|Born||October 5, 1908 |
Texarkana, Texas, USA
|Died||July 12, 1988 (aged 79)|
New York City, New York, USA
|Spouse(s)||Barbara O'Neil (1939-1940)|
Nedda Harrigan (1945-1988)
Joshua Lockwood Logan III (October 5, 1908 – July 12, 1988) was an American stage and film director and writer. Events 869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. It effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) A theatre director or stage director is a practitioner in the Theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a theatre production (a play, A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms
Born in Texarkana, Texas, Logans father died when he was three, and his mother remarried when he was nine. Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States. It effectively functions as one half of a city which crosses a state line — the other Logan attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana, where his stepfather served on the staff. The Culver Academies is one of the leading college preparatory boarding schools and summer camps in the United States The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union At school, he experienced his first drama class and felt at home. After his high school graduation he attended Princeton University. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. At Princeton, he was involved with the intercollegiate summer stock company, known as the University Players, with fellow students Henry Fonda and James Stewart . Henry Jaynes Fonda ( May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American Academy Award -winning Film and James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997 popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American Film and stage Actor During his senior year he served as president of the Princeton Triangle Club. The Princeton Triangle Club is a theater troupe at Princeton University. Before his graduation he won a scholarship to study in Moscow with Constantin Stanislavsky, and Logan left school without a diploma. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski (Константин
Logan began his Broadway career as an actor in Carry Nation in 1932. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He then spent time in London, where he "stag[ed] two productions . London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. . . and direct[ed] a touring revival of Camille". He also worked as an assistant stage manager. After a short time in Hollywood, Logan directed On Borrowed Time on Broadway. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located The play ran for a year, but his first major success came in 1938, when he directed I Married an Angel. Over the next few years he directed Knickerbocker Holiday, Morning's at Seven, Charlie's Aunt, and By Jupiter. Knickerbocker Holiday is a Broadway musical written by Kurt Weill (music and Maxwell Anderson (book and lyrics it was directed Morning's at Seven is a play by Paul Osborn. Its plot focuses on four aging sisters living in a small Midwestern town in 1938 and it deals with Charley's Aunt is a Farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas. By Jupiter is a musical with a book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, music by Rodgers and lyrics by Hart
In 1942 Logan was drafted by the US Army. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. During his service in World War II, he acted as a public-relations and intelligence officer. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including When the war concluded he was discharged as a captain, and returned to Broadway. He married his second wife, actress Nedda Harrigan, in 1945; Logan's previous marriage, to actress Barbara O'Neil, a colleague of his at the University Players in the 1930s, had ended in divorce. Barbara O'Neil ( 17 July 1910 &ndash 3 September 1980) was an American actress
After the war, Logan directed the Broadway productions Annie Get Your Gun, John Loves Mary, Mister Roberts, South Pacific, and Fanny. South Pacific is a musical, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by both Hammerstein and Joshua For the movie see Fanny (1961 film. Fanny is a 1954 Broadway musical with book by S He shared the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for co-writing South Pacific. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918 From 1918 to 2006 the Drama Prize was unlike the majority of the other Pulitzer Prizes during these years the Richard Charles Rodgers ( June 28, 1902, Arverne Queens, New York City &ndash December 30, 1979, New York Oscar Hammerstein II (ˈhæmɚstaɪn (born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein) ( July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was The show also earned him a Tony Award for Best Director. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Despite his contributions to the musical, in their review the New York Times originally omitted his name as co-author, and the Pulitzer Prize committee initially awarded the prize to only Rodgers and Hammerstein. Although the mistakes were corrected, in his autobiography Logan wrote "I knew then why people fight so hard to have their names in proper type. It's not just ego or 'the principle of the thing,' it's possibly another job or a better salary. It's reassurance. My name had been so minimized that I lived through years of having people praise 'South Pacific' in my presence without knowing I had had anything to do with. "
Logan cowrote, coproduced, and directed the 1952 musical Wish You Were Here. Wish You Were Here is a musical with a book by Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. After the show was not initially successful, Logan quickly wrote 54 new pages of material, and by the ninth performance the show looked new. In its fourth week of release, the show sold out, and continued to offer sell-out performance for the next two years.
When director John Ford became sick, Logan reluctantly returned to Hollywood to complete the filming of Mister Roberts (1955). Logan's other hit films included Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Sayonara (1957), and South Pacific (1958). Picnic is a 1955 Cinemascope film in Technicolor which tells the story of an ex-college football star turned drifter who arrives in a small Kansas town For the play see Bus Stop (play. Bus Stop, also known as The Wrong Kind of Girl, is a 1956 motion Sayonara ( 1957) is a Film which tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was a fighter "Ace" during the This article is about the 1958 film. For the stage musical see South Pacific (musical. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Directing for Picnic and Sayonara. The Academy Award for Achievement in Directing (Best Director is one of the Awards of Merit presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to
His later Broadway musicals All-American (1962) and Mr. President (1962) and the films of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot (1967), and Paint Your Wagon (1969) were less acclaimed. Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. All American is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Mr President is a musical with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and lyrics and music by Irving Berlin. Camelot is the 1967 Film version of the successful musical of the same name. Logan's 1976 autobiography Josh: My Up-and-Down, In-and-Out Life talks frankly about his bipolar disorder. He appeared with his wife in the 1977 nightclub revue Musical Moments, featuring Logan's most popular Broadway numbers. He published Movie Stars, Real People, and Me in 1978. From 1983-1986, he taught theater at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He was also responsible for bringing Carol Channing to Broadway in Lend an Ear!.
Logan died in 1988 in New York of supranuclear palsy. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Progressive supranuclear palsy ( PSP) (or the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, after the Canadian physicians who described it in 1963 is a rare degenerative disorder
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