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Joshua Logan (I) (1908–1988)


Joshua Logan started directing plays while he was still at Princeton and among the first actors he directed were Henry Fonda and James Stewart. His graduation from Princeton was delayed to accompany a classmate to Russia to study with Konstantin Stanislavski, inventor of "method acting". Stanislavsko told him, "To be truly creative you must find ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Fanny Writer
(1961)
Picnic Director
(1955)
(1955)
Sayonara Director
(1957)

Filmography

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 2010 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- South Pacific (2010) ... (play)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (book by - 1 episode)
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1984 Mister Roberts (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (based on a play by) / (screenplay)
 1961 Fanny (play)
 1958 South Pacific (adapted from the play "South Pacific")
 1956 Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Mister Roberts (based on the play by) / (screenplay)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... (play)
 1943 Higher and Higher (based on the musical play "Higher And Higher": book by)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: On Borrowed Time. Comedy. Written by Paul Osborn, from a novel by Lawrence Edward Watkin. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Joshua Logan. Longacre Theatre: 3 Feb 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/321 performances). Cast: Jean Adair, Andy Anderson (as "Workman"), Elwell Cobb (as "Workman"), Frank Conroy (as "Mr. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joshua Lockwood Logan | presented on Broadway by

Spouse:

Nedda Harrigan  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Marilyn Monroe] As near genius as any actress I ever knew. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote in his autobiography that he was offered the chance to direct My Fair Lady (1964), but the offer was withdrawn when he suggested that some scenes be shot on location in London. See more »

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