Robson, Mark, 1913-1978

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Dates:
Birth 1913-12-04
Death 1978-06-20
Canadians

Biographical notes:

Robson was born on Dec. 4, 1913 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; attended UCLA and Pacific Coast Univ.; worked in property dept. of 20th Century Fox, 1932, and with the editing dept. of RKO-Radio, 1932-43; president, Red Lion Products; directed motion pictures, including Isle of the dead, Bridges at Toko-Ri, Peyton Place, and Valley of the dolls; produced and directed The inn of the sixth happiness, Von Ryan's express, and Daddy's gone a'hunting; he died in 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1968. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40974215

Robson was born in Montreal, Dec. 4, 1913; studied political science and economics at UC Los Angeles and law at Pacific Coast Univ.; worked at William Fox studio (1932-35); joined RKO (1935) and worked in various capacities until he became a leading editor; he worked with Robert Wise on Citizen Kane (1941), but did not receive screen credit; worked with Val Lewton on Cat people (1942), who later gave Robson his first directorial job, The seventh victim; formed a production corporation, The Filmmakers Group, with Robert Wise and Bernard Donnenfeld (1971) which later become the partnership, Tripar Group (1974); he is best known for films such as The champion (1949), Home of the brave (1949), Peyton place (1957), Inn of the sixth happiness (UK, 1958), Von Ryan's express (1965), Valley of the dolls (1967), and Earthquake (1974); died in June, 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1943-1979. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40047837

Biography

Robson was born on December 4, 1913 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; attended UCLA and Pacific Coast University; worked in property department of 20th Century Fox, 1932, and with the editing department of RKO-Radio, 1932-43; president, Red Lion Products; directed motion pictures, including Isle of the dead, Bridges at Toko-Ri, Peyton Place, and Valley of the dolls ; produced and directed The inn of the sixth happiness, Von Ryan's express, and Daddy's gone a'hunting ; he died in 1978.

From the guide to the Mark Robson Papers, 1968, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Biography

Robson was born in Montreal, Dec. 4, 1913; studied political science and economics at UC Los Angeles and law at Pacific Coast Univ.; worked atWilliam Fox studio (1932-35); joined RKO (1935) and worked in various capacities until he became a leading editor; he worked with Robert Wise on "Citizen Kane" (1941), but did not receive screen credit; worked with Val Lewton on "Cat People" (1942), who later gave Robson his first directorial job, "The Seventh Victim"; formed a production corporation, The Filmmakers Group, with Robert Wise and Bernard Donnenfeld (1971) which later become the partnership, Tripar Group (1974); he is best known for films such as "The Champion" (1949), "Home Of The Brave" (1949), "Peyton Place" (1957), "Inn Of The Sixth Happiness" (UK, 1958), "Von Ryan's Express" (1965), "Valley Of The Dolls" (1967), and "Earthquake" (1974); died in June, 1978.

From the guide to the Mark Robson Papers, 1943-1979, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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  • Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)
  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)