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 Charles Crichton

Charles Crichton

Birth
Cheshire, England
Death 14 Sep 1999 (aged 89)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 23454 · View Source
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Director. He started as an editor at the Denham Studios in the 1930s. Later in the 1940s he went to work for the Ealing Studios where he made his directorial debut in 1944. In the post-war years he became famous for his "Ealing Comedies". In the early 60s he went to Hollywood to direct "The Birdman of Alcatraz" but after a serious quarrel with actor Burt Lancaster he was fired. He later worked as the TV director of "Space 1999". In 1988, at age 78 he made his "come-back" with the enormously successful comedy "A Fish Called Wanda". It proved to be his swansong and he spent a happy retirement fishing in Scotland and Wales.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23454
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Crichton (6 Aug 1910–14 Sep 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23454, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Unknown.