout (also co -prod.), Apache War Smoke, Treasure of the
Golden Condor, Screaming Eagles, Pork Chop Hill, The Purple
Gang, Town Without Pity, PT 109, The Greatest Story Ever Told,
The Connection, In Cold Blood, Tell Them Willie Boy is Here,
Ripped -Off, Corky, Electra Glide in Blue (Golden Globe nom.
1974), Busting, Coast to Coast, Second -Hand Hearts, Money
Train, Lost Highway.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Big Black Pill (also creator & exec.
prod.), The Monkey Mission (also creator & exec. prod.), Of Mice
and Men (also exec. prod.), Blood Feud (Emmy nom. 1983),
Murder 1 --Dancer 3 (also exec. prod.), Heart of a Champion: The
Ray Mancini Story, Judgment Day: The John List Story (Emmy
nom. 1993). Series: The Richard Boone Show, Barretta (Emmy
Award, 1 other nom.;1975, Golden Globe Award 1976 ), Hell Town
(also exec. prod.). Guest: More than 54 appearances.
BLAKE, TONY
Writer, Producer.
TELEVISION: Movies: Magical Make -Over. Series: Renegade,
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also supervisiing prod.), Sliders (co -exec. prod.), The Pretender, Charmed (also
consulting prod.), Sheena, Mutant X, She Spies, Whistler (exec.
prod.).
BLAKELY, SUSAN
Actress. b. Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 7, 1952, where father was
stationed in Army. Studied at U. of Texas. m. prod., media consultant Steve Jaffe. Became top magazine and TV commercial model
in N.Y.
TV commercials before going into films.
PICTURES: Savages (debut, 1972), The Way We Were, The
Lords of Flatbush, The Towering Inferno, Report to the
Commissioner, Shampoo, Capone, Dreamer, The Concorde-.
Airport '79, Over the Top, Dream a Little Dream, My Mom's a
Hank, Hell Night, Ruckus, Chained Heat, Savage Streets, Savage
Werewolf, Russian Holiday Seven Sundays, Gut Feeling, Chain of
Command, The Perfect Nanny, Crash Point Zero, Hungry Hearts,
L.A. Twister, Hate Crime.
TELEVISION: Movies: Secrets, Make Me an Offer, A Cry For Love,
BLAIR, LINDA
Actress. b. St. Louis, MO, Jan. 22, 1959. Model and actress on
PICTURES: The Sporting Club (debut, 1971), The Exorcist
(Academy Award nom. Golden Globe Award and nom. 1974),
Airport '75, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Roller Boogie, Wild Horse
Island, Red Heat, Night Patrol, Night Force, Silent Assassins,
Grotesque (also prod.), Witchery, The Chilling, Bad Blood, Moving
Target, Up Your Alley, Repossessed, Aunt Millie's Will, Zapped
Again, Dead Sleep, Double Blast, Temptress, Prey of the Jaguar,
Scream, Cyber Meltdown.
TELEVISION: Movies: Born Innocent, Sarah T.: Portrait of a
Teenage Alcoholic, Sweet Hostage, Victory at Entebbe, Stranger
in Our House, Calendar Girl Cop Killer? The Bambi Bembenek
Story, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride, Fear of
God: The Making of the Exorcist, Monster Makers. Series:
Walking After Midnight, S Club 7 in L.A., The Scariest Places on
Earth (Host). Special: Linda Blair: The El True Hollywood Story.
Guest: More than 57 appearances.
BLAIR, STEWART
Executive. b. Scotland. e. Univ. of Glasgow. Was v.p. of Chase
Manhattan Bank N.A. in NY, before joining Tele-Communications
in 1981. Served as vice chmn. & CEO of United Artists
Entertainment Co. 1992, appointed chmn. and CEO of United
Inc.
Artists Theatre Circuit Inc.; removed, 1996. Formed Spean Bridge,
a London -based cinema circuit, along with several other cinema
ind. players; resigned 2005. Also bd. member of Foundation of
Motion Picture Pioneers, exec. v.p., Will Rogers Memorial Fund.
BLAKE, JEFF
Executive. e. EA., economics, Northwestern U. and J.D., Whittier
College of Law. Began career as sales broker and mgr.,
Paramount Pictures, 1974-78; asst. gen. sales mgr, Buena Vista
Distribution (Walt Disney Co.) 1980. mgr., Western Div.,
Paramount, 1981; v.p., theatrical distribution, Paramount, 1984-
1987; exec. v.p. & gen. sales mgr., Columbia Pictures (Sony
Pictures Entertainment-SPE); 1987-92; president, domestic distribution, SPE, 1992-94; president, Sony Pictures Releasing, 199499. Became a vice chmn. of SPE in Oct. 2002. Also is Chairman
of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Worldwide Marketing &
Distribution. Responsible for mktg. & dist. of all Columbia, TriStar,
Revolution and Screen Gems releases worldwide. Member, Calif.
Bar Assn., v.p. of the Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, member of
Variety Club Children's Charities, L.A. chapter. In 2002, he was
named Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Brandweek
Magazine.
BLAKE, ROBERT
Actor. r.n. Michael Gubitosi. b. Nutley, NJ, Sept. 18, 1933. Started
as a child actor in Our Gang comedies as Mickey Gubitosi, also
appeared as Little Beaver in Red Ryder series. Later was
Hollywood stunt man in Rumble on the Docks and The Tijuana
Story. First adult acting job was at the Gallery Theater in Hafful of
Rain.
PICTURES:
Love You Again (debut, 1940, as Bobby Blake),
Andy Hardy's Double Life, China Girl, Mokey, Salute to the
Marines, Slightly Dangerous, The Big Noise, Lost Angel, Red
Ryder series (as Little Beaver), Meet the People, Dakota, The
Horn Blows at Midnight, Pillow to Post, The Woman in the
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The Bunker, The Oklahoma City Dolls, Will There Really Be A
Morning? (Golden Globe nom. 1984), The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story
Blood & Orchids, April Morning, Fatal Confession: A Father
Dowling Mystery Broken Angel, Hiroshima Maiden, Ladykillers,
Sight Unseen, The Incident, End Run, Dead Reckoning, Murder
Times Seven, And the Sea Will Tell, Sight Unseen, Blackmail,
Wildflower, Against
No Child of Mine, Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story
of the Menendez Murders, Color Me Perfect, Co-ed Call Girl,
Race Against Fear, Her Married Lover, A Mother's Testimony, The
Perfect Neighbor. Mini-series: Rich Man Poor Man (Golden Globe
Award 1977, Emmy nom. 1976). Series: Falcon Crest, The
George Carlin Show. Special: Torn Between Two Fathers. Guest:
More than 58 appearances.
BLAKLEY, RONEE
Actress. Singer. b. Stanley, ID, Aug. 24, 1945. Wrote and performed songs for 1972 film Welcome Home Soldier Boys.
PICTURES: Nashville (debut, 1975; Academy Award nom., 2
Golden Globe nom. 1976), The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover,
The Driver, Renaldo and Clara, Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (Secret
Yearnings/The Sin), The Baltimore Bullet, A Nightmare on Elm
Street, Return to Salem's Lot, Student Confidential, Someone to
Love, Murder by Numbers.
TELEVISION: Movies: Desperate Women, The. Oklahoma City
Dolls.
BLANC, MICHEL
Actor. b. Ile -de- France, France, June 16, 1952.
PICTURES: Que la Fete Commence, The Tenant, Les Bronzes,
The Adolescent, Les Bronzes font du Ski, Le Cheval d'Orgueil,
Walk in the Shadow, Les Fugitives, Evening Dress, Menage,
Hate Actors!, Story of Women, Monsieur Hire, Chambre a Part,
Strike It Rich, Uranus, Merci la Vie, Prospero's Books, The Favor
the Watch and the Very Big Fish, Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter),
Grosse Fatigue (also dir., s.p.), The Monster The Grand Dukes,
Embrassez qui vous voudrez (also dir., s.p.), See How They Run
(also writer, dir.), Madame Edouard, Les Temoins, Je vous trouve
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tres beau, Les Bronzes 3: amis pour la vie (also writer), Le
Deuxieme souffle, The Witnesses.
TELEVISION: Movies: Soeur Therese.com (writer), Les Bronzes,
le pere Noel, papy et les autres (tv documentary), L' Affaire
Dominici, 93, rue Lauriston. Mini-series: Palace.
BLANCHETT, CATE
Actress. b. Melbourne, Australia, May 14, 1969. e. National
Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia.
THEATRE: Top Girls, Kafka Dances, Oleanna, Hamlet, Sweet
Phoebe, The Tempest, The Blind Giant is Dancing.
PICTURES: Police Rescue, Parklands, Paradise Road, Thank
God He Met Lizzie, Oscar and Lucinda, Pushing Tin, Elizabeth
(BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Academy Award nom., AFI
nom.), The Talented Mr. Ripley (BAFTA nom.), An Ideal Husband,
The Man Who Cried, The Gift, Bandits (AFI nom., Golden Globe
nom., SAG nom.), Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
BLA-BLE
(SAG nom.), Heaven, The Shipping News, Charlotte Gray, The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King, Veronica Guerin (Golden Globe nom. 2004),
The Missing, The Aviator (Academy Award, Golden Globe nom.
2005), The Life Aquatic, Little Fish, Babel, Notes on a Scandal
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2007), The Good
also a member of the Home Video Hall of Fame.
PICTURES: Exec. Prod.: Prince of Darkness, They Live, Jack's
Back, Homeboy, Braindamage, The Blob, A Chorus of
Disapproval, Village of the Damned (prod.), Mosquito.
German, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Curious Case of
BLECKNER, JEFF
Director, Producer. b. Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 12, 1943. e. Amherst
Benjamin Button, I'm Not There.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: G.P., Heartland, Bordertown. Guest:
More than 53 appearances
College, BA., 1965; Yale Sch. of Drama, MFA 1968. Taught drama
at Yale, also participated in the theatre co. 1965-68. 1968-75 the-
atre dir NY Shakespeare Fest. Public Theatre (2 Drama Desk
BLANK, MATTHEW
Executive. e. graduate, Univ. of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
of Business; M.B.A., Baruch College. In a career spanning more
than 20 years, has made an indelible mark on the cable TV industry, working for two of the industry's leading companies. Blank
worked for Home Box Office Inc. for 12 years, ascending to senior v.p. of consumer marketing before departing in 1988 for
Showtime Networks, Inc., now a subsidiary of the CBS
Corporation. He first served as executive v.p., marketing, and
oversaw all of the network's consumer marketing, creative services and public relations functions. In 1991, he became pres. and
COO, followed by president and CEO, and then to his current role
Hummel (Obie Award, 1971), The Unseen Hand (Obie Award).
Began TV career directing The Guiding Light, 1975.
PICTURES: Dir: White Water Summer, Hostile Witness, In the
Hands of the Enemy, The Beast.
TELEVISION: Dir/Prod. more than 25 tv movies, incl.: Henry
Winkler Meets William Shakespeare (1979), On Seventh Ave.,
as Chairman and CEO in 1995. Blank is active in numerous industry associations, including the bd. of dir. and the Executive
Committee of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA).
Blank's service to the National Association for Multi -ethnicity in
Communications (NAMIC) and Cable Positive are also among his
many distinctions. He has received numerous industry and community awards and recognitions.
BLATT, DANIEL H.
Producer. e. Philips Andover Acad., Duke U., Northwestern U.
Sch. of Law. Indepentent prod. since 1976; prior posts: resident
counsel, ABC Pictures; exec. v.p. Palomar Pictures.
PICTURES: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Winter Kills,
The American Success Company, The Howling, Independence
Day, Cujo, Let's Get Harry, Restless, The Boost.
TELEVISION: Movies: Circle of Children, Zuma Beach, The
Children Nobody Wanted, Sadat, V: The Final Battle, Badge of the
Assassin, Raid on Entebbe (Emmy nom. 1977), Sacred Vows, A
Winner Never Quits, Sworn to Silence, Common Ground, Beyond
Betrayal (exec. prod.), Kissinger and Nixon (exec. prod.), It Was
Him or Us (exec. prod.), Sins of Silence (exec. prod.), Childhood
Sweethearts? (exec. prod.), Dead by Midnight (exec. prod.),
Miracle on the 17th Green (exec. prod.), The Virginian (exec.
prod.), Murder on the Orient Express (exec. prod.), A Town
Without Christmas (exec. prod.), Finding John Christmas, Bad
Apple (exec. prod.), Against the Law, When Angels Come to Town
(exec. prod.), Saving Milly. Mini-series: V: The Final Battle. Series:
V, Against the Law.
BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER
Writer, Director, Producer. b. New York, NY, Jan. 7, 1928. e.
George Washington U., Seattle U. Worked as editor for U.S.
Information Bureau, publicity dir for USC and Loyola U. before
becoming novelist and screenwriter. Novels include: John
Goldfarb Please Come Home (filmed), Twinkle Twinkle Killer
Kane, The Exorcist, Legion (filmed as Exorcist III).
PICTURES: The Man From the Diner's Club, A Shot in the Dark,
Promise Her Anything, What Did You Do in the War Daddy?,
Gunn, The Great Bank Robbery, Darling Lili, The Exorcist (also
prod.; Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, 1 other
nom.; Golden Globe Award 1973), The Ninth Configuration (also
dir, prod.; Golden Globe Award 1981), The Exorcist III (also dir),
Exorcist: The Beginning, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
(writer).
TELEVISION: Linda Blair: The El True Hollywood Story.
Documentaries: Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon, Hollywood
Ghost Stories.
BLAY, ANDRE
Executive, Producer. b. Mt. Clemens, MI. Blay is credited with
bringing the home video market to life. In 1977, Detroit businessman Blay owned Magnetic Video and began offering Hollywood
movies for sale in the home -video format. Although at first feared
by the movie studios as competition, home video's revenue potential was recognized by 20th Century Fox. It licensed 50 best-selling titles to Blay to start Blay's operation -including The Sound of
Music and Patton. Before long direct mail sales to the public
through Blay's company, Magnetic Video, reached 250,000
(through the Video Club of America). In 1979, Blay sold Magnetic
Video to 20th Century Fox, and he was named pres. & CEO, 20th
Century Fox Home Video; 1981, he formed The Blay Corporation;
1982, Blay joined with Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio,
founders of Embassy Communications, as chairman and CEO of
Embassy Home Entertainment; 1986, when Embassy sold to
Nelson Group, left to form Palisades Entertainment Group with
Elliott Kastner In 1997 Blay was chairman and CEO, Enterprise
Software, Inc. His latest venture is Mackinac Media Inc., based in
Farmington Hills, MI. The co. is a source of programming for
home video/DVD and TV markets and distributes original productions, as well as classic and independent films, documentaries,
sports programming and TV shows. Blay was inducted into the.
Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and is
Awards, Tony nom. for Sticks and Bones); Basic Training of Pavlo
Concealed Enemies (Emmy Award, 1984), Daddy, I'm Their Momma
Now (Emmy nom.), Do You Remember Love (Christopher,
Humanitas, Peabody Awards, Emmy nom.; DGA nom. 1985),
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (Emmy
nom. 1995), Rear Window, Runaway Virus, Flowers for Algernon,
The Music Man (DGA nom. 2004), NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323,
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II. Mini-series: The Beach
Boys: An American Family (Emmy nom.; DGA Award 2000). Series:
Dir: Welcome Back Kotter, Knots Landing, Dynasty, Hill Street Blues
(Emmy Award, DGA Award, 1983 Emmy nom. 1982), Bret Maverick,
King's Crossing, Ryan's Four, Me and Mom, Mancuso FBI, The
Round Table, Any Day Now, The Fugitive, 10-8: Officers on Duty,
Boston Legal.
BLEDEL, ALEXIS
Actress. b. Houston, Texas, Sept. 16, 1981. Began career as a
model before acting in Gilmore Girls.
PICTURES: Tuck Everlasting, Bride and Prejudice, The Orphan
King, Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I'm Reed
Fish.
TELEVISION: Series: Gilmore Girls.
BLEIER, EDWARD
Executive. b. New York, NY, October 16, 1929. e. Syracuse
U.,1951, C.U.N.Y., grad courses. Reporter/Sportscaster: Syracuse
and NY newspapers/stations: 1947-50. Prog. service mgr.,
DuMont Television Network, 1951; v.p. radio -television -film, Tex
McCrary, Inc. 1958. American Broadcasting Company, 1952-57;
1959-68 v.p. in chg. pub. relations (marketing, advertising, publicity), & planning broadcast div.; v.p. in chg. of daytime sales
gramming; v.p./gen. sales mgr., ABC-TV Network. U.S. Army Psy.
War School; Ex -churn., TV Committee, NASL; Trustree, NATAS;
founder-dir. & vice-chmn., International TV Council (NATAS); pastpres., IRTS; trustee, Keystone Center for Scientific &
Environmental Policy, ATAS; AMPAS; guest lecturer at universities. In the early 1980s, he joined a consortium at MIT's Media
Lab that led to early relationships with Internet operators and his
ultimate election in 1999 to the board of RealNetworks, a creator
of digital media services and software, particularly in music and
games.Through 2000, pres. of Warner Bros. Inc., Pay -TV, cable &
network features. In 2001, became sr. advisor of Warner Bros.
Churn., Steering comm. for Aspen Institute's B'caster's
Conference; chair for the Center for Comm. and the Academy of
the Arts Guild Hall, trustee for the Dana Foundation and the
Martha Graham Dance Center. In 2003, he published "The
Thanksgiving Ceremony" (Crown), a New York Times bestseller,
starting a new tradition of observance and celebration of this
favorite holiday. After his retirement from Warner Bros., in 2005 he
became a director of Blockbuster, Inc. and of CKX, Inc., a new
aggregator of content, companies, programs and creative
resources. Also in 2005, Syracuse University's Newhouse School
of Public Communications named its Center for Television and
Popular Culture after Bleier. He remains on the bd. of
RealNetworks and is also an honorary trustee of IRTS (the
International Radio and Television Society Foundation) in New
York where he resides.
BLEES, ROBERT
Writer, Producer. b. Lathrop, MO, June 9, 1925. e. Dartmouth,
Phi Beta Kappa. Writer/photographer, Time and Life Magazines.
Fiction: Cosmopolitan, etc. Exec. boards of WGA, Producers
Guild. Executive consultant, QM Prods.; BBC (England). Trustee,
Motion Picture & TV Fund. Expert witness, copyright and literary
litigation, U.S. Federal Court, California Superior Court.
PICTURES: Writer: Sweater Girl (1942), Magnificent Obsession,
Autumn Leaves, Savage Harvest.
TELEVISION: Movies/Writer: Curse of the Black Widow,
Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder, Gidget's Summer Reunion.
Producer: Combat!, Bonanza, Bus Stop, Kraft Theater, Alfred
Hitchcock, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Harry 0, Airwolf. Co -creator:
The New Gidget.
BLETHYN, BRENDA
Actress. b. Ramsgate, Kent, England, Feb. 20, 1946.
THEATRE: Mrs. Warren's Profession (London).
PICTURES: The Witches, A River Runs Through It, Secrets & Lies
(Academy Award. nom.; Golden Globe Award, 1997; L.A. Film
Critics Award; BAFTA Award), Remember Me?, Girls Night, Music
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From Another Room, In the Winter Dark, Little Voice (Academy
Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1999), Keeping Time, Saving
Grace (Golden Globe nom. 2001), On the Nose, Daddy and
Them, The Sleeping Dictionary, The Wild Thornberrys (voice),
Pumpkin, Sonny, Plots With A View, Blizzard, A Way of Life,
Piccadilly Jim, Beyond the Sea, Pride and Prejudice, On a Clear
Day, Pooh's Heffalump Movie (voice), Clubland, Pushers Needed,
Pride & Prejudice, No One Gets Off in This Town, Atonement,
King of the Pipers.
TELEVISION: Movies: Grown -Ups, King Lear, Henry VI (Part
One), Floating Off, The Bullion Boys, RKO 281, Anne Frank: The
Whole Story (Emmy nom. 2001), Bob the Builder: The Knights of
Fix -A -Lot (voice),
Belonging. Mini-series: The Buddha of
Suburbia, War and Peace. Series: Chance In a Million, Sunday
Premiere: Claws, The Labours of Erica, Alas Smith & Jones,
Outside Edge, Between the Sheets. Guest: More than 51 appearances.
BLIER, BERTRAND
Writer, Director. b. Paris, France, March 14, 1939. Son of late
actor Bernard Blier. Served as asst. dir. to Georges Lautner, John
Berry, Christian-Jaque, Denys de la Paatelliere and Jean
Delannoy for two years before dir debut.
PICTURES: Hitler Connais Pas (debut, 1963), If I Were A Spy,
Take It Easy It's A Waltz, Going Places, Calmos, Get Out Your
Handkerchiefs (Academy Award for Best Foreign -Language Film,
1978), La Femme de mon pote, Menage, Merci la vie, Un deux
trois soleil, Mon Homme, Actors, Les Cotelettes, Padale dure,
Combien to gagnes?.
BLOCK, BILL H.
Executive. Began career as a talent agent at ICM, then began his
own agency, InterTalent, 1988. Co. later merged with ICM. Block
then served as head, West Coast operations and represented a
spectrum of top-level talent in motion picture production and
entertainment. President, Artisan Entertainment 1998-2001.
Resigned to pursue entertainment financing and M&A. In 2004
opened prod. co., Key Creatives, with Ken Kamins and is currently
its COO. In Dec. 2005, became CEO of new Beverly Hills -based
financing, sales and production company, QED International,
which he formed with three partners, Kimberly Fox, Paul Hanson
and Elliot Ferwerda.
PICTURES: Exec. in charge of production: Belly (1998), Stir of
Echoes, The Way of the Gun, The Center of the World, Made.
Exec. prod.: Vanilla Sky, Devil's Pond, Spring Break in Bosnia,
Smart People.
BLOCK, WILLARD
Executive. b. New York, NY, March 18, 1930.; e. Columbia Coll.,
Columbia U. Law Sch., 1952. Counter -Intelligence Corps., U.S.
Army, 1952-54, account exec., Plus Marketing, Inc. 1954-55;
joined sales staff, NBC Television Network, 1955-57; sales staff,
CBS Enterprises, Inc., 1957; intl. sales mgr, 1960; dir., intl. sales,
1965; v.p., 1967; v.p., Viacom Enterprises, 1971; pres., 1972; v.p.
MCA -TV 1973; v.p., gen. mgr., Taft, H -B International, Inc.; pres.
Willard Block, Ltd.; 1979, named pres., Viacom Enterprises; 198289, pres. Viacom Worldwide Ltd.; 1989, retired. Currently consult-
ant to Sumitomo Corp., TCI, Intl. Telecommunications, Jupiter
Telecommunications, Ltd. Past consultant & mem. bd. dirs,
Starsight Telecast.
BLOODWORTH-THOMASON, LINDA
Producer, Writer. b. Poplar Bluff, MO, April 15, 1947. With husband Harry Thomason co-owner of Mozark Productions.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Man From Hope (prod.), A Place
Called America (prod.), Legacy: Bill Clinton Retrospective (prod.),
12 Miles of Bad Road (writer, exec. prod.). Series: M*A*S*H
(writer, Emmy nom. 1974), Rhoda (writer), Filthy Rich (writer, exec.
prod.), Designing Women (co -exec. prod., creator, writer, 4 Emmy
nom. 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), Evening Shade (co -exec. prod.,
writer), Hearts Afire (writer, exec, prod.), Women of the House
(prod., writer), Emeril (prod., writer). Pilots: Dribble (prod.), Over
and Out (writer), London and Davis in New York (prod.).
BLOOM, CLAIRE
Actress. r.n. Patricia Claire Blume. b. London, England, Feb. 15,
1931.e. Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Central Sch. To U.S.
in 1940 during London evacuation. Returned to England in 1943.
Stage debut with Oxford Rep 1946 in It Depends What You Mean.
Author: Limelight and After: The Education of an Actress (1982).
THEATRE: The White Devil (London debut), The Lady's Not for
Burning, Ring Round the Moon, A Streetcar Named Desire; at
Stratford -on -Avon, Old Vic seasons, etc. B'way: Rashomon, A
Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Vivat Vivat Regina, Cherry Orchard,
Long Day's Journey Into Night, Electra.
PICTURES: The Blind Goddess (debut, 1948), Limelight,
Innocents in Paris, The Man Between, Richard. III, Alexander the
Great, The Brothers Karamazov, The Buccaneer, Look Back in
Anger, The Royal Game, The Wonderful World of the Brothers
Grimm, The Chapman Report, The Haunting, 80000 Suspects,
High Infidelity, The Outrage, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold,
Cherry, The Illustrated Man, Three Into Two Won't Go, A Red Sky
at Morning, A Doll's House, Islands in the Stream, Clash of the
Titans, Deja Vu, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Ae of
Innocence, The Princess and the Goblin (voice), Mighty
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Aphrodite, Daylight, Wrestling With Alligators, The Book of Eve,
The Republic of Love, Imagining Argentina, Kalamazoo?.
TELEVISION: Specials/Movies (U.S./UK): Cyrano de Bergerac,
Caesar and Cleopatra, Misalliance, Anna Karenina, Wuthering
Heights, Ivanov, Wessex Tales, An Imaginative Woman, A Legacy,
In Praise of Love, Henry VIII, Hamlet, King John, Ann and Debbie,
Separate Tables, Florence Nightingale, The Ghost Writer, Time
and the Conways, Shadowlands, Liberty, Promises to Keep, Hold
the Dream, Anastasia, Queenie, Intimate Contact, Oedipus the
King, The Lady and the Highwayman, The Mirror Crack'd, It's
Nothing Personal, Remember, Imogen's Face, The Lady
in
Question, Love and Murder, Yesterday's Children, On Cukor, Trial
& Retribution X: Sins of the Father, Marple: By the Pricking of My
Thumbs, The Chatterley Affair. Mini-series: Backstairs at the
White House, Oresteia, Brideshead Revisited (Emmy nom. 1982),
Ellis Island, The Camomile Lawn, The Ten Commandments.
Series: As The World Turns, Family Money. Guest: More than 75
appearances.
BLOOM, MARCIE
Executive. b. Brooklyn, NY e. B.A. degree, Cornell University,
1979. Bloom got her start in the movie business in the summer of
1978, while still a math and science student at Cornell University.
Filing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center turned into a full-time
job after she graduated. By 1985, Bloom was hired to do publicity
for Orion Classics at the Smith & Siegal agency. By 1989 two partners at Orion Pictures, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, asked
her to join them as senior v.p., acquisitions. When its parent company's bankruptcy, Orion, disappeared, Barker, Bernard and
Bloom formed Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) in 1992, with the
three serving as co -presidents. The company acquires, distributes
and produces art films. The trio's knack for acquiring foreign -produced films with audience appeal soon elevated them to the top
of the niche art film industry, and the team's films have earned 18
Academy Awards. Bloom suffered a health setback in Nov. 1996
when she collapsed and underwent emergency brain surgery. She
awoke to learn that a genetically inherited aneurysm had left her
paralyzed on her left side. She is now semi -retired but still reads
scripts and consults for SPC.
BLOOM, VERNA
Actress. b. Lynn, MA, Aug. 7, 1939. e. Boston U. Studied drama
at Uta Hagen -Herbert Berghof School. Performed with small theatre groups all over country; then started repertory theatre in
Denver.
THEATRE: B'way: MaratISade, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Off
B'way.: Messiah, Bits and Pieces, The Cherry Orchard.
PICTURES: Medium Cool (debut, 1969), The Hired Hand, High
Plains Drifter, Badge 373, National Lampoon's Animal House,
Honkytonk Man, After Hours, The Journey of Natty Gann, The
Last Temptation of Christ.
TELEVISION: Movies: Where Have All the People Gone?, Sarah
T: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, The Blue Knight, Contract on
Cherry Street, Playing for Time, Rivkin -Bounty Hunter, Promises
to Keep, Gibbsville, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
BLOUNT, LISA
Actress. b. Fayetteville, AK, July 1, 1957. e. Univ. of AK.
Auditioned for role as extra in film September 30, 1955 and was
chosen as the female lead.
PICTURES: 9/30/55, Dead and Buried, An Officer and a
Gentleman (Golden Globe nom. 1983), Cease Fire, What Waits
Below, Radioactive Dreams, Prince of Darkness, Nightflyers,
South of Reno, Out Cold, Great Balls of Fire, Blind Fury, Femme
Fatale,
Needful Things, Stalked,
Box of
Moonlight,
If...Dog...Rabbit, Birdseye, Chrystal (also prod.), The Accountant
(Academy Award best short film, 2002), Randy and the Mob (also
prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Murder Me Murder You, Stormin' Home,
The Annihilator, Unholy Matrimony, In Sickness and in Health, An
American Story, Murder Between Friends, Get to the Heart: The
Barbara Mandrel] Story, Traffic. Series: Sons and Daughters,
Profit, Trash. Pilot: Off Duty, Sons and Daughters.
BLUM, MARK
Actor. b. Newark, NJ, May 14, 1950. Studied drama at U. of
Minnesota and U. of Pennsylvania. Also studied acting with Andre
Gregory, Aaron Frankel and Daniel Seltzer. Extensive Off-B'way
work after debut in The Cherry Orchard (1976).
THEATRE: NY: Green Julia, Say Goodnight Gracie, Table
Settings, Key Exchange, Loving Reno, Messiah, It's Only a Play,
Little Footsteps, Cave of Life, Gus & AI (Obie Award), Lost in
Yonkers (Broadway), Thousand Clowns (Broadway). Regional:
Brothers (New Brunswick, NJ), Close Ties (Long Wharf), The
Cherry Orchard (Long Wharf), lago in Othello (Dallas). Mark
Taper Forum: American Clock, Wild Oats, Moby Dick Rehearsed
and An American Comedy
PICTURES: Lovesick, Desperately Seeking Susan, Just Between
Friends, Crocodile Dundee, Blind Date, The Presidio, Worth
Winning, Emma & Elvis, The Low Life, Miami Rhapsody, Denise
Calls Up, Sudden Manhattan, Stag, You Can Thank Me Later,
Getting to Know All About You, Down to You, Shattered Glass.
TELEVISION: Movies: Condition: Critical, Indictment: The
McMartin Trial, The Judge. Series: Sweet Surrender, Capitol
News. Guest: More than 25 appearances.
BLu-BOG
BLUMBERG, BARRY
Executive. e. degree in English literature from UCLA. Before
Blumberg teamed with The Walt Disney Company, he spent time
at Harvey Comics and in the New York advertising world.
Blumberg joined Walt Disney Television Animation in 1994 as
development dir. and has held a series of positions of increasing
responsibility. In 2003, he became pres., Walt Disney Television
Animation. During his tenure at Disney, he helped launch Disney's
One Saturday Morning TV programming block on ABC in Sept.
1997. The block featured the popular Recess and Pepper Ann animated series. He was also instrumental in bringing the highly
acclaimed Kim Possible series to the Disney Channel in June
2002, and Disney's The Legend of Tarzan to the UPN and international TV in Sept. 2002. With company restructuring, Blumberg
resigned from Disney in Nov. 2005.
BLUNDELL, CHRISTINE
Make -Up.
PICTURES: Life is Sweet, Naked, I.D., Hackers, Secrets and Lies,
Carla's Song, Career Girls, The Full Monty, Seven Years in Tibet,
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence, Topsy-Turvey
(Academy Award, 2000), Sorted, New Year's Day, Me Without
You, All or Nothing, To Kill a King, Around the World in 80 Days,
Finding Neverland, Vera Drake, Closer, The Constant Gardener,
Doom, Basic Instinct 2.
TELEVISION: Movies: Lady Chatterly, Bertie and Elizabeth.
BLUTH, DON
Animator, Director, Producer, Writer. b. El Paso, TX, Sept. 13,
1937.e. Brigham Young U. Animator with Walt Disney Studios
1956 and 1971-79; animator with Filmation 1967; Co-founder and
dir with Gary Goldman and John Pomery, Don Bluth Productions,
1979-85; animator, Sullivan Studios, 1986. Joined Fox Animation
as dir/prod., 1995.
PICTURES: Animation director: Robin Hood, The Rescuers,
Pete's Dragon, Xanadu. Director/Co-Producer: The Secret of
NIMH (also co-s.p.), An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All
Dogs Go to Heaven (also co -story), Rock -a -Doodle, Hans
Christian Andersen's Thumbelina (also s.p.), A Troll in Central
Park, The Pebble and the Penguin, Anastasia, Bartok the
Magnificent, Titan A.E.
TELEVISION: Banjo the Woodpile Cat (prod., dir, story, music
and lyrics).
BLYTH, ANN
Actress. b. Mt. Kisco, NY, Aug. 16, 1928. e. New Wayburn's
Dramatic Sch. On radio in childhood; with San Carlos Opera Co.
3 years; Broadway debut in Watch on the Rhine.
PICTURES: Chip Off the Old Block (debut, 1944), The Merry
Monahans, Babes on Swing Street, Bowery to Broadway, Mildred
Pierce (Academy Award nom. 1946), Swell Guy, Brute Force,
Killer McCoy, A Woman's Vengeance, Another Part of the Forest,
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, Red Canyon, Once More My
Darling, Free for All, Top o' the Morning, Our Very Own, The Great
Caruso, Katie Did It, Thunder on the Hill, I'll Never Forget You,
Golden Horde, One Minute to Zero, The World in His Arms, Sally
and Saint Anne, All the Brothers Were Valiant, Rose Marie, The
Student Prince, King's Thief, Kismet, Slander, The Buster Keaton
Story, Why Was I Born?.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Citadel.
BOCHCO, STEVEN
Producer, Writer. b. New York, NY, Dec. 16, 1943. e. Carnegie
Tech, MFA. Won MCA fellowship in college, joined Universal -TV
as apprentice. 1978, moved to MTM Enterprises. Went on to create shows for NBC and in 1987, sealed deal with ABC to create
10 series pilots over 10 years. Awards incl. 8 Emmys, 2
Humanitas, NAACP Image, Writers Guild, George Foster
Peabody, & Edgar Allen Poe Awards, DGA Diversity Award, 1999.
PICTURES: Silent Running (writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: More than 20, incl.: The Counterfeit Killer,
Double Indemnity, Vampire, Operating Room, Name of the Game,
Columbo (9 tv movies; 2 Emmy nom.), L.A. Law: The Movie,
NYPD 2069, Hollis & Rae (exec. prod.). Series: 22 titles, incl.: Griff
(prod.), The Invisible Man (prod.), Delvecchio (prod.), Paris (exec.
prod.), Hill Street Blues (writer, exec. prod., Emmys 1981, 1982,
1983, 1984, 9 Emmy nom.), Bay City Blues (prod.), L.A. Law (cre-
ator, writer, exec. prod., Emmys 2 1987, 1989, 4 Emmy nom.),
Hooperman (writer, prod.), Doogie Howser M.D. (writer, prod.),
Cop Rock (creator, writer, prod.), Capitol Critters (prod.), NYPD
Blue (creator, writer, prod., Emmy 1995, 8 Emmy nom.), The Byrds
of Paradise (prod.), Murder One (writer, exec. prod.; Emmy
nom.1996; WGA nom. 1997), Exec. Prod.: Public Morals,
Brooklyn South, Total Security, City of Angels, Philly (also writer),
Boston Public (co -creator), Blind Justice (pilot, exec. prod.), Over
There, Commander in Chief.
BOCHNER, HART
Actor, Director. b. Toronto, Canada, Oct. 3, 1956. Son of late
actor Lloyd Bochner. e. U. of. San Diego. Wrote, prod., dir short
film The Buzz (1992) starring Jon Lovitz.
PICTURES: Islands in the Stream (debut, 1977), Breaking Away,
Terror Train, Rich and Famous, The Wild Life, Supergirl, Making
Mr. Right, Die Hard, Apartment Zero, Mr. Destiny, Mad at the
Moon, The Innocent, Break Up, Anywhere But Here, Urban
Legends: Final Cut, Say Nothing, Speaking of Sex, Liberty Stands
Still. Dir: High School High, PCU, One Part Sugar (also writer,
exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Having It All, Fellow Traveller, Complex of
Fear, Children of the Dust, Once Around the Park, Baby for Sale.
Mini-series: Haywire, East of Eden, The Sun Also Rises, War and
Remembrance. Series: Callahan. Special: Teach 109.
BODENHEIMER, GEORGE W.
Executive, b. May 6, 1958. e. Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Denison University, 1980. Bodenheimer, who began his
ESPN career in the administration department in 1981, is a tv
executive who held several executive positions in ESPN's affiliate
sales and marketing area throughout the 1980s, working in the
company's Bristol, New York, Chicago, Denver and Dallas offices.
In 1982, became marketing representative for ESPN's South
Central region. Bodenheimer was promoted to national accounts
manager of the Rocky Mountain region, July 1985; and to director, affiliate sales, Eastern division, Feb. 1988. He was named vice
president, affiliate sales, Eastern division in July 1989 and was
promoted to vice president, national affiliate sales in June 1991.
Bodenheimer was named v.p., affiliate sales and marketing in
November 1992, and senior v.p., affiliate sales and marketing in
Oct. 1993. He was appointed to senior v.p., sales and marketing in
May 1995 and became executive v.p., sales and marketing in
Sept. 1996. He was named ESPN's fifth president on Nov. 19,
1998. In May 1999, he added international responsibilities; and on
March 3, 2003, he was also appointed President of ABC Sports,
overseeing all the multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney
Company. He was promoted to his current role of co-chairman,
Disney Media Networks on April 20, 2004, while remaining president of ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports; and chairman of the ESPN
bd. of directors. Bodenheimer serves on the boards of NCTA (The
National Cable Telecommunications Association), Cable in the
Classroom, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which ESPN
founded with the late Jim Valvano, and the Cable Center, a
Denver -based institution that educates and informs about the
power of cable television. He has been named to the "CableFax
100" list of industry leaders each year since 1998. He is a mem-
ber of the Cable Programming Committee of the Museum of
Television and Radio. Bodenheimer is based in New York but also
works from ESPN's Bristol, Conn. headquarters.
BOGART, PAUL
Director. b. New York, NY, Nov. 21, 1919. Puppeteer -actor with
Berkeley Marionettes 1946-48; TV stage mgr, assoc. dir. NBC
1950-52. Won numerous Christopher Awards; recipient homage
from French Festival Internationale Programmes Audiovisuelle,
Cannes '91.
PICTURES: Marlowe (debut, 1969), Halls of Anger, Skin Game,
Cancel My Reservation, Class of '44 (also prod.), ME Ricco, Oh
God! You Devil, Torch Song Trilogy.
TELEVISION: Movies: In Search of America, Tell Me Where It
Hurts, Winner Take All, Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder
(Emmy nom. 1987, DGA Award nom.1988), Broadway Bound
(Emmy nom. 1992), The Gift of Love, The Heidi Chronicles
(Emmy nom. 1996). Series: U.S. Steel Hour, Kraft Theatre,
Armstrong Circle Theatre, Goodyear Playhouse, The Defenders
(Emmy Award, 1965, Emmy nom. 1964), All in the Family (Emmy
Award, 1978, Emmy nom. 1979, 2 DGA Awards 1978), Get Smart
(Emmy nom. 1966), The Golden Girls (Emmy Award, 1986).
Specials: Ages of Man, Mark Twain Tonight (Emmy nom. 1967),
The Final War of 011ie Winter (Emmy nom. 1967), Dear Friends
(Emmy Award, 1968). Secrets, Shadow Game (Emmy Award,
1970), The House Without a Christmas Tree (DGA nom. 1973),
Look Homeward Angel, The Country Girl, Double Solitaire, The
War Widow, The Thanksgiving Treasure; The Adams Chronicles
(Emmy nom. 1976), Natica Jackson.
BOGDANOVICH, PETER
Director, Producer, Writer, Actor. b. Kingston, NY, July 30,
1939. e. Collegiate Sch., Stella Adler Theatre Sch., N.Y. 1954-58.
Stage debut, Amer. Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, followed
by N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, 1958. Off-B'way: dir/prod.: The Big
Knife, Camino Real, Ten Little Indians, Rocket to the Moon, Once
in a Lifetime. Film critic and feature writer, Esquire, New York
Times, Village Voice, Cahiers du Cinema, Los Angeles Times,
New York Magazine, Vogue, Variety, etc. 1961-. Owner: The Holly
Moon Company Inc. (LA.), 1992 -present. LA Film Grits. Career
Achievement Award, 1997.
PICTURES: Voyage to the Planet of the Prehistoric Women (dir,
s.p., narrator; billed as Derek Thomas), The Wild Angels (2nd unit
dir, co-s.p., actor). Director: Targets (also prod., co-s.p., actor),
The Last Picture Show (also co-s.p; N.Y. Film Critics' Award, best
British Academy Award, best s.p. 2 Academy Award
nom.1972, DGA nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1972), Directed by
s.p.,
John Ford (also s.p., interviewer), What's Up Doc? (also prod., co-
s.p.; Writer's Guild of America Award, best s.p., 1972), Paper
Moon (also prod.; Silver Shell, Mar del Plata, Spain 1973 Golden
Globe nom. 1974), Daisy Miller (also prod.; Best Director,
Brussels Festival, 1974), At Long Last Love (also prod., s.p.),
Nickelodeon (also co-s.p.), Saint Jack (also co-s.p., actor),
Pasinetti Award, Critics Prize, Venice Festival, 1979), Opening
Night (actor only), They Ali Laughed (also co-s.p.), Mask, Illegally
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Yours (also prod.), Texasville (also co -prod., s.p.), Noises Off (also
co -exec. prod.), The Thing Called Love, The Cat's Meow, Roman
Nights, The Broken Code. Actor: Jean Renior, The Battle Over
Citizen Kane, Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right, Mr.
Jealousy, The Shore Store, Clarie Makes it Big, Rated X, The
Independent, An American Dream, Festival in Cannes, John Ford
Goes to War (as himself), The Definition of Insanity (as himself),
The Fifth Patient, The Dukes, Dedication, Infamous, Humboldt
County, The Dukes.
TELEVISION: Movies/Dir.: To Sir with Love 2, The Price of
Heaven, Rescuers; Stories of Courage/2 Women, Naked City: A
Killer Christmas, A Saintly Switch, The Mystery of Natalie Wood.
Actor: Bella Mafia, Love New York, Hustle. Mini-series: Out of
Order. Series: CBS This Morning (weekly commentary; 1987-89),
The Sopranos, HDVD Extra (host). Guest: More than 108 appearI
ances.
BOGOSIAN, ERIC
Actor, Writer. b. Woburn, MA, Apr. 24, 1953. e. studied 2 years at
U. of Chicago, then Oberlin, theatre degree, 1976. In high school,
acted in plays with Fred Zollo (now prod.) and Nick Paleologus
(now MA congressman). Moved to NY and worked briefly as gofer
at Chelsea Westside Theater. Then joined downtown performance
space, the Kitchen, first acting in others pieces, then creating his
own, incl. character Ricky Paul, a stand-up comedian in punk
clubs. Theatre pieces include: The New World, Men Inside, Voices
of America, FunHouse, Drinking in America (Drama Desk and
Obie Awards), Talk Radio, Sex Drugs Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails
in the Floor With My Forehead (Obie Award), Suburbia (author
only).
PICTURES: Special Effects, Talk Radio (also s.p.; Silver Bear
Award 1988 Berlin Film Fest.), Sex Drugs Rock & Roll (also s.p.),
Naked in New York, Dolores Claiborne, Under Siege 2: Dark
Territory, SubUrbia (s.p., lyricist), Deconstructing Harry, Gossip, In
the Weeds, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Ararat, Igby Goes
Down, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Wonderland, The Pursuit of
Happiness, King of the Corner, Blade: Trinity, Heights.
TELEVISION: Movies: Crime Story, Funhouse (also writer), The
Caine Mutiny Court -Martial, Last Flight Out, Witch Hunt, A Bright
Shining Lie, Shot in the Heart. Mini-series: Blonde. Series: High
Incident (creative consult.), Love Monkey, Law & Order: Criminal
Intent. Special: Drinking in America. Guest: More than 38 appearances.
BONANNO, LOUIE
Actor. a.k.a. Louix Dor Dempriey. b. Somerville, MA, Dec. 17,
1961. e. Bentley Coll., Waltham, MA, BS -economics, finance; AS
accountancy, 1983. In Who's Who Among Students in American
Univ. & Colleges; Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans.
Moved to NY 1983 to study at Amer. Acad. of Dramatic Arts.
Toured U.S. 1985-86 as Dangermouse for MTV/Nickelodeon.
Stand-up comedian 1987-89. Stage debut in The Head, 1990.
PICTURES: Sex Appeal (debut, 1986), Wimps, Student Affairs,
Cool as Ice, Auntie Lee's Meat Pies.
TELEVISION: Movies: We'll Take Manhattan.
BONET, LISA
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 16, 1967. First gained recognition on The Cosby Show as Denise Huxtable at the age of 15.
PICTURES: Angel Heart, Dead Connection, Bank Robber, New
Eden, Serpent's Lair, Enemy of the State, High Fidelity, Biker
Boyz, Whitepaddy.
TELEVISION: Movies: New Eden, Lathe of Heaven. Series: The
Cosby Show (Emmy nom. 1986), A Different World. Special: Don't
Touch.
BONET, NAI
Actress, Producer. Worked in entertainment field since age of
13, including opera, films, TV, stage, night clubs and records.
PICTURES: Actress: The Soul Hustlers, The Seventh Veil, Fairy
Tales, The Soul of Nigger Charlie, The Spy with the Cold Nose,
John Goldfarb Please Come Home, Nocturna (also s.p.),
Hoodlums, (also s.p.).
BONHAM CARTER, HELENA
Actress. b. London, England, May 26, 1966. Great granddaughter of Liberal Prime Minister Lord Asquith. e. Westminster.
Appeared on BBC in A Pattern of Roses; seen by dir. Trevor Nunn
who cast her in Lady Jane, 1986, theatrical film debut. On London
stage in Trelawny of the Wells.
PICTURES: Lady Jane, A Room with a View, Maurice (cameo),
Francesco, La Mascheral (The Mask), Getting It Right, Hamlet,
Where Angles Fear to Tread, Howards End, Mary Shelley's
Frankenstein, Mighty Aphrodite, Margaret's Museum, Twelfth
Night, Shadow Play, The Wings of the Dove (LA Film Crits. Award,
Best Actress, 1997 Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom.
1998), Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Theory of Flight, The
Revengers of Comedy, Fight Club, Women Talking Dirty,
Carnivale, Novcaine, Planet of the Apes, Till Human Voices Wake
BOLAM, JAMES
Actor. b. Sunderland, England, June 16, 1938. Entered industry
in 1960.
PICTURES: The Kitchen, A Kind of Loving, Loneliness of the
Long Distance Runner, Murder Most Foul, In Celebration,
Clockwork Mice, Stella Does Tricks, Island on Bird Street, The
End of the Affair, It Was an Accident, To Kill a King.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr, As You
Like It, Macbeth, The Maze, The Beiderbecke Tapes, Eleven Men
Against Eleven, The Missing Postman, The Stalker's Apprentice,
Dirty Tricks, Shipman, Dalziel and Pascoe: Sins of the Fathers,
New Tricks. Mini-series: Have Your Cake and Eat It, The
Beiderbecke Connection, The Beiderbecke Affair, He Knew He
Was Right. Series: Likely Lads, When the Boat Comes In, Only
When I Laugh, Father Matthew's Daughter, Andy Capp, Second
Thoughts, Close & True, Born and Bred, New Tricks. Guest: More
than 57 appearances.
BOLOGNA, JOSEPH
Actor, Writer. b. Brooklyn, NY., Dec. 30, 1938. e. Brown U. m.
actress -writer Renee Taylor. Service in Marine Corps and on discharge joined ad agency, becoming din -prod. of TV commercials.
Collaborated with wife on short film, 2, shown at 1966 N.Y. Film
Festival. Together they wrote Lovers and Other Strangers, B'way
play, in which both also acted; wrote s.p. for film version. Both
wrote and starred in Made for Each Other, and created and wrote
TV series, Calucci's Dept.
PICTURES: Lovers and Other Strangers (co.-s.p. only Academy
Award nom.; WGA nom. 1971), Made for Each Other (also co.s.p.; WGA nom. 1972), Cops and Robbers, Mixed Company, The
Big Bus , Chapter Two, My Favorite Year, Blame It on Rio, The
Woman in Red, Transylvania 6-5000, It Had to Be You (also codir., co-s.p.), Coupe de Ville, Jersey Girl, Alligator II: The Mutation,
Love Is All There Is (dir., s.p.), Heaven Before Die, Big Daddy,
I
Blink of an Eye, Returning Mickey Stern, Squint, Pledge of
Allegiance, Fathers and Sons, The Boynton Beach Bereavement
Club, Ice Age: The Meltdown (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Honor Thy Father, Woman of the Year (also
co -writer), Torn Between Two Lovers, One Cooks The Other
Doesn't, Copacabana, A Time To Triumph, Prime Target,
Thanksgiving Day, Citizen Cohn, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds
in Love, The Don's Analyst, Batman/Superman Adventures:
World's Finest (voice), Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part, Fathers
and Sons. Mini-series: Sins. Series: Calucci's Dept. (creator, co writer only), Rags to Riches, Top of the Heap. Special: Acts of
Love and Other Comedies (Emmy Award, 1974). Guest: More
than 46 appearances.
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Us, The Heart of Me, Big Fish, The Wallace & Gromit Movie:
Curse of the Wererabbit, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Corpse Bride (voice), Conversations with Other Women,
Shantaram, Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were -Rabbit
(voice), Sixty Six, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,
Sweeney Todd, Stand by Love, Eleanor & Colette.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Hazard of Hearts (U.S.), Fatal
Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (Golden Globe nom. 1994),
Dancing Queen, Merlin (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1998),
Live From Baghdad (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2003),
Henry VIII, Magnificent 7.
BOOKMAN, ROBERT
Executive, b. Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 29, 1947. e. U. of California,
Yale Law Sch. Motion picture literary agent, IFA 1972-74, ICM
1974-79. 1979-84, ABC Motion Pictures v.p., worldwide production; 1984-6, Columbia Pictures, exec. v.p., world-wide prod. 1986,
Creative Artists Agency, as motion picture literary and directors'
agent.
BOONE, PAT
Singer, Actor. rn. Charles Eugene Boone. b. Jacksonville, FL,
June 1, 1934. e. David Lipscomb Coll., North Texas State Coll.,
grad. magna cum laude, Columbia U. Winner of Ted Mack's
Amateur Hour TV show; joined Arthur Godfrey TV show, 1955.
Most promising new male star, Motion Picture Daily -Fame Poll
1957. One of top ten moneymaking stars, M.P. Herald -Fame Poll,
1957. Daughter is singer Debby Boone. Author: Twixt Twelve and
Twenty, Between You & Me and the Gatepost, The Real
Christmas, A New Song, others.
RECORDINGS: Ain't That a Shame,
Almost Lost My Mind,
Friendly Persuasion, Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Tutti
I
Frutti, many others.
PICTURES: Bernardine (debut, 1957), April Love, Mardi Gras,
Journey to the Center of the Earth, All Hands on Deck, State Fair,
The Main Attraction, The Yellow Canary, The Horror of It All,
Never Put It in Writing, Goodbye Charlie, The Greatest Story Ever
Told, The Perils of Pauline, The Cross and the Switchblade, Roger
and Me, In a Metal Mood, The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Pigeon. Series: Arthur Godfrey and His
Friends, The Pat Boone -Chevy Showroom (1957-60), The Pat
Boone Show (1966-68). Guest: More than 75 appearances.
BOORMAN, JOHN
Director, Producer, Writer. b. London, England, Jan. 18, 1933.
Wrote film criticism at age of 17 for British publications incl.
Manchester Guardian; founder TV Mag. Day By Day; served in
National Service in Army; Broadcaster and BBC radio film critic
1950-54; film editor Independent Television News; prod. docu-
Boo-Bos
mentaries for Southern Television; joined BBC, headed BBC
Documentary Film Unit 1960-64, indep. doc. about D.W. Griffith;
chmn. Natl. Film Studios of Ireland 1975-85; governor Brit. Film
Inst. 1985-.
PICTURES: Director: Catch Us If You Can (debut, 1965), Point
Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Leo the Last (also co-s.p., Cannes Film
Fest. Award, Best Director 1970), Deliverance (also prod.; 2
Academy Award noms. 1973, Golden Globe nom.), Zardoz (also
prod., s.p.), Exorcist II: The Heretic (also co -prod.), Excalibur (also
exec. prod., co-s.p., Cannes Film Fest. Award, Best Art.
Contribution, 1981), Danny Boy (exec. prod. only), The Emerald
Forest (also prod.), Hope and Glory (also prod., s.p., actor; 3
Academy Award noms. 2 Golden Globe nom.1988, Nat'l Film
Critics Awards for dir., s.p.; L.A. Film Critics Awards for picture,
s.p., dir.; U.K. Critics Awards for picture), Where the Heart Is (also
prod., co-s.p.), I Dreamt I Woke Up (also s.p., actor), Two Nudes
Bathing (also s.p., prod.), Beyond Rangoon (also co -prod.), The
General (also s.p., prod.), The Tailor of Panama (also prod., s.p.),
In My Country (also prod.), A Tiger's Tale (also writer, prod.),
Memoirs of Hadrian.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Hard Way, Lee Marvin: A Personal
Portrait by John Boorman, Mini-series: Picture Windows:
Language of the Heart. Series: Citizen '63 (dir.), The Newcomers
(dir.).
BOOTHE, POWERS
Actor. b. Snyder, TX, June 1, 1949. e. Southern Methodist U. On
B'way in Lone Star.
PICTURES: The Goodbye Girl, Cruising, Southern Comfort, A
Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, Extreme Prejudice,
Stalingrad, Rapid Fire, Tombstone, Blue Sky, Sudden Death,
Nixon, U -Turn, Men of Honor, Frailty, Sin City, The Final Season,
Sin City 2.
TELEVISION: Movies: Skag, Plutonium Incident, Guyana
Tragedy-The Story of Jim Jones (Emmy Award, 1980), A Cry for
Love, Into the Homeland, Family of Spies, By Dawn's Early Light,
Wild Card, Marked for Murder, Web of Deception, The Spree, A
Crime of Passion, Attila. Second Nature. Mini-series: True
Women, Joan of Arc. Series: Skag, Philip Marlowe Private Eye,
Deadwood, Justice League Unlimited (voice).
BORGNINE, ERNEST
Actor. r.n. Ermes Effron Borgnino. b. Hamden, CT, Jan. 24, 1917.
e.
Randall Sch. of Dramatic Art, Hartford, CT. Joined Barter
Theatre in Viginia. Served in U.S. Navy; then little theatre work,
stock companies; on Broadway in Harvey, Mrs. McThing; many TV
appearances. Honors: 33rd Degree of the Masonic Order, Order
of the Grand Cross, from same. Named honorary Mayor of
Universal City Studios.
PICTURES: Appeared in more than 100 pictures, incl.: China
Corsair (debut, 1951), The Mob, Whistle at Eaton Falls, From Here
to Eternity, The Stranger Wore a Gun, Demetrius & the Gladiators,
Bounty Hunter, Vera Cruz, Bad Day at Black Rock, Marty
(Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award 1956), Run
for Cover, Last Command, Square Jungle, Catered Affair, Best
Things in Life are Free, Three Brave Men, The Vikings,
Badlanders, Torpedo Run, Season of Passion, Pay or Die, Go
Naked in the World, Barabbas, McHales's Navy, Flight of the
Phoenix, The Oscar, The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra, The
Split, The Wild Bunch, The Adventurers, Suppose They Gave a
War and Nobody Came?, A Bullet for Sandoval, Willard, Rain for
a Dusty Summer, Hannie Caulder, The Revengers, Ripped Off,
The Poseidon Adventure, Emperor of the North Pole, The
Neptune Factor, Law and Disorder, The Devil's Rain, Shoot, Love
By Appointment, The Greatest, Strike Force, Diary of Madam X,
The Black Hole, When Time Ran Out, High Risk, Escape from
New York, Spike of Bensonhurst, The Opponent, Any Man's
Death, Laser Mission, Turnaround, Captain Henkel, Moving
Target, The Last Match, Mistress, McHale's Navy, Gattaca,
BASEketball, An All Dogs Christmas Carol, 12 Bucks, Mel, The
Last Great Ride, Abilene, Castlerock, The Long Ride Home,
Crimebusters (also exec. prod.), Muraya (I'experience secrete de
Mike Blueberry), Blueberry, Strange Wilderness, Frozen Stupid,
Night at the Museum, Chinaman's Chance.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr.
Foster?, The Trackers, Twice in a Lifetime, Future Cop, Jesus of
Nazareth, Fire!, The Ghost of Flight 401, Cops and Robin, All
Quiet on the Western Front (Emmy nom. 1980), Blood Feud,
Carpool, Love Leads the Way, Last Days of Pompeii, The Dirty
Dozen: The Next Mission, Alice in Wonderland, The Dirty Dozen:
The Deadly Mission, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, Jake
Spanner -Private Eye, The Trail to Hope Rose, The Blue Light, The
Trail to Hope Rose. Series: McHale's Navy (Emmy nom. 1963),
Future Cop, Air Wolf, The Single Guy, All dogs Go to Heaven: the
Series (voice), SpongeBob SquarePants (voice). Specials: Billy
the Kid, Legend in Granite: The Vince Lombardi Story, Big Guns
Talk: The Story of the Western, AFI's 100 Years 100 Thirlls:
America's Most Heart Pounding Movies. Guest: More than 120
(dir.), Extreme Justice, Diplomatic Siege, Backyard Dogs, Deep
Freeze, Run, Little Hercules in 3-D.
TELEVISION: Birds of Prey, Blood Feud (WGA Award 1984),
Deadly Encounter, Izzy and Moe, Frank and Jesse (also dir.),
Marilyn and Me.
BOSCO, PHILIP
Actor. b. Jersey City, NJ, Sept. 26, 1930. e. Catholic U.,
Washington, DC, BA. drama, 1957. Studied for stage with James
Marr, Josephine Callan and Leo Brady. Consummate stage actor
(in over 100 plays, 61 in NY) whose career spans the classics
(with NY Shakespeare Fest. and American Shakespeare Fest,
CT.), 20 plays with Arena Stage 1957-60, to modern classics as a
resident actor with Lincoln Center Rep. Co. in the 1960s, winning
Tony and Drama Desk Awards for the farce Lend Me a Tenor,
1988. Recipient: Clarence Derwent Award for General Excellence,
Outer Critics Circle Award & Obie for Lifetime Achievement.
THEATRE: Auntie Mame (B'way debut, City Center revival, 1958),
Measure for Measure, The Rape of the Belt (Tony nom.),
Donnybrook, Richard III, The Alchemist, The East Wind, The
Ticket of Leave Man, Galileo, Saint Joan, Tiger at the Gates,
Cyrano de Bergerac, Be Happy for Me, King Lear, The Miser, The
Time of Your Life, Camino Real, Operation Sidewinder,
Amphitryon, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Good
Woman of Setzuan, The Playboy of the Western World, An
Enemy of the People, Antigone, Mary Stuart, The Crucible,
Enemies, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Henry V. The Threepenny
Opera, Streamers, Stages, The Biko Inquest, Whose Life Is It
Anyway? A Month in the Country, Don Juan in Hell, Inadmissible
Evidence, Ah! Wilderness, Man and Superman, Major Barbara,
The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Heartbreak House (Tony nom.),
Come Back Little Sheba, Loves of Anatol, Be Happy for Me,
Master Class, You Never Can Tell, A Man for All Seasons, Devil's
Disciple, Lend Me a Tenor (Tony Award, 1989), The Miser,
Breaking Legs, An Inspector Calls, The Heiress, Moon Over
Buffalo.
PICTURES: Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Lovely Way to Die,
Trading Places, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Walls of Glass,
Heaven Help Us, Flanagan, The Money Pit, Children of a Lesser
God, Suspect, Three Men and a Baby, Another Woman, Working Girl,
The Luckiest Man in the World, Dream Team, Blue Steel, Quick
Change, True Colors, FX2, Shadows and Fog, Straight Talk, Angie,
Milk Money, Nobody's Fool, Safe Passage, It Takes Two, My Best
Friend's Wedding, Critical Care, Frank Lloyd Wright (voice), Wonder
Boys, Shaft, Brooklyn Sonnet, Kate & Leopold, Abandon, Hitch,
Freedomland, The Savages.
TELEVISION: Movies: Echoes in the Darkness, Second Effort,
Internal Affairs, Murder in Black and White, The Return of Eliot
Ness, Against the Wall, The Forget -Me -Not Murders, Janek: A
Silent Betrayal, Young at Heart, Carriers, Twelfth Night, Bonanno:
A Godfather's Story, Cupid & Cate, After Amy. Mini-series: LIBER-
TY!: The American Revolution, Mark Twain (voice). Specials:
Prisoner of Zenda, An Enemy of the People, A Nice Place to Visit,
Read Between the Lines (Emmy Award), New York: A
Documentary Film (voice), The Birth of Ohio Stadium (voice).
Series: The Guiding Light, TriBeCa, As The World Turns, All My
Children, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Guest: More than 72
appearances.
BOSLEY, TOM
Actor. b. Chicago, IL, Oct. 1, 1927. e. DePaul U. Had roles on
radio in Chicago and in stock productions before moving to New
York. Appeared off-Broadway and on road before signed to play
lead in Fiorello! for George Abbott on Broadway. First actor to win
Tony, Drama Critics, ANTA and Newspaper Guild awards in one
season for that role.
PICTURES: Love with the Proper Stranger, The World of Henry
Orient, Divorce American Style, Yours Mine and Ours, The Secret
War of Harry Frigg, To Find a Man, Mixed Company, Gus,
O'Hara's Wife, Million Dollar Mystery, Wicked Stepmother, Little
Bigfoot H: The Journey Home, The Tangerine Bear, Returning
Mickey Stern, The Chocolate Fairy, Popstar, Geppetto's Secret
(voice), The Fallen Ones, Confession.
TELEVISION: Movies: Thieves' Carnival, Marcus Welby M.D.: A
Matter of Humanities (pilot), Night Gallery, A Step Out of Line,
Vanished, Congratulations It's a Boy!, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones,
Streets of San Francisco (pilot), No Place to Run, Miracle on 34th
Street, The Girl Who Came Gift Wrapped, Death Cruise, Who Is
the Black Dahlia?, Last Survivors, The Night That Panicked
America, Love Boat, Testimony of 2 Men, Black Market Baby, With
This Ring, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, The Rebels, For
the Love of It, Jesse Owens Story, Fatal Confession: A Father
Dowling Mystery, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage, Legend of
the Candy Cane, Mary Christmas, Christmas at Water's Edge, The
Fallen Ones, Hidden Places. Mini-series: Testimony of Two Men
appearances.
(actor/narrator), The Rebels. Series: That Was the Week That Was,
BORIS, ROBERT
Writer, Director. b. NY, NY, Oct. 12, 1945. Screenwriter before
also turning to direction with Oxford Blues, 1984.
PICTURES: Electra Glide in Blue, Some Kind of Hero, Doctor
Detroit, Oxford Blues (also dir.), Buy and Cell (dir.), Steele Justice
Duncan Show, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home (voice), Happy Days
Emmy nom. 1978), That's Hollywood (narrator), Murder She Wrote,
The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Dean Martin Show, Sandy
Father Dowling Mysteries, Port Charles. Specials: Alice
in
Wonderland (1953), Arsenic and Old Lace, The Drunkard, Profiles
in Courage. Guest: More than 143 appearances.
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BOSTWICK, BARRY
Actor. b. San Mateo, CA, Feb. 24, 1946. e. USIU Sch. of
Performing Arts, San Diego, BFA in acting; NYU Grad. Sch. of the
Arts. Made prof. stage debut while in coll. working with Walter
Pidgeon in Take Her She's Mine. Joined APA Phoenix Rep. Co.
making his B'way debut in Cock -A -Doodle Dandy.
THEATRE: Salvation, House of Leather Soon, The Screens,
Colette, Grease (created role of Danny Zuko, 1972), They Knew
What They Wanted, The Robber Bridegroom (Tony Award, 1977),
She Loves Me, L'Historie du Soldat, Nick and Nora.
PICTURES: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Movie Movie,
Megaforce, Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon, Weekend
at Bernie's 2, Spy Hard, The Secret Agent Club, Swing, Chestnut:
Hero of Central Park.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Chadwick Family, The Quinns, Murder
By Natural Causes, Once Upon a Family, Moviola-The Silent
Lovers, Summer Girl, An Uncommon Love, Deceptions, Betrayed
by Innocence, Body of Evidence, Addicted to His Love, Parent
Trap III, Challenger, Captive, Between Love and Hate, Praying
Mantis, Once in a Lifetime, The Return of Hunter, The Secretary,
The Trophy Wife's Secret, National Lampoon's Men in White, Love
Is a Four -Letter Word. Mini-series: Scruples, George Washington,
I'll Take Manhattan, War and Remembrance (Golden Globe Award
1989), Eating Pattern. Series: Foul Play, Dads, Spin City,
Spellbound, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Specials: A
Woman of Substance, You Can't Take It With You, Working.
Guest: More than 85 appearances.
BOSUSTOW, NICK
Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 1940. e. Menlo Coll.,
administration. MCA, intl. sales, 1963. Pres., Stephen Bosustow
Productions, 1967. Pres., ASIFA-West. Pres., Bosustow
Entertainment Inc., 1973. Founded Animation Consultants
International, 1995.
PICTURES: Is It Always Right to Be Right? (Academy Award,
1971) The Legend of John Henry (Academy Award nom. 1974).
TELEVISION:
Specials: The Incredible Book Escape,
Misunderstood Monsters, A Tale of Four Wishes, Wrong Way Kid
(Emmy, 1984). Series: The Hayley Mills Story Book.
BOSWALL, JEFFREY
Producer, Director, Writer.
b.
Brighton, England, 1931.
e.
Taunton House School, Montpelier Coll., Brighton. Started career
as an ornithologist for the Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds. Joined BBC in 1958 as radio prod., moving to TV 1964 making films
(Ethiopia and Antarctica).
Contributed to 50 films as wildlife cameraman. Co-founder of
British Library of Wildlife Sounds. 1987: returned to RSPB. Head
of Film and Video Unit, 1987. 1992, sr lecturer in Biological Film
& Video, Derby Univ. Chairmanship BKSTS Intl Wildlife
Filmmakers' Symposium. AUTHOR: Birds for All Seasons. Ed.
Look and Private Lives. Contrib.: Times, Countryman, the Field,
Wildlife and Country -side, BBC Wildlife, Scientific Film, Journal of
the Society of Film and TV Arts, Image Technology. Has written
for scientific journals and writes annual update for Encyclopedia
Britannica on ornithology.
TELEVISION: 18 films in the Private Lives series of which 4
(about the Kingfisher, Cuckoo, Starling and Jackass Penguin) won
intl awards. Animal Olympians, Birds For All Seasons, Where the
Parrots Speak Mandarin, Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia. Series:
Animal Magic. Documentaries: Look, The Way We Went Wild.
BOTTOMS, JOSEPH
Actor. b. Santa Barbara, CA, April 22, 1954. Brother of actors
Sam and Timothy Bottoms. Did plays in jr high school in Santa
Barbara and then with community theatre.
PICTURES: The Dove (debut, 1974, Golden Globe Award 1975),
Crime and Passion, The Black Hole, Cloud Dancer, King of the
Mountain, Blind Date, Open House, Born to Race, Inner Sanctum,
Snide and Prejudice, Joseph's Gift.
TELEVISION: Movies: Trouble Comes to Town, Unwed Father,
Stalk the Wild Child, The Intruder Within, Side By Side: The True
Story of the Osmond Family, Married Wyatt Earp, The Sins of
Dorian Gray, Time Bomb, Braker, Island Sons, Police Story: Cop
Killer, Gunsmoke: To the Last Man, Treacherous Crossing, Liar's
Edge. Mini-series: Holocaust, Celebrity. Series: Days of Our Lives,
Santa Barbara, The Net. Special: Winesburg Ohio.
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BOTTOMS, SAM
Actor. b. Santa Barbara, CA, Oct. 17, 1955. Brother of actors
Timothy and Joseph Bottoms. Co -prod. documentary Picture This.
Appeared in documentary Hearts of Darkness.
PICTURES: The Last Picture Show (debut, 1971), Class of '44,
Zandy's Bride, Up From the Depths, The Outlaw Josey Wales,
Apocalypse Now, Bronco Billy, Hunter's Blood, Gardens of Stone,
After School, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse,
Picture This --The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City
Texas, Ragin' Cajun, Dolly Dearest, In 'n Out, North of Chiang
Mai, Prime Risk, The Trust, Sugar Hill, Sunny Side Up, Project
Showchaser 3000, Angel Blue, Snide and Prejudice, Joseph's
Gift, The Unsaid, Shadow Fury, Looking Through Lilian, True
Files, Seabiscuit, Shopgirl, Winter Passing, Havoc, Shall Not
Want, Sherrybaby, Finishing the Game.
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TELEVISION: Movies: Savages, Cage Without a Key, Desperate
Lives, Island Sons, The Witching of Ben Wagner, Zooman, My
Neighbor's Daughter. Series: Santa Barbara. Mini-series: East of
Eden, Return to Eden.
BOTTOMS, TIMOTHY
Actor. b. Santa Barbara, CA, Aug. 30, 1951. Brother of actors
Joseph and Sam Bottoms. Early interest in acting; was member of
S.B. Madrigal Society, touring Europe in 1967. Sang and danced
in West Side Story local prod. With brother Sam co -prod. documentary Picture This about making of the Last Picture Show and
Texasville.
PICTURES: Has appeared in more than 60 pictures, incl.: Johnny
Got His Gun (debut, 1971, Golden Globe nom. 1972), The Last
Picture Show, The Paper Chase, The White Dawn, Operation
Daybreak, A Small Town in Texas, Rollercoaster, The Other Side
of the Mountain: Part 2, Hurricane, The High Country, Tin Man,
The Census Taker, In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro, The Sea
Serpent, The Fantasist, Invaders from Mars, The Drifter, Return to
the River Kwai, A Case of Law, Texasville, Istanbul, I'll Met By
Moonlight, Uncle Sam, Ringer, Fox Hunt, Mr. Atlas, Absolute
Force, Mixed Blessings, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Prince
and the Surfer, X -Ray Boy, A Smaller Place, Held for Ransom,
Murder Seen, The Entrepreneurs, Elephant, Paradise, Texas, The
Girl Next Door, Shanghai Kiss, The American Standard, Deceit,
Parasomnia, Chinaman's Chance.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Story of David, The Gift of Love, A
Shining Season, Escape, Island Sons, Mortal Challenge, DC 9/11:
Time of Crisis, The Big Dance, Ike: Countdown to D -Day, Jane
Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't, Vampire Bats. Mini-series:
The Money Changers, 500 Nations, East of Eden. Series: Land of
the Lost, The Great War (voice), That's My Bush! Special: Look
Homeward Angel.
BOUCHEZ, ELODIE
Actress. b. France, April 5, 1973.
PICTURES: Stan the Flasher, The Stolen Diary, Tango, Good Old
Daze, Les mots de ('amour, The Wild Reeds, Those Were the
Days, Clubbed to Death, Mademoiselle Personne, Full Speed,
The Proprietor, Fire in Paradise, La divine poursuite, Le ciel est a
nous, The Dreamlife of Angels (Cannes Film Fest. Award, Best
Actress, 1998), Louise, J'aimerais pas crever un dimanche,
Zonzon, Les Kidnappeurs, Shooting Vegetarians, Lovers, Meurtre
dune petite grue, Blame it on Voltaire, Too Much Flesh, The Beat
Nicks, CQ, Tom Thumb, Being Light, Le Merveilleuse odysee de
('idiot Toboggan, La guerre a Paris, Noces indiennes, Dreams of
Trespass, Le Pacte du silence, Stormy Weather, America Brown,
Brice de Nice, Sorry, Haters, Ma place au soleil, Je dateste les
enfants des autres, Helios, Teen Spirit, Apres lui.
TELEVISION: Series: Alias.
BOUQUET, CAROLE
b. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Aug. 18,
1957. e.
Sorbonne, Paris, Paris Conservatoire. Also model for Chanel No.
Actress.
5 perfume.
PICTURES: That Obscure Object of Desire (debut, 1977), Buffet
Froid, II Cappotto di Astrakan, For Your Eyes Only, Bingo Bongo,
Mystere, Nemo, Le Bon Roi Dagobert, Rive Droite Rive Gauche,
Special Police, Double Messieurs, Le Mal d'aimer, Jenatsch,
Bunker Palace Hotel, New York Stories, Too Beautiful for You,
Against Oblivion, Tango, Women in Skirts, Grosse Fatigue, A
Business Affair, Lucie Aubrac, In All Innocence, Un Pont Entre
Deux Rives, Lulu Kreutz's Picnic, Speaking of Bunuel, Wasabi,
Embrassez qui vous voulez, Blanche, Red Lights, Travaux,
Nordeste, L' Enfer, Aurore, Un ami parfait, Les Hauts murs.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Red and the Black, Berenice, Ruy
Blas, Madame de. Mini-series: Le Rouge et le Noir.
BOUTSIKARIS, DENNIS
Actor. b. Newark, NJ, Dec. 21, 1952. e. Hampshire Col.
THEATRE: Off-B'way: Another Language (debut, 1975), Funeral
March for a One Man Band, All's Well That Ends Well, Nest of the
Wood Grouse, Cheapside, Rum and Coke, The Boys Next Door,
Sight Unseen. B'way: Filomena, Bent, Amadeus.
PICTURES: The Exterminator, Very Close Quarters, Batteries Not
Included, Crocodile Dundee II, The Dream Team, Talent for the
Game, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Boys on the Side, Chasing the
Dragon, Surviving Picasso, Blue Vision, In Dreams, Taken,
Custody of the Heart, Crawlers, Cherry Crush.
TELEVISION: Movies: Rappaccini's Daughter, Internal Affairs,
Thunderboat Row, The Keys, Love Lies and Murder, The Hit Man,
Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story, The Yarn Princess,
Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story, Beyond Betrayal, Love and
Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story, The Three Lives of
Karen,
Survival on the Mountain, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenot
and the City of Boulder, Custody of the Heart. Mini-series: The
Last Don. Series: Nurse, Stat, The Jackie Thomas Show, Misery
Loves Company, Law & Order, Six Degrees. Guest: More than 52
appearances.
BOWERS, MIKE
Executive. Bowers, a 14 -year motion picture exhibition executive,
was elevated to president & COO, of Harkins Theatres in Sept.
2006. Never before in the company's 73 -year history has the role
of president been held by someone outside the Harkins family.
Bow -BRA
Bowers, who began his career with Mann Theatres, joined
Harkins as district manager and was later promoted to vice president. Harkins is based in Scottsdale, AZ.
BOWIE, DAVID
Actor, Composer, Singer. r.n. David Robert Jones. b. Brixton,
South London, England, Jan. 8, 1947. m. model -actress Iman.
Broadway debut: The Elephant Man (1980).
PICTURES: The Virgin Soldiers (debut, 1969), Ziggy Stardust and
the Spiders from Mars (1973; U.S. release 1983), The Man Who
Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, Radio On, Cat People (lyricist, performed song Golden Globe nom. 1983), Tie Hunger, Yellowbeard,
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Into the Night, Absolute Beginners
(also songs), Labyrinth (also songs), The Last Temptation of
Christ, Linguini Incident, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,
Inspirations, Mr. Rice's Secret, II Mio West, Lou Reed: Rock and
Roll Heart, Everybody Loves Sunshine, Zoolender, Mayor of
Sunset Strip. Composer/Songs: Boy Meets Girl, The Falcon and
the Snowman, Bad Blood, Pretty Woman, Lost Highway, The
Saint, Grosse Point Blank, Almost Famous, Moulin Rouge!, The
Banger Sisters, Dogville, Rugrats Go Wilc!, Charlie's Angels: Full
Throttle, Underworld, The School of Rock, Confessions of a
Teenage Drama Queen, New York Minute, Shrek 2, Shall We
BOYES, CHRISTOPHER
Sound.
PICTURES: Rush, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bingo!, Single
White Female, Jurassic Park, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, The
Rock, Broken Arrow, Eraser, Titanic (Academy Award, Best Sound
Effects Editing, 1998), Volcano, The Lost World: Jurassic Park,
Con Air, Big Daddy, The 13th Warrior, Dinosaur, Titan A.E., Space
Cowboys, Pearl Harbor (Academy Award 2002), Jurassic Park 3,
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Academy Award
nom. 2002), Lilo & Stitch, Minority Report, Blood Work, The Lord
of the Rings: The Two Towers (Academy Award nom. 2003),
Mystic River, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black
Pearl (2 Academy nom.2004), The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King (Academy Award 2004), Catwoman, Sky Captain and
the World of Tomorrow, Million Dollar Baby, XXX 2: The Next
Level, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The Weather Man,
King Kong (Academy Award, 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest (2 Academy Award nom. 2007), Her Best
Move.
TELEVISION: Movie: Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood
Follies (re-recording mixer).
BOYETT, ROBERT LEE
Dance, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (composer), Arthur and
the Minimoys (voice), The Prestige.
TELEVISION: Series: The Hunger. Specials: Christmas With Bing
Crosby, The Midnight Special, Glass Spider Tour, Closure,
Producer. e. Duke U., B.A.; Col. U., M.A., marketing. Began
Revolution, Bowie at the BBC, The Old Grey Whistle Test at 30,
Bad Hair Days, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (Emmy
Award 2003), Concert for New York City, Love Christmas, Scott
Paramount Pictures in newly created position of v.p., exec. asst. to
pres. & COO, 1979, joined Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions to produce for Paramount Television.
PICTURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special, The Beatles
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Walker: 30 Century Man (exec. prod.). Guest: More than 109
appearances.
BOWSER, EILEEN
Curator, Film Archivist, Historian. b. Ohio, Jan. 18, 1928. e.
Marietta Coll., B.A., 1950; U. of North Carolina, MA., history of art,
1953. Joined Dept. of Film, Museum of Modern Art, 1954. Curator,
Dept. of Film (1976-1993). Organized major exhib. of the films of
D.VV. Griffith, Carl -Theodor Dreyer, Art o' the Twenties, recent
acquisitions and touring shows. On exec. comm. of Federation
Internationale des Archives du Film 1969-91, v.p. FIAF 1977-85;
pres. FIAF Documentation Commission 1972-81. Film Archives
Advisory Comm. since 1971. Assoc. of Univ. Seminars on Cinema
Publications:
The
and
Interdisciplinary Interpretation.
