One Of The LAST Legends Just Passed Away At 98

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

LONDON – Michael Joseph Anderson Sr., an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan’s Run (1976) has passed away at age 98.

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His family announced that he died of heart failure on April 25 at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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He was born in London, England, to a theatrical family. His parents were the actors Lawrence (1893–1939) and Beatrice Anderson (1893–1977).

Anderson served with the Royal Signal Corps during the Second World War, during which time he met Peter Ustinov. On demobilization, Anderson returned to the film industry working as an assistant director on Ustinov’s films.

Anderson and Ustinov then wrote and directed a feature together, Private Angelo.

In Ireland he made a thriller about the IRA with James Cagney, Shake Hands with the Devil (1959). It was made for Pennebaker, the company of Marlon Brando.

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Anderson then took over a project at MGM originally planned to be an Alfred Hitchcock project, The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959), with Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston.

MGM also financed Anderson’s next film, the melodrama All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) with Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Anderson was reunited with Cooper in The Naked Edge (1961) which turned out to be Cooper’s last film.

We send our condolences out to his family and friends.

Rest in peace and thank you for the memories.

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H/T – WIKIPEDIA

God Bless

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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