Mark Robson

Mark Robson


Mark Robson
Film: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Director | Producer
Born Dec. 4, 1913 in Montreal, Canada
Died June 20, 1978 of heart failure in London, United Kingdom

Mark Robson was a producer-director of such films as "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," "Valley of the Dolls" and "Earthquake."

Robson began his 45-year career in movies in the property department of Fox Film Corp., and he worked his way up from carrying cans of film to become a film editor for RKO Pictures.

In 1949, he directed his first major film, "Champion" starring Kirk Douglas, followed by "Home of the Brave," a sensitive study of wartime race relations starring Steve Brodie and James Edwards.

In all, he directed 34 films, including "Bright Victory," "The Inn of Sixth Happiness," "From the Terrace," "Von Ryan's Express," "The Harder They Fall," "Nine Hours to Rama," "Phfft" and "Lost Command."

Robson died at age 64 on June 20, 1978, in London's Wellington Private Hospital of heart failure.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1957 Best Director Peyton Place Nomination
    1958 Best Director The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Nomination

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