Transformation of Cinema: 1907-15, Vol II, History of the American
Film Series, The Movies, David Wark Griffith, Bio9raph Bulletins
1908-1912. A Handbook for Film Archives. Has written numerous
articles on film history. Received career recognition award from
Assn. of Moving Image Archivists in 1994.
BOXLEITNER, BRUCE
Actor. b. Elgin, IL, May 12, 1950. m. actress Melissa Gilbert. After
high school enrolled in Chicago's. Goodman Theatre, staging productions and working with lighting and se' design in addition to
acting.
PICTURES: Six -Pack Annie, The Baltimore Bullet, Tron, The
Crystal Eye, Breakaway, Diplomatic Immunity, Kuffs, The Babe,
Wyatt Earp: Return to. Tombstone, Perilous, The Perfect Nanny,
Life in the Balance, Contagion, Silence, Gods and Generals, Tron
Killer App (voice), Brilliant, Snakehead Terror, Legion of the Dead,
King of the Lost World.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Chadwick Fami y, A Cry for Help, The
Macahans, Kiss Me-Kill Me, Murder at the World Series, Happily
Ever After, Wild Times, Bare Essence, Married Wyatt Earp,
Passion Flower, Angel in Green, The Gamble (I, II, Ill, & V), Red
River, The Road Raiders, Murderous Vision, The Secret, Perfect
Family, Double Jeopardy, House of Secrets, Zoya, Babylon 5: In
the Beginning, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Babylon 5: A Call to Arms,
Freefall, Hope Ranch, Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke, They
Are Among Us, Saving Emily, Detective, A Killer Upstairs, Falling
in Love with the Girl Next Door, Double Cross, Mystery Woman:
Wild West Mystery, Bone Eater. Mini-series: How the West Was
Won, East of Eden, The Last Convertible, Pandemic. Series: How
the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs.
King, Babylon 5, Young Blades, She Spies, Spawn: The Animation
(voice). Guest: More than 83 appearances.
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BOYER, PHIL
TV Executive. b. Portland, OR, Dec. 13, 1940. e. Sacramento
State U. Began broadcasting career as 12 -year -old in Portland,
establishing nation's first youth radio facility-a 5 -watt facility in
the basement of his home. At 16 began working at KPDQ,
Portland; two years later joined KPTV, Portland, as announcer. In
1960 joined KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR, heading prod. and prog. depts.
In 1965 named staff prod.-dir. for KCRA, TV, Sacramento, CA,
becoming prod. mgr. in 1967 and prog. n-gr. in 1969. In 1972
joined KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, as prog. dir. In 1974 named v.p.,
programming, of ABC Owned TV Stations; 1977, v.p,-gen. mgr.,
WLS-TV, Chicago; 1979, v.p.-gen. mgr of 'NABC-TV, NY, 1981;
v.p., gen mgr, ABC -owned TV station div.; 1984, joined ABC Video
Enterprises as v.p. intl. dev.; 1986-97 Sr. v.p., intl and prog. dev.,
CC/ABC Video Ent. Currently pres. of Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Assoc. (AOPA).
career in media and mkt. research at Grey Advertising, Inc. Was
program development consultant for PBS. In 1973 joined ABC as
dir of prime time series TV, East Coast. In 1975 named ABC TV
v.p. & asst. to v.p. programs for West Coast. In 1977 joined
TELEVISION: Exec. prod.: Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days,
Bosom Buddies, Mork and Mindy, Valerie, Perfect Strangers,
Family Matters, Meego, Step By Step, Full House, Family Matters,
Going Places, The Family Man, Getting By, On Our Own, Two -N Two Together, Hogan Family, Two of a Kind.
BOYLE, BARBARA D.
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY.
e.
U.
of California,
Berkeley, B.A., 1957; UCLA, J.D., 1960. Named to bar: California,
1961; New York, 1964. Attorney in business affairs dept. & corp.
asst. secty., American Int'l. Pictures, Los Angeles, 1965-67;
partner in entertainment law firm, Cohen & Boyle, L.A., 1967-74;
exec. v.p. & gen. counsel, COO, New World Pictures, L.A., 197482. Sr. v.p. worldwide prod., Orion Pictures, L.A., 1982-86; exec.
v.p., prod., RKO Pictures, L.A., 1986-87. Pres., Sovereign
Pictures, Inc., 1988-92; Sovereign Pictures, Inc., financed and distributed internationally 25 films, with its films receiving 14
Academy Award nominations and winning four. Partner in Boyle -
Taylor Prods., 1993. She then became pres., Valhalla Motion
Pictures, a film and TV prod. co. Valhalla's films included The
Hulk, True Whispers: the Story of the Navajo Code Talkers for
ITVS; and Clockstoppers, as well as the TV show Adventure, Inc.
2003 -present, Boyle is chair of UCLA's School of Theater, Film &
Television. Her industry involvement includes founding member of
co UCLA School of Law's Entertainment Advisory
chairperson 1979 & '80). Member: AMPAS, Women in Film pres.,
omen
1977-78, member of bd., chairperson 1981-84),
Entertainment Lawyers Assn., California Bar Assn., N.Y. State Bar
Assn., Beverly Hills Bar Assn., Hollywood Women's Political
Committee and American Film Institute. She serves on the bd. of
Project: Involve and is also a past pres. of Independent Feature
Projects West. Boyle has received, among others, a Vision Award
from IFP, the WIF Crystal Award and the Alumni of the Year from
UCLA Law.
PICTURES: Producer: Mrs. Munck, Phenomenon, Instinct. Exec.
prod: Campus Man, Eight Men Out, Desperately Seeking Susan,
The Terminator, Platoon, Bottle Rocket, The Hi -Line.
BOYLE, LARA FLYNN
Actress. b. Davenport, IA, Mar. 24, 1970. e. Chicago Academy for
the Visual and Performing Arts. First studied acting at the Piven
Theatre. Professional debut at age 15 in tv mini-series Amerika.
PICTURES: Poltergeist III (debut, 1988), How I Got Into College,
Dead Poets Society, May Wine, The Rookie, The Dark Backward,
Mobsters, Wayne's World, Where the Day Takes You, The Temp,
Eye of the Storm, Equinox, Red Rock West, Threesome, Baby's
Day Out, The Road to Wellville, Farmer & Chase, Cafe Society,
The Big Squeeze, Afterglow, Red Meat, Susan's Plan, Happiness,
Chain of Fools, Speaking of Sex, Men In Black II, Land of the
Blind, A West Texas Children's Story.
TELEVISION: Movies: Terror on Highway 91, Gang of Four, The
Preppie Murder, Past Tense, Jacob, Since You've Been Gone,
Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story. Mini-series: Amerika.
Series: Twin Peaks, The Practice (Emmy nom. 1999), Huff, Las
Vegas, Insatiable,
BRACCO, LORRAINE
Actress. b. Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 2, 1955. At 16 began modeling for
Wilhelmina Agency appearing in Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Teen
magazine. Moved to Paris where modeling career continued and
led to TV commercials. After making her film debut in Duo sur
Canape became a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg, Paris. 1983
produced a TV special on fashion and music. In Lincoln Center
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workshop performance of David Rabe's Goose and Tom Tom,
1986.
PICTURES: Cormorra, The Pick-up Artist, Someone to Watch
Over Me, Sing, The Dream Team, On a Moonlit Night, Good Fellas
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1991), Talent for the
Game, Switch, Medicine Man, Radio Flyer, Traces of Red, Being
Human, The Basketball Diaries, Hackers, The Liars, Ladies
Room, Custody of the Heart, Riding in Cars With Boys, Death of
a Dynasty, My Suicidal Sweetheart.
TELEVISION: Movies: Scam, Getting Gotti, Lifeline, The Taking of
Pelham One -Two -Three, Custody of the Heart, Sex In Our
Century (narr.), Dinner with the FoodFellas. Series: The Sopranos
(3 Emmy nom.; 3 Golden Globe nom.).
BRADEN, WILLIAM
Executive, Producer. b. Alberta, Canada. e. U.S., Canada, and
abroad. Began career as stuntman in Hollywood, and has worked
in all aspects of industry Worked for Elliott Kastner as prod. exec.
and with Jeffrey Bloom, of Feature Films, Inc., as prod. and v.p. in
chg. of prod. Also with Dunatai Corp., as head of film and TV
prod. With Completion Bond Co. one yn as prod. exec., Australia
then with Filmaker Completion as pres. 4 years. Now indep. prod.
PICTURES: Pyramid (assoc. prod., prod. supv.), Russian Roulette
(prod. exec.), 92 in the Shade (prod. exec.), Breakheart Pass
(prod. exec.), Dogpound Shuffle (asst. dir.), Dublin Murders (supvr.
re-edit), He Wants Her Back (prod.), Goldengirl (prod. exec.),
Running Scared (prod.), Death Valley (asst. dir.), The Seduction
(prod. exec.), Slapstick of Another Kind (prod. exec.).
TELEVISION: Requiem for a Planet (series, prod./creator).
Specials: Nothing Great is Easy (exec. prod.), King of the Channel
(exec. prod.), Believe (prod.), If My People... (prod.), America:
Life in the Family (dir./prod.). Also various Movies of the Week for
networks and many industrial and doc. films.
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BRADFORD, JESSE
Actor. b. May 28, 1979. Made first appearance as infant in Q -tip
commercial.
PICTURES: Falling in Love (debut, 1984), Prancer, Presmued
Innocent, My Blue Heaven, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, King of the
Hill, Far From Home: The Adventures of Yello Dog, Hackers,
Romeo & Juliet, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Speedway
Junky, Cherry Falls, Bring It On, Dancing at the Blue Iguana,
According to Spencer, Clockstoppers, [email protected], Eulogy, Heights,
Happy Endings, Victims, Flags of Our Fathers, The 1 Second Film
(doc., prod.), Bridge and Tunnel, Victims, My Sassy Girl.
TELEVISION: Movies: Classified Love, The Boys, Twenty
Questions. Series: The West Wing.
BRAEDEN, ERIC
Actor. r.n. Hans Gudegast. b. Kiel, Germany, Apr. 3, 1941.
Awarded Federal Medal of Honor by pres. of Germany for promoting positive, realistic image of Germans in America.
PICTURES: Morituri, Dayton's Devils, 100 Rifles, Colossus: The
Forbin Project, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Lady Ice, The
Adulteress, The Ultimate Thrill, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The
Ambulance, Titanic, Meet the Deedles.
TELEVISION: Movies: Honeymoon With a Stranger, The Mask of
Sheba, The Judge and Jake Wyler, Death Race, Death Scream,
The New Original Wonder Woman (pilot), Code Name: Diamond
Head, Happily Ever After, The Power Within, The Aliens Are
Coming, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives.
Mini-series: Jackie Collins' Lucky Chances. Series: The Rat
Patrol, The Young and the Restless (People's Choice Award,
Soap Opera Award, 2 Emmy noms., Emmy Award, 1998). Guest:
More than 79 appearances.
BRAGA, SONIA
Actress. b. Maringa, Parana, Brazil, June 8, 1950. Began acting
at 14 on
live
children's program on Brazilian TV, Gardin
David Parfitt for which he wrote a play Public Enemy (also produced Off-B'way), wrote -directed: The Play What I Wrote, Tell Me
Honestly, directed: Twelfth Night, produced -directed -starred:
Romeo & Juliet, and played Hamlet, Benedick and Touchstone in
a sold -out nationwide tour and London season. L.A.: King Lear, A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Author: Beginning (1990). Received
BAFTAs Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Cinema (1993). Made short film Swan Song (Acad. Award nom.).
PICTURES: High Season (debut, 1987), A Month in the Country,
Henry V (also dir., adapt; BAFTA & Natl. Board of Review Awards
for Best Dir., 2 Academy Award nom. 1989), Dead Again (also
dir.), Peter's Friends (also dir., prod.), Swing Kids, Much Ado About
Nothing (also dir, adapt.), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (also dir,
co -prod.), In the Bleak Mid -Winter (dir, s.p. only), Anne Frank
Remembered (narrator), Othello, Looking for Richard, Hamlet
(Academy Award nom. 1997, also dir, prod.), The Theory of Flight,
Celebrity, The Henry V (2 Academy Award nom. 1990),
Gingerbread Man, The Proposition, The Dance of Shiva, Love's
Labour's Lost (also, dir., s.p.),The Betty Schimmel Story (dir. only),
Wild Wild West, Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage (voice),
Love's Labourls Lost, The Road to El Dorado (voice), Conspiracy,
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Alien Love Triangle, Rabbit Proof
Fence, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Five Children
and It, As You Like It (exec. prod., prod.,writer, dir.) The Magic
Flute (actor, dir., writer), Sleuth (prod.,
TELEVISION: Movies: The Billy Plays, Maybury, To the Lighthouse,
Ghosts, The Lady's Not for Burning, Strange Interlude, Twelfth
Night, or What You Will (dir.), Look Back in Anger, Shadow of a
Gunman, Conspiracy (Emmy Award, Golden Globe nom. 2001),
Shackleton (Emmy nom. 2002), Warm Springs (Emmy nom.;
Golden Globe nom. 2005). Mini-series: Maybury, Boy in the Bush,
Fortunes of War. Specials: Cold War (voice), Great Composers
(narr.), Walking with Dinosaurs (nary.), Galapagos: The Enchanted
Voyage (narr.), Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (narr.), Series:
Thompson. Guest: More than 67 appearances.
BRANDAUER, KLAUS MARIA
Actor, Director. r.n. Klaus Maria Steng. b. Bad Ausse,
Steiermark, Austria, June 22, 1944. e. Acad. of Music and
Dramatic Arts, Stuttgart, W. Germany. Was established in the
German and Austrian theatre before film debut.
PICTURES: The Salzburg Connection (debut, 1972), Mephisto
(Cannes Film Fest. Award, 1981). Never Say Never Again, Colonel
Redl, Out of Africa (Academy Award nom., Golden Globe Award
1986), The Lightship, Streets of Gold, Burning Secret, Hanussen,
Hitlerjunge Salomon, Das Spinnennetz (The Spider's Web) The
Fang, The Resurrected,
Seven Minutes (also dir.), Becoming Colette, Felidae (voice), Marco
and the Magician (also dir.), Die Wand (dir. only), Rembrandt, Klaus
Maria Brandauer: Speer in London, Dykaren, Belief Hope and Blood,
Druids, Everyman's Feast, Between Strangers, Daddy, Mein Fuhrer Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit Ober Adolf Hitler.
TELEVISION: Movies: Quo Vadis?, Jeremiah, Introducing Dorothy
Dandridge (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 2000), Cyrano von
Bergerac, Perlasca un eroe italiano, Entrusted, Kronprinz Rudolf.
BRANDIS, BERNARDINE
Executive. e. B.A., (magna cum laude) UCLA, 1975. J.D., UCLA,
1978. Began career as private practice attorney. senior dist. &
mktg./prod. counsel, 20th Century Fox Film Corp.; dir., business
affairs, Universal Pictures, 1983-85; v.p., business affairs, Walt
Disney Pictures, 1985-89; senior v.p., business and legal affairs,
Hollywood Pictures, (a Disney subsidiary) 1989. Currently exec.
v.p., business & legal affairs, The Walt Disney Motion Pictures
Group, overseeing all aspects of business and legal affairs for the
motion pictures division, studio administration, and theme park
film productions. Named to Hollywood Reporter's Power 100
Women in Entertainment, 2006.
Encantado. Stage debut at 17 in Moliere's Jorge Dandin, then in
Hair! Starred in many Brazilian soap operas including Gabriella,
as well as a prod. of Sesame Street in Sao Paulo.
PICTURES: The Main Road, A Moreninha, Captain Bandeira Vs.
Dr. Moura Brasil, Mestica, The Indomitable Slave, The Couple,
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Gabriella, I Love You, A Lady
in the Bus, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Golden Globe nom. 1986),
The Milagro Beanfield War, Moon Over Parador (Golden Globe
nom. 1989), The Rookie, Roosters, Two Deaths, Tieta do Agreste
(also co -prod.), Memorias Postumas, In the Shadow of
Hollywood, Perfume, Angel Eyes, Empire, Constellation, The
BRANDON, MICHAEL
Actor. nn. Michael Feldman. b. Brooklyn, NY, April 20, 1945. e.
AADA. Appeared on B'way in Does Tiger Wear a Necktie?
PICTURES: Lovers and Other Strangers, Jennifer on My Mind,
Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Heavy Traffic (voice), FM, Promises in
the Dark, A Change of Seasons, Rich and Famous, Déjà Vu, The
Contaminated Man, Are You Ready for Love?.
TELEVISION: Movies: Appeared in 30+ tv movies, incl.: The
Impatient Heart, The Strangers in 7A, The Third Girl From the
Dancing and Charm School, Bordertown, The Hottest State.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Man Who Broke 1000 Chains, The
Last Prostitute, The Burning Season (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe
nom. 1995), Money Plays, Streets of Laredo, A Will of Their Own,
The Judge. Series: Four Corners, Forca de Um Desejo, American
Family, Alias, Paginas da vida.
Match, Between Two Brothers, The Seduction of Gina, Deadly
Bride of the Sea, Testosterone, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom
BRANAGH, KENNETH
Actor, Director, Producer, Author. b. Belfast, Northern Ireland,
Dec. 10, 1960. Moved to Reading, England at age 9. e. RADA.
Went from drama school into West End hit Another Country, followed by Gamblers, The Madness, Francis. Royal Shakespeare
Co.: Love Labors Lost, Hamlet, Henry V Left Royal Shakespeare
Company to form his own Renaissance Theater Co. with actor
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Hitchhike!, The Red Badge of Courage, Queen of the
Stardust Ballroom, Cage Without a Key, James Dean, Scott Free,
Red Alert, The Comedy Company, A Vacation in Hell, A Perfect
Messages, Not in My Family, Moment of Truth: Murder or
Memory?, The Apocalypse Watch, The Lost Battalion, Hawking,
Marple: The Sittaford Mystery, Trial & Retribution XI: Closure.
Series: Emerald Point, Dempsey & Makepeace, Home Fires,
Dinotopia, Dead Man Weds. Guest: More the 70 appearances.
BRANDT, RICHARD PAUL
Executive. b. New York, NY, Dec. 6, 1927. e. Yale U., BS, Phi Beta
Kappa. Chmn. Trans Lux Corp.; chmn., Brandt Theatres; dir.,
Presidential Realty Corp.; chmn. emeritus & trustee, American
Film Institute; trustee, American Theatre Wing; vice-chmn. &
trustee, College of Santa Fe; board member for Taos Talking
Pictures Festival.
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BRAUGHER, ANDRE
Actor. b. Chicago, IL, July 1, 1962.
PICTURES: Glory, Striking Distance, Primal Fear Get on the Bus,
Thick as Thieves, City of Angels, All the Rage, Frequency, Duets,
A Better Way to Die, Poseidon, Live!, Fantastic Four: Rise of the
Silver Surfer, The Mist.
TELEVISION: Movies: Kojak: Fatal Flaw, Kojak: Ariana, Kojak:
None So Blind, Murder in Mississippi, Somebody Has to Shoot the
Picture, The Court -Martial of Jackie Robinson, Simple Justice,
The Tuskegee Airmen (Emmy nom. 1996), Passing Glory, Love
Songs (also dir.), 10,000 Black Men Named George, A Soldier's
Girl, Salem's Lot, Thief (pilot, Emmy Award, Golden Globe nom.
2006). Series: Kojak, Homicide: Life in the Street (Emmy Award,
1998, Emmy nom. 1996), City of Angels, Gideon's Crossing
(Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom. 2001), Hack, Thief. Guest: More
than 47 appearances.
BRAUNSTEIN, GEORGE GREGORY
Producer. b. New York, NY, May 23, 1947. e. Culver Military
Acad., U. of California, B.A., biology, chemistry, 1970. U. W.L.A.
Law School, J.D. 1987. Father is Jacques Braunstein (Screen
Televideo Prods. At War with the Army, Young Lions.).
PICTURES: Train Ride to Hollywood, Fade to Black, Surf II, And
God Created Woman, Out Cold, Don't Tell Her It's Me, Red
Scorpion 2, Uncle Sam.
BRAVERMAN, CHARLES
Director, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, March 3, 1944. e. Los
Angeles City Coll., USC, B.A. Child actor, 1950-57. Two-time
Emmy winner.
PICTURES:Hit and Run (prod./dir.), The Best of the Big Laff Off
(dir.), Peanuts to the Presidency: The Jimmy Carter Campaign
(prod., documentary), Rocky and Rolando (documentary, DGA
nom. 2002), Bottom of the Ninth (documentary, DGA nom. 2003),
Curtain Call (Academy Award nom for Best short subject 2001).
TELEVISION: Movies/Dir: The Richard Lewis "I'm
In
Pain"
Concert (also prod.), Prince of Bel Air, Brotherhood of Justice,
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story, Series/Dir.: St. Elsewhere,
Crazy Like A Fox, Shadow Chasers, The Wizard, The New Mike
Hammer, Sledge Hammer!, Rags to Riches, Freddy's Nightmares,
Gabriel's Fire, Beverly Hills 90210 (9 episodes, 1991), Melrose
Place, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Documentaries: The
Making of Beatlemania, Making Marines (exec. prod/cinematographer), High School Boot Camp (DGA Award 2001), Prison Boot
Camp (exec. prod.), Debutantes.
Detective, The Last of the Cowboys (The Great Smokey
Roadblock), Private Benjamin (Academy Award nom. 1981),
Pandemonium, The Funny Farm, Clue, Sticky Fingers, Rented
Lips, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, It Had to Be
You, Stella, Texasville, White Palace, I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore,
Reckless, Pants on Fire, Changing Habits, Boy's Life 2, The Last
Great Ride, Moonglow, Jeepers Creepers, Dumb Luck, The
Hollow, The Moguls, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous,
Mary Worth, Naked Run.
TELEVISION: Movies: Appeared in more than 30 tv movies, incl.:
Playmates, My Father's House, The Night That Panicked America,
The Death of Richie, When She Was Bad..., My Old Man, When
My Name Is
the Circus Came to Town, Incident at Crestridge,
Kate, Take Me Home Again, Freaky Friday, Trail of Tears,
Toothless. Mini-series: Black Beauty. Series: Rowan & Martin's
Laugh -In, All That Glitters, 13 Queens Boulevard, A New Kind of
Family, Private Benjamin (Emmy Award, 1981, 3 Emmy nom.,
Golden Globe Award 1982, Golden Globe nom. 1983), Off the
Rack, 7th Heaven (recurring guest role), Bonkers (voice), Will &
Grace. Specials: Working, In Search of Dr. Seuss. Guest: More
than 82 appearances.
BRENNEMAN, AMY
Actress. b. Glastonbury, Connecticut, June 22, 1964.
PICTURES: Bye Bye Love, Casper, Heat, Fear, Daylight, Nevada
(also co -prod.), Lesser Prophets, Your Friends & Neighbors, The
Suburbans, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, Off the
Map, Nine Lives, 88 Minutes, The Jane Austen Book Club.
TELEVISION: Movies: A.TE, Mary Cassatt: An American
Impressionist. Series: Middle Ages, NYPD Blue (2 Emmy nom.
1994, 1995), Judging Amy (also exec. prod, writer/creator, 3
Emmy nom., 3 Golden Globe nom. 2000, 2001, 2002), Private
Practice.
BREST, MARTIN
Director, Producer. b. Bronx, NY, Aug. 8, 1951. e. NYU Sch. of
Film. m. prod. Lisa Weinstein. Made award -winning short subject,
Hot Dogs for Gauguin (featuring Danny DeVito). Accepted into fellowship program at American Film Institute, making first feature,
Hot Tomorrows (dir., prod., s.p.), as AFI project. Appeared in Fast
Times at Ridgemont High, Spies Like Us. Produced film: Josh and
S.A.M.
PICTURES: Hot Tomorrows, Going in Style (also s.p.), Beverly
Hills Cop, Midnight Run (also prod.), Scent of a Woman (also
prod. 2 Academy Award nom. 1993), Meet Joe Black (also prod.),
Gigli (also prod., writer).
BREGMAN, MARTIN
Producer, Writer. b. New York, NY, May 18, 1931. m. actress
Cornelia Sharpe. e. Indiana U., NYU. Began career as business
and personal mgr. to Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Candice
Bergen, Al Pacino. Chairman NY Advisory Council for Motion
Pictures, Radio and TV (co-founder, 1974).
PICTURES: Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon (Academy Award nom.
BRIALY, JEAN-CLAUDE
Actor. b. Aumale, Algeria, March 30, 1933. e. Strasbourg U. (philosophy) also attended drama classes at Strasbourg
Conservatoire. Made several short films with Jacques Rivette and
Jean -Luc Godard. Appeared in several French TV movies.
PICTURES: Has appeared in more than 140 pictures, incl.: Paris
1976), The Next Man, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Simon, The Four
Seasons, Eddie Macon's Run, Venom, Scarface, Sweet Liberty, Real
Men, A New Life, Sea of Love, Nesting, Betsy's Wedding, Whispers
Three Faces of Sin, A Woman Is a Woman, Seven Capitol Sins,
in the Dark, The Real McCoy, Carlito's Way, The Shadow, Gold
Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Matilda (exec. prod.), Nothing
to Lose, The Bone Collector, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Carolina,
Carlito's Way: The Beginning, Torch.
TELEVISION: S"H*E (movie). Series: The Four Seasons (exec.
prod.).
BREMNER, EWEN
Actor. b. 1971. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
PICTURES: The Gospel According to Vic, As You Like It, Naked,
Royal Deceit, Judge Dredd, Ruffian Hearts, Dead London (short),
The Name of this Film is Dogme95 (documentary), The Phoenix
and the Magic Carpet, Trainspotting, Rhinoceros Hunting in
Budapest, Mojo, The Life of Stuff, The Acid House, Julien Donkey Boy, Paranoid, Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds, Pearl Harbor, Black
Hawk Down, Fancy Dancing, Skagerrak, The Rundown, Welcome
to the Jungle, The Reckoning, Around the World in 80 Days, AVP:
Alien Vs. Predator, Letters, Therese Raquin, Match Point,
Marvelous, Hallam Foe, Death at a Funeral, Fool's Gold.
Does Strange Things, Elevator to the Gallows, Les Cousins,
The Devil and Ten Commandments, Two Are Guilty, Nutty
Naughty Chateau, Carless Love, Male Hunt, Circle of Love, King
of Hearts, The Oldest Profession, Shock Troops, The Bride Wore
Black, Claire's Knee, A Murder is a Murder, The Phantom of
Liberty, Catherine et Cie, The Accuser, Les Violets Clos, Bobo
Jacco, La Banquiere, La Nuit de Varennes, Cap Canaille, Le
Demon Dan Lisle, Edith and Marcel, Sarah, Stella, The Crime,
Papy Fait de la Resistance, Pinot, Comedie d'ete, My New Partner
2, No Fear -No Die, August, The Monster, Queen Margot, A French
Woman, A Hundred and One Nights, Shadow Play Beaumarchais the
Scoundrel, The Unpredictable Nature of the River, Man of My Life,
Kennedy and I, In Extremis, Unfair Competition, Special Delivery,
Aimez-moi les uns les autres, People, Quartier VIP
TELEVISION: Movies: Has appeared in more than 20 tv movies,
incl.: Lucas, Nos Jolies Colonies de Vacances, Elisabeth, Les
Filles a Papa, Nana, On ne choisit pas sa famille (2001), Le
Hasard fait bien les choses. Mini-series: Arsene Lupin joue et
perd, Mozart, Quelques hommes de bonne volonte, Les Uns et
les Autres, Die Schone Wilhelmine, C'est quoi ce petit boulot?,
Sandra princesse rebelle, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Blue
TELEVISION: Movies: A Girl Named Scooner, Love Story (tv
Bicycle, Les Rois maudits. Series: Ferbac, Le President Ferrare.
(d. May 30, 2007)
short), Deacon Brodie, Surrealissimo: The Trial of Salvador Dali,
Elizabeth I. Mini-series: The Secret World of Michael Fry, The
Virgin Queen, The Lost Room. Series: Harry Enfield and Chums,
BRICK, RICHARD A.
Producer. b. New York, NY Sept. 20, 1945. e. New York
Coming Up.
BRENNAN, EILEEN
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 3, 1938. e. Georgetown U.,
American Acad. of Dramatic Arts, N.Y. Daughter of silent film
actress Jean Manahan. Big break came with lead in off-Broadway
musical, Little Mary Sunshine (Obie & Theatre World Awards,
1960).
THEATRE: The Miracle Worker (tour), Hello Dolly! (Broadway),
and revivals of The King and I, Guys and Dolls, Camelot, Bells Are
Ringing; also An Evening with Eileen Brennan, A Couple of White
Chicks Sitting Around Talking.
PICTURES: Divorce American Style (debut, 1967), The Last
Picture Show (BAFTA nom.), Scarecrow, The Sting, Daisy Miller,
At Long Last Love, Hustle, Murder by Death, FM, The Cheap
University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.F.A. Chair, Columbia Univ.,
graduate film division, School of the Arts, 1992-94; Comm. of
New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting,
1992-1994. Presently, ADJ Prof., Columbia Univ.; Board of Dir for
the Independent Feature Project, 1985-2001; chair 1995-96.
Chairman/Founder Advisory Board for the Geri Ashur
Screenwriting Award of the New York Foundation of the Arts,
1985 -present. Member DGA 1981 -present, Eastern AD/UPM/TC
Council 2002-2004; Delegate to annual convention in 2003. PGA
1998 -present. President, Silo Cinema, Inc., 1970 -present.
PICTURES: Ragtime (unit mgr), Part of the Family (prod. mgr),
Andrea Doria: The Final Chapter (UPM, assoc. prod.), The Trials
of Alger Hiss (UPM, assoc. prod.), Pilgrim...Farewell (prod. mgr.),
Little Gloria...Happy at Last (unit prod. mgr), Silkwood (unit. prod.
mgr.), Places in the Heart (unit prod. mgr.), Arizona Dream (co -
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prod.), Deconstructing Harry (co -prod.), Celebrity (co -prod.),
Sweet and Lowdown (co -prod., UPM), Hangin' with the Homeboys
(prod.), Caught (prod.).
O'Toole, United States, Harts of the West, Maximum Bob, The
TLELVISON: Movies; As Prod. Mngr.: Pilgrim, Farewell, Little
Gloria... Happy at Last, Alexander Hamilton (DGA stage mngr.).
Documentaries: Andrea Doria: The Final Chapter (assoc. prod.),
(Emmy nom. 1997). Guest: More than 128 appearances.
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond
Conspiracy (senior prod., assoc. dir.), Peter Jennings Reporting:
UFOs - Seeing Is Believing (senior prod., assoc. dir).
Agency, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG -1. Specials: 5 American Kids
- 5 American Handguns (Emmy nom. 1995), Hidden in America
BRIDGES, JEFF
Actor, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 4, 1949. Appeared as
infant in 1950 film The Company She Keeps. Made acting debut
at eight in the TV series Sea Hunt starring his father, Lloyd
Bridges. Studied acting at Herbert Berghof Studio, NY. Mil. serv-
BRICKMAN, MARSHALL
Writer, Director. b. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 25, 1941. e. U. of
Wisconsin. Banjoist, singer, writer with folk groups The Tarriers
and The Journeymen before starting to write for TV. Appeared in
films Funny and That's Adequate. Received the Ian McLellan
ice in Coast Guard reserves. Brother is actor-dir-prod. Beau
Hunter Award 2006.
PICTURES: Co -writer (with Woody Allen): Sleeper (WGA nom.
1974), Annie Hall (Academy Award, 1978, Golden Globe nom. ;
WGA Award 1978), Manhattan (Academy Award nom.; WGA nom.
1980 , Manhattan Murder Mystery. DirlWriter: Simon (dir. debut,
Company, The Iceman Cometh, The Last American Hero, Lolly Madonna XXX, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Acad. Award nom.
1975), Hearts of the West, Rancho Deluxe, Stay Hungry, King
Kong, Somebody Killed Her Husband, The American Success
Company, Winter Kills, Heaven's Gate, Cutter's Way, Tron, Kiss Me
Goodbye, Against All Odds, Starman (Acad. Award nom., Golden
1980), Lovesick, The Manhattan Project (also prod.), For the
Boys, The Cemetery Club, Manhattan
Intersection, The Berkeley Connection.
Murder Mystery,
TELEVISION: Writer: Candid Camera 1966, The Tonight Show
1966-70. Specials: Johnny Carson's Repertory Co. in an Evening
of Comedy (1969), Woody Allen Special, Woody Allen Looks at
1967, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, Sister Mary Explains
It All, A Decade Under the Influence, 50 Films to See Before You
Die. Prod.: Dick Cavett Show (1970-72, Emmy Award).
Bridges. Composed and performed song for film John and Mary.
Named Male Star of the Year (1990) by NATO.
PICTURES: Halls of Anger (debut, 1970), The Yin and Yang of Mr.
Go, The Last Picture Show (Acad. Award nom. 1972), Fat City, Bad
Globe nom. 1985), Jagged Edge, 8 Million Ways to Die, The
Morning After, Nadine, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, See You
in the Morning, Cold Feet, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Texasville,
The Fisher King (Golden Globe nom. 1992), The Vanishing,
American Heart (also co -prod.), Fearless, Blown Away, Wild Bill,
White Squall, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Big Lebowski,
Arlington Road, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, The Muse,
BRICKMAN, PAUL
Writer, Director. b. Chicago, IL, April 23, 1949. e. Claremont
Men's Coll. Worked as camera asst., then story analyst at
Simpatico, The Contender (Academy Award nom., Golden Globe
nom. 2001), K -PAX, Scenes of the Crime, Masked & Anonymous,
Seabiscuit, The Door in the Floor, The Moguls, Tideland, The Giver
(also prod), Stick It, Surf's Up (voice), A Dog Year.
TELEVISIODN: Movies: Silent Night -Lonely Night, In Search of
Bears in Breaking Training (s.p.), Risky Business (WGA nom.
Theatre (Rapunzel). Guest: More than 63 appearances.
Paramount, Columbia, and Universal.
PICTURES: Handle With Care (assoc. prod., s.p.), The Bad News
1984), Deal of the Century (also co -exec. prod.), Men Don't Leave
(co-s.p. only), True Crime (s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movie: Uprising (writer).
BRIDGES, ALAN
Director. b. England, Sept. 28, 1927. Started dir for the BBC
before moving into feature films.
PICTURES: An Act of Murder (debut, 1965), Invasion, Shelley,
The Hireling, Out of Season, Summer Rain, Age of Innocence,
Little Girl in Blue Velvet (also writer), The Return of the Soldier,
The Shooting Party, Fire Princess, Secret Places of the Heart.
TELEVISION: Movies: Miss Julie, The Lie, The Wild Duck, Brief
Encounter,
Saturday -Sunday -Monday,
Rain
on
the
Roof,
Pudd'nhead Wilson, Displaced Person. Series: Out of the
Unknown, Great Expectations.
BRIDGES, BEAU
Actor, Director, Producer. rn. Lloyd Vernet Bridges
b.
Explosive Generation, Village of the Giants, The Incident, For
Love of Ivy (Golden Globe nom. 1969), Gaily Gaily, The Landlord,
Adam's Woman, The Christian Licorice Store, Hammersmith Is
Out, Child's Play, Your Three Minutes Are Up, Lovin' Molly, The
Other Side of the Mountain, Dragonfly (One Summer Love),
Swashbuckler, Two -Minute Warning, Greased Lightning, Norma
Rae, The Fifth Musketeer, The Runner Stumbles, Silver Dream
Racer, Honky Tonk Freeway, Night Crossing, Love Child, Heart
Like a Wheel, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Killing Time, The
Wild Pair (also dir.), Seven Hours to Judgment (also dir.), The Iron
Triangle, Signs of Life, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Wizard,
Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?, Married to It, Sidekicks, Jerry
Maguire, Rocket Man, Meeting Daddy, The White River Kid,
Sordid Lives, Smile, Rose and the Snake, Debating Robert Lee,
Into Butter,
Charlotte's Web, Americanizing Shelley, The Good German, Don't
Fade Away.
TELEVISION: Movies: Has appeared in more than 50 tv movies,
incl.: The Man Without a Country, The Stranger Who Looks Like Me,
Medical Story, The Four Feathers, Shimmering Light, The President's
Mistress, The Child Stealer, The Kid from Nowhere (also
dir.),
Outrage!, Fighting Choice, The Thanksgiving Promise (also dir., co -
prod.), Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, Just
Another Secret, Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?, Without
Warning: The James Brady Story (Emmy Award, Golden Globe
Award, 1992), Wildflower, Elvis and the Colonel, The Positively True
Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader -Murdering Mom
(Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, 1994), Secret Sins of the
Fathers (also dir), Kissinger and Nixon (Emmy nom. 1996), Losing
Chase (Golden Globe nom. 1997), The Defenders: Choice of Evils,
The Defenders: Taking the First, Inherit the Wind (Emmy nom. 1999),
Common Ground, Songs in Ordinary Time, The Christmas Secret,
Sightings: Heartland Ghost, We Were the Mulvaneys (Emmy nom.
2002), Change of Heart, Out of the Ashes, Evel Knievel, 10.5:
Apocalypse. Mini-series: Benjamin Franklin, Space, The Second Civil
War (Emmy Award, 1997), P.T. Barnum (Emmy nom. 2000), Voyage
of the Unicorn, 10.5: Apocalypse, Into the West. Series: Ensign
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BRIGHT, KEVIN
Producer, Director. b. 1955.
TELEVISION: Movies: Viva Shaf Vegas (prod.), Couples (exec.
prod.). Series: Madame's Place (assoc. prod), In Living Color
(Emmy Award 1990), Dream On (prod. only), Friends (exec. prod.,
dir. Emmy Award 2002, 5 Emmy nom.), Veronica's Closet (exec.
prod., dir.), Jesse (exec. prod., dir.) AG, Joey (dir pilot, co -exec.
prod). Special: Young Comedians All -Star Reunion (prod.).
BRIGHT,
Executive, Producer. b. New Rochelle, NY Feb. 28, 1936. e.
Hotchkiss Sch., 1953-54; Wharton Sch. of Finance, U. of
Pennsylvania, 1954-58. With U.S. Army Finance Corp., 1959-60.
Was corporate exec. prior to founding Persky-Bright Organization
in 1973, private investment group to finance films. In 2004, Bright
founded Sun MediaWorks, a vertically integrated film finance,
III.
Hollywood, CA, Dec. 9, 1941. e. UCLA; U. of Hawaii. Father was
late actor Lloyd Bridges; brother is actor Jeff Bridges.
PICTURES: Has appreared in more than 45 pictures, incl.: Force
of Evil (debut, 1948), No Minor Vices, The Red Pony, Zamba, The
The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Smile, Spinning
America, Hidden in America (also exec. prod.), Raising the
Mammoth (narrator, tv documentary). Special: Faerie Tale
development and production company based in New York, NY.
THEATRE: A History of the American Film, Album (co -prod.).
PICTURES: Last Detail, Golden Voyage of Sinbad, For Pete's
Sake, California Split, The Man Who Would Be King, Funny Lady,
The Front, and Equus. Financing/production services for: Hard
Times, Taxi Driver, Missouri Breaks, Bound for Glory, Sinbad and
the Eye of the Tiger, Hair, Body Heat, Still of the Night. Exec.
prod.: Tribute.
TELEVISION: The President's Mistress (co -prod.).
BRILLSTEIN, BERNIE
Executive, Producer, Talent Manager. b. New York. NY, April 26,
1931. e. NYU, B.S. advertising. Manager whose clients have
included Lorne Michaels, John Belushi, Jim Henson and the
Muppets. Entered the entertainment industry in the William Morris
Agency mailroom and worked his way up at the talent and mgt.
agency over the next nine years. 1964, left WMA for Management
III, still representing talent. In 1967, moved to L.A. to open a West
Coast office of Management III. Signed writers, producers and
directors whose TV stardom led Brillstein to branch out on his own
as a packager in 1969 with The Brillstein Company. Brillstein's first
big package was Hee Haw. He is a former chmn. and CEO of
Lorimar Film Entertainment. In 1991 Brillstein partnered with
associate Brad Grey and formed Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. In
Oct. 2001, the Casting Society of America (CSA) honored
Brillstein with its Career Achievement Award. Brillstein has since
sold his ownership stake to Grey, who sold the company to longtime executives Cynthia Pett-Dante and Jon Liebman in 2005
when Grey left the company to head up Viacom's Paramount
Motion Picture Group. As of 2007, Brillstein remains a consultant
to both Brillstein-Grey Management and Brillstein-Grey
Entertainment.
PICTURES: Exec. Prod.: The Blues Brothers, Up the Academy,
Continental Divide, Neighbors, Doctor Detroit, Ghostbusters,
Spies Like Us, Summer Rental, Armed and Dangerous, Dragnet,
Ghostbusters II, Hexed, The Celluloid Closet (documentary,
Emmy nom. 1996), Cat and Mouse, Happy Gilmore, The Cable
Guy, Bulletproof, Dirty Work, The Replacement Killers, What
Planet Are You From? Run Ronnie Run!, Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
(prod.), The Pity Card (short).
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec. prod.: Mr. Show and the Incredible
Fantastical News Report, For Hope, The Wickedest Witch, Don't
BRI-BRO
Try This At Home, Next. Series: Exec. prod.: Burns and Schreiber
Comedy Hour, ALE The Real Ghost busters (exec. consultant), It's
Garry Shandling's Show, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,
Buffalo Bill (2 Emmy nom. 1983-1984) The Slap Maxwell Show,
The Boys (pilot), The Larry Sanders Show, Newsradio, Def
Comedy Jam -Prime Time, Hightower 411, The Naked Truth, The
Steve Harvey Show, Mr. Show, Just Shoot Me, The Martin Short
Show (Emmy nom. 2000), Primetime Glick: Politically Incorrect (6
Emmy nom., 1997-2002), The Wayne Brady Show (Emmy Award
2003, Emmy nom. 2004), The Lyon's Den (exec. prod.), Heist.
BRIMLEY, WILFORD
Actor. b. Salt Lake City, UT, Sept. 27, 1924. Formerly a blacksmith, ranch hand and racehorse trainer; began in films as an
extra and stuntman. Also acted as A. Wilford Brimley. Original
member of L.A. Actors Theatre.
PICTURES: True Grit, Lawman, The China Syndrome, The
Electric Horseman, Brubaker, Borderline, Absence of Malice,
Death Valley, The Thing, Tender Mercies, Tough Enough, High
Road to China, 10 to Midnight, Hotel New Hampshire, Harry and
Son, The Stone Boy, The Natural, Country, Cocoon, Remo
Williams: The Adventure Begins, American Justice, End of the
Line, Cocoon: The. Return, Eternity, The Firm, Hard Target, Last of
the Dogmen, My Fellow Americans, In & Out, Summer of the
Monkeys, All My Friends are Cowboys, Progeny, Comanche,
BROADBENT, JIM
Actor, Writer. b. Lincolnshire, England, May 24, 1949. Member of
the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wrote
and starred in short film, A Sense of History (Clermont-Ferrand
Intl. Film Fest. Award).
THEATRE: The Recruiting Officer, A Winter's Tale, The
Government Inspector, A Flea in Her Ear, Goose Pimples, Theatre
of Blood (London).
PICTURES: The Shout (debut, 1978), The Passage, Breaking
Glass, The Dogs of War, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Good Father
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Life Is Sweet, Enchanted
April, The Crying Game, Widow's Peak, Princess Caraboo, Bullets
Over Broadway, Rough Magic, The Secret Agent, Richard III, The
Borrowers, Little Voice, The. Avengers, Topsy Turvey, Bridget
Jones's Diary, Moulin Rouge (BAFTA Award for best actor/supp.
role, 2002), Iris (Academy Award/Golden Globe, best actor/supp.
role, 2002), Gangs of New York, Nicholas Nickleby, Bright Young
Things, Around the World in 80 Days, Tooth (voice), Vanity Fair,
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Valiant (voice), Tulip Fever,
Robots (voice), The Magic Roundabout (voice), The Chronicles of
Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Art School
Confidential, Free Jimmy (voice), The Other Side, And When Did
You Last See Your Father?, Inkheart, Dirty Tricks.
TELEVISION: Movies: Bird of Prey, Birth Of A Nation, Silas
Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, Blackadder's Christmas Carol,
TELEVISION: Movies: The Oregon Trail, The Wild Wild West
Work!, Wide -Eyed and Legless, The Last Englishman, The
Gathering Storm (Emmy nom., Golden Globe nom. 2002), And
Revisited, Amber Waves, Roughnecks, Rodeo Girl, The Big Black
Pill, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Murder in Space, Thompson's
Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, The Young Visiters (also exec.
prod.), Pride (voice), Longford. Series: Only Fools and Horses,
Brigham City, The Round and Round, The Road Home.
Last Run, Act of Vengeance, Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid, Blood
Gone to Seed, The Boss, The Street. Guest: More than 55
River, Tom Clancy's Op Center, Crossfire Trail, The Ballad of Lucy
Whipple. Series: Our House, Boys of Twilight.
appearances.
BRISKMAN, LOUIS
Executive. e. graduate, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1970; graduate of
Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 1973. Briskman joined
Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1975, became gen. counsel
of the company's broadcasting subsidiary, known as Group W, in
1983, and rose to gen. counsel of the parent corp., Westinghouse
Electric Corporation, in 1993. He served in that role through the
company's transformation into a pure media entity, which culminated in the acquisition of CBS in 1995 and the name change to
BROADHEAD, PAUL E.
Executive. e. Univ. of MS. Founder of Paul Broadhead & Assocs.
real estate development. 1984, sold his interests in that company.
Became chmn. of bd. of Theatre Properties, Cinemark USA.
BROCKMAN, MICHAEL
Executive. b. Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 19, 1938. e. Ithaca Coll. Became
v.p., daytime programming, ABC Entertainment, 1974; later v.p.,
tape prod. operations and admin. Left to become v.p., daytime programs, NBC Entertainment, 1977-1980. Became v.p. programs,
CBS Corporation, in 1997, where he continued his service as gen.
counsel. Briskman was most recently senior v.p. and gen. counsel
of Aetna Inc., where he has served since April of 2004. Briskman
2005 as exec. v.p. and gen. counsel of
returned
CBS and currently oversees all legal activities for CBS
Corporation.
Lorimar Prods. 1980-82; v.p. daytime and children's prog. CBS
Entertainment, 1982-89. 1986, title changed to v.p. daytime, children's and late night. Became pres. ABC daytime, children's & late
1989-90. Joined Mark Goodson Prods. as v.p.
BRITT, GLENN A.
Executive. B.A., economics, Dartmouth College (magna cum
laude), 1971. M.B.A., Amos Tuck School of Business
Administration, Dartmouth College, 1972. Also member of Phi
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the. Pacific
Pioneer Broadcasters.
Beta Kappa. Joined Time Inc., 1972, in controller's dept. and rose,
successively, to v.p.-treasurer of Manhattan Cable Television, Inc.,
1974; finance director for Time -Life Books Iran Project, 1977; v.p.network and studio operations for Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO),
and director of business development of Time Inc.'s video group,
1980. Britt was elected v.p. of Time Inc. in October 1986 and
treasurer the following month. He became vice president - CFO of
Time Inc. in February 1988 before the merger between Time Inc.
and Warner Communications. After the merger, he became senior
v.p.-treasurer of Time Warner Inc. and in 1990 became executive
v.p., Time Warner Cable (then called American Television &
Communications). Britt became president of Time Warner Cable
(TWC) in Jan. 1999. Previously, he served as pres. and CEO of
Time Warner Cable Ventures, the company's new business arm.
Oversaw launch of Road Runner, the country's first high-speed
Internet service, as well as the creation of Time Warner Telecom,
a fast-growing provider of local telecommunications services. Britt
became the cable operator's chief exec. in Aug. 2001 and was
named pres. and CEO of TWC in Feb. 2006. TWC is the number
two U.S. cable company, after Comcast. It has 14.4 million subscribers, including more than 5.4 million digital video customers.
Britt serves on the bd. of the National Cable &
Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and is a member of the
Executive Committee. He is also a bd. member of the Walter Kaitz
Foundation and a member of the bd. of directors of Xerox
Corporation.
BRITTANY, MORGAN
Actress. r.n. Suzanne Cupito. b. Hollywood, CA, Dec. 5, 1951.
PICTURES: Gypsy, The. Birds, Marnie, Yours Mine and Ours,
Gable and Lombard, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, The
Prodigal, Last Action Hero, The Saint, Riders in the Storm, The
Protector, Legend of the Spirit Dog, The Chocolate Fairy, The
Biggest Fan, Americanizing Shelley.
TELEVISION: Movies: Amazing Howard Hughes, Delta County
U.S.A., The Initiation of Sarah, Samurai, Fantastic Seven, Death
Car on the Freeway, The Dream Merchants, Moviola: The Scarlett
O'Hara War, The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch, LBJ: The Early
Years, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel,
Favorite Deadly Sins. Series: Dallas, Glitter. Guest: More than 70
appearances.
1991. Became sr. v.p. in 1993. Pres., M. Brockman Broadcast Inc.,
1995 -Present. Appointed by Ca. gov. to the Ca. Lottery
Commission in 2001 for two-year term; He is a member of the
BRODERICK, MATTHEW
Actor, Producer, Director. b. New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1962. Son
late actor James Broderick and writer-dlr./artist Patricia
Broderick. m. actress Sarah Jesicah Parker. Acted in a workshop
prod. of Horton Foote's Valentine's Day with his father (1979).
THEATRE: NY: Torch Song Trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs
(Tony & Theatre World Awards, 1983), Biloxi Blues, The Widow
Claire, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Tony
Award, 1995), The Producers, The Odd Couple.
PICTURES: Max Dugan Returns (debut, 1983), WarGames,
Ladyhawke, 1918, On Valentine's Day, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(Golden Globe nom. 1987), Project X, Biloxi Blues, Torch Song
Trilogy, Glory, Family Business, The Freshman, Out on a Limb,
of
The Night We Never Met, The Lion King (voice), The Road to
Wellville, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Infinity (also dir, co prod.), The Cable Guy, Infinity (also dir, prod.), Addicted to Love,
Lion King II: Simba's Pride (voice), Godzilla, Election, Inspector
Gadget, Walking to the Waterline, You Can Count On Me, Good
Boy!, Providence, The Last Shot, The Stepford Wives, Strangers
with Candy, The Producers, Margaret, Bee Movie (voice), Deck
the Halls, Then She Found Me, Finding Amanda, Wonderful
World.
TELEVISION: Movies: Master Harold... and the Boys, A Life in the
Theater, The Music Man, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre:
Cinderella. Mini-series: Jazz (voice), The West, A Life in the
Theater (Emmy nom. 1994).
BRODY, ADRIEN
Actor, b. New York, NY, April 14, 1973 e. American Academy of
Dramatic Arts and High School for the Performing Arts.
PICTURES: New York Stories, King of the Hill, Angels in the
Outfield, Solo, Bullet, The Last Time Committed Suicide, The
Undertaker's Wedding, Six Ways to Sunday, Restaurant, The Thin
Red Line, Summer of Sam, Oxygen, Liberty Heights, Bread and
Roses, Harrison's Flowers, Love the Hard Way The Affair of the
Necklace, Dummy, The Pianist (Acad. Award, best actor/leading
I
role, Golden Globe nom. 2003), The Singing Detective, The
Village, The Jacket, King Kong, Truth, Justice, and the American
Way, Hollywoodland, Manolete, I'm Not There, The Darjeeling
Limited.
TELEVISION: Movies: Home at Last, Jailbreakers. Series: Annie
McGuire.
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BROKAW, CARY
Executive, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 1951. e. Univ.
of CA/Berkeley, UCLA Grad. School. Worked several positions at
20th Century Fox before serving as exec. v.p. for Cineplex Odeon
Corp. 1983, became co-chmn., ores. of Island Alive; 1985,
became co-chmn., pres. & CEO of Island Pictures. 1987, formed
Avenue Pictures; In 1991, he founded and is currently Pres./CEO
Avenue Entertainment Group, which includes Avenue Pictures, an
independent motion picture prod. company, Avenue Pictures
Television, a producer of made -for -TV movies, mini-series and
movies for cable TV, and Wombat Productions, a producer of
Hollywood Star profile programs.
PICTURES: Executive prod.: Trouble in Mind, Down by Law,
Nobody's Fool, Slamdance, Pascali's Island, Signs of Life, Cold
Feet, Drugstore Cowboy, After Dark My Sweet, The Object of
Beauty, Sex Drugs Rock & Roll, The Player, American Heart,
Stained Glass, Normal, The Courier. Producer: Short Cuts,
Restoration, Voices From a Locked Room, Finding Graceland,
Stand by Your Man, Wayward Son, Mindhunters, Closer,The
Merchant of Venice, Sex and Death 101.
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec. prod.: In the Eyes of a Stranger,
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (prod.), See Jane Run, Stranger
in Town, Two Mothers for Zachary. Tell Me No Secrets, The Almost
Perfect Bank Robbery, Path to Paradise: Untold Story of the WTC
Bombing, Thrill Seekers, Wit (Emmy Award, 2001), Path to War
(Emmy nom., 2002), Normal (Emmy nom., 2003). Mini-series:
Angels in America (Emmy Award, 2004), The Company. Series:
The Virgin of Akron, OH.
BROKAW, NORMAN R.
Executive. b. New York, NY, April 21, 1927. Joined William Morris
Agency (WMA) as trainee in 1943; company's first junior agent,
1948; sr. agent, company exec, in m.p. and TV, 1951; He was an
architect of WMA's TV dept. on the West Coast. Brokaw guided
wary Hollywood into the TV business. He brought Loretta Young
and other stars to TV, creating new and lucrative opportunities for
these players and has been the agent of entertainment legend Bill
Cosby for more than 35 years. In the 1970s, Brokaw spearheaded the agency's entry into the unexplored fields of sports, journal-
ism and politics. The list of those represented in such areas
include presidents, international leaders, cabinet members,
Olympic medalists, newscasters, and sports stars. In 1974,
became v.p., WMA-Worldwide. 1981, named exec. v.p. & member.
of bd., WMA-Worldwide; 1986, named co-chmn. of bd., WMA-
Worldwide. 1989, named pres. & CEO, William Morris
Inc.
Worldwide. Currently Brokaw is company chairman. Brokaw lives
in Beverly Hills, CA, and makes monthly trips to WMA's New York
office. He serves on the bd. of Cedars -Sinai Medical Center and
St. Judes California Foundation and is pres. and founder of the
Betty Ford Cancer Center. He is a longstanding member of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
BROKAW, TOM
TV Newsman, Anchorman, Host. b. Yankton, S.D., Feb. 6, 1940,
e. U. of South Dakota. Newscaster, weatherman, staff announcer
KTIV, Sioux City, IA, 1960-62. Joined KMTV, NBC affiliate in
Omaha, in 1962; 1965, joined WSB-TV, Atlanta. Worked in L.A.
bureau of NBC News, anchored local news shows for KNBC, NBC
station (1966-73). In 1973 named NBC News' White House correspondent; was anchor of NBC Saturday Night News. Named host
of Today Show in August, 1976. In 1982 co-anchor, NBC Nightly
News; sole anchor since 1983. Anchor of "The Brokaw Report," a
series of prime -time specials, 1992-1993. Co-anchor NBC newsmagazine series, "Now With Tom Brokaw & Katie Couric," 199394. Earned the Alfred I. DuPont -Columbia U. award for excellence
in broadcast journalism for Dateline NBC Special Report examining racial separation in U.S. suburbs, 1997. Recipient of numerous
awards, including seven Emmy awards; inducted into
Broadcasting & Cable's TV Hall of Fame, 1997. He retired from
anchor duties at NBC, Dec. 2004 and currently serves as a consulting prod. In Dec. 2006, Brokaw was inducted into the Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame in L.A. Brokaw is also
an accomplished writer; his work has appeared in The New York
Brother's War, Haunted Sea, Goodbye America, Lewis & Clark &
George, My Brother's War (also dir.), Haunted Sea, Traffic, Master
of Disguise, Catch Me If You Can, A Guy Thing, Lies & Alibis, The
American Standards (also prod.), No Country for Old Men, Rambo
IV: Pearl of the Cobra.
TELEVISION: Movies: Marcus Welby M.D., Short Walk to
Daylight, Class of '63, Trapped, Steel Cowboys, The Ambush
Murders, Mae West, White Water Rebels, Cowboy, Beverly Hills
Cowgirl Blues, Hold the Dream, Intimate Encounters, Voice of the
Heart, Finish Line, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, And the Sea Will
Tell, Deep Dark Secrets, The Sands of Time, Visions of Murder,
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride, The Calling, Parallel Lives, A Perry
Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor, Terminal
Virus, A Marriage of Convenience, To Love Honor and Betray,
Children of Fortune, The Reagans (Emmy nom., Golden Globe
nom. 2004), Widow on the Hill, Category 7: The End of the World,
Wedding Wars. Special: City Boy (PBS), Body Human 2000: Love
Sex & the Miracle of Birth. Director: Hotel (12 episodes), The
Young Riders, Hijacked: Flight 285, Pensacola Wings of Gold
(also exec. prod.), Beyond Belief, Fact or Fiction. Series: Marcus
Welby M.D. (Emmy Award, 1970, 3 nom., Golden Globe Awards
1971, 1973, 1 nom. 1972), Hotel (2 Emmy nom. 1985), Angel
Falls, Extreme, World of Discovery, Pensacola: Wings of Gold
(also dir., exec. prod.), Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (host). Guest:
More than 89 appearances.
BROMSTAD, ANGELA
Executive. b. Cardiff -by -the -Sea, CA, Aug. 26, 1961. e. BA.,
theatre, Southern Methodist Univ., 1983. Bromstad began her
career as an asst. at Telepictures Productions after college. She
moved to Freyda Rothstein Productions (in association with
Hearst Entertainment) and was its director of creative affairs from
1988-91; v.p., creative affairs from 1991-94. Bromstad joined NBC
in May 1994, starting her more than two -decade association with
NBC as director, mini-series and motion pictures for TV and was
soon promoted to v.p., mini-series and motion pictures. Since Oct.
1996, Bromstad had held a similar position as v.p, mini-series and
television, NBC Entertainment. She was v.p. mini-series and tele-
vision, 1996-97; at NBC Studios she was v.p., mini-series and
motion pictures, 1997-99. She shifted to v.p., primetime series for
NBC Studios in 1999, and worked on audience favorites Ed,
Providence and Profiler. In 2000, Bromstad served as v.p., drama
development, NBC Entertainment. She rose to senior v.p., drama
development for NBC Entertainment and nurtured the successful
dramas such as the Peabody Award -winning Boomtown,
American Dreams and Kingpin (all for NBC). In June 2003, she
ascended to executive v.p., NBC Studios. Following NBC's acquisition of Universal Entertainment in May 2004, Bromstad was copresident, NBC Universal Television Studio, for one year. In March
2005, she was named sole president of NBC Universal Television
Studio and held the post until May 2007. In July 2007, she was
tapped to become president of international TV production at
NBC Universal International, based in London. She was named to
Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women in Entertainment (#15)
in Dec. 2006.
BRON, ELEANOR
Actress, Writer. b. Stanmore, Middlesex, England, March 14,
1934. Started career in Establishment Club, London, and on
American tour. Leading lady on British TV show Not So Much a
Programme-More a Way of Life. Author of Double Take, The
Pillowbook of Eleanor Bron, Life and Other Punctures. Translator
of Desdemona-If You Had Only Spoken, by Christine Bruckner.
THEATRE: The Doctor's Dilemma, Howards End, The Prime of
Miss Jean Brodie, Hedda Gabler, The Duchess of Malfi, The
Madwoman of Chaillot, Uncle Vanya, A Delicate Balance, A
Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times,
Perfect Ganesh, The Cherry Orchard, A Month In the Country.
PICTURES: Helpl, Alfie, Two for the Road, Bedazzled, The Turtle
Diary, Thank You All Very Much, Women in Love, The Millstone,
Little Dorrit, Black Beauty, A Little Princess, Saint -Ex, Deadly
Advice, Black Beauty, A Little Princess, Saint -Ex, The House of
Mirth, Iris, The Heart of Me, Wimbledon.
AUTHOR: The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation
TELEVISION: Movies: Cucumber Castle, Pleasure at Her
Speaks.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: Tanner on Tanner.
Baskervilles, Quartermaine's Terms, The Attic: The Hiding of
Newsweek, Life, among others.
BROLIN, JAMES
Actor, Producer, Director. b. Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 1940. En.
James Bruderlin. e. UCLA. Son is actor Josh Brolin. m. Barbra
Streisand. Debut in Bus Stop (TV series); named most promising
actor of 1970 by Fame and Photoplay magazines. Winner, Emmy
and Golden Globe Awards.
PICTURES: Take Her She's Mine (debut, 1963), John Goldfarb
Please Come Home, Goodbye Charlie, Dear Brigitte, Von Ryan's
Express, Morituri, Fantastic Voyage, Way... Way Out, The Cape
Town Affair, Our Man Flint, The Boston Strangler, Skyjacked,
Westworld, Gable and Lombard, The Car, Capricorn One, The
Amityville Horror, Night of the Juggler, High Risk, Pee-wee's Big
Adventure, Bad Jim, Super High Score, Ted & Venus, Gas Food
Lodging, Cheatin' Hearts (also exec. prod.), Back Stab, Savate,
Relative Fear, Parallel Lives, Indecent Bahavior, The Expert,
Tracks of a Killer, Lewis and Clark and George, Blood Money, My
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Majesty's, Emily (writer), The Day Christ Died, The Hound of the
Anne Frank, Intrigue, Friends in Space, Micky Love, The Blue Boy,
Wyrd Sisters Ted and Alice. Mini-series: Ruth Rendell: The
Strawberry Tree, Vanity Fair. Series: Not So Much a Programme,
The Late Show (also writer), More a Way of Life (writer), Where
Was Spring? (also co -wrote), World in Ferment, Beyond A Joke
(also writer), Six Days of Justice (writer), After That, This (writer),
Making Faces, Pinkerton's Progress, Fat Friends, Gypsy Girl.
Guest: More than 62 appearances.
BRONDFIELD, JEROME
Writer. b. Cleveland, OH, Dec. 9, 1913. e. Ohio State U., 1936.
Reporter, ed. on Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, story ed.,
script head, RKO Pathe, Oct., 1944; writer, dir. & super of many doc.
shorts incl. This Is America series; TV writer; short story writer; col lab. s.p., Below the Sahara; s.p. Louisiana Territory; doc. film writer.
Author: Woody Hayes, The 100 -Yard War, Knute Rockne, The Man
and the Legend. Sr. editor, Scholastic, Inc.
BRO-BRO
BRONFMAN, EDGAR, JR.
Executive. b. May 16, 1955. Joined Seagram 1982 as asst. to office
of the pres.; served as managing dir. of Seagram Europe until he
was appointed pres. of The House of Seagram, 1984-88; became
pres. & COO in 1989. June 1994 named pres. & CEO of The
Seagram Company Ltd. Upon acquisition of MCA Inc. was named
acting chairman, 1995. Bronfman was appointed executive vice
chmn., Vivendi Universal, in December 2000. He resigned March
31, 2002, and resigned as vice chmn. of Vivendi Universal's bd. of
directors on December 2, 2003. Bronfman and a group of investors
purchased Warner Music Group from Time Warner in 2004, and
Bronfman assumed his current position, chairman & CEO. He also
serves as general partner at Accretive Technology Partners, LLC, a
venture capital firm specializing in the business process outsourcing
area. Before joining Warner Music Group, Bronfman was top exec.
at Lexa Partners LLC, a management venture capital group based in
New York City Bronfman serves on the boards of interActiveCorp;
Fandango, the leading on-line movie ticketing company in the U.S.;
New York University Medical Center; and the bd. of governors of
The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International
Studies at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He is also chmn. of the bd. of
Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new
approach to international development, and is a member of
JPMorgan's National Advisory Board.
BROOK, PETER
Director. b. London, England, March 21, 1925. e. Magdalen Coll.,
Oxford. To London 1943 to dir his first play, Doctor Faustus; other stage
incl. Man and Superman, Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
PICTURES: The Beggar's Opera (debut, 1953), Moderato
Cantabile (also co-s.p.), Lord of the Flies (also s.p., edit), The
Persecution and Assassination of Jean -Paul Marat as Performed
by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of
the Marquis de Sade, Tell Me Lies (also prod.), King Lear (also
s.p.), Meetings With Remarkable Men (also s.p.), The Tragedy of
Carmen, Swann in Love (s.p. only).
TELEVISION: Movies: King Lear (stage dir). The Tragedy of
Hamlet, Don Giovanni (opera dir.). Mini-series: The Mahabharata
(also writer).
BROOKS, ALBERT
Director, Writer, Actor. r.n. Albert Einstein. b. Los Angeles, CA,
July 22, 1947. e. Carnegie Tech. Son of late comedian Harry
is
performer
(Parkyakarkus).
Brother
Einstein
Bob Einstein. Sports writer KMPC, L.A. 1962-63. Recordings:
Comedy Minus One, A Star is Bought (Grammy nom.).
PICTURES: Taxi Driver, Real Life (also dir, co-s.p.), Private
Benjamin, Modern Romance (also dir, co-s.p.), Twilight ZoneThe Movie, Terms of Endearment (voice), Unfaithfully Yours, Lost
in America (also dir, co-s.p.), Broadcast News (Academy Award
nom. 1988), Defending Your Life (also dir., s.p.), I'll Do Anything,
The Scout (also co-s.p.), Mother (also dir; NY Society of Film
Critics Award, Natl Society of Film Critics Award for best s.p., 1997),
Doctor Dolittle (voice), Out of Sight, The Muse, My First Mister
(actor), Til Death Do Us Part, Finding Nemo (voice), The In -Laws,
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (dir., writer), The Simpsons
Movie (voice).
TELEVISION: Series: Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers,
Saturday Night Live (writer, 1975), Hot Wheels (voices), The
Associates (wrote theme song). Specials: Milton Berle's Mad Mad
Mad World of Comedy, General Electric's All -Star Anniversary.
Guest: More than 38 appearances.
BROOKS, JAMES L.
Director, Producer, Writer. b. North Bergen, NJ, May 9,
1940. e. NYU. Copyboy for CBS News, N.Y.; promoted to
newswriter. 1965 moved to L.A. to work for David Wolper's documentary prod. co. In 1969 conceived idea for series, Room 222;
formed partnership with fellow writer Allan Burns. Together they
created Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. 1977, established prod.
co. on Paramount lot with other writers, producing and creating the
series, The Associates and Taxi. Formed Grade Films. Directed
play Brooklyn Laundry in L.A.
PICTURES: Real Life (actor), Starting Over (s.p., co -prod.),
Modern Romance (actor), Terms of Endearment (dir, prod., s.p.;
3 Academy. Awards for Best Picture, Din and Screenplay, Golden
Globe Award, Golden Globe nom. 1984), Broadcast News (dir.,
prod., s.p. 2 Academy Award nom.; 2 Golden Globe nom. 1988),
Big (co -prod.), Say Anything... (exec. prod.), The War of the
Roses (co -prod.), I'll Do Anything (dir., prod., s.p.), Bottle Rocket,
Jerry Maguire (Academy Award nom. 1997), As Good As It Gets
(dir., s.p. 2 Academy Award nom.; 2 Golden Globe nom. 1998),
Riding in Cars with Boys (prod.), Spanglish, (prod., writer, dir.),
The Simpsons Movie (exec. prod., writer, s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Thursday's Game (writer, prod., 1971).
Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (co -creator, writer,
exec. prod.; 2 Emmy Awards for writing: 1971, 1977; 3 Emmy
Awards as exec. prod.: 1975, 1976, 1977, 6 Emmy nom.), Rhoda
(writer, prod.), The New Lorenzo Music Show (writer), Lou Grant
(co -exec. prod. Emmy nom. 1978). Series (co -creator, and/or
exec. prod.): Taxi (3 Emmy Awards as exec. prod.:2 Emmy nom.),
Cindy, The Associates, Cheers, Tracey Ullman Show (3 Emmy
Awards as exec. prod., 7 Emmy nom.), The Simpsons (9 Emmy
Awards as exec. prod.: 7 Emmy nom.), Phenom (exec. prod.), The
Critic (exec. prod.), What About Joan (exec. prod.).
BROOKS, JOSEPH
Producer, Director, Writer, Composer, Conductor. Well-known
for composing music for TV commercials before turning to producing, directing, writing and scoring theatrical feature, You Light Up
My Life, in 1977. Winner of 21 Clio Awards (advertising industry),
Grammy, Golden Globe, People's Choice, Amer. Music Awards;
created music for 100 commercials. Has also composed for theatrical films. Winner of Cannes Film Festival Advertising Award.
PICTURES: Scores: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Marjoe,
Jeremy, The Lords of Flatbush. Prod.-Dir-Writer-Composer: You
Light Up My Life (Academy Award for Best Song:
title song, 1977), If Ever I See You Again (also actor), Headin' for
Broadway, Eddie and the Cruisers, Invitation to the Wedding
(composer, prod., dir.).
BROOKS, MEL
Writer, Director, Actor. r.n. Melvin Kaminsky. b. Brooklyn, NY,
June 28, 1926. m. actress Anne Bancroft. e. VA Military Inst. 1944.
U.S. Army combat engineer 1944-46. As child, did impressions
and was amateur drummer and pianist. First appearance as actor
in play Separate Rooms in Red Bank, NJ. Was also social dir of
Grossinger's Resort in the Catskills. Became writer for Sid Caesar
on TV's Broadway Review and Your Show of Shows. Teamed with
Carl Reiner for comedy record albums: The 2000 Year Old Man,
The 2000 and 13 -Year -Old Man. Founded Brooksfilms Ltd., 1981.
Won Academy Award for Best Short Subject (animated): The
Critic (dir., s.p., narrator). Co -writer of Shinbone Alley.
THEATRE: Writer: New Faces of 1952 (sketches), Shinbone Alley
(book), All-American (book), The Producers (Tony Award for Best
Musical, Best Book of A Musical and Best Original Score, 2001).
PICTURES: New Faces (co-s.p.), The Producers
(dir., s.p.;
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe nom.
1968), The Twelve Chairs (dir, s.p., actor), Blazing Saddles (dir.,
co-s.p., actor, Academy Award nom. 1975), Young Frankenstein
(dir, co-s.p.; Acad. Award nom. for s.p. 1975), Silent Movie (dir.,
co-s.p., actor, Golden Globe nom. 1977), Frances (exec. -prod),
High Anxiety (dr., prod., co-s.p., actor, Golden Globe nom. 1978),
The Muppet Movie (actor), History of the World Part 1 (dir, prod.,
s.p., actor, lyrics), To Be or Not To Be (exec -prod., actor),
Spaceballs (dir., prod., co-s.p., actor), Look Who's Talking Too
(voice), Life Stinks (dir., prod., co-s.p., actor), Robin Hood: Men in
Tights (dir., prod., co-s.p., actor), The Silence of the Hams (actor),
The Little Rascals (actor), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (dir., prod.,
co-s.p., actor), The Prince of Egypt (voice), Svitati (actor, s.p.),
Screwloose, Robots (voice), Exec. Prod.: The Elephant Man, My
Favorite Year, The Doctor and the Devils, The Fly, 84 Charing
Cross Road, Solarbabies, The Vagrant, The Fly II, Hail Sid
Caesar, Robots (voice), The Producers (writer/s.p., prod., composer,
lyricist, stage prod. Golden Globe nom. 2005), Get Smart
(writer, creator).
TELEVISION: Movies: Free to Be... You & Me (voice), The Muppets
Go Hollywood, The 2000 Year Old Man (voice/writer), It's a Very
Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (voice). Series: Caesar's Hour
(Emmy nom. 1956), Get Smart (co -creator, co -writer, Emmy nom.
1966), When Things Were Rotten (co -creator, co- writer, prod.), The
Nutt House (prod., co -writer) Get Smart (1995, writer/characters),
Akers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (voice, Emmy nom 2005),
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (actor, writer, creator). Specials:
The Sid Caesar -Imogene Coca -Carl Reiner -Howard Morris
Special (co -writer; Emmy Award, 1967), I am Your Child, Pretty As
A Picture: The Art of David Lynch, Intimate Portrait: Madeline
Kahn, AEI's 100 Years 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies.
Guest: More than 84 appearances.
BROSNAN, PIERCE
Actor. b. Navan, County Meath, Ireland, May 16, 1953. Left
County Meath, Ireland for London at 11. Worked as commercial
illustrator, then joined experimental theatre workshop and studied
at the Drama Center. On London stage (Wait Until Dark, The Red
Devil Battery Sign, Filumenia, etc.)
PICTURES: The Mirror Crack'd (debut, 1980), The Long Good
Friday, Nomads, The Fourth Protocol, Taffin, The Deceivers, Mister
Johnson, The Lawnmower Man, Entangled, Mrs. Doubffire, Love
Affair, Goldeneye, Mars Attacks, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Dante's
Peak, Tomorrow Never Dies, Quest for Camelot (voice), The
Nephew (also prod.), Grey Owl, The Thomas Crown Affair (also
prod.), The World is Not Enough, Dolphins, The Tailor of Panama,
Blood and Champagne, Die Another Day, Evelyn, (also prod.), After
the Sunset, The Matador (also prod. Golden Globe nom. 2006),
Instant Karma, Mexicali, The Topkapi Affair (also prod.), Seraphim
Falls, Butterfly on a Wheel (also exec. prod.), The 1 Second Film
(doc. prod.), Marriage, The November Man, Caitlin.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: The Heist, Murder 101, Victim of
Love, Robin Hood: Myth -Man -Movie (narrator), Death Train, The
Broken Chain, Don't Talk to Strangers, Night Watch. Mini-series:
The Manions of America, Nancy Astor (Golden Globe nom.1985),
Noble House, Around the World in 80 Days. Series: Remington
Steele. Guest: More than 131 appearances.
BROUGH, WALTER
Writer, Producer. b. Phila. PA, Dec. 19, 1935. e. La Salle U.
(BA.), USC (MA.). Began career with Stage Society Theatre, LA.
Currently CEO, Orb Enterprises, Inc.
PICTURES: Gabriella, A New Life, No Place to Hide, Run Wild
Run Free, The Desperados, Funeral for an Assassin (also prod.),
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On a Dead Man's Chest (also prod.), Jed and Sonny (also prod.),
Jamaican Gold.
TELEVISION: Series: Doctor Kildare, The Fugitive, Branded,
Name of the Game, Mannix, Mission Impossible, The Magician,
Man From Atlantis, Police Story, Wildside, Heart of the City (also
prod.), Thunder Guys (pilot), Spencer for Hire (also co -prod.), Law
& Harry McGraw, New Mission Impossible (also co -prod.), Over
My Dead Body, Hunter, Tequila & Bonetti.
BROUGHTON, BRUCE
Composer. b. Los Angeles, CA , March 8, 1945. e. U. of Southern
California, B.M., 1967. Music supvr., CBS -TV, 1967-77. Since then
has been freelance composer for TV and films. Member of
Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Society of Composers & Lyricists
(past pres.), AMPAS (governor). Nominated 17 times for Emmy.
Nominated for Grammy for Young Sherlock Holmes.
PICTURES: The Prodigal, The Ice Pirates, Silverado (Academy
Award nom. 1986), Young Sherlock Holmes, Sweet Liberty, The
Boy Who Could Fly, Square Dance, Harry and the Hendersons,
Monster Squad, Big Shots, Cross My Heart, The Rescue, The
Presidio, Last Rites, Moonwalker, Jacknife, Betsy's Wedding,
Narrow Margin, The Rescuers Down Under, All
Want for
Christmas, Honey Blew Up the Kid, Stay Tuned, Homeward
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Bound: The Incredible Journey, So I Married an Axe Murderer, For
Love or Money, Tombstone (and score prod.), Holy Matrimony,
Baby's Day Out, Miracle on 34th Street, Infinity, Carried Away,
House Arrest, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, The
Shadow Conspiracy, A Simple Wish, One Tough Cop,
Krippendorf's Tribe, Lost in Space, Fantasia 2000 (conductor
Rhapsody in Blue), Last Flight Out, Bambi II.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Paradise Connection, Desperate
Voyage, The Return of Frank Cannon, Killjoy (Emmy nom. 1982),
The Master of Ballantrae, MADD, The Candy Lightner Story, The
First Olympics: Athens 1896 (special, Emmy Award 1984), Two
Marriages (Emmy nom. 1984), Cowboy, A Thanksgiving Promise,
The Old Man and the Sea (Emmy nom. 1990), 0 Pioneers!
(Emmy Award 1992), Night Ride Home, The Ballad of Lucy
Whipple, Roughing It, Bobbie's Girl, Eloise at the Plaza (Emmy
Award 2003), Lucy, Eloise at Christmastime (Emmy award 2004),
Warm Springs (Emmy Award 2005), The Dive from Clausen's Pier
(Emmy nom. 2006). Mini-series: The Blue and the Gray (Emmy
nom. 1983), The First Olympics -Athens: 1896 (Emmy Award),
George Washington II, Glory & Honor (Emmy Award 1998), True
Women (Emmy nom. 1997). Series: Hawaii Five -0, Gunsmoke,
Quincy (Emmy nom. 1983), How the West Was Won, Logan's
Run, The Oregon Trail, Buck Rogers (Emmy Award 1981), Dallas
Emmy Awards 1978, 1984), Dinosaurs (theme), Capitol Critters
(theme), Tiny Toon Adventures (Emmy Award 1991), JAG (theme
Emmy nom. 1996), First Monday (Emmy nom. 2002).
BROWN, BLAIR
Actress. b. Washington, DC, April 23, 1946. e. National Theatre
Sch. of Canada.
THEATRE: NY: The Threepenny Opera (NY Shakespeare Fest),
Comedy of Errors, The Secret Rapture, Arcadia. Acted with Old
Globe, San Diego; Stratford, Ont. Shakespeare Fest.; Guthrie
Theatre MN; Arena Stage, Wash.; Long Wharf, New Haven; Shaw
Festival.
