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Arthur Freed Overview:

Producer, Arthur Freed, was born Arthur Grossman on Sep 9, 1894 in Charleston, SC. Freed died at the age of 78 on Apr 12, 1973 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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Although Freed was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won two Honorary Oscar Awards in 1951 and 1967 for distinguished service to the Academy and the production of six top-rated Awards telecasts .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best Music - SongStrike Up the Band (1940)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1951IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDArthur Freed
1967Honorary Awardfor distinguished service to the Academy and the production of six top-rated Awards telecasts

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Arthur Freed Facts
Arthur Freed was the legendary producer of many memorable classic movie musicals during the Golden Age of MGM, many featuring his own his compositions. He relied heavily on the talents of his cast and crew ("The Freed Unit"), since he lacked the ability to visualize a movie scene before it was made. Freed was spoofed by Millard Mitchell as film producer R.F. Simpson in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Many clips from Arthur Freed's films were celebrated in the very popular films That's Entertainment! (1974), That's Entertainment, Part II (1976), and That's Entertainment! III (1994).

Singin' in the Rain (1952) was successfully adapted as a West End (London stage) musical in 2000 and was awarded Outstanding Musical Production in 2001 at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards.

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1963 to 1967

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