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A Double Life (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Michael Kanin.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRonald ColmanWon
Best DirectorGeorge CukorNominated
Best Music - ScoringDr. Miklos RozsaWon
Best WritingRuth Gordon, Garson KaninNominated
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Behind the Scenes: Shelley Winters in A Double Life

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

To today’s audiences, Shelley Winters may be the grandmother on the Roseanne Barr comedy show, or the zaftig swimming champion who valiantly perished in The Poseidon Adventure. But back in the day, she was a gorgeous blonde whose curvaceous figure was complemented by her considerable acting chops. W... Read full article


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Anthony John: How's the chicken cacciatore?
Pat Kroll: It's your stomach.


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In movie, Anthony John stars in a Broadway production of "Othello" that plays more than 300 performances and runs over a year. In reality, no production of a William Shakespeare play has chalked up anywhere near that many performances on Broadway; at best, most are lucky to run several months, like Richard Burton's four-month stint in a 1964 production of "Hamlet", which undoubtedly owed much of its success to his then-notorious relationship with Elizabeth Taylor.
"A Double Life" is about an actor playing Othello. In December of 1947, the year that "A Double Life' was released, Arturo Toscanini, at that time considered the greatest conductor in the world, led a two-part radio broadcast performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello", an operatic version of the play, with Ramón Vinay singing the title role.
The role of Anthony John was originally written for Laurence Olivier. Olivier was unavailable when the film finally went into production.
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