PICTURES: The Paper Chase, The Choirboys, One -Trick Pony,
Altered States, Continental Divide Golden Globe nom. 1982), A
Flash of Green, Stealing Home, Strapless, Passed Away, The
Good Policeman, The Astronaut's Wife, Random Hearts, Space
Cowboys, Grasp, Dogville, Loverboy, The Sentinel, Griffin &
Phoenix, First Born, The Speed of Thought.
TELEVISION: Movies: The 3,000 Mile Chase, And
I
Alone
Survived, The Child Stealer, The Bad Seed, Hands of a Stranger,
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, Extreme Close -Up,
Those Secrets, Majority Rule, Rio Shannon (pilot), The Day My
Parents Ran Away, Moment of Truth: To Walk Again, The Gift of
Love, The Ultimate Lie, Convictions, In His Life: The John Lennon
Story, Follow the Stars Home, Hamlet, Young Dr. Freud (narrator),
Copshop, The Perfect Pitch (tv documentary). Mini-series:
Captains and the Kings, James Michener's Space, Arthur Hailey's
Wheels, Kennedy (Golden Globe nom. 1984), A Season in
Purgatory, Benjamin Franklin (TV documentary). Specials: School
for Scandal, The Skin of Your Teeth, Lethal Innocence, Oregon
Trail, The Quinns, Space. Series: The Days and Nights of Molly
Dodd (Emmy noms. 1987-1991), Talk It Over, Feds. Guest: More
than 67 appearances.
BROWN, BRYAN
Actor. b. Sydney, Australia, June 23, 1947. m. actress Rachel
Ward. Began acting professionally in Sydney. Worked in repertory
theatres in England with the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Returned to Australia to work in films while continuing stage work
with Theatre Australia.
PICTURES: Love Letters From Teralba Road (debut, 1977), The
Irishman, Weekend of Shadows, Newsfront, Third Person Plural,
Money Movers, Palm Beach, Cathy's Child, The Odd Angry Shot,
Breaker Morant, Blood Money, Stir, Winter of Our Dreams, Far
East, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Parker (Bones), The
Empty Beach, F/X, Tai -Pan, Rebel, The Good Wife, Cocktail,
Gorillas in the Mist, Shall We Dance, FX2 (also co -exec. prod.),
Sweet Talker (also co -wrote story), Prisoners of the Sun, Blame It
on the Bellboy, The Chart of Jimmy Balcksmith, Age of Treason,
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Dead Heart, On the Border, Dear Claudia, Two Hands, Grizzly
Falls, Risk, Mullet (voice), Styx, Dirty Deeds (also prod.),
Captured (short), Along Came Polly, Australia.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Shiralee (Aust.), Dead in the Water,
Devlin, The Last Hit, Eureka Stockade, Full Body Massage,
Twisted Tales, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Dogboys, Journey
to the Center of the Earth, On the Beach, Footsteps, Revenge of
the Middle -Aged Woman, Spring Break Shark Attack, The
Poseidon Adventure, The Joanne Lees Story. Mini-series: Against
the Wind, A Town Like Alice, The Thorn Birds (Emmy nom. 1983,
Golden Globe nom. 1984), Eureka Stockade, The Shiralee, The
Poseidon Adventure. Series: The Wanderer, Two Twisted (narr.).
BROWN, CLANCY
Actor. b. Ohio, Jan. 5, 1959. e. Northwestern Univ.
PICTURES: Bad Boys (debut, 1983), The Adventures of
Buckaroo Banzai, The Bride, Thunder Alley, Highlander, Extreme
Prejudice, Shoot to Kill, Blue Steel, Waiting for the Light, Ambition,
Past Midnight, Pet Sematary II, The Shawshank Redemption,
Dead Man Walking, Female Perversions, Starship Troopers,
Flubber, The Hurricane, Claire Makes it Big, Chump Change,
Recess: School's Out (voice), The Laramie Project, Normal, The
Making of Daniel Boone (exec. prod.), The SpongeBob
SquarePants Movie (voice), Pathfinder, The Guardian, The
Twenty.
TELEVISION: Movies: Johnny Ryan, Love Lies & Murder, Cast a
Deadly Spell, Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story,
Bloodlines, Last Light, The Patron Saint of Liars, The
Batman/Superman Movie (voice), In the Company of Spies,
Vendetta, The Night of the Headless Horseman, Boss of Bosses,
Yesterday's Children, Show White, Normal. Series: Earth 2, ER,
Voltron: The Third Dimension (voice), SpongBob SquarePants
(voice), Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles, Big Buy
and Rusty the Boy Robot (voice), Jackie Chan Adventures (voice),
Lloyd In Space, Breaking News, Heavy Gear: The Animated
Series (voice), Carnivale, Battle Force: Andromeda, Megas XLR
(voice), The Batman (voice), Super Robot Monkey Team
Hyperforce Go! (voice), Justice League Unlimited, Lost, American
Dragon: Jake Long. Documentary: The Moravian Massacre (narrator). Guest: More than 106 appearances.
BROWN, DAVID
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY, July 28, 1916. m. writer editor Helen Gurley Brown. e. Stanford U., A.B., 1936; Columbia
U. School of Journalism, M.S., 1937. Apprentice reporter, copyediting, San Francisco News & Wall Street Journal, 1936; night
ed. asst. drama critic, Fairchild Publications, N.Y., 1937-39; edit.
dir. Milk Research Council, N.Y., 1939-40; assoc. ed., Street &
Smith Publ., N.Y., 1940-43; assoc. ed., exec. ed., then ed.-in-chief,
Liberty Meg., N.Y., 1943-49; edit. dir., nat'l education campaign,
Amer. Medical Assn., 1949; assoc. ed., mng. ed., Cosmopolitan
Mag., N.Y., 1949-52; contrib. stories & articles to many nat'I
mags.; man. ed., story dept., 20th -Fox, L.A., Jan., 1952; story ed.
& head of scenario dept., 1953-56; appointed member of exec.
staff of Darryl F. Zanuck, 1956; member of exec. staff, 20th -Fox
studios, and exec. studio story editor, 1956-60; Prod. 20th -Fox
Studios, Sept. 1960-62; Editorial v.p. New American Library of
World Literature, Inc., 1963-64; exec. story opers., 20th Century Fox, 1964-67; vp. dir. of story operations, 1967; exec. v.p., creative
operations and member bd. of dir., 1969-71. Exec. v.p., mem. bd.
of directors Warner Bros., 1971-72; partner and dir., The
Zanuck/Brown Co., 1972-88. Currently, pres., Manhattan Project
Ltd., a production co. based in New York. Was a former member,
bd. of trustees, American Film Institute, 1972-80. Recipient with
Richard D. Zanuck of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts &
Sciences' Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
AUTHOR: Brown's Guide to Growing Gray, Delacorte, Let Me
Entertain You, Morrow, The Rest of Your Life is the Best of Your
Life, Barricade.
PICTURES: Producer/Exec. prod.: Sssssss, The Sting (Academy
Award for Best Picture, 1973), Sugarland Express, Black
Windmill, Willie Dynamite, The Girl from Petrovka, The Eiger
Sanction, Jaws (Academy Award nom. 1976), MacArthur, Jaws 2,
The Island, Neighbors, The Verdict (Academy Award nom. 1983),
Cocoon, Target, Cocoon: The Return, Driving Miss Daisy, The
Player, A Few Good Men (Academy award nom. 1993), The
Cemetery Club, Watch It, Canadian Bacon, The Saint, Kiss the
Girls, Deep Impact, Angela's Ashes, Chocolat (Academy Award
nom. 2001), Enigma (co -prod.), Along Came a Spider.
TELEVISION: Movies: Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No
Rules (prod.), A Season in Purgatory (exec. prod.), Framed (exec.
prod.).
BROWN, GEORG STANFORD
Actor, Director. b. Havana, Cuba, June 24, 1943. Acted on stage
with the New York Shakespeare Fest. in the 1960s. Gained fame
as one of the rookie cops in the 1970s TV series, The Rookies,
before turning to TV directing.
THEATRE: All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure,
Macbeth, Murderous Angels, Hamlet, Detective Story.
PICTURES: The Comedians, Dayton's Devils, Bullitt, Colossus:
The Forbin Project, Wild in the Sky, The Man, Stir Crazy, House
Party 2, Dreaming of Julia, Shackles.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Young Lawyers, Ritual of Evil, The
Rookies (pilot), Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, The Night
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the City Screamed, The Kid With the Broken Halo, In Defense of
Kids, The Jesse Owens Story, Murder Without Motive, Mystery
Woman: Vision of a Murder. Dir of movies: Grambling's White
Tiger, Kids Like These, Alone in the Neon Jungle, Stuck With Each
Other (also exec. prod.), Father & Son: Dangerous Relations, The
Long Shot: Believe in Courage (also co -exec. prod.), Home for
Christmas, Angel in the Family, Wedding Daze, Mystery Woman:
Snapshot, The Reading Room (also actor). Series: Actor: The
Rookies (also dir.), Linc's, Freedom, Nip/Tuck. Series! Dir.: Starsky
and Hutch, Family, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Paper
Chase, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Palmerstown USA, Dynasty,
Hill
Street Blues (Emmy nom. 1981, 1985), The Greatest
American Hero, The Fall Guy, Fame, Cagney & Lacey (Emmy
Award, 1986), The Mississippi, Hotel, Miami Vice, Finder of Lost
Loves, Viper. Guest: More than 80 appearances.
BROWN, HIMAN
Producer, Director. b. New York, NY, July 21, 1910. e. City Coll.
of New York, St. Lawrence U. Radio & TV package prod. since
1927 include: Inner Sanctum, Thin Man, Bulldog Drummond, Dick
Tracy, Terry and the Pirates, Joyce Jordan MD, Grand Central
Station, CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, pres. Production Center, Inc.
PICTURES: The Thin Man, Nero Wolfe, Buficlog, Drummond, That
Night!, Violators, The Stars Salute, The Price of Silence, The
Road Ahead.
BROWN, JIM
Actor. b. St. Simons Island, GA, Feb. 17, 1936. e. Manhasset
H.S., Syracuse U. For nine years played football with Cleveland
Browns; in 1964 won Hickock Belt as Professional Athlete of the
year. Founder, Black Economic Union.
PICTURES: Rio Conchos (debut, 1964), The Dirty Dozen, Ice
Station Zebra, The Split, Riot, Dark Of The Sun, 100 Rifles,
Kenner El Condor, The Phynx, .. tick ... tick ... tick ..., The
Escaped from Devil's
Grasshopper, Slaughter, Black Gunn,
Island, The Slams, Slaughter's Big Rip -Off, Three the Hard Way,
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Take a Hard Ride, Adios Amigo, Mean Johnny Barrows, Kid
Vengeance, Fingers, One Down Two to Go (also exec. prod.),
Richard Pryor: Here and Now (exec. prod. only), Pacific Inferno
(also exec. prod.), Abducted, The Running. Man, I'm Gonna Git
You Sucka, L.A. Heat, Crack House, Twisted Justice, The Divine
Enforcer, Original Gangstas, Mars Attacks!, He Got Game, Small
Soldiers (voice), Any Given Sunday, She Hate Me, Playmakers of
New Orleans. Documentary: Jim Brown: All American.
TELEVISION: Movies: Lady Blue, Hammer-Slammer & Slade,
Muhammad Air The Whole Story (as himself), Unitas (tv documentary, as himself), Keeping the Music Alive (dir.), Sucker Free City,
Sideliners. Mini-series: American Roots Music (dir.).Series: Soul
Food, ESPN SportsCentury. Guest: More than 57 appearances.
BROWN, PETER C.
Executive. b. Kansas City, Missouri, August 7, 1958. e. University
of Kansas, B.S. in business admin., 1979. Brown began his career
with the Kansas City, Mo.-based AMC Entertainment Inc. in 1990
and became senior v.p. and CFO in 1991. He served as co-chairman of the board from May 1998 through July 1999 and as executive v. p. from August 1994 to January 1997. Brown was named
pres. in. January 1997 and became chairman, pres. and CEO in
July 1999 and is the position he holds today. He's only the third
chairman in the company's 83 -year history. In June 2005 AMC
announced Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation would
merge with AMC Brown remains the organization's top executive.
, Brown is a member of the executive committee and vice chmn.
of the bd. of directors of the National Association of Theatre
Owners. He is a member of the advisory bd. for the Will Rogers
Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation as well as a member of
Variety International's Movie Industry Advisory Council. He also is
a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
(ICSC). In 2003, he received the Saleh M. Hassenein
Humanitarian Award. In 2006, Brown was named "ShoWester of
the Year," an honor that is given to individuals who, throughout
their career demonstrated a dedication to the betterment of the
exhibition industry and its causes. Previously, Brown founded and
served as chmn of the bd. of Entertainment Properties Trust, a
New York Stock Exchange -traded real estate investment trust,
from 1997 to 2003. Other past corporate board memberships
include LabOne, Inc., a diagnostic testing laboratory, serving from
1999 to 2001; and Protection One, Inc., a security alarm monitoring company, serving from 1999 to 2001, He's served various
Kansas City -area community organizations, including the
University of Kansas School of Business, Kansas City Chamber
of Commerce, Kansas City Civic Council, Rockhurst High School,
and the Kansas City Art Institute.
BROWNE, DON
Executive. e. graduate, Fairleigh Dickinson University Browne
also attended the Univ. of South Carolina on a football scholarship
and earned three varsity letters in track and field. He served in the
U.S. Coast Guard from 1967 (active) until 1973 (reserve). Browne
worked for CBS News from 1967 to 1979, when he joined NBC.
From 1979 to 1989, as NBC's Miami bureau chief, Browne directed news coverage of Central and South America. From 1989 to
1991, Browne served as NBC News' executive news director.
Browne helped strengthen the affiliate -network partnership in
news and was instrumental in the formation of the. NBC News
Channel in Charlotte, NC. He was also involved in the creation and
the airing of Dateline, the first successful prime -time newsmagazine in NBC's history, and he was directly involved in launching the weekend edition of the Today show. Browne was executive
v.p. of NBC News in New York from 1991 - 1993. Browne then
served as pres. & gen. mgr of WTVJ, NBC's owned -and -operated station in Miami. Browne has been a longtime advocate of
expanding into the Spanish -language television market, and was
closely involved with NBC's purchase of the Telemundo network.
While at WTVJ, he integrated the first NBC and Telemundo stations in a duopoly market; led the NBC's station efforts in creating
a Southeastern Regional Hub for handling master control for multiple stations; and he spearheaded the design and construction of
NBC's first fully digital TV station. Browne moved over to
Telemundo as COO and was tapped to his current position, president, in May 2005. Browne oversees all aspects of programming
and production, sports, network news, corporate communications,
sales, marketing; human resources, research, station group, affiliate relations and distribution, operations and engineering,
Telemundo Studios, and Telemundo Cable.
BROWNE, ROSCOE LEE
Actor, Director, Writer. b. Woodbury, NJ, May 2, 1925. e. Lincoln
U., PA; postgraduate studies in comparative literature and French
at Middlebury Coll., VT, Columbia U., N.Y. Taught French and lit. at
Lincoln U. until 1952. National sales rep. for Schenley Import
Corp. 1946-56; United States' intl. track star and a member of ten
A.A.U. teams. Twice American champion in the 1000 -yard indoor
competition, twice all-American and, in 1951 in Paris, ran the
fastest 800 meters in the world for that year. Professional acting
debut, 1956, in Julius Caesar at the NY Shakespeare Fest.; published poet and short story writer. Trustee: Millay Colony Arts, NY;
Los Angeles Free Public Theatre.
THEATRE: NY: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The Cool World,
General Seeger, Tiger Tiger Burning Bright!, The Old Glory, A
Hand Is on the Gate (dir, actor), My One and Only Off-Broadway:
The Connection, The Blacks, Aria da Capo, Benito Cereno (Obie
Award), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (L.A., S.F., Pittsburgh), Two
Trains Running.
PICTURES: The Connection (debut, 1961), Black Like Me, The
Comedians, Uptight, Topaz, The Liberation of L. B. Jones, Cisco
Pike, The Cowboys, The World's Greatest Athlete, Superfly
TN.T, The Ra Expeditions (narrator), Uptown Saturday Night,
Logan's Run, Twilight's Last Gleaming, Nothing. Personal, Legal
Eagles, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Oliver & Company (voice), Moon 44,
The Mambo Kings, Naked in New York, Brother Minister: The
Assassination of Malcolm X (narrator), Babe (voice), The
Pompatus of Love, Last Summer in the Hamptons, Dear God,
Forest Warrior Jude Kiss, Babe: Pig in the City (voice), Morgan's
Ferry, Treasure Planet (voice), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
(voice), Epic Movie (narr.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Big Ripoff, Dr. Scorpion, Lady in a
Corner, Columbo: Rest in Peace Mrs. Columbo, Meeting of Minds
(Peabody Award), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
(Peabody. Award), Hard Time, The Premonition, Hamlet. Miniseries: King, Space. Series: McCoy, Miss Winslow and Son, Soap,
Falcon Crest. Guest: More than 88 appearances.
(d. April 11, 2007)
BROWNING, KIRK
Director. b. New York, NY, March 28, 1921. e. Brooks School,
Andover, MA, Avon Old Farms, Avon, CT., and Cornell U. 1940.
Reporter for News -Tribune in Waco, TX; with American Field
Service, 1942-45; adv. copywriter for Franklin Spier, 1945-48;
became floor mgr. NBC-TV 1949; app't asst. dir. NBC-TV Opera
Theatre in 1951 directing NBC Opera Theatre, TV Recital Hall,
and Toscanini Simulcasts.
TELEVISION: Trial of Mary Lincoln, Jascha Heifetz Special, Harry
and Lena, NBC Opera Theatre, Producers Showcase, Evening
with Toscanini, Bell Telephone, The Flood, Beauty and the Beast,
Lizzie Borden, World of Carl Sandburg, La Gioconda (Emmy
Award, 1980), Big Blonde, Working, Ian McKellan Acting
Shakespeare, Fifth of July, Alice in Wonderland, You Can't Take it
with You, The House of Blue Leaves, 0 Pioneers!, Live From the
Met-Centennial, Turandot (Emmy Award 1988), A Streetcar
Named Desire (Emmy nom, 1999), Great Performances: Live from
Lincoln Center many others. Most recently, directed tv movie,
Death of a Salesman (2000; DGA nom. 2001).
BROWNLOW, KEVIN
Film Historian, Writer, Director, Film Editor. b. Crowborough,
England, June 2, 1938. e. University College Sch. Asst. ed./editor,
World Wide Pictures, London, 1955-61; film editor, Samaritan
Films, 1961-65; film editor, Woodfall Films, 1965-68. Dir, Thames
Television 1975-90. Dir., Photoplay Productions 1990 -present. In
2004, the American Society of Cinematographers presented
Brownlow with a Special Achievement Award for historical documentation and film preservation of silent films.
PICTURES: It Happened Here (dir with Andrew Mollo) 1964,
Charge of the Light Brigade (editor), Winstanley (with Andrew
Mollo), Napoleon (restoration of 1927 film, re-released 1980).
TELEVISION: Charm of Dynamite (dir, ed.), All with David Gill:
Hollywood (dir, writer), Unknown Chaplin (dir, prod.; Emmy
Award 1 Emmy nom. 1987), Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
(prod.; 2 Emmy Awards, 1 Emmy nom. 1988), Harold Lloyd-The
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Third Genius (Emmy nom. 1990), D.W. Griffith: Father of Film
(Emmy nom. 1993), Cinema Europe -The Other Hollywood,
Universal Horror, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces, Cecil B.
DeMille: American Epic, So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM,
Mary Pickford (senior creative consult.), The Tramp and the
Dictator (documentary, dir, writer & narration), The Cutting Edge:
The Magic of Movie Editing (consultant), Garbo (documentary, dir.
& writer), I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (documentary, dir.).
AUTHOR: How It Happened Here (1968), The Parade's Gone
By... (1968), Adventures with D.W. Griffith (editor, 1973), The War
the West and the Wilderness (1979), Hollywood: The Pioneers
(1980), Napoleon: Abel Gance's Classic Film (1983), Behind the
Mask of Innocence (1990), David Lean -A Biography (1996).
BRUBAKER, JAMES D.
Producer. b. Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1937. e. Eagle Rock H.S.
Transportation coordinator for 15 years before becoming unit
prod. mgr., 1978-84. Then assoc. prod., exec. prod. & prod.
Prod. tv movie, Runnng Mates.
PICTURES: Assoc. Prod.: True Confessions (also prod. mgr.),
Rocky III (also prod. mgr.), Rhinestone (also prod. mgr.). Unit
Prod. Mgr.: New York New York, Comes a Horseman, Uncle Joe
Shannon, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Staying Alive, K-9, Problem Child,
Mr Baseball. Prod./Exec. Prod.: The Right Stuff, Beer, Rocky IV,
Cobra, Over the Top, Problem Child (also prod. mgr.), Brain
Donors (also prod. mgr.), A Walk in the Clouds, Liar Liar, The
Nutty Professor (co -prod.) Life (and unit prod. mgr.), The Nutty
Professor II: The Klumps, Her Majesty, Dragonfly, Bruce Almighty,
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
TELEVISION: The Gifted One (Unit prod. mgr.) Running Mates,
Gia (prod. and unit prod. mgr, Emmy nom.; DGA Award 1998).
It on the Road, Cats (Tony Award, 1983), Juno's Swans, The
Mystery of Edwin Drood, Song and Dance, Carrie, The Fourth
Wall, The Perfectionist, Sunset Boulevard (London/ B'way; Olivier
Award nom.).
PICTURES: Carrie (debut, 1976), Tender Mercies, Wild Thing,
Frantic, Another Woman, Rain Without Thunder, Wyatt Earp,
Simply Irresistible, Last Time Out, The Keyman (co -prod. only), A
Promis Kept (prod. only), Broadway: The Golden Age by the
Legends Who Were There, Mummy an' the Armadillo, Funny
Peculiar.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Ordeal of Bill Carney, Roses Are for
the Rich, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, Babycakes, Bonnie &
Clyde: The True Story (Emmy nom.), Betrayal of Trust, Critical
Choices, Vinegar Hill, Brothers & Sisters. Mini-series: Evergreen,
Tribeca. Series: Eight is Enough, Oz. Specials: Bobby and Sarah
(Emmy nom. 1989), Salute to Lady Liberty, Taking a Stand
(Afterschool Special; Emmy nom 1989), Stephen Sondheim
Carnegie Hall Gala, Eight is Enough: The El True Hollywood
Story, Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing
Arts. Guest: More than 47 appearances.
BUCKLEY, DONALD
Executive. b. New York, NY, June 28, 1955. e. C.W. Post College,
NY, School of Visual Arts. Ad. mgr., United Artists Theatres, 197578. Acct. exec., Grey Advertising, 1978-80. Joined Warner Bros. in
1980 as NY adv. mgr; in 1986 promoted to east. diE of adv./promo.
for WB; 1988, named eastern dir. of adv. and publicity; 1991, promoted to v.p., East Coast Adv. & Publicity; 1996, promoted to v.p.,
Adv. & Publicity, v.p., WB On -Line; 1997, promoted to senior v.p.,
Theatrical Marketing & New Media. On bd. of dir, Floss.com.
BRUCKHEIMER, BONNIE
Producer. b. Brooklyn, NY. Started in advertising and public relations eventually working for treasurer of Columbia Pictures. Later
worked as asst. to Arthur Penn and Ross Hunter. Became partner
with Bette Midler in All Girl Productions, 1985.
PICTURES: Big Business (assoc. prod.), Beaches, Stella, For the
Boys, Hocus Pocus, Man of the House, That Old Feeling, Divine
Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Aurora Island.
TELEVISION: Movies: Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas
(exec. prod. Emmy nom. 1997), Gypsy (exec. prod. Emmy nom.
1994). Series: Bette, Some of My Best Friends.
BUFF, CONRAD
Editor.
PICTURES: The Empires Strikes Back (effects ed.), Raiders of
the Lost Ark (effects ed.), Poltergeist (effects ed.), E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (effects ed. superv.), Return of the Jedi (asst. ed.),
Jagged Edge, Solarbabies, Spaceballs, Short Circuit 2, The
Abyss, Side Out, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Academy Award
nom.; ACE nom. 1992), Jennifer Eight, The Getaway, True Lies
(ACE nom. 1995), Species, Titanic (Academy Award, ACE Award
1998), Dante's Peak, Switchback, Arlington Road, Mystery Men,
Thirteen Days, Training Day, The Antwone Fisher Story, Tears of
BRUCKHEIMER, JERRY
the Sun, King Arthur, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Seraphim Falls,
Producer. b. Detroit, MI, Sept. 21, 1945. e. U. of Arizona. Was art
dir./prod. of TV commercials before becoming prod. of films. 1983,
formed Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Prods. with the late Don
Simpson and entered into deal with Paramount Pictures to produce; company moved over to Walt Disney in early 1990s. Formed
Jerry Bruckheimer Films in 1997.
PICTURES: Assoc. Prod.: The Culpepper Cattle Company,
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins. Prod.: Farewell My Lovely,
Shooter.
BUJOLD, GENEVIEVE
Actress. b. Montreal, Canada, July 1, 1942. e. Montreal
Conservatory of Drama. Worked in a Montreal cinema as an
usher; American TV debut: St. Joan.
THEATRE: The Barber of Seville, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A
House...A Day.
prod.), Young Doctors in Love, Flashdance, Thief of Hearts,
PICTURES: La Guerre est Finie, La Fleur de L'Age, Entre La Mer
et L'eau Douce, King of Hearts, The Thief of Paris, Isabel, Anne
Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder,
The Ref, Bad Boys, Crimson Tide, Dangerous Minds, The Rock,
Con Air, Enemy of the State, Armageddon, Gone in 60 Seconds,
of the Thousand Days (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe
Coyote Ugly, Remember the Titans, Bad Boys II, Pearl Harbor,
Black Hawk Down, Bad Company, Kangaroo Jack, Veronica
Guerin, King Arthur, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the
Black Pearl, National Treasure, Glory Road, Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Deja Vu, Pirates of the Caribbean:
World's End, National Treasure: The Book of Secrets.
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec Prod: Max Q: Emergency Landing,
Swing Vote, Skin, Fearless. Series/Exec. Prod.: Soldier of Fortune
Inc., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Emmy nom. 2000, 2002,
2003, 2004), The Amazing Race (Emmy Awards 2001, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006), CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Skin (writer/creator), Fearless (also co -prod.), Just Legal, Modern Men, Justice,
Award 1970), Act of the Heart, The Trojan Women, The Journey,
Kamouraska, Earthquake, Swashbuckler, Obsession, Alex and
the Gypsy, Another Man Another Chance, Coma, Murder by
Decree, Final Assignment, The Last Flight of Noah's Ark,
March or Die, Defiance, American Gigolo, Thief, Cat People (exec.
Cold Case, C.S.I.: NY.
BRYAN, DORA
Actress. En. Dora Broadbent. b. Southport, Lancashire, England,
Feb. 7, 1924. e. Council Sch. Stage debut 1935.
PICTURES: Once Upon a Dream, (debut, 1947), The Fallen Idol,
No Room at the Inn, Blue Lamp, Cure for Love, Now Barabas, The
Ringer Women of Twilight, The Quiet Woman, The Intruder, You
Know What Sailors Are, Mad About Men, See How They Run,
Cockleshell Heroes, Child in the House, Green Man, Carry on
Sergeant, Operation Bullshine, Desert Mice, The Night We Got
Monsignor, Tightrope, Choose Me, Trouble in Mind, The Moderns,
Dead Ringers, False Identity, Secret Places of the Heart, A Paper
Wedding, An Ambush of Ghosts, Mon Arnie Max, Dead Innocent,
The Adventures of Pinocchio, The House of Yes, You Can Thank
Me Later, Last Night, Eye of the Beholder; Alex in Wonder La
Turbulence des fluides, Finding Home, Downtown: A Street Tale,
Jericho Mansions, Finding Home, Delivrez-moi.
TELEVISION: Movies: Antigone, Mistress of Paradise, Les Noces
de papier; The Bookfair Murders, Children of My Heart. Specials:
Saint Joan (Emmy nom. 1968), Antony and Cleopatra.
BULLOCK, SANDRA
Actress. b. Arlington, VA, July 26, 1964. e. East Carolina Univ.,
drama major. Raised in Germany; studied piano in Europe. First
prof. acting job in NY in Off-B'way prod. No Time Flat.
PICTURES: Who Shot Patakango?, Love Potion No. 9, When the
Party's Over The Vanishing, The Thing Called Love, Demolition
Man, Speed, Me and the Mob, While You Were Sleeping (Golden
Globe nom. 1996), The Net, Two If by Sea, A Time to Kill, In Love
BUCKLEY, BETTY
Actress. b. Fort Worth, TX, July 3, 1947. e. Texas Christian U.,
and War Speed 2 Cruise Control, The Prince of Egypt (voice),
Making Sandwiches (also dir, s.p.), Hope Floats, Practical Magic,
Forces of Nature, 28 Days, Welcome to Hollywood, Gun Shy,
Famous, Miss Congeniality (Golden Globe nom. 2001), Divine
Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Murder By Numbers (also exec.
prod.), Two Weeks Notice (also prod.), Exactly 3:30 (also prod.),
Crash, Vapor Prime, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
(also prod.), Every Word Is True, Grace (also prod.), Loverboy,
BA. Studied acting with Stella Adler. NY Stage debut: 1776 (1969);
London debut: Promises Promises. Appeared in interactive short
film Race for Your Life.
THEATRE: Johnny Pott, What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in
a State Like This?, Pippin, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking
TELEVISION: Movies: The Preppie Murder Bionic Showdown:
The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. Mini-series:
Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances. Series: Working Girl, George
Lopez ( exec. prod. only). Guest: More than 68 appearances.
the
Bird, A Taste of Honey, Two a Penny, Up the Front,
Screamtime, Apartment Zero, An Angel for May, MirrorMask.
TELEVISION: Movies: Red Peppers, Bed. Series: My Wife's
Sister, Both Ends Meet, On the Up, Mother's Ruin, Last of the
Summer Wine.
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BUNNELL, STEVE
Executive. b. Chicago, IL, Feb. 20, 1960. Began working in theatres in 1975 in Chicago, IL. Film buyer for Plitt Theatres (predecessor company to Cineplex) in Chicago IL, starting in 1979 and
through 1985. Film buyer for Mann Theatres in Los Angeles, CA,
from 1985-1991. Became general sales mgr. at the Samuel
Goldwyn Company in Los Angeles, and managed U.S. film distribution. Moved to Loews in 1993 and became v.p. in 1997. In 1999,
promoted to sr. v.p. and head film buyer for Loews Cineplex
Entertainment. With the Loew Cineplex -AMC Entertainment
merger in June 2005, Bunnell left the company and became chair-
man, domestic distribution for The Weinstein Company. He is
based in New York.
BURGESS, R. BRANDON
Executive. Raised and educated in Germany. e. graduate of the
European Business School; M.B.A., Wharton School, Univ. of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Burgess' early career included
investment banking with Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt,
focusing on real estate and corporate finance. Subsequently, he
worked in PepsiCo's Corporate Planning group in Purchase, NY
He joined NBC, serving in various management capacities including: CFO for the NBC Television Network and its director of business development; co-head of the NBC Network Affiliate Futures
Committee, a growth initiative in collaboration with NBC -affiliated
stations. This initiative produced the NBCOlympics.com online
multimedia venture joined by more than 200 NBC affiliate stations,
as well as NBC Weather Plus, the first U.S. nationwide digital multicast broadcast network, through a joint venture he arranged
between NBC and its broadcast affiliates. He played a central role
in growing NBC's owned -and -operated stations group from 13 to
30 stations. Burgess also was instrumental to the May 2004 merger of NBC and Vivendi Universal and the restructuring of Rainbow
Media, which gave NBC its first entertainment cable channel,
Bravo. He also helped launch NBC Universal Global Networks'
first free to air TV network outside the United States, Das VIERTE,
in Germany, in September 2005. At NBC Universal he rose to
executive v.p., business development & international channels,
where he was credited with a series of strategic moves that led
the U.S.-focused NBC broadcast network to evolve into an integrated global multimedia organization. NBC Universal execs
called upon Burgess to look after the company's 32% stake in ION
Media Networks, Inc. in Nov. 2005. As CEO of ION, he is spearheading efforts to turn around the financially struggling company.
ION's 60 TV stations reach 83% of U.S. TV households.
BURGHOFF, GARY
Actor. b. Bristol, CT, May 24, 1943. Winner of Student Hallmark
Award while in high school, 1961. Also wildlife artist, with work
exhibited in many U.S. galleries.
THEATRE: NY: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Nerd.
Also: Finian's Rainbow, Bells Are Ringing, Sound of Music, The
Boy Friend, Romanoff and Juliet, Whose Life Is It Anyway?
PICTURES: M*A*S*H*, B.S. Love You, Small Kill (also co-dir.),
Behind the Waterfall.
TELEVISION: The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, Casino. Series:
The Don Knotts Show, M*A*S*H (Emmy Award, 1977 6 Emmy
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nom.), Pets: Part of the Family (Emmy nom. 2001). Special:
Twigs, M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion (tv documentary,
2002).
BURKE, ALFRED
Actor. b. London, England, February 28, 1918.
PICTURES: Touch and Go, The Man Upstairs, The Angry Silence,
Moment of Danger, The Man Inside, No Time To Die, Children of the
Damned, The Nanny, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, Law
and Disorder, Yangtse Incident, Interpol, Bitter Victory, Guns in the
Heather, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, A Midsummer
Night's Dream, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Lady of the Camellias, The House on
Garibaldi Street, Pope John Paul II, Kim, Bewitched (1985),
Longitude. Mini-series: The Brontes of Haworth, The Borgias.
Series: Public Eye, Enemy at the Door, Sophia and Constance.
Guest: More than 48 appearances.
BURKE, DELTA
Actress. b. Orlando, FL, July 30, 1956. e. LAMDA. m. actor
Gerald McRaney. Competed in Miss America contest as Miss
Florida, prior to studying acting in England.
PICTURES: Maternal Instincts (also exec. prod.), Sordid Lives,
What Women Want, Hansel and Gretel, Good Boy! (voice), The
Last Guy on Earth, Southern Baptist Sissies.
TELEVISION: Movies: Charleston, A Last Cry for Help, Mickey
Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me Murder You, A Bunny's Tale,
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?, Love and Curses... And All That
Jazz (also co -exec. prod.), Day -0, Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again,
A Promise to Carolyn, Melanie Darrow (also prod.), Dangerous
Child, Going for Broke, The Year Without a Santa Claus. Series: The
Chisholms, Filthy Rich, 1st .& Ten, Designing Women 2 Emmy nom.),
Delta (also co -exec. prod.), Women of the House (also exec. prod.),
Any Day Now, DAG, Popular, Boston Legal. Special: Intimate
Portrait: Dixie Carter. Guest: More than 68 appearances.
BURNETT, CAROL
Actress, Singer, Producer, Director. b. San Antonio, TX, April
26, 1933. e. Hollywood. H.S., UCLA. Daughter was actress Carrie
Hamilton (d. Jan. 20, 2002). Introduced comedy song "I Made a
Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles," 1957; regular performer
Garry Moore Show, 1959-62. Recipient outstanding commedienne award Am. Guild Variety Artists, 5 times; TV Guide award for
outstanding female performer 1961, 62, 63; Peabody Award,
1963; 5 Golden Globe awards for outstanding comedienne of
year; Woman of Year award Acad. TV Arts and Scis. Voted one of
the world's 20 most admired women in 1977 Gallup Poll. First
Annual National Television Critics Award for Outstanding
Performance, 1977. Best Actress Award at San Sebastian Film
Fest. for film A Wedding, 1978. Inducted Acad. of Television Arts
and Sciences Hall of Fame, 1985. Author: Once Upon a Time
(1986), Hollywood Arms (play, co -writer).
THEATRE: NY' Once Upon a Mattress (debut, 1959; Theatre
World Award), Fade Out -Fade In, Moon Over Buffalo. Regional:
Calamity Jane, Plaza Suite, I Do I Do, Same Time Next Year
PICTURES: Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (debut, 1963)Pete
'n'
Tillie, The Front Page, A Wedding, H.E.kL.TH., The Four
Seasons, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Annie, Noises Off..., Get
Bruce (documentary), The Trumpet of the Swan (voice),
Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There
(documentary), The Last Guy on Earth.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Grass Is Always Greener Over the
Septic Tank, Friendly Fire (Emmy nom. 1979), The Tenth Month,
Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice, Between Friends,
Hostage, Seasons of the Heart, Grace, Happy Birthday Elizabeth,
The Marriage Fool, Putting It Together, The Carol Burnett Show:
Let's Bump Up the Lights (also exec. prod.), Once Upon a
Mattress (also exec. prod.). Mini-series: Fresno. Series: Stanley,
Pantomime Quiz, The Garry Moore Show (Emmy Award, 1962),
The Entertainers, The Carol Burnett Show (1967-78; in syndication as Carol Burnett & Friends), Carol Burnett & Company, Carol
& Company, The Carol Burnett Show (1991, 3 Emmy Awards, 4
other nom.), Mama's Family, Mad About You (Emmy Award,
1997). Specials: Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall, Carol and
Company (Emmy Award for previous 2 specials, 1963), An
Evening with Carol Burnett, Calamity Jane, Once Upon a
Mattress, Carol + 2, Julie & Carol at Lincoln Center, 6 Rms Riv Vu,
Twigs, Sills & Burnett at the Met, Dolly & Carol in Nashville, All -
Star Party for Carol Burnett, Burnett Discovers Domingo, The
Laundromat, Carol Carl Whoopi & Robin, Julie & Carol-Together
Again, The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (also co -exec. prod.),
Men Movies & Carol (Emmy nom. 1995), CBS: The First 50 Years,
Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers (Emmy nom. 2002). Guest: More
than 169 appearances.
BURNETT, CHARLES
Director, Writer, Cinematographer. b. Vicksburg, MI, April 13,
1944. e. LA Community Col., UCLA.
PICTURES: Director: Several Friends, Killer of Sheep (also prod.,
s.p., photog., edit.), My Brother's Wedding (also prod., s.p., photog.), To Sleep With Anger (also s.p.), America Becoming (also
writer), The Johnny Johnson Trial (also s.p.), The Annihilation of
Fish, Olivia's Story (documentary, also editor), Nujoma: Where
Others Wavered (also writer). Cinematographer: Bush Mama,
Bless Their Little Hearts (also s.p.), Guest of Hotel Astoria.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dir: Nightjohn, The Wedding, Finding Buck
McHenry, Selma Lord Selma. Mini-series: The Blues. Series:
American Family. Documentaries: The Blues (mini series, dir,
writer), For Reel? (dir., writer).
BURNETT, MARK
Producer, Writer. b. London, England, July 17, 1960. Raised in
London, Burnett enlisted in the British Army at 17. He later
became a Section Commander of the infamous Parachute
Regiment and fought in Northern Ireland and Falkland Islands. In
Oct. 1982, Burnett moved to U.S. Upon his arrival, he took a live-in nanny/bodyguard job in Beverly Hills After working various jobs
in several industries, Burnett began his career in unscripted drama
when he created the adventure series Eco-Challenge. EcoChallenge: British Columbia earned him a 1996 Sports Emmy
Award nomination and a 1997 International Documentary
Association Award nomination. In 2000, Burnett was awarded the
prestigious Banff Rookie Award in the Sports Program Category
by the 2000 Banff Rockie Awards Festival. In addition, he received
an Emmy for Outstanding Non -Fiction Program (Special Class) for
Survivor: Borneo. Burnett's legacy is the successful introduction of
reality TV programming to the viewing public, and he continues to
evolve the genre. Burnett has been featured in Time Magazine's
"Time 100 List" of the most influential people in the world today;
named to the "Top 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment" list
by Entertainment Weekly for three consecutive years; has gar-
nered the number one position on TV Guide's "Most Valuable.
Players" list; and earned the Number Two position on Access
Hollywood's "Top 10 in Entertainment 2000" list. Burnett was a
recipient of a Special Recognition Award for Survivor from the
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD); was named
in the Advertising Age Top 100 for 2001; and was a featured business leader in Variety's 2001 "A Tradition of Trendsetting." He also
received NATPE's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award which recognizes individuals who have a unique passion and vision for television. Received Emmy Award for the Survivor series, 2001, also 4
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TELEVISION: Movies: Eco Challenge: New Zealand, Global
Frequency. Series: Eco-Challenge: British Columbia, EcoChallenge: Argentina, Survivor: Borneo (Emmy nom. 2001),
Survivor: The Reunion, Survivor: The Australian Outback, EcoChallenge: Borner (documentary), Survivor: Africa, EcoChallenge: U.S. Armed Forces Championship, Combat Missions,
Survivor Marquesas, Survivor: Thailand, Survivor: Men vs.
Women Rumble in the Jungle, Survivor: The Amazon, EcoChallenge: Fiji Islands, Boarding House: North Shore, The
Restaurant, Survivor: Pearl Islands, Commando Nanny, The
Apprentice (Emmy nom. 2004, 2005), Survivor: All Stars, The
Casino, Survivor: Vanuatu -Islands of Fire, Diili, Kandidaten
(writer/creator only), Survivor: Palau (dir. only), The Contender
(also writer), Rock Star: INXS, Survivor: Guatemala -The Maya
Empire (Emmy Award 2001), The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
(Emmy nom. 2006), Gold Rush, On the Lot.
BURNS, EDWARD J.
Actor, Director, Producer. b. Valley Stream, NY, Jan. 29, 1968.
Has production co. with brother Brian Burns, Irish Twins.
PICTURES: Actor, dir s.p.: The Brothers McMullen (Sundance
award), She's the One (also prod.), No Looking Back, Sidewalks
of New York, Ash Wednesday, Flight of the Phoenix, Purple
Violets (also actor), The Groomsmen (also actor), Five -Fourths
(also actor). Actor: Saving Private Ryan (SAG nom.),15 Minutes,
Life or Something Like lt, Confidence, The Breakup Artist, A
Sound of Thunder, Looking for Kitty, The River King, The Holiday,
Purple Violets (also writer, dir, prod.), One Missed Call.
TELEVISION: Series: Entertainment Tonight (prod. asst.), The
Fighting Fitzgeralds (exec. prod. and writer only). New York at the
Movies (tv documentary).
BURNS, KEN
Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Writer. b. July 29, 1953.
e. Hampshire Col. Co-author: Shakers: Hands to Work Hearts to
God: The History and Visions of the United Society of Believers in
Christ's Second Appearance from 1774 to Present, The Civil War:
An Illustrated History, Baseball: An Illustrated History.
PICTURES: Gettysburg.
TELEVISION: Prod. and dir. Documentaries: Brooklyn Bridge
(also photog., edit.; Academy Award nom. 1982), The Shakers:
Hands to Work Hearts to God (also co -writer), The Statue of
Liberty (also photog.; Academy Award nom. 1986), Huey Long
(also co -writer), Thomas Hart Benton (also photog.), The
Congress, The Civil War (also photog., co -writer; numerous
awards incl. Peabody and Enimy 1991), Lindbergh (co -prod. only),
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (also photog., music
dir, Emmy nom. 1992), Baseball (co- writer, prod., dir., Emmy
Award, Emmy nom. 1995), Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the
Corps of Discovery (also photog.), Frank Lloyd Wright (also photog.), The West (exec. prod only), Thomas Jefferson (prod. only),
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton &
Susan B. Anthony, Jazz (2 Emmy nom. 2001), Mark Twain,
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip,
Unforgivable
Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson ( Emmy Award,
Emmy nom. 2005.
Manhattan. Series: Has dirdexec.prod. 51 series since1970, incl.:
Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Laverne and Shirley, Rhoda,
Phyllis, Tony Randall Show, Betty White Show, Fay, Taxi (2 Emmy
Awards: 1980, 1981, DGA nom. 1982), Lou Grant, Cheers (also
prod.; 4 Emmy Awards as prod.: 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991; 2 Emmy
Awards as dir.: 1983, 1991, 2 DGA Awards, 3 other nom.), Dear
John, Night Court, All is Forgiven (also exec. prod.), The Fanelli
Boys, Frasier (Emmy Award, DGA Award 1994), Friends,
NewsRadio, Men Behaving Badly, Chicago Sons, 3rd Rock from
the Sun, Pearl, Fired Up (pilot), George & Leo, Dharma & Greg
(DGA nom. 1998 for pilot), Veronica's Closet, Union Square, Will
& Grace (also exec. prod.) Conrad Bloom, Jesse, The Secret Lives
of Men, Ladies Man, Stark Raving Mad, Madigan Men, Cursed,
Good Morning Miami, Bram and Alice (pilot), Two and a Half Men
(pilot), The Stones, The Comeback (actor only), Four Kings (pilot),
Courting Alex, Will & Grace (Emmy Award 2000, 10- Emmy Award
nom.;DGA Award 2001, 6 other nom.), The Class.
BURSTYN, ELLEN
Actress. r.n. Edna Rae Gilhooley. b. Detroit, MI, Dec. 7, 1932.
Majored in art; was fashion model in Texas at 18. Moved to
Montreal as dancer; then N.Y. to do TV commercials (under the
name of Ellen McRae), appearing for a year on the Jackie
Gleason show (1956-57). In 1957 turned to dramatics and won
lead in B'way show, Fair Game. Then went to Hollywood to do TV
and films. Returned to N.Y. to study acting with Lee Strasberg;
worked in TV serial, The Doctors. Co -artistic dir of Actor's Studio.
1982-88. Pres. Actors Equity Assn. 1982-85. On 2 panels of Natl.
Endowment of the Arts and Theatre Advisory Council (NY).
THEATRE: NY: Same Time Next Year (Tony Award, 1975), 84
Charing Cross Road, Shirley Valentine, Shimada. L.A.: Love
Letters. Regional: The Trip to Bountiful.
PICTURES: As Ellen McRae: For Those Who Think Young (debut,
1964), Goodbye Charlie, Pit Stop. As Ellen Burstyn: Tropic of
Cancer, Alex in Wonderland, The Last Picture Show (Academy
Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1972), The King of Marvin
Gardens, The Exorcist (Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom.
1974), Harry and Tonto, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
(Academy Award, Golden Globe nom. 1975), Providence, A
Dream of Passion, Same Time Next Year (Academy Award nom.
Golden Globe Award 1979), Resurrection (Academy Award nom.
Golden Globe nom. 1981), Silence of the North, The Ambassador,
In Our Hands (doc.), Twice in a Lifetime, Hanna's War, Dying
Young, The Color of Evening, The Cemetery Club, When a Man
Loves a Woman, Roommates, The Baby-sitters Club, How to
Make an American Quilt, The Spitfire Grill, Liar, You Can Thank
Me Later, Playing by Heart, The Yards, Requiem for a Dream
(Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 2001), Divine Secrets
of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Cross the Line, Down in the Valley, The
Fountain, 30 Days, The Wicker Man, The Stone Angel, The Loss
of a Teardrop Diamond.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Berk, Thursday's Game, The People
Vs. Jean Harris (Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom. 1981),
Surviving, Act of Vengeance, Into Thin Air, Something in
Common, Pack of Lies (Emmy nom. 1987), When You Remember
Me, Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love, Taking Back My Life: The
Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story, Grand Isle, Shattered Trust: The Shari
BURRILL, TIMOTHY
Producer, Executive. b. North Wales, June 8, 1931. e. Eton. Coll.,
Karney Story, Getting Out, Getting Gotti, Trick of the Eye, My
Brother's Keeper, Follow the River Our Son, the Matchmaker,
Timepiece, A Deadly Vision, Flash, The Patron Saint of Liars,
The Criminal, The Valiant Years (TV series), On The Fiddle,
Reach for Glory, War Lover, Prod. mgr: The Cracksman, Night
Journey, Within These Walls (also exec. prod.), Brush With Fate,
The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel,
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Our Fathers, Mrs. Harris
(Emmy nom. 2006). Mini-series: A Will of Their Own, Series: The
Iron Horse, The Doctors, The Ellen Burstyn Show, That's Life, The
Sorbonne U., Paris. Grenadier Guards 2 yrs, then London
Shipping Co. Ent. m.p. ind. as resident prod. mgr. Samaritan Films
working on shorts, commercials, documentaries, 1954. Ass't. dir.:
Must Fall, Lord Jim, Yellow Rolls Royce, The Heroes of Telemark,
Resident prod. with World Film Services. 1970 prod. two films on
pop music for Anglo-EMI. 1972 first prod. administrator National
Film School in U.K. 1974 Post prod. administrator The Three
Musketeers. Prod. TV Special The Centerville Ghost; assoc. prod,
That Lucky Touch; UK Administrator, The Prince and the Pauper;
North American Prod. controller, Superman; 1974-1983 council
member of BAFTA; mng. din, Allied Stars (Breaking Glass,
Chariots of Fire); 1979-80 V chmn. Film BAFTA; 1980-83 chmn.
BAFTA; 1981-92, Gov. National Film School, executive BFTPA
mem. Cinematograph Films Council. 1982-88 Gov Royal National
Theatre; 1987-93, chmn., Film Asset Developments, Formed
Burrill Prods, 1979-; chmn. First Film Foundation. Exec. member
PACT, 1991. Vice-chmn. (film) PACT, 1993.
PICTURES: Privilege, Oedipus the King, A Severed Head, Three
Sisters, Macbeth (assoc. prod.), Alpha Beta, Tess (co -prod.
Academy Award nom. 1981), Pirates of Penzance (co -prod.),
Supergirl, The Fourth Protocol, To Kill a Priest (co -prod.), Return
of the Musketeers (tv in U.S.), Valmont, The Rainbow Thief, The
Lover, Bitter Moon, Sweet Killing, Vatel, The Pianist, Two Brothers
(co -prod.), Swimming Pool (co -prod.), Double zero (assoc. prod.),
Oliver Twist (exec. prod.), Renaissance (co -prod.), Vie en Rose.
BURROWS, JAMES
Director, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 30, 1940.
e.
Oberlin, B.A.; Yale, M.F.A. Son of late Abe Burrows, composer,
writer, dir. Directed off-B'way.
PICTURE: Partners.
TELEVISION: Movies: More Than Friends, Every Stray Dog and
Kid, Dexter Prep Pilot, Beverly Hills S.U.V., The Mastersons of
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Night Ride Home, Mermaid (Emmy nom. 2001), Dodson's
Book of Daniel. Special: Dear America: Letters Home From
Vietnam (reader). Guest: More than 114 appearances.
BURTON, KATE
Actress. b. Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 10, 1957. e. Brown Univ.
(B.A.), Yale Drama Sch. Daughter of late Richard Burton. m.
stage manager Michael Ritchie. Worked at Yale Repertory
Theatre, Hartford, Stage Co., the Hartman, Huntington Theatre,
Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre festivals, The O'Neil Playwright's
Conference, Pray Street Theatre. Member of Tony Administration
Committee (nominators).
THEATRE: Present Laughter (debut, 1982; Theatre World Award),
Alice in Wonderland, Winners, The Accrington Pals, Doonesbury,
The Playboy of the Western World, Wild Honey, Measure For
Measure, Some Americans Abroad (Drama Desk nom.), Jake's
Women, London Suite, Boston Marriage, The Elephant Man,
Hedda Gabler, Company.
PICTURES: Big Trouble in Little China (debut, 1986), Life With
Mikey, August, First Wives Club, Looking for Richard, The Ice
Storm, Celebrity, The Opportunists, Unfaitfhful, Swimf©n, Stay,
SherryBaby, Shall Not Want, The Story of a Mother (voice), Quid
Pro Quo, City of Your Final Destination.
TELEVISION: Movies: Alice in Wonderland, Uncle Tom's Cabin,
Journey Into Genius, Love Matters, Mistrial, Notes For My
Daughter, Ellen Foster, Obsessed, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer,
Empire Falls. Mini-series: Ellis Island, Evergreen. Series: Home
Fires, Monty, All My Children, The Practice, Law & Order, Grey's
Anatomy (Emmy nom. 2006), Rescue Me.
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BURTON, LEVAR
Actor, Director. b. Landstuhl, W. Germany, Feb. 16, 1957. e. U. of
Southern California. Signed to play role of Kunta Kinte in TV miniseries, Roots, while still in school. Has hosted Public TV children's
shows, Rebop, and Reading Rainbow.
PICTURES: Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Hunter, The
Supernaturals, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact,
Yesterday's Target, Star Trek: Insurrection, Dancing in September,
Ali, Star Trek: Nemesis, Blizzard (dir. only), Bending Time (dir
only).
TELEVISION: Movies: Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid, Battered, One
in a Million: The Ron Leflore Story, Dummy, Guyana Tragedy: The
Story of Jim Jones, The Acorn People, Grambling's White Tiger,
Emergency Room, The Jesse Owens Story, A Special Friendship,
Roots: The Gift, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Parallel Lives,
The Tiger Woods Story (dir. only), Smart House (dir only). Miniseries: Roots (Emmy nom. 1977). Series: Rebop (host), Reading
Rainbow (PBS; host, co -exec. prod.; 6 Emmy Awards 2001-2006;
5 other nom.), Star Trek: The Next Generation (acting and dir.),
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (voice), Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine (episode dir), Star Trek: Voyager (episode dir.), Christy (acting only), Soul Food (dir. only), Enterprise (episode dir.), Charmed
(dir. only). Specials: Almos' a Man, Roots: Celebrating 25 Years.
Guest: More than 81 appearances.
BURTON, STEVE
Actor. b. Indianapolis, IN, June 28, 1970.
PICTURES: The Manhattan Project, Red Sun Rising,
CyberTracker, CyberTracker 2, The Last Castle.
TELEVISION: Movie: Semper Fi. Series: Out of This World,
Secret Bodyguard, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital (Emmy
Award, 1998; 3 other nom.), Port Charles. Mini-series: Taken.
BURTON, TIM
Director, Producer. b. Burbank, CA, Aug. 25, 1958. Cartoonist
since grade school in suburban Burbank. Won Disney fellowship
to study animation at California Institute of the Arts. At 20 went to
Burbank to work as apprentice animator on Disney lot, working on
such features as The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron.
Made Vincent, 6 -minute stop -motion animation short on his own
which was released commercially in 1982 and won several film
fest. awards. Also made Frankenweenie, 29 minute live -action
film. Appeared in film Singles. Wrote and illustratedchildren's book
based on The Nightmare Before Christmas.
PICTURES: Director: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice,
Batman, Edward Scissorhands (also co -story, prod.), Batman
Returns (also co -prod.), The Nightmare Before Christmas (also
story, prod. design, co -prod.), Ed Wood (also co -prod.), Mars
Attacks! (also prod, s.p..), Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big
Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Corpse Bride (also
writer, Academy Award nom. 2006), 9 (prod. only), Believe It or
Not (also prod.), Sweeney Todd. Co -Prod.: Cabin Boy, James and
the Giant Peach, Batman Forever.
TELEVISION: Movies: Hansel and Gretel. Episode Director:
Aladdin (Faerie Tale Theatre), Alfred Hitchcock Presents,
Amazing Stories (Family Dog). Exec. Prod.: Beetlejuice, Family
Dog, Lost in Oz (also creator, writer). Writer: Point Blank.
BURWELL, LOIS
Make -Up.
PICTURES: Gregory's Girl, The Draughtsman's Contract,
Legend, No Surrender, Highlander, Mona Lisa, The Princess
Bride, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Without A Clue, Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels, Shirley Valentine, Air America, Hamlet, Blue
Ice, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Widows' Peak, Braveheart
(Academy Award 1996), Mission: Impossible, The Fifth Element,
The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan (Academy Award nom.
1999), Hilary and Jackie, The Green Mile, Magnolia, Almost
Famous, Captaon Corelli's Mandolin, Catch Me If You Can, The
Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds.
TELEVISION: Movies: Jack the Ripper, Charles and Diana:
Unhappily Ever After, Jekyll & Hyde, The Return of the Native.
Mini-series: Master of the Game. Series: Red Dwarf.
BUSCEMI, STEVE
Actor. b. Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 13, 1957. Started as standup comedian in New York City, also wrote and acted in numerous one -act
plays in collaboration with Mark Boone Jr. Acted in many plays by
John Jesurun and worked briefly with the Wooster Group; worked
as fireman. Studied acting at Lee Strasberg Inst. in NY.
PICTURES: The Way It Is/Eurydice in the Avenue, No Picnic,
Parting Glances, Sleepwalk, Heart, Kiss Daddy Good Night, Call
Me, Force of Circumstance, Vibes, Heart of Midnight, Bloodhounds
of Broadway, Borders, New York Stories (Life Lessons), Slaves of
New York, Mystery Train, Tales from the Dark Side, Miller's
Crossing, King of New York, Zandalee, Barton Fink, Billy Bathgate,
Crisscross, In the Soup, Reservoir Dogs, Trusting Beatrice, Rising
Sun, Twenty Bucks, Ed and His Dead Mother, The Hudsucker
Proxy, Floundering, Airheads, Me and the Mob, Pulp Fiction, Billy
Madison,Desperado, Somebody to Love, The Search for One -Eye
Jimmy, Living in Oblivion, Things to Do in Denver When You're
Dead, Pistolero, Fargo, Kansas City, Trees Lounge (also dr., s.p.),
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A., Con Air, The Impostors, The
Big Lebowski, The Wedding Singer, Armageddon, Louis & Frank,
Big Daddy, 28 Days, Final Fantasy (voice), Ghost World (Golden
Globe nom., AFI nom.), Monsters,lnc. (voice), The Grey Zone,
Double Whammy, The Animal Factory (also dir), The End of Love,
Domestic Disturbance, the Laramie Project, Love in the Time of
Money, Mr. Deeds, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, Deadrockstar, 13 Moons, The Sky Is Green,
Minnesota Nice (video short, himself), Big Fish, Home on the
Range (voice), The Sky Is Green, Romance & Cigarettes, Sin City,
Lonesome Jim (dir and prod.), The Island, Monster House,
Delirious, je t'aime Paris, Charlotte's Web (voice), Interview (also
dir, prod.), We're the Millers, The 1 Second Film (doc. assoc. prod.),
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Last Outlaw. Mini-series: Lonesome
Dove. SeriesiDir: Homicide: Life on the Street (DGA award nom.),
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (actor), Oz, The Sopranos (also
actor, DGA award nom., 2 Emmy nom.), Baseball Wives (dir.).
BUSCH, H. DONALD
Exhibitor. b. Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 21, 1935. e. U. of
Pennsylvania, physics, math, 1956; law school, 1959. Practiced
law, anti-trust & entertainment, 1960-87. 1984, pres., Budco
Theatres, Inc. 1975-87. Pres., Busch, Grafman & Von Dreusche,
PC. 1987. Pres. & CEO, AMC Philadelphia, Inc., 1986-96. NATO
chmn.,1990-91; chmn. emeritus, 1992. ShowEast, gen. chmn.,
1990-91. Will Rogers Memorial Fund, dir. Pres. of NATO of
Pennsylvania, 1988. Motion Picture Pioneers, Inc., dir., 1995.
2007, Advisory member of Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers
Foundation. 2007, bd. of dir, NATO of Pa.
BUSEY, GARY
Actor, Musician. b. Goose Creek, TX, June 29, 1944. e. Coffeyville
Jr Coll. A.B., 1963; attended Kansas State Coll, Okla. State U. Played
drums with the Rubber Band 1963-70. Also drummer with Leon
Russell, Willie Nelson (as Teddy Jack Eddy).
PICTURES: Angels Hard as They Come (debut, 1971), Didn't You
Hear?, Dirty Little Billy, The Magnificent Seven Ride, The Last
American Hero, Lolly Madonna XXX, Hex, Thunderbolt and
Lightfoot, The Gumball Rally, A Star Is Born, Straight Time, Big
Wednesday, The Buddy Holly Story (Natl. Society of Film Critics
Award; Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1978), Foolin'
Around, Camy, Barbarosa, D.C. Cab, The Bear, Insignificance,
Stephen King's Silver Bullet, Let's Get Harry, Eye of the Tiger,
Lethal Weapon, Bulletproof, Act of Piracy, Predator 2, My Heroes
Have Always Been Cowboys, Hider in the House, Point Break,
The. Player, Under Siege, South Beach, The Firm, Rookie of the
Year. Surviving the Game, Chasers, Breaking Point, Drop Zone,
Man With a Gun, Black Sheep, Carried Away, 18 Suspicious
Minds, Rough Draft, The Rage, Plato's Run, Livers Ain't Cheap,
Lost Highway, Lethal Tender, Steel Sharks, Deadly Current,
Warriors, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Detour Soldier, Jacob
Two Two. Meets the Hooded Fang, Apocalypse III: Tribulation, G Men from Hell, Glory Glory, Down and Dirty, A Crack in the Floor,
Joe Dirt, Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Two Faced, Sam and Janet,
Quigley, Skin Deep, El Padrino, Latin Dragon, The Reckoning, The
Hard Easy, Chasing Ghosts, Depth, Souled Out, Shut Up and
Shoot!, The Gingerdead Man, Succubus: Hell Bent, Hallettsville,
Blizhny Boy: Final Fight, Depth, Crying 4 U, Lady Samurai, Nite
Tales, Beyond the Ring, Beyond.
TELEVISION: Movies: Bloodsport, The Execution of Private
Slovik, The Law, Wild Texas Wind, Chrome Soldiers, Universal
Soldier II: Brothers in Arms, Rough Riders, The Girl Next Door.
Mini-series: A Dangerous Life, The Neon Empire, Into the West,
Esenin. Series: The Texas Wheelers, Howie, Fallen Angels, A
Force of One. Guest: More than 79 appearances.
BUSFIELD, TIMOTHY
Actor, Director. b. Lansing, MI, June 12, 1957. e. East Tennessee
State U; Actor's Theatre of Louisville (as apprentice and resident).
Founded Fantasy Theatre in Sacramento, 1986, a professional
acting co., which performs in Northern CA schools, providing
workshops on playwriting for children and sponsors annual Young
Playwrights contest.
THEATRE: Richard II, Young Playwrights Festival (Circle Rep.), A
Tale Told, Getting Out (European tour), Green Mountain Guilds
Children Theatre, Mass Appeal, The Tempest, A Few Good Men
(B'way). Founded & co -prod. The "B" Theatre, 1992, prods. Mass
Appeal, Hidden in This Picture.
PICTURES: Stripes, Revenge of the Nerds, Revenge of the Nerds
II, Field of Dreams, Sneakers, The Skateboard Kid, Striking
Distance, Little Big League, Quiz Show, First Kid, The Souler
Opposite, Erasable You, Wanted, Time at the Top, Wanted,
Terminal Error, National Security.
TELEVISION: Movies: Strays, Calendar Girl -Cop -Killer?: The
Bambi Bembenek Story, Murder Between Friends, In the Shadow
of Evil, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped, When Secrets Kill, Buffalo
Soldiers, Trucks, Dreamhouse, Carson's Vertical Suburbia, The
Darklings, Dead in a Heartbeat, The Lyon's Den (dir.),
Summerland (dir.). Series/Actor: Reggie, Trapper John M.D., thir-
tysomething (Emmy Award, 1991; 3 other nom. also
dir.
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episodes), Byrds of Paradise, Champs, The West Wing, Without a
Trace (co -exec. prod., dir.), Stuck In the Middle with You. Dir: Rude
Awakening, Sports Night, Cover me: Based on the True Life of an
FBI Family, That's Life, Ed (also co -exec. prod., supervising prod.)
Lizzie McGuire, First Years, Danny, Las Vegas, Joan of Arcadia,
Miss Match, Good Girls Don't... (dir pilot), Studio 60 on the Sunset
Strip (also actor, consult.).
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BUTLER, GERARD
b. Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 13, 1969. e. Glasgow
University, studied, Lawyer/Solicitor. left to become actor. He
received a "Certificate of Bravery" from the Royal Humane Society
for saving a drowning boy.
THEATRE: Coriolanus (stage debut), Trainspotting.
PICURES: Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (debut, 1997), Tomorrow
Never Dies, The Cherry Orchard, Harrison's Flowers, Dracula
2000, Reign of Fire, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,
Timeline, Dear Frankie, The Phantom of the Opera, The Game of
Their Lives, Beowulf & Grendel, Burns, Butterfly on a Wheel, 300,
Actor.
Therese Raquin, P.S., I Love You, Priest.
TELEVISION: Movies: Little White Lies, Attila. Mini-series: The
Jury. Series: The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star,
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married.
BUZZ!, RUTH
Actress. b. Westerly, RI, July 24, 1936. e. Pasadena Playhouse
Col. of Theatre Arts. On Country Music charts with You Oughta
Hear the Song. Has received 5 Emmy nominations; Golden Globe
winner, AGVA Variety Artist of the Year, 1977, Rhode Island Hall
of Fame, Presidential commendation for outstanding artist in the
field of entertainment, 1980, NAACP Image Award.
THEATRE: Sweet Charity (Broadway), 4 off-Broadway shows incl.
A Man's A Man, Little Mary Sunshine, Cinderella, Wally's Cafe, 18
musical revues and Las Vegas club act.
PICTURES: Record City, Freaky Friday, The Apple Dumpling
Gang Rides Again, The North Avenue Irregulars, The Villain, Surf
Two, Skatetown USA, Chu Chu and the PhiIly Flash, The Being,
The Bad Guys, Dixie Lanes, Up Your Alley, Diggin' Up Business,
My Mom's a Werewolf, It's Your Life Michael Angelo, The Trouble
Makers, Boys Will Be Boys, The Adventures of Elmo in
Grouchland, Nothing But the Truth, Adventures in Home
Schooling, Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: In Name Only, Once Upon a Brothers
Grimm, Legends of the Superheroes, Kids Incorporated: Rock In
the New Year, Rockin with Judy Jetson (voice), Hollyrock-a-Bye
Baby (voice). Series: Rowan & Martin's Laugh -In (Emmy nom.
1969, 1972 Golden Globe Award 1973), The Steve Allen Comedy
Hour, Donny & Marie, The Lost Saucer, Betsy Lee's Ghost Town
Jamboree, Carol Burnett's The Entertainers, Days of Our Lives,
Sesame Street (Emmy nom. 1994), Cro (voice), The Savage
Dragon (voice), Sheep In the Big City (voice); semi -regular on 12
other series including Flip, Tony Orlando & Dawn, That Girl, Glen
Campbell's Goodtime Hour, Leslie Uggums Show, The Dean
Martin Variety Hour (Emmy nom. 1974). Guest: More than 93
appearances.
BYGRAVES, MAX
Comedian, Actor. b. London, England, October 16, 1922. e. St.
Joseph's R.C. School, Rotherhithe, After RAF service, touring
revues and London stage. TV debut in 1953, with own show.
Wanna Tell You A Story, 1976. Novel: The
Milkman's on His Way, 1977. Received O.B.E., New Year's
Autobiography:
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Honours 1983.
PICTURES: Skimpy in the Navy (debut, 1949), Bless 'em All,
Nitwits on Parade, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Charley Moon, A Cry
from the Streets, Bobbikins, Spare the Rod, The Alf Garnett Saga.
TELEVISION: Movies: Family Misfortunes, Drake's Progress (tv
documentary), The Showbiz Set (tv documentary, as himself).
Series: Roamin' Holiday, Max, Max Bygraves Side by Side, Family
Fortunes.
BYRD, CARUTH C.
Production Executive. b. Dallas, TX, March 25, 1941. e. Trinity
U, San Antonio. Multi -millionaire businessman, chmn. of Caruth
C. Byrd Enterprises, Inc., who entered entertainment industry
forming Communications Network Inc. in 1972. Was principal
investor in film Santee (1972) and in 1973 formed Caruth C. Byrd
Prods. to make theatrical features. 1983, chmn., Lone Star
Pictures. 1987, formed Caruth C. Byrd Television. Formed Caruth
C. Byrd Entertainment Inc. May, 1989. Concerts incl. Tom Jones,
Natalie Cole, B.J. Thomas, Tammy Wynette, Seals & Croft, Eddie
Rabbit, Helen Reddy, Jim Stafford, Tanya Tucker and many more.
PICTURES: Murph the Surf, The Monkeys of Bandapur (both
exec. prod.), Santee, Sudden Death, Hollywood High II, Lone Star
Country, Trick or Treats.
TELEVISION: Fishing Fever, Kids Are People Too, Tribute to Mom
and Dad, Back to School, Texas 150: A Celebration Special.
BYRNE, DAVID
Composer, Actor, Singer, Director. b. Dumbarton, Scotland,
May 14, 1952. Moved to Baltimore at 7. e. Rhode Island Sch. of
Design studying photography, performance and video, and
Maryland Inst. Coll. of Art 1971-72. Prod. and dir. music videos.
Awarded MTV's Video Vanguard Award, 1985. Best known as the
lead singer and chief songwriter of Talking Heads. Composed and
performed original score for choreographer Twyla Tharp's The
Catherine Wheel (B'way). Wrote music for Robert Wilson's The
Knee Plays.
PICTURES: Stop Making Sense (conceived and stars in concert
film), True Stories (din, s.p., narrator), The Last Emperor (music,
Academy Award, Golden Globe Award 1988), Married to the Mob
(music), Heavy Petting, Between the Teeth (also co-dir). Young
Adam (composer), Philadelphia, Airheads, Blue in the Face (also
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exec. prod.). Also contributed music to such films as Times
Square, The Animals' Film, King of Comedy, America is Waiting,
Revenge of the Nerds, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Dead End
Kids, Cross My Heart, Somebody Is Waiting, The Book of Life,
The Bachelor, The Family Man, Someone Like You, Dirty Pretty
Things, The Banger Sisters, Young Adam, Secret Window, 13
Going On 30, In Good Company, Bewitched, Sky High, Clerks II.
TELEVISION: A Family Tree, Alive From Off -Center (also com-
posed theme), Survival Guides; Rolling Stone Magazine's 20
Years of Rock and Roll, The Catherine Wheel (composer), Wired
Science (theme). Documentaries: Magicians of the Earth: The
Giant Woman and the Lightning Man, Punk: Attitude.
BYRNE, GABRIEL
Actor. b. Dublin, Ireland, May 12, 1950. e. University Coll.,
Ireland. Worked as archaeologist, then taught Spanish at girls'
school. Participated in amateur theatre before acting with
Ireland's Focus Theatre, an experimental rep. co. and joining
Dublin's Abbey Theatre Co. Cast in long -running TV series the
Riordans. Also worked with National Theater in London. Author:
Pictures in My Head (1994).
PICTURES: On a Paving Stone Mounted, The Outsider, Excalibur,
Hanna K, The Keep, Defence of the Realm, Gothic, Lionheart,
Siesta, Hello Again, Julia and Julia, A Soldier's Tale, The Courier,
Miller's Crossing, Shipwrecked, Dark Obsession, Cool World,
Point of No Return, Into the West (also assoc. prod.), A
Dangerous Woman, In the Name of the Father (co -prod. only),
Prince of Jutland, A Simple Twist of Fate, Trial by Jury, Little
Women, The Usual Suspects, Frankie Starlight, Dead Man, Last
of the High Kings (also co-s.p.), Mad Dog Time, Somebody Is
Waiting (also prod.), The End of Violence, Toby's Story, Polish
Wedding, This Is the Sea, The Man in the Iron Mask, Quest for
Camelot (voice), The Brylcreem Boys (also prod.), Stigmata, End
of Days, Mad About Mambo (exec. prod.), Canone inverso -
Making Love, When Brendan Met Trudy, Spider, Emmett's Mark,
Virginia's Run, Ghost Ship, Shade, PS., Vanity Fair, The Bridge of
San Luis Rey, Assault on Precinct 13, Wah-Wah, Jindabyne,
Leningrad, Played, The Namesake, Emotional Arithmetic, King of
the Pipers.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Wagner, The Search for
Alexander the Great, Treatment, Joyce in June, Mussolini,
Christopher Columbus, Lark in the Clear Air (also dir., writer),
Buffalo Girls, Weapons of Mass Destruction. Series: The
Riordan's, Bracken, Madigan Men (also co -exec. prod.),
In
Treatment.
BYRNES, EDD
Actor. r.n. Edward Byrne Breitenberger. b. New York, NY, July 30,
1933. e. Harren H.S. Prof. debut, Joe E. Brown's Circus Show.
Author of Edd Byrnes: Kookie No More.
THEATRE: Tea and Sympathy, Picnic, Golden Boy, Bus Stop,
Ready When You Are C.B., Storm in Summer.
PICTURES: Reform School Girl, Darby's Rangers, Up Periscope,
Marjorie Morningstar, Yellowstone Kelly, Girl on the Run, The
Secret Invasion, Wicked Wicked, Grease, Back to the Beach,
Stardust, Party Line, Go Kill and Come Back, Payment in Blood,
Troop Beverly Hills.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Silent Gun, Mobile Two, Telethon,
Vega$, Twirl. Mini-series: Shake Rattle and Roll: An American
Love Story. Series: 77 Sunset Strip, Sweepstake$. Has appeared
in over 300 TV shows incl.: Matinee Theatre, Crossroads, Jim
Bowie, Wire Service, Navy Log, Oh Susanna!, Throb, Rags to
Riches, Murder She Wrote. Guest: More than 62 appearances.
BYRON, KATHLEEN
Actress. b. London, England, Jan. 11, 1923. e. London U., Old
Vic. co. student, 1942. Screen debut in Young Mr. Pitt, 1943.
PICTURES: Silver Fleet, Black Narcissus, Matter of Life and
Death, Small Back Room, Madness of the Heart, Reluctant
Widow, Prelude to Fame, Scarlet Thread, Tom Brown's
Schooldays, Four Days, Hell Is Sold Out, I'll Never Forget You,
Gambler and the Lady, Young Bess, Night of the Silvery Moon,
Profile, Secret Venture, Hand in Hand, Night of the Eagle,
Hammerhead, Wolfshead, Private Road, Twins of Evil, Craze,
Abdication, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, The Elephant Man,
From a Far Country, Emma, Remembering Sister Ruth (documentary), The Frighteners, Saving Private Ryan, Diary, A Profile of
Black Narcissus (short).
TELEVISION: The Lonely World of Harry Braintree, All My Own
Work, Emergency Ward 10, Probation Officer, Design for Murder,
Sergeant Cork, Oxbridge 2000, The Navigators, The Worker,
Hereward the Wake, Breaking Point, Vendetta, Play To Win, Who
Is Sylvia, Portrait of a Lady, Callan, You're Wrecking My Marriage,
Take Three Girls, The Confession of Mariona Evans, Paul Temple,
The Worker, The Moonstone, The Challengers, The Golden Bowl,
The Edwardians, The New Life, Menace, The Rivals of Sherlock
Holmes, The Brontes, On Call, Edward VII, Sutherland's Law,
Crown Court, Anne of Avonlea, Heidi, Notorious Woman, General
Hospital, North & South, Angelo, Within these Walls, Jubilee, Z
Cars, Tales from the Supernatural, Secret Army, An Englishman's
Castle, The Professionals, Forty Weeks, Emmerdale Farm, Blake
Seven, The Minders, Together, Hedda Gabler, Nancy Astor, God
Speed Co-operation, Take Three Women, Reilly, Memoirs of
Sherlock Holmes, Moon And Son, The Bill, Casualty, Portrait of a
Marriage, Gentlemen & Players, Dalziel and Pascoe: Cunning Old
BYR-CAI
1954), Caesar's Hour (Emmy Award for Best Comedian, 1956), Sid
Caesar Invites You (1958), As Caesar Sees It, The Sid Caesar Show
Specials: Tiptoe Through TV, Variety -World of Show Biz, Sid Caesar
and Edie Adams Together, The Sid Caesar Imogene Coca Carl Reiner
Foxes, In A Land of Plenty, Perfect Strangers. Guest: More than
60 appearances.
BYRUM, JOHN
Writer, Director. b. Winnetka, IL, March 14, 1947. e. New York U.
Howard Morris Special, Christmas Snow, Added Attractions:The
Film School. First job as gofer on industrial films and cutting
Hollywood Shorts Story. Appeared in numerous video documentaries
featuring his comedy favorites, such as The Sid Caesar Collection: The
Fan Favorites. Guest: More than 91 appearances.
dailies for underground filmmakers. Went to England where wrote
1st s.p., Comeback. From 1970-73, was in NY writing and re -writing scripts for low -budget films.
PICTURES: Writer: Mahogany, Inserts (also dir.) Harry and Walter
Go to New York, Heart Beat (also dir), Sphinx, Scandalous, The
Razor's Edge (also dir.), The Whoopee Boys (also dir), The War
at Home (also dir), Duets (also prod.).
CAGE, NICOLAS
Actor. b. Long Beach, CA, Jan. 7, 1964. r.n. Nicholas Coppola.
Nephew of dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Joined San Francisco's
American Conservatory Theatre at age 15. While attending
TELEVISION: Movies: As Writer: Alfred Hitchcock Presents,
Murder in High Places (also dir). Series: As Exec. Prod./Writer:
Middle Ages, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (dir), Shannon's Deal
Beverly Hills High School won role on tv pilot Best of Times.
PICTURES: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (debut, 1982; billed as
Nicholas Coppola), Valley Girl, Rumble Fish, Racing with the
Moon, The Cotton Club, Birdy, The Boy in Blue, Peggy Sue Got
(also dir), South of Sunset, Winnetka Road.
Married, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck (Golden Globe nom. 1988),
Vampire's Kiss, Fire Birds, Wild at Heart, Tempo di Mecidere
(Time to Kill), Zandalee, Honeymoon in Vegas (Golden Globe
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CAAN, JAMES
Actor. b. Bronx, NY, March 26, 1939. e. Hofstra U. Studied with
Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Appeared offB'way in La Ronde, 1961. Also on B'way in Mandingo, Blood
Sweat and Stanley Poole.
PICTURES: Irma La Douce (debut, 1963), Lady in a Cage, The
Glory Guys (Golden Globe nom. 1966), Red Line 7000, El Dorado,
Games, Countdown, Journey to Shiloh, Submarine X-1, The Rain
People, Rabbit Run, T.R. Baskin, The Godfather (Academy Award
nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1973), Slither, Cinderella Liberty, The
Gambler (Golden Globe nom. 1975), Freebie and the Bean, The
Godfather Part II, Funny Lady (Golden Globe nom. 1976), Rollerball,
The Killer Elite, Harry and Walter Go To New York, Silent Movie, A
Bridge Too Far, Another Man Another Chance, Comes a Horseman,
Chapter Two, Hide in Plain Sight (also dir), Thief, Bolero, Kiss Me
Goodbye, Gardens of Stone, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, Misery, The
Dark Backward, For the Boys, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Program,
Flesh & Bone, A Boy Called Hate, Bottle Rocket, Eraser, Bulletproof,
This is My Father, The Yards, Mickey Blue Eyes, Luckytown, Way of
the Gun, Viva Las Nowhere, In the Shadows, Night at the Golden
Eagle, Dogville, City of Ghosts, This Thing of Ours, Jericho
Mansions, Dallas 362, Castle of Lies, Elf, Santa's Slay.
