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Frederick De Cordova

  • Oct 27, 1910 - Sep 15, 2001 (age 90)
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2001
PersonalSeptember 2001

Frederick De Cordova

Frederick De Cordova passed away.
1996
E! True Hollywood Story
TV ShowMar 1, 1996

E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story is …
E! True Hollywood Story is an American documentary series on E! that deals with Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures. Topics covered on the program include salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders and mysteries, porn-star biographies and "where-are-they-now?" investigations of former child stars. It frequently features in-depth interviews, actual courtroom footage and dramatic reenactments. Content is usually updated to reflect the current life or status of the subject.
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1992
Mad About You
TV ShowSep 23, 1992

Mad About You

Mad About You is an American sitcom that initially aired on …
Mad About You is an American sitcom that initially aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a married couple in New York City. The show won numerous awards including four Golden Globe Awards and twelve Primetime Emmy Awards.
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The Larry Sanders Show
TV ShowAug 15, 1992

The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show is …
The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The series was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network.
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Outstanding Variety Series
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Nomination1992

Outstanding Variety Series

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1992

PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Tel…

Won PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Television.
Outstanding Variety Series
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Outstanding Variety Series

Won award for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1991
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Nomination1991

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1987
Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is a U.S. documentary television series and media …
Biography is a U.S. documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, on CBS in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 1996 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Nomination1987

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1986
ALF
TV ShowSep 22, 1986

ALF

ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from …
ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986, to March 24, 1990. The title character is Gordon Shumway, a sarcastic, friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash-lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. ALF was performed by puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the show with Tom Patchett.
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Nomination1986

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1985
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1984
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Nomination1984

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1983
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Nomination1983

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1982
The King of Comedy
MovieDec 18, 1982

The King of Comedy

Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. …
Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.
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Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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1981
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
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Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1980
Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
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Nomination1980

Outstanding Program Achievement - Spe…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1979
Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
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Nomination1979

Outstanding Program Achievement - Spe…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Program Achievement - Special Class
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Outstanding Program Achievement - Spe…

Won award for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1978
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Nomination1978

Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Won award for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1977
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Won award for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
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1976
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Won award for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1974
Outstanding Variety Series
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Nomination1974

Outstanding Variety Series

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1972
Outstanding Variety Series - Talk
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Nomination1972

Outstanding Variety Series - Talk

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1971
After the Honeymoon
MovieMar 20, 1971

After the Honeymoon

In this proposed spin-off from the long-running My Three Sons …
In this proposed spin-off from the long-running My Three Sons (1960) series, Robbie (Don Grady) and Katie Douglas (Tina Cole) have moved to San Francisco with their their children and are ...
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Outstanding Variety Series - Talk
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Outstanding Variety Series - Talk

Nominated for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Primetime Emmy Award
1966
Frankie and Johnny
MovieMar 31, 1966

Frankie and Johnny

A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his …
A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.
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1965
Mr. Belvedere
MovieJul 12, 1965

Mr. Belvedere

Mr. Belvedere released.
I'll Take Sweden
MovieJun 2, 1965

I'll Take Sweden

Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter …
Single father Bob Holcomb, dissatisfied with his daughter JoJo's choice of partner, seizes an unexpected opportunity to bring her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to forget all thoughts on marriage. Confronted with liberal Swedish morals, he finds out that marriage might not be too bad an idea after all.
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1963
Janet De Cordova
MarriageNovember 1963

Janet De Cordova

Janet De Cordova was born on September 14, 1919 as …
Janet De Cordova was born on September 14, 1919 as Janet Thomas. She was married to Frederick De Cordova. She died on September 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Nomination1963

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Nominated for "The Jack Benny Program".
Primetime Emmy Award
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1960
My Three Sons
TV ShowSep 29, 1960

My Three Sons

My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series ran from …
My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until the end of its run on April 13, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray) as he raises his three sons.
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1956
Blithe Spirit
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MovieJan 14, 1956

Blithe Spirit

Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about …
Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.
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1954
The Bing Crosby Show
MovieJan 3, 1954

The Bing Crosby Show

The Bing Crosby Show was Bing Crosby's first television …
The Bing Crosby Show was Bing Crosby's first television special. Directed by Fred de Cordova, it originally aired in the United States on January 3, 1954. Guest stars included Jack Benny and Sheree North, with Ken Carpenter as the announcer.
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1953
Column South
MovieMay 20, 1953

Column South

As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War …
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
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1952
Against All Flags
MovieNov 2, 1952

Against All Flags

In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; …
In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered, flogged, and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate "republic." There, Hawke meets lovely Spitfire Stevens, a pirate captain in her own right, and the sparks begin to fly; but wooing a pirate poses unique problems. Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship. Meanwhile, Hawke's secret mission proceeds to an action-packed climax.
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Yankee Buccaneer
MovieSep 16, 1952

Yankee Buccaneer

A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, …
A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy.
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Bonzo Goes to College
MovieSep 11, 1952

Bonzo Goes to College

In this fantasy-toned sequel, …
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
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Here Come the Nelsons
MovieJan 16, 1952

Here Come the Nelsons

Ozzie works as an ad writer …
Ozzie works as an ad writer who must devise a brilliant campaign for a foundation garment company. Trouble is, his mind is on a misunderstanding leading him to think Harriet has a secret lover- and she thinks the same of him. The supposed interlopers are Nelson house guests in town for a rodeo that Ozzie decides to enter to prove himself.
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1951
Finders Keepers
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MovieDec 14, 1951

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers is a 1952 American comedy film …
Finders Keepers is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Fred de Cordova and written by Richard Morris. The film stars Tom Ewell, Julie Adams, Evelyn Varden, Dusty Henley, Harold Vermilyea and Douglas Fowley. The film was released in January 1952, by Universal Pictures.
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Little Egypt
MovieAug 3, 1951

