Richard Todd

Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor.

Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, the son of a British officer, who also played international rugby for Ireland . He grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury School. He began acting in regional theatres as a dark haired leading man in the 1930's, before co-founding the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. He served with distinction as an officer and paratrooper in the 7th Battalion (LI)The Parachute Regiment during World War II in the 6th Airborne Division, and gained fame in the London stage version of The Hasty Heart (as Lachlan MacLachlan), which took him to Broadway then Hollywood. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949.

Todd was never able to repeat his success in the United States, appearing in several films which did not do as well as his first role.

He did appear in "Stage Fright" (1950), for Alfred Hitchcock, "The Dam Busters" (1955) (as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Sword and the Rose" (1953), "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954), "A Man Called Peter" (1955) (as Peter Marshall), "The Virgin Queen" (1955) (as Sir Walter Raleigh), "D-Day, the Sixth of June" (1956) and The Longest Day (1962). An interesting note about this role - during the war, Todd met with Major John Howard on the Orne Bridge (later renamed as 'The Pegasus Bridge') in Normandy. In the movie, he played Major Howard, and the scene in which Howard met up with Todd appears in the film. In D-Day the Sixth of June, he portrayed the commanding officer of the unit in which Todd and Howard served, and the scene was filmed again.

He has continued an active acting career into his eighties. He was married to the actresses Catherine Grant-Bogle, who he met in Dundee Rep (1949-1970, two children) and Virginia Mailer (1970-1992, two children).


This page about Richard Todd includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Richard Todd
News stories about Richard Todd
External links for Richard Todd
Videos for Richard Todd
Wikis about Richard Todd
Discussion Groups about Richard Todd
Blogs about Richard Todd
Images of Richard Todd

He was married to the actresses Catherine Grant-Bogle, who he met in Dundee Rep (1949-1970, two children) and Virginia Mailer (1970-1992, two children). The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: 1950 - 1958 CBS. He has continued an active acting career into his eighties. This was George's response to a marked drop in ratings under the old "Flirtation Act" format. In D-Day the Sixth of June, he portrayed the commanding officer of the unit in which Todd and Howard served, and the scene was filmed again. This series featured a radical format change, in that George and Gracie played themselves as a married couple for the first time, and the show became a full-fledged domestic situation comedy. An interesting note about this role - during the war, Todd met with Major John Howard on the Orne Bridge (later renamed as 'The Pegasus Bridge') in Normandy. In the movie, he played Major Howard, and the scene in which Howard met up with Todd appears in the film. this show featured musical numbers by jazz great Artie Shaw.

He did appear in "Stage Fright" (1950), for Alfred Hitchcock, "The Dam Busters" (1955) (as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Sword and the Rose" (1953), "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954), "A Man Called Peter" (1955) (as Peter Marshall), "The Virgin Queen" (1955) (as Sir Walter Raleigh), "D-Day, the Sixth of June" (1956) and The Longest Day (1962). Advertising a brand new product called "Spam". Todd was never able to repeat his success in the United States, appearing in several films which did not do as well as his first role. This series featured another wildly successful publicity stunt which had Gracie running for President of the United States. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949. The pair launched themselves into national stardom with their first major publicity stunt, Gracie's ongoing search for her missing brother. He served with distinction as an officer and paratrooper in the 7th Battalion (LI)The Parachute Regiment during World War II in the 6th Airborne Division, and gained fame in the London stage version of The Hasty Heart (as Lachlan MacLachlan), which took him to Broadway then Hollywood. In their debut series, George and Gracie shared the bill with Guy Lombardo and his Orchestra.

He began acting in regional theatres as a dark haired leading man in the 1930's, before co-founding the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. Gracie Allen died of a heart attack in Hollywood at the age of 69 (or only 62). He grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury School. She had stopped making films in the early 1940s when color movies came in, too. Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, the son of a British officer, who also played international rugby for Ireland . At least one biographer has speculated that her sensitivity about that was what caused her to retire from television when color television came in, which would have revealed that feature to her fans. Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor. Allen had one green eye and one blue one.

Burns replied to them by publishing a book titled: I Love Her, That's Why. After her death, Burns told a reporter that he had received a number of letters asking why he remained married to "that fruitcake". She and Burns were deeply devoted to each other. Offstage she was anything but dimwitted, however: historians credit her with having the genius to deliver her lengthy diatribes in a fashion that made it look as though she was making her arguments up on the spot.

Allen's stage persona was as a bizarre, illogical, and not very bright woman. In the 1930s they adopted two children: Sandra Jean and Ronald "Ronnie" John; when Ronnie was grown, he joined the cast of his parents' 1950-1958 Monday-night television show on CBS, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Bowing to reality, the team switched roles and the team had great success. Early on the team noticed that Gracie was getting far better audience laughs than George even though she was the comic foil of the team.

She teamed up with George Burns in 1922, and married him in 1926. Born into an Irish Catholic show-business family, Allen was educated at the Star of the Sea Convent School as a girl, and then became a vaudeville performer with her sister Bessie in 1909. They originated the catch-phrase "Say 'good-night,' Gracie.". Born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, she was the scatterbrain of the team Burns and Allen, and her husband George Burns was the straight man.

Gracie Allen (July 26, 1895 or 1902, San Francisco, California - August 27, 1964, Los Angeles, California) was a comedienne of the movies, radio, and early television. When it was pointed out to her that the earthquake took place 3 months before her claimed birthdate, she smiled and replied, "Well, it was an awfully big earthquake.". The date cited here, July 26, 1902, is taken from the "California Death Records" database of the State of California. During her lifetime, the year of her birth was commonly accepted as 1906, but when pressed for proof of this, Gracie would claim that her birth certificate had been destroyed in the big San Francisco earthquake. A note regarding her date of birth: According to which source you read, Gracie Allen was born July 26 1894, 1895, 1902 or 1906.

The Amm-i-Dent Toothpaste Show: 1949 - 1950 CBS. Maxwell House Coffee Time: 1945 - 1949 NBC. The Swan Soap Show: 1941 - 1945 NBC, CBS. The Hormel Program: 1940 - 1941 NBC.

The Hinds Honey and Almond Cream Program: 1939 - 1940 CBS. The Chesterfield Program: 1938 - 1939 CBS. The Grape Nuts Program: 1937 - 1938 NBC. The Campbell's Tomato Juice Program: 1935 - 1937 CBS.

The Adventures of Gracie: 1934 - 1935 CBS. The White Owl Program: 1933 - 1934 CBS. The Robert Burns Panatella Show: 1932 - 1933 CBS. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) (guest appearance & last movie).

North (1941) (2nd murder mystery without Burns). and Mrs. Mr. Van Dyne).

S. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) (without Burns -- a "Philo Vance" mystery by S. Honolulu (1939). College Swing (1938).

A Damsel in Distress (1937) (1st Fred Astaire movie without Ginger Rogers & 1st in which Burns and Allen danced). Here Comes Cookie (1936). Love in Bloom (1935). We're Not Dressing (1934).

Six Of A Kind (1934). Many Happy Returns (1934) (1st leading rôle). International House (1933). College Humor (1933).

The Big Broadcast (1932) (1st feature film). Lambchops (1929) (a "short" film).

08-19-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List