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 appointed CBE in 1956 and became a Companion of Honour in 2001. After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. Scofield played Mark Van Doren, father of Charles Van Doren, the man at the center of the scandal, and received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Fu Manchu (1980). In 1994 he starred in Quiz Show, a film directed by Robert Redford about the quiz show scandal in the United States in the 1950s. 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. He has won several awards for his stage appearances, including a Tony for the original stage version of A Man for All Seasons, and was Salieri in the original stage production of Amadeus in 1979.

His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. Although his range is considerable, he has tended to be selective, preferring classical roles to those which might have won him more popular acclaim. He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964). He began his stage career in 1940, and was soon being compared with Laurence Olivier. 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. Scofield is not well-known to cinema-goers, despite having won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in A Man for All Seasons (1966). 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). David Paul Scofield (born January 21, 1922) is an English actor who was born in Sussex.

During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.

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