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Producer, Walter Mirisch, was born on Nov 8, 1921 in New York City, NY. As of December 2021, Walter Mirisch was 100 years old.



However he won three Honorary Awards in 1977, 1977 and 1982 Walter Mirisch .

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Ben Mankiewicz interviews at the screening of The Great Escape (1963)

By Raquel Stecher on May 7, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

A 50th anniversary restoration of The Great Escape (1963) was premiered at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre (TCL Chinese) on Friday April 26th, 2013. Before the screening even started, I headed to the bathroom and saw a bunch of TCM staffers surrounding this older gentleman and heard one of them refer ... Read full article

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President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1973 to 1977

In his 2008 memoir, "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History," he says that he vetoed John Huston's desire to use his daughter Anjelica Huston as his leading lady opposite John Hurt in the film Sinful Davey (1969) (1969), the story of a Scottish rakehell. Mirisch was worried that the inexperienced Angelica, who had appeared in only one other film at the time, A Walk with Love and Death (1969), also directed by her father, would have to adopt a Scottish accent for the role. In addition, Mirisch felt that "...her appearance was rather more Italian than Scottish, and in stature she towered over John Hurt. John and I then had a serious falling out about casting Angelica." (For the record, Angelica is officially listed as 5' 10" tall and Hurt at 5' 9".) The producer and his director butted heads over Huston's insistence that his daughter play the female lead, but the director finally capitulated, and Pamela Franklin was cast instead. (Angelica Huston appears in the finished film in an uncredited bit part.) Mirisch believes that Huston acted unprofes

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