Little Egypt

A belly dancer causes a scandal with her "suggestive" and …
A belly dancer causes a scandal with her "suggestive" and "immoral" dancing at a Worlds Fair exhibition at the turn of the 20th century.
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Bedtime for Bonzo
MovieFeb 15, 1951

Bedtime for Bonzo

A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and …
A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.
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1950
Katie Did It
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MovieNov 26, 1950

Katie Did It

Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner …
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
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The Jack Benny Program
TV ShowOct 28, 1950

The Jack Benny Program

The Jack Benny Program, …
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.
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The Desert Hawk
MovieAug 5, 1950

The Desert Hawk

"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen …
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
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Peggy
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MovieJun 21, 1950

Peggy

When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and …
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
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Buccaneer's Girl
MovieMar 1, 1950

Buccaneer's Girl

A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another …
A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another identity.
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1949
The Gal Who Took the West
MovieSep 1, 1949

The Gal Who Took the West

In 1890s Arizona, General …
In 1890s Arizona, General Michael O'Hara, the O'Hara family patriarch, builds an opera house and sends for an opera singer from the East. Unknown to everyone, the Eastern theatrical agent substitutes a real but unattractive opera singer for his own niece who is stunningly beautiful but is no opera singer. Her name is Lillian Marlowe and her singing is more vaudevillian and saloon-like rather than operatic. The O'Hara family owns much of the land and cattle in the region. However, the two nephews of General Michael O'Hara, Lee and Grant, do not get along. Only one of them stands to inherit the O'Hara fortune, once the General passes away. The whole region fears a bloody feud between the two young cousins after the eventual passing of the family patriarch. To make matters worse, when the attractive opera singer from the East arrives in town, to fulfill her singing contract with the O'Hara opera house, the two young O'Haras fall in-love with her. Unfortunately, pretty Lillian Marlowe also falls in-love with Lee and Grant O'Hara and cannot make-up her mind which one she wants. Both O'Hara cousins are handsome, romantic, quick with the gun, and rich. A poor Eastern girl's dream come true. The two young O'Hara cousins start a feud over Lillian. The family patriarch, General Michael O'Hara, tries his best to keep his nephews from killing one another. On occasion, the old General has to resort to using his cavalry troops to keep Lee and Grant apart. The old man even tries to bribe Lillian with money to force her to leave town and return home back East but she refuses. Taking turns, Lee and Grant kidnap Lillian and propose marriage to her. Lillian remains vague and undecided. But with tension escalating between Lee and Grant, aided by their respective gunfighter crews, Lillian has to act. She promises to announce her final choice for husband, at a family meeting at the O'Hara ranch. The patriarch is also on hand to mediate between Lee and Grant. On arrival, Lee and Grant are deprived of their guns by the worried patriarch. However, the negotiation degenerates into a fistfight. Pretty Lillian saves the day by playing a little trick on her suitors.
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Illegal Entry
MovieJun 1, 1949

Illegal Entry

A former pilot goes undercover to help break up a smuggling ring.
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1948
The Countess of Monte Cristo
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MovieNov 1, 1948

The Countess of Monte Cristo

This musical tells the tales of …
This musical tells the tales of two movie extras who abscond to an expensive resort with their costumes and pretend to be aristocrats. Included in the film are ice skating numbers and songs.
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For the Love of Mary
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MovieSep 1, 1948

For the Love of Mary

Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard …
Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.
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Wallflower
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MovieJun 11, 1948

Wallflower

Joy (Janis Paige) is used to getting male attention, while her step …
Joy (Janis Paige) is used to getting male attention, while her step-sister, Jackie (Joyce Reynolds), stands on the sidelines. The pair, who have a strong bond, come home from college and meet the handsome Warren (Robert Hutton) at a dance. Despite initially being attracted to Jackie, those feelings are instantly forgotten when he meets Joy. The two sisters vie for his attention, and Jackie decides to undergo a makeover in order to gain his affections. Her makeover has surprising consequences.
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1947
Always Together
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MovieDec 10, 1947

Always Together

Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane …
Millionaire Turner, on his deathbed, leaves a million to Jane Barker. A movie addict who believes life is like the movies, marries Donn without telling him about the bequest. Turner gets better and wants his money back, opening conflict for the newlyweds. Throughout the movie Jane imagines her own experiences as if they were taking place in movies with real movie stars in them.
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Love and Learn
MovieMay 2, 1947

Love and Learn

A wealthy socialite bored with her life meets and falls in love …
A wealthy socialite bored with her life meets and falls in love with a struggling songwriter on the verge of leaving New York and quitting the music business.
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That Way with Women
MovieFeb 14, 1947

That Way with Women

A bored automobile industry tycoon assumes a false identity, …
A bored automobile industry tycoon assumes a false identity, buys a half interest in a gas station, and plays matchmaker for his daughter.
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1946
Her Kind of Man
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MovieMay 3, 1946

Her Kind of Man

A nightclub singer is caught between a big-time gangster …
A nightclub singer is caught between a big-time gangster and a tough Broadway columnist.
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1945
Too Young to Know
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MovieDec 1, 1945

Too Young to Know

Too Young to Know is a 1945 American drama film directed …
Too Young to Know is a 1945 American drama film directed by Frederick de Cordova, and written by Jo Pagano, and starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Dolores Moran, Harry Davenport, Rosemary DeCamp and Barbara Brown. It was released by Warner Bros. on December 1, 1945.
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BirthOctober 1910

Frederick De Cordova

Frederick De Cordova was born.
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