Richard O. Fleischer Biography (1916-)

Born December 8, 1916, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Max (an animator, cartoonist,and producer) and Essie (Goldstein) Fleischer; married Mary Dickson, June 26,1943; children: Bruce, Mark, Jane. Addresses: Office--169 South Rockingham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Agent-- Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr.,Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Richard Fleischer, the son of animator Max Fleischer, owns the copyright to "Betty Boop," one of his father's creations.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
December 8, 1916
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FILM DIRECTOR,EXCEPT AS NOTED Producer, Flicker Flashbacks (also see below), RKO-Pathe News, 1943.
  • Air Crew (also see below), RKO, 1943.
  • Child of Divorce, RKO, 1947.
  • Banjo, RKO, 1947.
  • (And coproducer with Theron Warth) Design for Death, RKO, 1947.
  • So This Is New York, United Artists (UA), 1948.
  • Bodyguard, RKO, 1948.
  • The Clay Pigeon, RKO, 1949.
  • Follow Me Quietly, RKO, 1949.
  • Make Mine Laughs, RKO, 1949.
  • Trapped, Eagle-Lion, 1949.
  • Armored Car Robbery, RKO, 1950.
  • The Narrow Margin, RKO, 1952.
  • The Happy Time, Columbia, 1952.
  • Arena, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1953.
  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Buena Vista, 1954.
  • Violent Saturday, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955.
  • Bandido, UA, 1956.
  • Between Heaven and Hell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
  • The Vikings, UA, 1958.
  • These Thousand Hills, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • Compulsion, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
  • Crack in the Mirror, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • The Big Gamble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Barabbas (also known as Barabba), Columbia, 1966.
  • Fantastic Voyage, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
  • Doctor Dolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • The Boston Strangler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Che!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969.
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
  • 10 Rillington Place, Columbia, 1971.
  • Blind Terror (also known as See No Evil), Columbia, 1971.
  • The Last Run, MGM, 1971.
  • The New Centurions (also known as Precinct 45 Los Angeles Police), Columbia, 1972.
  • Soylent Green, MGM, 1973.
  • The Don Is Dead, Universal, 1973.
  • Mr. Majestyk, UA, 1974.
  • The Spikes Gang, UA, 1974.
  • Mandingo, Paramount, 1975.
  • The Incredible Sarah, Reader's Digest, 1976.
  • The Prince and the Pauper (also known as Crossed Swords), Warner Bros., 1977.
  • Ashanti, Columbia, 1979.
  • The Jazz Singer, AFD, 1980.
  • Tough Enough, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
  • Amityville 3-D, Orion, 1983.
  • Conan, the Destroyer, Universal, 1984.
  • Red Sonja, MGM/UA, 1985.
  • Million Dollar Mystery, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.
  • Also director of This is America, RKO, Memo for Joe, 1945, and Call fromSpace, 1989.
  • Writings;SCREENPLAYS
  • Flicker Flashbacks, RKO, 1943.
  • (With others) Air Crew, RKO, 1943.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • Just Tell Me When to Cry (memoirs), Carroll & Graf, 1993.
  • Contributor of articles to Films in Review, Cahiers du cinema, American Cinematographer, Films and Filming, Making Films, and Cinema.

Recent Updates

March 25, 2006: Fleischer died on March 25, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, of natural causes. He was 89. Source: Entertainment Weekly, April 7, 2006, p. 18.

Further Reference

BOOKS

  • Jones, Lon, editor, Barabbas: The Story of a Motion Picture, (Bologna),1962.
  • Bourgoin, Stephane, Richard Fleischer, (Paris).
PERIODICALS
  • Cinema 59, May, 1959.
  • Film Dope, February, 1979.
  • Films Ideal, March 1, 1964.

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