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Arthur Freed (Arthur Grossman)

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Biography

Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Producer, songwriter and author, brother to Ralph Freed, Walter and Ruth Freed. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and became associated with Gus Edwards musical acts. He performed in vaudeville with Louis Silvers, with whom he wrote revues for New York restaurants. During World War I, he staged military shows, then managed a theatre, eventually producing his own musical shows, finally joining MGM under contract. His Academy Award winning films include An American in Paris (1951), _Gigi(1958)_ and Irving Thalberg Awards. In 1964, he became President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more...

Actor

Character: Bystander in Rehearsal Room

The Broadway Melody 1929

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Character: Man Who Gives Matches to Joe Allen in Grand Central Station

The Clock 1945

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Music Awards

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Himself - Best Picture Winner as Producer

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award

The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Honorary Gold Medal to Bob Hope

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Himself

Satin and Silk 2003

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Writing