Fred Coe, nicknamed Pappy, was an American television producer and director most famous for The Goodyear Television Playhouse/The Philco Television Playhouse in 1948-1955 and Playhouse 90 from 1957 to 1959. Among the live TV dramas he produced were Marty and The Trip to Bountiful for Goodyear/Philco, Peter Pan for Producers' Showcase, Days of Wine and Roses for Playhouse 90. Born in Alligator, United States, Coe attended high school in Nashville and college in Nashville at Peabody College, now part of Vanderbilt University, before studying at the Yale Drama School. Coe made his mark in the early years of network television when Lights Out moved from radio to TV on July 3, 1946. Variety reviewed: Credit for the show's all-around excellence belongs jointly to scripter Wyllis Cooper and producer Fred Coe. Cooper was the last writer of the radio version with an eight-week series on the NBC net last summer.. He followed Arch Oboler at the task and has made the switch from radio to tele without a single letdown in the program's eerie quality.
Coe, whose light on NBC television has been hidden in the past by Ed Sobol and Ernie Colling, both of whom won ATS awards this last year, has come into his own with this show and should now rank right at the top of the heap. Story, titled First Person Singular, concerned a psychopathic killer whose wife's constant nagging, extreme sloppiness, etc. led him to strangle her in their apartment on one of those blistering summer evenings. Killer was never seen, with the camera following the action and taking in just what the eyes of the murderer would see. Thoughts in the killer's subconscious, told what might go on in the mind of such a person as he contemplates his crime, is convicted in court and hanged. Coe achieved some admirable effects with the camera, drawing the viewer both into the killer's mind and into the action. Use of a spiral montage effect bridged the gap between scenes well and the integration of film to point up the killer's dream of a cool, placid existence and to heighten the shock effect as the hangman ended his life was excellent.
Technical director Bill States was on the beam with the controls in following Coe's direction. Coe was known as a patron saint of writers, discovering or advancing the careers of Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, Tad Mosel, JP Miller, David Swift, N. Richard Nash, A. E. Hotchner, Herb Gardner, David Shaw, many others. Numerous important actors appeared on Coe's shows, which were directed by, among others, Delbert Mann and Arthur Penn. Coe was a significant producer on Broadway, his plays include The Trip to Bountiful, The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw, All the Way Home, A Thousand Clowns, Wait Until Dark. He produced the film versions of The Miracle Worker and A Thousand Clowns, the latter of which he directed. Coe is buried in Green River Cemetery in New York, his biography, The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television by Jon Krampner, was published by Rutgers University Press in 1997. The UCLA Film and Television Archive has kinescopes of many Fred Coe productions and has made some digital transfers.
The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research has kinescopes. The Left Handed Gun The Miracle Worker A Thousand Clowns Me, Natalie Finding Aid for the Fred Coe Papers at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Museum TV profile Fred Coe on IMDb Fred Coe at the Internet Broadway Database Fred Coe at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Fred Coe at Find a Grave
Charles Bronson was an American actor. He was cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines, he had long-term collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson, appeared in fifteen films alongside his second wife, Jill Ireland. Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky, the 11th of 15 children, in a Roman Catholic family of Lithuanian descent in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, in the coal region of the Allegheny Mountains north of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, his father, Valteris P. Bučinskis, who adjusted his name to Walter Buchinsky to sound more "American", was from Druskininkai in southern Lithuania. Bronson's mother, whose parents were from Lithuania, was born in the coal mining town of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania; the family had Lipka Tatar roots. Bronson learned to speak English. Bronson was the first member of his family to graduate from high school; when Bronson was 10 years old, his father died and he went to work in the coal mines, first in the mining office and in the mine.
He said he earned one dollar for each ton of coal that he mined. He worked in the mine until he entered military service during World War II, his family was so poor that, at one time, he had to wear his sister's dress to school for lack of clothing. In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, in 1945 as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress aerial gunner with the Guam-based 61st Bombardment Squadron within the 39th Bombardment Group, which conducted combat missions against the Japanese home islands, he received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. After the end of World War II, Bronson worked at many odd jobs until joining a theatrical group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he shared an apartment in New York City with Jack Klugman while both were aspiring to play on the stage. In 1950, he married and moved to Hollywood, where he enrolled in acting classes and began to find small roles. Bronson's first film role — an uncredited one — was as a sailor in You're in the Navy Now in 1951, directed by Henry Hathaway.
