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Also Known As: Died: June 10, 1989
Born: November 12, 1920 Cause of Death: shot himself in the head
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: director, actor, producer, screenwriter

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A former child actor who played some leading roles in the 1940s, notably in "For Me and My Gal" (1942) and "We've Never Been Licked" (1943), Quine began his behind-the-camera career in 1948, when he co-directed "Leather Gloves" with William Asher. He went on to direct several fine films in the 1950s, proving himself adept with thrillers ("Pushover" 1954), musicals ("My Sister Eileen" 1955) and comedies ("The Solid Gold Cadillac" 1956). His later output, despite the bigger budgets he was able to command, were generally less satisfactory.

A former child actor who played some leading roles in the 1940s, notably in "For Me and My Gal" (1942) and "We've Never Been Licked" (1943), Quine began his behind-the-camera career in 1948, when he co-directed "Leather Gloves" with William Asher. He went on to direct several fine films in the 1950s, proving himself adept with thrillers ("Pushover" 1954), musicals ("My Sister Eileen" 1955) and comedies ("The Solid Gold Cadillac" 1956). His later output, despite the bigger budgets he was able to command, were generally less satisfactory.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Prisoner of Zenda, The (1979) Director
2.
  Specialists, The (1975) Director
3.
  W (1974) Director
4.
  The Moonshine War (1970) Director
5.
  Talent For Loving, A (1969) Director
7.
  Hotel (1967) Director
8.
  Synanon (1965) Director
9.
  How To Murder Your Wife (1965) Director
10.
  Paris When It Sizzles (1964) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Flying Missile (1951) Hank Weber
2.
 He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950) Actor in movie at drive-in
3.
 Rookie Fireman (1950) Johnny Truitt
4.
 No Sad Songs for Me (1950) Brownie
5.
 The Clay Pigeon (1949) Ted Niles
6.
 Command Decision (1949) Major George Rockton
7.
 Words and Music (1948) Ben Feiner, Jr.
8.
 The Cockeyed Miracle (1946) Howard Bankson
9.
 Stand by for Action (1943) Ensign Lindsay
10.
 We've Never Been Licked (1943) Brad Craig
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1934:
Feature acting debut, "Jane Eyre"
1941:
First adult role in feature, "Babes on Broadway"
1943:
First lead role in feature, "We've Never Been Licked"
1951:
Directorial debut, "Purple Heart Diary"
1957:
First songwriting credit for feature, "Going Steady (With A Dream)"
1979:
Last directorial effort, "The Prisoner of Zenda"
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wife:
Susan Peters. Actor. Married in 1943; divorced in 1948; died in 1952 from complications from a spinal injury incurred in a hunting accident in 1944.

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