Mike Todd

American film producer Mike Todd

Michael "Mike" Todd was an American theatre and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in 80 Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is also well known as the third of Elizabeth Taylor's seven husbands and is the only one whom she did not divorce.
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Birthday
22 June 1909
home town
Minnesota

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Hamptons Journal: Celebrity Autobiography at Guild Hall/The Tale of the ... - Huffington Post
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Lane was suave as Mike Todd, Behar nasal as a hotel operator, with Feldshuh as a most glamorous Liz. And I thought I heard it all in Carrie Fisher's one-woman Wishful Drinking! Can Charles Busch be anything but funny?
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Joan Blondell Q&A Pt.3: A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, Condoms and Censorship - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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By then she had married Mike Todd, and her career was on the back burner. Blondell actually said she thought the censors prevented her from getting an Oscar nomination for Brooklyn. Her character was problematic to the Hays office, since she has lots
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Grain Valley selects city administrator - Blue Springs Examiner
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Earlier this year, Mayor Mike Todd said the city hoped to hire a new city administrator by May. An interim administrator, Mark Pentz, has been running the office since February. The city found Barton after an extensive search process that included
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Tazewell, Woodford county authorities discuss area burglaries - East Peoria Times-Courier
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We're 80 percent leaning on the side these are young copy-cats,” Mike Todd, Metamora Police chief, said. “They committed several burglaries. They have now been cleared. The public, in no way, should let their guard down,” Todd said
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Mexico Marks Century Of Comic Cantinflas' Birth - NPR
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3, 1957 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor and producer Mike Todd holds hands during their civil service ceremony in Acapulco, Mexico. The late Mexican comedian and actor Mario Moreno known as "Cantinflas," far right, attended the ceremony,
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East End Verizon Workers Join In Regional Strike - 27east.com
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“Basically, Verizon's trying to crush the union,” explained North Sea resident Mike Todd, the chief steward of local Chapter 1108 of the Communications Workers of America, as he stood outside his workplace, the garage on David Whites Lane,
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Apopka Blue Darters fall football report - Orlando Sentinel
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Other top players: Qua Barnes - Sr., WB (5-8/165); Brandon Halverson - Sr., OL (6-1, 185); Dazzie Morris Jr. - OL (6-1, 275); Mike Todd - Sr., TB (5-10, 185); Synjohn Lilly - Sr., WR (5-10, 170); Bryant Welch - Jr., LB (5-10, 185); KJ Dillon - Sr.,
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Bible Church group provides cookout, free school supplies - Pontiac Daily Leader
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Mike Todd, one of the organizers, said it was the second year for the event. "We wanted to put together something for the people of this community. So we had a free cookout, gave out school supplies and had a chance to pass along the ministry of Jesus
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Residents have favorites as they head to polls to vote - Hometownlife.com
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Four seats will be filled in the general election — those held by Briscoe and Dodge, as well as those held by David Duncan and Mike Todd, who decided not to run for re-election. Todd has since resigned from the council before his term was up,
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Helen Pyles - Mesquite Local News
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... three grandsons, Ed (Julie) Oldham, Michael Oldham, Gary Oldham; four great granddaughters, Kalee (Robert) Faust, Autumn (Chris) LaRose, Morgan Oldham, Alisha Todd, Olivia Oldham, Sydney Small, and two great grandsons Steven Oldham and Mike Todd
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Mike Todd, Founder of Two Deck, to address Third International Conference of ... - NewsMaker (press release)
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Mike Todd, Founder of Two Deck, helps steer and develop dynamic business partnerships with tight bonds, which drive brand values, generate sales growth and create thriving companies. The 3rd International Conference of Fashion Incubators will offer new
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How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, By William J Mann - The Independent
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Taylor's disastrous first marriage was orchestrated to coincide with her film Father of the Bride, and her second to counteract the damage of the first; even her third, to Mike Todd, was a career move. Only Richard Burton stands out as a truly
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Cream Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Week in Musical Malfeasance [Coheed and ... - Nashville Scene
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Just ask Coheed and Cambria bassist Mike Todd (aka Mic Todd), who had a pre-show backstage meet-and-greet with the fuzz, as opposed to the fans, Sunday night at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., just outside Boston. In case you missed this story,
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Rockin' tunes bloom in Soundgarden show - Boston Herald
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New York prog metal band Coheed and Cambria opened the show, but without bassist Mike Todd. Fans later learned that Todd had been arrested Sunday night and charged with robbing an Attleboro pharmacy in an attempt to obtain OxyContin
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Coheed and Cambria bassist arrested for bizarre pharmacy hold-up - IFC (blog)
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Unfortunately, one member of the band, Mike Todd, will now also be known for that time he tried to steal a bunch of hillbilly heroin before a show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, at around 1pm on Sunday (July 10), Todd went into a Massachusetts ... - -
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Have you smelled any good films lately? - The Independent
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The producer Mike Todd Jr teamed up with Swiss inventor Hans Laube for 1960's Scent of Mystery, starring Peter Lorre. Laube's "Smell-O-Vision", first unveiled at the 1939 World Fair, emitted odours prompted by the movie's soundtrack
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Orthodoxy and ignorance - Patheos
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Mike Todd, writing about Rob Bell's Love Wins and the (over)heated condemnation it has received, offers an insight into this fierce defense of rigid orthodoxies that collides neatly with our most recent Tribulation
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    FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 48
    The bag and casket had been sealed in Albuquerque after Todd's remains were identified following the 1958 crash.
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    On March 22, 1958, Todd's private plane Lucky Liz crashed near Grants, New Mexico.
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  • 1957
    Age 47
    Todd and Taylor had a daughter, Elizabeth Frances (Liza) Todd, who was born on August 6, 1957.
  • 1956
    Age 46
    Todd soon produced the film for which he is best remembered, Michael Todd's Around the World in 80 Days, which debuted in cinemas on October 17, 1956.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 37
    On July 5, 1947, Todd married actress Joan Blondell. They were divorced on June 8, 1950, after Blondell filed for divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty. Todd's third marriage was to the actress Elizabeth Taylor, with whom he had a tempestuous relationship. The couple exchanged vows on February 2, 1957 in Mexico and was performed by the mayor of Acapulco.
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  • 1946
    Age 36
    Todd's wife, Bertha, died of a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) on August 12, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, while undergoing surgery at St. John's Hospital for a damaged tendon in her finger.
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  • 1945
    Age 35
    In 1945, Todd floated the idea of holding the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in newly liberated Berlin.
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    Todd ultimately produced 17 Broadway shows during his career, including the immensely successful burlesque revue Star and Garter starring comedian Bobby Clark, The Naked Genius written by and starring stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, and a 1945 production of Hamlet starring Maurice Evans.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1939
    Age 29
    Todd's Broadway success gave him the nerve to try taking on showman Billy Rose. Todd visited Grover Whalen, president of the 1939 New York World's Fair, with a proposal to bring the Broadway show to the Fair.
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  • 1933
    Age 23
    During the 1933–1934 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Todd produced an attraction called the "Flame Dance."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 17
    At age seventeen, Todd married Bertha Freshman in Crown Point, Indiana, on Valentine's Day 1927.
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    Having married the former Bertha Freshman on February 14, 1927, he was the father of an infant son and had no home for his family.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on June 22, 1909.
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