TELEVISION: Movies: Brian's Song (Emmy nom. 1972), Poodle
Springs, Warden of Red Rock, A Glimpse of Hell, Lathe of
Heaven, Blood Crime, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (Emmy nom.
2004). Mini-series: Les Uns et les autres, Naked Hollywood (as
himself). Series: Las Vegas. Specials: AFI's 100 Year 100 Stars,
Playboy: The Party Continues, Las Vegas. Guest: More than 82
nom. 1993), Amos & Andrew, DeadFall, Red Rock West, Guarding
Tess, It Could Happen to You, Trapped in Paradise, Kiss of Death,
Leaving Las Vegas (Academy Award, Chicago Film Critics Award,
Nat'l Society of Film Critics Award; Golden Globe Award 1996),
The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, Tom Slick: Monster Hunter, 8mm,
City of Angels, Snake Eyes, Bringing Out the Dead, Gone in Sixty
Seconds, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Christmas Carol: The Movie
(voice), Windtalkers, Sonny ((also prod., dir.), Adaptation
(Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 2003), The Life of
David Gale (prod. only), Matchstick Men, Ghost Rider, National
Treasure, The Weather Man, Lord of War (also prod.), Land of
Destiny, Next (also prod.), World Trade Center, The Wicker Man,
Ghost Rider, The Ant Bully (voice), National Treasure: The. Book
of Secrets, Amarillo Slim (also prod.), Time to Kill (also prod.),
Grindhouse, Next (also prod.), Crazy Dog (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Best of Times, Industrial Symphony No. 1:
The Dream of the Broken Hearted, The Dresden Files (prod.,
exec. prod. only). Guest: More than 68 appearances.
CAINE, MICHAEL
Actor. r.n. Maurice Micklewhite. b. London, England, March 14,
1933. Asst. stage mgr. Westminster Rep. (Sussex, UK 1953);
Lowestoft Rep. 1953-55. London stage: The Room, The
Dumbwaiter, Next Time I'll Sing For You (1963). Author: Michael
Caine's Moving Picture Show or: Not Many People Know This Is
the Movies, Acting on Film, What's It All About? (autobiography,
1993). Awarded C.B.E., 1992. Video: Michael Caine -Acting on
Film.
PICTURES: Has appeared in 98 pictures, incl.: A Hill in Korea
(debut, 1956; aka Hell in Korea), How to Murder A Rich Uncle,
appearances.
CACOYANNIS, MICHAEL
Producer, Director, Writer. b. Limassoc, Cyprus, June 11, 1922.
Studied law in London, admitted to bar at age 21. Became a producer of BBC's wartime Greek programs while attending dramatic school. After acting on the stage in England, left in 1952 for
Greece, where he made his first film, Windfall in Athens, with his
own script. While directing Greek classical plays, he continued
making films.
PICTURES: Director/Writer: Windfall in Athens (Sunday
Awakening; debut, 1954), Stella, Girl in Black, A Matter of Dignity
(The Final Lie), Our Last Spring (Eroica), The Wastrel, Electra,
Zorba the Greek (3 Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom.
1965), The Day the Fish Came Out, The Trojan Women, Attila '74,
Iphigenia, Sweet Country, Up Down and Sideways, Varya, The
Cherry Orchard (also prod.)
TELEVISION: Movie: The Story of Jacob and Joseph (dir.)
CACOYANNIS, MICHAEL
Actor. b. Yonkers, NY, Sept. 8, 1922. Studied saxophone at
Juilliard School; then appeared in service revue Tars and Spars.
Cast by prod. Max Liebman in B'way revue Make Mine Manhattan
in 1948. Voted best comedian in M.P. Daily's TV poll, 1951, 1952.
Best Comedy Team (with Imogene Coca) in 1953. Received
Sylvania Award, 1958. Formed Shelbrick Corp. TV, 1959.
Appeared in B'way musical Little Me (1962), Off-B'way & B'way
revue Sid Caesar & Company (1989). Author: Where Have
Been? (autobiography, 1982).
PICTURES: Tars and Spars (debut, 1945), The Guilt of Janet
Ames, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Spirit Is Willing, The
Busy Body, A Guide for the Married Man, Airport 1975, Silent
Movie, Fire Sale, Grease, The Cheap Detective, The Fiendish Plot
of Dr. Fu Manchu, History of the World Part 1, Grease 2, Over the
Brooklyn Bridge, Cannonball Run II, Stoogemania, The Emperor's
New Clothes, Vegas Vacation, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Let
Hear Laughter, Hail Sid Caesar: The Golden Age of
Me In
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Comedy.
TELEVISION: Movies: Flight to Holocaust, Curse of the Black Widow,
The Munsters' Revenge, Found Money, Love Is Never Silent, Alice in
Wonderland, Freedom Fighter, Side By Side, The Great Mom Swap.
Your
Show
Broadway
Revue,
Admiral
Series:
of Shows (Emmy Award for Best Actor, 1952, 6 Emmy nom. 1951-
The Key, Two -Headed Spy, Blind Spot, Breakout (Danger Within),
Foxhole in Cairo, Bulldog Breed, The Day the Earth Caught Fire,
Solo for Sparrow, Zulu, The Iperess File, Alfie (Academy Award
nom. Golden Globe nom. 1967), The Wrong Box, Gambit (Golden
Globe nom. 1967), Funeral in Berlin, Hurry Sundown, Woman
Times Seven, Billion Dollar Brain, Deadfall, The Magus, Play Dirty,
The Italian Job, The Battle of Britain, Too Late the Hero, The Last
Valley, Get Carter, Kidnapped, X Y & Zee, Pulp, Sleuth (Academy
Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1973), The Black Windmill, The
Marseille Contract, The Wilby Conspiracy, Peeper, The Romantic
Englishwoman, The Man Who Would Be King, Harry and Walter
Go to New York, The Eagle Has Landed, A Bridge Too Far,
Ashanti, Beyond the. Poseidon Adventure, The Island, Dressed to
Kill, Victory Deathtrap, Educating Rita (Academy Award nom.
Golden Globe Award 1984), Beyond the Limit, Blame It on Rio,
The Jigsaw Man, The Holcroft Covenant, Hannah and Her Sisters
(Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe nom.
1987), Sweet Liberty, Mona Lisa, Half Moon Street, Jaws -The
Revenge, The Whistle Blower, The Fourth Protocol (also exec.
prod.), Surrender, Without a Clue, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(Golden Globe nom. 1989), A Shock to the System, Mr Destiny,
Bullseye!, The Muppet Christmas Carol, On Deadly Ground, Bullet
in Beijing, Blood & Wine, Shadow Run, Little Voice (Golden Globe
Award 1999), Curtain Call, The Cider House Rules (Academy
Award, Golden Globe nom. 2000), Quills, Shiner, Get Carter, Miss
Congeniality, The Quiet American (Academy Award nom. Golden
Globe nom. 2003), Last Orders, Quicksand, Austin Powers in
Goldmember, The Actors, Secondhand Lions, The Statement,
Around the Bend, Batman Begins, Bewitched, Miss Congeniality
2, The Weather Man, Children of Men, The Prestige, Flawless,
Sleuth, The Dark Knight.
TELEVISION: Movies: Jack the Ripper (Golden Globe Award
1989), Jekyll and Hyde (Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom. 1990),
Blue Ice (also prod.), World War II: When Lions Roared (Emmy
nom. 1994), 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Mandela and De
Klerk (Emory nom. Golden Globe nom. 1997). Series: Rickles
(1975). In more than 100 British teleplays 1957-63 incl. The
Compartment, The Playmates, Hobson's Choice, Funny Noises
with Their Mouths, The Way with Reggie, Luck of the Draw,
Hamlet, The Other Man. Guest: More than 124 appearances.
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CALEMZUK, EMILIANO
Executive. TV production veteran Calemzuk's early career experiences were in Miami at Hero Productions (currently Globecast
North America) where he led the start-up of the music television
network HTV. He joined News Corporation in 1998 as associate
director of marketing and promotions for Fox Latin America. In
2000, Calemzuk became gen. mgr. of Fox Kids Latin America
where, in just one year, he successfully implemented a turnaround of the network, making it the fastest growing children's
channel in Latin America. He then became v.p. and deputy managing director of FOX Latin American Channels. Based in Los
Angeles, he supervised all operating divisions of the FOX chan-
TELEVISION: Movies: The Crucifer of Blood, The Trials of Oz,
nels across 19 countries. In 2002, Calemzuk took the helm of FOX
International Channels Italy, leading the creation and development
appearances.
of the 10 -channel group currently broadcasting on Sky Italia.
Under Calemzuk, FOX became and remains the market leader in
ratings and advertising revenues through its networks there. He
was based in Rome and was responsible for day-to-day operations of the channels, in addition to supervising the FOX channels
in Spain, France and Eastern Europe, and the National
Geographic channel in Germany and Turkey. In Feb. 2007, after
five years as ores., FOX International Channels Italy, Calemzuk
was named to his current position of pres. of Fox Television
Studios (FtvS). FtvS series include: Talkshow with Spike Feresten,
Crowned (CW), The Shield (FX), The Riches (FX), Saving Grace
(TNT), Burn Notice (USA) and The Girls Next Door (E!).
CALLAN, MICHAEL
Actor, Singer, Dancer. b. Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 22, 1935. Singer,
dancer, Philadelphia nightclubs; to New York in musicals including
The Boy Friend and West Side Story; dancer at Copacabana
nightclub; in short -run plays, Las Vegas: That Certain Girl, Love
Letters. Won Golden Globe 1961, nom. 1960 for most promising
newcomer.
PICTURES: They Came to Cordura (debut, 1958) The Flying
Fontaines, Because They're Young, Pepe, Mysterious Island,
Gidget Goes Hawaiian, 13 West Street, Bon Voyage, The Interns,
The Victors, The New Interns, Cat Ballou, You Must Be Joking!,
The Magnificent Seven Ride!, Frasier the Sensuous Lion, Lepke,
The Photographer, The Cat and The Canary, Record City, Double
Exposure (also prod.), Chained Heat, Freeway, Leprechaun
Hello Muddah-Hello Fadduh (prod. only), Stuck On You.
TELEVISION: Movies: In Name Only, Donner Pass: The Road to
Survival, Last of the Great Survivors, Young Hearts, My Wicked
Wicked Ways...Legend of Errol Flynn. Mini-series: Blind Ambition,
Scruples. Series: Occasional Wife, One Life To Live, The
Adventures of Superboy, Murder, She Wrote. Guest: More than 65
appearances.
CALLEY, JOHN
Producer, Executive. b. Jersey City, NJ, June 30, 1930. Exec.,
Ted Bates advertising and NBC; exec. v.p., Filmways, Inc., 19611968; president, vice chairman, exec. v.p., Warner Bros., Inc.,
1968-81; 1989-93 independent prod., president & COO, United
Artists (MGM); Pres. & COO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
(SPE), 1996; chairman & CEO, SPE, 1998 -Oct. 2003, at which
time he resigned. Currently is CEO of John Calley Productions, in
Culver City, CA.
PICTURES: Assoc. prod./Prod. or Exec. Prod.: The Wheeler
Dealers, Face in the Rain, The Americanization of Emily, The
Sandpiper, The Cincinnati Kid, The Loved One, Eye of the Devil,
Don't Make Waves, Castle Keep, Catch -22, Fat Man & Little Boy,
Postcards from the Edge, The Remains of the Day, One Night
Stand (acting), The Da Vinci Code, Closer, The Jane Austen Book
Club. Documentaries: Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, This Is
Gary McFarland, A Decade Under the Influence, A Legacy of
Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: Exec. prod.: The Company.
CALLOW, SIMON
Actor, Writer, Director. b. London, June 13, 1949. e. Queens, U.
of Belfast, The Drama Centre. Originated role of Mozart in
London premiere of Amadeus and Burgess/Chubb in Single
Spies. Author: Being an Actor, Acting in Restoration Comedy,
Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor, Shooting the Actor, Orson
Welles: The Road to Xanadu.
THEATRE: London: Plumber's Progress, The Doctor's Dilemma,
Soul of the White Ant, Blood Sports, The Resistible Rise of Arturo
Ui, Amadeus, Restoration, The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B,
Titus Andronicus (Bristol Old Vic), Faust. Shakespeare's Sonnets.
Director: Loving Reno, The Infernal Machine (also translator),
Jacques and His Master (also trans.; L.A.), Single Spies, Shades,
My Fair Lady (Natl. tour), Shirley Valentine (London, NY), Carmen
Jones.
PICTURES: Amadeus, A Room With a View, The Good Father,
Maurice, Manifesto, Postcards From the Edge, Mr. and Mrs.
Bridge, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (dir. only), Howards End, Four
Weddings and a Funeral, Street Fighter, Jefferson in Paris, Ace
Ventura: When Nature Calls, James and the Giant Peach, The
Scarlet Tunic, Bedroom and Hallways, Shakespeare in Love,
Notting Hill, Junk, No Man's Land, Christmas Carol: The Movie
(voice), Thunderpants, George and the Dragon, Sex & Violence,
Merci Docteur Rey, Bright Young Things, The Phantom of the
Opera, Cabbages & Queens, Bob the Butler, Rag Tale, Where
Love Reigns, Flushed Away (voice), Sabina.
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Femme Fatale, Man of Destiny, La Ronde, All the World's a Stage,
Wings of Song, The Dybbuk, Instant Enlightenment, Honour,
Profit and Pleasure, Old Flames, Revolutionary Witness: Palloy,
The Woman in White, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy
Tale, Marple: The Body in the Library, The Curse of King Tut's
Tomb. Mini-series: Dead Head, David Copperfield, Trial &
Retribution II, Angels in America. Series: Chance in a Million, Trial
& Retribution III, Deadly Appearances, Robert's Rescue, Don't Eat
the Neighbours, Shoebox Zoo (voice). Documentaries: Judi
Dench: A BAFTA Tribute, Great Composers, Alec Guinness: A
Secret Man, Far Far Away Idol (short, voice). Guest: More than 73
CAMERON, JAMES
Director, Writer, Producer. b. Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada,
Aug. 16, 1954. e. Fullerton Junior Col. (physics). 1990, formed
Lig htstorm Entertainment.
PICTURES: Piranha II-The Spawning (dir), The Terminator (dir.,
s.p.), Rambo: First Blood Part II (co-s.p.), Aliens (dir., s.p.), The
Abyss (dir., s.p.), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (dir, co-s.p., prod.),
Point Break (exec. prod.), True Lies (dir., co-s.p., prod.), Strange
Days (co -prod., co-s.p., story), Titanic (dir, prod., story, Academy
Award, Golden Globe Award, Best Pic., Best Dir., Best Film Edit.,
1998), True Lies 2, Ghosts of the Abyss (dir. only) Solaris (prod.)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (writer), Battle Angel,
Godspeed, Avatar, Battle Angel. Actor: Fear City: A Family Style
Comedy, Your Studio and You, Titanic, The Muse, High Heels and
Low Lifes.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dark Angel (writer, exec. prod.), Earthship
TV (dir.), Expedition: Bismarck (prod., dir and acting/himself,
Emrny nom. 2003), Last Mysteries of the Titanic (prod.). Series:
Dark Angel. Actor: Alien Evolution.
CAMERON, JOANNA
Actress, Director. rn. Patricia Cameron. b. Aspen, CO, Sept. 20,
1951. e. U. of California, Sorbonne, Pasadena Playhouse, 1968.
Guinness Record: Most network programmed TV commercials.
TV Director: Various commercials, CBS Preview Special, closed
circuit program host U.S.N., all TV equipped ships -actress and dir.
Documentaries: Razor Sharp (prod., dir.), El Camino Real (dir.,
prod.).
PICTURES: How To Commit Marriage (debut),
B.S. I Love You, Pretty Maids All in a Row.
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Love My Wife,
TELEVISION: Movies: The Great American Beauty Contest, A
Time for Love, Sorority Kill, Night Games, Columbo: Negative
Reaction, It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, High Risk, Spider
Man Strikes Back, Swan Song. Series: Isis. Specials: Bob Hope
Special, Bob Hope 25th NBC Anniversary Special.
CAMERON, KIRK
Actor. b. Canoga Park, CA, Oct. 12, 1970. m. actress Chelsea
Noble. Sister is actress Candace Cameron. Started doing TV
commercials at age 9.
PICTURES: The Best of Times, Like Father -Like Son, Listen to
Me, The Willies, Left Behind.
TELEVISION: Movies: Goliath Awaits, Starflight: The Plane That
Couldn't Land, A Little Piece of Heaven, Star Struck, The
Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, You Lucky Dog, The Growing
Pains Movie, The Miracle of the Cards, Night of Joy (host), The
Magic 7 (comp.), Growing Pains II: Home Equity, Growing Pains:
Return of the Seavers. Series: Two Marriages, Growning Pains (2
Golden Globe nom. 1988, 1989), Kirk, The Way of the Master
(himself). Specials: The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, Andrea's
Story. Ice Capades with Kirk. Cameron.
CAMP, COLLEEN
Actress, Producer. b. San Francisco, CA, June 7, 1953. Spent 2
years as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens before being noticed by
an agent and cast on TV TV debut on The Dean Martin Show.
Assoc. prod. on Martha Coolidge's film The City Girl. Sang several songs in They All Laughed and made Billboard charts with song
One Day Since Yesterday.
PICTURES: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (debut, 1973),
Swinging Cheerleaders, Death Game (The Seducers), Funny
Lady, Smile, The Gumball Rally, Cats in a Cage, Game of Death,
Apocalypse Now, Cloud Dancer, They All Laughed, The
Seduction, Valley Girl, Smokey and the Bandit III, Rosebud Beach
Hotel, The Joy of Sex, Police Academy II, Doin' Time, D.A.R.Y.L.,
Clue, Walk Like a Man, Illegally Yours, Track 29, Wicked
Stepmother, My Blue Heaven, Wayne's World, The Vagrant, UnBecoming Age, Sliver, Last Action Hero, Greedy, Naked in New
York, Die Hard With a Vengeance, The Baby-sitter's Club, Three
Wishes, Plump Fiction, House Arrest, The Ice Storm, Speed 2:
Cruise Control, Jazz Night, Election, Love Stinks, Goosed, Loser,
Bar Hopping, Someone Like You, An American Rhapsody, Rat
Race, Second to Die, Joshua, L.A. Twister, Who's Your Daddy,
War Magician, The Monster of Longwood (prod. only), In Good
Company, Rumor Has It, War Magician (prod. only), 5-25-77,
Material Girls, Running with Scissors, Factory Girl, Psych 9.
TELEVISION: Movies: Amelia Earhart, Lady of the House,
Addicted to His Love, Backfield in Motion, For Their Own Good,
The Right to Remain Silent, How to Make a Monster (also prod.),
The Day the World Ended (prod. only), She Creature (prod. only),
Teenage Caveman (prod. only), Mystery Woman: Mystery
CAM -CAN
Weekend. Mini-series: Rich Man Poor Man Book II. Series: Dallas.
Specials: Going Home Again, Dorothy Stratten: The E! True
Hollywood Story. Guest: More than 25 appearances.
National Association of Theatre Owners ("NATO") and serves on
its executive committee of the bd. of dir.
CAMP, JOE
Producer, Director, Writer. b. St. Louis, MO, Apr 20, 1939. e. U. of
CAMPBELL, NEVE
Actress. b. Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 3, 1973. Brother is
actor Christian Campbell.
Mississippi, B.B.A. Acct. exec. McCann-Erickson Advt., Houston 1961-
PICTURES: Paint Cans, The Dark, Love Child, The Craft, Scream,
62; owner Joe Camp Real Estate 1962-64; acct exec. NorsworthyMercer, Dallas 1964-69; dir. TV commercials; founder and pres.
Mulberry Square Prods, 1971 -present. Author: Underdog. PICTURES: DirlProd.1Writer: Benji, Hawmps, For the Love of Benji,
The Double McGuffin, Oh Heavenly Dog, Benji the Hunted, Benji
Returns: The Promise of Christmas, Benji Returns: Rags to
Simba's Pride (voice), Scream 2, Hairshirt (also prod.), Wild
Things, 54, Three to Tango, Scream 3, Investigating Sex, Panic,
Drowning Mona, Lost Junction, Blind Horizon, The Remains of the
Piano, The Company (also prod., writer), Churchill: The Hollywood
Be Loved?, Relative Strangers, Reefer
Years, When Will
Madness: the Movie Musical, A Private War (also exec. prod.),
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Riches (dir, writer, prod.), Benji: Off the Leash! (also actor).
TELEVISION: Specials: The Phenomenon of Benji (dir., writer,
prod.), Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (dir., prod., writer, Emmy
nom. 1979), Benji at Work (prod., writer, Emrny nom. 1980), Benji
at Marineland (dir, writer), Benji Zax and the Alien Prince (dir).
The Mermaids Singing, Closing the Ring, Partition, Really Hate
My Job, Agent Crush.
TELEVISION: Movies: Web of Deceit, Baree, I Know My Son is
CAMPANELLA, TOM
Executive. b. Houston, TX, 1944. e. City U. of NY Began career
in the mail room of Paramount Pictures in 1961, which developed
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM
Actor. b. Newark, NJ, Oct. 30, 1926. e. Feagin Sch. of Drama.
into
an association spanning more than 40 years. From
Paramount's mailroom Campanella moved through the ranks as
an asst. business mgr.; then worked for corporate div. and Motion
Picture Group. He was named exec. dir., nat'l adv., 1979; made
v.p., nat'I. adv., 1982; appointed sr. v.p., adv., for M.P. Group. of
Paramount, 1984. Exec. v.p., nat'l. adv. & promo., 1990-1997;
When he stepped down at Paramount in Feb. 2004, he was exec.
v.p. of worldwide marketing/advertising.
CAMPBELL, BRUCE
Actor, Producer. b. Birmingham, MI, June 22, 1958.
PICTURES: The Evil Dead (debut, 1983; also exec. prod.),
Crimewave (also co -prod.), Evil Dead 2 (also co -prod.), Maniac
Cop, Moontrap, Darkman, Maniac Cop 2, Sundown: The Vampire
Retreat, Mindwarp, Lunatics: A Love Story (also prod.),
Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Army of Darkness (also co -prod.), The
Hudsucker Proxy, The Demolitionist, Congo, Assault on Dome 4,
in
Menno's Mind, John Carpenter's Escape From L.A., Running
Time, McHale's. Navy, The Ice Rink, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas
Blood Money, Nobody Knows, Hubert's Brain, The Majestic,
Spider Man, Bubba Ho-Tep, Serving Sara, Phantasm's End,
Spider -Mang, The Woods, Sky High, Depth, The Evil Dead (prod
only), The Ant Bully (voice), My Name is. Bruce (also prod.),
Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She -Vampires.
TELEVISION: Movies: Tornado!, Missing Links, The Love Bug, In
the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory, Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan
Adventure, Terminal Invasion, Masters of Horror (host), Man With
the Screaming Brain (actor, dir s.p., prod.), Alien Apocalypse,
Touch the Top of the World, Burn Notice. Series: Generations,
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, Timecop, Ellen, Jack of All
Trades. Guest: More than 57 appearances.
CAMPBELL, CHRISTIAN
Actor. b. Toronto, Canada, May 12, 1972. Sister is actress Neve
Campbell.
PICTURES: Next Time, Trick, Cold Hearts, Angels, Plead, Who is
A.B., Thank You. Good Night, The Good Things, Gargoyle, Reefer
Madness: the Movie Musical, Pinion, One Night.
TELEVISION: Movies: School's Out, City Boy, Born to Run,
Picture Perfect, Seduced by Madness, I've Been Waiting for You,
The Piano Man's Daughter, Banshee. Series: Malibu Shores, The
Street, Max Steel, The Atwood Stories, All My Children, The Book
of Daniel. Documentary: Queen of the Whole Wide World.
CAMPBELL, GLEN
Actor, Singer. b. Delight, AK, April 22, 1936. After forming local
band became studio guitarist in Hollywood on records for such
performers as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Won two Grammy
awards for record By the Time I Get to Phoenix, 1967. Appeared
frequently on Shindig on TV.
PICTURES: The Cool Ones, True Grit, Norwood, Any Which Way
You Can, Rock a Doodle (voice), Family Prayers, Third World Cop.
TELEVISION: Movie: Strange Homecoming. Series: The
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime
Hour, The Glen Campbell Music Show; many specials. Guest:
More than 50 appearances.
CAMPBELL, MICHAEL L.
Executive. b. Knoxville, TN, Jan. 22, 1954. Worked for White
Stores, Inc. in a management position until 1982. Founded first
theatre venture, Premiere Cinemas in 1982. Premiere grew to 150
screens and was sold to Cinemark in 1989. Founded Regal
Cinemas in 1989. He is chairman, president and CEO of Regal
Cinemas, Inc. The company is now part of Regal Entertainment
Group, which includes Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres
and Edwards Theatres. In 2005, Campbell became co-chairman,
co -CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. In 2007, Regal operated
6,386 screens in 539 locations in 40 states and the District of
Columbia. Regal operates approximately 18% of all indoor
screens in the U.S. including theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets and growing suburban areas. Campbell was named Coopers
& Lybrand regional entreprenuer of the year, 1993. Campbell is a
director of NCM Inc., National CineMedia, Fandango, Inc. and the
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Alive, The Forget -Me -Not Murders, The Canterville Ghost,
Fitzgerald. Series: Catwalk, Party of Five
Appeared in summer stock; B'way before film debut.
PICTURES: The Breaking Point (debut, 1950), Breakthrough,
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison, Operation Pacific, The People
Against O'Hara, Holiday for Sinners, Battle Circus, Small Town
Girl, Code Two, The Big Leaguer, Escape from Fort Bravo, The
High and the Mighty, The Fast and the Furious, Man Without a
Star, Cell 2455- Death Row, Battle Cry, Running Wild, Man in the
Vault, Backlash, Love Me Tender, Walk the. Proud Land, Eighteen
and Anxious, The Naked and the Dead, Money Women and Guns,
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, Natchez Train, Night of Evil, The
Young Racers, The Secret Invasion, Dementia 13, Hush Hush
Sweet Charlotte, Blood Bath, Track of the Vampire, Pretty Maids
All in a Row, Black Gunn.
TELEVISION: Movie: Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the
Bionic Woman. Series: Cannonball, Dynasty, Crime Story. Pilot:
The Heat: When You Lie Down With Dogs. Guest: More than 47
appearances.
CAMPION, JANE
Director, Writer. b. Wellington, New Zealand, April 30, 1954. e.
Victoria Univ. of Wellington (BA, anthropology, 1975), Sydney Coll.
of Arts (BA, painting, 1979). Attendend Australian Sch. of Film &
TV in early 1980's, where she debuted as dir. & writer with short
film Peel (1982; Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest., 1986). Other
short films: A Girl's Own Story, Passionless Moments, After
Hours, Two Friends, Mishaps of Seduction & Conquest.
PICTURES: Di rectorl Writer: Sweetie (feature debut, 1989;
Australian Film Awards for Best Director & Film; LA Film Critics
New Generation Award, American Indept. Spirit Award), An Angel
at. My Table (Venice Film Fest. Silver Lion Award, Indept. Spirit
Award), The Piano (Academy Award, WGA, LA Film Critics, NY
Film Critics, & Natl. Society of Film Critics Awards for best screenplay; LA Film Critics & NY Film Critics Awards for best director;
Cannes Film Fest. Award for best film 1994), The Portrait of a
Lady, Holy Smoke, Soft Fruit (exec. prod.), In the Cut, Somersault
(script con.), 8 (segment dir, writer), Abduction: The Megumi
Yokota Story (prod., doc.).
TELEVISION: Movie: Two Friends. Series/Episode director:
Dancing Daze. Mini-series: Reilly: Ace of Spies, An Angel at My
Table.
CANNELL, STEPHEN J.
Writer, Producer, Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1941 e. U.
of Oregon, B.A., 1964. After coll. worked at father's decorating
firm for 4 years while writing scripts in evening. Sold 1st script for
Adam 12, 1966. Was asked to serve as head writer at Universal
Studios. Chief exec. officer, Stephen J. Cannell Prods. TV prod.
co. he formed in 1979. Also formed The Cannell Studios, parent
co. 1986. Natl. churn., Orton Dyslexia Society. Received Mystery
Writers award 1975; 4 Writers. Guild Awards. Acted in films:
Identity Crisis, Posse. Received WGA (Laurel Award) for TV writing achievement 2006.
PICTURES: Acting: Identity Crisis, Posse, The Contract, Half Past
Dead. Exec. prod.: Dead Above Ground, It Waits (also writer),
Prod.: Bad Boy, Demon Hunter, The A -Team, Left in Darkness,
The Tooth Fairy (also writer).
TELEVISION: The Rockford Files (creator, writer, prod.; Emmy
Award 1978, Emmy nom. 1979, 1980), The Jordan Chance, The
Duke, Stone, 10 Speed and Brownshoe (Emmy nom.; WGA Award
1980), Nightside, Midnight Offerings, The Greatest American Hero
(Emmy nom.; WGA nom. 1981), The Quest, Them, The Rockford
Files: Crime and Punishment, The Rockford Files: Murder and
Misdemeanors. Prod.: The A -Team, Hardcastle and McCormick,
The Rousters, Riptide, Brothers -in -Law, Creator/Prod.: Baa Baa
Black Sheep, Richie Brockelman, Hunter, Wise Guy (Emmy nom.
1989), 21 Jump Street, J.J. Starbuck, Sonny Spoon, Sirens (co exec. prod.), Unsub (exec. prod., writer, pilot), Booker (exec. prod.),
Top of the Hill (exec. prod.), Scene of the Crime (exec. -prod., cre-
ator), The Commish, The Hat Squad, Traps, Greyhounds (exec.
prod., writer), Hawkeye, Marker (exec. prod.'creator), Renegade
(exec. prod., creator), U.S. Customs Classified (exec. prod., host),
Two (exec. prod.), Profit (exec. prod.), Rockford Files: Murders and
Misdemeanors, Hunter (exec. prod., 2003), The Rockford Files: If It
Bleeds... It Leads, Hunter: Back in Force, Threshold.
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CANNON, DANNY
Director, Producer, Writer. b. London, England, 1968.
PICTURES: Strangers (also s.p.), The Young Americans (also
s.p.), Judge Dredd, Phoenix, Boston Kickout (exec prod. only),
Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Bjork: Volumen (music
video), Goall The Dream Begins (dir.), Halloween 9, (dir).
TELEVISION: Movie: Capitol Law. Series.: C.S.I.: Crime Scene
Investigation (dir co -exec. prod.; 3 Emmy nom.), C.S.I.: Miami (co exec. prod), C.S.I.: NY (exec. prod.).
CAPSHAVV, KATE
Actress. rn. Kathleen Sue Nail. b. Ft. Worth, TX, Nov. 3, 1953. e.
U. of Missouri. m. director Steven Spielberg. Taught school before
moving to New York to try acting.
PICTURES: A Little Sex (debut, 1982), Indiana Jones and the
Temple of Doom, Best Defense, Dreamscape, Windy City, Power,
SpaceCamp, Black Rain, Love at Large, My Heroes Have Always
Been Cowboys, Love Affair, Just Cause, Duke of Groove (short),
CANNON, DYAN
Actress. rn. Samille Diane Friesen. b. Tacoma, WA, Jan. 4, 1937.
e. U. of Washington. Studied with Sanford Meisner. Modelled
before becoming actress. Directed, produced and wrote short film
Number One (Acad. Award nom.).
THEATRE: B'way: The Fun Couple, Ninety -Day Mistress. Tour:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
PICTURES: The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (debut, 1960),
This Rebel Breed, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Academy Award
nom.; 2 Golden Globe nom. 1970), Doctors' Wives, The Anderson
Tapes, The Love Machine, The Burglars, Such Good Friends
(Golden Globe nom. 1972), Number One (Academy Award nom.
best short film), Shamus, The Last of Sheila, Child Under a Leaf,
Heaven Can Wait (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award
1979), Revenge of the Pink Panther, Honeysuckle Rose, Coast To
Coast, Deathtrap, Author Author, Caddyshack II, The End of
Innocence (also dir., prod., s.p.), The Pickle, Out to Sea, That
Darn Cat, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The Sender, Allie and Me, Kiss
of a Stranger, Kangaroo Jack, The Boynton Beach Club.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Virginia Hill Story, Lady of the House,
Having It All, Arthur the King, Jenny's War, Rock 'n' Roll Mom,
Jailbirds, Christmas in Connecticut, Based on an Untrue Story, A
Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester, Black
Jaq, Diamond Girl, My Mother the Spy. Mini-series: Master of the
Game. Series: Ally McBeal, Three Sisters. Guest: More than 75
appearances.
Wartime, The Love Letter (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Missing Children: A Mother's Story, The
Quick and the Dead, Her Secret Life, Internal Affairs, Next Door,
Due East. Mini-series: A Girl Thing. Series: The Edge of Night,
Black Tie Affair.
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CANOVA, DIANA
Actress. b. West Palm Beach, FL, June 1, 1953. rn. Diana Rivero.
Daughter of actress Judy Canova and musician Filberto Rivero.
NY theatre: They're Playing Our Song (1981). People's Choice
award, favorite female performer, 1981. On B'way in, Company.
PICTURE: The First Nudie Musical, One True Thing.
TELEVISION: Movies: Medical Story, The Love Boat II, With This
Ring, Death of Ocean View Park, Night Partners. Series: Dinah
and Her New Best Friends, Soap, I'm a Big Girl Now, Foot in the
Door, Throb, Home Free, Murder, She Wrote.
CANTON, MARK
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY, June 19, 1949. e. UCLA,
1978. v.p., m.p. dev., MGM; 1979, exec. v.p., JP Organization;
1980, v.p. prod., Warner Bros.; named sr. v.p., 1983 and pres.
worldwide theatrical prod. div., 1985; v.p. worldwide m.o. production, 1989; appointed chmn. of Columbia Pictures, 1991.
Promoted to chmn. of Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures, 1994.
Resigned, 1996. 1997, Formed The Canton Co. In 2002, Canton
became partner, chmn. and CEO of Artists Production Group, the
moviemaking offshoot of Michael Ovitz's Artists Management
Group. In Dec. 2003 moved to current position, chairman & CEO,
Atmosphere Entertainment MM, LLC, in Los Angeles, CA.
PICTURES: Caddyshack (exec./production), As Prod.: Jack Frost,
Get Carter, Red Planet, Angel Eyes, Taking Lives, Land of the
Dead, 300, Full of It, The Spiderwick Chronicles. As Exec. Prod.:
Trapped, Godsend.
TELEVISION: Series: Jack & Jill (exec. prod.).
CAPELIER, MARGOT
Casting Director.
PICTURES: Behold a Pale Horse, Lady L, The Night of the
Generals, The Day of the Jackal, The Destructors, Julia, Moonraker,
Le Coup du parapluie, Psy, What Makes David Run?, Five Days One
Summer, Hanna K, The Outsider, He Died With His Eyes Open, The
Original, Family Business, Vent de panique, Europa, Europa, The
Double Life of Veronique, The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big
Fish, Olivier Olivier, Blue, Red, Total Eclipse, Those Who Love Me
Can Take the Train, Ronin, Le Poulpe, Les Disparus.
How to Make an American Quilt, The Locusts, Life During
CARA, IRENE
Singer, Actress. b. New York, NY, March 18, 1959. Off-B'way
shows include The Me Nobody Knows, Lotta. On B'way in Maggie
Flynn, Ain't Misbehavin', Via Galactica. Received Academy Award
for co -writing theme song from Flashdance, Golden Globe Award
1983.
THEATRE: B'way.: Maggie Flynn, The Me Nobody Knows, Via
Galactica, Got to Go Disco. Off-B'way.: Ain't Misbehavin'.
Regional: Lotta, The Wiz, Jesus Christ Superstar. Foreign: Mo'
Magic.
PICTURES: Aaron Loves Angela, Sparkle, Fame (Golden Globe
nom. 1981), D.C. Cab, City Heat, Certain Fury, Killing 'em Softly,
Flashdance, Paradiso, Busted Up, Maximum Security, Happily
Ever After (voice), The Magic Voyage (voice), The Full Monty
(singer), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (singer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones,
Sister, Sister, For For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story,
Gabriel's Fire. Mini-series: Roots-The Next Generation. Series:
Hearts are Wild, Love of Life, The Electric Company. Special:
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr, Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special,
Tribute to Ray Charles, 80s (singer/archive).
CARDIFF, JACK
Cinematographer, Director. b. Yarmouth, Eng., Sept. 18, 1914.
Early career as child actor, before becoming cinematographer,
then dir. in 1958. Received Honorary Award from the Academy
2001.
PICTURES: Cinematographer: A Matter of Life and Death
(Stairway to Heaven), Black Narcissus (Academy Award, Golden
Globe Award 1947), The Red Shoes, Scott of the Antarctic, Black
Rose, Under Capricorn, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, The
African Queen, The Magic Box, The Master of Ballantrae, The
Barefoot Contessa, The Brave One, War and Peace (Academy
Award nom. 1957), Legend of the Lost, The Prince and the
Showgirl, The Vikings, The Journey, Fanny (Academy Award nom.
1962), Scalawag, Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper),
Death on the Nile, Avalanche Express, The Fifth Musketeer, A
Man a Woman and a Bank, The Awakening, The Dogs of War,
Ghost Story, The Wicked Lady, Scandalous, Conan the Destroyer,
Cat's Eye, Rambo: First Blood II, Blue Velvet, Tai -Pan, Million
Dollar Mystery, Delius, Call from Space, The Magic Balloon,
Vivaldi's Four Seasons, The Dance of Shiva, The Suicidal Dog,
Sabina (creative con.). Director: Intent to Kill (debut, 1958),
Beyond This Place, Scent of Mystery, Sons and Lovers (Academy
Award nom.; DGA nom.; Golden Globe Award 1961), My Geisha,
The Lion, The Long Ships, Young Cassidy (co-dir.), The Liquidator,
Dark of the Sun, Girl on a Motorcycle, Penny Gold, The Mutations,
Ride a Wild Pony
TELEVISION: Cinematographer: Mini-series: The Far Pavilions,
The Last Days of Pompeii. Documentaries: Larry and Vivien: The
Oliviers in Love. The Prince, the Showgirl and Me.
CARDINALE, CLAUDIA
Actress. b. Tunis, Tunisia, April 15, 1938. Raised in Italy. Studied
acting at Centro Sperimentale film school in Rome. Debuted 1956
in short French film Anneaux d'Or.
PICTURES: Goha (feature debut, 1957), Big Deal on Madonna
Street, The Facts of Murder, Upstairs and Downstairs, The Battle
of Austerlitz, II Bell' Antonio, Rocco and His Brothers, Senilita, Girl
With a Suitcase, The Love Makers, Cartouche, The Leopard, 8
Girl, The Pink Panther, Circus World, Time of
CAPRA, JR., FRANK,
1/2, Bebo's
Executive, Producer. b. March 20, 1934. Son of famed late
Indifference, The Magnificent Cuckold, Sandra, Blindfold, Lost
Command, The Professionals, Don't Make Waves, Mafia, The
Queens, Day of the Owl, The Hell With Heroes, Once Upon a
Time in the West, A Fine Pair, The Butterfly Affair, The Red Tent,
The Legend of Frenchy King, Conversation Piece, Escape to
Athena, The Salamander, Careless, Immortal Bachelor, History,
director Frank Capra. Served in various creative capacities on TV
series (Zane Grey Theatre, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, etc.).
Joined Avco Embassy Pictures, 1981, as v.p., worldwide production. In July, 1981, became pres. of A -E. Resigned May, 1982 to
become indep. producer, Pinehurst Industry Studios, NC. 1996
became pres. & CEO of EUE Screen Gems Studios.
PICTURES: Assoc. Prod.: Marooned, Escape from the Planet of
the Apes, Play It Again, Sam, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes,
Tom Sawyer, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Producer: Trapped
Beneath the Sea, Billy Jack Goes to Washington, Born Again, The
Black Marble, An Eye for an Eye, Firestarter, Marie, Waterproof,
Mark Twain's Greatest Adventure: 'It's a Matter of Time'. Exec.
prod.: Vice Squad, Death Before Dishonor, Queen City Blowout.
TELEVISION: Special: High Hopes: The Capra Years (Emmy
nom. 1982).
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The French Revolution, Hiver '54, L'abbe Pierre, Mother, 588 Rue
Paradis, Women Only Have One Thing on Their Minds..., A
Summer in La Goulette, Sous les pieds des Femmes, Rich Belles
Etc, My Best Friend, Brigands, Luchino Visconte, And Now Ladies
and Gentlemen, Le Demon de midi, Estrenando suerios, Asterix
at the Olympic Games.
TELEVISION: Movies: Princess Daisy, Elisabeth. Mini-series:
Jesus of Nazareth, Nostromo, Deserto di Fuoco, Visconti (tv documentary). Series: 10-07: L'affaire Zeus. Guest: More than 51
appearances.
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CAREY, DREW
Comedian, Actor. b. Cleveland, OH, May 23, 1958. First break
was as contestant on TV show Star Search. Upon Bob Barker's
retirement from long -running TV show The Price Is Right in 2007,
Carey was named the new host.
nom. 2006), also appeared in many HBO comedy specials. Guest:
More than 76 appearances.
PICTURES: Coneheads, The Big Tease, Gepetto, Hail Sid
CARLINER, MARK
Producer.
PICTURES: Viva Max!, Heaven Help Us, Crossroads.
Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy, Robots (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Freaky Friday, Geppetto (also exec. prod.).
Series: The Good Life, The Drew Carey Show (also prod., creator), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (also exec. prod.), The Price Is
Right (host). Specials: Sex, Drugs, and Freedom of Choice, Rock
TELEVISION: Movies: A Death of Innocence, Revenge, Strangers
in 7A, Nightmare, The Phoenix (pilot), Disaster at Silo 7 (also
story), Stalin (Emmy Award 1993), George Wallace (Emmy
Award, 1998), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. Mini-series: The
Shining (Emmy nom. 1997), Storm of the Century, Rose Red,
and Roll Back to School Special, Improv All Stars, Inside the
Playboy Mansion (TV documentary, interviewee) Drew Carey's
Sporting Adventures: World Cup 2006. Guest: More than 87
appearances.
CAREY, HARRY JR.
Actor. b. Saugus, CA, May 16, 1921. e. Newhall, CA, public
school, Black Fox Military Acad., Hollywood. m. Marilyn Fix. Son
of silent star Harry Carey. Appeared in Railroads on Parade at
1939-40 NY World's Fair Summer stock, Skowhegan, ME., with
father; page boy, NBC, New York; U.S. Navy 1942-45. Author of
Company of Heroes - My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Co.
PICTURES: Rolling Home (debut, 1946), Pursued, Red River,
Three Godfathers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wagonmaster, Rio
Grande, Copper Canyon, Warpath, Wild Blue Yonder, Monkey
Business, San Antone, Island in the Sky, Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes, Beneath the 12 -Mile Reef, Silver Lode, The Outcast,
Long Gray Line, Mister Roberts, House of Bamboo, The Great
Locomotive Chase, The Searchers, The River's Edge, Rio Bravo,
The Great Imposter, Two Rode Together, Alvarez Kelly, Bandolero,
The Undefeated, Dirty Dingus Magee, Big Jake, Something Big,
One More Train To Rob, Cahill: U.S. Marshal, ake a Hard Ride,
Nickelodeon, The Long Riders, Endangered Species, Mask,
Crossroads, The Whales of August, Cherry 2000, Illegally Yours,
Breaking In, Bad Jim, Back to the Future Part III, The Exorcist III,
Tombstone, Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone, Ben Johnson:
Third Cowboy on the Right, The Sunchaser, Comanche Stallion
(also prod/writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Flashing Spikes, Kate Bliss and the Ticker
Tape Kid, The Shadow Riders, Princess Daisy, Adventures of
William Tell, Wild Times, Once Upon a Texas Train, Last Stand at
Saber River, Dobe and a Company of Heroes (tv documentary, as
himself). Series: Spin & Marty. Mini-series: Black Beauty. Guest
More than 85 appearances.
CARIOU, LEN
Actor. b. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Sept. 30, 1939. e. St.
Kingdom Hospital (2004). Series: The Phoenix.
CARLING, LEWIS JOHN
Writer, Director. b. New York, NY, Jan. 1, 1932. e. U. of Southern
California. Early interest in theatre, specializing in writing 1 -act
plays. Winner of Obie award (off-B'way play). Won Rockefeller
Grant for Theatre, the Int'l. Playwriting Competition from British
Drama League, Huntington Hartford Fellowship.
THEATRE: Cages, Telemachus Clay, The Exercise, Double Talk,
Objective Case, Used Car for Sale, Junk Yard.
PICTURES: Writer: Seconds, The Brotherhood (WGA nom.
1969), The Fox (Golden Globe nom. 1968, co-s.p.), A Reflection
of Fear, The Mechanic (also prod.), Crazy Joe, The Sailor Who
Fell From Grace With the Sea (also dir.), I Never Promised You a
Rose Garden (Academy Award nom.; WGA corn. 1978, co-s.p.),
The Great Santini (also dir.; WGA nom. 1981), Class (dir. only),
Haunted Summer.
TELEVISION: Honor Thy Father, In Search of America, Where
Have All the People Gone?, Resurrection.
CARLYLE, ROBERT
Actor. b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 14, 1961.
PICTURES: Silent Scream, Riff-Raff, Safe, Being Human, Priest,
Go Now, Trainspotting, Carla's Song, Face, The Full Monty
(BAFTA Award, Best Actor, 1997), Ravenous, Plunkett &
MaCleane, The World is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes, The Beach,
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble, To End All Wars, The 51st
State, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, Black and White, Dead
Fish, The Mighty Celt, Light in the Sky, Go Go Tales, Marilyn
Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Eragon, Flood,
The Meat Trade, 28 Weeks Later...
TELEVISION: Movies: Benny Lynch, Safe, Looking After Jo Jo,
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (documentary), Gunpowder Treason &
Plot, Class of '76, Treason and Plot, Benny Lynch, Human
Trafficking (Emmy nom. 2006), Born Equal. Series: 99-1, Hamish
Macbeth.
Paul's College.
CARMEN, JULIE
(Theatre World Award), Night Watch, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams,
Up from Paradise, A Little Night Music, Cold Storage, Sweeney
Todd -The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tony Award), Master
Class, Dance a Little Closer, Teddy & Alice, Measure for Measure,
Mountain, The Speed of Darkness, Papa.
PICTURES: Drying Up the Streets, A Little Night Music, One Man,
Actress. b. New York, NY, Apr.
THEATRE: NY stage: House of Atreus, Henry V, Applause
The Four Seasons, There Were Times Dear, Lady in White,
Getting In, Never Talk to Strangers, Executive Decision, Thirteen
Days, About Schmidt, The Skulls 3 (video), Secret Window, Shall
We Dance?, The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Boynton
Beach Club, Flags of Our Fathers, 1408.
TELEVISION: Movies: Who'll Save Our Children?, Madame X,
The Four Seasons, Louisiana, Surviving, Killer in the Mirror,
Miracle on Interstate 880, Class of '61, The Sea Wolf, Witness to
the Execution, Love on the Run, The Man in the Attic, A Dream Is
a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, Derby,
The Summer of Ben Tyler, In the Company of Spies, Sex Traffic.
Mini-series: Nuremberg. Series: Swift Justice, Brotherhood.
Specials: The Master Builder, Juno and the Paycock, Kurt
Vonnegut's Monkey House (All the King's Men).
CARLIN, GEORGE
Actor, Comedian. b. New York, NY, May 12, 1937. Stand-up comedian and recording artist. Recipient of 1972 Grammy Award for Best
Comedy Album: FM & AM; 1993 Grammy Award for Best Comedy
Album: Jammin'. Has released 15 comedy albums between 196090. Guest on many TV shows including Talent Scouts, Mery Griffin
Show, Saturday Night Live. Author: Sometimes a Little Brain
Damage Can Help (1984), Braindroppings (1997).
PICTURES: With Six You Get Eggroll, Car Wash, Americathon
(narrator), Outrageous Fortune, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, The Prince of Tides, Dogma, Jay
and Silent Bob Strike Back, Scary Movie 3, Jersey Girl, Cars
(voice), Happily N'Ever After (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Justin Case, Working Trash, Streets of
Laredo, George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (writer, exec. prod.,
exec. album prod.). Series: Kraft Summer Music Hall, That Girl, Away
We Go, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Shining Time Station (Emmy nom.
1992), The George Carlin Show. Specials: George Carlin: Jammin' in
New York (Emmy nom. 1992), George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
(writer/prod.; Emmy nom. 1997), George Carlin: You Are All Diseased
(writer, exec. prod.; 2 Emmy nom. 1999), George Carlin: Complaints
and Grievances, Heroes of Black Comedy (mini-series), Bitter Jester,
George On George, Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party, The N -Word,
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (also writer/exec. prod.; Emmy
4, 1960. Studied acting at
Neighborhood Playhouse. On NY stage in The Creation of the
Universe, Cold Storage, Zoot Suit. Also acted with INTAR and the
New Conservatory Theater. Recipient of 1992 National Council of
La Raza Pioneer Award.
PICTURES: Night of the Juggler, Gloria, Man on the Wall,
Comeback, Blue City, The Penitent, The Milagro Beanfield War,
Fright Night 2, Kiss Me a Killer, Paint It Black, Cold Heaven, In the
Mouth of Madness, Africa, Everything's George, King of the
Jungle, Angels with Angles, Illegal Tender.
TELEVISION: Movies: Can You Hear the Laughter?: The Story of
Freddie Prinze, Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie, She's in the
Army Now, Fire on the Mountain, Neon Empire, Manhunt: Search
for the Night Stalker, Billy the Kid, Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel,
Finding the Way Home, Curacao, The Omen, Gargantua, The
Expendables. Mini-series: True Women. Series: Condo, Falcon
Crest. Guest: More than 41 appearances.
CARMICHAEL, IAN
Actor. b. Hull, England, June 18, 1920. e. Scarborough Coll.,
Bromsgrove Sch. Stage debut: R.U.R. 1939. B'way debut: Boeing -
Boeing (1965). One of the top ten British money making stars
Motion Picture Herald Fame Poll 1957, 1958.
PICTURES: Bond Street (debut, 1948), Trottie True (Gay Lady),
Prohack, Time Gentlemen Please, Ghost Ship!, Miss Robin
Hood, Meet Mr. Lucifer, Betrayed, The Colditz Story, Storm Over
the Nile, Simon and Laura, Private's Progress, The Big Money,
Brothers in Law, Lucky Jim, Happy Is the Bride, Left Right and
Center, I'm All Right Jack, School for Scoundrels, Light Up the
Sky, Double Bunk, The Amorous Prawn, Hide and Seek, Heavens
Above, The Case of the 44's, Smashing Time, The Magnificent
Seven Deadly Sins, From Beyond the Grave, The Lady Vanishes,
Dark Obsession (Diamond Skulls).
TELEVISION: New Faces, Twice Upon a Time, Passing Show, Tell
Her The Truth, Lady Luck, Give My Regards to Leicester Square,
Jill Darling, Don't Look Now, Regency Room, Globe Revue, Off
the Record, Here and Now, The Girl at the Next Table, Gilt and
Gingerbread, The Importance of Being Earnest, Simon and
Laura, 90 Years On, The World of Wooster (series), The Last of
the Big Spenders, The Coward Revue, Odd Man In, Bachelor
Father (series), Lord Peter Wimsey (series), Alma Mater, Comedy
Tonight, Song by Song, Country Calendar, Down at the Hydro,
Obituaries, Strathblair, The Great Kandinsky, Bramwell, Wives and
Daughters, The Royal (series).
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CARON, GLENN GORDON
Writer, Director, Producer. b. 1954. TV writer for James L Brooks,
Steve Gordon. Then formed prod. co., Picturemaker Prods., 1985.
PICTURES: Director: Clean and Sober (debut, 1988), Wilder
Napalm, Love Affair, Picture Perfect (also s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Long Time Gone, The Perfect Pitch (tv documentary). Series: Taxi (writer), Breaking Away (prod.),
Moonlighting (2 Emmy nom. 1986, 2 Emmy nom. 1987, creator,
prod., writer), Now and Again (writer, dir., exec. prod.), Fling
(dir/writer), Medium (exec. prod./dir./writer).
CARON, LESLIE
Actress, Dancer. b. Paris, France, July 1, 1931. e. Convent of
Assumption, Paris; Nat'l Conservatory of Dance, Paris 1947-50;
joined Roland Petit's Ballet des Champs Elysees where she was
spotted by Gene Kelly who chose her as his co-star in An
American in Paris. Also with Ballet de Paris.
THEATRE: Orvet, Ondine, Gigi (London), 13 Rue de l'Amour, The
Rehearsal, Women's Games, On Your Toes, One For the Tango.
PICTURES: An American in Paris (debut, 1951), The Man With a
Cloak, Glory Alley, The Story of Three Loves, Lili (Acad. Award
nom.; BFA Award 1954), The Glass Slipper, Daddy Long Legs,
Gaby, Gigi, The Doctor's Dilemma, Gigi (Golden Globe nom.
1959), The Man Who Understood Women, The Subterraneans,
Austerlitz, Fanny, Guns of Darkness, Three Fables of Love, The
L -Shaped Room (Acad. Award nom. Golden Globe Award, BFA
Award 1964), Father Goose, A Very Special Favor, Promise Her
Anything, Is Paris Burning?, Head of the Family, The Beginners,
Madron, Chandler, Purple Night, Valentino, The Man Who Loved
Women, Golden Girl, Contract, Imperative, The Unapproachable,
Dangerous Moves, Warriors and Prisoners, Courage Mountain,
Damage, Funny Bones, Let It Be Me, The Reef, From Russia to
Hollywood: The 100 -Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff,
Chocolat, Le Divorce.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Man Who. Lived at the Ritz, The Ring,
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, Murder on the Orient
Express. Mini-series: QB VIII, Master of the Game, The Great
War. Series: The Great War. Specials: The Sealed Train, Jean
Pierre Aumont: charme et fou rires. Guest: More than 55 appear-
Escape From L.A, Meltdown (also s.p.), Eyes of Laura Mars (cosp., co -story), Halloween II (co- s.p., co -prod., co -music),
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (co -prod., co -music), The
Philadelphia Experiment (co -exec. prod.), Black Moon Rising (cos.p., story), The Silence of the Hams (actor), Vampires, (also s.p.
and music), Ghosts of Mars, Halloween: Ressurection (music, s.p.
only), Tales From the Mist: Inside 'The Fog' (video documentary,
composer), Vampires: Los Muertos (exec. prod.), Halloween 9
(comp., writer), The Fog (s.p. 1980, prod.), Psychopath (also
writer).
TELEVISION: Movies/Director: Elvis, Someone Is Watching Me
(also writer), John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (also co -exec.
prod., actor). Movies/Writer: Zuma Beach, El Diablo, Blood River,
Silent Predators. Guest: More than 66 appearances.
CARPENTER, RUSSELL
Cinematographer, Actor. b. Van Nuys, CA, 1950.
PICTURES: The Wizard of Speed and Time (also actor), Lady in
White, Critters 2: The Main Course, Cameron's Closet, Solar
Crisis, Lionheart, Death Warrant, The Perfect Weapon, The
Lawnmower Man, Pet Sematary II, Hard Target, True Lies, The
Indian in the Cupboard, Titanic (Academy Award, Chicago Film
Grits. Award, Best Cinematography, 1998), Ghosts, Money Talks,
The Negotiator, Charlie's Angels, Shallow Hal, Charlie's Angels:
Full Throttle, The Human Stain (dir. of photog.), Noel (comp),
Monster -in -Law, Awake, Hereafter.
TELEVISION: Movie: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman. Series: The
Wonder Years, Sisters in Law, Women in Law.
CARR, MARTIN
Producer, Director, Writer. b. New York, NY, Jan. 20, 1932. e.
Williams Coll. Recipient of: 5 Emmys, 3 Peabody awards, 2 DuPont Col. Journalism awards, Robert E Kennedy award, Sidney
Hillman award, Writers Guild Award.
PICTURES: El Efecto Mariposa (prod. mgr.), The IMAX
Nutcracker (prod. mgr) Command Approved (prod.), Vacuuming
Completely Nude in Paradise (prod.), Strumpet (prod.), The
Human Body (line prod.), Clubbed.
TELEVISION: PBS Smithsonian World (exec. prod.). For CBS
ances.
prod., wrote and dir. CBS Reports: Hunger in America, The
CARPENTER, CARLETON
Actor. b. Bennington, VT, July 10, 1926 e. Bennington H.S.,
Northwestern U. (summer scholarship). Began career with magic
act, clubs, camps, hospitals in New Eng.; then toured with carnival; first N.Y. stage appearance in Bright Boy. Appeared in night-
Paper: Migrant, NBC White Paper: This Child Is Rated X. Also
directed drama, dance, music, opera specials and daytime serial
for CBS -TV. ABC Close -Up. The Culture Thieves, PRS Global
Paper: Waging Peace, ABC News 20/20; NBC, The Human
clubs, radio; as magazine model. TV debut, Campus Hoopla show.
Screen debut Lost Boundaries (also wrote song for film, I Wouldn't
Mind). Member: SAG, AFTRA, AEA, ASCAP, Dramatists Guild,
Mystery Writers of Amer (ex.-treas., bd. mem.).
THEATRE: NY: Career Angel, Three To Make Ready, The Magic
Touch, The Big People, Out of Dust, John Murray Anderson's
Almanac, Hotel Paradiso, Box of Watercolors, A Stage Affair,
Greatest Fairy Story Ever Told, Something for the Boys, Boys in
the Band, Dylan, Hello Dolly!, Light Up the Sky, Murder at
Rutherford House, Rocky Road, Apollo of Bellac, Sweet Adeline,
Geo. White's Scandals, Life on the L.I.E. Miss Stanwyck is Still in
Hiding, Good Ole Fashioned Revue, What is Turning Gilda So
Grey?, Crazy for You, Many Thousands Gone.
PICTURES: Lost Boundries (debut, 1949), Summer Stock, Father
of the Bride, Three Little Words, Two Weeks With Love, The
Whistle at Eaton Falls, Fearless Fagan, Sky Full of Moon,
Vengeance Valley, Up Periscope, Take the High Ground, Some of
My Best Friends Are..., The Prowler, Simon, Byline, Cauliflower
Cupids, The Bar, Carnegie Hall,
TELEVISION: Over 6,000 shows (live & filmed) since 1945.
CARPENTER, CHARISMA
Actress. b. Las Vegas, NV, July 23, 1970. Was cheerleader for NFL's
San Diego Chargers before turning to modeling, then acting.
PICTURES: Switch, The Twins, The Groomsmen, Change Up
(documentary, voiceover).
TELEVISION: Movies: Josh Kirby...Time Warrior: The Human
Pets, Josh Kirby...Time Warrior: Planet of the Dino -Knights, Josh
Kirby...Time Warrior: Last Battle for the Universe, See Jane Date,
Like Cats and Dogs, Flirting with Danger. Series: Malibu Shores,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy The Animated Series (voice), Miss
Match, Angel: The Series, Charmed, Veronica Mars. Guest: More
than 28 appearances.
CARPENTER, JOHN
Director, Writer, Composer. b. Carthage, NY, Jan. 16, 1948. e.
Western Kentucky U., U. of Southern California. At U.S.C. became
involved in film short, Resurrection of Bronco Billy, which won
Oscar as best live -action short of 1970. Also at U.S.C. began
directing what ultimately became Dark Star, science fiction film
that launched his careen
PICTURES: Director: Dark Star (also co-s.p., music), Assault on
Precinct 13 (also s.p., music), Halloween (also s.p., music), The
Fog (also co-s.p., music), Escape from New York (also co-s.p.,
music), The Thing, Christine (also music), Starman, Big Trouble in
Little China (also music), Prince of Darkness (also music, and s.p.
as Martin Quatermass), They Live (also music, and s.p. as Frank
Armitage), Memoirs of an Invisible Man, In the Mouth of Madness
(also co -music), Village of the Damned (also s.p., co -music),
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Search for Ulysses, Gauguin in Tahiti, Five Faces of Tokyo, Dublin
Through Different Eyes. For NBC prod., wrote and dir. NBC White
Animal.
CARRADINE, DAVID
Actor. nn. John Arthur Carradine. b. Hollywood, CA, Dec. 8, 1936.
e. San Francisco State U. Son of late actor John Carradine.
Brother of actors Keith and Robert Carradine. Began career in
local repertory; first TV on Armstrong Circle Theatre and East
Side, West Side; later TV includes Shane series and Kung Fu;
N.Y. stage in The Deputy, Royal Hunt of The Sun (Theatre World
Award).
PICTURES: Has appeared in 100 pictures, incl.: Taggart, Bus
Riley's Back in Town, The Violent Ones, Young Billy Young, The
McMasters, Heaven with a Gun, The Good Buys and the Bad
Guys, Macho Callahan, Boxcar Bertha, Mean Streets, House of
Dracula's Daughter, Death Race 2000, Cannonball, Bound for
Glory (Golden Globe nom. 1977), Thunder and Lightning, A Look
at Liv, The Serpent's Egg, Dray Lady Down, Deathsport, Fast
Charlie the Moonbeam Rider, Cloud Dancer, The Long Rides,
Americana, Safari 3000, Q, Lone Wolf McQuade, The Warrior and
the Sorceress, Rio Abajo, A Distant Scream, Armed Response,
P.O.W. the Escape, The Misfit Brigade, Wizards of the Lost
Kingdom II, Warlords, Open Fire, Fatal Secret, Crime Zone,
Animal Protector, Try This One for Size, Sundown: The Vampire in
Retreat, Nowhere to Run, The Mad Bunch, Las Huellas del lince,
Crime of Crimes, ThinK Big, Sonny Boy, Night Children, Midnight
Fear, Future Zone, Future Force, Evil Toons, Dune Warriors, Bird
on a Wire, Karate Cop, Field of Fire, Capital Punishment,
Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Night Rhythms, Martial Law, Double
Trouble, Distant Justice, Animal Instincts, Roadside Prophets, Kill
Zone, Dead Center, The Rage, Macon County Jail, Full Blast,
Effects of Magic, Crossroads of Destiny, Light Speed, Drop -Dead,
The New Swiss Family Robinson, Sublet, Lovers and Liars, The
Defectors, Dangerous Curves, Zoo, Shepherd, The Puzzle in the
Air, Natural Selection, Kiss of a Stranger, American Reel, Nightfall,
G.aD., Down 'n Dirty, Wheatfield With Crows, Naked Movie, Kill
Bill: Vol. 1, Dead & Breakfast, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Golden Globe nom.
2005), Last Goodbye, Hair High (voice), Click: Brothas in Arms,
Miracle at Sage Creek, Last Hour, Homo Erectus, Epic Movie,
Final Move, Treasure Raiders, Richard III (also exec. prod.), What
We Did on Our Holidays, My Suicide, The Last Sect, How to Rob
a Bank, Buttermilk Sky, Forever, Camille, Big Stan, Being Michael
Madsen.
TELEVISION: Movies: Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring, Kung
Fu (1972 pilot), Mr. Horn, Johnny Belinda, Gaugin the Savage,
High Noon Part II, Jealousy, The Bad Seed, Kung Fu: The Movie,
Oceans of Fire, Six Against the Rock, The Cover Girl & the Cop,
I Saw What You Did, Deadly Surveillance, Brotherhood of the
Gun, The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw, Kung Fu: The
Legend Continues, The Eagle and the Horse, Lost Treasure of
CAR -CAR
Dos Santos, Last Stand at Saber River, Out of the Wilderness,
Martian Law, By Dawn's Early Light, Largo Winch: The Heir,
Warden of Red Rock, Balto II: Wolf Quest, The Outsider. Miniseries: North & South Books I & II (Golden Globe nom. 1986).
Series: Shane, Kung Fu (Golden Globe nom.; Emmy nom. 1974),
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Walking After Midnight. Guest:
More than 129 appearances.
CARRADINE, KEITH
Actor. b. San Mateo, CA, Aug. 8, 1949. e. Colorado State U.
Daughter is actress Martha Plimpton. Son of late actor John
Carradine, brother of David and Robert Carradine. First break in
rock opera Hair.
THEATRE: Wake Up It's Time to Go to Bed, Foxfire, The Will
Rogers Follies. LA: Stuff Happens.
PICTURES: A Gunfight (debut, 1971), McCabe and Mrs. Miller,
Hex, Emperor of the North Pole, Thieves Like Us, Antoine et
Sebastien, Run Joe Run, Idaho Transfer, Nashville (also composed songs; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award for best
song: "I'm Easy", 1976), You and Me, Lumiere, Welcome to L.A.
(also composed songs), The Duellists, Pretty Baby, Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Heart Club Band (cameo), Old Boyfriends, An Almost
Perfect Affair, The Long Riders, Southern Comfort, Choose Me,
Maria's Lovers (also composed song), Trouble in Mind, The
Inquiry (The Investigation), Backfire, The Moderns, Street of No
Return, Cold Feet, Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?, The
Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Crisscross, The Bachelor, Andre, Mrs.
Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Tie That Binds, Wild Bill, A
Thousand Acres, Standoff, Out of the Cold, The Hunter's Moon,
Cahoots, The Angel Doll, Wooly Boys, Falcons, Mending Fences,
The Californians, Hair High (voice), Our Very Own, Elvis and
Anabelle, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Lake City, All Hat.
TELEVISION: Movies: Man on a String, Kung Fu, The Godchild, A
Rumor of War, Scorned and Swindled, A Winner Never Quits,
Murder Ordained, Eye on the Sparrow, Blackout, Stones for
Ibarra, My Father My Son, The Revenge of Al Capone, Judgment,
Payoff, In the Best of Families: Marriage Pride & Madness, Is
There Life Out There?, Trial by Fire, Hard Time: Hide and Seek,
Night Ride Home, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble,
Baby, The Diamond of Jeru, The Outsider, Monte Walsh, Coyote
Waits, Where There's a Will. Mini-series: Chiefs (Emmy nom.
1984), Into the West. Series: Outreach, Metropolis, Deadwood,
Complete Savages. Guest: More than 75 appearances.
CARRADINE, ROBERT
Actor. b. Hollywood, CA, March 24, 1954. Son of late actor John
Carradine; brother of Keith and David Carradine.
PICTURES: The Cowboys (debut, 1972), Mean Streets, Aloha
Bobby and Rose, Jackson County Jail, The Porn Pom Girls,
Cannonball, Massacre at Central High, Joyride, Orca, Blackout,
Corning Home, The Long Riders, The Big Red One, Heartaches, Tag:
The Assassination Game, Wavelength, Revenge of the Nerds, Just
the Way You Are, Number One With a Bullet, Revenge of the Nerds
II: Nerds in Paradise, Buy and Cell, All's Fair, Rude Awakening, The
Player, Bird of Prey, Escape From L.A., Scorpio One, Lycanthrope
(also prod.), Stray Bullet I & II, Gunfighter, Palmer's Pick Up, The Kid
With the X -Ray Eyes, The Vegas Connection, 3 Days of Rain, Ghosts
of Mars, Max Keeble's Big Move, 3 Days of Rain, The Lizzie McGuire
Movie, Comanche Stallion, Dreamweaver, Supercross, Deep Winter,
Trick or Treat, 7-10 Split, The 1 Second Film (doc., prod.), Tooth &
Nail, Sex and Breakfast.
TELEVISION: Movies: Footsteps, Rolling Man, Go Ask Alice, The
Hatfields and the McCoys, The Survival of Dana, The Sun Also
Rises, Monte Carlo, The Liberators, I Saw What You Did, The
Incident, Clarence, Doublecrossed, Revenge of the Nerds III: The
Next Generation, Body Bags, The Disappearance of Christina,
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (also co -prod.), A Part of
the Family, The Tommyknockers, Young Hearts Unlimited, Mom's
Got A Date With A Vampire. Monte Walsh, Attack of the
Sabertooth. Series: The Cowboys, Lizzie McGuire, Express
Yourself. Specials: Disney's Totally Minnie. Guest: More than 60
appearances.
CARRERA, BARBARA
Actress. b. Nicaragua, Dec. 31, 1951. Fashion model before film
career; had part in film Puzzle of a Downfall Child.
PICTURES: The Master Gunfighter (Golden Globe nom. 1976),
Embryo, The Island of Dr. Moreau, When Time Ran Out,
Condorman, the Jury, Lone Wolf McQuade, Never Say Never
I
Again (Golden Globe nom. 1984), Wild Geese II, The
Underachievers, Love at Stake, Wicked Stepmother, Loverboy,
Spanish Rose, Night of the Archer, Tryst, Love Is All There Is,
Panic, Paradise.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sins of the Past, Murder in Paradise,
Lakota Moon, Sawbones, The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows
Best. Mini-series: Centennial, Masada, Emma: Queen of the
South Seas. Series: Dallas.
CARRERE, TIA
Actress. rn. Althea Janairo. b. Honolulu, HI, 1967. Was prof.
model before turning to acting. Received NATO/ShoWest award
for Female Star of 1994.
PICTURES: Zombie Nightmare (debut, 1987), Aloha Summer,
Fatal Mission, Instant Karma, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Harley
Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Wayne's World, Rising Sun,
Wayne's World 2, True Lies, Jury Duty, My Generation, The
Immortals, Hollow Point, Bad With Numbers, High School High,
Top of the World, Dumped, Kull the Conqueror, Scar City, 20
Dates (also exec. prod), Merlin: The Return, Meet Prince
Charming, Shi, Lilo & Stitch (voice), Stitch! The Movie (video,
voice), Back in the Day, Beds & Breakfast, Dark Honeymoon.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Road Raiders, Fine Gold, Natural
Enemy, Dogboys, The Night of the Headless Horseman (voice),
Leroy & Stitch (voice). Mini-series: James Clavell's Noble House,
Supernova. Series: General Hospital, The Adventures of Lilo &
Stitch (voice), Relic Hunter, Megas XLR, Duck Dodgers, Lilo &
Stitch: The Series (voice). Guest: More than 51 appearances.
CARREY, JIM
Actor. b. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 17, 1962. Began performing act at Toronto comedy clubs while teenager. Moved to LA
at 19, performing at the Comedy Store.
PICTURES: Finders Keepers (debut, 1984), Once Bitten, Peggy
Sue Got Married, The Dead Pool, Earth Girls Are Easy, Pink
Cadillac, High Strung, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (also co-s.p.),
The Mask (Golden Globe nom. 1995), Dumb and Dumber,
Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy,
Liar Liar (Golden Globe nom. 1998), The Truman Show (Golden
Globe Award 1999), Simon Birch, Man on the Moon (Golden
Globe Award 2000), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Golden
Globe nom. 2001), The Majestic, Bruce Almighty, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Golden Globe nom. 2005),
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Over the
Hedge (voice), Fun with Dick and Jane (also prod.), The Number
23, Used Guys, Horton Hears a Who (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer -Murder
Takes All, Doin' Time on Maple Drive, In My Life. Series: The Duck
Factory, In Living Color. Documentaries/Specials: Jim Carrey's
Unnatural Act, Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story,
Concert for New York City, America: A Tribute to Heroes.
Canadian TV: Introducing Janet, Copper Mountain: A Club Med
Experience. Guest: More than 91 appearances.
CARROLL, DIAHANN
Actress, Singer. rn. Carol Diahann Johnson. b. Bronx, NY, July
17, 1935. Started singing as teen, winning 1st place on tv's
Chance of a Lifetime talent show resulting in engagement at Latin
Quarter nightclub in New York. Autobiography: Diahann! (1986).
THEATRE: B'way: House of Flowers, No Strings (Tony Award,
1962), Agnes of God.
PICTURES: Carmen Jones (debut, 1954), Porgy and Bess, Goodbye
Split, Claudine (Acad.
Again, Paris
Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1975), The Five Heartbeats, Eve's
Bayou.
TELEVISION: Movies: Death Scream, I Know Why the Caged Bird
Sings, From the Dead of Night, Murder in Black and White, A
Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle. The
Sweetest Gift (Emmy nom. 1999), Having Our Say: The Delany
Sisters' First 100 Years, Jackie's Back!, The Courage to Love,
Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal, Livin' for Love: The
Natalie Cole Story. Inside TV Land: African Americans in
Television (tv documentary, as herself). TV Land Awards: A
Celebration of Classic TV (tv special documentary). Mini-series:
Roots: The Next Generations; Series: Julia (Emmy nom., Golden
Globe Award 1969 and Golden Globe nom. 1970), The Diahann
Carroll Show, Dynasty, Sister Sister, The Court. Guest: More than
110 appearances.
CARROLL, PAT
Actress. b. Shreveport, LA, May 5, 1927. e. Immaculate Heart
Coll., L.A, Catholic U., Washington, DC. Joined U.S. Army in
capacity of Civilian Actress Technician. Night club entertainer in
N.Y., 1950.
THEATRE: Catch a Star (debut, 1955), Gertrude Stein Gertrude
Stein (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Grammy Awards),
Dancing in the End Zone, The Show Off. Shakespeare Theatre at
the Folger: Romeo and Juliet (Helen Hayes Award), The Merry
Wives of Windsor (Helen Hayes Award), Mother Courage (Helen
Hayes Award), H.M.S. Pinafore, Volpone.
PICTURES: With Six You Get Eggroll, The Brothers O'Toole, The
Last Resort, The Little Mermaid (voice), Invader, A Goofy Movie,
Songcatcher, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (voice),
Freedom Writers, Nancy Drew.
TELEVISION: Movies: Second Chance, Just My Imagination, The
Royale (Emmy nom. 1998). Series: Red Buttons Show, Saturday
Night Revue, Caesar's Hour (Emmy Award, 1957, Emmy nom.
1958), Masquerade Party (panelist), Keep Talking, You're in the
Picture (panelist), Danny Thomas Show, Getting Together, Busting
Loose, The Ted Knight Show, She's the Sheriff, The Little Mermaid
(voice), House of Mouse (voice), ER. Specials: Cinderella,
Gertrude Stein. Guest: More than 73 appearances.
CARSEY, MARCY
Producer. b. Weymouth, MA, Nov. 21, 1944. e. degree in English,
cum laude, 1966 from Univ. of New Hampshire. Was actress in TV
commercials, tour guide at Rockefeller Center. Served as exec.
story editor, Tomorrow Ent., 1971-74; sr v.p. for prime time series,
ABC-TV, 1978-81; founded Carsey Prods., 1981; owner, CarseyWerner-Mandabach Co., 1982. Currently runs Carsey-Werner
with partner Torn Werner. Her company, Carsey-Werner, has won
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The Emmy, the People's Choice Award, The Golden Globe, The
NAACP Image Award, The Humanitas Prize, The Peabody, and
humanitarian awards for Carsey and Werner's efforts to produce
responsible TV In 1993, Carsey was named one of the top 50
women business owners in the nation and has been listed in
Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women in Hollywood.
Memberships have included: Member of USC School of Cinema Television's Television Executive Advisory Council; co-chair of the
advisory board for the UCSB Center for Film, Television, and New
Media and a trustee of the UCSB Foundation (2004), bd. of dr. of
Common Sense Media, an org. dedicated to improving the media
and entertainment lives of kids and families (since Nov. 2005); bd.
of dir. of Los Angeles' Center Theater Group (2006-07); bd. of
advisors, Center for Cultural Innovation (2006).
PICTURES: Let's Go to Prison (exec. prod.), Get 'Em Wet.
TELEVISION: Movies: Exec. prod.: Callahan, The Mayor of
Oyster Bay (producer), These guys, Are We There Yet?, Blue
Aloha, Peep Show. Series/Exec. prod.: Oh Madeline (co -exec.
prod.), The Cosby Show (Emmy Award 1985, 2 Emmy nom.
1986,1987), A Different World, Roseanne, Chicken Soup, Grand,
Davis Rules, Frannie's Turn, You Bet Your Life (synd.), Grace
Under Fire, Cybill, 3rd Rock from the Sun (also prod., 2 Emmy
nom. 1997, 1998) Cosby (1996), Men Behaving Badly, Townies,
Damon, That '70s Show, God the Devil and Bob, Normal Ohio,
Grounded for Life, You Don't Know Jack, The Downer Channel,
That '80s Show, Whoopi, The Tracy Morgan Show, Game Over,
Good Girls Don't..., The Scholar. Pilots: Callahan, Do I Don't.
Special: Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin.
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CARSON, JEANNIE
Actress. rn. Jean Shufflebottom. b. Yorkshire, England, May 23,
1928. Became Amer. citizen, 1966. Founded Hyde Park Festival
Theatre with husband William "Bill" McGuire, 1979. Has taught a
musical drama class at U. of WA. Awards: TV Radio Mirror, 1st
Recipient of the Variety Club Theatre Award in England.
THEATRE: U.K.: Ace of Clubs, Love From Judy, Starlight Root Casino
Reviews, Aladdin. U.S.: The Sound of Music, Blood Red Roses,
Finian's Rainbow (revival). Tours: Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Cactus
Flower. Also extensive work with the Seattle Repertory Theatre as
actress, and dir. with Seattle Bathhouse Theatre.
PICTURES: A Date with a Dream (debut, 1948), Love in Pawn, As
Long as They're Happy, An Alligator Named Daisy, Mad Little
Island (Rockets Galore), Seven Keys.
TELEVISION: Best Foot Forward, Little Women, Berkeley Square,
The Rivals, Frank Sinatra Show, Heidi, What Every Woman
Knows, Jimmy Durante Show, Pat Boone Show, A Kiss for
Cinderella. Series: Hey Jeannie, Jeannie Carson Show, Search for
Tomorrow.
CARTER, CHRIS
Producer, Composer, Writer, Director. b. Bellflower, CA, Oct.
13, 1956.
PICTURES: The X Files: Fight the Future, A Philosophical
Investigation.
