Troy Donahue Actor

Troy Donahue (January 27, 1936 – September 2, 2001) was an American actor, who was extremely popular from the late 1950s to early 1960s, though continued acting into the late 1990s. Born Merle Johnson, Jr., Donahue was initially a journalism student at Columbia University in New York City before he decided to become an actor in Hollywood, where he was represented by Rock Hudson's agent, Henry Willson. According to Robert Hofler's 2005 biography, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson, Willson tried out the name Troy on Rory Calhoun and James Darren, with no success before it finally stuck to Donahue. The blond heartthrob established himself with uncredited roles in The Monolith Monsters and Man Afraid in 1957, leading to larger parts in several films. He starred in Monster on the Campus, Live Fast, Die Young, and The Tarnished Angels, all in 1958, and opposite fellow teen idol Sandra Dee in A Summer Place in 1959. The latter made him a major star, especially among teenage audiences. He signed a contract with Warner Bros. and played several successive leading roles in films such as Rome Adventure and A Distant Trumpet.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 27th, 1936
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
September 2nd, 2001 at age of 65
Place of death
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama245.98
Crime45.88
Comedy115.08
Romance66.58
Action84.54
Sci-Fi43.93
Horror44.3
Adventure25.55
Western44.97
Thriller35.7

1. A Dirty Little Business (1998)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Len Richmond
$2M

Merchants Of Venus is a romantic comedy film starring British actors Michael York and Prunella Gee. It was written and directed by Len Richmond, writer of the award-winning British comedy series Agony and the less successful Split Ends. The film was released in the US in March 1998 and was given a straight to DVD release in the UK on 1 September 2001, renamed as A Dirty Little Business. In some countries, it was released under the title Good Vibrations. The film is certified as a 15, runs for 74 minutes and original music is provided by the band Erasure who performed the track Love Affair. The band's lead singer Andy Bell has a small role in the movie as the director of an adult film that Gee's character is playing in. The movie was actually filmed in Len Richmond's mother's own sex toy factory in Los Angeles.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Bimbo Movie Bash (1997)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Mike Mendez
,
Dave Parker

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Double Trouble (1992)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
John Paragon

Double Trouble is a 1992 film released straight-to-video. It stars the Barbarian Brothers - Peter and David Paul and is directed by John Paragon.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Pamela Principle (1991)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

A middle-aged owner of an L.A. dress shop acts out his mid-life crisis in timeless movie fashion by dumping his wife in favor of a gorgeous young model. A dedicated hedonist, she proves almost more than he can handle and eventually he must choose between continuing the affair or returning to his family.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Cry-Baby (1990)

Comedy, Musical
played Hatchet's Father
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
John Waters
John Waters
18 Show list $11M

Cry-Baby is a 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker, and also features a large ensemble cast that includes Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, and Traci Lords with appearances by Troy Donahue, Joe Dallesandro, Joey Heatherton, David Nelson, and Patricia Hearst. The story centers on a group of delinquents that refer to themselves as "drapes" and their interaction with the rest of the town and its other subculture, the "squares", in 1950s Baltimore, Maryland. "Cry-Baby" Walker, a drape, and Allison, a square, create upheaval and turmoil in their little town of Baltimore by breaking the subculture taboos and falling in love. The film shows what the young couple has to overcome to be together and how their actions affect the rest of the town. Part of the film takes place at the now-closed Enchanted Forest amusement park in Ellicott City, Maryland. Others take place in the historic towns of Reisterstown, Jessup, Milford Mill, and Sykesville, Maryland.

Awards

Top cast

Hateful Guard
Wade Walker
Pepper Walker
Baldwin
Hatchet's Mother
Allison Vernon-Williams
Milton Hackett
Ramona Rickettes
Wanda's Mother
Mrs. Vernon-Williams
Strip Poker #2
Wanda's Father
Picnic Mother
Night Court Parent
Susie-Q
Milton's Mother
Allison Vernon-Williams
Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Insley
Cry-Baby
English
United States of America

6. Omega Cop (1990)

Action, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Paul Kyriazi
1 Show list

Omega Cop is a 1990 film starring Adam West, Ronald L. Marchini, Stuart Whitman, and Troy Donahue. It was also released under the title John Travis: Solar Survivor. This film was also written and produced by Ronald L. Marchini, and executive-produced by his wife, Jo Anne Marchini. Omega Cop was followed by a sequel, Karate Cop.

