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|Born:||July 10, 1927||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Ottawa, Ontario, CA||Profession:||Art Department ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Put under contract to George Stevens' Liberty Films
Film debut in "Temptation"
Joined the Charles Laughton Company at the Coronet Theatre in New York performing in the classics
Went to Paris and joined the Jean Daste Comedie Francaise Touring Company
Played the lead in Julien Duvivier's film, "Le Royanume des Cieux"
Met Orson Welles at the Venice Film Festival; was the 11th and final Desdemona hired by Welles to star in his film, "Othello" (begun in 1948; completed 1952; released in US 1955)
Signed by Welles to a seven-year contract
Starred opposite Welles in "The Unthinking Lobster" (written by Welles) at the Edouard VII Theater in Paris (date approximate)
Signed by Paramount Pictures to star opposite Alan Ladd and William Holden in "Paradise Island" (project cancelled) in the early 1950s
Became part-owner of the Babylon Theater in Paris; produced "Waiting for Godot" in the early 1950s
Toured North Africa performing in French classics
First worked with Peter Ustinov on the London stage in "No Sign of the Dove"
Toured US with Ustinov's play, "Romanoff and Juliet" and re-enacted the part of Marfa in the 1961 film version
Moved back to Paris; worked on Ustinov's films "Billy Budd" and "Lady L" in an uncredited capacity
Went to Senegal for a UNDP study on tourism
Collaborated with producer Michael Butler on the Broadway production of "Hair"
Returned to Paris; served as artistic advisor on film festivals and as impresario to Bob Wilson, Grotowski, Peter Brook, Cerbanne and Pilobilus
Produced musical documentary "Jammin' in Africa" (directed by Jean Luc Mazignon) filmed in Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria; also produced musical documentary film, "Sufi Dervishes" in Paris
Helped to put together financing for two Orson Welles film projects: "The Other Side of the Wind" and the unfinished "Don Quixote"
Presided over the Montreal Film Festival jury
Became story editor for Seven Arts Film Company
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