TELEVISION: Producer1ComposedWriterlDirector: Cameo by
Night, A Brand New Life, In the Shadow of the Sun, The B.R.A.T.
Patrol, Rags to Riches (co -prod. only), Millenium (also creator),
The X -Files (also creator, 8 Emmy nom. 1995-1998; 3 DGA nom.;
WGA nom. 1996), Harsh Realm, The Lone Gunmen, The Nanny,
The X -Files: The Truth.
CARTER, DIXIE
Actress. b. McLemoresville, TN, May 25, 1939. m. actor Hal
Holbrook. e. U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, Rhodes Coll.; Memphis,
Memphis State U. Off-B'way debut, A Winter's Tale with NY
Shakespeare Fest (1963). London debut, Buried Inside Extra
(1983). Lincoln Center musicals: The King & I, Carousel, The
Merry Widow. Video: Dixie Carter's Unworkout.
THEATRE: Pal Joey (1976 revival), Jesse and the Bandit Queen
(Theatre World Award), Fathers and Sons, A Winter's Tale, Taken
in Marriage, Master Class, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around
Talking, Buried Inside Extra, Sextet, Pal Joey.
PICTURE: Going Berserk, The Big Day.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Killing of Randy Webster, Dazzle,
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case
of the Lethal Lifestyle, Gone in the Night, Comfort and Joy, TNA
Victory Road, The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (video).
Special: Intimate Portrait: Dixie Carter. Series: The Edge of Night,
On Our Own, Out of the Blue, Filthy Rich, Diff'rent Strokes,
Designing Women, Family Law, Ladies Man, Desperate
Housewives.
CARTER, JACK
Actor. r.n. Jack Chakrin. b. New York, NY, June 24, 1923. e. New
Utrecht H.S., Brooklyn Coll., Feagin Sch. of Dramatic Arts.
Worked as comm. artist for adv. agencies. Debut B'way in Call Me
Mister, 1947; starred in TV Jack Carter Show, NBC Sat. Nite
Revue. Hosted first televised Tony Awards. Seen on most major
variety, dram. programs, incl. Ed Sullivan Show. Emmy nom. 1962
for Dr. Kildare seg. Played most major nightclubs. On B'way in Top
Banana, Mr Wonderful, Dir. several Lucy Shows. TV incl. specials,
Top Banana, Girl Who Couldn't Lose.
PICTURES: Horizontal Lieutenant, Viva Las Vegas, The
Extraordinary Seaman, Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Red
Nights, Hustle, The Amazing Dobermans, Alligator, The Octagon,
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History of the World Part 1, The Arena, Deadly Embrace, In the
Heat of Passion, Social Suicide, The Opposite Sex and How to
Live With Them, Pastry Pain and Politics, The Modern Adventures
of Tom Sawyer, Play it to the Bone, Let Me In I Hear Laughter.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Lonely Profession, The Family Rico,
The Sex Symbol, The Great Houdinis, The Last Hurrah, Human
Feelings, Rainbow, The Gossip Columnist, The Hustler of Muscle
Beach, For the Love of It, Double Deception. Series: American
Minstrels of 1949, Cavalcade of Stars, The Jack Carter Show,
Make Me Laugh, Hercules (voice), Driving Me Crazy. Guest: More
than 150 appearances.
CARTER, LYNDA
Actress. r.n. Lynda Jean Cordoba. b. Phoenix, AZ, July 24, 1951.
e. Arcadia H.S. Wrote songs and sang professionally in Ariz. from
age of 15; later toured 4 yrs. with rock 'n roll band. Won beauty
contests in Ariz. and became Miss World -USA 1973. Dramatic
training with Milton Katselas, Greta Seacat, and Sandra Seacat.
PICTURES: Lightning in a Bottle, Broken Lizard's Super Troopers,
Tattered Angel, Bloodhead, The Creature of the Sunny Side Up
Trailer Park, Sky High, The Dukes of Hazzard.
TELEVISION: Movies: The New Original Wonder Woman, A
Matter of Wife...and Death, Baby Brokers, Last Song, Hotline, Rita
Hayworth: The Love Goddess, Stillwatch (also exec. prod.),
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Murder Takes All, Danielle
Steel's Daddy, Posing: Inspired By 3 Real Stories, She Woke Up
Pregnant, A Secret Between Friends, Family Blessings, A Prayer
in the Dark, Someone to Love Me, Terror Peak, Slayer. Series:
Wonder Woman, Hawkeye. Specials: The New Original Wonder
Woman Specials: 5 variety specials. Guest: More than 105
appearances.
CARTLIDGE, WILLIAM
Director, Producer. b. England, June 16, 1942. e. Highgate Sch.
Ent. m.p. Ind. 1959. Early career in stills dept., Elstree Studio.
Later worked as an asst. dir on The Young Ones, Summer
Holiday, The Punch & Judy Man, The Naked Edge. As 1st asst. dir
on such pictures as Born Free, Alfie, You Only Live Twice, The
Adventurers, Young Winston, Friends. As assoc. prod., Paul and
Michelle, Seven Nights in Japan, The Spy Who Loved Me,
Moonraker, An Ideal Husband. Prod.: Educating Rita, Not Quite
Paradise, Consuming Passions, Dealers, The Playboys. Producer
of Haunted, Incognito, The Scarlet Tunic (exec.), The Will to
Resist (co -prod.).
TELEVISION: Dinotopia (prod. tv mini-series, Emmy nom. 2002).
CARTWRIGHT, VERONICA
Actress. b. Bristol, Eng., April 20, 1950. m. writer-dir. Richard
Compton. Sister is actress Angela Cartwright. Began career as
child actress. On stage in, The Hands of Its Enemies (Mark Taper
Forum, LA 1984), The Triplet Connection (off-B'way).
PICTURES: In Love and War (debut, 1958), The Children's Hour,
The Birds, Spencer's Mountain, One Man's Way, Inserts, Goin'
South, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Alien, Nightmares, The
Right Stuff, My Man Adam, Flight of the Navigator, Wisdom, The
Witches of Eastwick, Valentino Returns, False Identity, Man
Trouble, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Money Talks, Sparkler,
My Engagement Party, A Slipping Down Life, Trash,
In the
Bedroom, Scary Movie 2, Mackenheim, Straight -Jacket, Kinsey,
The Visiting, Neowolf, The Invasion.
TELEVISION: Movies: Guyana Tragedy-The Story of Jim Jones,
The Big Black Pill, Prime Suspect, Intimate Encounters,
Desperate for Love, A Son's Promise, Hitler's Daughter, Dead in
the Water, It's Nothing Personal, My Brother's Keeper The Lottery,
The Rat Pack, The Last Man on Planet Earth, Alien Evolution,
Inside the Osmonds. Mini-series: Robert Kennedy and His Times.
Specials: Who Has Seen the Wind?, Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Tell
Me Not the Mournful Numbers (Emmy Award), Joe Dancer, Abby
My Love, On Hope. Series: Daniel Boone, Invasion. Guest: More
than 84 appearances.
CARUSO, DAVID
Actor. b. Queens, NY, Jan. 7, 1956.
PICTURES: Without Warning (debut, 1980), An Officer and a
Gentleman, First Blood, Thief of Hearts, Blue City, China Girl,
Twins, King of New York, Hudson Hawk, Mad Dog and Glory, Kiss
of Death, Jade, Cold Around the Heart, Body Count, Proof of Life,
Session 9, Black Point.
TELEVISION: Movies: Crazy Times, The First Olmypics-Athens
1896, Into the Homeland, Rainbow Drive, Mission of the Shark,
Judgment Day: The John List Story, Gold Coast, Deadlocked.
Series: N.Y.P.D. Blue (Emmy nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1994),
Michael Hayes (also exec. prod.), C.S.I.: Miami.
CARVER, STEVE
Director. b. Brooklyn, NY, April 5, 1945. e. U. of Buffalo;
Washington U., MFA. Directing, writing fellow, Film Inst. Center for
Advanced Studies, 1970. (Writer, dir films Patent and the Tell -Tale
Heart). Teacher of filmmaking art and photo. Florissant Valley
Col., MO 1966-68. News photographer UPI. Instructor, film and
photography, Metropolitan Ed. Council in the Arts; St. Louis
Mayor's Council on the Arts, Give a Damn (dir, prod.); asst. dir.
Johnny Got His Gun; writer, editor with New World Pictures.
Member: Sierra Club, Natl. Rifle Assn.
PICTURES: Arena, Big Bad Mama, Capone, Drum, Fast Charlie,
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The Moonbeam Rider, Steel, An Eye for an Eye, Lone Wolf
McQuade (also prod.), Oceans of Fire, Jocks (also co-s.p.),
Bulletproof (also co-s.p.), River of Death, Crazy Joe, The Wolves.
TELEVISION: Movies: Oceans of Fire.
CARVEY, DANA
Actor. b. Missoula, MT, June 2, 1955. e. San Francisco State Coll.
Won San Francisco Stand -Up Comedy Competition which led to
work as stand-up comedian in local S.F. then L.A. comedy clubs.
TV debut as Mickey Rooney's grandson on series, One of the
Boys, 1982. Received American Comedy Award (1990, 1991) as
TV's Funniest Supporting Male Performer.
PICTURES: Halloween II, Racing With the Moon, This is Spinal
Tap, Tough Guys, Moving, Opportunity Knocks, Wayne's World,
Wayne's World 2, Clean Slate, The Road to Wellville, Trapped in
Paradise, The Shot, Little Nicky, Master of Disguise (also writer),
Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Alice, Chouans! Grandeson,
From Hell to Victory, La Ville des Silence, The Green Jacket,
Ehrengard, La Vie Continue, Portrait of a Nude Woman, The
Trout, Vive la Sociale! Tranches de Vie, Mangeclous, The Return
of the Musketeers, Mr. Frost, Vincent & Theo, Tha Maid, The
Favor the Watch and the Very Big Fish, Lieutenant Lorena, Love
and Tiny Toes, Between Heaven and Earth, Coup de Jeune, The
Secret Coach of 13, Petain, Blue Helmet, Metisse, Cha Forte Com
Limao, L'Enfer, Ready to Wear (fret -a -Porter), La Ceremonie (A
Judgment in Stone), The Ice Rink, Influence Peddling, Speaking
of Bunuel, Sade, The Crimson Rivers, Narco, Virgil, Call Me
Agostino, Fair Play, Mauvaise foi, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,
Asterix at the Olympic Games, L' Ennemi public n° 1.
TELEVISION: Movies: La Lune d'Omaha, Liberty, A Matter of
Convenience, Sentimental Journey, Tu Crois Pa si Bien Dire,
Casanova, The Burning Shore, Warburg, Young Indiana Jones
TELEVISION: Series: The Mug Root Beer Dana Garvey Show,
Chronicles, From Earth and Blood, Elissa Rhais, The Fatal Image,
The Phantom of the Opera, Cave of the Golden Rose, Notorious,
Award, 1993, 5 Emmy nom.), The Dana Garvey Show. Specials:
Superman's 50th Anniversary (host), Salute to Improvisation,
Wayne & Garth's Saturday Night Live Music a Go -Go, various
Satruday Night Live specials. Pilots: Alone at Last, Whacked Out.
Guest: More than 40 appearances.
Giulia, Rastignac ou les ambitieux, Mediteranee, La Memoria e it
perdona. Guest: More than 85 appearances.
(d. April 19, 2007)
Tucker.
One of the Boys, Blue Thunder, Saturday Night Live (Emmy
CASEY, BERNIE
Actor. b. Wyco, WV, June 8, 1939. e. Bowling Green U. Played
pro -football with San Francisco 49ers and L.A. Rams.
PICTURES: Guns of the Magnificent Seven (debut, 1969),
Tick...Tick...Tick, Boxcar Bertha, Black Gunn, Hit Man, Cleopatra
Jones, Maurie, Cornbread Earl and Me, The Man Who Fell to Earth,
Dr. Black/Mr Hyde, Brothers, Sharky's Machine, Never Say Never
Again, Revenge of the Nerds, Spies Like Us, Steele Justice, Rent -a -
Cop, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Backfire, Bill and Ted's Excellent
Adventure, Another 48 HRS, Under Siege, The Cemetery Club,
Street Knight, The Glass Shield, In the Mouth of Madness, Once
Upon a Time...When We Were Colored, The Dinner (also prod., dir,
s.p.), Tomcats, Jim Brown: All American (documentary), When I Find
the Ocean.
TELEVISION: Movies: Brian's Song, Gargoyles, Panic on the
5:22, Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night, It Happened at Lake
Wood Manor, Ring of Passion, Love is Not Enough, Sophisticated
Gents, Hear No Evil, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, The
Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, The Last Brickmaker in America.
Mini-series: Roots-The Next Generations, The Martian
Chronicles. Series: Harris and Company, Bay City Blues.
CASSAVETES, NICK
Actor, Director, Writer. b. New York, NY, May 21, 1959. Son of
late director/actor John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands.
PICTURES: A Woman Under the Influence, Mask, The Wraith,
Quiet Cool, Black Moon Rising, Assault of the Killer Bimbos, Blind
Backstreet Dreams, Delta Force 3: The Killing Game,
Twogether Sins of the Night, Sins of Desire, Body of Influence,
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious
Circle, Just Like Dad, Black Rose of Harlem, Face/Off, Life, The
Astronaut's Wife, Panic, The Independent Director: Unhook the
Stars (also s.p.), She's So Lovely, John Q, Going After Cacciato,
The Notebook, Five Dollars a Day, Alpha Dog (also writer), Iron
Man, God Is a Bullet (also writer), Bombing Harvey (also writer).
Exec. Prod.: The Sky Is Green. Writer: Blow.
TELEVISION: Movies: Reunion, Shooter, The Incredible Mrs.
Ritchie (Emmy Award 2004), Just Like Dad.
Fury,
CASSEL, ALVIN I.
Executive. b. New York, NY July 26. e. U. of Michigan, B.A.,1938.
Capt. in U.S. Army European Theatre, 1941-45. Surveyed Central
Africa for MGM, 1946-50, then assumed duties as asst. mgr. for
Tatort - Eine Todsichere Falle, La Faux, La Maison du canal,
Menteur! Menteuse!, La Femme coquelicot. Mini-series: The
Secret of the Sahara, La Misere des Riches, Disperatamente
CASSEL, SEYMOUR
Actor. b. Detroit, MI, Jan. 22, 1935. As a boy travelled with a
troupe of burlesque performers including his mother. After high
school appeared in summer stock in Michigan. Studied acting at
American Theatre Wing and Actor's Studio. After joining a workshop taught by John Cassavetes, began a long creative association with the director -actor. On B'way in, The World of Suzy Wong,
The Disenchanted.
PICTURES: Murder Inc., Shadows, Too Late Blues, Juke Box
Racket, The Killers, The Sweet Ride, Coogan's Bluff, Faces
(AcademyAward nom. 1969), The Revolutionary, Minnie and
Moskowitz, Black Oak Conspiracy, Death Game (The Seducers),
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The Last Tycoon, Scott Joplin,
Opening Night, Valentino, Convoy, California Dreaming,
Ravagers, Sunburn, The Mountain Men, King of the Mountain, I'm
Almost Not Crazy..., John Cassavetes-The Man and His Work
(doe.), Love Streams, Eye of the Tiger, Survival Game, Tin Men,
Johnny Be Good, Plain Clothes, Colors, Track 29, Wicked
Stepmother, Dick Tracy, White Fang, Cold Dog Soup, Mobsters,
Diary of a Hitman, Honeymoon in Vegas, In the Soup, Trouble
Bound, Indecent Proposal, Boiling Point, Chain of Desire,
Pigs Fly, Hand Gun, It
Chasers, There
Could Happen to You, Tollbooth, Dark Side of Genius, Imaginary
Never Told You, Dead Presidents, The Last
Crimes, Things
Home Run, Dream for an Insomniac, Four Rooms, Cameleone,
Things Never Told You, Seed, Motel Blue, This World Then the
Fireworks, Obsession, The Treat, Snapped, Rushmore, Me and
Will, Kubanisch Rauchen, Dream for an Insomniac, Relax...lt's
Just Sex, Black and White, Ballad of the Nightingale, Getting to
Know You, Temps, The Animal Factory, The Crew, Just One Night,
Women of the Night, The Cure for Boredom, The Sleepy Time
Gal, Bartleby, Manna From Heaven, The Royal Tenenbaums, The
Chameleon, Stealing Harvard, Sonny, Passionada, Deadrockstar,
The Burial Society, Time & Again, The Biz, Wishing Time, A Good
Night To Die, Stuck On You, The Bride of the Sea, The Wendell
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Baker Story, The Life Aquatic, The Sky Is Green, Bittersweet
Place, Before It Had a Name, The Tenants, The Happiest Day of
His Life, Beer League, Chasing 3000, Postal, Cosmic Radio, Beau
Jest, Irene in Time.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Hanged Man, Angel on My Shoulder;
Blood Feud, I Want to Live, Beverly Hills Madame, Sweet Bird of
Youth, My Shadow, Dead in the Water, Face of a Stranger, The
Last Don, Emma's Wish, 61. Series: Good Company, Lucky, Heist.
MGM South Africa. Continued with MGM in West Indies,
Pilot: Rose City .Documentary: Anything for John. Special:
supervisor. In 1972, established Cassel Films to secure theatrical
films for foreign distributors, principally in Far East. (1979-), consultant for Toho-Towa and the Toho Co. of Japan and other Far
East distributors.
CASSIDY, DAVID
Actor, Singer. b. New York, NY, April 12, 1950. Son of late actor
Jack Cassidy; brother of Shaun and Patrick. Composed and performed theme song for The John Larroquette Show.
THEATRE: B'way: The Fig Leaves Are Falling (debut, 1968),
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blood Brothers.
Regional: Little Johnny Jones, Tribute. Las Vegas: The Rat Pack.
mgr./supervisor for Southeast Asia; back to MGM in 1963 as
supervisor Southeast Asia; 1967, with CBS Films as Far East
CASSEL, JEAN -PIERRE
Actor. cn. Jean-Pierre Crochon. b. Paris, France, Oct. 27, 1932.
Began as dancer, attracting attention of Gene Kelly at Left Bank
nightspot, resulting in film debut. Also appeared in plays before
becoming established as leading French screen star.
PICTURES: The Happy Road (debut, 1956), A Pied a
Cheval
et en Voiture, Le Desorde et
la
Nuit, Love
Is My
Profession, The Love Game, The Joker, Candide, The Five -Day
Lover, Seven Capital Sins, La Gamberge, The Elusive Corporal,
Arsene Lupin contre Arsene Lupin, Cyrano and D'Artagnan, The
Beautiful Swindlers, The Male Companion, High Infidelity, La
Ronde, Les Fetes Galantes, Those Magnificent Men in Their
Flying Machines, Is Paris Burning?,Anyone Can Play, The Killing
Game, The Bear and the Doll, Oh! What a Lovely War, The Army
of the Shadows, The Break Up, The Boat on the Grass, Baxter!,
Malpertuis, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Three
Musketeers, Le Mouton Enrage, Murder on the Orient Express,
The Twist, That Lucky Touch, No Time for Breakfast, The Four
Musketeers, Les Oeufs Brouilles, The Meetings of Anna, Who Is
Partners. Guest: More than 55 appearances.
London: Time.
PICTURES: Instant Karma, The Spirit of '76, Popstar.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Night the City Screamed, We Are
Family (tv documentary, as himself), The David Cassidy Story
(exec. prod.). Series: The Partridge Family, David Cassidy -Man
Undercover; The John Larroquette Show (composer), VH1's 8 Ask Harriet (co-prod./writer).
Track Flashback (host),
Documentaries: Hearthrobs of the 70s, Intimate Portrait: Shirley
Jones, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (as himself).
Guest: More than 74 appearances.
CASSIDY, JOANNA
Actress. rn. Joanna Virginia Caskey. b. Camden, NJ, Aug. 2,
1945. e. Syracuse U.
PICTURES: Bullitt (debut, 1968), Fools, The Laughing Policeman,
The Outfit, Bank Shot, The Stepford Wives, Stay Hungry, The Late
Show, Stunts, The Glove, Our Winning Season, Night Games,
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Blade Runner, Under Fire, Club Paradise,The Fourth Protocol,
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1969, The Package, Where the Heart
Is, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, All-American Murder,
May Wine, Vampire in Brooklyn, Chain Reaction, Loved, Executive
Power, Dangerous Beauty, Moonglow, The Right Temptation,
Ghosts of Mars, Murder on the Hudson, Anderson's Cross, The
Virgin of Juarez, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, The
Grudge 2, The American Standards, Anderson's Cross, Kiss the
Bride.
TELEVISION: Movies: She's Dressed to Kill, Reunion, Invitation to
Hell, The Children of Times Square, Pleasures, A Father's
Revenge, Nightmare at Bitter Creek, Wheels of Terror, Grass
Roots, Taking Back My Life, Live! From Death Row, Perfect Family,
Barbarians at the Gate, Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, The
Rockford Files: Still Love L.A, Sleep Baby Sleep, The Second
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Civil War, Circle of Deceit, Wildfire 7: The Inferno, Martha Inc.:
The Story of Martha Stewart, Found, The Reading Room. Miniseries: Hollywood Wives, To Serve and Protect, Tribe. Special:
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown (host), Other Mothers
(Afterschool Special), Tribe. Series: Shields and Yarnell, The
Roller Girls, 240 -Robert, Family Tree, Buffalo Bill (Golden Globe
Award, Emmy nom. 1984), Code Name: Foxfire, Hotel Malibu,
Superman, Six Feet Under, Boston Legal. Pilot: Second Stage.
Guest: More than 87 appearances.
CASSIDY, PATRICK
Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 4, 1962. Son of late actor Jack
Cassidy and actress -singer Shirley Jones.
THEATRE: NY: The Pirates of Penzance, Leader of the Pack,
Assassins. Regional: Conrack.
PICTURES: Off the Wall, Just the Way You Are, Fever Pitch,
Nickel Mountain, Love at Stake, Longtime Companion, I'll Do
Anything, Lord Protector, The Dark Mist, Man of Her Dreams.
TELEVISION: Movies: Angel Dusted, Midnight Offerings, Choices
of the Heart, Christmas Eve, Dress Gray, Something in Comon,
Follow Your Heart, Three on a Match, How the West Was Fun,
Okalhoma City: A Survivor's Story, Newton. Mini-series: Napoleon
and Josephine: A Love Story. Pilot: The Six of Us. Series: Bay City
Blues, Dirty Dancing, Smallville. Guest: More than 38 appearances.
CASTELLANETA, DAN
Actor. b. Chicago, IL, Sept. 10, 1958.
PICTURES: Nothing in Common, The War of the Roses, K-9,
Don't Tell Morn the Babysitter's Dead (voice), The Return of Jafar
(voice), Super Mario Bros., The Client, Love Affair, Forget Paris,
Space Jam, Plump Fiction, Rhapsody in Bloom, My Giant, The
Settlement, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (voice), Recess: School's
Out (voice), Don't Try This at Home, Return to Never Land (voice),
Hey Arnold! The Movie (voice), Buttleman, The Cat in the Hat
(voice), Adventures in Home Schooling, I Want Someone to Eat
Cheese with, I-See-You.Com, The Pursuit of Happyness,The
Simpsons Movie (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Working Tra$h, Lady Against the Odds,
The Online Adventures of Ozzie the Elf (voice), The Computer
Wore Tennis Shoes (1995), Olive the Other Reindeer, Laughter on
the 23rd Floor, Party Wagon, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
(voice), The Jeff Garlin Program. Series: The Tracey Ullman
Show, The Simpsons (voice, Emmy Awards 1992, 1993, 2004;
WGA nom. 2007), Darkwing Duck (voice), Taz-Mania (voice),
Sibs, Back to the Future (voice), Eek! the Cat, Aladdin (voice), The
Tick (voice), Earthworm Jim, Hey Arnold (voice), Cow and
Chicken (voice), The Batman. Guest: More than 115 appearances.
CASTLE, NICK
Writer, Director. b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 21, 1947. e. Santa
Monica Coll., U. of Southern California film sch. Son of late film
and TV choreographer Nick Castle Sr Appeared as child in films
Anything Goes, Artists and Models. Worked with John Carpenter
and other USC students on Acad. Award -winning short, The
Resurrection of Bronco Billy.
PICTURES: Skatedown USA (s.p.), Tag: The Assassination
Game (Kiss Me Kill Me; dir, s.p.), Escape from New York (co-s.p.),
The Last Starfighter (dir.), The Boy Who Could Fly (din), Tap (dir.,
s.p.), Hook (co -story), Dennis the Menace (dir.), Major Payne (din),
Mr. Wrong (dir.), Escape from L.A., Delivering Milo (dir.), August
Rush (writer, s.p.). Actor: Halloween.
TELEVISION: Twas the Night (dir.).
CATES, GILBERT
Director, Producer. r.n. Gilbert Katz. b. New York, NY, June 6,
1934. e. Syracuse U. Began TV career as guide at NBC studios in
Summer Love (Dragonfly; also prod.), The Promise, The Last
Married Couple in America, Oh God! -Book II (also prod.),
Backfire, $pent (acting role).
TELEVISION: Movies: To All My Friends on Shore, The Affair,
After the Fall, Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, The Kid from Nowhere,
Country Gold, Hobson's Choice, Burning Rage, Consenting Adult
(Emmy nom. 1985), Child's Cry, Fatal Judgement, My First Love,
Do You Know the Muffin Man (Emmy nom. 1990), Call Me Anna,
Absolute Strangers (exec. prod.), In My Daughter's Name (co exec. prod.), Confessions: Two Faces of Evil, Innocent Victims,
Collected Stories, A Death in the Family Series: Camouflage,
Picture This, Reach for the Stars. Specials: Prod. &for Dir. unless
otherwise noted: International Showtime (1963-65 exec. prod.),
Electric Showcase Specials, Academy Awards (prod. 1990-95,
1997-98; Emmy Award, 1991 11 more nom.). Academy Awards
(66th, 67th, 70th and 71st.prod., 73rd, 75th, exec. prod. 77th,
prod. 78th (prod.), To Life: America Celebrates Israel's 50th, An
American Celebration at Ford's Theater (exec. prod.).
CATES, PHOEBE
Actress. r.n. Phoebe Belle Katz. b. New York, NY, July 16, 1963. e.
Juilliard. Daughter of late prod-dir Joseph Cates. m. actor Kevin
Kline. Dance prodigy and fashion model before launching acting
career. NY stage debut The Nest of the Wood Grouse (1984).
PICTURES: Paradise (debut, 1982), Fast Times at Ridgemont
High, Private School, Gremlins, Date With an Angel, Bright Lights
Big City, Shag, Heart of Dixie, Love You to Death (unbilled),
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Drop Dead Fred, Bodies Rest &
Motion, My Life's in Turnaround, Princess Caraboo, Scratch the
Surface, The Anniversary Party.
TELEVISION: Movies: Baby Sister, Lace, Lace II. Special: Largo
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CATMULL, ED
Executive. b. Parkersburg, WV, March 31, 1945. B.S. degrees in
computer science and physics; Ph.D. in computer science from
the University of Utah. In 1979, Dr. Catmull brought his high-technology expertise to the film industry as v.p., computer division for
Lucasfilm, Ltd. During that time, Dr. Catmull managed four development efforts in the areas of computer graphics, video editing,
video games and digital audio. He was also a key developer of
RenderMan(R), the program that creates realistic digital effects
for computer graphics and animation. Catmull is a co-founder of
Pixar Animation Studios and has served as a member of the executive team of Pixar since the incorporation of the company. Dr.
Catmull has been honored with three Scientific
Engineering Awards from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences for his work, including an Oscar for significant
advancements to the field of motion picture rendering as exempli-
fied in Pixar's RenderMan(R). He also won the Coons Award,
which is the highest achievement in computer graphics, for his life-
time contributions. Dr. Catmull is a member of the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Science and Technical
Awards Committee. In late Jan. 2006, Walt Disney announced the
acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios for approx. $7.4 billion in
stock. After the acquisition, Pixar became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Dr. Catmull currently is president of both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios.
CATON-JONES, MICHAEL
Director. b. Broxburn, Scotland, 1958.
PICTURES: Scandal (debut, 1989), Memphis Belle, Doc
Hollywood (also cameo), This Boy's Life, Rob Roy (also exec.
prod.), The Jackal (also exec.), City By the Sea, Shooting Dogs,
Basic Instinct 2.
TELEVISION: Movie: Brond. Series: Trinity.
CATTRALL, KIM
Actress. b. Liverpool, Eng., Aug. 21, 1956. e. American Acad. of
Dramatic Arts, N.Y. Started stage career in Canada's Off-B'way in
Vancouver and Toronto; later performed in L.A. in A View from the
Bridge, Agnes of God, Three Sisters, etc. On B'way in Wild Honey.
Chicago Goodman Theatre in the Misanthrope. Regional: Miss
Julie (Princeton).
PICTURES: Rosebud (debut 1975), The Other Side of the
Mountain Part II, Tribute, Ticket to Heaven, Porky's, Police
Academy, Turk 182, City Limits, Hold -Up, Big Trouble in Little
China, Mannequin, Masquerade, Midnight Crossing, Palais
Royale, Honeymoon Academy, The Return of the Musketeers,
Brown Bread Sandwiches, Bonfire of the Vanities, Star Trek VI:
The Undiscovered Country, Split Second, Double Vision, Breaking
working way up to prod. and din of game shows
Point, Unforgettable, Live Nude Girls, Where Truth Lies, Baby
Geniuses, Modern Vampires, 15 Minutes, The Devil and Daniel
Hootenanny and packaged and directed many TV specials. Pres.
Directors Guild of America 1983-87. Awarded DGA's Robert B.
Aldrich award 1989. Dir. short film The Painting. Received DGA
President's Award 2005.
THEATRE: Director: Tricks of the Trade, Voices, The Price (Long
Wharf Theatre), Under the Blue Sky. Producer: Solitaire/Double
Solitaire, The Chinese and Mr. Fish, Never Sang for My Father,
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running.
PICTURES: Rings Around the World (debut, 1966), I Never Sang
for My Father (also prod.), Summer Wishes Winter Dreams, One
Webster, Not a Girl, Crossroads, Ice Princess, A Tiger's Tale.
TELEVISION: Movies: Good Against Evil, The Bastard, The Night
N.Y.,
(Camouflage, Haggis Baggis, Mother's Day, etc.). Created
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Rider, The Rebels, The Gossip Columnist, Sins of the Past,
Miracle in the Wilderness, Running Delilah, Above Suspicion, The
Heidi Chronicles, Two Golden Balls, Outer Limits, 36 Hours to Die,
Sex and the Matrix (short), Intimate Portrait: Kim Cattrall (herself),
Him and Us. Mini-series: Scruples, Wild Palms, Tom Clancy's Op
Center, Invasion, Creature. Series: Angel Falls, Sex and the City
(Golden Globe, 2003, also 3 nom., 5 Emmy nom. SAG Award,
2002 and 2004). Guest: More than 78 appearances.
CAU-CHA
THEATRE: Entertaining Mr Sloane, Salonika, Journey's End,
Sleuth, The Elephant Man, An Inspector Calls, Sweet Bird of
CELENTINO, LUCIANO
Producer, Director, Writer. b. Naples, Italy, 1940. e. Rome, Paris,
London. Entered. ind. 1959. Wrote, prod., dir. many plays incl:
lnfamita di Questa Terra, Black Destiny, Honour, Stranger's Heart,
Youth's Sin, Wanda Lontano Amore. Stage musicals such as
Songs...Dots...And Fantasies, Night Club's Appointment,
Filumena, Serenada, Mamma. Since 1964, film critic of II
Youth, The Woman In Black.
PICTURES: Grease 2, Electric Dreams, The Boys Next Door, The
Supernaturals, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Mind Games,
Alien Intruder, Midnight Witness, Ipi/Tombi, In a Moment of
Drammatica. Eduardo de Filippo teaching film acting, writing,
CAULFIELD, MAXWELL
Actor. b. Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 23, 1959. m. actress Juliet Mills.
First worked as a dancer at a London nightclub. After corning to NY
in 1978, ran the concession stand at the Truck and Warehouse
Theatre. Won a Theatre World Award for Class Enemy.
Passion, Calendar Girl, Gettysburg, Inevitable Grace, Empire
Records, Prey of the Jaguar, Oblivion 2: Backlash, The Real
Blonde, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Divine Lovers, Smut, More
to
Love, Dazzle, The Perfect Tenant, Submerged, Overnight
Sensation, Facing the Enemy, The Hit, The Snow Prince.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Parade, Till We Meet Again, Blue
Bayou, Dynasty: The Reunion, Missing Pieces, Dragon Storm,
Casualty @ Holby City, The Great San Francisco Earthquake.
Series: Dynasty, The Colbys, All My Children, Spider Man (voice),
Strip Mall. Guest: More than 39 appearances.
CAVANI, LILIANA
Director. b. near Modena, in Emilia, Italy, Jan. 12, 1933. e. U. of
Bologna, diploma in classic literature, 1960; Ph.D. in linguistics. In
1960 took courses at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in
Rome where made short films Incontro Notturno and L'Evento.
1961 winner of RAI sponsored contest and started working for the
new second Italian TV channel, 1962-66 directing progs. of serious political and social nature incl. History of 3rd Reich, Women
in the Resistance, Age of Stalin, Philippe Petain-Trial at Vichy
(Golden Lion Venice Fest.), Jesus My Brother, Day of Peace,
Francis of Assisi. Has also directed operas Wozzeck, Iphigenia in
Tauris and Medea on stage.
PICTURES: Galileo, Cannibali, Francesco d'Assissi, L'Ospite,
Milarepa, Night Porter, Beyond Good and Evil, The Skin, Oltre la
Porta, The Berlin Affair, Francesco, Where Are You I'm Here, Sans
Pouvoir le Dire, Dissociated States, Ripley's Game.
TELEVISION: La Traviata, Manon Lescaut, La Cavalleria rusticana, Un Ballo in maschera, De Gasperi, l'uomo della speranza
Meridionale Italiano. From 1962, co -writer and first asst. director to
Luigi Capuano and Vittorio De Sica. In 1972, formed own company, Anglo-Fortunato Films. Honorary President Accademia Di Arte
directing.
PICTURES: Blood Money, Bandito (dir only), Toujours (dir, s.p.),
Parole (dir,s.p.), Jackpot (dir, s.p.), Panache (dir only), Was There
a Way Out? (dir only), Hobo, GalIan (dir. only), The Pinch.
CELLAN-JONES, JAMES
Director. b. Swansea, Wales, July 13, 1931. e. St. John's Coll.,
Cambridge. Best known for his adaptations of classic novels for
the BBC and PBS (shown on Masterpiece Theatre). Won Nymphe
d'Or at Monaco Festival.
PICTURE: The Nelson Affair, Chou Chou, Une Vie de Debussy,
Married 2 Malcolm.
TELEVISION: The Scarlet and the Black, The Forsythe Saga,
Portrait of a Lady, The Way We Live Now, Solo, The Roads to
Freedom, Eyeless In Gaza, The Golden Bowl, Jennie: Lady
Randolph Churchill (Emmy nom. 1976. DGA series award),
Caesar and Cleopatra, The Adams Chronicles (2 Emmy nom.
1977), The Day Christ Died, The Ambassadors, Unity Mitford,
Oxbridge Blues (also prod.), Sleeps Six (also prod.), The Comedy
of Errors, Fortunes of War, You Never Can Tell, Arms and the
Man, A Little Piece of Sunshine, A Perfect Hero (also prod.), The
Gravy Train Goes East, Maigret, Harnessing Peacocks, Brighton
Belles, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, La Musique de ('Amour,
McLibel!, May and June.
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CAVETT, DICK
Actor, Writer. b. Kearny, NE, Nov. 19, 1936. e. Yale U. Acted in TV
dramas and Army training films. Was writer for Jack Paar and his
successors on the Tonight Show. Also wrote comedy for Mery
Griffin, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson. In 1967 began performing
own comedy material in night clubs. On TV starred in specials
Where It's At (ABC Stage 67) and What's In. Author of, Cavett
(with Christopher Porter) 1974.
THEATRE: B'way: Otherwise Engaged, Into the Woods.
PICTURES: Annie Hall, Power Play, Health, Simon, A Nightmare on
Elm Street 3, Beetlejuice, Moon Over Parader, After School, Funny
Year of the Gun, Forrest Gump, Frequency, Duane Hopwood.
TELEVISION: Movies: Barbarians at the Gate, Elvis Meets Nixon
(nary). Series: This Morning (ABC daytime talk show, 1968), The
Dick Cavett Show (ABC primetime talk show, summer 1969), The
Dick Cavett Show (ABC late night talk show, 1969-72: Emmy
Award, 1972), ABC Late Night (talk show, 1973-74; Emmy Award,
1974), The Dick Cavett Show (CBS primetime variety; 1975), Dick
Cavett Show (talk show: PBS, 1977-82; 2 Emmy nom. 1978, 1979;
USA, 1985-86; CBS, 1986), The Edge of Night (1983), The Dick
Cavett Show (CNBC talk show: 1989). Guest: More than 70
appearances.
CAZENOVE, CHRISTOPHER
Actor. b. Winchester, Eng., Dec. 17, 1945. e. Eton, Oxford U.,
trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
theatrE: Hamlet (1969), The Lionel Touch, My Darling Daisy, The
Winslow Boy, Joking Apart, In Praise of Rattigan, The Life and
Poetry of TS. Eliot, The Sound of Music, Goodbye Fidel (B'way
debut, 1980).
PICTURES: There's a Girl in My Soup, Royal Flash, East of
Elephant Rock, The Girl in Blue Velvet, Zulu Dawn, Eye of the
Needle, From a Far Country, Heat and Dust, Until September,
Mata Han, The Fantastist, Hold My Hand I'm Dying, Three Men
and a Little Lady, Aces: Iron Eagle III, The Proprietor, Shadow
Run, The Contaminated Man, Beginner's Luck, A Knight's Tale,
Alexander the Great from Macedonia.
TELEVISION: Specials/Movies: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
(1971), Affairs of the Heart, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, The
Darkwater Hall Mystery, Ladykillers-A Smile Is Sometimes Worth
a Million, The Red Signal, Lou Grant, The Letter, Jenny's War,
Lace 2, Kane and Abel, Windmills of the Gods, Shades of Love,
CHABROL, CLAUDE
Director. b. Paris, France, June 24, 1930. Worked as newsman for
Fox, then writer for Cahiers du Cinema. A founding director of the
French New Wave.
PICTURES: Le Beau Serge, The Cousins, A Double Tour, Les
Bonnes Femmes, Les Godelureaux, The Third Lover, Seven
Capital Sins, Ophelia, Landru, Le Tigre Aime la Chair Fraiche,
Marie-Chantal Contre le Docteur Kah, Le Tigre Se Parfume a la
Dunamite, Paris vu par... Chabrol, La Ligne de Demarcation, The
Champagne Murders, The Route to Corinth, Les Biches, Le
Femme Infidele, This Man Must Die, Le Boucher, La Rapture, Ten
Days' Wonder Just Before Nightfall, Dr. Popaul, Les Noces
Rouges, Nada, The Blood of Others, The Horse of Pride, Alouette
je to plumera, Poulet au Vinaigre, Inspector Lavardin, Masques,
Le Cri du Hibou, Story of Women, Clichy Days (Quiet Days in
Clichy), The Lark (actor only), Doctor M (Club Extinction),
Madame Bovary, Betty, Through the Eyes of Vichy, L'Enfer (Hell;
also s.p.), A Judgment in Stone (also co-s.p.), Rien Ne Va Plus,
The Color of Lies (also s.p.), Nightcap (also s.p.), Unfaithful (writer
only), The Flower of Evil (dir., writer), La Demoiselle d'honneur, L'
lvresse du pouvoir, Lucifer et moi, La Fille coupee en deux.
TELEVISION: Movies: La Deuxierne yenta. Mini-series: La
Parure. Series: Les Redoutables.
CHAKERES, PHILIP H.
Exhibitor. b. Springfield, OH, 1960. e. Wittenberg University,
1990, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chakeres
Theatres of Ohio and Kentucky. Also president and CEO of Lobby
Shoppes, Inc. Member: Rotary Club, Will Rogers Institute,
Midstates NATO, National NATO, ASHA.
CHAKIRIS, GEORGE
Actor. b. Norwood, OH, Sept. 16, 1934. Entered m.p. industry as
chorus dancer.
PICTURES: Song of Love (debut, 1947), The Great Caruso, The
5000 Fingers of Dr. T, Give a Girl a Break, Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes, There's No Business Like Show Business, White
Christmas, Brigadoon, The Girl Rush, Meet Me in Las Vegas,
Under Fire (1st acting role), West Side Story (Academy Award for
Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award 1962), Two and Two
Make Six, Diamond Head, Bebo's Girl, Kings of the Sun, Flight
From Ashiya, 633 Squadron, McGuire Go Home! (The High Bright
Sun), Is Paris Burning?, The Young Girls of Rochefort, The Big
Cube, The Day the Hot. Line Got Hot, Why Not Stay for Breakfast?,
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again, Pale Blood.
TELEVISION: Movie: Return to Fantasy Island. Specials: You're
the Top, Highways of Melody, Kismet, Notorious Woman (PBS),
Bourne to Dance. Mini-series: Les Filles du Lido. Series: Dallas
(1985-86), Superboy, Santa Barbara.
to Ride (A Fine Romance), To Be the Best, The Way to Dusty
Death, Dead Man's Island, Home Song, Judge John Deed:
Exacting Justice, Trance. Mini-series: Johnson County War, La
CHAMBERLAIN, RICHARD
Actor. r.n. George Richard Chamberlain. b. Los Angeles, CA,
March 31, 1935. Studied voice, LA Conservatory of Music 1958;
acting with Jeff Corey. Founding mem. City of Angels, LA Theater
Femme. Musketeer. Series: The Regiment, The Duchess of Duke
Street, Dynasty, A Fine Romance, Tales From the Crypt, Johnson
County War, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Judge John Deed.
Company. Became TV star in Dr. Kildare series, 1961-66. Founded
prod. co. Cham Enterprises. Had hit record Three. Stars Will Shine
Tonight (theme from Dr Kildare) in 1962.
Souvenir, The Lady and the Highwayman, Tears in the Rain, Ticket
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THEATRE: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Night of the Iguana, Fathers &
Sons, Blithe Spirit, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady.
PICTURES: The Secret of the Purple Reef (debut, 1960), A
Thunder of Drums, Twilight of Honor, Joy in the Morning, Petulia,
The Madwoman of Chaillot, Julius Caesar, The Music Lovers,
Lady Caroline Lamb, The Three Musketeers, The Towering
Inferno, The Four Musketeers, The Slipper and the Rose, The
Swarm, The Last Wave, Murder by Phone (Bells), King Solomon's
Mines, Alan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold, The Return of
the Musketeers (tv in U.S.), Bird of Prey, The Pavillion, Strength
and Honour, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
TELEVISION: Movies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the
Belles, The Count of Monte Cristo (Emmy nom. 1975), The Man
the
in
Iron Mask, Cook and Perry: The Race to
the Pole,
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (Emmy nom. Golden Globe nom.
1985), Casanova, Aftermath: A Test of Love, The Night of the
Hunter, Ordeal in the Arctic, The Thorn Birds: The Missing Year,
All the Winters that Have Been. Mini-series: Centennial (Golden
Globe nom. 1980), Shogun (Emmy nom. Golden Globe Award
1981), The Thorn Birds (Emmy nom. Golden Globe Award 1983),
Dream West, The Bourne Identity (Golden Globe nom. 1989), Too
Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, Blackbeard. Series: Dr.
Kildare, Island Son (also co -exec. prod.) Host: The Astronomers.
Specials: Hamlet, Portrait of a Lady, The Woman I Love, The
Lady's Not for Burning, Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (narr.).
Guest: More than 75 appearances.
CHAMBERS, EVERETT
Producer, Writer, Director. b. Montrose, CA; Aug. 19, 1926. e.
New School For Social Research, Dramatic Workshop, N.Y.
Entered industry as actor; worked with Fred Coe as casting dir.
and dir., NBC, 1952-57.5 Emmy nom. for The NBC Mystery Movie
(series). Author: Producing TV Movies.
PICTURES: Actor: Too Late Blues. Writer: Tess of the Storm
Country, Run Across the River, The Kiss (short; dir: Acad. Award
nom.), The Lollipop Cover (also prod., dir.; Academy Award,
Chicago Film Fest.), Private Duty Nurses, A Girl to Kill For.
TELEVISION: Movies: Beverly Hills Madam, A Matter of Sex
(exec. prod., 1985 Christopher & A.W.R.T. Awards), Will There
Really Be a Morning?, Berlin Tunnel 21 (spry. prod.), Night Slaves
(also writer), Moon of the Wolf, Trouble Comes to Town, The Great
American Beauty Contest, Can Ellen Be Saved? (also writer),
Jigsaw John, Street Killing, Nero Wolfe, Twin Detectives (also
writer), The Girl Most Likely to..., Sacrifice the Queen, Paris
Conspiracy, Family Secret, Incident in a Small Town (spy. prod.).
Co -writer: The Perfect Town for Murder, Last Chance (pilot).
Series: Producer: Johnny Staccato (also writer), Target the
Corrupters, The Dick Powell Theatre, The Lloyd !Bridges Show
(also writer), Peyton Place, Columbo, Future Cop, Timeslip (exec.
prod., writer), Lucan (also writer), Airwolf, Partners in Crime, Rin
Tin Tin K-9 Cop (also creative consultant).
CHAMPION, MARGE
Dancer, Actress, Choreographer. rn. Marjorie Celeste Belcher.
b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2, 1919. e. Los Angeles public schools.
Father was Ernest Belcher, ballet master. Was model for Snow
White for Disney's animated feature. Debuted in films as Marjorie
Bell. Made debut in 1947, with former husband Gower Champion
as dancing team; team was signed by MGM; voted Star of
Tomorrow, 1952. Received Lifetime Achievement award from the
American Dance Foundation, 1997.
THEATRE: Blossom Time, Student Prince (LA Civic Opera), Dark
of the Moon. Beggar's Holiday (NY), 3 for Tonight (NY), Invitation
to a March (tour). Director: Stepping Out, Lute Song (Berkshire
Theatre Fest, 1989), She Loves Me, No No Nanette.
PICTURES: Honor of the West (debut, 1939), The Story of
Vernon and Irene Castle, Sorority House, Mr. Music, Show Boat,
Lovely to Look At, Everything I Have Is Yours, Give a Girl a Break,
Three for the Show, Jupiter's Darling, The Swimmer, The Party,
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County. Choreographer only:
The Day of the Locust, Whose Life Is It Anyway?.
TELEVISION: Movie; Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (choreographer; Emmy Award, 1975), When the Circus Came to Town. Miniseries: The Awakening Land, Ike (choreographer, UK), Masada.
Series: Admiral Broadway Revue, Marge and Gower Champion
Show.
CHAN, JACKIE
Actor, Director, Writer. rn. Chan Kwong-Sang. b. Hong Kong,
Apr. 7, 1954. Trained in acrobatics, mime and martial arts at
Peking Opera Sch. Was child actor in several films; later became
stuntman before being launched as action star by prod.-dir. Lo
Wei.
PICTURES: Little Tiger From Canton, New Fist of Fury, Shaolin
Wooden Men, To Kill With Intrigue, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow,
Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin, Magnificent Bodyguards,
Drunken Master (Drunk Monkey in the Tiger's Eyes), Spiritual
Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Dragon Fist, The Young Master
(also dir., co-s.p.), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, The Big Brawl, The
Cannonball Run, Dragon Lord (also dir., co-s.p.), Winners and
Sinners, The Fearless Hyena Part 2, Cannonball Run II, Project
A (also co-dir., co-s.p.), Wheels on Meals, My Lucky Stars, The
Protector, Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, Heart of the Dragon (First
Mission), Police Story (also dir, co-s.p.), Armour of God (also dir,
co-s.p.), Project A Part 2 (also dir, co-s.p.), Dragons Forever,
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Police Story II (also dir, co-s.p.), Mr. Canton and Lady Rose
Miracle; also dir., co-s.p.), Armour of God
Operation Condor
(also dir., co-s.p.), Island of Fire, Twin Dragons, Police Story
Super Cop (also dir, co-s.p.), City Hunter, Crime Story, Project S,
Drunken Master II, Rumble in the Bronx, Thunderbolt, First Strike,
Burn Hollywood Burn, Mr. Nice Guy, Rush Hour, Who Am I? (also
dir., s.p.), Gorgeous (also exec. prod.), Shanghai Noon (also prod.),
The Accidental Spy, Rush Hour 2, The Tuxedo, Shanghai Knights,
Chin gei bin, The Medallion, Around the World in 80 Days (also
prod.), Rush Hour 3, Rice Rhapsody (exec. prod.), Time Breaker,
Joe's Last Chance, The Myth, House of Fury (exec. prod.), Rob -B Hood (also writer and stunt coord, 90 Mins, Kung Fu Panda (voice),
Rush Hour 3. Guest: More than 66 appearances.
CHANNING, CAROL
Actress. b. Seattle, WA, Jan. 31, 1921. e. Bennington Coll.
THEATRE: B'way: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lend an Ear
(Theatre World Award), Hello Dolly! (Tony Award, 1964), Show
Girl, Lorelei. Tour: Legends.
PICTURES: Paid in Full (debut, 1950), The First Traveling
Saleslady, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Academy Award nom.;
Golden Globe Award 1968), Skidoo, Shinbone Alley (voice), Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (cameo), Happily Ever After
(voice), Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina (voice), Edie &
Pen, The Line King: Al Hirschfeld, Homo Heights, The Brave Little
Toaster Goes to Mars (voice), Broadway: Golden Age by the
Legends Who Were There.
TELEVISION: Movies: Free to Be...You & Me (voice), Alice in
Wonderland, JFK: The Day the Nation Cried (TV documentary)
Series: Where's Waldo? (voice), The Addams Family (voice,
1992). Specials: Svengali and the Blonde, Three Men on a Horse,
Crescendo, The Carol Channing Special. Guest: More than 70
appearances.
CHANNING, STOCKARD
Actress. En. Susan Williams Antonia Stockard. b. New York, NY,
Feb. 13, 1944. e. Radcliffe Coll., B.A., 1965. With Theatre Co. of
Boston, experimental drama company, 1967.
THEATRE: Two Gentlemen of Verona, No Hard Feelings, Vanities
(Mark Taper Forum, LA), They're Playing Our Song, The Lady
and the Clarinet, Golden Age, The Rink, Joe Egg (Tony Award,
1985), Love Letters, Woman in Mind, House of Blue Leaves, Six
Degrees of Separation, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun.
PICTURES: The Hospital (debut, 1971), Up the Sandbox, The
Fortune (Golden Globe nom. 1976), The Big Bus, Sweet Revenge,
Grease, The Cheap Detective, The Ash That Saved Pittsburgh,
Safari 3000, Without
Club, A Time of
Destiny, Staying Together, Meet the Applegates, Married to It, Six
Degrees of Separation (Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom.
1994), Bitter Moon, Smoke, To Wong Foo-Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Up Close and Personal, Moll Flanders, Edie and Pen,
The First Wives Club, Practical Magic, Baby Dance (Emmy nom.,
Golden Globe nom. 1999), Twilight, Lulu on the Bridge (voice),
Practical Magic, Isn't She Great, The Venice Project, Where the
Heart Is, The Business of Strangers, Life or Something Like It,
Behind the Red Door, Le Divorce, Anything Else, Loggerheads, Must
Love Dogs, 3 Needles, Sparkle, The Joy of Funerals (dir prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Girl Most Likely To..., Lucan, Silent
Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story, Not My Kid, The Room Upstairs,
Echoes in the Darkness Emmy nom. 1988), The Perfect Witness
(Emmy nom. 1990), David's Mother, An Unexpected Family
(Emmy nom. 1997), Lily Dale, The Prosecutors, An Unexpected
Life, The Baby Dance (Emmy nom. 1999), The Truth About Jane,
The Piano Man's Daughter, The Confessions of an Ugly
Stepsister, The Matthew Shepard Story (Emmy Award 2002),
Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Jack (Emmy Award 2005). Mini-series: A
Girl Thing. Series: Stockard Channing in Just Friends, The
Stockard Channing Show, Batman Beyond (voice), Out of
Practice (Emmy nom. 2006), The West Wing (Emmy Award 2002,
5 more nom.), Walking With Beasts (voice). Special: Tidy Endings.
Guest: More than 74 appearances.
CHAPEK, ROBERT
Executive. e. B.S. degree, Indiana University. M.B.A., Michigan
State University, 1984. Before joining The Walt Disney Company,
Chapek held brand management positions in the packaged goods
industry with the H.J. Heinz Company and in the advertising business with J. Walter Thompson. He joined Disney's Buena Vista
Home Entertainment (BVHE) in May 1993 as director of marketing
and held several titles in marketing until his promotion to president
of BVHE in 2000. In a July 2006 corporate restructuring, The Walt
Disney Studios named Bob Chapek president of the new division,
Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment. He now oversees
international distribution and marketing of all the studio's films on
home entertainment platforms. Additionally, Chapek oversees the
development of various new technologies, including the high -definition Blu-ray Disc. He also is responsible for managing the supply
chain that delivers titles to retailers, as well as the development of
DVD programming and supplemental materials for Buena Vista
titles. Chapek is also currently the president of the Digital
Entertainment Group (formerly DVD Entertainment Group), an
industry association comprised of movie studios, the music industry, and consumer electronics hardware manufacturers. The group's
goal is to promote consumer awareness of the benefits of DVDvideo and DVD-audio.
CHA-CHA
CHAPIN, DOUG
Producer. Began career as actor; then switched to film production, making debut with When a Stranger Calls, 1979.
PICTURES: Pandemonium, American Dreamer, What's Love Got to
Do With It, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Passion of Ayn Rand
(co -exec.).
TELEVISION: Movies: All Lies End in Murder, Belle Starr, Missing
Pieces, Second Sight, When A Stranger Calls Back, The Corpse
Had a Familiar Face, Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva (exec.).
Series: Tim Conway's Funny America.
7, Won Ton Ton the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Warlords of
Atlantis, That's Entertainment III, Satin and Silk (video short).
TELEVISION: Movies: Portrait of an Escort, Swimsuit, Cinderella
Summer. Special: Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days, Gene Kelly:
Anatomy of a Dancer (tv documentary). Guest: More than 51
appearances.
CHARLES, MARIA
Actress. b. London, England, Sept. 22, 1929. Trained at RADA.
London stage debut 1946 in Pick Up Girl.
THEATRE: London: Women of Twilight, The Boy Friend, Divorce
Me Darling!, Enter A Free Man, They Don't Grow on Trees, Winnie
CHAPLIN, GERALDINE
Actress. b. Santa Monica, CA, July 31, 1944. e. Royal Ballet School,
London. Father was actor -director Charles Chaplin. Starred in over
20 European productions, including seven with Spanish filmmaker,
Carlos Saura. On NY stage in The Little Foxes.
PICTURES: Limelight (debut, 1952), Par un Beau Matin d'Ete, Doctor
Zhivago (Golden Globe nom. 1966), Andremo in Citta, A Countess
from Hong Kong, Stranger in the House (Cop -Out), Killed Rasputin,
I
Peppermint Frappe, Stres es Tres Tres, Honeycomb, Garden of
Delights, The Hawaiians, Sur un Arbre Perche, Z.P.G. (Zero
Population Growth), Innocent Bystanders, La Casa sin Fronteras,
Ana and the Wolves, The Three Musketeers, Le Marriage a la Mode,
The Four Musketeers, Summer of Silence, Nashville (Golden Globe
nom. 1976), Elisa My Love, Noroit, Buffalo Bill and the Indians or
Sitting Bull's History Lesson, Welcome to L A., Cria, In Memorium,
Une Page d'Amour, Roseland, Remember My Name, Los Ojos
Vendados, The Masked Bride, L'Adoption, A Wedding, The Mirror
Crack'd, Le Voyage en Douce, Bolero, Life Is a Bed of Roses, Love
on the Ground, The Moderns, White Mischief, Mama Turns 100,
I
Want to Go Home, The Children, Buster's Bedroom, Chaplin (Golden
Globe nom. 1993), The Age of Innocence, Words Upon the Window
Pane, Home for the Holidays, Jane Eyre, Crimetime, The Eyes of
Asia, Mother Theresa: In the Name of God's Poor, Cousin Bette, To
Walk with Lions, The Last Days of Switzerland, Just Run, Faces of
the Moon, The City of No Limits, Talk to Her, The Bridge of San Luis
Rey, Disappearances, Bloodrayne, Heidi, Oculto, Teresa, muerte y
vida, Miguel and William, Los Totenwackers, El Orfanato, Parc
,
Boxes, Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo.
TELEVISION: Movies: The House of Mirth, The Corsican Brothers,
Duel of Hearts, Gulliver's Travels, The Odyssey, Mary, Mother of
Jesus, Winter Solstice, A Christmas Carol, Marple: Sleeping Murder,
Les Aventuriers des mers du Sud. Mini-series: The Word, In the
Beginning, Dinotopia. Specials: My Cousin Rachel, A Foreign Field,
XVII premios Goya. Documentaries: Unknown Chaplin, Charlie
Chaplin: The Forgotten Years, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles
Chaplin.
CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
Cinematographer, Director. b. New York, NY, Nov. 21, 1935. m.
writer-dir Amy Jones. Early career in N.Y. area working on documentaries before becoming camera operator for cinematographer Gordon
Willis on The Godfather, Klute, End of the Road, The Landlord. Also
camera operator on Jaws.
PICTURES: Cinematographer: The Last Detail, White Dawn, Taxi
Driver, The Front, The Next Man, Fingers, The. Last Waltz, Invasion
of the Body Snatchers, Hardcore, The Wanderers, Raging. Bull
(Academy Award nom. 1981), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Personal
Best, The Man With Two Brains, Shoot to Kill, Scrooged,
Ghostbusters II, Quick Change, Kindergarten Cop, Whispers in the
Dark, Rising Sun, The Lost Boys, The Fugitive (Academy Award
nom. 1994), Primal Fear, Space Jam, Six Days Seven Nights, The
Story of Us, The White River Kid, The Watcher, Evolution, Eulogy,
Suspect Zero, Hoot, Bridge to Terabithia. Director: All the Right
Moves, The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Viking Sagas (also s.p.).
TELEVISION: Death Be Not Proud, King, Gotham, Third Degree
Burn (actor). Dir: The Annihilator (pilot). Mini-series: King.
the Pooh, Jack the Ripper, The Matchmaker, Measure for
Measure, Annie (1979-80), Fiddler on the Roof, Steaming, Peer
Gynt, The Lower Depths, When We Are Married, Follies, Party
Piece, School for Scandal, Driving Miss Daisy, Hay Fever, Blithe
Spirit. Dir: Owl and the Pussycat. Dir./prod.: The Boy Friend, 40,
Starting Here Starting Now.
PICTURES: Folly To Be Wise, The Deadly Affair, Eye of the Devil,
Great Expectations, The Return of the Pink Panther, Cuba,
VictorNictoria, Antonia and Jane, Savage Hearts, The Fool, Dear
Wendy, In Your Dreams.
TELEVISION: Movies: Pollyanna, The Likes of 'Er, The Moon and
the Yellow River, Down Our Street, Easter Passion, Nicholas
Nickleby, The Voice of the Turtle, The Fourth Wall, The Good Old
Days, Turn Out the Lights, Angel Pavement, The Ugliest Girl in Town,
Other Peoples Houses, The Prince and the Pauper, Crown Court,
Bar Mitzvah Boy, La Ronde, Shine of Harvey Moon, Sheppey, La
Ronde, Brideshead Revisited, The Fallout Guy, Lovejoy, Anna, Oliver
Twist, Crime and Punishment, Cor Blimey. Mini-series: Country
Matters, A Perfect Spy, Great Expectations, The 10th Kingdom.
Series: Crossroads, Whoops Apocalypse, Never the Twain, Thomas
and Sarah, Agony, Secret Army, Seven Faces of Woman, Dream
Stuffing, Agony Again, Bad Girls, Coronation Street.
CHARTOFF, ROBERT
Producer. b. New York, NY, Aug. 26, 1933. e. Union College,
A.B.; Columbia U., LL.B. Met Irwin Winkler through mutual client at
William Morris Agency (N.M.) and established Chartoff-Winkler
Prods. Currently pres., Chartoff Prods., Inc.
PICTURES: Double Trouble, Point Blank, The Split, They Shoot
Horses Don't They?, The Strawberry Statement, Leo the Last,
Believe in Me, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, The New
Centurions, Up the Sandbox, The Mechanic, Thumb Tripping,
Busting, The Gambler, S*P"Y*S, Breakout, Nickelodeon, Rocky
(Academy Award 1977), New York New York, Valentino, Comes a
Horseman, Uncle Joe Shannon, Rocky II, Raging Bull (Academy
Award nom. 1981), True Confessions, Rocky III, The Right Stuff
(Academy Award nom. 1984), Rocky IV, Beer, Rocky V, Straight
Talk, In My Country, Ender's Game, Rocky Balboa (exec. prod.).
CHASE, BRANDON
Producer, Director. b. March 17, 1929. President MPA Feature
Films, Inc.; newscaster -news director NBC-TV 1952-57. Executive
director Mardi Gras Productions, Inc. and member of Board of
Directors. Now pres., Group I Films, Ltd., and VI. Prods., Ltd.
PICTURES: The Dead One, The Sinner and the Slave Girl,
Bourbon Street Shadows, Verdict. Homicide, Face of Fire, Four for
the Morgue, Mission To Hell, The Wanton, Harlow, Girl In Trouble,
Threesome, Wild Cargo, Alice in Wonderland, The Models, The
Four of Us, Against All Odds, The. Giant Spider Invasion, House of
1000 Pleasures, The Rogue, Eyes of Dr. Chaney, Alligator, Crash!,
Take All of Me, The Psychic, UFOs Are Real, The Actresses, The
Sword and the Sorcerer, Alligator II: The Mutation.
TELEVISION: Wild Cargo (series prod.-dir); This Strange and
Wondrous World (prod.-dir.), Linda Evans: Secrets to Stay Young
Forever.
TELEVISION: Movies: Disaster at Silo 7, Desperado: Badlands
Justice, One Special Night. Series: Crime Story. Pilots: C.A.T.
CHASE, CHEVY
Actor. r.n. Cornelius Crane Chase. b. New York, NY, Oct. 8, 1943.
e. Bard Coll.; B.A. Studied audio research at CCS Institute.
Worked as writer for Mad Magazine, 1969. Teamed with Kenny
Shapiro and Lane Sarasohn while still in school to collaborate on
material for underground TV, which ultimately became off-offBroadway show and later movie called Groove Tube. Co -wrote
and starred in Saturday Night Live on TV, winning 2 Emmys as
continuing single performance by a supporting actor and as writer
Squad, Dakota's Way.
for show.
CHARBONNEAU, PATRICIA
Actress. b. Valley Stream, Long Island, NY, 1959. Stage appearances with Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY Also in NY in My
Sister in This House.
PICTURES: Desert Hearts, Manhunter, Stalking Danger, Call Me,
Paranoia, Shakedown, Brain Dead, Captive, The Owl, K2,
Portraits of a Killer, Kiss the. Sky, She's All That.
CHARISSE, CYD
Dancer, Actress. r.n. Tula Ellice Finklea. b. Amarillo, TX, March 8,
1921. e. Hollywood Prof. Sch. m. Tony Martin, singer. Toured U.S.
& Europe with Ballet Russe starting at age 13. Began in films as
bit player using the name Lily Norwood. Signed contract with
MGM in 1946. Named Star of Tomorrow 1948.
PICTURES: Something to Shout About (debut, 1943; billed as Lily
Norwood), Mission to Moscow; Ziegfeld Follies (1st film billed as
Cyd Charisse), The Harvey Girls, Three Wise Fools, Till the
Clouds Roll By, Fiesta, Unfinished Dance, On an Island with You,
Words and Music, Kissing Bandit, Tension, East Side West Side,
Mark of the Renegade, Wild North, Singin in the Rain, Sombrero,
The Band Wagon, Brigadoon, Deep in My Heart, It's Always Fair
Weather, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Silk Stockings (Golden Globe
nom. 1958), Twilight for the Gods, Party Girl, Five Golden Hours,
Black Tights, Two Weeks in Another Town, The Silencers, Maroc
PICTURES: The Groove Tube (debut, 1974), Tunnelvision, Foul
Play (2 Golden Globe nom. 1979), Caddyshack, Oh Heavenly
Dog, Seems Like Old Times, Under the Rainbow, Modern
Problems, National Lampoon's Vacation, Deal of the Century,
Fletch, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Sesame Street
Presents Follow That Bird (cameo), Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!,
The Couch Trip (cameo), Funny Farm, Caddyshack II, Fletch
Lives, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, L.A. Story
(cameo), Nothing But Trouble, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Hero
(unbilled), Last Action Hero (cameo), Cops and Robbersons, Man
of the House, Vegas Vacation, Dirty Work, Snow Day, Unleashed,
Vacuums, Orange County, Pete's a Pizza, The Karate Dog (voice),
Goose on the Loose, Doogal (voice), Bad Meat, Ellie Parker,
Funny Money, Zoom.
TELEVISION: Movie: America's Most Terrible Things. Mini-series:
The Hamptons. Series: The Smothers Brothers Show (WGA nom.
1976), Saturday Night Live 2 Emmy Awards, 2 other nom.), The
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CHA-CHE
Chevy Chase Show. Special: Added Attractions: The Hollywood
Shorts Story (voice), The Paul Simon Special (Emmy Award for
writing, 1978). Guest: More than 77 appearances.
CHASE, STANLEY
Producer. b. Brooklyn, NY, May 3. e. NYU, B.A.; Columbia U, postgraduate. m. actress/artist Dorothy Rice. Began career as assoc.
prod. of TV show Star Time; story dept., CBS -TV; then produced
plays Off-B'way and on B'way, winner Tony and Obie awards for
The Threepenny Opera. Joined ABC-TV as dir in chg. programming; prod., Universal Pictures & TV; exec. consultant,
Metromedia Producers Org.; prod. & exec. Alan Landsburg
Productions. Formed Stanley Chase Productions, Inc. in 1975,
which heads as president.
THEATRE: B'way Producer: The Potting Shed, The Cave
nom. 1999), A Lesson Before Dying (Emmy nom. 1999), Things
Behind the Sun (Emmy nom. 2002), Fail Safe, Make Your Own
Superbowl Ad. Series: The Golden Palace, Picket Fences, ER.
Guest: More than 73 appearances.
CHELSOM, PETER
Director, Writer. b. Blackpool, England, April 20, 1956. Studied
acting at London's Central School of Drama. Acted with Royal
Shakespeare Co., Royal Natl. Theatre, Royal Court Theatre. Dir.
at Central School of Drama, taught acting at Actors Ints. and at
Cornell Univ. Wrote and directed short film Treacle for Channel
4/British Screen. Director of many tv commercials in U.K. and U.S.
PICTURES: Hear My Song (dir., story, co-s.p.), Funny Bones (dir.,
co -prod., co-s.p.), The Mighty, Town and Country, Serendipity
(dir.), Shall We Dance? (dir.), Tulip Fever (dir., prod.) The Food of
Dwellers, A Moon for the Misbegotten, European Tour: Free and
Easy. Off -Sway: The Threepenny Opera.
PICTURES: The Hell with Heroes, Colossus: The Forbin Project,
Welcome to Blood City, High-Ballin', Fish Hawk, The Guardian,
Mack the Knife.
TELEVISION: Movies: Inside Danny Baker (pilot), Al Capp special
(prod., writer), Happily Ever After (pilot; prod., writer), Bob Hope
Presents the Chrysler Theatre series, Jigsaw (pilot), Fear on Trial
Love.
(Emmy nom. 1976), Courage of Kavik: The Wolf Dog (exec.
CHEN, JOAN
Actress, Director. r.n. Chen Chung. b. Shanghai, China, April 26,
1961. Studied acting with actress Zhang Rei Fang at Shanghai
Film Studio. Debuted as teenager in Chinese films. Moved to U.S.
prod.), An American Christmas Carol, Grace Kelly, The Guardian.
in 1981.
TELEVISION: Movies/Actor: Cream in My Coffee, Intensive Care,
An Englishman Abroad, Star Quality. Mini-series: A Woman of
Substance, Sorrell & Son.
PICTURES: Little Flower Awakening, Dim Sum: A Little Bit of
CHAUDHRI, AMIN QAMAR
Heart, Tai -Pain, The Last Emperor, Turtle Beach, When Sleeping
Executive, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor. b.
Punjab, India, April 18,.1942. e. Hampstead Polytechnic, London,
City U. of New York. Pres., Filmart Enterprises Ltd. & Filmart
Ltd., Pres./CEO, Continental Film Group Ltd. Pres./CEO,
Continental Entertainment Group, Ltd., Heron Int'l. Pictures, Ltd.
PICTURES: Director: Kashish, Khajuraho, Eternal, Urvasi,
Konarak, The Land of Buddha. Producer: Night Visitors, Diary of
a Hit Man, The Master Mechanic. ProducerlDirector Once Again,
An Unremarkable Life, Tiger Warsaw, The Last Day of School,
Gunga Din, Golden Chute, Wings of Grey, Call It Sleep, The
Cinematography: Right On, Sweet Vengeance, The
Hopefuls, The Wicked Die Slow, Who Says Can't Ride a
Rainbow, Black Rodeo, Medium Is the Message, Death of a
Dunbar Girl, Kashish, The Last Day of School. Writer: Seventh
Bookie.
Dogs Lie, Night Stalker, Heaven and Earth, Golden Gate, On
Deadly Ground, Deadlock, The Hunted, Red Rose/White Rose,
Judge Dredd, The Wild Side (also assoc. prod.), Precious Find,
Purple Storm, What's Cooking, Avatar, Jasmine, Sunflower,
Saving Face, Tonight at Noon, The Home Song Stories, K -Town
Super Frog, Lust, Caution. DirectorlWriter: Xiu Xiu: The Sent
Down Girl (also exec. prod.), Autumn in New York (dir.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Twin Peaks, Wedlock, Steel Justice
Shadow of a Stranger, In a Class of His Own. Mini-series: Race
for the Bomb, Conspiracy of Silence. Series: Twin Peaks, Children
of the Dragon.
I
Veil (2000).
TELEVISION: Movies: Once Again. Reflections of India (prod.dir.),
Wild Wild East (camera), Nehru (edit.), Medium is the
Message (photog.), America... Amerika (prod., dir.).
CHAYKIN, MAURY
Actor. b. Brooklyn, NY, July 27, 1949. e. Univ. of Buffalo. Formed
theatre co. Swamp Fox; later acted with Buffalo rep. co., Public
Theatre in NY. Moved to Toronto in 1980.
PICTURES: The Kidnapping of the President, Death Hunt, Soup
for One, Of Unknown Origin, Harry and Son, Highpoint, Mrs.
Soffel, Turk 182!, Meatballs III, The Bedroom Window, Wild Thing,
Stars and Bars, Caribe, Iron Eagle II, Twins, Millenium, Breaking
In, Where the Heart
Is,
Mr Destiny, Dances With Wolves,
George's Island, My Cousin Vinny, Leaving Normal, The Adjuster,
Hero, Sommersby, Money for Nothing, Josh and S.A.M.,
Beethoven's 2nd, Camilla, Whale Music (Genie Award), Unstrung
Heroes, Devil in a Blue Dress, Cutthroat Island, Love and Death
on Long Island, Pale Saints, Strip Search, The Sweet Hereafter, A
Life Less Ordinary, Mouse Hunt, Jerry & Tom, Mystery Alaska,
Shegalla, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Entrapment,
Touched, Let the Devil Wear Black, What's Cooking, The Art of
War, Bartleby, Plan B, On Their Knees, Past Perfect, Owning
Mahoney, Whitecoats, Wilby Wonderful, Being Julia, Barry, Where
the Truth Lies, Heavens Fall, It's a Boy Girl Thing, Bull, The Koi
Keeper, The Dinner (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Riel, Jimmy B. & Andre, The Guardian,
Hockey Night, In Like Flynn, The Suicide Murders, Act of
Vengeance, Hot Paint, Split Images, Sugartime, If Looks Could
Kill: The John Hawkins Story, Keeping the Promise, Northern
Lights, Joan of Arc, Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery,
Varian's War, Bleacher Bums, Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales,
Crossed Over, Ruby Romaine Trailer Tales, Sex Traffic, The Hunt
for the BTK Killer, Elijah. Mini-series: Race for the Bomb,
Conspiracy of Silence. Series: Seeing Things, Oz, Emily of New
Moon, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Eureka (pilot). Special: Canada's
Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal Banks (Nellie Award). Guest: More
than 59 appearances.
CHEADLE, DON
Actor. b. Kansas City, Missouri, November 29, 1964.
PICTURES: Moving Violations, Hamburger Hill, Colors, Roadside
Prophets, The Meteor Man, Devil a Blue Dress, Things to Do in
Denver When You're Dead, Rosewood, Volcano, Boogie Nights,
Bulworth, Out of Sight, Wings Against the Wind, Mission to Mars,
The Family Man, Traffic, Things Behind the Sun, Manic,
Swordfish, Rush Hour 2, Ocean's Eleven, The United States of
Leland, Tishomongo Blues (also dir.), After the Sunset, Ocean's
Twelve, Hotel Rwanda (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe
nom. 2005), Crash (also prod.), Tishomingo Blues (also dir),
Empty City, The Dog Problem, Toussaint, Talk to Me, Ocean's
Thirteen, Reign Over Me.
TELEVISION: Movies: Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat"
Manigault, Lush Life, The Rat Pack (Golden Globe Award, Emmy
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CHER
Singer, Actress. r.n. Cherilyn Sarkisian. b. El Centro, CA, May 20,
1946. Began singing as backup singer for Crystals and Ronettes,
then with former husband, the late Sonny Bono in 1965; first hit
record I Got You Babe, sold 3 million copies. Made two films and
then debuted nightclub musical -comedy act in 1969. CBS comedy -variety series started as summer show in 1971; became regular series the following December. NY stage debut: Come Back to
the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean (1982).
PICTURES: Wild on the Beach (debut, 1965), Good Times,
Chastity, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy
Dean (Golden Globe nom. 1983), Silkwood (Academy Award
nom.; Golden Globe Award 1984), Mask (Cannes Award, Golden
Globe nom. 1986), The Witches of Eastwick, Suspect,
Moonstruck (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award 1988),
Mermaids, The Player, Ready to Wear (Pret-e-Porter), Faithful,
Tea with Mussolini, Detroit Rock City, Mayor of Sunset Strip (doc-
umentary), Stuck on You (as herself), A Walk on the Moon
(singer), In the Pink, Me Without You (singer), Be Cool (singer),
Lords of Dogtown (singer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Sonny & Cher: Nitty Gritty Hour (co -host),
If These Walls Could Talk (also dir.; Golden Globe nom. 1997),
Mame, Soldier's Girl (singer), Series: Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
(4 Emmy nom. 1971-74), Cher (Emmy nom.1975), The Sonny and
Cher Show (1976-77). Specials: Cher, Cher... Special, Cher and
Other Fantasies, Cher: A Celebration at Caesar's Palace, Cher:
Live in Concert from Las Vegas (Emmy nom. 2000), Cher at the
Mirage, The Grand Opening of Euro Disney, Comic Relief: Behind
the Nose, Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life, AFI's
100 Years...100 Movies, 26th Annual American Music Awards,
VH1 Divas Live, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars, I Love Lucy's 50th
Anniversary Special, The Royal Variety Performance 2001,
National Lottery Christmas Cracker, Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute,
Cher: The Farewell Tour (Emmy Award 2003). Guest: More than
134 appearances.
CHERMAK, CY
Producer, Writer. b. Bayonne, NJ, Sept. 20, 1929. e. Brooklyn
Coll., Ithaca Coll.
PICTURES: 4D Man (s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movie: Murder at the World Series (prod., s.p.),
Rescuers: Stories of Courage/Two Couples (s.p.; WGA nom.
1999). Series: Writer, prod., exec. prod.: Ironside (3 Emmy nom.
1969, 1970, 1971), The Virginian, The New Doctors, Amy
Prentiss, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Barbary Coast, CHIPS.
CHERNIN, PETER
Executive. Began career as assoc. publicity director, St. Martin's
Press; editor, Warner Books. v.p. of development & prod., David
Gerber Co.; exec. v.p., programming & mktg., Showtime/The
Movie Channel, Inc.; president & COO, Lorimar Film
Entertainment; President of Fox from 1989-1992. Chmn. of
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from 1992-1994. Chmn.
& CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment, 1994-96. Since 1996, director,
president and COO of The News Corporation Limited, Rupert
Murdoch's global media and entertainment organization; also
CHE-CHR
CEO of NAI since '96. Since 1998, a director, president and COO
of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. Chernin is a director for the following organizations: Gemstar-TV Guide since April 2002;
Wife and Death, Victory at Entebbe, Little Ladies of the Night,
Roots (Emmy nom. 1977 co-dir.), Danger in Paradise, Holocaust
(Emmy Award, DGA Award 1978), Hollow Image, King Crab,
2006; Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria since May 2006; Malaria No More (also nonprofit group)
since 2006; Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation in 2007.
He is also a commission member of the California Commission for
Jobs and Economic Growth.
Award as prod., 1986), The Deliberate Stranger (also prod.),
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (Emmy nom. 1987, also prod.),
DirecTV since 2003; American Express Company since Jan.
CHETWYND, LIONEL
Executive, Writer, Director. b. London, England, 1940. m.
actress Gloria Carlin. Emigrated to Canada, 1948. e. Sir George
Williams U., Montreal, BA, economics; BCL-McGill U., Montreal.
Graduate Work -Law, Trinity Coll. Oxford. Admitted to bar, Province
of Quebec, 1968. C.B.C., TV -Public Affairs and Talks, 1961-1965.
CTV network 1965-67. Controller commercial TV and film rights,
Expo '67. Freelance writer and consultant 1961-68. Asst. managing dir Columbia Pictures (U.K.) Ltd. London 1968-72. Asst. managing dir. Columbia -Warner UK, 1971. Story and book for musical
Maybe That's Your Problem, 1971-1973. Then Bleeding Great
Orchids (staged London, and Off-B'way). Also wrote The
American 1776, official U.S. Bicentennial film and We the
People/200 Constitutional Foundation. In 2001, appointed by
President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Committee
on the Arts and Humanities. Former mem. of NYU grad. film sch.
faculty, lecturer on screenwriting at Frederick Douglass Ctr.