Awards

Top cast

Prescott
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. American Rampage (1989)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. The Chilling (1989)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
Jack A. Sunseri
,
Deland Nuse
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Mary Hampton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Hot Times at Montclair High (1989)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Jose Altonaga
,
Jim McCullough Sr.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. Assault of the Party Nerds (1989)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Richard Gabai

Life as a nerd isn't easy, but it can be extremely interesting, especially when the four members of the Lambda Alpha Eta fraternity decide to change their reputations. Harnessing every party-animal instinct, they throw "the party to end all parties." When the jocks show up to crash and reclaim their ex-girlfriends, the event explodes. But the "Party Nerds" remain determined and defiant! They defeat the jocks and find themselves treated to the liveliest extracurricular activities they'd ever imagined.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Hollywood Cop (1988)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Amir Shervan

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Deadly Prey (1987)

Action
played Don Michaelson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Peter Yuval
David A. Prior
David A. Prior
2 Show list

Deadly Prey is a 1986 film that was first screened in the United States in March 1987 at that year's American Film Market. After The Winters Group helped finance David A. Prior's previous film, Aerobicide, Prior, along with executive producers David Winters and Bruce Lewin, and producer Peter Yuval formed Action International Pictures and their first projects were Mankillers and Deadly Prey. Both shot back to back in and around Riverside, California, Deadly Prey tells the story of an ex-marine who is kidnapped for participation in a human safari. This film, with some reminiscence to the action film First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, has never been officially released on DVD which makes it "hard to find".

Awards

Top cast

Jaimy's Father
Michael 'Mike' Danton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
, ,
Tim Heintz
Stephen Ashley Blake
English
United States of America

13. Cyclone (1987)

Action, Sci-Fi, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Fred Olen Ray
2 Show list

Cyclone is a 1987 science fiction action film about a woman who must keep the ultimate motorcycle from falling into the wrong hands. The film was directed by Fred Olen Ray, and stars Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs, and Martin Landau.

Awards

Top cast

Bosarian
Teri Marshall
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
Peter W. Rea
,
William Warren Blaylock
4 Show list

Grandview, U.S.A. is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carole Cook, Ramon Bieri, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, M. Emmet Walsh, Michael Winslow, Troy Donahue, and Steve Dahl. The original music score is composed by Thomas Newman. It was filmed on location in Pontiac, Illinois. After being out of print on VHS for many years, the movie was finally released on DVD for the first time on October 4, 2011.

Awards

Top cast

Johnny Maine
Candy Webster
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
Spencer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reynaldo Villalobos
English
United States of America

15. Tin Man (1983)

Drama
played Lester
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Bishop Holiday
4 Show list

Tin Man is a 1983 American dramatic film starring Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law, Deana Jurgens, Troy Donahue, Richard Stahl and directed by John G. Thomas.

Awards

Top cast

Forbes
Dr. Edison
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bishop Holiday
Virgil L. Harper
English
United States of America

16. The Legend of Frank Woods (1977)

Western
played Sheriff John Baxom
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Deno Paoli
Hagen Smith
,
Deno Paoli
Hagen Smith
5 Show list

The Legend of Frank Woods is a 1977 western film directed by Deno Paoli and Hagen Smith, written by Hagen Smith.

Awards

Top cast

Howard Blacker
Deputy
Ace Starkey
Sheriff Dooley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Italy, United States of America

17. The Godfather Part II (1974)

Crime, Drama
played Merle Johnson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
200.0
, ,
Gray Frederickson
46 Show list 12 Show list $13M

The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American crime epic produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather, the film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone, the new Don of the Corleone crime family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone, from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City. The film's reception was almost uniformly positive, with some deeming it superior to the 1972 original, an Oscar winner for Best Picture. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and the only sequel to win for Best Picture, its six Oscars included Best Director for Coppola, Best Supporting Actor for De Niro and Best Adapted Screenplay for Coppola and Puzo. Pacino won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Both this film and its predecessor remain highly influential films in the gangster genre.

Awards

2008 Satellite Award for Best Classic DVD
1976 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1975 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
1974 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
1974 Academy Award for Best Picture
1974 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1974 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1974 Academy Award for Best Director
1974 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
1974 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
1974 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
1974 Academy Award for Best Screenplay

Top cast

Vito Corleone
Michael Corleone
Tom Hagen
F.B.I. Man #1
Sonny Corleone
Connie Corleone
Kay Adams-Corleone
Willie Cicci
Genco
Child on ship
Fredo Corleone
Al Neri
Carlo Rizzi
Sonny Corleone as a Boy
Tony Rosato
Senator #2
Salvatore Tessio
Rocco Lampone
Young Clemenza
Mama Corleone's Body
Sandra Corleone
Carmela Corleone
Michael's Buttonman #2
Pat Geary
Johnny Ola
Questadt
Carmine Rosato
Signor Roberto
Salvatore Tessio
Fred Corngold
Hyman Roth
Frank Pentangeli
Hyman Roth
Governess
Passerby in Coat with Cap Pulled Down
Yolanda
Deanna Corleone
Don Fanucci
Senator #3
Girl in 'Senza Mamma'
Mrs. Marcia Roth
Michael's Bodyguard
Vito's Mother
Impressario
Photographer in Court
Senate Committee Chairman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sicilian Mafia
Nino Rota's Music to The Godfather
Latin, English, Sicilian, Spanish, Italian
United States of America

