Cinema showcase collection, 1972-1992. 1972-1992.
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Born on June 30, 1918 as Edythe Marrenner, Susan Hayward grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Ellen Pearson and Walter Marrenner, and her maternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden. Hayward graduated high school intending to become a secretary, but soon began modeling in New York City. In 1937, she went to Hollywood to audition for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, a part she lost to Vivien Leigh. According to her management, the name Susan Hayward was c...
François Truffaut was a well-known French filmmaker. From the description of François Truffaut letter, Thiers, to chère Madame, 1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40905801 ...
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified." Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, ...
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982), known more commonly as Henry Fonda, was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics, earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made his Hollywood film debut in 1935. His film career began to gain momentum with roles such as Bette Da...