Harlem. Member of Canadian Bar Association. Served on bd. of
gov., Commission on Battered Children, and the Little League.
PICTURES: Director and/or Writer: The Apprenticeship of Duddy
Kravitz (Acad. Award nom. 1975), Morning Comes, Two Solitudes
(also prod., Grand Award Salonika), Quintet, The Hanoi Hilton,
The Hot Touch, The Resurrection (also prod.). Documentaries:
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents, Celsius
41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die.
TELEVISION: Producer and/or Writer: Johnny We Hardly Knew
Ye (George Washington Honor Medal, Freedom Fdn.),
It
Happened One Christmas, Goldenrod, A Whale for the Killing,
Miracle on Ice (Christopher Award), Escape From Iran: The
Canadian Caper, Sadat (NAACP Image Award), Children in the
Crossfire, To Heal a Nation (also exec. prod.), Evil in Clear River
(exec. prod. only, Christopher Award), So Proudly We Hail (also
exec. prod.), The Godfather Wars, The Heroes of Desert Storm,
Reverse Angle (also exec. prod.), Doom's Day Gun, The Bible...
Moses, The Bible... Jacob, The Bible... Joseph (Emmy award),
Falling From the Sky: Flight 174, The Man Who Captured
Eichmann, Kissinger & Nixon (also exec. prod.), Human Bomb,
The Color of Justice, Ruby Ridge An American Tragedy, National
Desk, Net Force, P.T. Barnum, Varian's War, DC 9/11: Time of
Attica (Emmy Award, 1980), Inside the Third Reich (Emmy Award,
DGA Award 1982), My Body My Child, The Nairobi Affair, I Was
a Mail Order Bride, Robert Kennedy and His Times, Evita Peron
(Emmy nom. 1981, also prod.), Peter the Great (also prod.; Emmy
Billionaire Boys Club (2 Emmy nom.; DGA nom. 1988, also spy.
prod.), Angel in Green, I'll Be Home for Christmas (also prod.),
Brotherhood of the Rose (also prod.), Telling Secrets, Strauss
Dynasty (also prod.), Hurricane Andrew (also prod.), Catherine
the Great (also prod.). Series: The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke,
Star Trek, Then Came Bronson.
CHONG, RAE DAWN
Actress, Director, Producer. b. Edmonton Alta, Canada, Feb.
28, 1961. Father is director -comedian Tommy Chong. Debut at 12
in The Whiz Kid of Riverton (TV). B'way debut 1991 in Oh Kay!
PICTURES: Stony Island (debut, 1978), Quest for Fire, Beat
Street, The Corsican Brothers, Choose Me, Fear City, City Limits,
American Flyers, Commando, The Color Purple, Soul Man, The
Squeeze, The Principal, Walking After Midnight, Tales From the
Darkside, Far Out Man, The Borrower, Amazon, Chaindance,
Time Runner, When the Party's Over, In Exile, Boulevard, Boca,
Hideaway, The Break, Starlight, Mask of Death, Waiting for the Man,
Goodbye America, Highball, Small Time, Valentine's Day, Dangerous
Attraction, The Visit, Cursed Part 3 (dir., exec. prod., writer), Max
Havoc: Ring of Fire, Solitaire.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Top of the Hill, Badge of the Assassin,
Curiosity Kills, Prison Stories: Women on the Inside, Father &
Son: Dangerous Relations, Thing I Forgot to Remember, The Alibi,
Protector, Valentine's Day, For Hope, Deadly Skies. Series:
Nitecap, Mysterious Ways, Zoe Busiek: Wild Card.
CHONG, TOMMY
Actor, Writer, Director. b. Edmonton, Alta., Canada, May 24,
1938. Daughter is actress Rae Dawn Chong. Was guitar player
with various Canadian rhythm and blues combinations, before
teaming with Richard (Cheech) Marin in improvisational group.
Has made comedy recordings.
PICTURES: Up in Smoke, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also
co-s.p.), Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams (also dir, co-s.p.),
Things Are Tough All Over, It Came from Hollywood, Still Smokin',
Yellowbeard, The Corsican Brothers (also dir., s.p.), After Hours,
Tripwire (cameo), Far Out Man (also dir., s.p.), The Spirit of 76,
Crisis, Ike: Countdown to D -Day (Emmy nom. 2004).
FernGully (voice), National Lampoon's Senior Trip, McHale's Navy,
Best Buds (also s.p., exec. prod.), Half Baked (actor), Secret Agent
420, The Wash, High Times Potluck, You'll Never Wiez In This Town
CHEUNG, MAGGIE
Actress. b. Hong Kong, Sept. 20, 1964. Extensive work in Hong
Chinaman's Chance.
TELEVISION: Trial and Error (co -exec. prod.), That '70s Show.
Kong. Cinema.
PICTURES: Jackie Chan's Police Story, Happy Ghost 3, Kino
Countdown (cameo), The Game They Call Sex, Police Story 2,
Song of Exile, The Dragon from Russia, Heart Against Hearts
(cameo), The Banquet, Days of Being Wild, The Actress, Dragon
Inn, The Heroic Trio, Double Dragon, Police Story 3: Supercop,
Family Happiness, Chasing Boys, Moon Warriors, Heroic Trio 2:
Executioners, Seven Maidens, The Eagle Shooting Heroes,
Green Snake, Ashes of Time, Comrades: Almost a Love Story,
Irma Vep, Chinese Box, The Soong Sisters, Augustin: King of
Kung -Fu, Love at First Sight, In the Mood for Love, Chin hei man
bo, Hero, 2046, Clean.
CHINICH, MICHAEL
Producer. b. New York, NY. e. Boston U. Began career as casting
agent in N.Y.; moved to L.A. to join MCA -Universal Pictures as
executive in casting. Named head of feature film casting; then
prod. v.p.
PICTURES: Casting dir.: Dog Day Afternoon, Coal Miner's
Daughter, Animal House, Melvin and Howard, The Blues Brothers,
Mask, Midnight Run, Twins, Ghostbusters II, Kindergarten Cop,
Dave, Junior, The Late Shift, Father's Day, Six Days Seven Nights.
Exec. Prod.: Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of
Wonderful, Planes Trains and Automobiles (co -exec. prod.),
Commandments (prod.), Killing Me Softly (prod.), Deuce Bigalow:
European Gigolo (development exec.), Rob Schneider's Hard R.
CHOMSKY, MARVIN J.
Director, Producer. b. Bronx, NY, May 23, 1929. e. Syracuse U.,
B.S.; Stanford U., M.A. Started in theatre business at early age as
art dlr. with such TV credits as U.S. Steel Hour, Playhouse 90,
Studio One, etc. Later worked with Herbert Brodkin who advanced
him to assoc. prod. with such TV shows as The Doctors and The
Nurses. Brought to Hollywood in 1965 as assoc. prod. for Talent
Associates, producing series of TV pilots. Art dir.: The Bubble.
PICTURES: Evel Knievel, Murph the Surf, Mackintosh and T.J.,
Good Luck Miss Wycoff, Tank.
TELEVISION: Movies: Assault on the Wayne, Mongo's Back in
Town, Family Flight, Fireball Forward, Female Artillery, The
Magician, The F.B.I. Story: The F.B.I. Vs. Alvin Karpas, Mrs.
Sundance, Attack on Terror: The F.B.I. Vs. the Ku Klux Klan, Kate
McShane, Brink's: The Great Robbery, Law and Order, A Matter of
Again, Best Buds (also writer, exec. prod.), Secret Agent 420,
CHOW, RAYMOND
O.B.E. Producer. b. Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 1929. e. St. John's U.,
Shanghai. Worked for Hong Kong Standard; then joined the Hong
Kong office of the U.S. Information Service. In 1959 joined Shaw
Brothers as head of publicity, became head of production before
leaving in 1970 to start Golden Harvest to produce Chinese -language films in Hong Kong. Kung -fu films featuring Bruce Lee put
Harvest into intl. market. Started English -language films in 1977,
beginning with The Amsterdam Kill and The Boys in Company C.
Named Showman of the Year 1984 by NATO. Awarded O.B.E. in
1988.
PICTURES: Armour of God, The Big Boss (and subsequent
Bruce Lee films), The Cannonball Run (and Part II), High Road to
China, Lassiter, Miracles, ME Boo (a.k.a. The Private Eyes; and
many subsequent Michael Hui films), Painted Faces, Police Story
(and Part II), Project A (and Part II), Rouge, The Story of the
Flying Fox, Love on the Rooftops, A Show of Force, China O'Brien
(and Part II), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Part II), Lord of
East China Sea, The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus, Summer
Snow, Rumble in the Bronx, Lost & Found, Viva Erotica, The Stunt
Woman, Hold You Tight, The Soong Sisters, Kitchen, Portland
Street Blues, Gorgeous, Man Called Hero, Fly Me to Polaris,
Tokyo Raiders, Born to Be King, Skyline Cruisers, The Accidental
Spy, You Shoot I Shoot.
CHRISTIANSEN, ROBERT W.
Producer. b. Porterville, CA. e. Bakersfield Coll. Spent 3 years in
Marine Corps. Worked on Hollywood Reporter in circulation and
advertising. Joined Cinema Center Films; PA. on Monte Walsh and
Hail Hero. Co -produced first feature in 1970, Adam at Six A.M., with
Rick Rosenberg, with whom co -produced all credits listed. Exec.
Prod. for Chris/Rose Productions.
PICTURES: Adam at Six A.M., Hide in Plain Sight, Death Benefit,
Down in the Delta.
TELEVISION: Movies: Suddenly Single, The Glass House,
Gargoyles, A Brand New Life, The Man Who Could Talk to Kids,
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Emmy Award 1974),
I
Love You...Goodbye, Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, Born
Innocent, A Death in Canaan (Emmy nom. 1978), Strangers,
Robert Kennedy and His Times (Emmy nom. 1985), Kids Don't Tell,
As Summers Die, Gore Vidal's Lincoln (Emmy nom. 1988), Red
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Earth, White Earth, The Heist, A House of Secrets and Lies, The
Last Hit, Heart of Darkness, Tad, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P Long,
Redwood Curtain, Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of Schoolbus # 17,
Beyond the Call, Lost Treasure of Dos Santos, The Long Island
Incident, Twice Upon a Time, Home Invasion, The Crossing.
CHRISTIE, JULIE
Actress. b. Chukua, Assam, India, April 14, 1941. Father had tea
plantation in India. e. in Britian, at 16 studied art in France, then
attended Central Sch. of Music & Drama in London. 3 yrs. with
Frinton-on-Sea Rep., before TV debut in A for Andromeda.
Birmingham Rep.; Royal Shakespeare Co.; East European and
American tour. NY stage: Uncle Vanya. London stage: Old Times.
PICTURES: Crooks Anonymous (debut, 1962), Fast Lady, Billy
Liar, Young Cassidy, Darling (Academy Award, Golden Globe
nom. & BFA Award, 1965), Dr. Zhivago, Farenheit 451, Far From
the Madding Crowd, Petulia, In Search of Gregory, The Go Between, McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Academy Award nom. 1972),
Don't Look Now, Shampoo (Golden Globe nom. 1976), Nashville
(cameo), Demon Seed, Heaven Can Wait, Memoirs of a Survivor,
The Return of the Soldier, Heat and Dust, Golddiggers, Power,
Miss Mary, La Memoire tatouree (Secret Obsession), Fools of
Fortune, Dragonheart, Hamlet, Afterglow (NY Film Crits. Circle
Award, Best Actress, 1997; Academy Award nom. 1998),
Belphegor, Hermit of Amsterdam, No Such Thing, I'm With Lucy,
M. Barrie's Neverland, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban, Troy, Finding Neverland, The Secret Life of Words,
TELEVISION: Movies: Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert, The
Badge, Mr. Murder. Mini-series: Broken Trail (Golden Globe nom.
2007). Series: Wings, Ned and Stacey.
CILENTO, DIANE
Actress. b. Queensland, Australia, Oct. 5, 1933. e. Toowoomba.
Went to New York and finished schooling and then American
Acad. of Dramatic Art. First theatre job at 16; toured U.S. with
Barter Co.; returned to London and joined Royal Acad. of
Dramatic Art; several small parts and later repertory at
Manchester's Library Theatre.
THEATRE: London stage: Tiger at the Gates (also NY: Theatre
World Award), The Third Secret, The Four Seasons, The Bonne
Soup, Heartbreak House. NY: The Big Knife, Orpheus, Altona,
Castle in Sweden, Naked, Marys, I've Seen You Cut Lemons.
PICTURES: Wings of Danger (Dead on Course; debut, 1952),
Moulin Rouge, Meet Mr. Lucifer, All Halloween, The Angel Who
Pawned Her Harp, The Passing Stranger, Passage Home, The
Woman for Joe, The Admirable (Paradise Lagoon), The Truth
About Women, Jet Storm, Stop Me Before
Kill! (The Full
Treatment),
Thank a Fool, The Naked Edge, Tom Jones
(Academy Award nom. 1964), Rattle of a Simple Man, The Third
Secret, The Agony and the Ecstacy, Hombre, Negatives, Z.P.G.
(Zero Population Growth), Hitler: The Last Ten Days, The Wicker
Man, The Tiger Lily, The Boy Who Had Everything, Duet for Four.
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TELEVISION: Movies: Anna Christie, Court Martial, Blackmail, Dial
M for Murder, Spell of Evil, Big Toys, Rain, Lysistrata, The Kiss of
Away from Her.
TELEVISION: Debut: A is for Andromeda (UK series, 1962), Sins
Blood, For the Term of His Natural Life. Series: La Belle France,
of the Fathers (Italian TV), Separate Tables, Dadah Is Death
(Amer. TV debut, 1988), The Railway Station Man, The Miracle
Maker. Mini-series: Karaoke.
CHRISTOPHER, DENNIS
Actor. r.n. Dennis Carelli. b. Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2, 1955. e.
Temple U. NY stage debut, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy (1974). Other
NY theater: Dr. Needle and the Infectious Laughter Epidemic, The
Little Foxes, Brothers, Exmass, A Pound on Demand, Advice from
a Caterpillar. Regional theater incl. Balm in Gilead, American
Buffalo. Appeared in 1991 short The Disco Years.
PICTURES: Blood and Lace, Didn't You Hear?, The Young
Graduates, Fellini's Roma, Salome, 3 Women, September 30,
1955, A Wedding, California Dreaming, The Last Word, Breaking
Away (Golden Globe nom. 1980), Fade to Black, Chariots of Fire,
Don't Cry It's Only Thunder, Alien Predator, Flight of the Spruce
Goose, Jake Speed, Friends, A Sinful Life, Circuitry Man, Dead
Women in Lingerie, Doppelganger, Circuitry Man II: Plughead
Rewired, Skeletons, The Silencers, It's My Party, Skeletons, The
Silencers, Mind Lies, Nine Lives.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Oregon Trail, Stephen King's IT, False
Arrest, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story, Curacao,
Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare, The Ballad of Lucy
Whipple, Trapped!. Mini-series: The Lost Room. Series: Profiler,
Freaky Links, Deadwood. Specials: Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Jack
and the Beanstalk (Faerie Tale Theatre), Cristabel. Guest: More
than 41 appearances.
CHRISTOPHER, JORDAN
Actor, Musician. b. Youngstown, OH. Oct. 23, 1942. e. Kent State
U. Led rock 'n' roll group, The Wild Ones.
PICTURES: Return of the Seven, The Fat Spy, The Tree, Angel
Angel Down We Go, Pigeons, Brainstorm, Star 80, That's Life!
TELEVISION: Movie: Seduced. Series: Secrets of Midland
Heights.
CHUNG, CONNIE
TV News Anchor. r.n. Constance Yu-Hwa Chung. m. anchor
Maury Povich. b. Washington, D.C., Aug. 20, 1946. e. B.S., journalism, U. of Maryland. Entered field 1969 as copy person, writer
then on -camera reporter for WTTG-TV, Washington; 1971, named
Washington correspondent., CBS News; 1976, anchor KNXT, Los
Angeles; 1983, anchor, NBC News at Sunrise; anchor, NBC
Saturday Nightly News and news specials; 1989 moved to CBS as
anchor, Sunday Night Evening News; anchor and reporter,
Saturday Night with Connie Chung (later Face to Face With
Connie Chung), 1989-90. Received Emmy Award for Shot in
Hollywood (1987), Interview With Marlon Brando (1989); 2 additional Emmy Awards: 1986, 1990. Became co-anchor, with Dan
Rather, of CBS Evening News, 1993-95. Prime time series: Eye to
Eye With Connie Chung, 1993; Connie Chung Tonight on CNN
(canceled March 2003). Returned to TV in Jan. 2006, hosting
MSNBC's Weekends with Maury and Connie, with husband Maury
Povich. Show was canceled in first season. Chung's many other
awards include: a Peabody, 2 LA Emmy Awards, Golden Mike,
Women in Business Award, etc.
CHURCH, THOMAS HADEN
Actor. b. El Paso, TX, June 17, 1961.
PICTURES: Tombstone, Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon
Knight, George of the Jungle, One Night, Free Money, Scotch and Milk
(prod.), The Specials, 3000 Miles To Graceland, Rolling Kansas,
George of the Jungle II (video), Sideways (Academy Award nom.,
Golden Globe nom. 2005), Spanglish, Over the Hedge (voice),
Idiocracy, Charlotte's Web (voice), Spider -Man 3, American Dog
(voice), Smart People.
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Rogues Gallery, Tycoon, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left.
CIMINO, MICHAEL
Writer, Director. b. New York, NY, Nov. 16, 1943. e. Yale U. BFA,
MFA. Was tv commecial director before becoming screen writer.
PICTURES: Silent Running (co-s.p.), Magnum Force (co-s.p.).
Director: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (also s.p.), The Deer Hunter
(also co -wrote story, co -prod.; 2 Academy Awards for Best Picture
& DGA Award, Golden Globe Award 1979), Heaven's Gate (also
s.p.), Year of the Dragon (also co-s.p.), The Sicilian (also co prod.), Desperate Hours (also co -prod.), The Sunchaser (also cos.p.).
CIPES, ARIANNE ULMER
Executive. b. New York, NY, July 25, 1937. e. Royal Acad. of
Dramatic Art, London, U. of London. Daughter of film dir. Edgar G.
Ulmer. Actress, then production and dubbing, Paris; CDC, Rome;
Titra, New York; 1975-77, v.p., Best Intl. Films (intl. film distributor),
Los Angeles; 1977 co-founder and sr. v.p./sales & services of
Producers Sales Organization; 1981, named exec. v.p., American
Film Marketing Assn.; 1982, founded AUC Films, consulting and
intl. and domestic sales -prods. rep.; Pres. of the Edgar G. Ulmer
Preservation Corp. -committed to the preservation and propagation
of the work of independent, pioneering filmmakers.
CIPES, JAY H.
Executive. b. Mt. Vernon, NY, Dec. 14, 1928. e. Cornell U. 196066, independent producer -packager -distributor European features
for U.S. TV sales; 1967, prod., 20th Century -Fox TV; 1970, prod.,
Four Star TV; 1971, mktg. exec. Technicolor, Inc.; 1973, v.p., mktg.
Technicolor, Inc.; 1979 sr. v.p., dir worldwide mktg, Technicolor,
Inc. Professional Film Division. 1992, independent consultant to
prod. & post -prod. facilities.
CLAPP, GORDON
Actor. b. North Conway, NH, Sept. 24, 1948.
PICTURES: Running, Return of the Secaucus 7, Matewan, Eight
Men Out, Termini Station, Gross Anatomy, April One, The Rage:
Carrie 2, Splendor Falls, The Rules of Engagement, Skeletons in the
Closet, Sunshine State, Moonlight Mile, The Sure Hand of God,
Flags of Our Fathers, Daddy's Little Girl.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Other Kingdom, Letting Go, The Right
of the People, Hands of a Stranger, Small Sacrifices, Family of
Spies, Blind Faith, The Secret Life of Archie's Wife, Fever, Mission
of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Bonds of Love,
Kiss of a Killer, Family of Strangers, In the Line of Duty: Ambush
in Waco, Her Hidden Truth, Abandoned and Deceived, The
Morrison Murders, Badge of Betrayal. Mini-series: Evergreen.
Series: Check It Out, NYPD Blue (Emmy Award, 1998, Emmy
nom. 1994). Guest: More than 57 appearances.
CLARK, BILL
Producer.
PICTURES: Fallen (as actor).
TELEVISION: Series: NYPD Blue (WGA Award, 1997; 2 Emmy
Awards, 1995, 1998; 7 other nom.), Brooklyn South, Blind Justice.
Special: America: A Tribute to Heroes (writer, Emmy nom. 2002).
CLARK, BOB
Director, Writer, Producer. rn. Benjamin Clark. b. New Orleans,
LA, Aug. 5, 1941.
PICTURES: Director: The She Man, The Emperor's New Clothes,
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (credited as Benjamin
Clark), Deathdream (Dead of Night), Deranged (prod. only), Black
Christmas (Silent Night Evil Night), Breaking Point, Murder by
Decree, Tribute, Porky's (also s.p., prod.), Porky's II -The Next
Day (also s.p., prod.), A Christmas Story (also s.p., prod.; WGA
CLA-CLA
nom. 1984), Rhinestone, Turk 182, From the Hip (also co-s.p.),
Loose Cannons (also co-s.p.), It Runs in the Family (also co-s.p.),
Baby Geniuses, I'll Remember April, Unleashed, Now & Forever,
The Karate Dog, SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Porky's (s.p.),
There Goes the Neighborhood, Black Christmas (exec. prod.),
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, Spring Broke (dir. only).
TELEVISION: Movies: The American Clock, Stolen Memories,
Secrets from the Rose Garden, Fudge -A -Mania, Derby, Ransom
of the Red Chief, Catch a Falling Star, Maniac Magee. Series
episode: Amazing Stories (Remote Control Man).
CLARK, CANDY
Actress. b. Norman, OK, June 20, 1947. Was successful model in
N.Y. before landing role in Fat City, 1972. Off-B'way debut 1981: A
Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking; followed by It's
Raining on Hope Street. Appeared in short Blind Curve.
PICTURES: Fat City (debut, 1972), American Graffiti (Academy
For Now, The Man Who Fell To
Award nom. 1974), Will
Earth, Citizens Band (Handle With Care), The Big Sleep, When
You Comin' Back Red Ryder, More American Graffiti, National
Lampoon Goes to the Movies, Q, Blue Thunder, Amityville 3-D,
Hambone and Hillie, Cat's Eye, At Close Range, The Blob,
Original Intent, Deuce Coupe, Cool as Ice, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer, Radioland Murders, Cherry Falls, The Month of August.
TELEVISION: Movies: James Dean, Amateur Night at the Dixie
Bar and Grill, Where the Ladies Go, Rodeo Girl, Johnny Belinda,
Cocaine and Blue Eyes, The Price She Paid, Mystery Woman:
Redemption. Series: Movie Lover's Road Trip (as herself).
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Producer, Actor, Writer. b. Mt. Vernon, NY, Nov. 30, 1929. e.
Syracuse U. graduated 1951, summer announcer WRUN, Utica
1949, staff announcer WOLF, Syracuse 1950. After grad. 1951,
took regular job with WOLF. Rejoined WRUN, Utica, then joined
WKTV, Utica. Announcer WFIL Philadelphia 1952. Formed Dick
Clark Productions, Inc., in 1956, as a TV and motion picture production company. Today company includes in -person concert division and cable TV programing dept. He serves as chairman and
CEO. Clark is host of two weekly synd. radio programs: U.S. Music
Survey and Rock Roll & Remember. Founder and principal owner
Unistar Communications Group. Took company public in
January, 1987 (NASDAQ: DCPI), serves as chmn. & CEO.
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Received Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994.
PICTURES: Actor: Because They're Young (debut, 1960),
Jamboree, The Young Doctors, Killers Three, The Phynx, Forrest
Gump, The Suburbans, Spy Kids, Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind (as himself). Producer: Psychout, The Savage Seven, Remo
Williams: The Adventure Begins, Catchfire.
TELEVISION: MoviesIProd. or Exec. Prod.: Werewolf of
Woodstock, Elvis, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, Murder in
Texas, The Demon Murder Case, The Woman Who Willed a
Miracle (Emmy Award 1983, Cocacabana, A Friendly Quiet Little
Town, Death Dreams, Caught in the Act, Secret Sins of the Father,
The Making of a Hollywood Madam, Deep Family Secrets, ABC
50th Anniversary Blooper Celebration. Specials: Live Aid -An All Star Concert for African Relief, Farm Aid III, Super Bloopers &
New Practical Jokes, American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration,
America Picks the No. 1 Songs, You Are the Jury, Thanks for
Caring, Supermodel of the World, Freedom Festival '89, What
About Me. I'm Only Three, 1992 USA Music Challenge, The Good
Doctor, TV Censored Bloopers '98, Motown 40: The Music Is
Forever. American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music
Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, ACE Awards,
Daytime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Soap Opera
Awards, Superstars and Their Moms, Caught in the Act (pilot),
30th Annual American Music Awards (2003), The 15th Annual
American Music Awards (Emmy nom. 1988) Golden Globe
Arrivals, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, New Year's
Rockin' Eve 2006, Primetime New Year's. Rockin' Eve 2007, The
40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, 2006 American
Music Awards. Series/Himself or Host: American Bandstand (also
exec. prod.; Emmy Award as exec. prod., 1982-83), The Dick
Clark Beechnut Show, Dick Clark's World of Talent, Record Years,
Years of Rock. $25,000 Pyramid (3 Emmy Awards as host: 1979,
1985, 1986), $100,000 Pyramid, TV Teen Club, The Dick Clark
Show, Missing Links, The Object Is, The Krypton Factor, Inside
America, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (also exec. prod.), The
Challengers, Scattegories, Winning Lines (also exec. prod.), The
Other Half. Producer: The Guns of Will Sonnett, Live Wednesday,
TV Censored Bloopers 1998, Who Wants to be a Millionaire,
Swinging Country, Happening, Get It Together, Shebang, Record
Years, Years of Rock. Executive Producer: It's Happening, Where
The Action Is, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (also host),
Rock'n'Roll Summer Action, Puttin' On the Hits, Keep On Cruisin',
Trial By Jury, The Weird Al Show, Donny & Marie (1998 2 Emmy
nom. 2001), Your Big Break, Greed: The Multi -Million Dollar
Challenge, Winning Lines (also host), The Chamber, American
Dreams. Writer: Your Happiest Years, 1959; Rock, Roll &
Remember, 1976; To Goof or Not to Goof, 1963; Dick Clark's
Easygoing Guide to Good Grooming, 1986; The History of
American Bandstand, 1986, Dick Clark's American Bandstand,
1997. Guest: More than 117 appearances.
CLARK, DUNCAN C.
Executive. b. Sutton, Surrey, England. Entered industry in 1972.
Appointed dr. of publicity and adv., CIC, Jan. 1979, taking up similar post in 1981 for United Artists. On formation of U.I.P. in 1982,
appt. dir, pub. and adv., & deputy me. dir, 1983. 1987 appt. v.p.
adv. & pub., Columbia Pictures Intl (NY). In 1987, sr. v.p. intl marketing for Columbia (Burbank); appt. sr. v.p., Columbia Tri-Star
Film Distribs., Inc., (NY). Relocated to corp. headquarters in
Culver City, 1991. Appointed exec. v.p. Worldwide Marketing,
1994.
In
1996, appointed president Columbia TriStar Film
Distributors International. The following year, Clark led CTFDI to
post its first billion dollar box office year, releasing such international hits as Jerry Maguire, The Devil's Own, Men in Black and
My Best Friend's Wedding. In 1998, Clark was named Distributor
of the Year at Cinema Expo Intl. Clark was a key part of the executive group that spearheaded Sony's successful entry into the
international film production arena. 2001, left Columbia-TriStar
and became a founding member of Equity Pictures, the German based production and financing group that went on to produce
The Matador starring Pierce Brosnan. In 2005 Clark was the executive producer on the romantic comedy My Bollywood Bride. He
also served as international marketing and distribution consultant
on Steven Spielberg's recent films, Munich and War of the Worlds.
In April 2006, Clark was appointed to newly created position of
exec. v.p. International distribution for Universal Pictures
International. He is based in London and reports to David Kosse,
president, Universal Pictures International. Clark has overseen
the marketing and distribution of over 1,000 films in more than 60
countries.
CLARK, GREYDON
Producer, Director, Writer. b. Niles, MI, Feb. 7, 1943. e. Western
Michigan U., B.A., theatre arts, 1963. Heads own company, World
Amusement Corp., Sherman Oaks, CA.
PICTURES: Director: Danse Macabre, Satan's Sadists (actor
only), Hell's Bloody Devils (actor only), The Blood Seekers (actor
only), The Bad Bunch (also writer, actor), Black Shampoo (also
writer), Satan's Cheerleaders, Hi -Riders (also writer), Angels'
Revenge (also prod., writer), Without Warning (also prod.), The.
Return, Wacko (also prod.), Joysticks, Final Justice, Uninvited,
Skinheads (also prod., writer), Out of Sight Out of Mind, The
Forbidden Dance, Killer Instinct, Dark Future (also prod.),
Stargames (also s.p.).
TELEVISION: Series: Mike Hammer, Private Eye.
CLARK, MATT
Actor, Director. b. Washington, DC, Nov. 25, 1936.
THEATRE: NY: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The
Subject Was Roses, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine; Regional:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Tonight We Improvise.
PICTURES: Black Like Me (debut, 1964), In the Heat of the Night,
Will Penny, The Bridge at Remagen, Macho Callahan, Homer (co-
s.p. only), Monte Walsh, The Beguiled, The Grissom Gang, The
Cowboys, The Culpepper Cattle. Company, The Great Northfield
Minnesota Raid, Jeremiah Johnson, The Life and Times of Judge
Roy Bean, Emperor of the North Pole, The Laughing Policeman,
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, White Lightning, The Terminal Man,
Hearts of the West, Outlaw Blues,Kid Vengeance, The Driver,
Dreamer Brubaker, An Eye for an Eye, Legend of the Lone
Ranger, Ruckus, Some Kind of Hero, Honkytonk Man, Love
Letters, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Country, Tuff Turf,
Return to Oz, Let's Get Harry, Da (dir. only), The Horror Show,
Back to the Future Part III, Cadence, Class Action, Frozen Assets,
Fortunes of War, The Harvest, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh,
Mother, Hacks, Claudine's Return, Homegrown, Five Aces, South
of Heaven, West of Hell.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Execution of Private Slovik, The Great
Ice Rip -Off, Melvin Purvis: G -Man, This is the West That Was, The
Kansas City Massacre, Dog and Cat (pilot), Lacy and the
Mississippi Queen, The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The
Children Nobody Wanted, In the Custody of Strangers, Love Mary,
Out of the Darkness, The Quick and the Dead, The Gambler
The Legend Continues, Terror on Highway 91, Blind Witness,
Deceptions, Dead Before Dawn, Barbarians at the Gate, A
Season of Hope, Raven Hawk. Mini-series: The Winds of War,
War and Remembrance, Trilogy of Special Terror II. Pilots: The
Big Easy, Highway Honeys, Traveling Man. Series: Dog and Cat,
The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Specials: Shadow of Fear, Andrea's
Story. Guest: More than 61 appearances.
CLARK, PETULA
Actress, Singer. b. Ewell, Surrey, England, Nov. 15, 1932. On
British stage in The Sound of Music, Candida, Someone Like You
(also composer, co -writer). B'way debut in Blood Brothers (1993).
Starred in own BBC TV series 1967-8. Winner of two Grammy
Awards,1964 (Best Rock and Roll Recording: Downtown), 1965
(Best Contemporary R & R Vocal Performance Female: I Know a
Place).
PICTURES: Medal for the General (debut, 1944), Strawberry
Roan, Murder in Reverse, I Know Where I'm Going, London Town
(My Heart Goes Crazy), Vice Versa, Easy Money, Here Come the
Nuggets, Vote for Nugget, Don't Ever Leave Me, The Huggets
Abroad, The Romantic Age (Naughty Arlette), Dance Hall, White
Corridors, Madame Louise, The Promoter, Made In Heaven, The
Gay Dog, The Runaway Bus, The Happiness of Three Women,
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Track the Man Down, That Woman Opposite (City After Midnight),
Six -Five Special, A Couteaux Tires (Daggers Drawn), Quest'
Pazzi Pazzi Italiani, The Big T.N.T. Show, Finian's Rainbow
(Golden Globe nom. 1969), Goodbye Mr. Chips, Never Never
Land, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Girl, Interrupted
(singer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Opryland, Petula, Alma Coogan: The Girl with
the Giggle in Her Voice, I Know Where I'm Going Revisited. Series:
An Orphan's Tale. Special: Petula Clark: A Sign of the Times, Olde
English Christmas. Guest: More than 82 appearances.
CLARK, SUSAN
Actress. rn. Nora Golding. b. Sarnid, Ontario, Canada, March 8,
1940. Trained at Royal Acad. of Dramatic Art, London and Stella
Adler Academy.
PICTURES: Banning (debut, 1967), Coogan's Bluff, Madigan, Tell
Them Willie Boy Is Here, Colossus: The Forbin Project,
Skullduggery, Skin Game, Valdez Is Coming, Showdown, The
Midnight Man, Airport 1975, Night Moves, The Apple Dumpling
Gang, The North Avenue Irregulars, Murder by Decree, City on
Fire, Promises in the Dark, Double Negative, Nobody's Perfekt,
Porky's, Butterbox Babies.
TELEVISION: Movies: Something for a Lonely Man, The
Challengers, The Astronaut, Trapped, Babe (Emmy Award, 1976),
McNaughton's Daughter, Amelia Earhart (Emmy nom. 1977),
Jimmy B. and Andre (also co -prod.), The Choice, Maid in America
(also co -prod.), Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story,
Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story, Butterbox Babies. Series:
Webster (Golden Globe nom. 1985), Emily of New Moon.
Specials: Hedda Gabler, Double Solitaire.
CLAYBURGH, JILL
Actress. b. New York, NY, April 30, 1944. m. playwright David
Rabe. e. Sarah Lawrence Coll. 1966. Former member of Charles
Playhouse, Boston.
THEATRE: The Nest (off-B'way), The Rothschilds, Jumpers,
Pippin, In the Boom Boom Room, Design For Living, The
Exonerated (off B'way).
PICTURES: The Wedding Party (debut, 1969), The Telephone
Book, Portnoy's Complaint, The Thief Who Came to Dinner,
Terminal Man, Gable and Lombard, Silver Streak, Semi -Tough, An
Unmarried Woman (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe
nom.1979), Luna (Golden Globe nom. 1980), Starting Over
(Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1980), It's My Turn,
First Monday in October (Golden Globe nom. 1982), I'm Dancing
as Fast as Can, Hannah K, Where Are The Children?, Shy
Beyond the Ocean, Whispers in the Dark, Rich in Love,
Day of Atonement, Naked in New York, Going All the Way, Fools
Rush In, Never Again, Falling, Running with Scissors, Dirty Tricks.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Snoop Sisters, Miles To Go, Hustling
(Emmy nom. 1975), The Art of Crime, Griffin and Phoenix, Who
Gets the Friends?, Fear Stalk, Unspeakable Acts, Reason for
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Living: The Jill Ireland Story, Trial: The Price of Passion,
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Honor Thy Father and Mother:
The True Story of the Menedez Murders, For the Love of Nancy,
The Face on the Milk Carton, Crowned & Dangerous, Sins of the
Mind, My Little Assassin, Phenomenon II. Series: Search For
Tomorrow, Trinity, Everything's Relative, Leap of Faith, Nip/Tuck
(Emmy nom. 2005). Documentaries: In Our Hands, Lincoln
(voice).
CLEESE, JOHN
Actor, Writer. b. Weston-Super-Mare, England, Oct. 27, 1939. e.
Clifton Coll., Cambridge U. Began acting with Cambridge
University Footlights revue. With classmate Graham Chapman
wrote for British TV Co -creator of Monty Python's Flying
Circus.Co-author (with psychiatrist Robin Skynner): Families and
How to Survive Them (1983), Life and How to Survive It (1995).
PICTURES: Interlude (debut, 1968), The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, The
Best House in London, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (also
co-s.p.), The Magic Christian (also co-s.p.), The Statue, And Now for
Something Completely Different (also co-s.p.), Monty Python and the
Holy Grail (also co-s.p.), The Life of Brian (also co-s.p.), The Great
Muppet Caper, Time Bandits, The Secret Policeman's Other Ball,
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (also co-s.p.), Monty
Python's The Meaning of Life (also co-s.p.), Yellowbeard, Privates
on Parade, Silverado, Clockwise, A Fish Called Wanda (also co-s.p.,
exec. prod.; BAFTA Award, WGA nom.; Oscar nom. 1989), The Big
Picture (cameo), Erik the Viking, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
(voice), Splitting Heirs, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Swan
Princess (voice), Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, George of the
Jungle, Fierce Creatures, Parting Shots, The Out-of-Towners, Isn't
She Great, The World is Not Enough, Rat Race, Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone, Taking the Wheel, Harry Potter and the Chamber
of Secrets, Die Another Day, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Harry
Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Shrek 2 (voice), Around the World
in 80 Days, Valiant (voice), Bond 21, Man About Town, Complete
Guide to Guys, Charlotte's Web (voice), Shrek the Third.
TELEVISION: Movies: How to Irritate People, Pleasure at Her
Majesty's, The Mermaid Frolics, Peter Cook & Co., The Taming of
the Shrew, Comic Relief. Series: At Last the 1948 Show, Monty
Python's Flying Circus (actor, writer, creator), Fawlty Towers, Look
at the State We're In!, Whoops Apocalypse, My Adventures in
Television, Will & Grace. As Writer: That Was the Week That Was,
The Frost Report (also actor), Marty Broaden Your Mind, Doctor in
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Ronnies, House of Mouse (narrator), Mickey Mouse Works (narrator). Documentaries: We Know Where You Live, Wine for the
Confused, The Art of Football from A to Z. Specials: Taming of the
Shrew, Funny Women, Laughter in the House: The Story of British
Sitcom, The Human Face (Emmy nom. 2002), The Sketch Show
Story. Guest: More than 150 appearances.
CLEMENS, BRIAN
Writer, Producer, Director. b. Croydon, England, 1931. Early
career in advertising then wrote BBC TV play. Later TV filmed
series as writer, script editor and features. Script editor Danger
Man; Won Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best TV Thriller of 1962
(Scene of the Crime for U.S. Steel Hour). Various plays for
Armchair Theatre; ATV Drama 70; Love Story. Winner two Edgar
Allan Poe Awards, Cinema Fantastique Award for best s.p.
PICTURES: The Tell -Tale Heart, Station Six -Sahara, The Peking
Medallion, And Soon The Darkness, The Major, When The Wind
Blows, See No Evil, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Golden Voyage of
Sinbad, Watcher in the Woods, Stiff, Highlander II: The
Quickening, Justine: A Private Affair (France),
TELEVISION: Writer/Prod.: The Avengers (Emmy nom. 1968),
The New Avengers, The Professionals, Escapade (U.S.), Perry
Mason, Loose Cannon, Father Dowling, Bugs (writer, creator, UK),
C15: The New Professionals (writer, exec. prod), McBride: Fallen
Idol (writer).
CLENNON, DAVID
Actor. b. Waukegan, IL, May 10, 1943. e. Univ. of Notre Dame,
Yale Drama School.
THEATRE: Off-B'way: The Unseen Hand, Forensic and the
Navigators, As You Like It, Little Eyolf, Welcome to Andromeda,
Medal of Honor Rag, The Cherry Orchard. Regional: Saved,
Blood Knot, Loot, Marat/Sade, Beyond Therapy, others.
PICTURES: The Paper Chase, Bound for Glory, The Greatest,
Coming Home, Gray Lady Down, Go Tell the Spartans, On the
Yard, Being There, Hide in Plain Sight, Missing, The Escape
Artist, The Thing, Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, The
Right Stuff, Hannah K., Star 80, Falling in Love, Sweet Dreams,
Legal Eagles, He's My Girl, The Couch Trip, Betrayed, Downtown,
Man Trouble, Light Sleeper, Matinee, Two Crimes (Dos Crimenes),
Grace of My Heart, Mad City, Playing by Heart, The Visit,
AntiTrust, The Heart of the Possible, Silver City, Syrians, Glory
Days, Flags of Our Fathers, The Redemption of Sarah Cain.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Migrants, Crime Club, Helter Skelter,
Gideon's Trumpet, Marriage is Alive and Well, Reward, Special
Bulletin, Best Kept Secrets, Blood and Orchids, Conspiracy: The
Trial of the Chicago 8, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7,
Black Widow Murders, Original Sins, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior,
From the Earth to the Moon, The Staircase, The Agency. Series:
Rafferty, Park Place, thirtysomething, Almost Perfect, Once and
Again, The Agency, Saved. Guest: More than 56 appearances.
CLEVELAND, HAL
Exhibitor. e. Indiana State Univ., graduated Cum Laude with
degrees in political science and history. Cleveland is a 30 -year cinema exhibition veteran who has moved through the ranks of sev-
eral of the industry's leading cinema exhibition organizations.
Between 1992 and 1997 he guided the development of more than
700 screens for United Artists. While at United Artists, Cleveland
progressed through int'l. and global operations management to
become executive v.p., with oversight of more than 600 locations
throughout the U.S. He then became a senior v.p. with Boston based Northeast Cinemas (previously Hoyts Cinemas
Corporation), and developed over 300 screens while lowering
building costs. In Jan. 2004, Cleveland became president and
COO of Crown Theatres, based in South Norwalk, CT. The circuit,
founded in 1991, is a 138 -screen motion picture theatre circuit
with theatres in CT, MD, NY, IL & MN.
CLIFFORD, GRAEME
Director. b. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1942. Worked
as film editor on such films as Don't Look Now, The Rocky Horror
Picture Show, The Man Who Fell to Earth, F.1.S.T, The Postman
Always Rings Twice, before turning to directing.
PICTURES: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Frances, Burke &
Wills, Gleaming the Cube, Deception, Ruby Cairo.
TELEVISION: Movies: Nightmare Classics, The Turn of the
Screw, Past Tense, A Loss of Innocence. My Husband's Secret
Life, The Last Witness, See You in My Dreams, Redeemer,
Crossing the Line, Losing It, Profoundly Normal (also prod.),
Family Sins, And She Was. Mini-series: The Last Don, The Last
Don II. Series: Barnaby Jones, The New Avengers, Twin Peaks,
The Guardian.
CLOONEY, GEORGE
Actor, Producer, Director. b. Lexington, KY, May 6, 1961. e.
Northern KY Univ. Father is TV newscaster -host Nick Clooney.
Nephew of late singer Rosemary Clooney.
PICTURES: Return to Horror High, Return of the Killer Tomatoes,
Red Surf, Unbecoming Age, The Harvest, One Fine Day, Full Tilt
Boogie, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman and Robin, The
Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, Out of Sight, South Park: Bigger
Longer and Uncut (voice), Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, 0
Brother -Where Art Thou (Golden Globe Award 2001), Spy Kids,
CLO-COE
Welcome to Collinwood, Ocean's Eleven, Confessions of
Dangerous Mind, Solaris, Intolerable Cruelty, Criminal (prod.
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Ocean's Twelve (also exec. prod.), The Jacket (prod./exec. prod.
Syrians (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award 2006, also prod.
Tishomingo Blues (exec. prod.), A Confederacy of Dunces (exec.
prod.), Leatherheads (dir.), Rumor Has It (prod.), Goodnight, and
Good Luck (2 Academy Award nom., 2 Golden Globe nom.; DGA
,
,
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nom. 2006, actor, prod., dir, writer), PU-239, (exec. prod.), A
Scanner Darkly (exec. prod.), Michael Clayton (also prod.), The
Good German, Wind Chill (exec. prod.), Ocean's Thirteen (also
prod.), Leatherheads (also prod., dir., writer: s.p.), 36, White Jazz
(also prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: Playmate Pajama Party, Fail Safe. Series:
The Facts of Life, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Baby Talk, Sisters,
Bodies of Evidence, ER (3 Golden Globe nom 1996-1998, 2 Emmy
nom. 1995, 1996; 3 Emmy nom.), K Street (exec. prod. only),
Unscripted (exec. prod.,dir). Special: America: A Tribute to Heroes.
Guest: More than 117 appearances.
CLOSE, GLENN
Actress. b. Greenwich, CT, Man 19, 1947. e. Coll. of William and
Mary. Began performing with a repertory group Fingernails, then
toured country with folk -singing group Up With People.
Professional debut at Phoenix Theatre, New York. Also accomplished musical performer (lyric soprano).
THEATRE: NY.' Love for Love, Rules of the Game, Member of the
Wedding, Rex, Uncommon Women and Others, The Crucifer of
Blood, Wine Untouched, The Winter Dancers, Barnum, Singular
Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), The Real Thing (Tony Award,
1984), Childhood, Joan of Arc at the Stake, Benefactors, Death
and the Maiden (Tony Award, 1992), Sunset Boulevard (Tony
Award, 1995). Regional: King Lear, Uncle Vanya, The Rose
Tattoo, A Streetcar Named Desire, Brooklyn Laundry, Sunset
Boulevard.
PICTURES: The World According to Garp (Academy Award nom.
1983, debut, 1982), The Big Chill (Academy Award nom. 1984),
The Natural (Academy Award nom. 1985), The Stone Boy,
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes (dubbed
voice), Jagged Edge, Maxie (Golden Globe nom. 1986), Fatal
Attraction (Academy Award nom., Golden Globe nom. 1988),
Light Years (voice), Dangerous Liaisons (Academy Award nom.
1989), Immediate Family, Reversal of Fortune, Hamlet, Meeting
Venus, Hook (cameo), The Paper, The House of the Spirits, Anne
Frank Remembered (voice), Mary Reilly, Mars Attacks!, 101
Dalmatians (Golden Globe nom. 1997), Paradise Road, In the
Gloaming, Airforce One, In & Out, Cookie's Fortune, Tarzan
(voice), Cast and Crew, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At
Her, 102 Dalmatians, The Safety of Objects, Pinocchio (voice), Le
Divorce, Anything Else, The. Stepford Wives, Hoodwinked,
Heights, Nine Lives, The Chumscrubber, Therese Raquin, Paint,
Evening.
TELEVISION: Movies: Too Far To Go, The Orphan Train, The
Elephant Man, Something About Amelia (Emmy nom., Golden
Globe nom. 1984), Stones for Ibarra, I'll Take Romance, Sarah:
Plain and Tall (2 Emmy nom. 1991, 1993), Skylark (also co -exec.
prod.), Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
(Emmy Award, Emmy nom., Golden Globe nom. 1996; also co exec. prod.), Journey (exec. prod.), In the Gloaming (Emmy nom.
1997), Sarah (Golden globe nom. 1992), Plain and Tall: Winter's
End, Baby (voice, exec. prod.), South Pacific, Brush with Fate, The
Lion in Winter (Emmy nom., Golden Globe Award 2005), Strip
Search. Mini-series: A Century of Women (voice). Series: The
Shield (Emmy nom., Golden Globe nom. 2005). Documentaries:
Lincoln (voice), Anne Frank Remembered (voice),The Lady with
the Torch, What I Want My Words to Do to You: Voices From Inside
a Women's Maximum Security Prison, A Closer Walk. Specials:
Broken Hearts Broken Homes (host, co -exec. prod.), Sondheim: A
Celebration at Carnegie Hall. Guest: More than 100 appearances.
COATES, ANNE V.
Film Editor, Producer. b. Reigate, Surrey, Eng., 1925. e. Bartrum
Gables Coll. m. late rift. Douglas Hickox. Worked as nurse at East
Grinstead Plastic Surgery Hospital. Recipient of 1995 A.C.E.
Career Achievement award.
PICTURES: Pickwick Papers, Grand National Night, Forbidden
Cargo, To Paris With Love, The Truth About Women, The Horse's
Mouth, Tunes of Glory, Don't Bother to Knock, Lawrence of Arabia
(Academy Award, 1963; also ACE nom.), Becket (Acad. Award &
ACE noms. 1965), Young Cassidy, Those Magnificent Men in
Their Flying Machines (co-ed.), Hotel Paridiso, Great Catherine,
The Bofors Guns, The Adventurers, Friends, The Public Eye, The
Nelson Affair, 11 Harrowhouse, Murder on the Orient Express
(BAFTA nom.), Man Friday, Aces High, The Eagle Has Landed,
The Medusa Touch (prod. & spry. ed.), The Legacy, The Elephant
Man (Acad. Award nom., BAFTA nom. 1981), The Bushido Blade,
Ragtime (co-ed.), The Pirates of Penzance, Greystoke: The
Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes, Lady Jane, Raw Deal,
Masters of the Universe, Farewell to the King (co-ed.), Listen to
Me, Love You to Death, What About Bob?,Chaplin, In the Line
Fire (Acad. Award nom., A.C.E. nom., BAFTAof nom., G.B.F.E.
award, 1994), Pontiac. Moon, Congo, Striptease, Out to Sea, Out
of Sight (Academy Award nom. 1999), Passion of Mind, Erin
Brokovich, Sweet November, Unfaithful, In and Out of Focus (documentary, as herself), Taking Lives, Catch and Release.
TELEVISION: Movies: A War of Children, Catholics, Fail Safe.
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COBE, SANDY
Executive, Producer, Distributor. b. New York, NY, Nov. 30,
1928. e. Tulane U., B.A., fine arts. U.S. Army WWII & Korea, combat photographer; produced 11 features for Artmark Pictures, N.Y.
General Studios, exec. v.p., distribution; First Cinema Releasing
Corp., pres. Formed Sandy Cobe Productions, Inc., producer,
packager, European features for U.S. theatrical & television. 1974
pres., Intercontinental Releasing Corporation, domestic and foreign distribution of theatrical features; 1989, named chmn. of bd.
and CEO. Member, dir. of bd., American Film Marketing Assn.,
Dir. of bd., Scitech Corp. USA, 14 year mem., Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences, 32nd degree Mason, Shriner;
Variety Club Intl Special commendations from: Mayor of Los
Angeles, California State Senate, City and County of L.A.,
California Assembly and Senate, and Governor of CA.
PICTURES: Prod: Terror on Tour Access Code (exec. prod.),
A.R.CAaE., Terminal Entry (exec. prod.), Open House.
COBE, SHARYON REIS
Executive, Producer. b. Honolulu, HI, e. U. of Hawaii, Loyola
Marymount U. Dancer Fitzgerald, & Sample, N.Y. United Air Lines,
N.Y.; v.p., story editor, Gotham Publishing N.Y.; v.p., distribution foreign sales, World Wide Film Distributors, L.A.; pres. and COO,
Intercontinental Releasing Corp., L.A. Member of Variety Clubs Intl.,
industry Relations Com., Amer. Film Mktg. Assoc., Independent
Feature Projects West. (tent 25), Women in Film.
PICTURES: Home Sweet Home (prod. mgr), To All a Good Night
(assoc. prod.), Access Code (co -prod.), Terminal Entry (prod.),
Open House (exec. in charge of prod.).
COBLENZ, WALTER
Producer.
PICTURES: The Candidate, All the President's Men (Academy
Award nom. 1977), The Onion Field, The Legend of the Lone
Ranger Strange Invaders, Sister Sister, 18 Again!, For Keeps, The
Babe, Money Talks, Her Majesty.
TELEVISION: Movie: Jack Reed: Badge of Honor House of
Secrets, Not Our Son, A Dream for Christmas. Series: Apples
Way. Mini-series: The Blue Knight (Emmy nom. 1974).
COCHRAN, BARBARA
Executive, Writer. b. Akron, OH, June 16 1945. e. Swarthmore,
BA English Lit., 1967. Columbia U., MA journalism, 1968. Various
positions and finally managing ed. Washington Star, 1968-79. VP
news, NPR, 1979-83. Political ed., NBC, 1983-85. Exec. prod.,
NBC's Meet the Press, 1985-89. VP news/Wash. bureau chief,
CBS news, 1989-95. Exec. prod. for political coverage, CBS,
1996. Pres., Radio -TV News Directors Assoc., 1997-. On boards
of: International Women's Media Foundation and the National
Press Foundation; and is on Board of Visitors of the University of
Maryland College of Journalism and Advisory Board of the
Columbia Journalism Review.
COEN, ETHAN
Producer, Writer.
b.
St. Louis Park, MN, Sep. 21, 1957. e.
Princeton U. Co -wrote s.p. with brother, Joel, XYZ Murders
(renamed Crimewave).
PICTURES: Producer/Co-Writer: Blood Simple (also co -edited
under pseudonym Roderick James), Raising Arizona, Miller's
Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo (original s.p.
Academy Award, 2 other nom. 1996; Chicago Film Critics Award
for s.p.; LA Film Critics Award for s.p., Golden Globe nom.; WGA
Award 1997), The Naked Man, The Big Lebowski, 0 Brother Where Art Thou? (Academy Award nom. 2001), The Man Who
Wasn't There (Golden Globe nom.; WGA nom. 2002), Intolerable
Cruelty, Bad Santa, The Ladykillers, Romance & Cigarettes, je
t'aime, Paris, No Country for Old Men (also dir, editor), Hail
Caesar Seasons of Dust.
COEN, GUIDO
Producer, Executive, In 1959 became production exec.
Twickenham Studios, 1963 Appt. a dir there, then producer and
executive prod. series pictures for Fortress Films and Kenilworth
Films.
PICTURES: One Jump Ahead, Golden Link, The Hornet's Nest,
Behind the Headlines, Murder Reported, There's Always a
Thursday, Date with Disaster, The End of the Line, The Man
Without a Body, Woman Eater, Kill Her Gently, Naked Fury,
Operation Cupid, Strictly Confidential, Dangerous Afternoon,
Jungle Street, Strongroom, Penthouse, Baby Love, One Brief
Summer, Burke and Hare, Au Pair Girls, Intimate Games.
COEN, JOEL
Director, Writer. b. St. Louis Park, MN, Nov. 29, 1954. e. Simon's
Rock College, MA; studied film at NYU. m. actress Frances
McDormand. Was asst. editor on Fear No Evil and Evil Dead. Co wrote with brother, Ethan, s.p. for XYZ Murders (renamed Crime
Wave.) Cameo role in film Spies Like Us, 1985.
PICTURES: DirectorlCo-Writer: Blood Simple (also co-editor, under
pseudonym Roderick Jaynes), Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing,
Barton Fink (also co-editor; as Roderick Jaynes), The Hudsucker
Proxy, Fargo (Best director; Cannes 1996; original s.p. Academy
Award, 1997; 2 other nom.; Chicago Film Critics Award for s.p., and
dir; LA Film Critics Award for s.p.; BAFTA for achievement in dir, 2
Golden Globe nom.; DGA nom.; WGA Award 1997), The Big
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Lebowski, 0 Brother, Where Art Thou? (Academy Award nom.
2001), The Man Who Wasn't There (Golden Globe nom.; WGA
nom. 2002), Intolerable Cruelty, Bad Santa (s.p. and exec. prod.),
The Ladykillers, Romance & Cigarettes (prod./exec. prod.), je t'aime
Paris, Seasons of Dust (Exec. prod.), No Country for Old Men (also prod., editor).
COHEN, ARTHUR
Executive. President, Bloomingdale's, 1975-78. Founder & president, Lansdowne Advertising, a division of J. Walter Thompson,
1978-82, creating billings to $14 million in four years. President,
Tele1st, a division of ABC Video Enterprises, 1982-85; partner
with Robert Nederlander, 1985-86; exec. v.p., advertising, Revlon,
1986-89, during which time Revlon restored its consumer image
to record highs. President, Worldwide Mktg., Paramount Pictures
Motion Picture Group, 1989 -summer 2003. In 2006, became president of ad -supported Iklipz.com, a year -old, filmmaker -friendly
website for independents.
COHEN, BETTY
Executive. b. Racine, WI. e. B.A. in communications, graduated
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1977. Cohen began career
as a broadcast producer for Public Media Center in San Francisco.
She moved to New York and landed a job writing and producing
on -air promotions for Cable Health Network, and later served as
managing senior prod. of on -air promotion for Lifetime Television.
She was director of on -air promotion and interstitial programming
for Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite before joining Turner Network
Television (TNT), where she rose to senior v.p. and gen. mgr.
During 14 years at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., she oversaw the creation and launch of the all -animation Cartoon
Network. Additionally, she oversaw CartoonNetwork.com;
Cartoon Network Studios, which created acclaimed series Power
Puff Girls, Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack; and programming
strategies and brand marketing for Cartoon Network's Europe,
Latin America, Asia Pacific and Japan entities. In Sept. 2002, she
founded and was pres. of Betty Cohen Media. Consulting, LLC,
and advised companies on brand building, channel development
and multiplatform programming. On March 31, 2005, Lifetime
Entertainment Services appointed Cohen pres. and CEO. She
oversaw Lifetime Television; Lifetime Movie Network; Lifetime
Real Women; Lifetime Radio for Women; Lifetime Home
Entertainment, and Lifetime Online. She resigned her post in April
2007 with a year left on her contract. Cohen is the recipient of
many awards. In 2000 she was named one of "The 50 Most
Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine and was cited
by Advertising Age as one of the country's "Top 100 Marketers."
COHEN, ELLIS A.
Producer, Writer. b. Baltimore, MD, Sept. 15, 1945. e. Baltimore
Jr. Coll., A.A. 1967, Univ. of W. LA, mini -law sch., 1992. 1963, talent coord., Cerebral Palsy Telethon, WBAL-TV, Baltimore; 1964,
p.r. asst. Campbell -Ewald Adv. Agency, L.A.; 1966, retail mgr.;
1968-69, talent booking; 1968, journalist & ed.; 1969-72, p.r. &
adv. Camera Mart, NY; 1972-74, creator & ed.-in-chief, TV/NY
Magazine; 1974-76 dir, worldwide pub./adv., William Morris
Agency. 1973-74, prod., NY Emmy Awards Telecast; WOR-TV
(prod.), chmn., exec. prod. of TV Academy Celebrity drop -in
luncheon series; 1972, talent coordinator Bob Hope's Celebrity
Flood Relief Telethon; 1976, exec. prod., Democratic Nat'I Cony.
Gala. 1978, acc. exec., Solters & Roskin P.R., L.A.; 1978, dir. of
TV Network Boxing Events, Don King Prod., NY; 1979, prod.,
Henry Jaffe Ent., Inc.; 1980, prod. -writer, CBS Entertainment &
Ares. Ellis A. Cohen Prods. Since 1983, pres., Hennessey Ent.,
Ltd. Author: Avenue of the Stars, (novel 1990), Dangerous
Evidence (1995). Member: WGA, Producers Guild of America,
World Affairs Council, Friars Club, Amer. Newspaper Guild, Intl.
Press Corp., Israeli Press Corp., Acad. of TV Arts & Sciences,
SAG. Comm. Public Interest for NYC; Natl. Writers Union, and
many others.
TELEVISION: Movies: Producer: Aunt Mary (also story); First
Steps, Love Mary, Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story
(also story). Specials: NY Area Emmy Awards (1973-74).
COHEN, IRWIN R.
Executive. b. Baltimore, MD, Sept. 4, 1924. e. U. of Baltimore,
(LLB) 1948, admitted to Maryland and U.S. Bar same year. Active
limited practice. Former CEO of R/C Theatres, which is an outgrowth of family business started in 1932. One of founders of Key
Bank and Trust, chairman of bd. Loan Comm., dlr. and member of
exec. comm. From 1976-1978, pres. NATO of Virginia and chairman from 1978-1980. Director, member of exec. comm., treasurer, former chairman of finance comm. National NATO. Member of
Motion Picture Pioneers, Will Rogers Hospital, and various other
organizations.
(d. December 2006)
COHEN, LARRY
Director, Producer, Writer. b. New York, NY, July 15, 1946. e.
CCNY. Started as writer for TV series incl. Kraft Mystery Theatre,
The Defenders, Arrest and Trial. Creator of series Branded, The
Invaders, Cool Million, Blue Light, Cop Talk.
PICTURES: Dir.lprod.ls.p.: Daddy's Gone A -Hunting (co-s.p.), El
Condor, Bone, Black Caesar, It's Alive, Demon, The Private Files
of J. Edgar Hoover, It Lives Again, Success (story), Full Moon
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There (story), Special Effects, Scandalous (story), The Stuff
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(exec. prod.), Spies Like Us (actor), It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
(exec. prod.), Return to Salem's Lot (exec. prod.), Best Seller,
Deadly Illusion, Maniac Cop, Wicked Stepmother (exec. prod.),
Maniac Cop II, The Ambulance, The Apparatus, Guilty As Sin,
Original Gangstas, Invasion of Privacy (writer), The Ex,
Misbegotten, Uncle Sam, Phone Booth, Captivity, Air Force One:
The Final Mission (documentary, dir., prod.), Cellular (writer), Epic
Proportions (writer, play), Captivity
TELEVISION: Movies: Writer: In Broad Daylight, Cool Million,
Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm, Columbo: Candidate for Crime,
Man on the Outside, Shootout in a One Dog Town (co -writer,
story), Columbo: An Exercise in Fatality, Momma the Detective
(dir. only), Women of San Quentin, Desperado: Avalanche at
Devil's Ridge, As Good as Dead (also dir., prod.), The Invaders,
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct:
Heatwave, Defenders: Choice of Evils. Series: Writer. Kraft
Television Theatre, 'Way Out, The Defenders, Sam Benedict, The
Fugitive, Branded (also prod.), Never Too Young (prod. only), Blue
Light, The Rat Patrol, The Invaders, (also creator), Cool Million
(also creator), Griff (also creator), NYPD Blue.
COHEN, PAUL
Executive, Producer, Educator. b. New York, NY, Ape 16, 1948.
e. Hofstra U.; New School for Social Research; Jungian Inst. NY.
Started in industry as exec. prod., distributor, screenwriter, producer for Masada Prods. Served as v.p. of Grand Slam Prods., exec.
prod. for Moonbeam Assocs. Head of Analysis Films, 1976-84.
While there, released Mephisto, which garnered the Academy
Award for best foreign language film, 1982. Founded Aries Film
Releasing, 1989, becoming pres. & CEO. During that time
released Bad Lieutenant. Cohen was drawn to Florida in the mid
1990s and was appointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles to promote independent motion picture production in Florida. Cohen was instrumental in founding the first Florida Film Forum. In 1996, Cohen cofounded and oversaw the marketing and operation of the First
Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival. Additionally, he
served as a "Filmmaker in Residence" at the Graduate Film
Conservatory at Florida State University, and regularly lectured at
the University of Miami, Dade Community College, as well as
other major Florida universities. In 1997, Cohen and Carl Icahn
formed Stratosphere Entertainment, a motion picture distribution
and production company based in New York. As Stratosphere
Ares., Cohen was responsible for the acquisition, marketing and
distribution of independent motion pictures including The Thief,
(1997 Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language
Film). Cohen then became pres. & CEO of Manhattan Pictures
International, a distribution co. active from 2001-2003. He then
served as an advisor to the Swartz Foundation and developed pictures with scientific topics at their core until 2007 when he joined
the Faculty at FSU's College of Motion Picture, Television &
Recording Arts while continuing the business of acquiring theatrical projects. He currently is active on the faculty of Florida State
University's Film School. He is a member of the Executive Board
of Directors of the Louis B. Wolfson Film & Television Archives
and serves on the Academic Advisory Committee at Miami -Dade
Community College. He has served as president of the prestigious Independent Feature Project South (IFP/South), and has
lectured on motion picture distribution at the American Film
Institute in Los Angeles, Columbia University, New York
University's Graduate Film School, and the Sundance Institute's
Producers Conference in Utah where he traveled to lecture to
industry members in locations such as Mexico and Jerusalem.
Cohen has served as a consultant to Showtime Networks
Independent Film Initiative as well as other independent production companies. He served on the jury and board of numerous film
festivals including the Chicago, Bermuda, Sunfest in Puerto Rico,
Ft. Lauderdale, the South Beach Independent Film Festival, and is
currently on the Hamptons International Film Festival advisory
board.
PICTURES: Caligula, My Brilliant Career, Maniac, Basket Case,
The Chosen, Butterfly, The Innocent, Mephisto. The Thief, My
Twentieth Century, Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy
Warhol, Overseas, The Story of Boys and Girls, Thank You and
Goodnight, Lovers, Bad Lieutenant, 12 Hours, Enigma, In Praise
of Love, One Eyed King, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Off the
Map.
COHEN, POLLY
Executive. e. Bachelor's degree, Univ. of Calif. at San Diego in
Chinese Studies. Lived and worked in Southeast Asia before
entering the entertainment industry. While still a graduate student
in USC's Peter Stark Production Program, Cohen worked for
Warner Bros. Pictures as a production management trainee. Upon
obtaining her MFA, she joined Jersey Films, where she spent two
years, rising to the post of creative executive. Cohen joined
Warner Bros. Studios in 1997 as a creative executive; named production executive in 1998. In 1999 she became v.p., production,
and in 2003 promoted to senior v.p. In Feb. 2006, she was pro-
moted to executive v.p., production for Warner Bros. Pictures,
reporting to Jeff Robinov, pres., production, Warner Bros.
Pictures. In May 2006, Cohen was named President, Warner
Independent Pictures. She still reports to Robinov.
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COHEN, ROB
Producer, Director. b. Cornwall -on -the -Hudson, NY, March 12,
1949. e. Harvard U. BA. Formerly exec. v.p. in chg of m.p. and TV
for Motown. Started as dir of m.p. for TV at 20th Century -Fox.
Joined Motown at age of 24 to produce films. Headed own production co. 1985, appt. pres., Keith Barish Prods.
PICTURES: Prod: Mahogany, The Bingo Long Traveling All -Stars,
Scott Joplin, Almost Summer, Thank God It's Friday, The Wiz, The
Razor's Edge, The Legend of Billie Jean, Light of Day (co -prod.),
Bird on a Wire, The Hard Way, Co -executive prod.: The Witches
of Eastwick, The Monster Squad, Ironweed, The Running Man.
Exec. prod.: The Serpent and the Rainbow, Disorganized Crime,
xXx 2: The Next Level. Dir: A Small Circle
of Friends,
Scandalous (also co-s.p.), The Skulls, Dragon: The Bruce Lee
Story (also co-s.p., actor), Dragonheart, Daylight, The Fast and
the Furious, Stealth (also ap).
TELEVISION: Movies: Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill,
Knight Rider 2010, Cuba and Claude (exec. prod.), The Vanishing
Son I -IV (exec. prod.), The Rat Pack, The Last Ride. Series: Dir:
Miami Vice, Hooperman, thirtysomething, The Wonder Years
(writer), The Antagonists, The Guardian.
COHEN, ROBERT B.
Executive. e. George Washington U., B.A., Southern Texas Sch.
of Law. 1980-84. Atty. for Pillsbury Madison's Sutro and for
Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Clamans and Machtinger (L.A.). Was
asst. gen. counsel for Columbia Pictures. Joined. Paramount 1985
as sr atty. for M.P. Group. to oversee legal functions for assigned
feature films; 1988 named v.p. in charge of legal affairs, Motion
Picture Group of Paramount; 1990, named sr, v.p. legal affairs,
motion picture group, Paramount. Currently, exec. v.p. legal affairs,
20th Century Fox Distribution.
COHEN, SACHA BARON
Actor, Writer, Producer. b. London, UK, October 13, 1971. e.
Studied History at Christ's. College, Cambridge. AKA: Borat
Sagdiyev, Borat. Trademark characters: Ali G, Bruno, and Borat.
PICTURES: Madagascar (voice), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of
Ricky Bobby, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make
Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Golden Globe Award
2007), Madagascar 2 (voice), Sweeney Todd.
TELEVISION: Movies: Jack and Jeremy's Police 4, Live from the
Lighthouse, Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for
Autism Education (as Borat Sagdiyev), Reel Comedy: Borat
Moviefilms Special Preview (as Borat Sagdiyev). Series: Comedy
Nation, The 11 O'Clock Show, Da Ali G Show (4 Emmy nom.).
Guest: More than 52 appearances.
COHEN, SID
Executive. e. Univ. of RI Col. of Business. Served as western div.
mgr. for WB TV distrib. in 1970s. 1979-84, v.p. feature planning &
sales development for domestic TV distrib. div. of Paramount
Pictures Corp. There he created the first satellite -delivered
feature -film package for free over -the -air TV on a regularly scheduled natl. basis. 1985-91, pres. of domestic TV distrib. at King
World Prods. Sept. 1991-2000 pres. of MGM Domestic TV
Distribution. Now serves MGM unit in consulting role. Sits on
2006-2007 Business Advisory Council for the University of Rhode
Island.
COLBY, RONALD
Producer, Director, Writer. b. New York, NY e. Hofstra U., NYU.
Began career as playwright at Cafe La Mama and Caffe Cino; performed in off-B'way shows; spent year as actor -writer in residence
at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Served as dialogue coach and asst. to
Francis Coppola; was v.p. of Zoetrope Studios. Directed several
documentaries and short films.
PICTURES: Finian's Rainbow (act. only), The Rain People (prod.),
Hammett (prod.), Some Kind of Wonderful (exec. prod.), She's
Having a Baby (exec. prod.), Lisa (assoc. prod., unit prod. mngr.),
The Exorcist III (prod. mngr, 2nd unit), Jai'bait (co -prod), Harvest
of Fire, Moonbase (1st asst. dir.), Bring It On Again (video, unit
production mgr.), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (asst. dir 2nd unit).
TELEVISION: Movies: Margaret Bourke -White (co -prod.), Lush
Life (co -prod.), Cora Unashamed (co -prod.), The Ponder Heart
(sup. prod.), Almost a Woman, A Death in the Family (co -prod.).
Series: Eye to Eye, Nightmare Cafe.
COLE, GARY
Actor. b. Park Ridge, IL, Sept. 20, 1956. e. Illinois State, theatre
major. Dropped out of coll. after 3 years and moved to Chicago
where he tended
bar,
painted houses and worked with
Steppenwolf Theatre group. In 1979 helped to form Remains
Theatre, left in 1986 to become ensemble member of
Steppenwolf.
PICTURES: Lucas, In the Line of Fire, The Brady Bunch Movie, A
Very Brady Sequel, Gang Related, Santa Fe, Cyclops Baby, A
Simple Plan, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Kiss the Sky, Office Space,
The Gift, The Rising Place, One Hour Photo, I Spy, Win a Date with
Tad Hamilton!, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Mozart & the
Whale, Cry Wolf, The Ring Two, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of
Ricky Bobby, Breach, Forever Strong, The American Pastime.
TELEVISION: Movies: Heart of Steel, Fatal Vision, Vital Signs,
Those She Left Behind, The Old Man and the Sea, Son of the
Morning Star, The Switch, When Love Kills: The Seduction of
John Hearn, A Time to Heal, Fall from Grace, For My Daughter's
Honor, Lies He Told, American Adventure, Cadet Kelly, Brady
Bunch in the Whitehouse, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (voice),
Pop Rocks, That Guy. Mini-series: Echoes in the Darkness, From
the Earth to the Moon. Series: Midnight Caller, American Gothic,
Justice League, Crusade, Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law,
Family Guy (voice), The West Wing, Kim Possible (voice). Guest:
More than 64 appearances.
COLE, GEORGE
Actor. b. London, Eng., Apr 22, 1925. e. secondary sch. Surrey.
Stage debut in White Horse Inn, 1939; motion picture debut in
Cottage to Let, 1941.PICTURES: Henry V, Quartet, My Brother's
Keeper, Laughter in Paradise, Scrooge, Lady Godiva Rides Again,
Who Goes There (Passionate Sentry), Morning Departure
(Operation Disaster), Top Secret (Mr Potts. Goes to Moscow),
Happy Family, Will Any Gentleman, Apes of the Rock, The Intruder,
Happy Ever After (Tonight's the Night), Our Girl Friday (Adventures
of Sadie), Belles of St. Trinian's, Prize of Gold, Where There's a
Will, Constant Husband, Quentin Durward, The Weapon, It's a
Wonderful Life, Green Man, Bridal Path, Too Many Crooks, Blue
Murder at St. Trinians, Don't Panic Chaps, Dr. Syn, One Way
Pendulum, Legend of Young Dick Turpin, The Great St. Trinian's
Train Robbery, Cleopatra, The Green Shoes, Vampire Lovers,
Fright, The Bluebird, Mary Reilly, The Ghost of Greville Lodge.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Legend of Young Dick Turpin, The
Last Lonely Man, Minder on the Orient Express, Minder: An
Officer and a Car Salesman, The Sleeper, Station Jim, Marple:
Nemesis, A Class Apart, Diamond Geezer 2. Mini-series: Blott on
the Landscape, Bodily Harm. Series: Dad, My Good Friend. A Life
of Bliss, A Man of Our Times, Menace, Minder, Don't Forget To
Write, The Good Life, The Bounder, Root Into Europe, An
Independent Man, The Sleeper, Station Jim. Guest: More than 61
appearances.
COLEMAN, DABNEY
Actor. b. Austin, TX, Jan. 3, 1932. e. VA Military Inst. 1949-51; U.
Texas 1951-57; Neighborhood Playhouse School Theater 1958-60.
PICTURES: The Slender Thread (debut, 1965), This Property Is.
Condemned, The Scalphunters, The Trouble With Girls, Downhill
Racer, I Love My Wife, Cinderella Liberty, The Dove, The Towering
Inferno, The Other Side of the Mountain, Bite the Bullet, The
Black Streetfighter, Midway, Rolling Thunder, Viva Knievel, North
Dallas Forty, Nothing Personal, How to Beat the High Cost of
Living, Melvin and Howard, Nine to Five, On Golden Pond,
Modern Problems, Young Doctors in Love, Tootsie, WarGames,
The Muppets Take Manhattan, Cloak and Dagger, The Man with
One Red Shoe, Dragnet, Hot to Trot, Where the Heart Is, Short
Time, Meet the Applegates, There Goes the Neighborhood, Amos
& Andrew, The Beverly Hillbillies, Clifford, You've Got Mail,
Inspector Gadget, Stuart Little, Taken, Where the Red Fern
Grows, Recess: School's Out (voice), The Climb, Moonlight Mile,
Domino.
TELEVISION: Movies: Brotherhood of the Bell, Savage, Dying
Room Only, The President's Plane is Missing, Bad Ronald, Attack
on Terror: The FBI Versus the Ku Klux Klan, Returning Home, Kiss
Me Kill Me, Maneaters Are Loose!, More Than Friends, Apple Pie,
When She Was Bad, Murrow, Guilty of Innocence, Sworn To
Silence (Golden Globe nom. 1988, Emmy Award, 1987), Baby M
(Emmy nom. 1988), Maybe Baby, Never Forget, Columbo and the
Murder of a Rock Star (Emmy nom. 1991), Judicial Consent, In
the Line of Duty: Kidnapped, Devil's Food, Target Earth, My Date
with the President's Daughter, Exiled, Must Be Santa, Kiss My Act.
Mini-series: Fresno, Idols of the Game (host). Series: That Girl,
Bright Promise, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Apple Pie, Forever
Fernwood, Buffalo Bill (Golden Globe nom. 2 Emmy nom. 1984),
Drexell's Class, Madman of the People, The Slap Maxwell Story
(Golden Globe Award, Emmy nom. 1988), Recess (voice), The
Guardian, Courting Alex. Special:Plaza Suite, Texan, The Perfect Pitch
(TV documentary as himself). Guest: More than 119 appearances.
COLEMAN, GARY
Actor. b. Zion, IL, Feb. 8, 1968. Gained fame as star of TV's
Diff'rent Strokes.
PICTURES: The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, On the Right Track,
Jimmy the Kid, S.EW., Party, Dirty Work, Off the Menu: The Last
Days at Chasens, Shafted!, The Flunky, Church Ball.
TELEVISION: MovieslActor/Producer: The Kid from Left Field,
Scout's Honor, The Kid With the Broken Halo; The Kid with the
200 I.Q., The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, Playing With Fire,
Like Father Like Santa, A Carol Christmas. Series: Diff'rent
Strokes. Guest: More than 88 appearances.
COLEMAN, LEWIS
Executive. b. San Francisco, CA. e. B.A. in economics from
Stanford University. Coleman worked in the banking industry for
37 years before using his financial acumen in the entertainment
industry. Most recently, Coleman was a bd. director and chairman
of DreamVVorks Animation's audit committee before being tapped
in Dec. 2005 to become the company's president. The appointment has enabled CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and COO Ann Daly to
spend more time on creative responsibilities while finance veteran
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Coleman monitors the company's day-to-day financials. Coleman
was a former vice chairman and CFO of Bank of America and
also the retired founding president of the Gordon and Betty Moore
Foundation, a multi -billion dollar philanthropic foundation.
Alongside Katzenberg and Daly, Coleman leads the company's
staff to produce two computer -generated animated movies per
year and pursues company expansion into direct -to -video movies,
licensing, Broadway musicals and live entertainment. Coleman
also
sits on the boards of directors of Chiron Corporation,
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Regal Entertainment Group.
He is also a member of Stanford University's Advisory Board of
the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
COLEMAN, THOMAS J.
Executive, Producer. b. Connecticut, Apr. 13, 1950. e. Boston U.
Pres., Twalzo Music Corp., 1972-73; v.p., natl. sales mgr, United
Intl. Pictures, 1973-74; founded Atlantic Releasing Corp., 1974;
Atlantic Television, Inc., 1981. All Atlantic companies consolidated
into Atlantic Entertainment Group, 1986. Co. has distributed over
100 films and produced 30 features and TV movies. Sold Atlantic
in March 1989. Formed Independent Entertainment Group and
was named chmn. Feb. 1992 formed Rocket Pictures.
PICTURES: Producer or Exec. Prod.: Valley Girl, Alphabet City,
Roadhouse, Night of the Comet, Starchaser, Teen Wolf,
Extremities, The Men's Club, Modern Girls, Nutcracker, Teen Wolf
Too, Cop, Patty Hearst, 1969, Bad Golf Made Easier, Fluke, A
New York Minute, Cannes Man, The Love Master.
COLER, JOEL, H.