18. Seizure (1974)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0

Seizure is a 1974 horror-thriller film. It is the directorial debut of Oliver Stone, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Canada, United States of America

19. Cockfighter (1974)

Drama
played Randall Mansfield
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Monte Hellman
9 Show list

Cockfighter is a 1974 film by director Monte Hellman, starring Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton and featuring Laurie Bird and Ed Begley, Jr. The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name by Charles Willeford.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Burke
Tom Peeples
Frank Mansfield
CIC Gunner
Omar Baradansky
Frances Mansfield
Ed Middleton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

20. The Love-Thrill Murders (1971)

Thriller, Drama
played Moon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Robert L. Roberts
Robert L. Roberts
Matt Cavanagh

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Gilbert Slavin
Victor Petrashevic
English
United States of America

21. The Phantom Gunslinger (1970)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

The Phantom Gunslinger is a Mexican-American western film directed by Albert Zugsmith. The film stars Troy Donahue, Sabrina, Elizabeth Campbell, Emilio Fernández, Germán Robles, and Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. A digitally restored version of The Phantom Gunslinger was released in December 2013.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America, Mexico

22. Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon (1967)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon is a 1967 British science fiction comedy film directed by Don Sharp and starring Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe and Terry-Thomas. It was released in the US as Those Fantastic Flying Fools, in order to capitalise on the success of Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines two years earlier.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

23. Come Spy with Me (1967)

Action, Drama
played Pete Barker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Marshall Stone
Cherney Berg
,
Erven Jourdan
5 Show list

Come Spy with Me is a 1967 American spy film produced by Arnold Kaiser, directed by Marshall Stone, and released by 20th Century Fox.

Awards

Top cast

Walter Ludeker
Morgan
Jill Parsons
Gunther Stiller
Brooks
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bob Bowers
Zoltan Vidor
Georganne Adlrich
English
United States of America

24. My Blood Runs Cold (1965)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
1 Show list

My Blood Runs Cold is a 1965 American film starring Troy Donahue directed by William Conrad. It was the second of three thrillers Conrad made for Warner Bros.

Awards

Top cast

Julie Merriday
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
1 Show list

A Distant Trumpet is a 1964 American Western film, the last directed by Raoul Walsh. It stars Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette and Diane McBain. The screenplay by John Twist, Albert Beich, and Richard Fielder is based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Paul Horgan.

Awards

Top cast

Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. Palm Springs Weekend (1963)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
2 Show list

Palm Springs Weekend is a 1963 Warner Bros. bedroom comedy film directed by Norman Taurog. It has elements of the beach party genre and has been called “a sort of Westernized version of Where the Boys Are by Billboard Magazine. It stars Troy Donahue, Stefanie Powers, Robert Conrad, Ty Hardin, and Connie Stevens.

Awards

Top cast

Gayle Lewis - Jane Hoover
Bunny Dixon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Rome Adventure (1962)

Drama, Romance
played Don Porter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
7 Show list

Rome Adventure, also known as Lovers Must Learn, is a 1962 romantic drama film, based on the 1932 novel Lovers Must Learn by Irving Fineman. It was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, and Suzanne Pleshette.

Awards

Top cast

Lyda Kent
Young man
Prudence Bell
Roberto Orlandi
Mrs. Riggs
Daisy Bronson
Albert Stillwell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

28. Susan Slade (1961)

Drama
played Hoyt Brecker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
9 Show list

Susan Slade is a 1961 American Technicolor drama film released by Warner Bros. The film was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens. The screenplay was based upon the 1961 novel The Sin of Susan Slade by Doris Hume.

