Richard Quine

Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960.

He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964).

His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980).

After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death.


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He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death. He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. He died in 1999 from a ruptured abdomen aortic aneurysm. Fu Manchu (1980). Scott was twice married to and twice divorced from Canadian-born actress Colleen Dewhurst, with whom he had two sons, one the actor Campbell Scott. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr. This movie has since become a television favorite at Christmas.

His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. Some have said he was the finest Scrooge of all time, next to Alastair Sim. He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964). Critics and the public alike praised his performance. His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960. In 1984, Scott was cast in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a televison adaptation of A Christmas Carol. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). Scott!".

During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. The director replied "My dear, the whole world is scared of George C. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. There is a famous story that one of his co-stars told the director "I don't know what to do, I am scared of him". He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Scott had a reputation for being somewhat moody and mercurial while on the set. Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director. Jack Cassidy won an Emmy award for his performance as the defense lawyer in this production.

It was also in 1970 that Scott directed a very highly acclaimed television version of The Andersonville Trial. Having declined an Academy Award nomination for his appearance in The Hustler, Scott returned his Oscar for Patton, stating that he didn't feel himself to be in competition with other actors. Scott's greatest role, however, was when he played the swaggering and controversial World War II Army general, George Patton, in the 1970 movie, Patton. Scott had researched extensively for this role studying films of the general and talking to those who knew him. Strangelove.

This take was the one that is actually used in Dr. It was said that Stanley Kubrick told Scott that he had all the takes for one of the early scenes in that film and asked to redo the scene in an "over the top" fashion. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb where he played the part of General "Buck" Turgidson. However, his most famous early role was in Dr.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor. Scott gained wide public attention in the film, Anatomy Of A Murder, in which he played a wiley prosecutor opposite Jimmy Stewart as the defense attorney. Scott also played Richard III on stage and one critic said he was the "angriest" Richard III of all time. Scott's performance earned him a mention in Time magazine as a rising young actor of great intensity.

This was based on the military trial of the commandant of the infamous Civil War prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. Scott began as a stage actor on Broadway and achieved critical acclaim portraying the prosecutor in The Andersonville Trial by Saul Levett. But he soon left college for an acting career. After serving his hitch in the Marines, Scott enrolled in the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism.

Scott later complained that his duties at Arlington led to his drinking. In that capacity, he served as a ceremonial guard at Arlington National Cemetery and he taught English literature and radio speaking/writing at the Marine Corps Institute. Marine Corps and was assigned to the prestigious 8th and I Barracks in Washington, D.C. As a young man, Scott joined the U.S.

His mother died when he was only eight-years-old, and he was raised by his father, an executive at Buick Motor Company. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia. in the Academy Award winning movie, Patton.. Patton, Jr.

He was best known for his dramatic portrayal of General George S. George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927-September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. Angus, 1995. A Christmas Carol, (telefilm), 1984.

Firestarter, 1984. Oliver Twist, 1982. Taps, (1981). Hardcore, 1979.

Islands in the Stream, 1977. The Hindenburg, (1975). Patton, 1970. Strangelove, 1964.

Dr. The Hustler, 1961. Anatomy of a Murder, 1959. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his." from Patton, 1970.

"I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.

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