skip navigation
Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)



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

MILESTONES

:
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"
1937:
Joined Mercury Theater and worked as stage manager and actor for "Julius Caesar", "The Cradle Will Rock", "Native Son", "Heartbreak House"
1942:
Was second unit director on the uncompleted semi-documentary, "It's All True"
1942:
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
1945:
Served as chief photographic officer for the Secretariat of the United Nations at its opening conference in San Francisco
1946:
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
1955:
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
1986:
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"
1990:
Directed a radio broadcast of "Dracula" in New York which was filmed as a study in radio directing techniques
1991:
Co-produced a collection of vintage Mercury radio dramas intitled "Theater of the Imagination" for Voyager laserdisk (date approximate)
1991:
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

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute