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The Facts of Life (1960) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Melvin Frank and produced by Norman Panama.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Joseph McMillan Johnson, Kenneth A. Reid; Set Decoration: Ross DowdNominated
Best CinematographyCharles B. Lang, Jr.Nominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Edward StevensonWon
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
Best WritingNorman Panama, Melvin FrankNominated
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Favourite movies: The Facts of Life (1960)

By Caftan Woman on Oct 24, 2008 From Caftan Woman

Lucille Ball and Bob Hope star in "Brief Encounter with Laughs". Directed by Melvin Frank and written by Frank with Norman Panama, The Facts of Life is an adult love story that will surprise you. Frank & Panama are Bob Hope experts, multiple Oscar nominees and the creators of such classic comedi... Read full article


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Larry Gilbert: ...and she said, "That's not a new stance - "
Kitty Weaver: That's a new husband.


Kitty Weaver: [after Larry criticizes her for buying a rabbit instead of a chicken at the grocery store] IT WAS LYING DOWN!


Larry Gilbert: [Kitty yawns during Larry's routine] Madam, your Vodka gimlets are showing. Vodka, that's an alcohol rub from the inside.


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This was Louise Beaver's last film appearance, she died two years later.
'Don Defore''s final feature film performance.
The Facts of Life was indeed a problematic picture. The injury to Lucy was not the films only mishap. Don DeFore injured his back requiring hospitalization, director Melvin Frank broke his ankle playing golf and had to hobble around on crutches, the film's publicist came down with a two week case of the mumps, Bob Hope smashed his finger, and even the delivery man from Lucy's pharmacy fell into the same tank that the star had. To top things off, a few days after Lucy referred to her Desilu soundstage as a "firetrap," it partially burned down.
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