Executive, Producer. b. Bronx, NY, July 27, 1931. e. Syracuse U.,
B.A., journalism. Worked as adv. asst. NBC; acct. exec. Grey
Advertising. Joined 20th Century -Fox in 1964 as adv. coordinator
for Fox Intl.; 1967, named intl. adv./pub. mgr. 1974, named v.p. dir.,
intl. adv/pub. Nov. 1990, named v.p. publicity/promotions Fox Intl.
1991, v.p. Worldwide Distrib. Services. 1984, memb. L.A. Olympic
Org. Comm. Left Fox in 1992 to form Joel Coler & Friends Intl.
Mktg. Consultants. Member of L.A. Philharmonic Business &
Professional Comm. He also has been a member of the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1971 and has served
on the Foreign Language Committee. He has been a member of
the business and professional committee for the LA Philharmonic
and in 1983 and 1984 was a key member of the Advisory
Committee for the LA Olympics. In 2000, he headed up int'l. marketing for the film Mark Twain's Greatest Adventures and in 2001
he was made the film's exec. prod. and a member of the Advisory
Board of Matter of Time Productions, LLC. Coler currently is PR
director in the U.S. for the San Sebastian Film Festival operating
from his Joel Coler & Friends headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA.
PICTURE: A Moment in Time, Mark Twain's Greatest Adventure
(exec. prod.).
COLIN, MARGARET
Actress. b. Brooklyn, NY, May 26, 1957. Raised on Long Island.
Studied acting at Stella Adler Conservatory, Juilliard, Hofstra U.
Left Hofstra to pursue acting career in Manhattan where she was
cast in daytime TV series The Edge of Night. NY Theatre incl.
work at Ensemble Studio, Geva Theatre and Manhattan Theatre.
Club (Aristocrats, Sight Unseen).
PICTURES: Pretty in Pink, Something Wild, Like Father Like Son,
Three Men and a Baby, True Believer, Martians Go Home, The
Butcher's Wife, Amos & Andrew, Terminal Velocity, Independence
The Magic Pudding, Changing Lanes, The Hours, About a Boy,
Dirty Deeds, Japanese Story, Providence, Connie & Carla, The
Last Shot, In Her Shoes, Like Minds, The Night Listener, Little
Miss Sunshine, Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, The Dead Girl,
Evening.
TELEVISION: Movie: Dinner with Friends, Tsunami: The
Aftermath.
COLLINS, GARY
Actor. b. Boston, MA, Apr. 30, 1938.
PICTURES: The Pigeon That Took Rome, The Longest Day,
Cleopatra, Stranded, Angel in My Pocket, Airport, Killer Fish,
Hangar 18, Watchers Reborn, Jungle Book: Lost Treasure (voice),
Beautiful.
TELEVISION: Movies: Quarantined, Getting Away from
It All,
Houston We've Got a Problem, The Night They Took Miss
Beautiful, The Kid From Left Field, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of
the Dolls, Danielle Steel's Secrets, Bandit: Bandit Bandit. Mini Series: Roots. Series: The Wackiest Ship in the Army, The Iron
Horse, Sixth Sense, Born Free, Hour Magazine (host), Home,
Home Show. Specials: Hosted Miss America Pageant 19811990.Guest: More than 68 appearances.
COLLINS, JOAN
Actress. b. London, Eng., May 23, 1933. e. Francis Holland Sch.,
London. Sister is writer Jackie Collins. Made stage debut in A
Doll's House, Arts Theatre 1946. Author: Past Imperfect (autobiography, 1978), Katy, A Fight For Life, Joan Collins Beauty Book,
Prime Time, Love & Desire & Hate, My Secrets, Too Damn
Famous. On London, LA and NY stage in Private Lives. Video:
Secrets of Fitness and Beauty (also exec. prod.)
PICTURES: I Believe in You (debut, 1951), Lady Godiva Rides
Again, Judgment Deferred, Decameron Nights, Cosh Boy, The
Square Ring, Turn the Key Softly, Our Girl Friday (Adventures of
Sadie), The Good Die Young, Land of the Pharaohs, Virgin
Queen, Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Opposite Sex, Sea Wife,
Island in the Sun, Wayward Bus, Stopover Tokyo, The Bravados,
Rally Round the Flag Boys, Seven Thieves, Esther and the King,
Road to Hong Kong, Warning Shot, Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever
Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?, If It's Tuesday
This Must Be Belgium, Subterfuge, The Executioner, Up in the
Cellar, Quest for Love, Inn of the Frightened People, Fear in the
Night, Tales from the Crypt, Tales That Witness Madness, Dark
Places, Alfie Darling, The Devil Within Her, The Bawdy Adventures
of Tom Jones, Empire of the Ants, The Big Sleep, The Stud, Zero
to
Sixty, The Bitch, Game of Vultures, Sunburn, Homework,
The Bleak Midwinter, Annie: A Royal Adventure, The Line King: Al
Hirschfield, The Clandestine Marriage, The Flintstones in Viva
Rock Vegas, Ozzie, Ellis in Glamourland.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Cartier Affair, The Making of a Male
Model, Her Life as a Man, Paper Dolls, The Wild Women of
Chastity Gulch, Drive Hard Drive Fast, Dynasty: The Reunion,
Annie: A Royal Adventure, Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three
Quarters Time, Sweet Deception, These Old Broads. Mini-series:
The Moneychangers, Sins, Monte Carlo (also exec. prod.) Series:
Dynasty (Emmy nom. 1984; Golden Globe Award 1983; 5 other
nom.), Pacific Palisades, Guiding Light. Specials: Hansel and
Gretel (Faerie Tale Theater), Mama's Back, Hidden Hollywood:
Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (Host), Star Trek:
Day, The Devil's Own, Time to Say Goodbye, Milk and Money, The
Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Blue Car, Unfaithful, First
Thirty Years and Beyond, The 100 Greatest TV Ads, Elizabeth
Taylor: A Musical Celebration, Cleopatra: The Film That Changed
Hollywood. Intimate Portrait: Joan Collins (tv documentary).
Daughter.
Guest: More than 130 appearances.
TELEVISION: Movies: Warm Hearts Cold Feet, The Return of
Sherlock Holmes, The Traveling Man, Good Night Sweet Wife: A
Murder in Boston, In the Shadow of Evil, Hit and Run, Swing Vote,
Private Lies, The Familiar Stranger, The Wedding Dress,
Remembering Charlie. Series: The Edge of Night, As the World
Turns, Foley Square, Leg Work, Sibs, Chicago Hope, The Wright
Verdicts, Now and Again, Madigan Men.
COLLET, CHRISTOPHER
Actor. b. New York, NY, March 13, 1968. Started acting in commercials as teenager.
THEATRE: NY: Off-B'way: Coming of Age in SoHo, An Imaginary
Life, Unfinished Stories. B'way: Torch Song Trilogy, Spoils of War.
Regional: The Lion in Winter, The Old Boy, Pterodactyls.
California: The Water Children.
PICTURES: Sleepaway Camp (debut, 1983), Firstborn, The
Manhattan Project, Prayer of the Rollerboys.
TELEVISION: Movies: Right to Kill?, Hero in the Family, Love and
Other Sorrows, 0 Pioneers!, Stephen King's. The Langoliers.
Specials: Pigeon Feathers, First Love and Other Sorrows,
Welcome Home Jelly Bean.
COLLETTE, TONI
Actress. b. Sydney, Australia, November 1, 1972. Was nominated
for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Sixth Sense.
THEATRE: The Wild Party (Tony Award nom.).
PICTURES: Spotswood, Muriel's Wedding (Golden Globe nom.
1996), This Marching Girl Thing, Arabian Knight, Lilian's Story,
Cosi, The Pallbearer, Emma, Clockwatchers, The James Gang,
Dianna & Me, The Boys, Velvet Goldmine, 8 1/2 Women, The
Sixth Sense (Academy Award nom. 2000), Shaft, Hotel Splendide,
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COLLINS, PAULINE
Actress. b. Exmouth, Devon, Eng., Sept. 3, 1940. m. actor John
Alderton (Thomas on Upstairs, Downstairs). e. Central School of
Speech and Drama. Stage debut A Gazelle in Park Lane
(Windsor, 1962). Best known to U.S. audiences as Sarah in
Upstairs, Downstairs.
THEATRE: Passion Flower Hotel (London debut, 1965), The
Erpingham Camp, The Happy Apple, The Importance of Being
Earnest, The Night I Chased the Women with an Eel, Come as You
Are, Judies, Engaged, Confusions, Romantic Comedy, Woman in Mind,
Shirley Valentine (in London won Olivier Award as best actress, in NY
won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards)
PICTURES: Secrets of a Windmill Girl, Shirley Valentine
(Academy Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1990.), City of Joy, My
Mother's Courage, Paradise Road, Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage. War.
TELEVISION: Movies: Knockback, Flowers of the Forrest, Man
and Boy, Sparkling Cyanide, What We Did on Our Holiday. Mini-
series: The Three Musketeers, The Black Tower Series:
Emergency -Ward 10, The Liver Birds, No, Honestly (all with husband), Whither Shall I Wander?, Upstairs Downstairs, Wodehouse
Playhouse, Little Miss (voice), Thomas and Sarah, Forever
Green, Forever Green, The Ambassador, Little Grey Rabbit, Bleak
House.
COLLINS, STEPHEN
Actor. b. Des Moines, IA, Oct. 1, 1947. Appeared off-B'way in
several Joseph Papp productions before B'way debut
in
Moonchildren, followed by No Sex We're British, The Ritz, Loves
of Anatol, Censored Scenes from King Kong. Off-B'way: Twelfth
Night, The Play's the Thing, Beyond Therapy, One of the Guys,
COL -Con
The Old Boy, Putting It Together. Author of play Super Sunday
(Williamstown Fest.), and novel Eye Contact (1994).
PICTURES: All the President's Men, Between the Lines, The
Promise, Fedora, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Loving Couples,
Brewster's Millions, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Choke Canyon, The Big
Picture, Stella, My New Gun, The First Wives Club, An
Unexpected Life, Drive Me Crazy, The Commission, Blood
Diamond, Because I Said So.
TELEVISION: Movies: Brink's: The Great Robbery, The
Henderson Monster, Dark Mirror, Threesome, Weekend War, A
Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, Her Final Fury: Betty
Broderick --The Last Chapter, The Disappearance of Nora,
Barbara Taylor Bradford's Remember, A Family Divided, On
Seventh Avenue, The Babysitter's Seduction, An Unexpected
Family, As Time Runs Out. Mini-series: The Rhinemann
Exchange, Hold the Dream, Inside the Third Reich, Chiefs, The
Two Mrs. Grenvilles (Emmy nom. 1987), A Woman Named Jackie,
Scarlett. Series: Tales of the Gold Monkey, Tattinger's (revamped
as Nick & Hillary), Working it Out, 7th Heaven. Guest: More than
68 appearances.
COLT, MARSHALL
Actor, Writer. b. New Orleans, LA, Oct. 26, 1948. e. Tulane U.,
B.S. Physics; Pepperdine U., M.A. Clinical Psychology; Fielding
Inst., PhD. candidate student, Clinical Psychology. Combat tour in
Southeast Asia during Vietnam War. Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve.
Stage productions: (Hotel Universe, Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?, Zoo Story, Killer's Head, etc.).
PICTURES: Bimbo (short), North Dallas Forty, Those Lips, Those
Eyes, Jagged Edge, Flowers in the Attic, Illegally Yours.
TELEVISION: Movies: Colorado C-1, Sharon: Portrait of a
Mistress, Once an Eagle, To Heal a Nation, Mercy or Murder,
Guilty of Innocence, Deceptions. Series: McClain's Law, Lottery!
Guest: Family, Paper Chase, Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby
Jones, Murder She Wrote, Walker, Texas Ranger.
COLTRANE, ROBBIE
Actor. b. Glasgow, Scotland, 1950. Ent. ind. 1977.
THEATRE: San Quentin theatre workshop, Oxford Theatre Group,
Citizens Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Borderline Theatre,
Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre; one man shows: Your
Obedient Servant, Mistero Buffo.
PICTURES: Bad Business (dir); Flash Gordon, Death Watch,
Subway Riders, Britannia Hospital, Scrubbers, Ghost Dance,
Krull, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Caravaggio,
Defence of the Realm, Chinese Boxes, The Supergrass, Mona
Lisa, Eat the Rich, Bert Rigby You're a Fool, Wonderland (The
Fruit Machine), Let It Ride, Henry V, Slipstream, Nuns on the Run,
Perfectly Normal, The Pope Must Die, Triple Bogey on a Par 5
Hole, Oh What a Night, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Goldeneye,
Buddy, Montana, Frogs for Snakes, The World Is Not Enough, On
the Nose, Delaney's Flutter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone, From Hell, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Van
Helsing, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ocean's
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Provoked,
Stormbreaker, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
TELEVISION: 1981 Take Two, Seven Deadly Sins, Keep It in the
Family, Kick Up The Eighties, The Green Door, The Sheep Stealer,
House With Green Shutters, The Lost Tribe, Alfresco, Laugh? I
Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad
in Dorset, Beat Generation, Susie, Gino, The Bullshitters, Miner's
Strike, Tutti Frutti, Danny the Champion of the World (theatrical
release in Europe), Jealousy (also dir., co -writer), Space Sluts
From Planet Sex, French and Aunders, The Lenny Henry Show,
Robbie Coltrane Special, Mistero Buffo (series), Alive & Kicking,
The Secret Ingredients, The Bogie Man, Rednose of Courage, A
Tour of the Western Isles, Coltrane in a Cadillac (also co -writer),
Cracker (BAFTA & Cable ACE Awards), The Planman (also exec.
prod), Pride, Cracker. Guest: More than 71 appearances.
Twelve,
COLUMBUS, CHRIS
Director, Writer. b. Spangler, PA, Sept.10, 1959. Grew up in Ohio.
Started making short super 8 films in high school, studied screen writing at New York U. Film Sch., graduated 1980. Sold first s.p.,
Jocks, while at college. Wrote for and developed TV cartoon
series, Galaxy High School.
PICTURES: Writer: Reckless, Gremlins, The Goonies, Young
Sherlock Holmes, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
(co-s.p.). Fantastic Four (also prod.), Christmas with the Kranks.
Director: Adventures in Babysitting (debut, 1987), Heartbreak
Hotel (also s.p.), Home Alone, Only the Lonely (also s.p.), Home
Alone 2: Lost in New York, Mrs. Doubtfire, Nine Months (also co prod.), Jingle All the Way, (prod. only), Stepmom, Bicentennial
Man, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
Christmas with the Kranks, (also prod.), Cheaper by the Dozen,
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (exec. prod.), NFL Dad, Will
Sebastian (prod.), Rent (also prod./writer), Sub -Mariner (also
prod.), Slanted and Enchanted (also prod.), Night at the Museum
(prod.), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Series: Amazing Stories, Twilight Zone, Alfred
Hitchcock Presents, Galaxy High School.
COMBS, HOLLY MARIE
Actress. b. San Diego, California, December 3, 1973.
PICTURES: Walls of Glass, Sweet Hearts Dance, New York
Stories, Born on the Fourth of July, Simple Men, Dr. Giggles, A
Chain of Desire, A Reason to Believe.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Perfect Stranger, Sins of Silence, Love's
Deadly Triangle : The Texas Cadet Murder, Daughters, See Jane
Date. Series: Picket Fences, Charmed.
COMSTOCK, BETH
Executive. e. undergraduate degree in biology, College of William
and Mary. Comstock began her career in television in Virginia, and
early in her career she held a succession of publicity positions at
CBS Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, and NBC. From 19931996 Comstock was v.p. NBC News Communications and from
1996-1998 was senior v.p., Communications at NBC. GE CEO
Jack Welch lured Comstock to GE, and in 1998, GE made her a
company officer, at which time she was named GE's vice president of Corporate Communications. Since 2003, Comstock had
served as corporate vice president and chief marketing officer of
General Electric. In December 2005, Comstock was tapped to
lead NBC Universal's digital efforts and was named president of
Digital Media and Market Development. In this role she was
accountable for driving NBC Universal's digital strategy and leading the company's content and distribution efforts to capitalize on
new and emerging digital platforms. In Feb. 2007, new NBC
Universal CEO Jeff Zucker promoted Comstock to her current
position, pres., NBC Universal Integrated Media.
CONAWAY, JEFF
Actor. b. New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1950. Started in show business at
the age of 10 when he appeared in B'way production, All the Way
Home. Later toured in Critics Choice before turning to fashion
modeling. Toured with musical group, 3 1/2, as lead singer and
guitarist. Entered theatre arts program at NYU. Film debut at 19 in
Jennifer on My Mind.
THEATRE: Grease, The News.
PICTURES: Jennifer on My Mind (debut, 1971), The Eagle Has
Landed, Pete's Dragon, Never Promised You a Rose Garden,
Grease, The Patriot, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Cover Girl, Tale
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of Two Sisters, The Banker, The Sleeping Car, A Time to Die, Total
Exposure, Mirror Images, Sunset Strip, Bikini Summer II, Almost
Pregnant, L.A. Goddess, In a Moment of Passion, Alien Intruder,
2002: The Rape of Eden, Jawbreaker, Man on the Moon, Do You
Wanna Know a Secret, Dating Service, YM.I, Curse of the FortyNiner, The Biz, Living the Dream, Sin-Jin Smyth,
TELEVISION: Movies: Having Babies, Delta County, U.S.A.,
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, For the Love of It, Nashville Grab, The
Making of a Male Model, Bay Coven, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal
Mission, Ghost Writer, Eye of the Storm, Babylon 5: Thirdspace,
Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: A Call to Arms. Series:
Taxi (2 Golden Globe nom. 1979, 1980), Wizards and Warriors,
Berrenger's, The Bold and the Beautiful, Babylon 5, Crusade: The
Babylon Project. Guest: More than 60 appearances.
CONDON, BILL
Director, Writer. b. Oct. 22, 1955.
PICTURES: Dead Kids (s.p. only), Strange Invaders (s.p. only),
Sister Sister FIX 2 (s.p. only), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
(dir only), Gods and Monsters (Academy Award for s.p. adapt.;
WGA nom. 1999), The Devil and Daniel Webster (s.p. only),
Chicago: The Musical (s.p. only Academy Award nom.; Golden
Globe nom. WGA nom. 2003), Kinsey (dir, s.p. WGA nom. 2005),
Dreamgirls.
TELEVISION: Movies: Murder 101, White Lie, Dead in the Water,
Deadly Relations, The Man Who Wouldn't Die (also co -exec. prod.)
CONDON, CHRIS J.
Producer, Director, Motion Equipment Designer. b. Chicago,
IL, Dec. 7, 1922. e. Davidson Inst., U. of Southern California. U.S.
Air Force 1943-46. Founded Century Precision Optics, 1948.
Designed Athenar telephoto lenses, Century Super wide-angle
lenses and Duplikins. Co-founded StereoVision International, Inc.
1969 specializing in films produced in new 3-D process. Member
SMPTE. Lecturer and consultant on motion picture optics and 3D motion picture technology.
PICTURES: The Wild Ride, Jaws 3-D, Surfer Girls, Airline, The
New Dimensions.
CONNELLY, JENNIFER
Actress. b. New York, NY, Dec. 12, 1970. e. Yale, Stamford U.
PICTURES: Once Upon a Time in America (debut, 1983),
Creepers, Labyrinth, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Etoile, Some
Girls, The Hot Spot, Career Opportunities, The Rocketeer, Of
Love and Shadows, Higher Learning, Mulholland Falls, Far
Harbor, Inventing the Abbotts, Dark City, Waking the Dead,
Requiem for a Dream, Pollock, A Beautiful Mind (Academy Award,
BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG nom. 2002), Hulk,
House of Sand & Fog, Dark Water, Brideshead Revisited, The
Berkeley Connection, Little Children, Blood Diamond, Reservation
Road.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Heart of Justice. Series: The $treet.
Guest: More than 47 appearances.
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CONNERY, SEAN
Actor. r.n. Thomas Sean Connery. b. Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug.
25, 1930. Worked as a lifeguard and a model before landing role
in chorus of London prod. of South Pacific, 1953. Prod. dir., The
Bowler and the Bonnet (film doc.), I've Seen You Cut Lemons
(London stage). Director of Tantallon Films Ltd. (First production:
Something Like the Truth). Recipient of Golden Globe Henrietta
Award 1972; Cecil B. Demille Award, 1996.
PICTURES: No Road Back (debut, 1957), Time Lock, Hell
Drivers, Action of the Tiger, Another Time Another Place, Darby
O'Gill and the Little People, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure,
Frightened City, On the Fiddle, The Longest Day, Dr No, From
Russia With Love, Marnie, Woman of Straw, Goldfinger, The Hill,
Thunderball, A Fine Madness, You Only Live Twice, Shalako, The
Molly Maguires, The Red Tent, The Anderson Tapes, Diamonds
Are Forever, The Offence, Zardoz, Murder on the Orient Express,
The Terrorists, The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be
King, Robin and Marian, The Next Man, A Bridge Too Far, The
Great Train Robbery, Meteor, Cuba, Outland, Time Bandits, Wrong
Is Right, Five Days One Summer, Sword of the Valiant, Never Say
Never Again, Highlander, The Name of the Rose, The
Untouchables (Academy Award, best supporting actor, 1987), The
Presidio, Memories of Me (cameo), Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade, Family Business, The Hunt for Red October, The Russia
House, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (cameo), Highlander 2:
The Quickening, Medicine Man (also exec. prod.), Rising Sun
(also exec. prod.), A Good Man in Africa, Just Cause (also exec.
prod.), First Knight, Dragonheart (voice), The Rock (also exec.
prod.), Playing by Heart, The Avengers, Entrapment (also prod.),
Finding Forrester The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (also
exec. prod), Josiah's Canon, Indiana Jones 4.
TELEVISION: Movies: Requiem for a Heavyweight, Anna Christie,
The Square Ring, Boy with the Meataxe, Women in Love, The
Crucible, Riders to the Sea, Colombe, Without the Grail,
Adventure Story, Macbeth, Anna Karenina, Male of the Species.
Mini-series: An Age of Kings. Series: Adventure Story. Guest:
More than 148 appearances.
CONNICK, HARRY, JR.
Musician, Actor. b. New Orleans, LA, Sept. 11, 1967. Began performing with Bourbon Street jazz combos at age 6. Studied classical piano. Albums: Harry Connick, 20, When Harry Met Sally..,
Lofty's Roach Souffle, We Are in Love (Grammy Award, 1991),
Blue Light Red Light,
25,
Eleven, When My Heart Finds
Christmas, She, Star Turtle. Acting debut in Memphis Belle
(1990). B'way debut 1990 in An Evening with Harry Connick Jr.
PICTURES: When Harry Met Sally.. (special
es and arrangements), Memphis Belle, The Godfather Part III (performed theme song), Little Man Tate, Sleepless in Seattle (performed song), Copycat, Independence Day, Excess Baggage, Hope
Floats, The Iron Giant (voice), Wayward Son, My Dog Skip (voice),
The Simian Line, Life Without Dick, Mickey, PS., I Love You.
TELEVISION: Movie: South Pacific. Specials: Swingin' Out Live,
The New York Big Band Concert, The Harry Connick Jr.
Christmas Special, Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete
Maravich, Nobel Peace Prize Concert (performer), Great
Performances (Emmy nom. 1991, Emmy Award 2004). Miniseries: Jazz (voice). Series: Will and Grace. Guest: More than 51
appearances.
CONNORS, MIKE
Actor. rn. Krekor Ohanian. b. Fresno, CA, Aug. 15, 1925. e.
UCLA. Film debut in Sudden Fear (1952) as Touch Connors.
PICTURES: Sudden Fear (debut, 1952), Sky Commando, 49th
Man, Island in the Sky, Day of Triumph, Five Guns West, The
Twinkle in God's Eye, Oklahoma Woman, Swamp Woman, The
Day the World Ended, The Ten Commandments, Flesh and Spur,
Shake Rattle and Rock, Voodoo Woman, Live Fast Die Young,
Suicide Battalion, Panic Button, Seed of Violence, Good Neighbor
Sam, Where Love Has Gone, Harlow, Situation Hopeless-But Not
Serious, Stagecoach, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die,
Avalanche Express, Nightkill, Too Scared to Scream, Fist Fighter,
Friend to Friend, Public Enemy #2, Ciudad Baja, Wild Bill:
Hollywood Maverick, Gideon.
TELEVISION: Movies: High Midnight, Beg Borrow or Steal, The Killer
Who Wouldn't Die, Revenge for a Rape, Long Journey Back, The
Death of Ocean View Park, Casino, Hart to Hart Returns, James
Dean: Race With Destiny Mini-series: War and Remembrance.
Series: Tightrope, Mannix (4 Emmy nom.; Golden Globe Award 1970,
5 more nom.), Today's FBI, Crimes of the Century (host), Disney's
Hercules. Guest: More than 84 appearances.
CONRAD, ROBERT
Actor, Director. r.n. Conrad Robert Falk. b. Chicago, IL, March 1,
1935. e. public schools, Northwestern U. Prof. debut, nightclub
singer. Formed Robert Conrad Productions, 1966 (later A Shane
Productions, then Black Sheep Productions).
PICTURES: Thundering Jets (debut, 1958), Palm Springs
Weekend, Young Dillinger, The Bandits (also dir.), Murph the Surf
(Live a Little Steal a Lot), The Lady in Red, Wrong Is Right, Moving
Violations, Uncommon Courage, Jingle All the Way, New Jersey
Turnpikes, Jingle All the Way, Garbage Day (short).
TELEVISION: Movies: Weekend of Terror, The D.A.: Conspiracy
to Kill, Five Desperate Women, Adventures of Nick Carter, The
Last Day, Smash -Up on Interstate 5, Wild Wild West Revisited,
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, More Wild Wild West, Coach of the
Year, Will: G. Gordon Liddy, Confessions of a Married Man, Hard
Knox, Two Fathers' Justice, Assassin, Charley Hannah, The Fifth
Missile, One Police Plaza, High Mountain Rangers (also dir., co story), Glory Days (also dir.), Anything to Survive, Mario and the
Mob, Sworn to Vengeance, Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent,
Search and Rescue. Series: Hawaiian Eye, Wild Wild West, The
D.A., Assignment Vienna, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Black Sheep
Squadron (Golden globe nom. 1978) The Duke, A Man Called
Sloane, High Mountain Rangers, Jesse Hawkes, High Sierra
Search and Rescue. Mini-series: Centennial. Guest: More than 81
appearances.
CONROY, KATHLEEN M.
Executive. b. Minneapolis, MN, April 20, 1956. e. B.A. in Political
Science from Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978. Studied
public relations in the Master of Business Communications program at The University of St. Thomas in St.Paul, MN, 1986-1990.
Graduated from the Institutes for Organization Management,
Association Management, at the University of Notre Dame, South
Bend, IN, June 1996. Held senior -level marketing and communications positions at a variety of trade associations and professional societies. Served as executive dlr. of Color Marketing Group in
Alexandria, VA, 2005-2006. Joined the National Association of
Theatre Owners (NATO) in May 2007; named NATO's Executive
in July 2007. Member of the American Society of
Association Executives (ASAE), 1980 to present. Earned the
Director
Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE in
1995.
CONSTANTINE, MICHAEL
Actor. b. Reading, PA, May 22, 1927.
PICTURES: The Hustler, Hawaii, Skidoo, Justine, If It's Tuesday
This Must Be Belgium, Peeper, Voyage of the Damned, The North
Avenue Irregulars, Pray for Death, In the Mood, Prancer, Dead
Fall, My Life, The Juror, Stephen King's Thinner, My Big Fat Greek
Wedding.
TELEVISION: Movies: Suddenly Single, Deadly Harvest, Say
Goodbye Maggie Cole, The Bait, Death Cruise, The Night That
Panicked America, Conspiracy of Terror, Wanted: The Sundance
in Mid -Air, The Love Tapes, Evita
Peron, My Palikari, Finder of Lost Loves, Leap of Faith, Because
Mommy Works, VVWIII. Mini-series: 79 Park Avenue, Roots: The
Woman, The Pirate, Crisis
Next Generations. Series; Hey Landlord, Room 222 (Emmy
Award, 1970, 1 other nom.; Golden Globe nom. 1971), Sirota's
Court (Golden Globe nom. 1977), My Big Fat Greek Life. Guest:
More than 140 appearances.
CONTI, BILL
Composer. b. Providence, RI, April 13, 1942. Studied piano at
age 7, forming first band at age 15. e. Louisiana State U., Juilliard
School of Music. Moved to Italy with jazz trio where scored first
film, Candidate for a Killing. Was music supvr. on Blume in Love
for Paul Mazursky.
PICTURES: Harry and Tonto, Next Stop Greenwich Village, Rocky
(Academy award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1977), Handle With
Care, Slow Dancing in the Big City, An Unmarried Woman (Golden
Globe nom. 1979), EI.S.T, The Big Fix, Paradise Alley Uncle Joe
Shannon, Rocky II, A Man a Woman and A Bank, Goldengirl, The
Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Formula, Gloria, Private Benjamin,
Carbon Copy, Victory For Your Eyes Only (Academy Award nom.
Golden Globe nom. 1982), I The Jury, Rocky III, Neighbors, Split
Image, Bad Boys, That Championship Season, Unfaithfully Yours,
The Right Stuff (Academy Award, 1984), Mass Appeal, The
Karate Kid, The Bear, Big Trouble, Gotcha, Beer, Nomads, F/X,
The Karate Kid II, A Prayer for the Dying, Masters of the Universe,
Baby Boom, Broadcast News, For Keeps, A Night in the Life of
Jimmy Reardon, Betrayed, Cohen and Tate, Big Blue, Lean On
Me, The Karate Kid Part III, Lock Up, The Fourth War, Backstreet
Dreams, Rocky V, Necessary Roughness, Year of the Gun, A
Captive in the Land, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Bound By
Honor, By the Sword, Rookie of the Year, Yellowstone, 8 Seconds,
The Next Karate Kid, Bushwhacked, The Scout, Spy Hard,
Wrongfully Accused, The Real Macaw, The Thomas Crown Affair,
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Goodness, Tortilla Soup, Boys on the
Run, G, Avenging Angelo, Soul Plane, Rocky Balboa.
TELEVISION: Kill Me If You Can, Stark, North and South, The
Pirate, Smashup on Interstate 5, Papa & Me, Napoleon and
Josephine, Murderers Among Us: The. Simon Wiesenthal Story,
American Tragedy, Judas, Coast to Coast, Letting Go, Dynasty:
The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (show theme comp.). Series
themes: Cagney and Lacy, Dynasty Falcon Crest, The Colbys,
Kenya, Heartbeat, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Emerald
Point N.A.S., Dolphin Cove, The Elite, Instant Recall, Inside
Edition. Specials: Annual Academy Awards (composer: 14 shows,
3 Emmy Awards, 8 Emmy nom.).
CONTI, TOM
Actor. b. Paisley, Scotland, Nov. 22, 1941. Trained at Royal
Scottish Academy of Music, Glasgow. Did repertory work in
Scotland before London stage debut appearing with Paul Scofield
in Savages, 1973.
THEATRE: London: Devil's Disciple, Whose Life Is It Anyway?,
They're Playing Our Song, Romantic Comedy, Two Into One,
Italian Straw Hat, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, Present Laughter.
CON -000
Director: Before the Party, The Housekeeper. NY: Whose Life Is It
Anyway? (Tony Award, 1979), Last Licks :din), Present Laughter
(dir.), Chapter Two.
PICTURES: Galileo (debut, 1975), Eclipse, The Duellists, The
Haunting of Julia (Full Circle), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,
Reuben Reuben (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom.
1984), American Dreamer, Miracles, Saving Grace, Beyond
Therapy, The Gospel According to Vic, That Summer of White
Roses, Shirley Valentine, Someone Else's America, Subdown,
Something to Believe In, Out of Control, Don't Go Breaking My
Heart, The Enemy, Rabbit Fever, Paid, Derailed, 0 Jerusalem,
Dangerous Parking.
TELEVISION: Movies: Mother of Men (1959), Treats, The Wall,
Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story (Golden Globe nom.
1987), The Quick and the Dead, If It's a Man, Hang Up!, Roman
Holiday, The Dumb Waiter, Faerie Tale Theater (The Princess and
the Pea), Fatal Judgment, The Norman Conquests: Table
Manners, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, The Norman
Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, Blade on the Feather,
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase, The Inheritance. Miniseries: The Flight of the Heron, Fall of Eagles, Madame Bovary,
Was A Rat, The Glittering Prizes. Series: Adam Smith, Sam, The
Wright Verdicts,Deadline, Andy Pandy (narator), DNA, Donovan.
Guest: More than 58 appearances.
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CONVERSE, FRANK
Actor. b. St. Louis, MO, May 22, 1938. e. Carnegie-Mellon. Early
training on stage in New York. Active in repertory theatres. Two
seasons with Amer. Shakespeare Fest.
THEATRE: The Seagull, Death of a Salesman, Night of the
Iguana, A Man for All Seasons, The House of Blue Leaves, First
One Asleep Whistle, Arturo Ui, The Philadelphia Story (1980
revival), Brothers, A Streetcar Named Desire (1988 revival),
Design for Living, The Crucible, Hobson's Cioice, The Ride Down
Mount Morgan, etc.
PICTURES: Hurry Sundown, Hour of the Gun, The Rowdyman,
The Pilot, The Bushido Blade, Spring Fever, Everybody Wins,
Primary Motive.
TELEVISION: Movies: Dr. Cook's Garden, A Tattered Web, In
Tandem, Killer on Board, Cruise Into Terror, Sgt. Matlovich vs. the
U.S. Air Force, Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star, Chelsea
D.H.O., Voyage Into Evil, Steeletown, A Movie Star's Daughter,
Marilyn: The Untold Story, The Miracle of Kathy Miller, Anne of
Green Gables-The Sequel, Mystery at Fire Island, Momma the
Detective, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Home at Last, Alone in the Neon
Jungle, Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase, Brother Future,
Our Town. Series: As the World Turns, All My Children, Coronet
Blue, N.YPD., Movin' On, The Family Tree, Dolphin Cove, One Life
to Live. Guest: More than 74 appearances.
CONWAY, GARY
Actor. r.n. Gareth Carmody. b. Boston, MA, Feb. 4, 1936. e. UCLA.
As college senior was chosen for title role in Teen -Age
Frankenstein. After graduating served in military at Ford Ord, CA. In
1960 began contract with Warner Bros., appearing in films and TV.
Has also appeared on stage. Has had several one-man shows as
painter and is represented in public and private collections.
PICTURES: I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, Young Guns of Texas,
Once Is Not Enough, The Farmer (also prod.), Meet Me Halfway
(writer), American Ninja (also s.p.), Over The Top, American Ninja
3: Blood Hunt (s.p.), Liberty & Bash.
TELEVISION: Movie: The Judge and Jake Wyler, Columbo: Any
Old Port in a Storm. Series: Burke's Law, Land of the Giants.
CONWAY, KEVIN
Actor. b. New York, NY, May 29, 1942.
THEATRE: Actor: One Flew Over the Cuckco's Nest, When You
Comin' Back Red Ryder? (Obie & Drama Desk Awards), Of Mice
and Men, Moonchildren, Life Class, Saved, The Elephant Man,
Other Places, King John (NYSF), Other People's Money (Outer
Critics Circle Award; also L.A. prod.), The Man Who Fell in Love
with His Wife, Ten Below, On the. Waterfroit. Director: Mecca,
Short Eyes (revival), One Act Play Fest (Lincoln Center), The Milk
Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (revival), The Elephant Man
(tour), Other People's Money (Chicago, L.A. & S.F.).
PICTURES: Believe in Me, Portnoy's Complaint, Slaughterhouse
Five, Shamus, F.I.S.T, Paradise Alley, The Fun House, Flashpoint,
Homeboy, The Sun and the Moon (dir., prod.), Funny Farm, One
Good Cop, Rambling Rose, Jennifer Eight, Gettysburg, The Quick
and the Dead, Lawnmower Man II, Looking for Richard, The
Stupids, Mercury Rising, The Confession, Two Family House,
Thirteen Days, Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior, Black Knight, Gods
and Generals, Invincible.
TELEVISION: Movies: Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye, The Deadliest
Season, Rage of Angels, The Lathe of Heaven, Attack on Fear,
Something About Amelia, Jesse, When Will I Be Loved?, Breaking
the Silence, The Whipping Boy, Net Worth, Ronnie and Julie, Calm
at Sunset, Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal. Mini-series:
Streets of Laredo, Mark Twain. Series: One Life to Live, Oz, The
Outer Limits. Specials: The Scarlet Letter, The Elephant Man,
Calm at Sunset. Guest: More than 53 appearances.
CONWAY, TIM
Actor. b. Willoughby, OH, Dec. 15, 1933. e. Bowling Green State
U. After 2 yrs. Army service joined KYW-TV in Cleveland as writer director and occasional performer. Comedienne Rose Marie discovered him and arranged audition for the Steve Allen Show on
which he became regular. In 1962 signed for McHale's Navy,
series. Also has done night club appearances.
PICTURES: McHale's Navy (debut, 1964), McHale's Navy Joins the
Air Force, The World's Greatest Athlete, The Apple Dumpling Gang,
Gus, The Shaggy D.A., Billion Dollar Hobo, The Apple Dumpling
Gang Rides Again, The Prize Fighter, The Private Eyes (also cos.p.), Cannonball Run II, The Longshot, Dear God, Speed 2: Cruise
Control, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, View From the Swing.
TELEVISION: Movies: Roll Freddy Roll, Hermie: A Common
Caterpillar, Hermie & Friends. Series: The Steve Allen Show,
McHale's Navy (Emmy nom. 1963), Rango, The Tim Conway
Show (1970), The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, The Carol Burnett
Show (3 Emmy Awards as actor: 1973, 1977, 1978; Emmy Award
as writer: 1976; Golden globe Award 1976; Golden Globe nom.
1977), The Tim Conway Show (1980-81), Ace Crawford: Private
Eye, Tim Conway's Funny America, The College of Comedy with
Alan King, Hercules (voice), SpongeBob SquarePants, On the
Spot, Yes, Dear. Guest: More than 96 appearances.
COOGAN, KEITH
Actor. b. Palm Springs, CA, Jan. 13, 1970. e. Santa Monica City
Col. Grandson of late actor Jackie Coogan. Formerly acted as
Keith Mitchell. Appeared in shorts All Summer in a Day and The
Great O'Grady.
PICTURES: The Fox and the Hound (voice), Adventures
in
Babysitting, Hiding Out, Under the Boardwalk, Cousins, Cheetah,
Book of Love, Toy Soldiers, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,
Forever, In the Army Now, Life 101, Eddie (co -writer), The Power
Within, A Reason to Believe, Downhill Willy, Ivory Tower,
Dreamers, Python, ...Or Forever Hold Your Peace, Just a Little
Harmless Sex, Soulkeeper.
TELEVISION: Movies: A Question of Love, Million Dollar Infield,
Kid With the Broken Halo, A Town's Revenge, Over the Limit,
Battered, Memorial Day, Spooner, Python. Series: The
MacKenzies of Paradise Cove, The Waltons, Gun Shy. Specials:
Wrong Way Kid, The Treasure of Alpheus T Winterborn, Rascal,
Over the. Limit, Spooner.
COOK, RACHAEL LEIGH
Actress. b. Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 4, 1979.
PICTURES: The Baby -Sitters Club, Tom and Huck, 26 Summer
Street, Carpool, The House of Yes, The Eighteenth Angel, Strike,
The Naked Man, Living Out Loud, The Hi -Line, The Bumblebee
Flies Anyway, She's All That, Texas Rangers, Anti -Trust, Tangled,
Josie and the Pussycats, Get Carter, Blow Dry, Texas Rangers,
Sally, 29 Palms, Scorched, Tempo, Bookies, Stateside, The Big
Empty, My First Wedding, Nancy Drew, The Final Season, Blonde
Ambition, All Hat.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Defenders: Payback, Country Justice,
True Women, Fearless. Mini-series: Into the West. Series: Batman
Beyond, Las Vegas.
COOK, RICHARD
Executive. b. Bakersfield, CA, Aug. 20, 1950.e. Degree in political science, USC. Began career as a ride operator at Disneyland,
1970. Disneyland sales rep. & manager of sales, 1971-76; manager, pay TV and non -theatrical releases, The Disney Channel,
1977-80; asst. domestic sales mgr., v.p. & general sales mgr., sen-
ior v.p., domestic dist., Buena Vista Pictures, 1980-87; president
and head of dist. & mktg., Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, 1988.
He established Buena Vista as a pioneer in new methods of film
delivery, helped prohibit paid screen advertising in theatres
exhibiting products from any of the Disney Studios' banners; promoted restoration of the classic movie palace and award -winning
landmark, the El Capitan, 1989-91; and is noted for spectacular
showmanship in launching new films with live stage shows,
parades and gala outdoor premieres. In 1994, Cook assumed the
additional responsibility of film marketing when he was promoted
to president, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution and Marketing.
Cook was promoted to chairman of The Walt Disney Studios
Motion Picture Group in 1996, and then assumed his current role
as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios in 2002. He now over-
sees the development, production, worldwide distribution and
marketing for all live -action and animated films released under the
Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood
Pictures banners. He is also responsible for Disney's worldwide
home entertainment operations under Buena Vista Home
Entertainment
Entertainment and Buena Vista Home
International, as well as the Studio's legal and business affairs
departments. Under his leadership, the studio has been the leading domestic distributor for seven of the last nine years with box
office receipts in excess of one billion dollars each year. Since
1990, the Studio has released 34 films that have grossed more
than $100 million each domestically. In home entertainment, Cook
spearheaded the highly successful launch of the "Disney DVD"
brand, then consistently broke industry records with hit video and
DVD releases including Toy Story, Toy Story 2, The Sixth Sense,
Pearl Harbor, and Monsters, Inc. Cook has been a USC trustee
since 1998 and has served as president of the USC Alumni
Association. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture
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Arts & Sciences; was pres. of The Chandler School and is now
president of the Flintridge Preparatory School Board of Trustees.
He sits on the board of directors for Verdugo Hills Hospital, the
Will Rogers Foundation, and the Foundation of Motion Picture
Pioneers. The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge awarded him
the prestigious George Washington Medal of Freedom.
COOLIDGE, MARTHA
Director, Writer, Producer. b. New Haven, CT, Aug. 17, 1946. e.
Rhode Island Sch. of Design. NYU Inst. of Film and TV grad. sch.
m. writer Michael Backes. Dir. short films while in school. Wrote
and prod. daily children's tv show Magic Tom in Canada Worked
on commercials and political doc. film crews. Prod., dir. and writer
of docs. which have won festival awards, including Passing
Quietly Through; David: Off and On (American Film Fest.), Old
Fashioned Woman (CINE Golden Eagle Award, Blue Ribbon
Award, American film festival), Bimbo (short), Magic Tom in
Canada. First feature film Not a Pretty Picture (won Blue Ribbon
Award, Amer. Film Fest.) Helped start assn. of Indep. Video and
Filmmakers, Inc. As an AFI/Academy Intern worked with Robert
Wise on his film Audrey Rose, 1976. Wrote orig. story that was
filmed as the The Omega Connection. DGA, member of bd. of
dirs.; WIF, member bd. of dirs. Acted in film Beverly Hills Cop III.
Received DGA Award: Robert B. Aldrich Achievement, 1998.
PICTURES: Not a Pretty Picture, The City Girl, Valley Girl, Joy of
Sex, Real Genius, Plain Clothes, Rambling Rose (IFP Spirit
Award, 1991), Lost in Yonkers, Angie, Three Wishes, Out to Sea,
Aurora Island, The Prince and Me, Material Girls, Zorro 2110.
TELEVISION: Movies: Trenchcoat in Paradise, Bare Essentials,
Crazy in Love, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (Emmy nom.; DGA
nom. 2000), If These Walls Could Talk 2 (DGA nom. 2001), The
Flamingo Rising, The Ponder Heart, Infidelity (exec. prod.), The
Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (dir.), Infidelity. Series: The Twilight
Zone, Sex and the City, Sledge Hammer (pilot), House and Home
(pilot), Leap Years, Related.
COONEY, JOAN GANZ
Executive, Producer. b. Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 30, 1929. e. U. of
Arizona. After working as a reporter in Phoenix, moved to NY in
1953 where she wrote soap -opera summaries at NBC. Then was
publicist for U.S. Steel Hour. Became producer of live weekly political TV show Court of Reason (Emmy Award) and documentaries
(Poverty, Anti -Poverty and the Poor) before founding Children's
Television Workshop (renamed Sesame Workshop) and Sesame
Street in 1969. She has served on the boards of Johnson &
Johnson, The Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., the
and Radio & the New York and Presbyterian Hospital, Inc. She is a
Life Trustee of the National Child Labor Committee and of WNET,
Channel 13. Her programs (Sesame Street, The Electric Company,
3-2-1 Contact, Square One TV, Ghostwriter, CRO, Big Bag and
Dragon Tales) have achieved 79 Emmy Awards. Cooney has
received numerous awards including a Daytime Emmy for Lifetime
Achievement in 1989, and in 1990 was inducted into the Television
Academy Hall of Fame. Additionally, she received the Founders
Award from the International Council of the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences. She was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom in 1995 and was inducted into the National
Women's Hall of Fame in 1998. She currently is chmn. of the Exec.
Committee on the Sesame Workshop Bd. of Trustees.
TELEVISION: Series: Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 3-21 Contact.
COOPER, BEN
Actor. b. Hartford, CT, Sept. 30, 1933. e. Columbia U. On stage in
Life with Father (1942); over 3200 radio, TV appearances starting
from 1945.
PICTURES: Side Street (debut, 1950), Thunderbirds, The Woman
They Almost Lynched, A Perilous Journey, Sea of Lost Ships,
Flight Nurse, The Outcast, Johnny Guitar, Jubilee Trail, Hell's
Outpost, The Eternal Sea, The Last Command, Headline Hunters,
The Rose Tattoo, Rebel in Town, A Strange Adventure, Duel at
Apache Wells, Outlaw's Son, The Raiders, Gunfight at Comanche
nom. 1976, 1978), Phyl and Mikky, Love, Sidney, Gimme a Break,
Empty Nest, Dear John, The Powers That Be, Too Something,
Something So Right.
COOPER, JACKIE
Actor, Director, Producer. b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 15, 1922.
Began theatrical career at age of 3 as m.p. actor; was member of
Our Gang comedies (first short was Boxing Gloves in 1929). First
starring role in 1931 in Skippy. Worked at every major studio,
always with star billing. At 20 enlisted in Navy. After three-yr. tour
of duty went to N.Y. to work in live TV. Appeared in 3 plays on
B'way stage and in Mr. Roberts on natl. tour and in London.
Directed as well as acted in live and filmed TV Served as v.p. in
chg. of TV prod., for Screen Gems, 1964-69, when resigned to
return to acting, directing, producing. 2 Emmy Awards for directing
M*A*S*H and The White Shadow.
PICTURES: Fox Movietone Follies (feature debut, 1929), Sunny
Side Up, Skippy (Academy Award nom. 1931), Young Donovan's
Kid, Sooky, The Champ, When a Feller Needs a Friend, Divorce in
the Family, Broadway to Hollywood, The Bowery, Lone Cowboy,
Treasure Island, Peck's Bad Boy, Dinky, O'Shaughnessy's Boy,
Tough Guy, The Devil Is a Sissy, Boy of the Streets, White
Banners, Gangster's Boy, That Certain Age, Newsboys' Home,
Scouts to the Rescue (serial), Spirit of Culver, Streets of New
York, What a Life, Two Bright Boys, The Big Guy, The Return of
Frank James, Seventeen, Gallant Sons, Life With Henry, Ziegfeld
Girl, Glamour Boy, Her First Beau, Syncopation, Men of Texas,
The Navy Comes Through, Where Are Your Children?, Stork Bites
Man, Kilroy Was Here, French Leave, Everything's Ducky, The
Love Machine, Stand Up and Be Counted (dir. only), Chosen
Survivors, Superman, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV:
The Quest for Peace, Surrender, Going Hollywood: The War
Years, Hollywood Chronicles.
TELEVISION: Movies: Shadow on the Land, Maybe I'll Come
Home in the Spring, The Astronaut, The Day the Earth Moved,
The Invisible Man, Mobile Two, Operation Petticoat. Series:
People's Choice (also directed 71 episodes), Hennesey (2 Emmy
nom. 1961, 1962, also dir. 91 epsiodes), Dean Martin Comedy
World (host), Mobile One. Director: Having Babies III, Rainbow,
White Mama, M*A*S*H (Emmy Award 1974), Rodeo Girl, Sex
and the Single Parent, The White Shadow (Emmy Award 1978),
The Ladies, Deacon Street Deer, Perfect Gentlemen, Marathon,
Leave 'Em Laughing, Rosie (also prod.), Glitter, The Night They
Saved Christmas, Izzy and Moe, For Jenny with Love (actor). Has
tv documentaries since 1990. Guest: More than
110 appearances.
COOPER, JEANNE
Actress. r.n. Wilma Jean Cooper. b. Taft, CA, Oct. 25, 1928. e.
College of the Pacific, Pasadena Playhouse. Son is actor Corbin
Bernsen. Recipient: 3 Soap Opera Update MVP Awards, Soap
Opera Digest, Pasadena Playhouse Woman of the Year and
Hollywood Entertainment Museum Award.
THEATRE: The Miracle Worker, Plain and Fancy, Picnic, On the
Town, The Big Knife, Tonight at 8:30, Dark Side of the Moon,
Plaza Suite.
PICTURES: Man From the Alamo, The Redhead From Wyoming,
The Houston Story, Red Nightmare, Plunder Road, 5 Steps to
Danger, The Intruder, House of Women, 13 West Street, Let No
Man Write My Epitaph, The Glory Guys, Tony Rome, The Boston
Strangler There Was a Crooked Man, Kansas City Bomber, AllAmerican Boy, Frozen Assets, The Tomorrow Man, 3 Day Test,
Carpool Guy.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sweet Hostage, The San Pedro Bums,
Beyond. Suspicion, Gentle Ben, Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the
Mountain. Series: Ben Casey (Emmy nom. 1962), Bracken's
World, The Young and the Restless (7 Emmy nom.; Lifetime
Achievement Award 2004. 1973-). Guest: More than 100 apearances.
Gunfighter, Lightning Jack.
TELEVISION: More than 57 appearances.
COPELAND, STEWART
Composer. b. Alexandria, Egypt, July 16, 1952. Drummer and
singer for The Police. Member of pop group, Animal Logic.
PICTURES: Rumble Fish (Golden Globe nom. 1984), Out of
COOPER, HAL
Director, Performer, b. New York, NY, Feb. 22, 1923. e. U. of
Michigan. m. Marta Salcido; child actor in various radio prog.
starting in 1932; featured Bob Emery's Rainbow House, Mutual,
1936-46; asst. dir. Dock St. Theatre, Charleston, SC, 1946-48.
TELEVISION: Your School Reporter, TV Baby Sitter, The Magic
Cottage (writer, prod.). Director: Valiant Lady, Search for
Tomorrow, Portia Faces Life, Kitty Foyle (also assoc. prod.),
Indictment (also prod.), The Happy Time (also assoc. prod.), For
Better or Worse (also prod.), The Clear Horizon, Surprise
Hear No Evil, Riff-Raff, Hidden Agenda, The First Power, Men at
Work, Highlander II: The Quickening, Taking Care of Business,
Wide Sargasso Sea, Bank Robber, Airborne, Raining Stones,
Surviving the Game, Decadence, Fresh, Rapa Nui, Silent Fall, The
Girl You Want, The Pallbearer, Boys, The Leopard Son, 0 Que E
Isso Companheiro?, Little Boy Blue, Gridlock'd, Good Burger,
Welcome to Woop-Woop, Very Bad Things, Pecker, She's All That,
Made Men, Simpatico, Skipped Parts, Boys and Girls, Sunset
Strip, On the Line, Deuces Wild, Me and Daphne (short), I Am
David. Actor: Urgh! A Music War, South Park: Bigger Longer and
Creek, Arizona Raiders, Waco, The Fastest Gun Alive, Red
Tomahawk, One More Train to Rob, Support Your Local
Bounds, Wall Street, Talk Radio, She's Having a Baby, See No Evil
Package (also assoc. prod.), Dick Van Dyke Show, The Art
Uncut.
Linkletter Show (also prod.), The Object Is, Death Valley Days,
Dream of Jeannie, That Girl,
Spy, Hazel, Gidget, Gilligan's
Island, NYPD, Mayberry, Courtship of Eddie's Father, My World
and Welcome to It, The Brady Bunch, The Odd Couple, Mary Tyler
Moore, All in the Family. Exec. prod./Director: Maude (2 Emmy
TELEVISION: Movies: White Dwarf, Tyson The Taking of Pelham
One Two Three, Futuresport, Legalese, Riding the Bus with My
Sister. Series: The Equalizer, TV 101, Afterburn, Babylon 5, The
Amanda Show, Brutally Normal, Beyond the Glory, Breaking News,
Dead Like Me (Emmy nom. 2004), Beyond the Glory (doc.).
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COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD
Director, Writer, Producer. b. Detroit, MI, April 7, 1939. Raised Actor. b. Dawson County, TX, Oct. 16, 1940. e. Texas Tech. U.
PICTURES: Urban Cowboy, Stir Crazy, Any Which Way You Can,
in NYC. Son of late composer Carmine Coppola. Sister is actress
UCLA, 1958-68, M.F.A., cinema. While at UCLA was hired as asst.
Dead and Buried, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Six Pack, Honkytonk Man, The
to Roger Carman as dialogue dir., sound man and assoc. prod.
1969; est. American Zoetrope, (later Zoetrope Studios), a prod.
center in San Francisco. Publisher, City (magazine, 1975-6).
Appeared in documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's
Apocalypse. REceived Directors Guild of America Lifetime
Women, Hard Traveling, What Comes Around, My Science Project,
Nothing in Common, Under Cover, Off the Mark, Permanent Record,
Critters 2: The Main Course, It Takes Two, Who is Harry Crumb?,
Short Time, Ghost Dad, The Hot Spot, Career Opportunities, Solo,
Kiss and Tell, Curdled, Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, Held
Talia Shire. Nephew is Nicolas Cage. e. Hofstra U, B.A., 1958;
Achievement Award 1998.
PICTURES: Tonight for Sure (dir., prod.), The Playgirls and the
Bellboy (co-dir, co-s.p. of addtl. sequences for U.S. version),
Premature Burial (asst. dir), Tower of London (dialog. dir), Battle
Beyond the Sun (adapt.), The Young Races (sound, 2nd unit dir),
The Terror (assoc. prod., 2nd unit dir), Dementia 13 (dir, s.p.), Is
Paris Burning? (co-s.p.), This Property Is Condemned (co-s.p.),
You're a Big Boy Now (dir, s.p.), The Wild Races (2nd unit dir),
Reflections in a Golden Eye (s.p.), Finian's Rainbow (dir.), The
Rain People (dir, s.p.), Patton (co-s.p.; Academy Award, 1971),
THX 1138 (exec. prod.), The Godfather (dir, co-s.p.; Academy
Award for Best Screenplay, Academy Award nom. 2 Golden Globe
Awards, DGA Award 1973), American Graffiti (Academy Award
nom. 1974, exec. prod.), The Great Gatsby (s.p.), The
Conversation (2 Academy Award nom. 2 Golden Globe nom.;
DGA nom. 1975, dir, co -prod., s.p.), The Godfather Part II (dir., cos.p., prod.; 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director &
Screenplay, 2 Golden Globe nom.; DGA Award 1975), Apocalypse
Now (3 Academy award nom. 2 Golden Globe Awards, DGA nom.
1980, dir, prod., co-s.p., cameo), The Black Stallion (exec. prod.),
Kagemusha (co -exec. prod.), One From the Heart (dir, co-s.p.),
Hammett (exec. prod.), The Escape Artist (co -exec. prod.), The
Black Stallion Returns (exec. prod.), The Outsiders (dir.), Rumble
Fish (dir., exec. prod., co-s.p.), The Cotton Club, (Golden globe
nom. 1985, dir, co-s.p.), Mishima (co -exec. prod.), Peggy Sue Got
Married (dir), Gardens of Stone (dir, co -prod.), Tough Guys Don't
Dance (co -exec. prod.), Lionheart (exec. prod.), Tucker: The Man
and His Dream (dir.), New York Stories (Life Without Zoe; dir, cos.p.), The Godfather Part III (2 Academy Award nom. 2 Golden
Globe nom.; DGA nom. 1991, dir, co-s.p., prod.), Wind (co -exec.
prod.), Bram Stoker's Dracula (dir., co -prod.), The Secret Garden
(exec. prod.), Mary Shelley Frankenstein (prod.), Don Juan
DeMarco (exec. prod.), My Farnily/Mi Familia (exec. prod.),
Haunted (co -exec. prod.), Jack, Buddy (exec. prod.), Lanai -Loa
(prod.), The Rainmaker (dir, s.p.), The Third Miracle (exec. prod.),
Grapefruit Miracle (prod.), Goosed (exec. prod.), The Florentine
(prod.), Sleepy Hollow (exec. prod.), Grapefruit Moon (prod.),
Monster (exec. prod.), Jeepers Creepers, C.Q. (exec prod.), The
Two Fridas, No Such Thing (exec prod.), Pumpkin (exec prod.),
Assassination Tango (prod. only), Supernova, Megalopolis, My
Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir (exec. prod.), Jeepers.
Creepers II (exec. prod.), On the Road (prod.), Kinsey (exec. prod.),
Megalopolis (dir./writer), The Good Shepherd (exec. prod.), Marie Antoinette (exec. prod.), Youth Without Youth (prod dir., s.p.).
TELEVISION: Movies: The People (exec. prod.), White Dwarf (co prod), Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (co -exec. prod.), Dark Angel
(exec. prod.), The Odyssey (Emmy Award nom. 1997, exec.
prod.), Outrage (exec. prod.), Moby Dick (Emmy Award nom
1998, exec. prod.), The Third Miracle (exec. prod.)., Dr Jekyll &
Hyde. Series: The Outsiders (exec. prod.), First Wave (exec.
prod.), Platinum (exec. prod.), The 4400. Special: Rip Van Winkle
(Faerie Tale Theatre; dir).
Mr.
COPPOLA, SOFIA
Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Costume Designer, Executive
Producer. b. Manhattan, NY, May 12, 1971. e. Fine arts program
at the California Institute of the Arts. Born the third child and only
daughter of renowned director Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor
Coppola. As infant, first appeared in film in her father's production,
The Godfather. Throughout childhood and teen years, sporadically acted in minor roles. Critical reviews of on -camera work led her
behind the scenes, as costume designer and ultimately to directing and screenwriting. She won the Oscar for best original screenplay for the 2003 production, Lost in Translation, and garnered
nominations for best director and best picture for the film.
PICTURES: Actress: The Godfather (debut 1972; uncredited),
The Godfather: Part II (uncredited), The Outsiders, Rumble Fish,
The Cotton Club, Frankenweenie (short), Peggy Sue Got Married,
Anna, The Godfather: Part. III, Inside Monkey Zetterland, Star
Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace, CQ. Costume Designer:
New York Stories (also segment writer), The Spirit of '76. Writer:
Lick the Star (also director, producer), The Virgin Suicides (also
dir), Lost in Translation (Academy Award, 2 other nom. Best
Original Screenplay, 2003; Golden Globe Award, 1 other nom.;
DGA nom. 2004 also director & producer), Marie Antoinette (also
director, producer writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: Actress: The Princess Who Had Never
Laughed. Mini-series: The Godfather Saga (uncredited). Series:
Producer: Hi Octane (also host). Executive prod.: Platinum (also
creator & writer).
Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, WarGames, The Man Who Loved
Up, Race to Space, Nobody Knows, The Journeyman, Drive -In
Movie Memories, No One Can Hear You, Dunsmore, Clover Bend,
Waitin' to Live, Tin Can Shinny, Molding Clay, Beautiful Dreamer, The
Dukes of Hazzard, Lake City, No Country for Old Men, In the Valley
of Elah, Fissure.
TELEVISION: Movies: Rage, This House Possessed, The Killing of
Randy Webster, Murder in Texas, Bitter Harvest, A Few Days in
Weasel Creek, Fantasies, Prime Suspect, Travis McGee, Flight #90:
Disaster on the Potomac, The Jesse Owens Story, Fatal Vision,
I
Know My First Name is Steven, Last Flight Out, The Chase,
Conagher, Siringo, The Keys, Robin Cook's Virus, Moon Shot (Emmy
nom 1995), Deadly Family Secrets, My Son Is Easy, Columbo: A
Trace of Murder, The Hired Heart, A Face to Kill For, Sealed with a
Kiss, Hope Ranch, Alien Express, Monte Walsh, Hidden Places.
Mini-series: The Thorn Birds, Lonesome Dove. Series: Boone,
Spies, Northern Exposure (2 Emmy nom. 1993, 1994), The Big
Easy, One Tree Hill. Guest: More than 96 appearances.
CORD, ALEX
Actor. r.n. Alexander Viespi. b. Floral Park, NY, May 3, 1933. Early
career in rodeo; left to become actor. Studied at Shakespeare
Academy (Stratford, Conn.) and Actor's Studio (N.Y). Spent two
in summer stock; in 1961 went on tour with Stratford
Shakespeare Co. Author of novel Sandsong. Co-founder of
yrs.
Chuckers for Charity polo team which has raised more than $2
million for various charities. Champion rodeo team roper and cutting horse rider.
PICTURES: Synanon (debut, 1965), Stagecoach, A Minute to
Pray A Second to Die, The Brotherhood, Stiletto, The Last
Grenade, The Dead Are Alive, Chosen Survivors, Inn of the
Damned, Sidewinder One, Grayeagle, Jungle Warriors, Street
Asylum, A Girl to Kill For, Naked Force, THe Naked Truth, CIA
Code Name. Alexa, To Be the Best, Hologram Man.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Scorpio Letters, Hunter's Man;
Genesis II, Fire !, Beggerman Thief, Goliath Awaits, The Dirty
Dozen: The Fatal Mission, University Blues, Dobe and a Company
of Heroes (tv documentary, narrator). Series: W.E.B., Cassie &
Company, Airwolf, Wild West Showdown (host). Guest: More than
52 appearances.
CORDAY, BARBARA
Executive, Producer. b. New York, NY, Oct. 15, 1944. Began
career as publicist in N.Y. and L.A. Turned to writing for TV; named
v.p., ABC-TV, in charge of comedy series development. 1982-84,
headed own production co. in association with Columbia Pictures
TV; June, 1984-87 pres., Columbia Pictures TV; CBS
Entertainment, exec. v.p. primetime programs, 1988-1990.
Producer, Knots. Landing TV series, 1992; pres., New World
Television, 1993-1994. Member: Caucus of Writers, Producers &
Directors; Hollywood Women's Coalition. Corday was also a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Television.
TELEVISION: Writer: American Dream (Emmy nom. 1981, pilot),
This Girl For Hire, Just Life (pilot), Turnabout, Cagney and Lacey
(also co -creator). Co -Exec. Prod.: Knots Landing, The Heart Of
Justice.
CORMAN, GENE
Producer. rn. Eugene H. Corman. b Detroit, MI, Sept. 24, 1927.
e. Stanford U. Went to work for MCA as agent 1950-57; left to pro-
duce his first feature film, Hot Car Girl. Partner with brother Roger
in Corman Company and New World Distributors. Vice pres 20th
Century Fox Television, 1983-87; exec. v.p. worldwide production,
21st Century Film Corp.
PICTURES: Attack of the Giant Leeches, Not of This Earth, Blood
and Steel, Valley of the Redwoods, Secret of the Purple Reef,
Beast from Haunted Cave, Cat Burglar, The Intruder, Tobruk, You
Can't Win Em All, Cool Breeze, Hit Man, The Slams, Von
Escaped from Devil's Island, Secret
Richthofen and Brown,
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Invasion, Vigilante Force, F.I.S T. (exec. prod.), The Big Red One,
If You Could See What I Hear, Paradise, A Man Called Sarge,
Harold Robbins' Body Parts.
TELEVISION: What's In It For Harry, A Woman Called Golda
(Emmy and Christopher Awards as prod., 1982), Mary and
Joseph, a Love Story, Blood Ties.
CORMAN, ROGER WILLIAM
Executive, Director, Producer, Writer, Distributor. b. Detroit,
MI, April 5, 1921. e. Stanford U. 1947; Oxford U., England 1950.
U.S. Navy 1944; 20th Century -Fox, production dept., 1948, story
analyst 1948-49; Literary agent, 1951-52; story, s.p., assoc. prod.,
Highway Dragnet Formed Roger Corman Prod. and Filmgroup.
Prod. over 200 feature films and dir over 60 of them. Formed production -releasing company, org., New World Pictures, Inc., 1970.
Formed prod. co., Concorde, 1984; distribution co., New Horizons,
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1985. On TV acted in film Body Bags. Recipient of LA Film Critics
Award for Career Achievement, 1997. Has more than 400 project
credits to his name.
PICTURES: Director: Five Guns West (dir. debut, 1955), Apache
Woman, Swamp Women, The Day the World Ended, The
Oklahoma Woman, The Gunslinger, It Conquered the World, Not
of This Earth, Naked Paradise (Thunder Over Hawaii), Attack of
the Crab Monsters, Rock All Night, Teenage Doll, Carnival Rock,
Sorority Girl, Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the
Waters of the Great Sea Serpent, The Undead, War of the
Satellites, She Gods of Shark Reef, Machine Gun Kelly, Teenage
Caveman, Mobster, A Bucket of Blood, The Wasp Woman, Ski
Troop Attack, House of Usher, The Little Shop of Horrors, The
Last Woman on Earth, Creature From the Haunted Sea, Atlas,
The Pit and the Pendulum, The Intruder, The Premature Burial,
Tales of Terror, Tower of London, The Raven, The Terror, X-The
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Man With the X Ray Eyes, The Haunted Palace, The Young
Racers, The Secret Invasion, The Masque of the Red Death,
Tomb of Ligeia, The Wild Angels, The St. Valentine's Day
Massacre, The Trip, Target: Harry (credited as Henry Neill),
Bloody Mama, Gas -s -s -s, Von Richtofen and Brown, Frankenstein
Unbound (also s.p.). Producer: Boxcar Bertha, Big Bad Mama,
Death Race 2000, Eat My Dust, Capone, Jackson County Jail,
Fighting Mad, Thunder & Lightning, Grand Theft Auto, Never
Promised You A Rose Garden, Deathsport, Avalanche, Battle
Beyond the Stars, St. Jack, Love Letters, Smokey Bites the Dust,
Galaxy of Terror, Slumber Party Massacre Part II, Death Stalker,
Barbarian Queen, Munchies, Stripped To Kill, Big Bad Mama II,
Daddy's Boys, Lords of the Deep (also actor), The Terror Within,
Two to Tango, Time Trackers, Heroes Stand Alone, Bloodfist, Silk
CORRI, ADRIENNE
Actress. rn. Adrienne Riccoboni. b. Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 13,
1933. e. RADA at 13; parts in several stage plays including The
Human Touch. Numerous TV appearances.
PICTURES: The Romantic Age (Naughty Arlette; debut, 1949),
The River, Quo Vadis, The Little Kidnappers, The Sinners, Devil
Girl From Mars, Meet Mr. Callaghan, Lease of Life, Make Me an
Offer, Triple Blackmail, The Feminine Touch, Behind the
Headlines, The Shield of Faith, Three Men in a Boat, Second
Fiddle, The Surgeon's Knife, The Big Chance, Corridors of Blood,
The Rough and the Smooth (Portrait of a Sinner), The Tell -Tale
Heart, Sword of Freedom, The Hellfire, Dynamite Jack, Sword of
Lancelot, A Study in Terror, Bunny Lake Is Missing, Doctor
Zhivago, Woman Times Seven, The Viking Queen, Africa-Texas
Style!, The File of the Golden Goose, Cry Wolf, Moon Zero Two,
Vampire Circus, A Clockwork Orange, Madhouse, Rosebud,
Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Human Factor.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Outsider, The Highwayman, Man and
Superman, Twelfth Night, A Distant Thunder, Afternoon at the
Festival, Kean, Measure for Measure, The Dream Lover Miniseries: The Idiot, Napoleon and Love, Love in a Cold Climate.
Series: The Three Musketeers, Opportunity Murder, Sword of
Freedom, Epilogue to Capricorn, A Family at War, You're Only
Young Twice. Guest: More than 49 appearances.
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CORT, BUD
Actor. r.n. Walter Edward Cox. b. New Rochelle, NY, March 29,
1950. e. NYU School of the Arts. Stage debut in Wise Child,
B'way. L.A. theatre includes Forget -Me -Not Lane, August 11 1947,
Detonator, Watchers Reborn, A Very Unlucky Leprechaun,
Endgame (Dramalogue Award), Demon Wine, The Seagull, He
Who Gets Slapped. Founding member of L.A. Classical Theatre.
Theatrical film debut as extra in Up the Down Staircase 1967.
Television debut in The Doctors.
PICTURES: Sweet Charity, M*A*S*H, Gas -s -s -s, The Traveling
Executioner, Brewster McCloud, Harold and Maude (Golden
Globe nom. 1972), Die Laughing, Why Shoot the Teacher?, She
Dances Alone, Hysterical, Electric Dreams (voice), Love Letters,
The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, Maria's Lovers, Invaders
from Mars, Love at Stake, The Chocolate War, Out of the Dark,
Brain Dead, Going Under, Ted and Venus (also dir, co-s.p.), Girl in
the Cadillac, Heat, Theodore Rex, Sweet Jane, I Woke Up Early
the Day I Died, Dogma, But I'm a Cheerleader, South of Heaven
West of Hell, The Million Dollar Hotel, Coyote Ugly, Pollock, Made,
The Big Empty, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
TELEVISION: Movies: Brave New World, The Bates Motel, And
the. Band Played On, Jitters. Special: Bernice Bobs Her Hair.
Hard As Nails, Escape from Afghanistan (video), Sting of the
Black Scorpion (video), Wolfhound (video), Slaughter Studios
CORT, ROBERT W.
Executive, Producer. e. U. of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa).
Master's degree in History & MBA from Wharton. Moved into feature prod. after having worked primarily in marketing/advertising.
2,
Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of Red Death, Haunted
Symphony, Midnight Tease. Exec. Prod.: Black Scorpion, Black
Scorpion 2, Not of This Earth, Not Like Us, Sweet Revenge (co exec. prod.), The Drifter, Singles, Crime Zone, Watcher, The
Lawless Land, Stripped to Kill 2, Hollywood Boulevard II, Rock
and Roll High School Forever, Bloodfist II (prod.), One Night
Stand, Haunted Sea, Future Fear, Falling fire, Eruption, Don't
Sleep Alone, Detonator, Criminal Affairs, Club Vampire, Circuit
Breaker, Born Bad, Alien Avengers II, Spacejacked, The Protector,
Urban Justice, Stripteaser II, Termination Man, Starquest II,
Shadowdancer, The Sea Wolf, Overdrive, My Brother's War,
Macon County Jail, Knocking On Death's Door, Haunted Sea,
Future Fear, Falling Fire, Eruption, Don't Sleep Alone, Criminal
Fears, Club Vampire, Circuit Breaker, Born Bad, Black Thunder,
Vatican Air Two, Stray Bullet, Star Portal, Running Woman, Desert
Thunder, The Haunting of Hell House, Shadow, The Protector, The
Suicide Club, The Doorway, Avalanche Alley, The Arena, Raptor,
(video), Shakedown (video, Barbarian (video), Firefight, Rage and
Discipline. Actor: The Godfather Part II, Cannonball, The Howling,
The State of Things, Swing Shift, The Silence of the Lambs,
Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Some Nudity Required, Scream 3, The
Independent, A Galaxy Far Far Away, Looney Tunes: Back in
Action, The Manchurian Candidate.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Second Civil War, various others.
Series: Roger Corman Presents (exec. prod.).
AUTHOR: How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never
Lost a Dime.
CORNELL, JOHN
Producer, Director, Writer.
b. Kalgoorlie, Western Australia,
1941. m. actress Delvene Delancy. Grew up Bunbury. e. studied
pharmacy for two years in Perth. Won internship at Western
Australian Newspapers at 19, becoming columnist then London
editor at 26. As Melbourne prod. of TV show, A Current Affair, discovered bridge rigger Paul Hogan. Put him on show, became his
manager and formed JP Productions with him in 1972. Prod. and
appeared on The Paul Hogan Show. Formed movie co. with
Hogan, Rimfire Films.
PICTURES: Crocodile Dundee (Academy Award nom. 1987,
prod., co-s.p.), Crocodile Dundee II (prod., dir, editor), Almost an
Angel (dir., prod.).
CORNFELD, STUART
Producer, Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA.
e. U. of California,
Berkeley. Entered America Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film
Studies as producing fellow, 1975. Joined Brooksfilm as asst to Mel
Brooks on High Anxiety. Assoc. prod., History of the World Part I.
PICTURES: Fatso, The Elephant Man, (exec. prod.), Fast Times
at Richmont High (actor only), National Lampoon's European
Vacation (co -prod.), Girls Just Want to Have Fun (exec. prod.),
The Fly, Moving, The Fly II (exec. prod.), Hider in the House (co prod.), Darkman (actor only), Kafka, Wilder Napalm, Mimic (co exec. prod.), Zoolander, Old School, Duplex, What Makes Sammy
Run, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Date
School, Tenacious Din 'The Pick of Destiny', Blades of Glory, The
Persuaders.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Cover Girl and the Cop (actor), Hider
in the House (co -prod.). Series: The Animated Adventures of
Computerman (actor).
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Joined Columbia Pictures as
v.p.,
1976; elevated to
v.p.,
adv./pub./promo. Named exec. v.p. of mktg. for 20th -Fox, 1980.
Moved into feature prod. as senior v.p., 1981. In 1983 named
exec. v.p., prod., 20th -Fox Prods. 1985, joined Interscope Comm.
as ores. From 1996-2001, managing partner of Cort/Madden
Prods. In 2001 formed Robert Cort Productions. In 2003 Random
House published Cort's first novel, Action!, which garnered outstanding critical reviews and became a bestseller. Cort has also
been a lecturer at the American Film Institute.
PICTURES: Prod.: Critical Condition, Outrageous Fortune,
Revenge of the Nerds II, Three Men and a Baby, The Seventh
Sign, Cocktail, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (exec. prod.),
Renegades (exec. prod.), Blind Fury (exec. prod.), An Innocent
Man, The First Power (exec.
prod.), Bird on a Wire,
Arachnophobia, Three Man and a Little Lady, Eve of Destruction,
Class Action, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Paradise, The Hand
That Rocks the Cradle, The Cutting Edge, FernGully, The Gun in
Betty Lou's Handbag, Out on a Limb, Jersey Girl, Holy Matrimony,
Imaginary Crimes, Operation Dumbo Drop, The Tie That Binds,
Mr Holland's Opus, The Associate (exec. prod.), Snow White
(exec.), The Odd Couple II, The Out-Of-Towners, Runaway Bride,
Save the Last Dance, The Colony, Against the Ropes, Save the
Last Dance 2 (exec. prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies (co -exec. prod.): A Mother's Courage
(Emmy Award 1990), A Part of the Family, Body Language, In the
Company of Spies, Harlan County War, The Rats, Something the
Lord Made (Emmy Award 2004).
CORTESE, VALENTINA
Actress. b. Milan, Italy, Jan. 1, 1924. Started career at 15 in
Orizzonte Dipinto while studying at Rome Acad. of Dramatic Art.
Following several appearances in European films brought to
Hollywood by 20th Century -Fox, 1949; billed in U.S. films as
Valentina Cortesa. Experience on dramatic stage in variety of
roles inc. Shakespeare, O'Neill, Shaw.
PICTURES: Orrizonte Dipinto (debut, 1940), Primo Amore, A
Yank in Rome, A Bullet for Strefano, Les Miserables, The Glass
Mountain (English -language debut, 1950), Black Magic, Malaya,
Thieves Highway, Shadow of the Eagle, The House on Telegraph
Hill, Secret People, Lulu, Forbidden Women (Angels of Darkness),
The Barefoot Contessa, Le Amiche, Magic Fire, Calabuch,
Barabbas, The Evil Eye, The Visit, The Possessed, Juliet of the
Spirits, Black Sun, The Legend of Lylah Clare, The Secret of
Santa Vittoria, First Love, Give Her the Moon, The Assassination
COR-COU
of Trotsky, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Day for Night (Academy
Award nom. Golden Globe nom. 1975), Tendre Dracula, Widow's
Nest, When Time Ran Out, La Ferdiranda, Blue Tango, The
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Betrothed, Young
Toscanini, Buster's Bedroom, Sparrow.
serves on the board of the National Association of Theatre
Owners. In addition to his corporate involvements, Corwin is the
chmn. and past president of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, on
the bd. of governors of the Cal. Community Foundation and is a
trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation and the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, So. California Chapter. Corwin was
honored as the "ShoWester of the Year" in 1987 and as the
Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers 'Pioneer of the Year" in
1997.
CORWIN, DAVID
Exhibitor. e. B.S. in business administration from Georgetown
University and J.D from Univ. of Southern California. Corwin is
president of Los Angeles -based Metropolitan Theatres
Corporation. The privately held corporation has been owned by
the Corwin family since 1923 and currently operates 21 theatres
with 103 screens in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and British
Columbia. Corwin is a member of the bd. of directors of the
National Association of Theatre Owners.
CORWIN, NORMAN
Writer, Producer, Director. b. Boston, MA, May 3, 1910. Sports
ed. Greenfield, Mass. Daily Recorder, 10.26-29; radio ed., news
commentator, Springfield Republican & Daily News, 1929-36;
prog. din, CBS, 1938. Author of Thirteen by Corwin, More by
Corwin, Untitled & Other Plays, The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,
Dog in the Sky, Overkill and Megalove, Prayer for the 70's, Holes
in a Stained Glass Window, Trivializing America; taught courses at
U.
Faculty,
U.S.C. Sch. of
Journalism, 1980-.; sec., M.P Academy Foundation, 1985. First
v.p., Motion Picture Acad., 1989. Inducted into Radio Hall of
Fame, Chicago Museum, 1993. Writer-rost Academy Leaders
(PBS). Chmn. Doc. Award Com., Motion Picture Acad. 1965-91;
elected to bd. of gov., 1980; first v.p., 1988-89; chmn., writers'
exec. comm., M.P. Academy; co-chmn. scholarship corn., M.P.
