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Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 – June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.

Quine was born in Detroit. He made his Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical Very Warm for May in 1939 and appeared in My Sister Eileen the following year. His screen acting credits include The World Moves On (1934), Jane Eyre (1934), Babes on Broadway (1941), My Sister Eileen (1942), and Words and Music (1948), among others. At MGM he became friends with Mickey Rooney and later directed several of Rooney's films.

During World War II, Quine served in the United States Coast Guard, He married actress Susan Peters in November 1943. After the war, he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). His directing credits include Pushover (1954), My Sister Eileen (1955), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet (1960), and The World of Suzie Wong (1960).

He also produced such films as the comedy Paris, When It Sizzles (1964) with Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, How to Murder Your Wife (1965) with Jack Lemmon, Synanon (1966), and Hotel (1967).

By the late 1960s, his output fell, and in the 1970s, Quine made only a few disappointing films. Turning to television, he had in the 1954-1955 season created with Blake Edwards the first Mickey Rooney series, The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan, which aired on NBC. Quine later directed three episodes of Peter Falk's Columbo, including Dagger Of The Mind, an episode set in Britain which some UK fans of that series regard as an embarrassment. He also worked on, another, much less successful NBC Mystery Movie series, McCoy starring Tony Curtis.

His final work was on The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) with Peter Sellers, although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film, The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), for which he received no credit.

His first wife, whom he married on 11 July 1943, was actress Susan Peters, who was crippled from the waist down on a hunting trip with Quine in 1945 with Quine when she reached to the ground for her 22-caliber rifle, and it accidentally discharged. The bullet lodged in her spine. They divorced in 1948, and she died of the effects of anorexia nervosa in 1952, at age 31. On 17 April 1946, the couple adopted an infant, whom they named Timothy Richard Quine.

Quine was later engaged to Kim Novak, but the two did not marry. He also married Barbara Bushman (by whom he had two daughters, Katherine and Victoria), Fran Jeffries, and Diana Balfour.

After an extended period of depression and poor health, Quine committed suicide by shooting himself in Los Angeles on June 10, 1989.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Quine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 – June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.

Quine was born in Detroit. He made his Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical Very Warm for May in 1939 and appeared in My Sister Eileen the following year. His screen acting credits include The World Moves On (1934), Jane Eyre (1934), Babes on Broadway (1941), My Sister Eileen (1942), and Words and Music (1948), among others. At MGM he became friends with Mickey Rooney and later directed several of Rooney's films.

During World War II, Quine served in the United States Coast Guard, He married actress Susan Peters in November 1943. After the war, he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951). His directing credits include Pushover (1954), My Sister Eileen (1955), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet (1960), and The World of Suzie Wong (1960).

He also produced such films as the comedy Paris, When It Sizzles (1964) with Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, How to Murder Your Wife (1965) with Jack Lemmon, Synanon (1966), and Hotel (1967).

By the late 1960s, his output fell, and in the 1970s, Quine made only a few disappointing films. Turning to television, he had in the 1954-1955 season created with Blake Edwards the first Mickey Rooney series, The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan, which aired on NBC. Quine later directed three episodes of Peter Falk's Columbo, including Dagger Of The Mind, an episode set in Britain which some UK fans of that series regard as an embarrassment. He also worked on, another, much less successful NBC Mystery Movie series, McCoy starring Tony Curtis.

His final work was on The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) with Peter Sellers, although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film, The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), for which he received no credit.

His first wife, whom he married on 11 July 1943, was actress Susan Peters, who was crippled from the waist down on a hunting trip with Quine in 1945 with Quine when she reached to the ground for her 22-caliber rifle, and it accidentally discharged. The bullet lodged in her spine. They divorced in 1948, and she died of the effects of anorexia nervosa in 1952, at age 31. On 17 April 1946, the couple adopted an infant, whom they named Timothy Richard Quine.

Quine was later engaged to Kim Novak, but the two did not marry. He also married Barbara Bushman (by whom he had two daughters, Katherine and Victoria), Fran Jeffries, and Diana Balfour.

After an extended period of depression and poor health, Quine committed suicide by shooting himself in Los Angeles on June 10, 1989.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Quine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1920-11-12

Day of Death 1989-06-10

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Director
1979 The Prisoner of Zenda Director
1978 Project U.F.O. (1 episode)Director
1974 W Director
1972 Hec Ramsey (1 episode)Director
1971 Columbo (3 episodes)Director
1970 The Moonshine War Director
1969 A Talent for Loving Director
1967 Hotel Director
1967 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad Director
1965 Synanon Director
1965 How to Murder Your Wife Director
1964 Sex and the Single Girl Director
1964 Paris When It Sizzles Director
1962 The Notorious Landlady Director
1960 The World of Suzie Wong Director
1960 Strangers When We Meet Director
1959 It Happened to Jane Director
1958 Bell, Book and Candle Director
1957 Operation Mad Ball Director
1956 Full of Life Director
1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac Director
1955 My Sister Eileen Director
1954 So This Is Paris Director
1954 Hey Mulligan (1 episode)Director
1954 Pushover Director
1954 Drive a Crooked Road Director
1953 Cruisin' Down the River Director
1953 Siren of Bagdad Director
1953 All Ashore Director
1952 Sound Off Director
1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Director
1951 Purple Heart Diary Director
1951 Sunny Side of the Street Director
1951 Woo-Woo Blues Director
1951 The Awful Sleuth Director
1950 A Slip and a Miss Director

Acting

1950 The Flying Missile as Amn. Hank Weber
1950 No Sad Songs for Me as Brownie
1949 The Clay Pigeon as Ted Niles
1948 Words and Music as Ben Feiner Jr.
1946 The Cockeyed Miracle as Howard Bankson
1943 We've Never Been Licked as Brad Craig
1942 Stand by for Action as Ensign Lindsay
1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant as Dr. Dennis Lindsey
1942 My Sister Eileen as Frank Lippincott
1942 Tish as Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
1941 Babes on Broadway as Morton Hammond
1939 King of the Underworld as Medical Student
1935 Dinky as Jackie Shaw
1935 A Dog of Flanders as Pieter Vanderkloot
1935 Life Returns as Mickey
1934 Wednesday's Child as Young boy (uncredited)
1934 Jane Eyre as John Reed
1934 Little Men as Ned
1933 Counsellor at Law as Richard Dwight Jr.

Writing

1956 He Laughed Last Story
1955 My Sister Eileen Screenplay
1955 Bring Your Smile Along Story
1954 Drive a Crooked Road Writer
1953 Cruisin' Down the River Writer
1953 All Ashore Screenplay
1952 Sound Off Writer
1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Writer

Production

1965 Synanon Producer
1964 Paris When It Sizzles Producer
1960 Strangers When We Meet Producer

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