Joshua Logan Overview:

Director, Joshua Logan, was born Joshua Lockwood Logan III on Oct 5, 1908 in Texarkana, TX. Logan died at the age of 79 on Jul 12, 1988 in New York City, NY .

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Although Logan was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best DirectorPicnic (1955)N/ANominated
1957Best DirectorSayonara (1957)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Won seven Tony Awards: two in 1948 for "Mister Roberts," with collaborator Thomas Heggen as Best Authors and as writers of the Best Play winner; four in 1950 for "South Pacific," as Best Director, Best Authors (Musical) with Oscar Hammerstein II, Best Producers (Musical) wirh Richard Rodgers, Hammerstein and Leland Hayward, and as writers, along with Rodgers and Hammerstein, of the Best Musical winner; and one in 1953, as Best Director for William Inge's "Picnic." He was also Tony-nominated on two other occasions: in 1959, as co-producer of Best Play nominee "Epitaph for George Dillon," and in 1962 as Best Director (Musical) for "All American."

With Bretaigne Windust and Charles Crane Leatherbee, founded the University Players theatre group at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. [1932]

A PhD dissertation written on him by Phil Boroff focused on his use of stage technique on film, and film technique on stage.

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