Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Did You Know?

"Chaplin and Hitchcock made their last movies at 77, Wilder his last at 75, Hawks at 74, Ford at 71 and Wyler at 69, but Cukor outlasted them all by embarking on RICH AND FAMOUS three months after his 81st birthday"

He was replaced as director of Gone with the Wind (1939) because of constant disagreements with producer David O. Selznick over the script and direction (not as rumour had it because Clark Gable considered him better suited as a so-called woman's director).

He was famous for the parties he threw later in life for large groups of directors, many parties being attended by other directing legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Luis Buñuel, and George Stevens.

Was voted the 18th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Enjoyed a successful working partnership with Katharine Hepburn, directing her in ten films over a period of 47 years

Godfather of Mia Farrow

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