DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989

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Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1942 in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and his New York directing debut in 1949 with a revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. Among his many productions are PLAIN AND FANCY (1955), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1955), AUNTIE MAME (1956) with which he made his film directing debut in 1958, and THE MUSIC MAN (1957). Mr. DaCosta died in 1989.

From the guide to the Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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From the description of Reminiscences of Morton Da Costa : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362018

Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia.

A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1942 in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and his New York directing debut in 1949 with a revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. Among his many productions are PLAIN AND FANCY (1955), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1955), AUNTIE MAME (1956) with which he made his film directing debut in 1958, and THE MUSIC MAN (1957). Mr. DaCosta died in 1989.

From the description of Papers, musical scores and sound recordings, 1929-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517420

Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia.

A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1942 in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and his New York directing debut in 1949 with a revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. Among his many productions are PLAIN AND FANCY (1955), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1955), AUNTIE MAME (1956) with which he made his film directing debut in 1958, and THE MUSIC MAN (1957). Mr. DaCosta died in 1989.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532514

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creatorOf DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Papers, musical scores and sound recordings, 1929-1978. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Papers, 1929-1978. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Papers, 1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989. Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989. Reminiscences of Morton Da Costa : oral history, 1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Morton DaCosta papers, 1929-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Captain Brassbound's Conversion / by Bernard Shaw ; staged by Morton DaCosta - program of production at the New York City Center of Music and Drama, Dec. 27, 1950. University of Guelph
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Actors--United States
Musical theater
Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews
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Musicals--Production and direction
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
Motion picture industry
Theatrical producers and directors
Theater--Production and direction
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Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
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Birth 1914-03-07

Death 1989-01-29

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