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Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson



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Also Known As: Died: August 21, 1991
Born: December 25, 1915 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Began professional career as a radio actor and station announcer in Denver
First continuing role, as a barking sled dog on the radio series, "Renfrew of the Mounted"
Worked in summer stock and on such radio shows as "We the People" and "Gang Busters"
Joined Mercury Theater and worked as stage manager and actor for "Julius Caesar", "The Cradle Will Rock", "Native Son", "Heartbreak House"
Was second unit director on the uncompleted semi-documentary, "It's All True"
Served in the US Air Force as chief of the operations division of the Office of Strategic Services in charge of presenting intelligence films to the staff
Served as chief photographic officer for the Secretariat of the United Nations at its opening conference in San Francisco
Co-produced Welles's stage production of the Cole Porter musical, "Around the World in 80 Days"
Became a staff producer at Universal working on the Ma and Pa Kettle series
Film directing and writing debut, "Man With the Gun"
Directed TV episodes of "Medic" and "Zane Grey Theater"
Appointed vice president of production at Paramount under studio chief Howard Koch
Returned to Brazil to begin work on a documentary based on his experiences with Welles during the 1942 production of the unfinished semi-documentary "It's All True"
Directed a radio broadcast of "Dracula" in New York which was filmed as a study in radio directing techniques
Co-produced a collection of vintage Mercury radio dramas intitled "Theater of the Imagination" for Voyager laserdisk (date approximate)
Was producing a feature film about the 1942 production of the unfinished film project, "It's All True" at time of his death which his co-producers plan to complete

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