Other early screen appearances were in The Mob. In 1952, Bronson boxed in a ring with Roy Rogers in Rogers' show Knockout, he appeared on an episode of The Red Skelton Show as a boxer in a skit with Skelton playing "Cauliflower McPugg". He appeared with fellow guest star Lee Marvin in an episode of Biff Baker, U. S. A. an espionage series on CBS starring Alan Hale, Jr. He had small roles in Miss Sadie Thompson. Bronson had a notable support part as an Indian in Apache for director Robert Aldrich who used him again in Vera Cruz. Bronson made a strong impact as the main villain in the Alan Ladd western Drum Beat as a murderous Modoc warrior, Captain Jack, who relishes wearing the tunics of soldiers he has killed, he had roles in Tennessee Champ for MGM, Crime Wave directed by de Toth. In 1954, during the House Un-American Activities Committee proceedings, he changed his surname from Buchinsky to Bronson at the suggestion of his agent, who feared that an Eastern European surname might damage his career.
As "Charles Bronson", he could be seen in Target Zero, Big House, U. S. A. and Jubal. Bronson had the lead role of the episode "The Apache Kid" of the syndicated crime drama Sheriff of Cochise, starring John Bromfield. S. Marshal, he guest-starred in the short-lived CBS situation comedy, Jeannie! and in three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "And So Died Riabouchinska", "There Was an Old Woman", "The Woman Who Wanted to Live". In 1957, Bronson was cast in the Western series Colt.45 as an outlaw named Danny Arnold in the episode "Young Gun". He had a support role in Sam Fuller's Run of the Arrow. Bronson scored the lead in his own ABC's detective series Man with a Camera, in which he portrayed Mike Kovac, a former combat photographer freelancing in New York City, he was cast in leading man roles in some low budget films, Machine-Gun Kelly, a biopic of a real life gangster directed by Roger Corman. He starred in Gang War, When Hell Broke Loose, Showdown at Boot Hill. On television, he played Steve Ogrodowski, a naval intelligence officer, in two episodes of the CBS military sitcom/drama, starring Jackie Cooper, he played Rogue Donovan, an escaped murderer in Yancy Derringer.
Bronson starred alongside Elizabeth Montgomery in a Twilight Zone episode. He appeared in five episodes of Richard Boone's Have Gun – Will Travel. Bronson had a support role in an expensive war film, Never So Few, directed by John Sturges. Bronson was cast in the 1960 episode "Zigzag" of Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin; that same year, he was cast as "Dutch Malkin" in the 1960 episode "The Generous Politician" of The Islanders. In 1960, he garnered attention in John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven, in which he was cast as one of seven gunfighters taking up the cau
The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread is a 1965 American drama film starring Anne Bancroft and Sidney Poitier. It was the first feature-length film directed by Academy Award-winning director and actor Sydney Pollack. Poitier portrays Alan, a college student, volunteering at Seattle's then-new Crisis Clinic, a crisis call center. Shortly after beginning his night shift, Alan receives a call from a woman named Inga who says she has just taken a lethal dose of pills and wants to talk to someone before she dies; the story line follows the efforts of Alan, a psychiatrist and a detective to locate Inga and her husband. Various flashback scenes depict the events; the film was inspired by a Life magazine article by Shana Alexander about actual events and shot on location in Seattle, Washington. The film offers an opening tracking shot of aerial Seattle circa 1965; this movie is noted for the physical tracing of the call to find Inga. Throughout the movie, the call is traced by hand through several electro-mechanical telephone central office switches which leads to the hotel where Inga was staying near the Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
Early one evening, psychology student Alan Newell rushes from the university to his shift as a volunteer telephone attendant at Seattle's then-new Crisis Clinic. As he drives along the highway, he doesn’t notice the car driving erratically in the opposite lane by a woman with whose path his will cross on; as Alan arrives at the clinic, Dr. Joe Coburn, on his way out, gives him his telephone number for use only in case of an emergency. Marian the secretary prepares coffee before leaving as well. Now alone, Alan is prepared for an uneventful evening as he prepares to study while manning the phones; the only call he receives is some ramblings from a drunken barber. Alan receives a call from a woman who claims she has ingested a large amount of barbiturates, intending to kill herself, wants to talk with someone before she dies. Realizing that she is serious, with the pretense of getting coffee, puts down the phone. On another line, he calls the phone company to trace the call and have the police bring Dr. Coburn back to the clinic.
