Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Kathryn Hereford.
Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Ed Begley||Won|
|Best Actress||Geraldine Page||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Shirley Knight||Nominated|
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)By Beatrice on Oct 4, 2017 From Flickers in Time
Sweet Bird of Youth Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from a play by Tennessee Williams 1962/USA Roxbury Productions Inc. First viewing/Netflix rental Chance Wayne: Oh, no, honey. You just look exotic. Yeah. Like a princess from Mars or a… big magnified insect. I’ve... Read full article
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The role of Chance Wayne was first offered to Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager, Colonel" Tom Parker , turned it down because he didn't want Elvis to play a bad guy.
Rip Torn, as Tom Finley, Jr., was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award for supporting or featured actor in a drama and recreated his role in the movie version. He later played "Boss" Tom Finley, Sr. in a 1989 TV version of _Sweet Bird of Youth_TV_(1989)_, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon.
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