Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Richard Quine Biography (1920-1989)
Born November 12, 1920, in Detroit, MI; died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, June 10, 1989, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Thomas R. Quine (a vaudeville performer); married Susan Peters (an actress; divorced, 1948); married BarbaraBushman (divorced); married Fran Jefferies (a singer; divorced); fourth wife's name, Diana; children: one son (adopted; first marriage); two daughters (second marriage).
- Birth Details
- November 12, 1920
- Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Death Details
- June 10, 1989
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Cardinal Richelieu, Los Angeles.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Very Warm for May, Alvin Theatre, 1939.
- Frank Lippencott, My Sister Eileen, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Also appeared as Richard, Counsellor-at-Law.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--The World Changes, Warner Brothers/First National, 1933.
- Richard, Counsellor-at-Law, Universal, 1933.
- Jackie Shaw, Dinky, Warner Brothers, 1935.
- Pieter, A Dog of Flanders, RKO, 1935.
- John Reed, Jane Eyre, First Division, 1935.
- Ned, Little Men, Mascot, 1935.
- student, King of the Underworld, Warner Brothers, 1939.
- Morton Hammond, Babes on Broadway, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1941.
- Doctor Dennis Lindsey, Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant, MGM, 1942.
- Danny Hayden, For Me and My Gal, MGM, 1942.
- Frank Lippencott, My Sister Eileen, Columbia, 1942.
- Ensign Martin, Stand By for Action (also known as Cargo of Innocents), MGM, 1942.
- Ted Bowser, Tish, MGM, 1942.
- Brad Craig, We've Never Been Licked (also known as Fighting Command), Universal, 1943.
- Howard Bankson, The Cockeyed Miracle, MGM, 1946.
- Major George Rockton, Command Decision, MGM, 1948.
- Ben Feiner, Jr., Words and Music, MGM, 1948.
- Ted Niles, The Clay Pigeon, RKO, 1949.
- Hank Weber, Flying Missile, Columbia, 1950.
- Brownie, No Sad Songs for Me, Columbia, 1950.
- Johnny Truitt, Rookie Fireman, Columbia, 1950.
- Also appeared in Life Returns, Scienart, 1939.
Credits; FIRST FILM WORK
- Producer and director (both with William Asher), Leather Gloves (also known as Loser Take All), Columbia, 1948.
- FILM WORK-; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Purple Heart Diary (also known as No Time for Tears), Columbia, 1951.
- Sunny Side of the Street, Columbia, 1951.
- Rainbow 'round My Shoulder, Columbia, 1952.
- Sound Off, Columbia, 1952.; ALL ASHORE, COLUMBIA, 1953 Cruisin' Down theRiver, Columbia, 1953.
- Siren of Baghdad, Columbia, 1953.
- Drive a Crooked Road, Columbia, 1954.
- Pushover, Columbia, 1954.
- So This Is Paris, Universal, 1954.
- My Sister Eileen, Columbia, 1955.
- The Solid Gold Cadillac, Columbia, 1956.
- Operation Mad Ball, Columbia, 1957.
- Bell, Book, and Candle, Columbia, 1958.
- (also producer) It Happened to Jane (also known as Twinkle and Shine), Columbia, 1959.
- (also producer) Strangers When We Meet, Columbia, 1960.
- The World of Suzie Wong, Paramount, 1960.
- The Notorious Landlady, Columbia, 1962.
- producer, Paris When It Sizzles, Paramount, 1964.
- Sex and the Single Girl, Warner Brothers, 1964.
- How to Murder Your Wife, United Artists, 1965.
- (also producer) Synanon (also known as Get Off My Back), Columbia, 1965.
- Hotel, Warner Brothers, 1967.
- (with Alexander Mackendrick) Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, Paramount, 1967.
- The Moonshine War, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.
- W (also known as I Want Her Dead), Cinerama, 1974.
- The Prisoner of Zenda, Universal, 1979.
- TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATEDSERIES Hey Mulligan (also known as The Mickey Rooney Show), NBC, 1954-55.
- executive producer (with Richard Kennedy), The Jean Arthur Show, CBS, 1966.
- (with Stan Dragoti) McCoy, NBC, 1975-76.
- Catch-22, ABC, 1973.
- The Specialists, NBC, 1975.
- Columbo, NBC, 1971.
- Hec Ramsey, NBC, 1972.
- Project UFO, NBC, 1978.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
- Title role, Tom Sawyer.
- FILM; SEE PRODUCTION DETAILS ABOVE,UNLESS INDICATED (With Blake Edwards)Rainbow 'round My Shoulder, 1952.
- (with Edwards) Sound Off, 1952.
- (with Edwards) All Ashore, 1953.
- (with Edwards) Cruisin' Down the River, 1953.
- (with Edwards) Bring Your Smile Along, Columbia, 1955.
- (with Edwards) My Sister Eileen, 1955.
- (with Edwards) He Laughed Last, Columbia, 1956; composer (with Fred Karger and Stanley Styne), Juke Box Rhythm, Columbia, 1959.
- (With Edwards) Hey Mulligan, NBC, 1954-55.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- New York Times, June 14, 1989.
- Variety, 21-27, 1989.
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