Alan returns to his call with the woman. Dr. Coburn returns and the call is put on speaker. Marian returns as well to help, they are joined by a medical technician who monitors the woman’s progress as he listens in. At the same time, off-duty Detective Ridley joins the police as they search for the woman, whose name Alan learns is Inga. Through flashbacks, Inga begins to recall the events. Sometime earlier, Inga’s husband Mark, a commercial fisherman, inadvertently finds out that he is not the biological father of their twelve year old son Chris – something which Inga never had the nerve to tell Mark. Mark takes it hard. A fun night out and a suicide attempt by Inga on, does little for him to forgive her; as Alan continues to talk to Inga while being supervised by Dr. Coburn, the phone company traces the call using the technology of the day. Meanwhile, Ridley finds Inga's abandoned car; the call is traced to a hotel near the airport, where Ridley and the police search frantically for Inga. Back at the clinic and the team are relieved to hear the police entering the room and finding Inga still alive.
At that moment, away on an expedition, enters the clinic with the police. He thanks Alan for his help before being taken by the police to be with Inga at the hospital. Dr. Coburn leaves for the hospital along with the medical technician, leaving Alan and Marian at the clinic. Relieved and spent, Alan lets out a triumphant cheer before continuing with the rest of his shift. Sidney Poitier – Alan Newell Anne Bancroft – Inga Dyson Telly Savalas – Dr. Joe Coburn Steven Hill – Mark Dyson Edward Asner – Det. Judd Ridley Indus Arthur – Marian Paul Newlan – Sgt. Harry Ward Dabney Coleman – Charlie H. M. Wynant – Doctor Morris Robert F. Hoy – Patrolman Steve Peters Greg Jarvis – Christopher'Chris' Dyson Jason Wingreen – Medical technician Marjorie Nelson – Mrs. Thomas Steven Marlo – Arthur Foss The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Best Costume Design, Black-and White The film received indifferent reviews and did poor business at the box office upon release.
The film score was composed and conducted by Quincy Jones, the soundtrack album was released on the Mercury label in 1966. The Vinyl Factory said "at only 26 minutes this soundtrack may be short on time but not quality. All smooth jazz grooves and rollicking vibes and gorgeous orchestrations, it’s a nice summation of the talents Jones acquired as a jazz music student in Paris in the late 1950s". All compositions by Quincy Jones "Preludium" − 2:27 "Main Theme" − 2:02 "Threadbare" − 2:14 "Aftermath" − 2:43 "Fox's Sugar" − 3:27 "Funny Farm" − 1:31 "Theme for Inga" − 2:30 "Psychosis" − 3:06 "No Place to Go" − 3:08 "Big Sir" − 2:15 Unidentified orchestra arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones List of American films of 1965 The Slender Thread at The Internet Movie Database The Slender Thread at Rotten Tomatoes 1965 New York Times Review by A. H. WEILER
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U. S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras; the historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.
The city's location and flat elevation have made it vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city. New Orleans was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%. Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city's population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in closely knit communities, displacement of longtime residents have been expressed; the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish; the city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, Jefferson Parish to the south and west.
The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populated MSA in the United States; the city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. It has many illustrative nicknames: Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city; the Big Easy was a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there. It may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speakeasy due to the government's inability to control alcohol sales, in open violation of the 18th Amendment; the City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938, refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of the residents. La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in the Spring of 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans; the French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris, following France's defeat by Great Britain in the Seven Years' War. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Beginning in the 1760s, Filipinos began to settle around New Orleans. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez launched a southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. Nueva Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1803, when it reverted to French rule. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew with influxes of Americans, French and Africans.
Immigrants were Irish, Germans and Italians. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on nearby large plantations. Thousands of refugees from the 1804 Haitian Revolution, both whites and free people of color, arrived in New Orleans. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out additional free black people, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population; as more refugees were allowed into the Territory of Orleans, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba arrived. Many of the white Francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in retaliation for Bonapartist schemes. Nearly 90 percent of these immigrants settled in New Orleans; the 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites, 3,102 free people of color, 3,226 slaves of African descent, doubling the city's population. The city became a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent. During the final campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 in a
Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd most 34th most populous of the 50 United States, it is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, Arkansas and Louisiana to the west. The state's western boundary is defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson, with a population of 167,000 people, is both the state's capital and largest city; the state is forested outside the Mississippi Delta area, the area between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. Before the American Civil War, most development in the state was along riverfronts, as the waterways were critical for transportation. Large gangs of slaves were used to work on cotton plantations. After the war, freedmen began to clear the bottomlands to the interior, in the process selling off timber and buying property. By the end of the 19th century, African Americans made up two-thirds of the Delta's property owners, but timber and railroad companies acquired much of the land after the financial crisis, which occurred when blacks were facing increasing racial discrimination and disfranchisement in the state.