Awards

Top cast

Roger Slade
Leah Slade
Engineer
Dr. Fane
Susan Slade
Stanton Corbett
Wells Corbett
Conn White
Marion Corbett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Howard Shoup
English
United States of America

29. Parrish (1961)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
138.0
1 Show list

Parrish is a 1961 drama film made by Warner Bros.. It was written, produced and directed by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Mildred Savage. The music score was by Max Steiner, the cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr., the art direction by Leo K. Kuter and the costume design by Howard Shoup. The film stars Troy Donahue, Claudette Colbert, Karl Malden and Dean Jagger, with Connie Stevens, Diane McBain, Sharon Hugueny, Sylvia Miles, Madeleine Sherwood and Hayden Rorke. The film marked Claudette Colbert's last role on the big screen.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

30. The Crowded Sky (1960)

Adventure, Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

The Crowded Sky is a 1960 Technicolor drama film directed by Joseph Pevney, starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Hank Searls. The Crowded Sky follows the back stories of the crew and passengers of a US Navy jet and a commercial airliner carrying a full load of passengers during a bout of severe weather. Other issues such as a malfunctioning radio make it nearly impossible to communicate with air traffic control and sets the two aircraft on a collision course.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

31. A Summer Place (1959)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
1 Show list 1 Show list

A Summer Place is a 1959 romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan Wilson. Delmer Daves directed the movie, which stars Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Troy Donahue, and Sandra Dee. The film is now remembered mainly for one of its musical themes.

Awards

1959 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Top cast

Molly Jorgenson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. Imitation of Life (1959)

Drama, Romance
played Frankie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
125.0
Ross Hunter
,
Eleanore Griffin
10 Show list 1 Show list $2M

Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal Pictures, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was Sirk's final Hollywood film and dealt with issues of race, class and gender. The cast also features Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda and Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson. Kohner and Moore received Academy Award nominations for their performances. Gospel music star Mahalia Jackson appears as a church choir soloist. The film is an adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel of the same name. It is the second film adaptation of the novel. The first film was released in 1934.

Awards

1959 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top cast

Steve Archer
Showgirl
David Edwards
Annie Johnson
Lora Meredith
Annette
Susie
Allen Loomis
Sarah Jane
Young Man
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Passing
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

33. Monster on the Campus (1958)

Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0

Monster on the Campus is a 1958 American science fiction/horror film, released by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Jack Arnold, from a script by David Duncan. The film was the last of Universal's science fiction monster films released before Island of Terror.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

34. The Perfect Furlough (1958)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
2 Show list 1 Show list

The Perfect Furlough is a 1958 romantic service comedy directed by Blake Edwards and written by Stanley Shapiro. Edwards and Shapiro would re-team the following year for another Tony Curtis service comedy, Operation Petticoat.

Awards

1958 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Lt. Vicki Loren
Cpl. Paul Hodges
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French, English
United States of America

35. Wild Heritage (1958)

Western
played Jesse Bascomb
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
John E. Horton
Paul King
,
Joseph J. Stone
8 Show list

Wild Heritage is a 1958 western film directed by Charles F. Haas.

Awards

Top cast

Ma Bascomb
Emma Breslin
Talbot Breslin
'Missouri' Breslin
Rusty
Callie Bascomb
Hugh Adam David Breslin
Judge Copeland
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
, , ,
Henry Russell
,
Henry Vars
Morton Haack
English
United States of America

36. Live Fast, Die Young (1958)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

Live Fast, Die Young is a 1958 film directed by Paul Henreid and written by Ib Melchior. The film stars Mary Murphy, Norma Eberhardt, Mike Connors and Sheridan Comerate. Considered a cult film, promotional campaigns used the tagline "a sin-steeped story of the rise of the Beat Generation." It was also known as Seed of Violence. Troy Donahue was borrowed from Universal to play his role.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

37. Summer Love (1958)

Comedy
played 'Sax' Lewis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
William Grady Jr.
Herbert H. Margolis
,
William Raynor
10 Show list

Summer Love is a 1958 comedy film written by William Raynor and Herbert H. Margolis and directed by Charles F.

Awards

Top cast

Jimmy Daley
Dr. Thomas Daley
Beth Daley
Erica Landis
Jackie Bronson
Thomas Daley III
Twinkie Daley
Joan Wright
'Half-Note' Harris
Alice Bronson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Carl Guthrie
English
United States of America

38. Flood Tide (1958)

Drama, Romance
played Teenager at Beach
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
Dorothy Cooper
8 Show list

Flood Tide is a 1958 drama comedy film directed by Abner Biberman.

Awards

Top cast

Coroner
Barbara Brooks
Bill Holleran
Major Harvey Thornwald
Mr. Appleby
John Brighton
Steve Martin
Anne Gordon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

39. The Tarnished Angels (1958)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
1 Show list

The Tarnished Angels is a 1957 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk. The screenplay by George Zuckerman is based on the 1935 novel Pylon by William Faulkner.

Awards

Top cast

Burke Devlin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
English
United States of America

40. Man Afraid (1957)

Drama, Thriller
played Reporter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Gordon Kay
Harry Keller
Herb Meadow
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Man Afraid is a 1957 drama thriller film directed by Harry Keller.

