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Michael Gordon (I) (1909–1993)

A stage actor and director, Michael Gordon broke into films in 1940 as a dialogue director, then became a film editor. He directed his first feature in 1942. He started out with low-budget crime thrillers, but in the late 1940s and early 1950s turned out several well-crafted dramas, notably Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), which garnered José Ferrer an ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pillow Talk Director
(1959)
(1950)
An Act of Murder Director
(1948)
(1942)

Filmography

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 1972 Anna and the King (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series) (1 episode)
- All Through the Night (1964) ... (Move Over Darling sequences, uncredited)
 1959 Pillow Talk
 1958 Decoy (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Gentle Gun-Man (1958) ... (directed by)
 1953 All Hallowe'en (Short)
 1949 Once More, My Darling (uncredited)
 1947 The Web
 1943 Crime Doctor
 1941 A Good Landfall (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed the original Broadway production of Arthur Laurents' "Home of the Brave" that ran at the Belasco Theatre for 69 performances and starred Russell Hardie and Joseph Pevney. Produced by blacklisted Lee Sabinson. See more »
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Personal Quote:

Comedy is the most serious tragedy in the world. Play it that way and you can't go wrong. If you ever think of yourself as funny, you haven't got a chance.

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Directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: José Ferrer (Best Actor, Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)), Doris Day (Best Actress, Pillow Talk (1959)), and Thelma Ritter (Best Supporting Actress, Pillow Talk (1959)). Ferrer won an Oscar for his performance in Gordon's film. See more »

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Virgo

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