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David Wayne (January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American actor with a career spanning nearly 50 years.
Early life and career
Wayne was born Wayne James McMeekan in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of Helen Matilda (née Mason) and John David McMeekan. He grew up in Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wayne's first major Broadway role was Og the leprechaun in Finian's Rainbow, for which he won the Theatre World Award and the first ever Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. While appearing in the play, he and co-star Albert Sharpe were recruited by producer David O. Selznick to play Irish characters in the film Portrait of Jennie (1948).
It was in 1948 as well that Wayne became one of those fortunate 50 applicants (out of approximately 700) granted membership in New York's newly formed Actors Studio. He was awarded a second Tony for Best Actor in a Play for The Teahouse of the August Moon and was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical for The Happy Time. He originated the role of Ensign Pulver in the classic stage comedy Mister Roberts and also appeared in Say, Darling, After the Fall, and Incident at Vichy.
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12 March 1971
When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency.
01 December 1974
A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
11 July 1952
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married.
29 October 1953
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
23 December 1957
Classic dramatization of America's best-known case of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, and her road to recovery.
01 March 1953
War-weary Captain Willoby and his men are the occupation force on an island of lovely women...and are forbidden to fraternize.
18 November 1949
When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court.
02 November 1979
"Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak.
25 December 1948
A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.
04 November 1955
Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children.
15 June 1951
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour.
01 July 1975
A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget.
07 August 1952
Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem".
06 February 1954
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III.
18 May 1984
On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy.
01 October 1971
African Elephant originally played in theatres as King Elephant.. The film is a straightforward, well-photographed documentary concentrating on.
03 April 1952
Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries.
15 September 1950
Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby.
30 April 1975
When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale.
27 November 1957
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months.
01 March 1951
Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.
05 May 1950
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
20 July 1950
Screwball black comedy about a wacky family that forgets where they've buried a corpse.
26 January 1953
Tonight We Sing is a 1953 musical biopic film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the life and career of the celebrated impresario Sol Hurok.
17 June 1956
Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim jumper employed by Willis Haver.
25 July 1961
Irish seaman Vic Brennan persuades his Dublin family to finance a truck-hauling business in the remote African town of Jebanda.
22 October 1959
As the fiercely dedicated general practitioner who tries to help the sick, the poor and the unfortunate in his decrepit neighborhood, Paul Muni is the testy old man who faces life without compromise and David Wayne is the troubled television producer fighting to preserve his career.
21 May 1987
She's a New Orleans gambler with a poker face no man can resist. And when she unwittingly wins a "house of ill repute" in a high-stakes card game, things start moving like a runaway train.
08 December 1978
Inspired by O. Henry's short story about a young bride and groom, each of whom foolishly--but quite lovingly--sacrifices a treasured possession to buy the perfect Christmas gift for their mate.
14 January 1953
This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the writers present him.
27 June 1952
At the fiftieth anniversary of his town's founding, the town's first barber recalls his long-dead, spirited bride and the flaw in his own character that helped bring about her loss and others.
05 March 1951
Military comedy set during WWII, inspired by Bill Mauldin's popular newspaper cartoons of soldiers "Willie" and "Joe".
24 May 1974
One of Mark Twain's best-loved stories becomes a screen musical in this family-friendly adaptation. Mischievous Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a 15-year-old boy who has long had a difficult relationship with his often violent father.
10 May 1978
A bubble-brained Philadelphia waitress witnesses a murder during the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and finds herself stalked by the killer.