Mark Robson

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Mark Robson

Canadian-born film editor, director and producer in Hollywood add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (61%), (17%), France (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Christian Dior, Peyton Place (film), Valley of the Dolls (film)

Linked to: Pacific Coast University, University of California, Los Angeles, Westmount High School




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Mark Robson was born in 1913 add something


In 1940 he worked as an assistant to Robert Wise on the editing of "Citizen Kane" in addition to several other films add something


In 1943, at the insistence of Lewton, Robson assisted Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur in a series of low-budget horror films produced by Val Lewton, including "Cat People" and "I Walked with a Zombie" add something


His success at RKO lead to work on major film projects and in 1949 he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for his work on the film noir drama "Champion" add something


Katy Jurado - In 1955 Jurado filmed "Trial", directed by Mark Robson, with Glenn Ford and Arthur Kennedy


Christian Dior S.A. - Actress Ava Gardner had 14 dresses created for her in 1956 by Christian Dior for the Mark Robson film "The Little Hut"


Christian Dior SE - Actress Ava Gardner had 14 dresses created for her in 1956 by Christian Dior for the Mark Robson film "The Little Hut"


The Harder They Fall - "'The Harder They Fall"' is a 1956 film noir directed by Mark Robson, featuring Humphrey Bogart in his last film


William C. Mellor - He was nominated for an Academy *award for his work on Mark Robson's "Peyton Place" in 1957


In 1958, Robson was nominated for an Academy award for Directing for the major box office success "Peyton Place" and again the following year for directing Ingrid Bergman in "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" add something


Robson produced a number of films which he directed including "Von Ryan's Express" in 1965 add something


He directed 1967's "Valley of the Dolls", a film panned by the critics but a success at the box office add something


David Weisbart - On July 21, 1967, Weisbart died of what was apparently heart failure; he collapsed while playing golf with film director Mark Robson on a Los Angeles golf course


In 1974 he directed "Earthquake", the film that introduced "Sensurround" add something


John Williams - In addition, he scored Universal's 1974 film "Earthquake" for director Mark Robson, completing a "trinity" of scores for the decade's highest-grossing "disaster films


Earthquake (film) - "'Earthquake"' is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson


Robson died of a heart attack after shooting his final film, "Avalanche Express", in 1978 add something

Mark Robson died in 1978 add something


On June 20, 1978, Robson died of a heart attack in London after completing "Avalanche Express" add something


Valley of the Dolls (film) - On July 20, 2009, Patty Duke appeared at the Castro Theater in San Francisco with a benefit screening of the film, and said that director Mark Robson made Garland wait from 8am to 4pm before filming her scenes for the day, knowing that Garland would be upset and drunk by that time