John Houseman (Houseman John)( American producer, director, teacher and actor, who played a central role in the development of American theater in the 20.)
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Biography John Houseman (Houseman John)
In 1930 he had contributed to the theater on the radio, and two decades later - on TV.
Hausman (cf.. name - Jacques Hausmann, Jacques Haussmann) was born September 22, 1902 in Bucharest. Educated in England. In 1924 he moved to the United States, where in 1934, together with the composer V. Thompson staged Thomson and Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in three acts (Four Saints in Three Acts). In 1935 Hausmann began a fruitful period, though far from cloudless collaboration with O. Wells. In 1936 they participated in the project 'Classic Theater', which put the play Doctor Faustus K. Marlow and the cradle will swing (The Cradle will Rock) M. Blitstayna. In 1937, Welles and Houseman formed their own company - 'Mercury-Tietr'. His sharp performances (for example, a modern version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with the heroes in the Nazi uniforms) became a milestone in the history of the Broadway stage. Houseman was the author and stage director Welles radio play time series, of which the most memorable to cause mass hysteria War of the Worlds by HG Wells
. In cinema Houseman was produced 18 films (The Blue Dahlia - The Blue Dahlia, . 1946; Letter from an Unknown Woman - Letter from An Unknown Woman, . 1948; bad and the beautiful - The Bad and The Beautiful, . 1952; Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar, . 1953; Administrative action - Executive Suite, . 1954; will to live - Lust for Life, . 1956 and others),
. His films have been 20 times nominated for 'Oscar' and 7 times honored her. As a film producer, he continued to work in the theater, in 1947 conducted the world premiere of the play Life of Galileo by Brecht with Charles Laughton in the title role. On Broadway, they were put to play the lute song (Lute Song, 1947) and King Lear (1950). In late 1950 he was the producer of a number of TV programs, for which he was awarded three awards Emmy. Housman died in Malibu (pc. California) October 31, 1988.