Happy Birthday: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993).jpgJoseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

Born: February 11, 1909 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: February 5, 1993 (age 83) in Bedford, New York, USA

(on Cecil B. DeMille): De Mille had his finger up the pulse of America.

(on Judy Garland): The most remarkably bright, gay, happy, helpless, and engaging girl I’ve ever met.

It was difficult to explain to people what it was like living in the studio. You had lunch there. You had dinner there. You ran movies after dinner. It never stopped. Everything functioned twenty-four hours a day. You didn’t have to leave the studio to register to vote, because they came in and got your voter registration. You didn’t have to leave the studio to renew your driving license. They came to you. The barber shop was open twenty-four hours a day if you needed it. They had a dentist on the lot. They had a doctor…

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