Academy; mem.: Film Advisory Bd.; bd. of trustees, Advisory
Board, Filmex; bd. of dirs., WGA. Books ircl. Directors Guild Oral
History, Years of the Electric Ear, Norman Corwin's Letters.
Received WGA Award: Valentine Davies Award, 1972.
THEATRE: The Rivalry, The World of Carl Sandburg, The
Hyphen, Overkill and Megalove, Cervantes. Together Tonight:
Jefferson Hamilton and Burr.
PICTURES: Once Upon a Time, The Blue Veil, The Grand Design,
Scandal in Scourie, Lust for Life (Academy Award nom. best
adapt. s.p. 1957), The Story of Ruth, Madison Avenue, .
TELEVISION: Inside the Movie Kingdom, The FDR series, The
Plot to Overthrow Christmas, Norman Corwin Presents, The Court
Martial of General Yamashita, The World at War (mini-series documentary, 1974), Network at 50.
COSBY, BILL
Actor, Comedian. b. Philadelphia, PA, Ju y 12, 1938. e. Temple
U., U. of Mass., Ed.D. Served in United States Navy Medical
Corps. Started as night club entertainer.
AUTHOR: The Wit and Wisdom of Fa: Albert,
Bill Cosby's
Personal Guide to Power Tennis, Fatherhood, Time Flies.
COMEDY ALBUMS: Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow... Right!
(Grammy Award, 1964), I Started Out As a .Ohild (Grammy Award,
1965), Why Is There Air? (Grammy Award, 1966), Wonderfulness
(Grammy Award, 1967), Revenge (Grammy Award, 1967), To
Russell My Brother Whom I Slept With (Grammy Award, 1969),
Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days, Rat Own Rat Own Rat
Own, My Father Confused Me... What Must Do? What Must I
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Do?, Disco Bill, Bill's Best Friend, Cosby and the Kids, It's True It's
True, Bill Cosby - Himself, 200 MPH, Silverthroat, Hooray for the
Salvation Army Band, 8:15 12:15, For Adults Only, Bill Cosby
Talks to Kids About Drugs, Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby.
RADIO: The Bill Cosby Radio Program.
PICTURES: Hickey and Boggs (debut, 1972), Man and Boy,
Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again, Mother Jugs and
Speed, A Piece of the Action, California Sae, The Devil and Max
Devlin, Bill Cosby Himself, Leonard Part VI (also co -prod., story),
Ghost Dad, The Meteor Man, Jack, 4 Little 3irls, Comedian (documentary), Crooklyn (comp.), Jack, Men of Honor (exec. prod.),
Fat Albert (exec. prod./writer).
TELEVISION: Movies: To All My Friends on Shore (also exec.
prod., story, music), Top Secret, Spy Returns (also co -exec.
prod.), The Cosby Show Reunion: A Look Back. Series: I Spy (3
Emmy Awards for Best Actor: 1966, 1967, 1968; Golden Globe
nom. 1967), The Bill Cosby Show (1969-71:, The New Bill Cosby
Show (Golden Globe nom. 1973. 1972-731, Fat Albert and the
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(also prod., 1996-), Kids Say the Darndest Things, Little Bill
Emmy
CORWIN, BRUCE CONRAD
Exhibitor. b. Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 1940. e. Graduate,
Wesleyan Univ. in CT. Recipient of honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Corwin is the third generation of the Corwin family to lead
Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, an 80 -year -old chain of movie
theatres based in Los Angeles, CA. The circuit currently operates
21 theatres with 103 screens in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah,
and British Columbia. He currently is chairman and CEO. He
UCLA, USC, San Diego State
Cosby Kids, Cos, The New Fat Albert Show (Emmy Award, 1981),
The Cosby Show (3 Emmy nom. 2 Golden Globe Awards; 1 nom.
1984-92), A Different World (exec. prod. only), You Bet Your Life,
Award
2004,
Emmy
nom.
2002,
exec.
(co -exec.
Fatherhood
prod./writer/creator/composer),
prod./writer). Specials: The Bill Cosby Special, The Second Bill
Cosby Special, Fat Albert Easter Special (voice), Cosby Salutes
Alvin Ailey, The Kennedy Center Honors, Intimate Portrait:
Phylicia Rashad, Starz 10th Anniversary. Guest: More than 134
appearances.
COSTA-GAVRAS (CONSTANTIN)
Director, Writer. r.n. Konstaninos Gavras. b. Athens, Greece, Feb.
13, 1933. French citizen. e. Studied at the Sorbonne; Hautes
Etudes Cinematographique, (IDHEC). Was leading ballet dancer
in Greece before the age of 20. Worked as second, then first
assistant to Marcel Ophuls, Rene Clair, Rene Clement and
Jacques Demy. Pres. of the Cinematheque Francaise, 1982-87.
Appeared as actor in film Madame Rosa.
PICTURES: Director: The Sleeping Car Murders (also s.p.; debut,
1965), Un Homme De Trop/Shock Troops (also s.p.), Z (also cos.p.; 2 Acad. Award noms. 1970), The Confession, State of Siege
(also co- s.p.), Special Section (also co-s.p.), Clair de Femme
(also s.p.), Missing (also co-s.p.; Aced. Award for Best Adapted
s.p., 2 Golden Globe nom. 1983; Palm d'Or at Cannes Film Fest.),
Hannah K. (also prod.), Spies Like Us (actor only), Family
Business (also s.p.), Betrayed, Music Box (Golden Bear, Berlin
Festival, 1989), The Little Apocalypse, Lumiere & Company, The
Stupids, Mad City, Amen, Le Couperet, Mon colonel (s.p.).
COSTNER, KEVIN
Actor, Producer. b. Lynwood, CA, Jan. 18, 1955. e. CA. State U,
Fullerton majored in marketing. Acted with South Coast Actors'
Co-op, community theater gp. while at coll. After grad. took marketing job which lasted 30 days. Early film work in low budget
exploitation film, Sizzle Beach, 1974. Then one line as Luther
Adler in Frances. Role in The Big Chill was edited from final print.
1989, set up own prod. co. Tig Prods. at Raleigh Studios.
PICTURES: Sizzle Beach U.S.A., Shadows Run Black, Night Shift,
Chasing Dreams, Table for Five, Testament, Stacy's Knights, The
Gunrunner, Fandango, Silverado, American Flyers, The
Untouchables, No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams,
Revenge (also exec. prod.), Dances With Wolves (also dir., co -prod.;
2 Academy Awards for Best Picture & Director; 1 Academy nom.
Golden Globe Award and 1 nom. DGA Award 1991), Robin Hood:
Prince of Thieves, JFK (Golden Globe nom. 1992), The Bodyguard
(also co -prod.), A Perfect World, Wyatt Earp (also co -prod.), Rapa
Nui (co -prod. only), The War, Waterworld (also co -prod.), Tin Cup
(Golden Globe nom. 1997), The Postman (also dir, co -prod), For
Love of the Game, Message in a Bottle (also prod.), Play it to the
Bone, Thirteen Days, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly, Open
Range, The Upside of Anger Rumor Has It, The Tortilla Curtain
(also prod.), The Guardian, Mr. Brooks (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Documentaries/Specials: 500 Nations (co -exec.
prod., host), Rapa Nui: Legends in Stone, Spirit: A Journey in
Dance, Drums & Song (narr), Play It to the Bone, When It Was a
Game 3, Thirteen Days: The Making of a Crisis, Roots of the
Cuban Missile Crisis, The Heaven and Earth Show (series), Frat
Boys, On Native. Soil (narr.), Laffit: All About Winning (nary).
COUNTER III, J. NICHOLAS
Executive. e. Univ. of Colorado, B.S., Stanford, J.D.
Law partner at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp until he joined the
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in 1982. Has
been pres. of AMPTP from 1982 -present. In that position, he represents the major studios and major independent producers of television and theatrical motion pictures in industry -wide labor negotiation, including contracts with SAG, AFTRA and WGA. Member,
Nat'l. Film Preservation Board, Ent. Industry Development Corp.
Trustee for over 14 industry health and pension plans. Bd. member Motion Picture & Television Fund, (MPTF).
COURIC, KATIE
Journalist. b. Arlington, VA, Jan. 7, 1957. e. Univ. of VA. Started
as desk asst. at ABC News, then assignment editor for CNN,
reporter for WTVJ, NBC affiliate in Miami. Moved to NBC's
Washington D.C. station WRC. Became natl. correspondent for
The Today Show, 1989, then co -host in 1991. Resigned from The
Today Show in 2006 to take her current position, anchor the CBS
Evening News. Served as co -host of Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade, 1991 -present. Former regular on Dateline NBC, host of
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Appears in the film
Austin Powers in Goldmember. TV series documentary host of
Freedom: A History of Us.
PICTURES: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Shark Tale (voice).
COURTENAY, TOM
Actor. b. Hull, England, Feb. 25, 1937 e. University Coll., London,
Royal Acad. of Dramatic Art, 1960-61; Old Vic.
THEATRE: Billy Liar, Andorra, Hamlet, She Stoops to Conquer,
Otherwise Engaged (N.Y. debut), The Dresser, Poison Pen, Uncle
Vanya, Moscow Stations, etc.
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PICTURES: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (debut,
1962), Private Potter, Billy Liar, King and Country, Operation
Crossbow, King Rat, Doctor Zhivago (Academy Award nom.
1966), The Night of the Generals, The Day the Fish Came Out, A
Dandy in Aspic, Otley, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,
Catch Me a Spy, The Dresser (Academy Award nom.; Golden
Globe Award, 1984), Happy New Year, Leonard Part VI, Let Him
Have It, The Last Butterfly, The Boy From Mercury, Whatever
Happened to Harold Smith, Last Orders, Nicholas Nickleby, Flood,
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Heard the Owl Call My Name,
Jesus of Nazareth, Absent Friends, Chekhov in Yalta,
Redemption, The Old Curiosity Shop, A Rather English Marriage,
The John Thaw Story, Ready When You Are Mr. McGill. Series:
The Lads, Ghosts, Private Potter.
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COURTLAND, JEROME
Actor, Producer, Director.
b.
Knoxville, TN, Dec. 27, 1926.
Began career in 40s as actor, then turned to directing and producing.
PICTURES: Actor: Kiss and Tell, Man from Colorado,
Battleground, The Barefoot Mailman, The Bamboo Prison, Tonka,
Black Spurs. Director: Run, Cougar, Run, Diamond on Wheels.
Producer: Escape to Witch Mountain, Ride a Wild Pony, Return
from Witch Mountain, Pete's Dragon, The Devil & Max Devlin,
Amy.
TELEVISION: Actor: The Saga of Andy Burnett, Tonka. Director:
Hog Wild (also co -prod.), Harness Fever. Knots Landing, Dynasty,
Hotel, Love Boat, Fantasy Island Director: Falcon Crest, Matt
Houston, Hotel, The Colbys, Island Son.
COUTARD, RAOUL
Cinematographer. b. Paris, France, Sept. 16, 1924. Spent 4
years in Vietnam working for French Military Info. Service, later a
civilian photographer for Time and Paris -Match. During WWII
worked in photo labs. After war returned to France and formed
prod. co. making documentaries. Joined Jean -Luc Godard as his
cinematographer on Breathless (1960). His use of hand-held
camera and natural light established him as a seminal cameraman of the French New Wave, working with Godard, Truffaut and
later with Costa Gavras. Director: Hoa Binh (1971). Received
American Society of Cinematographers, International Award,
1997.
PICTURES: Breathless, Shoot the Piano Player, Lola, Jules and
Jim, The Army Game, My Life to Live, Love at Twenty (segment),
Les Carabiniers, Contempt, Alphaville, The Soft Skin, Male
Companion, Pierrot le Fou, Made in USA, Weekend, Sailor From
Gibraltar, The Bride Wore Black, Z, The Confession, Le Crabe
Tambour, Passion, First Name: Carmen, Dangerous Moves, Salt
on the Skin, La Garce, Max My Love, Burning Beds, Let Sleeping
Cops Lie, Bethune: The Making of a Hero, Punctured Life, The
Birth of Love, Happiness Is No Joke, The Phantom Heart, Wild
Innocence.
COWAN, WARREN J.
Publicist. b. New York, NY, March 13. e. Townsend Harris H.S.,
UCLA, graduated 1941. Entered public relations, 1941, with Alan
Gordon & Associates; three yrs. Air Force; joined Henry C. Rogers
office in 1945; became partner, 1949, and changed name to
Rogers & Cowan Public Relations; advisor, Rogers & Cowan, Inc.,
1960; pres., Rogers & Cowan, Inc., 1964; named bd. chmn., 1983.
Retired as Rogers & Cowan churn. in 1992. 1994, started new P.R.
company, Warren Cowan & Associates and remains actively
involved in operations. Served as natl. communications chmn. for
United Way of America. Cowan has also served on the advisory
bd. of the Natl. Assoc. of Film Commissioners; 2nd Decade
Council of American Film Institute; on bd. of the L.A. County High
School for the Arts, Scott Newman Center and the Young
Musicians Foundation.
COX, ALEX
Actor, Director, Writer. b. Liverpool, England, Dec. 15, 1954.
Studied law at Oxford U. where he dir. and acted in plays for
school drama society. Studied film prod. Bristol U. Received
Fulbright Scholarship to study at UCLA film school, 1981.
PICTURES: Repo Man (also s.p.), Sid and Nancy (also co-s.p.),
Straight to Hell (also co-s.p.), Walker (also co-editor), Highway
Patrolman, Floundering (actor only), Dead Beat (actor only), The
Queen of the Night (actor only), The Winner (also actor), Death and
the Compass (also actor), Perdita Durango (actor only), Waldo's
Hawaiian Holiday, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (s.p. only), Three
Businessmen (also dir.), Kurosawa: The Last Emperor, Revengers
Tragedy, Herod's Law, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (documentary), A Revenger's Tragedy (acting, dir.), Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday,
Searchers 2.0 (also editor).
TELEVISION: Movies: Red Hot and Blue, Mike Hama -Private
Detective: Mike Hama Must Die! (dir , s.p.), The Inspector Lynley
Mysteries: Playing for the Ashes (location mgr.) In His Life: The
John Lennon Story, A Hard Look.
COX, BRIAN
Actor. b. Dundee, Scotland, June 1, 1946. e. London Acad. of
Music & Dramatic Art. Acted with Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and
Birmingham Rep. Theatre; also season with Royal Shakespeare
Company. Video: Acting and Tragedy. Author: The Lear Diaries,
Salem in Moscow.
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THEATRE: The Master Builder, King Lear, Richard III, Fashion,
Rat in the Skull (Olivier Award; also B'way), Titus Andronicus
(Olivier Award), Penny for a Song, St. Nicholas, Skylight.
PICTURES: Nicholas and Alexandra, In Celebration, Manhunter,
Shoot for the Sun, Hidden Agenda, Prince of Jutland, Iron Will,
Rob Roy, Braveheart, Chain Reaction, The Boxer, The Long Kiss
Goodnight, Kiss the Girls, Rushmore, Desperate Measures, The
Minus Man, The Corruptor, For Love of the Game, Longitude, The
Invention of Dr. Morel, Complicity, Mad About Mambo, Whipped, A
Shot at Glory, Saltwater, Super Troopers, L.I.E., Cocozza's Way,
The Affair of the Necklace, The Reckoning, Murder By Numbers,
Bug, The Rookie, The Bourne Identity, Adaptation, The Ring, X2,
Sin, The Reckoning, Troy, The Bourne Supremacy, The Ringer,
Match Point, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the
Wardrobe (voice), A Woman in Winter, Running with Scissors,
Burns, The Flying Scotsman, Agent Crush, Zodiac, Trick 'r Treat,
Terra (voice). Dir/Writer: Scorpion Spring.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Year of the Sex Olympics, Changeling,
King Lear, Inspector Morse, Pope John Paul II, Florence
Nightingale, The Fourth Floor, Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the
Sun, Murder by Moonlight, Secret Weapon, Lost Language of
Cranes, The Cloning of Joanna May, Six Characters in Search of
an Author, Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Eagle, Grushko, Picasso,
The Negotiator, Witness Against Hitler, Henry V at Shakespeare's
Globe, Poodle Springs, Longitude, The Biographer, Bach,
Bothwell, Churchill's. People, Master of Ballantrae, Smallpox 2002:
Silent Weapon (narrator), The Biographer, Blue/Orange, Lost: The
Journey (narr.), The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur
Conan Doyle, The Outsiders. Mini-series: Therese Raquin, The
Modern World: Ten Great Writers (voice), Red Fox, Shakespeare:
The Animated Tales (voice), The Big Battalions, Nuremberg
(Emmy Award; Golden Globe nom. 2001). Series: The Devil's
Crown, Deadwood. Guest: More than 93 appearances.
COX ARQUETTE, COURTENEY
Actress. b. Birmingham, AL, June 15, 1964. m. actor David
Arquette. Left AL to pursue modeling career in NY. Dir. Brian
DePalma selected her to be the young woman who jumps out of
audience and dances with Bruce Springsteen in his music video
Dancing in the Dark. This break led to featured role in short-lived
TV series Misfits of Science (1985-86).
PICTURES: Masters of the Universe, Down Twisted, Cocoon: The
Return, Mr. Destiny, Blue Desert, Shaking the Tree, The Opposite
Sex, Ace Ventura-Pet Detective, Scream, Commandments,
Scream 2, The Runner, Scream 3, The Shrink is In (also exec.
prod.), Alien Love Triangle, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Get Well
Caught in the Act, The
Longest Yard, Alpha Dog, The Barnyard (voice), Zoom, The Tripper.
TELEVISION: Movies: I'll Be Home for Christmas, Roxanne: The
Prize Pulitzer, Till We Meet Again, Curiosity Kills, Battling for Baby,
Topper, Sketch Artist II: Hands That See, Talk Show Diaries (exec.
prod.). Series: Misfits of Science, Family Ties, The Trouble With
Larry, Friends, Mix It Up (exec. prod.), Dirt (also exec. prod.).
Guest: More than 61 appearances.
COX, RONNY
Actor. b. Cloudcroft, NM, July 23, 1938. e. Eastern New Mexico Univ.
PICTURES: The Happiness Cage (debut, 1972), Deliverance,
Hugo the Hippo (voice), Bound for Glory, The Car, Gray Lady
Down, Harper Valley PTA., The Onion Field, Taps, The Beast
Within, Some Kind of Hero, Courage (Raw Courage), Beverly Hills
Cop, Vision Quest, Hollywood Vice Squad, Steele Justice, Beverly
Hills Cop II, Robocop, One Man Force, Loose Cannons, Martians
Go Home!, Total Recall, Scissors, Captain America, Past
Midnight, Murder at 1600, Frog and Wombat, Forces of Nature,
Deep Blue Sea, The Boys of Sunset Ridge, American Outlaws,
Losing Grace, Crazy As Hell, The L.A. Riot Spectacular.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Connection, A Case of Rape, Who Is
the Black Dahlia?, Having Babies, Corey: For the People, The Girl
Called Hatter Fox, Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II, Transplant,
When Hell Was in Session, Fugitive Family, Courage of Kavik: The
Wolf Dog, The Last Song, Alcatraz-The Whole Shocking Story,
Fallen Angel, Two of a Kind, The Jesse Owens Story, The
Abduction of Kari Swenson, Baby Girl Scott, In the Line of Duty:
The FBI Murders, The Comeback, When We Were Young, With
Murder in Mind, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride,
A Part of the Family, Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat'
Manigault, Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story, Childhood
Sweethearts, Y2K, Secret of Giving, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town:
JonBenet and the City of Boulder, Love Lessons, The Agency,
Point of Origin, Home for Christmas, Angel in the Family. Miniseries: Favorite Son, From the Earth to the Moon, Perfect Murder
Perfect Town. Specials: Our Town, Chicago 7 Trial. Series: Apple's
Way, Spencer, St. Elsewhere, Cop Rock, Sweet Justice, Spawn
(voice), Invasion America (voice), The Agency, Stargate SG -1.
Guest: More than 86 appearances.
COYOTE, PETER
Actor. rn. Peter Cohon. b. New York, NY, Oct. 10, 1942. Studied
with San Francisco Actors Workshop. Theatre includes The
Minstrel Show (dir.), Olive Pits (also co -writer), The Red Snake,
True West, The Abduction of Kari Swenson, Baby Girl Scott.
PICTURES: Die Laughing (debut, 1980), Tell Me a Riddle,
Southern Comfort, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, E.T.: The Extra
Terrestrial, Endangered Species, Timerider, Cross Creek,
CRA-CRA
Slayground, Stranger's Kiss, Heartbreakers, The Legend of Billie
CRAMER, DOUGLAS S.
Stacking, Heart of Midnight, The Man Inside, Crooked Hearts,
Exposure, Bitter Moon, Kika, That Eye The Sky, Moonlight and
Valentino, Unforgettable, Sphere, Patch Adams, The Basket, Last
Call, Random Hearts, Erin Brokovich, Red Letters, More Dogs
Cincinnati, B.A.; Columbia U.M.F.A. Taught at Carnegie Inst. of
Tech., 1954-55; Production asst. Radio City Music Hall 1950-51;
Jean, Jagged Edge, Outrageous Fortune, A Man in Love,
Than Bones, A Time For Dancing, Jack the Dog, Suddenly Naked,
Purpose, A Walk to Remember, Femme Fatale, Written in Blood,
Northfork, The Hebrew Hammer, Bon voyage, Shadow of Fear,
Deepwater, Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis, A Little Trip
to Heaven, Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave from the Grave, End
Game, Deepwater, Berkeley (narrator), Behind Enemy Lines: Axis
of Evil, Resurrecting the Champ, Shadows of Atticus.
TELEVISION: Movies: Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, The
People vs. Jean Harris, Isabel's Choice, Best Kept Secrets,
Scorned and Swindled, The Blue Yonder, Time Flyer, Child's Cry,
Sworn to Silence, Echoes in the Darkness, Baja Oklahoma,
Unconquered, A Seduction in Travis County, Living a Lie, Keeper
of the City, Breach of Conduct. Buffalo Girls, Seduced by
Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story, Delve, Murder in My Mind,
Two for Texas, Route 9, Indiscreet, A Murder On Shadow
Mountain, Execution of Justice, The Wednesday Woman,
Phenomenon II, Midwives, Lost: Revelation. Series: Commander
in Chief, The 4400, The Inside. Documentaries: Narrator: National
Geographic Explorer series), The Color of War, The American
Frontier: Decisive Battles, Kerouac, the Movie, Contrary Warriors:
A Film of the Crow Tribe, Downwind/Downstream, Waldo Salt: A
Screenwriter's Journey, Orson Welles: What Went Wrong?, The
Peyote Road, American Cinema (series), Cyclone!, The West
(mini-series), 21st Century Jet: The Building of the 777, The
Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, Still Missing, Titanic:
Breaking New Ground, Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest
(mini-series), The Pacific Century (Emmy Award 1993) National
Geographic: The Battle for Midway, World's Scariest Explosions:
Caught On Tape, Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San
Francisco - The Fillmore, Rome: Power & Glory, Founding Fathers
(mini-series), Voices of the Sierra Tarahumara, Sex in the 20th
Century, Founding Brothers, Unprecedented: The 2000
Presidential Election, Seth Eastman: Painting the Dakota,
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina, Carlos Castaneda: Enigma
of a Sorcerer (also actor), Oil on Ice, About Face (also actor).
Guest: More than 100 appearances.
CRAIG, DANIEL
Actor. b. Cheshire, UK, March 2, 1968. e. Guildhall School of
Music and Drama at the Barbican.
PICTURES: The Power of One, A Kid in King Arthur's Court,
Elizabeth, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon,
I Dreamed of Africa, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition,
The Mother, Sylvia, Enduring Love, Layer Cake, The Jacket,
Fateless, Munich, Renaissance (voice), Infamous, Casino Royale,
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Invasion, I, Lucifer,
Bond 22.
TELEVISION: Movies: Genghis Cohn, Sharpe's Eagle, The
Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, The Ice House,
Shockers: The Visitor, Sword of Honour, Copenhagen, Archangel.
Mini-series: Our Friends in the North. Series: Covington Cross
(pilot).
CRAIG, MICHAEL
Actor. r.n. Michael Gregson. b. Poona, India, Jan. 27, 1929. At 16
joined Merchant Navy. 1949, returned to England and made stage
debut in repertory. Entered industry as extra in 1949.
PICTURES: Passport to Pimlico (debut, 1949), The Magic Box,
The Cruel Sea, Malta Story, The Love Lottery, Passage Home,
The Black Tent, Yield to the Night, Eye -Witness, House of
Secrets, High Tide At Noon, Sea of Sand, Sapphire, Upstairs and
Downstairs, The Angry Silence (Academy Award nom. 1961),
Cone of Silence, Doctor In Love, Mysterious Island, Payroll, No
My Darling Daughter, A Pair of Briefs, A Life for Ruth, The Iron
Maiden, Captive City, Summer Flight, Stolen Flight, Of a
Thousand Delights, Life at the Top, Modesty Blaise, Star!, Twinky,
The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Brotherly Love (Country Dance), A
Town Called Bastard, The Fourth Mrs. Anderson, Vault of Horror,
Inn of the Damned, Ride a Wild Pony, The Irishman, Turkey Shoot,
Stanley, Appointment With Death, Hot Resort.
TELEVISION: Movies: Daddy Kiss It Better, Spoiled, St. Joan,
Tartuffe, Essington, The Last Rites, Arena (writer), Mini-series:
Husbands and Lovers, The Fourth Wish (writer), The Timeless
Land, Brides of Christ, Mary Bryant. Series: Second Time Around,
Three Men of the City, G.P., The Outsiders (writer/co-creator), The
Emigrants, Triangle, Menotti (writer/creator), Grass Roots.
CRAISSATI, ANDREW
Executive. b. London, UK, July 15, 1963. e. University of Durham,
UK. 1983; several management positions for International Media
Management. 1989; Managing Dir., Motion Picture Group,
Landmark Entertainment Group. 1991-96; President -North
America, Group Managing Dir. The Magna Group. 1997-99; Sp.
Advisor: Office of Regional Chairman, Seagrams &
Sons/Seagram (Asia Pacific). 1999 to present; Chairman & Chief
Executive, The Virgin Group (Asia Pacific).
Executive, Producer. e. Northwestern
U.,
Sorbonne,
U.
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MGM Script D?pt. 1952; Manag, Dir. Cincinnati Summer Playhouse
1953-54. TV super Procter and Gamble 1956-59; Broadcast sup/I-.
Ogilvy Benson and Mather adv. 1959-62; v.p. program dev. ABC-TV
1962-66; v.p. program dev. 20 Cent. -Fox TV 1966; exec. v.p. in chg.
of prod., Paramount TV, 1968-71; exec. v.p. Aaron Spelling Prods.
1976-89; pres. Douglas S. Cramer Co, 1989. Now on East Coast
working as theatrical producer for works such as "The Tales of the
Allergist's Wife."
THEATRE: Call of Duty, Love is a Smoke, Whose Baby Are You,
Last Great Dish.
PICTURES: Exec. prod.: Sleeping Together
TELEVISION: Exec. prod.: Bridget Loves Bernie, QB VII (Emmy
nom. 1975), Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, Nightmare in
Badham County, Sex Symbol, Danielle Steel's Novels; More than 19
productions, Kaleidoscope, Changes, Message from Nam, Daddy,
Palamino, Once in a Lifetime, The Ring, Zoya: Trade Winds, Lake
Success, Wonder Woman, Family of Cops. Co -exec. prod.: Love
Boat (1977-86), Vegas (1978-81), Dynasty (Emmy nom. 1982), Matt
Houston, Hotel, Colbys, Family of Cops III.
CRANE, DAVID
Producer, Writer. b. August 10,1957.
PICTURES: Epic Proportions (writer/play).
TELEVISION: Movies: Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn Mysteries: Death at
the Bar (s.p. editor). Series: Dream On (Emmy nom. 1993, creator), Ngaio Marsh's Alleyn Mysteries (s.p. editor), Friends (Emmy
Award 2002; 5 other nom., co -exec., co -creator), Veronica's
Closet (exec. prod., co -creator), Jesse (exec. prod.), Joey (writer),
The Class (pilot, exec. prod., writer/creator).
CRAVEN, GEMMA
Actress. b. Dublin, Ireland, June 1, 1950. e. Loretto Coll. Studied
acting at Bush Davies School. London stage debut, Fiddler on the
Roof (1970).
THEATRE: London: Audrey, Trelawny, Dandy Dick, They're
Playing Our Song, Song and Dance, Loot, A Chorus of
Disapproval, Three Men on a Horse, Jacobowsky and the Colonel,
The Magistrate, South Pacific, The London Vertigo, Private Lives,
Present Laughter.
PICTURES: Kingdom of Gifts, Why Not Stay for Breakfast, The
Slipper and the Rose, Wagner, Double X: The Name of the Game,
Words Upon the Windowpane, The Last Bus Home, After the
Hole.
TELEVISION: Pennies From Heaven, Must Wear Tights, She Loves
Me, Song by Song by Noel Coward, Song by Song by Alan Jay Lerner,
East Lynne, Robin of Sherwood, Treasure Hunt, Gemma Girls and
Gershwin, Boon, The Bill, The Marshal, The Cazelets, The Clinic.
CRAVEN, WES
Director, Writer. b. Cleveland, OH, Aug. 2, 1939. e. Wheaton
Coll., B.A.; Johns Hopkins, M.A., philosophy. Worked as humanities prof. prior to film.
PICTURES: The Last House on the Left (also s.p., ed.), The Hills
Have Eyes (also s.p., ed.), Deadly Blessing, Swamp Thing (also
s.p.), A Nightmare on Elm Street (also s.p.), The Hills Have Eyes
Part II (also s.p.), Deadly Friend, A Nightmare on Elm Street III:
Dream Warriors (co-s.p., co -exec. prod. only), The Serpent and
the Rainbow, Shocker (also exec. prod., s.p.), The People Under
the Stairs (also s.p., co -exec. prod.), Wes Craven's New
Nightmare (also actor, s.p.), Vampire in Brooklyn, The Fear (actor
only), Scream, Wishmaster (prod. only), Scream 2, Music of the
Heart, Scream 3, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (actor only),
Carnival of Souls (exec. prod. only, Dracula 2000 (prod. only)),
Freddy v. Jason (writer), Cursed, Red -Eye, Feast (exec. prod.,
The Hills Have Eyes (1977 s.p.), je t'aime Paris, The Breed (exec.
prod.), Pulse (s.p.), Home (exec. prod.), The Hills Have Eyes II
(writer, prod.).
TELEVISION: Movies: A Stranger in Our House, Kent State,
Invitation to Hell, Chiller, Casebusters, Night Visions (also exec. prod.,
co -writer), Laurel Canyon (exec. prod. only), Body Bags (actor only),
Chameleon Blue, Shadow Zone: The Undead Express, Don't Look
Down,They Shoot Divas, Don't They?, Series: Twilight Zone (1985, 7
episodes: Word Play, A Little Peace and Quiet, Shatterday,
Chameleon, Dealer's Choice, The Road Less Traveled, Pilgrim Soul,
The People Next Door (exec. prod.), Kamelot (exec. prod.).
CRAWFORD, MICHAEL
O.B.E. Actor. r.n. Michael Dumbell-Smith. b. Salisbury England,
Jan.19, 1942. Early career as boy actor in children's films, as a boy
soprano in Benjamin Britten's Let's Make an Opera and on radio.
Later star of TV's Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life.
Solo albums: Songs from the Stage and Screen, With Love, Performs
Andrew Lloyd Weber, A Touch of Music in the Night. Appeared for
MGM Grand in production EFX.
THEATRE: Come Blow Your Horn, Traveling Light, The Anniversary,
White Lies and Black Comedy (N.Y.), No Sex Please We're British,
Billy, Same Time Next Year, Flowers for Algernon, Barnum, The
Phantom of the Opera (London: Laurence Olivier Award; New York:
Tony, Drama. Desk, Drama League & Outer Circle Critics Awards,
1988; also L.A.), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber (U.S., Canada,
U.K. & Australia).
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PICTURES: Soap Box Derby (debut, 1957), Blow Your Own Trumpet,
A French Mistress, Two Living One Dead, Two Left Feet, The War
Lover, The Knack... and How to Get It, A Funny Thing Happened on
the Way to the Forum, The Jokers, How I Won the War, Hello Dolly!,
The Games, Hello -Goodbye, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
Condorman, Once Upon a Forest (voice).
TELEVISION: Still Life, Destiny, Byron, Move After Checkmate, Three
Barrelled Shotgun, Home Sweet Honeycomb, Some Mothers Do 'ave
'em, Chalk and Cheese, BBC Play for Today, Private View, Barnum!,
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, My Favorite Broadway: The Love
Songs,
Love Christmas. Special: Michael Crawford in Concert
(Emmy nom. 1998).
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CRICHTON, MICHAEL
Writer, Director. r.n. John Michael Crichton. b. Chicago, IL, Oct.
23, 1942. e. Harvard U. Medical School (M.D.), 1969.
Postdoctoral fellow, Salk Inst. for Biological Sciences, La Jolla,
1969-70. Visiting writer, MIT, 1988. Recipient Edgar Award,
Mystery Writers Amer.: A Case of Need (1968), The Great Train
Robbery (1980). Named medical writer of year, Assn. of Amer.
Med. Writers: Five Patients (1970). Received Scientific and
Technical Achievement. Academy Award, 1995 for Emil Safier.
AUTHOR: Novels: (as John Lange): Odds On, Scratch One, Easy
Go (The Last Tomb), The Venom Business, Zero Cool, Grave
Descend, Drug of Choice, Binary. (as Jeffery Hudson): A Case of
Need (filmed as The Carey Treatment). (as Michael Douglas, with
brother Douglas Crichton): Dealing or the Berkeley -to -Boston
Forty -Brick Lost -Bag Blues (filmed). (as Michael Crichton): The
Andromeda Strain (filmed), The Terminal Man (filmed), The Great
Train Robbery, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Sphere, Jurassic Park,
Rising Son, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe (filmed), The
Lost World: Jurassic ParkIll, Timeline. Non -Fiction (as Michael
Crichton): Five Patients, Jasper Johns, Electronic Life, Travels,
Spare, The 13th Warrior.
PICTURES: Westworld (dir, s.p.), Coma (dir., s.p.), The Great
Train Robbery (dir., s.p.), Looker (dir., s.p.), Runaway (dir., s.p.),
Physical Evidence (dir), Jurassic Park (co-s.p.), Rising Sun (cos.p.), Disclosure (co -exec. prod.), Congo (co-s.p.), Twister (cos.p., co -prod.), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (s.p.), Sphere (s.p.,
prod.), Airframe, The 13th Warrior (s.p., dir., prod.), Jurassic Park
III, Timeline (story, novel), Jurassic Park IV (character writer).
TELEVISION: Movie: Pursuit (dir.; based on Binary). Mini-series:
The Andromeda Strain. Series: ER (Emmy Award,1996; 7 more
nom.; creator; co -exec. prod.; Emmy Award, 1996). Pilot: ER, ER:
24 Hours (Writers Guild Award, 1996).
The Queen, Becoming Jane, The 1 Second Film (doc. also prod.),
Spider -Man 3.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Girl in the Empty Grave, Deadly Game, A
Christmas Without Snow, The Wall, Spraggue, The Shaggy Dog, A
Slight Case of Murder Fail Safe, Enterprise: Broken Bow, Great Bear
Rainforest, Door to Door A Death in the Family The Magnificent
Ambersons, RFK, 'Salem's Lot, Avenger Pope John Paul II. Mini Series: Once an Eagle, Angels in America, RKO 281 (Emmy nom.
2000). Series: All in the Family, Hot L Baltimore, The Nancy Walker
Show, The Last Precinct, Easy Street, Mama's Boy, Walking After
Midnight, Citizen Baines, Six Feet Under (Emmy Award nom. 2003).
Guest: More than 113 appearances.
CRONENBERG, DAVID
Writer, Director, Producer. b. Toronto, Ont., May 15, 1943. e. U.
of Toronto. In college produced two short movies on 16mm. 1971,
to Europe on a Canadian Council grant where in 1975 he shot his
first feature, They Came From Within (Shivers).
PICTURES: Director: Transfer (also prod, s.p. and edit.), From the
Drain (also s.p. and edit.), Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Jim
Ritche Sculptor, They Came From Within (Shivers; also s.p.),
Rabid (also s.p.), Fast Company, The Brood (also s.p.), Scanners
(also s.p.), Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The Fly (also co-s.p.,
cameo), Dead Ringers (also co -prod., co-s.p.), Naked Lunch (also
s.p.), M. Butterfly, Crash, eXistenZ (also s.p. and prod.), Camera,
Spider (also prod.). Actor: Into the Night, Nightbreed, Trial by Jury,
Blue, Henry & Verlin, Trial By Jury, To Die For, Blood and Donuts,
The Stupids, Extreme Measures, The Grace of God, Last Night,
Resurrection, The American Nightmare, Jason X, Spider A
History of Violence, London Fields, Maps to the Stars, Eastern
Promises.
TELEVISION: Movies: Moonshine Highway, The Judge.
CRONKITE, WALTER
Correspondent. b. St. Joseph, MO, Nov. 4, 1916. e. U. of Texas.
Reporter and editor Scripps -Howard News Service, TX; radio
reporter; U.P. correspondent. WW II corres. British Isles, N. Africa.
Foreign Correspondent, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Soviet
Union. Joined CBS as Washington news correspondent, 1950;
anchorman and mng. editor, CBS Evening News, 1962-81; special
correspondent, CBS News, 1981 -present. Many TV shows including You Are There, Twentieth Century, Eyewitness to History: CBS
Reports: 21st Century, Walter Cronkite's Universe. Past nat'l pres.
& mem. bd. Trustees, Acad. TV Arts & Sciences. Mng. editor of
CBS Evening News 1963-81. Special correspondent, Children of
Apartheid, Walter Cronkite at Large, Cronkite Remembers.
Executive. This 20 -year film distribution executive joined London -
based United International Pictures (UIP) in 1986 as executive
assistant to the general sales manager in Japan, the country in
which he was raised. UIP is the joint international distribution
operation of Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. Fluent in
Japanese, Cripps earned a v.p. of sales post for Southeast Asia
and Australia. He then relocated to London in 1990, when he was
named senior v.p. of international sales before moving up the
ranks to UIP president & COO in 1999. When UIP announced
plans to dissolve its joint Paramount and Universal distribution
operations at the end of 2006, Cripps was named president,
Paramount Pictures International, Paramount's new international
distribution arm.
CRIST, JUDITH
Journalist, Critic, Educator. b. New York, NY, May 22, 1922. e.
Hunter College, Columbia U. School of Journalism. Joined NY
Herald Tribune, as reporter; arts editor, assoc. drama critic, film
critic. Contributing editor; Columbia Magazine. Also film critic for
NY World Journal Tribune, NBC Today Show, New York Magazine,
NY Post, Saturday Review, TV Guide (22 years as publication's
movie reviewer) and WWOR-TV She teaches at Columbia's
Graduate School of Journalism, working as an adjunct there since
1958. She has won a number of professional awards, including
the George Polk Award. Other honors include election to Hunter
College's Hall of Fame, awards from Columbia's Journalism
School and the University's alumni associations, and a DHL
degree from SUNY New Paltz
AUTHOR: The Private Eye the Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl,
Judith Grist's TV Guide to the Movies, Take 22: Moviemakers on
Moviemaking.
CROMWELL, JAMES
Actor. b. Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 27, 1940. e. Carnegie Mellon
Univ. Father was director John Cromwell, mother was actress Kate
Johnson.
PICTURES: Murder by Death, The Cheap Detective, The Man
With Two Brains, House of God, Tank, Revenge of the Nerds, Oh
God You Devil, Explorers, A Fine Mess, Revenge of the Nerds II:
Nerds in Paradise, The Rescue, Pink Cadillac, The Runnin' Kind,
The Babe, Romeo Is Bleeding, Babe (Academy Award nom.
1996), Eraser The People vs. Larry Flynt, Star Trek: First Contact,
L.A. Confidential, The Education of Little Tree, Deep Impact,
Babe: Pig in the City, Species 2, Snow Falling on Cedars, The
Green Mile, The General's Daughter; The Bachelor; Space
Cowboys, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Sum of All Fears,
Twist of Fate, Blackball, The Snow Walker, Before the Devil
Knows You're Dead, I, Robot, The Longest Yard, Dante's Inferno,
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Chairman, Cronkite Ward & Company, which has produced more
than 25 award winning documentary hours for the Discovery
Channel, PBS and others, 1993-98. Was a host/commentator of
The Cronkite Reports, on the Discovery Channel which investigates current, global news issues. Other Cronkite Ward & Co. pro-
ductions: Great Books series for the Learning Channel and
Understanding: Science programs for the Discovery Channel.
Supplied voice for 1995 B'way revival of How to Succeed in
Business Without Really Trying. Autobiography: A Reporter's Life,
1996. Cronkite is the spokesman and honorary chairman of The
Interfaith Alliance. In 2006, he presented the Walter Cronkite Faith
and Freedom Award to actor and activist George Clooney on
behalf of alliance. Since May 2005, he has been a contributing
blogger at The Huffington Post. In Spring 2006, Cronkite became
the first non -astronaut to receive NASA's Ambassador of
Exploration Award.
CROSBY, CATHY LEE
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 2, 1944. e. Grad. of U. of
Southern California. Studied with Lee Strasberg. Author of Let
The Magic Begin. CEO of CLC Productions.
THEATRE: Downside Risk, Almost Perfect (Off-B'way debut),
Jellyroll Shoes, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (wrote, dir.
starred in 1st theatrical adapt. Hollywood Amer. Legion), Zoot
Suit-The Real Story (writer, dir., actress, adapt., Beverly Hills).
PICTURES: The Laughing Policeman (debut, 1973), Trackdown,
The Dark, Coach, Training Camp (s.p.), San Sebastian (s.p.), Call
Me By My Rightful Name, The Player The Big Tease, Ablaze, The
Last Guy on Earth, Soulmates.
TELEVISION: Movies: Wonder Woman, Keefer; Roughnecks,
World War III, Intimate Strangers, One Child, North & South III:
Heaven and Hell, Untamed Love (also co -exec. prod.), When the
Cradle Falls, Treasure of Dos Santos, A Memory in My Heart,
Final Run, Son of Mistletoe, That's Incredible Special!, Dancing at
the Harvest Moon. Series: That's Incredible. Specials: A
Spectacular Evening in Egypt, Battle of the Network Stars, Circus
of the Stars, Bob Hope Specials, Get High on Yourself, Bob Hope:
USO Tour of Lebanon & the Mediterranean. Guest: More than 56
appearances.
CROSBY, KATHRYN
Actress. b. Nov. 25, 1933 rn. Olive Kathryn Grandstaff b.
Houston, TX. e. U. of Texas, Queen of Angels Sch. of Nursing,
Immaculate Heart Col. m. late actor -singer Bing Crosby. Author:
Bing and Other Things, My Life With Bing. Also credited as
Kathryn Grant.
THEATRE: Mama's Baby Boy, The Enchanted, Sunday in New
York, Sabrina Fair, The Guardsman, Guys and Dolls, Same Time
Next Year The Crucible, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tonight at 8:30, The
CRO-CRU
Cocktail Hour, Oh Coward, I Do I Do, The Heiress, The Seagull,
Hello Dolly, State Fair, The Music Man, Lion In Winter, and many
others.
PICTURES: Forever Female, Rear Window, Living It Up, Sabrina,
Arrowhead, Casanova's Big Night, Unchained, Cell 2455 Death
Row, Tight Spot, Five Against the House, Reprisal, Guns of Fort
Petticoat, The Phenix City Story, Wild. Party, Mister Cory, Gunman's.
Walk, The Librarian, Anatomy of a Murder, The Brothers Rico,
Operation Mad Ball, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, The Big Circus,
The Wild Party, 1001 Arabian Nights (voice).
CROWE, CAMERON
Writer, Director. b. Palm Springs, CA, July 13, 1957. e. Calif. St.
Univ., San Diego. Began career as journalist and editor for Rolling
Stone. Adapted his book Fast Times at Ridgemont High into
Writers Guild Award -nominated screenplay for 1982 film.
PICTURES: American Hot Wax (actor). Fast Times at Ridgemont
High (s.p. only), The Wild Life (s.p.,co-prod.), Say Anything...,
Singles, Jerry Maguire (2 Academy Award nom.; DGA nom.; WGA
nom. 1997; dir. & prod. only), Almost Famous (Academy Award,
TELEVISION: Movie: The Initiation of Sarah. Special: Happy
Birthday Bob (herself), The Kathryn Crosby Show.
Golden Globe nom.; DGA nom.; WGA nom. 2001), Vanilla Sky
(also prod), Elizabethtown (also prod.).
TELEVISION: Series: Fast Times (creative consultant).
Documentary: Jackson Browne: Going Home.
CROSBY, MARY
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 14, 1959. e. U. TX; American
Conservatory Theatre. Daughter of performers Kathryn Crosby
CROWE, RUSSELL
Actor. b. New Zealand, April 7, 1964. Raised in Australia. Worked
and the late Bing Crosby. Formerly acted as Mary Frances Crosby.
Appeared from an early age in several TV variety specials with her
parents. On stage in: Romeo & Juliet, A Gentleman of Verona
(L.A.), As You Like It (L.A.), The Seagull (L.A.).
PICTURES: The Last Plane Out, The Ice Pirates, Tapeheads,
Body Chemistry, Corporate Affairs, Eating, The Berlin Conspiracy,
Desperate Motive (Distant Cousins), The Legend of Zorro.
TELEVISION: Movies: With This Ring, A Guide for the Married
Woman, Midnight Lace, Golden Gate, Confessions of a Married
Man, Final Jeopardy, Stagecoach, Johnann Strauss: The King
Without a Crown, Sharing the Secret, When Shoulderpads Ruled
the World. Mini-series: Pearl, Hollywood Wives, North and South
Book II. Pilot: Golden Gate, The Big Easy, Cover Up. Series:
Brothers and Sisters, Dallas, Freddy's Nightmares, Sharing the
Secret. Specials: Goldilocks, Bing Crosby's Christmas Show
(1970-73, 1976-77), Battle of the Network Stars, The 21st Annual
Academy of Country Music Awards, Crazy Dan, Tube Test Two,
Best Sellers: Men Who Hate Women and the Wome Who Love
Them. Guest: More than 53 appearances.
CROSS, BEN
Actor. r.n. Bernard Cross. b. London, England, Dec. 16, 1947. e.
Royal Acad. of Dramatic Art. Worked as stagehand, prop -master,
and master carpenter with Welsh Natl. Opera and as set builder,
Wimbledon Theatre.
THEATRE: The Importance of Being Earnest (Lancaster, debut,
1972), I Love My Wife, Privates on Parade, Chicago, Lydie Breeze
(NY debut, 1982), Caine Mutiny Court Martial.
PICTURES: A Bridge Too Far (debut, 1977), Chariots of Fire, The
Unholy, The Goldsmith's Shop, Paperhouse, The House of the
Lord, Eye of the Widow, Haunted Symphony, The Ascent, First
Knight, Turbulence, The Corporate Ladder, The Invader, The
Venice Project, Young Blades, The Order, She Me and Her,
Exorcist: The Beginning, The Mechanik, The Children, Undisputed
II: Last Man Standing, Behind Enemy Lines: Axis of Evil, When
Nietzsche Wept, Finding Rin Tin Tin, Brand Hauser: Stuff
Happens.
TELEVISION: Movies/Specials: Great Expectations, Melancholy
Hussar of the German Legion (1973, BBC), Coming Out of the
Ice, The Assisi Underground, Arthur Hailey's Strong Medicine,
Steal the Sky, Pursuit, Twist of Fate, Nightlife, Dark Shadows ,
She Stood Alone, Diamond Fleece, Live Wire, Deep Trouble, Cold
Sweat, The House That Mary Bought, Hellfire, 20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea, Solomon, The Sands of Time, The Red Phone:
Manhunt, Spartacus, Icon, S.S. Doomtrooper, Hannibal, Grendel.
Mini-series: The Flame Trees of Thika, The Citadel, The Far
as musician while appearing on Australian stage in Bad Boy
Johnny and the Profits of Doom, Blood Brothers, Rocky Horror
Show.
PICTURES: For the Moment, The Silver Brumby, Hammers Over
the Anvil, Prisoners of the Sun, Love in Limbo, For the Moment,
Proof (Australian Film Inst. Award), The Efficiency Expert,
Romper Stomper (Australian Film Inst. Award), The Quick and the
Dead, The Sum of Us, Virtuosity, Rough Magic, No Way Back,
L.A. Confidential, Heaven's Burning, Breaking Up, Mystery
Alaska, The Insider (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe nom.
2000), Gladiator (Academy Award, Golden Globe nom. 2001),
Proof of Life, A Beautiful Mind (Academy Award nom., Golden
Globe Award 2002), Texas, Master and Commander: The Far Side
of the World (Golden Globe nom. 2004), The Cinderella Man
(Golden Globe nom. 2006), A Good Year, Tenderness, American
Gangster, 3:10 to Yuma.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: Brides of Christ. Series: Living with the
Law. Guest: More than 66 appearances.
CROWN, DANIEL
Exhibitor. Crown's grandfather owned the Schine theatre chain,
which flourished in the 1940s and 1950s as the largest circuit in
the Northeast. Crown continued in theatre business and acquired
the Cineamerica East assets, after 15 years of working with various family holdings, such as oil, coal, and real estate development. Was pres. and CEO of Crown Theatres, S. Norwalk, CT,
from 1990 -Jan. 2004. Became chairman in Jan. 2004 after hiring
industry veteran Hal Cleveland to be the organization's pres. and
CEO with day-to-day responsibilities for the 138 -screen theatre
circuit. In addition to numerous business interests, Crown serves
on the bd. or dirs. of several prominent organizations, including
Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation and
the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, among others.
CRUISE, TOM
Actor, Producer. in. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV b. Syracuse,
NY, July 3, 1962. Acted in high school plays; secured role in dinner theatre version of Godspell. Studied acting at Neighborhood
Playhouse, before landing small part in Endless Love. Received
American Cinema Award for Distinguished Achievement in Film,
1991. Top winning star of all time with six number ones on
Quigley's Top Ten MoneyMakers Poll, est. 1932. With producing
partner Paula Wagner, took over management of United Artists in
Nov. 2006, and they also have an ownership interest in the studio.
PICTURES: Endless Love (debut, 1981), Taps, Losin' It, The
Outsiders, Risky Business (Golden Globe nom. 1984), All the
Right Moves, Legend, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Cocktail,
Rain Man, Born on the 4th of July (Golden Globe Award;
Pavilions, The Potato Factory. Series: Dark Shadows (1991), The
Academy Award nom., 1990), Days of Thunder (also co -wrote
story), Far and Away, A Few Good Men (Golden Globe nom.
Ark.
1993), The Firm, Interview With the Vampire, Mission: Impossible,
CROUSE, LINDSAY
Actress. b. New York, NY, May 12, 1948. Daughter of playwright
Russel Crouse. e. Radcliffe.
THEATRE: With Circle Repertory Co. N.Y.: Hamlet, Twelfth Night,
Richard II, Childe Byron, Reunion (Obie Award). NY: Serenading
Louie, The Shawl, The Stick Wife, The Homecoming (B'way
debut; Theatre World Award). With L.A. Matrix Theatre Co.: The
Tavern, Habeus Corpus.
PICTURES: All the President's Men (debut, 1976), Slap Shot,
Between the Lines, Prince of the City, The Verdict, Daniel,
Iceman, Places in the Heart (Academy Award nom. 1985), House
of Games, Communion, Desperate Hours, Being Human, Bye Bye
Love, The Indian
in
the Cupboard, The Arrival, The Juror,
Prefontaine, Progeny, The Insider, Stranger in My House, Almost
Salinas, Imposter, Cherish.
TELEVISION: Movies: Eleanor and Franklin, Chantilly Lace, Final
Appeal, Out of Darkness, Parallel Lives, Between Mother and
Daughter, Norma Jean and Marilyn, If These Walls Could Talk,
Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, The
Warden, Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura
Ingalls Wilder. Mini-series: The Kennedys of Massachusetts.
Specials: Kennedy's Children, Lemon Sky, Between Mother and
Daughter, If These Walls Could Talk. Series: American Nuclear
(pilot), NYPD Blue, Traps, Millenium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Providence, Hack, L.A. Dragnet, Law & Order. Guest: More than
45 appearances.
Jerry Macguire (Academy Award nom.; Golden Globe Award,
1997), Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia (Academy Award nom. Golden
Globe Award 2000), Mission Impossible 2 (also prod.), Without
Limits (prod. only) Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, Space Station
(voice), Dolan's Cadillac (prod. only), Shattered Glass (exec. prod.
only), The Last Samurai (Golden Globe nom. 2004, also prod.),
Collateral, Mission: Impossible III (also prod.), War of the Worlds,
Lions for Lambs (also prod.). Producer: War Magician, Suspect
Zero, I Married a Witch, Elizabethtown, Ghost Soldiers, The Eye,
Ask the Dust.
TELEVISION: Director: The Frightening Framis (episode of series
Fallen Angels). Guest: More than 111 appearances.
CRUZ, PENELOPE
Actress. b. Madrid, Spain, April 28, 1974.
PICTURES: The Greek Labyrinth, The Age of Beauty, Salami,
Salami, The Rebel, For Love, Only For Love, Alegre ma non troppo,
Life's a Bitch, Entre rojas, Brujas, La Celestine, Not Love, Just
Frenzy, Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health, A Corner of
Paradise, Live Flesh, Open Your Eyes, Don Juan, Twice Upon A
Yesterday, Talk of Angels, The Girl of Your Dreams, The Hi -Lo
Country, Nada en la Nevera, All About My Mother, Volaverunt,
Blow, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, No News
From God, Vanilla Sky, The Diary of a Young London Physician,
Masked & Anonymous, Fanfan la tulipe, Gothika, Head in the
Clouds, Sahara, Noel, Chromophobia, Bandidas, Volver,
Manolete, The Good Night, Midnight in Barcelona.
TELEVISION: Movie: Framed. Guest: More than 84 appearances.
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CRYER, JON
Actor. b. New York, NY Apr. 16, 1965. Son of actor David Cryer
and songwriter -actress Gretchen Cryer. On B'way stage
in
Brighton Beach Memoirs.
PICTURES: No Small Affair (debut, 1984), Pretty in Pink, Morgan
Stewart's Coming Home, O.C. and Stiggs, Superman IV: The Quest
for Peace, Hiding Out, Dudes, Penn and Teller Get Killed, Hot
Shots!, The Pompatus of Love, Plan B, Went to Coney Island on a
Mission from God...Back By 5, Die Wholesale, Holy Man.
TELEVISION: Movies: Noon Wine, Heads. Series: The Famous
Teddy Z, Partners, It's Good to Be King, Getting Personal, The
Trouble With Normal, Hey Joel (voice), Stripperella (voice),Two and a
Half Men (Emmy nom. 2006). Guest: More than 47 appearances.
CRYSTAL, BILLY
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director. b. Long Island, NY, Mar. 14,
1947. e. Marshall U., Nassau Commun. Col., NYU (BFA in tv & ilm
direction). Father, Jack, produced jazz concerts; family owned
Commodore jazz record label. Worked with Alumni Theatre Group
at Nassau Commun. College. Later teamed with two friends (billed
as We the People, Comedy Jam, 3's Company) and toured coffee
houses and colleges. Became stand-up comedian on own,
appearing at Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Story and on TV.
Album: Mahvelousl. Book: Absolutely Mahvelous!
PICTURES: Rabbit Test (debut, 1978), Animalympics (voice), This
Is Spinal Tap, Running Scared, The Princess Bride, Throw Mama
From the Train, Memories of Me (also co -prod., co-s.p.), When
Harry Met Sally.. (Golden Globe nom. 1990), City Slickers
(Golden Globe nom. 1992, also exec. pm, od.), Mr. Saturday Night
(Golden Globe nom. 1993, also dir., prod., co-s.p.), City Slickers II:
The Legend of Curly's Gold (also prod., co-s.p.), Forget Paris
(also dir., prod., co-s.p.), Hamlet, Father's Day, Deconstructing
Harry, My Giant, Analyze This, Monsters, Inc. (voice), America's
Sweethearts, Analyze That, Howl's Moving Castle (voice),
Hairspray (2007), Cars (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: SST -Death Flight, Human Feelings,
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Enola Gay: The Men the Mission and
the Atomic Bomb, 61 (2 Golden Globe nom.; 2 Emmy noms.; DGA
nom. 2002). Host: Grammy Awards (Emmy Awards for hosting,
1988, 1989), Academy Awards (Emmy Award for hosting, 1991,
1997; Emmy Award for co -writing, 1992), 1999 Special Olympics
World Summer Games Opening Ceremony. Series: Soap, The
Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (also writer), Saturday Night Live (also
writer), Sessions (creator, exec. prod. only), Liberty's Kids: Est.
1776 (voice). Specials include: Battle of the Network Stars, Billy
Crystal: A Comic's Line (also writer), A Comedy Salute to
Baseball (also writer), On Location: Billy Crystal - Don't Get Me
Started (also dir., writer), The Three Little Pigs (Faerie Tale
Theatre), The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal, Midnight Train to
Moscow (also exec. prod., co -writer; Emmy Award, 2 more nom.
1990), Comic Relief (host, writer, dir, exec. prod.; Emmy nom.
1996). HostlWriter: The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, The 64th
Annual Academy Awards, The 65th Annual Academy Awards, The
70th Annual Academy Awards, The 76th Annual Academy
Awards. Guest: More than 153 appearances.
CUBAN, MARK
Executive. b. Pittsburgh, PA, July 31, 1958. e. graduate of
Indiana Univ., 1981. Entrepreneur whose MicroSolutions, Inc. was
grossing $30 million a year in 1990 before he sold the company to
CompuServe and retired briefly. Cuban entered broadcasting over
the Internet in 1995 with his Broadcast.com venture which
enabled people to listen to radio and TV stations live on the com-
pany's website. The company went public and was sold to
Yahoo.com, leaving Cuban a billionaire. With his wealth, Cuban
has followed his passions and entered new industries: He
acquired his hometown NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks; and he
is an owner of 2929 Entertainment, which produces and finances
movies through two production companies. These companies are
2929 Productions, which produces films in the $10 - $40 million
budget range, and HDNet Films, which produces smaller -budget
movies shot exclusively in high definition. Through its acquisition of
Rysher Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment owns syndication rights
to TV shows such as Hogan's Heroes, Lifestyles of the Rich and
Famous and Star Search. Cuban is also a partner and chairman
and pres. of HDNET, LLC, a leading high -definition national television network he co-founded with Todd Wagner. HDNet's two 24/7
general entertainment networks are HDNet and HDNet Movies.
Cuban is also a partner in Magnolia Pictures and a co-owner of
Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest art -house chain.
CULBERG, PAUL S.
Executive. b. Chicago, IL, June 14, 1942. Began career in record
industry, holding positions with Elektra Records & Wherehouse
Records; 1977-80, v.p. sales mktg. for Cream Records' 1980-82,
dir. sales for Paramount Home Video; 1982, v.p. sales mktg.,
Media Home Entertainment; 1984-89, New World Video; 1989,
COO, RCA Columbia/TriStar Home Video. In 2000, became exec.
v.p. & COO of the now defunct VM Labs. He is a former president
of the DVD Entertainment Group, the industry association representing the major studios, record labels and consumer electronics
companies to promote the versatile format of DVD. Culberg was
inducted into the Video Business Video Hall of Fame in 2000. He
is now pres. & COO of indie supplier Goldhil Entertainment, which
is based in Camarillo, CA.
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CULKIN, KIERAN
Actor. b. New York, NY, Sept. 30, 1982. Began working in 1990,
making debut with his brother, Macauley Culkin in Home Alone.
PICTURES: Home Alone, Only the Lonely, Father of the Bride,
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Nowhere to Run, It Runs in the
Family, Father of the Bride Part II, Amanda, The Mighty, She's All
That, Music of the Heart, The Cider House Rules, The Dangerous
Lives of Altar Boys, Igby Goes Down (Golden Globe nom. 2003),
Margaret.
TELEVISION: Mini-series: The
Leprechauns. Series: Go Fish.
Magical
Legend
of
the
CULKIN, MACAULAY
Actor. b. New York, NY, Aug. 26, 1980. Acting debut at 4 yrs. old
in Bach Babies at NY's Symphony Space. Appeared in several TV
commercials. Studied ballet at George Ballanchine's School of
American Ballet and danced in NY productions of H.M.S. Pinafore
and The Nutcracker. Received Comedy Award and Youth in Film
Award for role in Home Alone. Appeared in Michael Jackson video
Black and White.
THEATRE: NY: Afterschool Special, Mr. Softee, Buster B. and
Olivia.
PICTURES: Rocket Gibraltar (debut, 1988), See You in the
Morning, Uncle Buck, Jacob's Ladder, Home Alone (Golden Globe
nom. 1991), Only the Lonely, My Girl, Home Alone 2: Lost in New
York, The Good Son, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker,
Getting Even With Dad, The Pagemaster, Richie Rich, Party
Monster, Saved!, Sex and Breakfast.
TELEVISION: Series: Wish Kid.
CULLUM, JOHN
Actor. b. Knoxville, TN, Mar. 2, 1930. e. Univ. of TN. Son is actor
John David (J.D.) Cullum.
THEATRE: NY: Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
(Theatre World Award, Tony nom.), Hamlet, Man of La Mancha,
1776, Shenandoah (Tony Award, Drama Desk & Outer Circle
Critics Awards, 1975), The Trip Back Down, On the Twentieth
Century (Tony Award, 1978), Deathtrap, Private Lives, Doubles,
The Boys in Autumn, Aspects of Love, Showboat.
PICTURES: All the Way Home, 1776, The Prodigal, The Act,
Marie, Sweet Country, The Secret Life of Algernon, Ricochet
River, Held Up, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Night Listener.
TELEVISION: Movies: Androcles and the Lion, The Man Without
a Country, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Summer, The Day After,
Shootdown, Money, Power, Murder, With a Vengeance, Inherit the
Wind. Series: The Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Buck James,
Northern Exposure (Emmy nom. 1993), To Have and to Hold, ER,
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Guest: More than 46 appearances.
CULP, ROBERT
Actor, Writer, Director.
b. Berkeley, CA, Aug. 16, 1930. e.
Stockton, College of the Pacific, Washington U., San Francisco
State. To N.Y. to study with Herbert Berghof (played Potzo in 1st
U.S. prod. of Waiting for Godot. Starred in off-B'way prod. He Who
Gets Slapped. Best Actor of the Year in an off-B'way Play; motion
picture debut, 1962; P.T. 109. Television guest appearances in
Rawhide, Wagon Train, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre;
wrote and acted in Rifleman, Cain's Hundred, The Dick Powell
Show.
THEATRE: B'way: The Prescott Proposals, A Clearing in the
Woods, Diary of a Scoundrel.
PICTURES: PT 109 (debut, 1963), Sunday in New York, Rhino!,
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Grove, Hannie Caulder, Hickey &
Boggs (also dir, uncredited co-s.p.), A Name for Evil, The
Castaway Cowboy, Inside Out (Golden Heist), Sky Riders,
Breaking Point, The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday,
Goldengirl, National Lampoon Goes to the Movies, Turk 182!, Big
Bad Mama II, Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out,
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog, Timebomb, The Pelican Brief,
Panther, Xtro 3: Watch the Skies, Favorite Deadly Sins, Spy Hard,
Most Wanted, Wanted, Unconditional Love, Farewell My Love,
Dark Summer, NewsBreak, Hunger, Santa's Slay.
TELEVISION: Movies: Sammy The Way Out Seal, The Raiders,
The Hanged Man, See the Man Run, A Cold Night's Death,
Outrage!, Houston We've Got a Problem, Strange Homecoming, A
Cry for Help, Flood, Spectre, Last of the Good Guys, Women in
White, Hot Rod, The Dream Merchants, The Night the City
Screamed, Killjoy, Thou Shalt Not Kill, Her Life as a Man, The
Calendar Girl Murders, Brothers -in -Law, The Blue Lightning, The
Gladiator, The Key to Rebecca, Combat High, Voyage of Terror:
The Achille Lauro Affair, Columbo Goes to College, I Spy Returns,
Favorite Deadly Sins, Mercenary, Running Mates, Early Bird.
Series: Trackdown, Spy (also wrote pilot and 6 shows; 4 Emmy
I
noms.; Golden Globe nom.1967 as writer and actor), The
Greatest American Hero (also wrote 2 shows), Everybody Loves
Raymond. Guest: More than 161 appearances.
CUMMING, ALAN
Actor. b. Perthshire, Scotland, Jan. 27, 1965.
PICTURES: Prague, Second Best, Black Beauty (voice), Circle of
Friends, GoldenEye, Burn Your Phone, Emma, Spice World, For
My Baby, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Buddy, The
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Eyes Wide Shut, Plunkett &
MaCleane, Titus, Urbania, Company Man, Spy Kids, Josie and the
CUM -CUR
Pussycats, The Anniversary Party (also dir.), Cinemagique,
Nicholas Nickleby, Zero Effect, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,
Garfield: The Movie (voice), White on White, Son of the Mask,
Gray Matters, X -Men 3, Eighteen, Every Word Is True, Neverwas,
Living Neon Dreams, Coming Out, Ant Bully (voice), Suffering.
Man's Charity (also exec. prod.), The 1 Second Film (assoc.
prod.), Jackboots on Whitehall (voice), Cat Tale (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: Bernard and the Genie, The Airzone
Solution, Micky Love, That Sunday, Annie, Zero Effect, The
Goodbye Girl,Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical. Mini-series:
Tin Man. Series: Take the High Road, Shadow of the Stone, The
High Life (writer/composer), God, the Devil and Bob (voice),
Shoebox Zoo (voice), The L Word. Guest: More than 82 appearances.
CUMMINS, PEGGY
Actress. b. Prestatyn, North Wales, Dec. 18, 1925. e. Alexandra
Sch., Dublin, Gate Theatre, Dublin. Starred in Let's Pretend on
London Stage 1938, followed by Junior Miss, Alice in Wonderland,
Peter Pan.
PICTURES: Dr O'Dowd (debut, 1939), Salute John Citizen, Old
Mother Riley -Detective, Welcome Mr. Washington, English
Without Tears (Her Man Gilbey), The Late George Apley, Moss
Rose, Green Grass of Wyoming, Escape, That Dangerous Age (If
This Be Sin), Gun Crazy, My Daughter Joy (Operation X), Who
Goes There (Passionate Sentry), Street Corner (Both Sides of the
Law), Meet Mr Lucifer, Always a Bride, The Love Lottery, To
Dorothy a Son (Cash on Delivery), The March Hare, Carry on
Admiral, Night of the Demon, Hell Drivers, The Captain's Table,
Your Money or Your Wife, Dentist in the Chair, In the Doghouse.
TELEVISION: The. Human Jungle, Looks Familiar.
CUNNINGHAM, SEAN S.
Producer, Director. b. New York, NY, Dec. 31 1941. e. Franklin &
Marshall, B.A.; Stanford U., M.FA. Worked briefly as actor, moving
into stage-managing. Became producer of Mineola Theatre (Long
Island, NY) and took several productions to B'way. Formed Sean
S. Cunningham Films, Ltd., 1971. Produces commercials, industrial film, documentaries, features.
PICTURES: Together (prod., dir), Last House on the Left (prod.),
The Case of the Full Moon Murders (prod.), Here Come the
Tigers (prod., dir.), Kick (prod., dir), Friday the 13th (prod., dlr.), A
Stranger Is. Watching (prod., dir.), Spring Break (prod., dir), The
New Kids (prod., dir.), House (prod.), House II: The Second Story
(prod.), Deepstar Six (prod., dir), The Horror Show (House III;
prod.), House IV (prod.), My Boyfriend's Back (prod.), Jason Goes
to Hell: The Final Friday (prod.), XCU: Extreme Close Up, Jason
X, The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (video short), Celluloid
Crime of the Century (video documentary short), Freddy v. Jason
(prod. only), Trapped Ashes (dir.).
Movie: Terminal Invasion (exec. prod.).
TELEVISION:
Documentary: Reiseiust (series, prod., writer).
CURLEY, JOHN J
Executive, Educator. b. Dec. 31, 1938. e. Dickinson College, BA,
1960; Columbia U., MS, 1963. Served as a lieutenant in the U.S.
Army. Reporter, editor Associated Press, 1961-66. With Gannett
Co., Inc., from 1969 to his retirement in early 2001. He ran
Gannett News Service in Washington from 1974 to 1980 and then
was publisher of the News -Journal in Wilmington, Delaware,
before returning to Washington in 1982 to become the first editor
of USA TODAY In 1983 he became pres. of the Gannett
Newspaper Division and a member of the Gannett bd. of dir.
During 1984, he became pres.and COO, and in 1986 he became
Gannett's CEO, continuing as pres. In April 1989 Curley became
chairman, pres. and chief executive. He continued as pres. until
Sept. 1997 when Douglas McCorkindale became pres. On June 1,
2000, Curley also turned over the CEO title to McCorkindale. After
retirement from Gannett in 2001, Curley has been actively
involved with journalism education at the College of
Communications at Pennsylvania State Univ. In 1999 Curley was
made an honorary alumnus and
is
on the faculty as
a
Distinguished Professor in Residence and is the co -director of the
Center for Sports Journalism. He teaches courses in news writing,
specialty reporting and issues in journalism. Curley has served on
Penn State's Board of Visitors, with 10 years as the bd.'s chair. He
is currently chair of the capital campaign committee.
CURRY, TIM
Actor. b. Cheshire, England, Apr. 19, 1946. e. Birmingham U.
Albums: Read My Lips, Fearless, Simplicity.
THEATRE: Hair A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rocky Horror
Show, Travesties, Amadeus (Tony nom.), The Pirates of
Penzance, Me and My Girl (U.S. tour), The Art of Success, My
Favorite Year (Tony nom.).
PICTURES: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (debut, 1975), The
Shout, Times Square, Annie, The Ploughman's Lunch, Blue Money,
Clue, Legend, Pass the Ammo, The Hunt for Red October, Oscar,
FernGully... The Last Rainforest (voice), Passed Away, Home Alone
2: Lost in New York, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, The
Three Musketeers, The Shadow, Lovers' Knot, The Pebble and the
Penguin (voice), Congo, The Muppet Treasure Island, Lover's Knot,
McHale's Navy, The Rugrats Movie (voice), The Titanic Chronicles,
Pirates of Plain, Four Dogs Playing Poker, Sorted, Charlie's Angels,
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (voice), Lion of Oz, Scary Movie 2,
Ritual, The Scoundrel's Wife, The Wild Thornberrys, Crocodile
(narrator), Rescue Me (voice), Rugrats Go Wild! (voice), Kinsey,
I
Bailey's Billion$, Valiant (voice), The Chosen One, Garfield: A Tail of
Two Kitties (voice), Fly Me to the Moon (voice).
TELEVISION: Movies: The Duchess of Malfi, Oliver Twist,
Schmoedipus, Three Men in a Boat, Oliver Twist, Lights, Camera,
Annie!, Blue Money, The Worst Witch, The Wall: Live in Berlin, The
IT,
King's
Stephen
Story
of
Santa
Claus,
Doom Runners, Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva, The
Unbelievables, Attila, Wolf Girl, Barbie in the Nutcracker (voice).
Voice work -series: Peter Pan and the Pirates (Emmy Award,
1991), The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide
(voice). Mini-series: Napoleon and Love, Life of Shakespeare,
Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories. Series: Wiseguy (actor), Voice: Tale
Spin, Tom and Jerry Kids Show, Gravedale High, Don Coyote and
Sancho Panda, Dark Water, Prince Valiant, Darkwing Duck,
Capitol Critters, Fish Police, Eek! the Cat, Wild West Cowboys
from Moo Mesa (also actor), Sonic the Hedgehog (actor), Aladdin
(also actor), Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Gargoyles,
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?,
The Mask, Quack Pack, Bruno the Kid, Mighty Ducks: The
Animated Series, Jumanji, Over the Top (actor/prod.), Stories from
My Childhood, The Net, Xyber 9: New Dawn, Mattimeo: A Tale of
Redwall, Family Affair (actor), The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron:
Boy Genius (voice). Specials: Three Men in a Boat, Rock Follies,
City. Sugar Guest: More than 121 appearances.
CURTIN, JANE
Actress. b. Cambridge, MA, Sept. 6, 1947. e. Northeastern U. On
stage in Proposition, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Candida. Author,
actress off-B'way musical revue Pretzel 1974-75.
PICTURES: Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, How to Beat the High Cost of
Living, D.C. and Stiggs, Coneheads, Antz (voice), Brooklyn Lobster,
The Shaggy Dog.
TELEVISION: Movies: What Really Happened to the Class of '65,
Divorce Wars -A Love Story, Suspicion, Maybe Baby, Common
Ground, Tad, Christmas in Washington, Catch a Falling Star. Our
Town, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The Librarian: Return to
King Solomon's Mines. Series: Saturday Night Live (1974-79),
Kate & Allie (Emmy Awards: 1984, 1985, Emmy nom; 1987;
Golden Globe nom. 1978), Working It Out, 3rd Rock from the Sun,
Recess (voice), Hercules (voice), Crumbs. Special: Candida.
CURTIS, JAMIE LEE
Actress. b. Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 22, 1958. e. Choat Rosemary
Hall, CT; Univ. of the Pacific. m. actor -director Christopher Guest.
Daughter of late actress Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. While in
school won contract with Universal Studios and appeared in several TV shows.
PICTURES: Halloween (debut, 1978), The Fog, Prom Night,
Terror Train, Halloween II, Roadgames, Trading Places, Love
Letters, Grandview USA, Perfect, Amazing Grace and Chuck, A
Man in Love, Dominick and Eugene, A Fish Called Wanda (Golden
Globe nom. 1989), Blue Steel, Queens Logic, My Girl, Forever
Young, My Girl 2, Mother's Boys, True Lies (Golden Globe Award
1995), House Arrest, Fierce Creatures, Halloween H2O: Twenty
Years Later, Homegrown, Virus, Drowning Mona, The Tailor of
Panama, Daddy and Them, Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song,
Doin' the Splits, Halloween: Resurrection, Freaky Friday (Golden
Globe nom. 2004), Christmas with the Kranks, The Kid & I.
TELEVISION: Movies: Operation Petticoat (pilot), She's in the
Army Now, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story,
Money on the Side, As Summers Die, The Heidi Chronicles
(Golden Globe nom. 1996), Nicholas' Gift (Emmy nom. 1998).
Pilot: Callahan. Series: Operation Petticoat (1977-78), Anything
But Love (also, dir, Golden Globe Award 1990, also 1 nom.), Pigs
Next Door (voice). Special: Tall Tales (Annie Oakley). Guest: More
than 85 appearances.
CURTIS, TONY
Actor. rn. Bernard Schwartz. b. New York, NY, June 3, 1925. e.
Seward Park H.S. Daughter is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. In U.S.
Navy, amateur dramatics, N.Y., started Empire. Players Theatre,
Newark, NJ. With Dramatic Workshop, Cherry Lane. Theatre,
Junior Drama workshop of Walt Whitman School. First prod. work
with Stanley Woolf Players. Made m.p. debut unbilled in Criss Cross; signed with U -I. Star of Tomorrow, 1953. Author: Tony
Curtis: The Autobiography (1993).
PICTURES: Criss Cross (debut, 1948), City Across the River, The
Lady Gambles, Johnny Stool Pigeon, Francis, Sierra, I Was a
Shoplifter, Winchester 73, Sierra, Kansas Raiders, Prince Who
Was a Thief, Flesh and Fury, Son of Ali Baba, No Room for the
Groom, Houdini, All American, Forbidden, Beachhead, Johnny
Dark, Black Shield of Falworth, 6 Bridges to Cross, So This Is
Paris, Purple Mask, Square Jungle, Rawhide Years, Trapeze,
Mister Cory, Midnight Story, Sweet Smell of Success, The Vikings,
Kings Go Forth, The Defiant Ones (Academy Award nom. Golden
Globe nom. 1959), The Perfect Furlough, Some Like It Hot,
Operation Petticoat, Who Was That Lady?, The Rat Race,
Spartacus, Pepe (cameo), The Great Impostor, The Outsider,
Taras Bulba, 40 Pounds of Trouble, The List of Adrian Messenger,
Captain Newman, M.D.,
Paris When
it.
Sizzles, Wild and
Wonderful, Sex and the Single Girl, Goodbye Charlie, The Great
Race, Boeing -Boeing, Chamber of Horrors (cameo), Not With My
Wife You Don't!, Arrivederci Baby!, Don't Make Waves, On My
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Way to the Crusades I Met a Girl Who-(The Chastity Belt), The
Boston Strangler (Golden Globe nom. 1969), Rosemary's Baby
(voice), Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (Monte
Carlo or Bust), Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came,
You Can't Win 'Em All, Lepke, The Last Tycoon, Casanova & Co.,
The Manitou, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, Sextette, Little
Miss Marker, The Mirror Crack'd, Brainwaves, King of the City,
Insignificance, Club Life, The Last of Philip Banter, Balboa,
Midnight, Lobster Man From Mars, The High -Flying Mermaid,
Prime Target, Center of the Web, Naked in New York, The Reptile
Man, The Immortals, The Celluloid Closet, Hardball, Brittle Glory,
Star Games, Play It to the Bone, Reflections of Evil (documentary), Love Is a Survivor.
TELEVISION: Movies: The Third Girl from the Left, The Count of
Monte Cristo, Vega$, The Users, Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara
War (Emmy nom. 1980), Inmates: A Love Story, Harry's Back, The
Million Dollar Face, Mafia Princess, Murder in Three Acts, Portrait
of a Showgirl, Tarzan in Manhattan, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
in
Connecticut, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the
Grimacing Governor, Elvis Meets Nixon. Series: The Persuaders,
McCoy, Vega$, Hollywood Babylon (host). Guest: More than 119
appearances.
CUSACK, JOAN
Actress. b. Evanston, IL, Oct. 11, 1962. Brother is actor John
Cusack. e. U. of Wisconsin, Madison. Studied acting at Piven
Theatre Workshop, Evanston, IL. While in coll. joined The. Ark,
local improvisational