Awards

Top cast

Ronnie 'Skunky' Fletcher
Shep Hamilton
Lisa Collins
Lieutenant Marlin
Nurse Willis
Carl Simmons
Wilbur Fletcher
Rev. David Collins
Michael Collins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Hawaiian Eye

Action, Adventure, Crime
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
October 7th, 1959 April 2nd, 1963 4 English

2. Surfside 6

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
October 6th, 1960 June 25th, 1962 2 English

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E38 June 2nd, 1961 Sandy Winfield
S03-E37 May 26th, 1961
S02-E20 February 12th, 1960 Star Bright

American Bandstand

Program genre

Music
Variety show
Talk show

External resources

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E12 November 23rd, 1963
S04-E174 May 4th, 1961
S04-E221 July 10th, 1961

Bronco

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 April 7th, 1959 Roy Parrott
S02-E06 December 1st, 1959 Bart Donner

CHiPs

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Police procedural

External resources

CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 16th, 1978 Bob Niles

Colt .45

Program genre

Western

External resources

Colt .45 is an American Western series which aired on ABC between October 1957 and September 1960.nThe half-hour program is loosely based on the 1950 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring Randolph Scott. Colt .45 was part of the William T. Orr-produced array of westerns which Warner produced for ABC in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E05 November 1st, 1959 Jim Gibson

Ellery Queen

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Period piece

External resources

Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen, and Tom Reese as Sgt. Velie. Created by the writing/producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the title character breaks the fourth wall to ask the audience to consider their solution.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 February 8th, 1976 ,

Ironside

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When broadcast in the United Kingdom the show was initially titled A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 September 26th, 1968
S02-E03 September 26th, 1968 Father Dugan

Laverne & Shirley

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called Shotz Brewery.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E03 December 2nd, 1980

Matt Houston

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure

External resources

Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 December 5th, 1982 William Willie" Hoyt"

Maverick

Program genre

Comedy
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.nWhen Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E01 September 13th, 1959 Dan Jamison

Monsters

Program genre

Horror
Anthology
Drama
Fantasy
Mystery
Thriller
Science Fiction

External resources

Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's horror/suspense-themed cable channel Chiller in sporadic weekday marathons.nIn a similar vein to Tales from the Darkside, Monsters shared the same producer, and in some ways succeeded the show. It differed in some respects nonetheless. While Tales sometimes dabbled in stories of science fiction and fantasy, this series was more strictly horror. As the name implies, each episode of Monsters featured a different monster which the story concerned, from the animatronic puppet of a fictional children's television program to mutated, weapon-wielding lab rats.nSimilar to Tales, however, the stories in Monsters were rarely very straightforward action plots and often contained some ironic twist in which a character's conceit or greed would do him in, often with gruesome results. Adding to this was a sense of comedy often lost on horror productions which might in some instances lighten the audience's mood but in many cases added to the overall eeriness of the production.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 March 4th, 1990

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 January 16th, 1959 Buzz Travis

Sugarfoot

Program genre

Western
Legal drama

External resources

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired on ABC from 1957 to 1961. The Warner Brothers production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 29th, 1959 Ken Savage

Tales of Wells Fargo

Program genre

Western

External resources

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from March 18, 1957, to June 2, 1962, on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E26 March 16th, 1959 Smith

The Alaskans

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Alaskans is a 1959-1960 ABC/Warner Brothers western television series set during the late 1890s in the port of Skagway, Alaska.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 May 1st, 1960 Ted Andrews

The Eddie Capra Mysteries

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 December 15th, 1978 Duane

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Suspense
Adventure Film

External resources

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on ABC. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, and Pamela Sue Martin as detective Nancy Drew.nThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries was unusual in that it often dealt with the characters individually, in an almost anthological style. That is, some episodes featured only the Hardy Boys and others only Nancy Drew.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 February 26th, 1978
Michael Sloan

The Patty Duke Show

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty Duke. 105 episodes were produced, 104 of them airing over three seasons, most written by either Sidney Sheldon or William Asher, who co-created the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 22nd, 1965 Dr. Morgan

Vega$

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime

External resources

Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced entirely in Las Vegas.nThe show stars Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tanna, who drove around the streets of Las Vegas in a red 1957 Ford Thunderbird solving crimes and making Las Vegas a better place for residents and tourists alike.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 27th, 1978 Teddy Howard
Sutton Roley

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E16 January 21st, 1959 Ted Garner

Awards won

1959 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
A Summer Place Drama Film
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Acting

Wikipedia

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