Friday, March 4, 2011
RIP Charles Jarrott
Although "Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969) was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, and "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971) received five Oscar nominations, Jarrott was not recognized by the academy for his work on the historical costume dramas. Other films he directed included the 1977 melodrama "The Other Side of Midnight" and the 1973 musical remake of "Lost Horizon."
Jarrott was born June 16, 1927, in London and during World War II served in the British Royal Navy after his mother agreed to let him join as a teenager. He started in the entertainment business as a stage manager and an actor. He began directing stage and television productions in England before moving to Canada, where he acted and directed.
His TV directing credits include "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starring Jack Palance and airing on ABC in 1968, and "Poor Little Rich Girl" with Farrah Fawcett playing Barbara Hutton in 1987.
Born: 6/16/1927, London, England, U.K.
Died: 3/4/2011, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.
Charles Jarrott's western - director:
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV) - 1957