Clearing of the land for plantations altered the Delta's ecology, increasing the severity of flooding along the Mississippi by taking out trees and bushes that had absorbed excess waters. Much land is now held by agribusinesses. A rural state with agricultural areas dominated by industrial farms, Mississippi is ranked low or last among the states in such measures as health, educational attainment, median household income; the state's catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. Since the 1930s and the Great Migration of African Americans to the North and West, the majority of Mississippi's population has been white, although the state still has the highest percentage of black residents of any U. S. state. From the early 19th century to the 1930s, its residents were majority black, before the American Civil War that population was composed of African-American slaves. Democratic Party whites retained political power through disfranchisement and Jim Crow laws.
In the first half of the 20th century, nearly 400,000 rural blacks left the state for work and opportunities in northern and midwestern cities, with another wave of migration around World War II to West Coast cities. In the early 1960s, Mississippi was the poorest state in the nation, with 86% of its non-whites living below the poverty level. In 2010, 37% of Mississippians were African Americans, the highest percentage of African Americans in any U. S. state. Since regaining enforcement of their voting rights in the late 1960s, most African Americans have supported Democratic candidates in local and national elections. Conservative whites have shifted to the Republican Party. African Americans are a majority in many counties of the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, an area of historic slave settlement during the plantation era; the state's name is derived from the Mississippi River. Settlers named it after the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by Louisiana and a narrow coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to its namesake, major rivers in Mississippi include the Big Black River, the Pearl River, the Yazoo River, the Pascagoula River, the Tombigbee River. Major lakes include Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake with the largest lake being Sardis Lake. Mississippi is composed of lowlands, the highest point being Woodall Mountain, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, 807 feet above sea level; the lowest point is sea level at the Gulf Coast. The state's mean elevation is 300 feet above sea level. Most of Mississippi is part of the East Gulf Coastal Plain; the coastal plain is composed of low hills, such as the Pine Hills in the south and the North Central Hills. The Pontotoc Ridge and the Fall Line Hills in the northeast have somewhat higher elevations. Yellow-brown loess soil is found in the western parts of the state; the northeast is a region of fertile black earth. The coastline includes large bays at Bay St. Louis and Pascagoula, it is separated from the Gulf of Mexico proper by the shallow Mississippi Sound, sheltered by Petit Bois Island, Horn Island and West Ship Islands, Deer Island, Round Island, Cat Island.
The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The plain widens north of Vicksburg; the region has rich soil made up of silt, deposited by the flood waters of the Mississippi River. Areas under the management of the National Park Service include: Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site near Baldwyn Gulf Islands National Seashore Natchez National Historical Park in Natchez Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail in Tupelo Natchez Trace Parkway Tupelo National Battlefield in Tupelo Vicksburg National Military Park and Cemetery in Vicksburg Mississippi City Population Rankings of at least 50,000: Mississippi City Population Rankings of at least 20,000 but fewer than 50,000: Mississippi City Population Rankings of at least 10,000 but fewer than 20,000: Mississippi has a humid
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and film composer. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1970s. After directing The Rain People in 1969, Coppola co-wrote Patton, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay along with Edmund H. North. Coppola's reputation as a filmmaker was cemented with the release of The Godfather; the film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, was adored by the public and critics alike. The Godfather won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay; the Godfather Part II, which followed in 1974, became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Regarded by critics, the film brought Coppola three more Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture, made him the second director to be so honored three times for the same film; the Conversation, which Coppola directed and wrote, was released that same year, winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
His next film, Apocalypse Now, which notoriously had a lengthy and strenuous production, was acclaimed for its vivid depiction of the Vietnam War. The film won the Palme d'Or, making Coppola one of only eight filmmakers to have won that award twice. While a number of Coppola's ventures in the 1980s and 1990s were critically lauded, he has never quite achieved the same commercial success with films as in the 1970s, his best-known films released since the start of the 1980s are the dramas The Outsiders and Rumble Fish, the crime dramas The Cotton Club and The Godfather Part III, the horror film Bram Stoker's Dracula. A number of Coppola's relatives and children have become famous actors and filmmakers in their own right: his sister is the actress Talia Shire. Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, to father Carmine Coppola, a flautist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, mother Italia Coppola. Coppola is the middle of three children: his older brother was August Coppola, his younger sister is actress Talia Shire.
