A Thousand Clowns (1965) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Fred Coe and produced by Fred Coe, Ralph Rosenblum and Herb Gardner.
The film was based on the play of the same name written by Herb Gardner performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NY from Apr 5, 1962 - Apr 13, 1963.
Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Martin Balsam||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Don Walker||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Fred Coe, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Herb Gardner||Nominated|
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Barbara Harris's film debut.
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