Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe (24 de febrero de 1896 – 1 de mayo de 1991) fue un director de cine estadounidense.
Con 184 largometrajes dirigidos, Richard Thorpe es el director que más películas ha dirigido en la historia del cine, seguido de Michael Curtiz (173), John Ford y Allan Dwan (ambos con 134 largometrajes) y Raoul Walsh (120). ( Fuente www.imdb.com )
Nacido como Rollo Smolt Thorpe en Kansas, comenzó su carrera en el entretenimiento actuando en vodevil y en obras de teatro. En 1921, ingresó al medio del cine, actuando en películas mudas, y en 1923 dirigió su primera película, The fatal photo, lo cual dio inicio a una carrera de más de ciento ochenta películas dirigidas. Por sus contribuciones a la industria fílmica, Thorpe tiene una estrella en el Boulevard de la fama de Hollywood.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1896-02-24
  • Falleció: 1991-05-01
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Hutchinson, Kansas

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director.    Born Rollo Smolt Thorpe in Hutchinson, Kansas, he began his entertainment career performing in vaudeville and onstage. In 1921 he began in motion pictures as an actor and directed his first silent film in 1923. He went on to direct more than one hundred and eighty films. The first full length motion picture he directed for MGM was Last of the Pagans (1935) starring Ray Mala. After directing The Last Challenge in 1967, he retired from the film industry. He died in Palm Springs, California in 1991. Thorpe is also known as the original director of The Wizard of Oz. He was fired after two weeks of shooting, because it was felt that his scenes did not have the right air of fantasy about them. Thorpe notoriously gave Judy Garland a blonde wig and cutesy "baby-doll" makeup that made her look like a girl in her late teens rather than an innocent Kansas farm girl of about thirteen. Both makeup and wig were discarded at the suggestion of George Cukor, who was brought in temporarily. Stills from Thorpe's work on the film survive today. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Thorpe has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6101 Hollywood Blvd. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Thorpe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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