Born into a family of Italian immigrant ancestry, his paternal grandparents came to the United States from Bernalda, Basilicata. His maternal grandfather, popular Italian composer Francesco Pennino, immigrated from Italy. Coppola received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, not only because he was born in the Henry Ford Hospital but because of his father's association with the automobile manufacturer. At the time of Coppola's birth, his father was a flautist as well as arranger and assistant orchestra director for The Ford Sunday Evening Hour, an hour-long concert music radio series sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Two years after Coppola's birth, his father was named principal flautist for the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the family moved to New York, settling in Woodside, where Coppola spent the remainder of his childhood. Having contracted polio as a boy, Coppola was bedridden for large periods of his childhood, allowing him to indulge his imagination with homemade puppet theater productions.
Reading A Streetcar Named Desire at age 15 was instrumental in developing his interest in theater. Eager to be involved in film-craft, he created 8mm features edited from home movies with such titles as The Rich Millionaire and The Lost Wallet; as a child, Coppola was a mediocre student, but he was so interested in technology and engineering that his friends nicknamed him "Science". Trained for a career in music, he became proficient on the tuba and won a music scholarship to the New York Military Academy. Overall, Coppola attended 23 other schools before he graduated from Great Neck High School, he entered Hofstra College in 1955 with a major in theater arts. There he was awarded a scholarship in playwriting; this furthered his interest in directing theater despite the disapproval of his father, who wanted him to study engineering. Coppola was profoundly impressed after seeing Sergei Eisenstein's October: Ten Days That Shook the World with the movie's quality of editing, it was at this time rather than theater.
Coppola says he was tremendously influenced to become a writer early on by his brother, August, in whose footsteps he would follow by attending both of his brother's alma maters: Hofstra and UCLA. Coppola gives credit to the work of Elia Kazan and for its influence on him as a director. Amongst Coppola's classmates at Hofstra were Lainie Kazan and radio artist Joe Frank, he cast Lainie Kazan in One from the Heart and Caan in The Rain People and The Godfather. While pursuing his bachelor's degree, Coppola was elected president of the university's drama group, The Green Wig, its musical comedy club, the Kaleidoscopians, he merged the two into The Spectrum Players and under his leadership, they staged a new production each week. Coppola founded the cinema workshop at Hofstra and contributed prolifically to the campus literary magazine, he won three D. H. Lawrence Awards for theatrical production and direction and received a Beckerman Award for his outstanding contributions to the school's theater arts division.
While a graduate student, one of his teachers was Dorothy Arzner, whose encouragement Coppola acknowledged as pivotal to his film career. After earning his theater arts degree from Hofstra in 1960, Coppola enrolled in UCLA Film School for graduate work in film. There he directed a short horror film called The Two Chr
Alan Baxter (actor)
Alan Baxter was an American film and television actor. Baxter was born in Ohio, he earned a bachelor's degree from Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and a classmate of Elia Kazan. He went on to study in the 47 Drama Workshop at Yale University. Baxter's Broadway credits include The Hallams, Home of the Brave, The Voice of the Turtle, Winged Victory, Thumbs Up!, Lone Valley. Baxter served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Baxter had been married to actress Barbara Williams for 17 years at the time of her death on November 9, 1953. Among Baxter's television appearances were four guest roles on the CBS' courtroom drama series, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In 1961, he played the title role of Eugene Houseman in "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar". In 1961 Gunsmoke Long, Long Trail he played Lou Hacker. In 1964, he played Roger Gray in “The Case of the Missing Button”, he made three guest appearances on The Virginian, starring James Drury and he was guest starred on Ripcord, starring Larry Pennell and Ken Curtis as Leach in the episode "Derelict".
In September 1960, he appeared in the season premiere episode "The Longest Rope" of the western series Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker. Alan Baxter on IMDb Alan Baxter at the Internet Broadway Database Alan Baxter in Submarine Base from YouTube