This Is Your Life (1952)

This Is Your Life is an American television documentary series broadcast on NBC, originally hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards from 1952 to 1961. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family. Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s, before his death in 2005. The show originated as a radio show on NBC Radio airing from 1948 to 1952.

Directing:
  • Wes Anderson

Writing:
  • Noah Baumbach
  • Roald Dahl
  • Padraig Collins

Stars:
Release Date: 1952-10-01
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Metacritic: 8.2/10
TMDb: 8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
  • Budget: $40,000,000
  • Revenue: $46,471,023
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
Coach Skip (voice)
Brian Cox
Brian Cox
Action 12 Reporter (voice)
Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly
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Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
Rat (voice)
Michael Douglas
Michael Dougl...
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John Wayne
John Wayne
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Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Field Mouse (voice)
Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun
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Lewis Arquette
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Jack Oakie
Jack Oakie
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Robert Wagner
Robert Wagner
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Ann B. Davis
Ann B. Davis
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Dean Martin
Dean Martin
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Debbie Reynolds
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Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
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Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
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Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
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Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory
Mrs. Bean (voice)
Bill Murray
Bill Murray
Badger (voice)
Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
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Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
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Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres
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Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
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Arthur Franz
Arthur Franz
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Roscoe Ates
Roscoe Ates
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Billy Barty
Billy Barty
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Don Grady
Don Grady
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Jack Haley
Jack Haley
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Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
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Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
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James Garner
James Garner
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George Clooney
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Mr. Fox (voice)
Ernest Borgnine
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Charlton Heston
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Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Mrs. Fox (voice)
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
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Greer Garson
Greer Garson
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Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards
Host
Jack Carson
Jack Carson
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Stuart Erwin
Stuart Erwin
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James Cagney
James Cagney
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Diana Lynn
Diana Lynn
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Andy Devine
Andy Devine
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Bob Hope
Bob Hope
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Lila Lee
Lila Lee
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Don DeFore
Don DeFore
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Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
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Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
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Howard Morris
Howard Morris
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Jason Schwartzman
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Arthur Lake
Arthur Lake
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Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
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Tab Hunter
Tab Hunter
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Jim Backus
Jim Backus
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Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
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Robert Stack
Robert Stack
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Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
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Steve Allen
Steve Allen
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Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows
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Van Heflin
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James Gleason
James Gleason
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Minta Durfee
Minta Durfee
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Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
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Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers
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Dale Evans
Dale Evans
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Edmund Lowe
Edmund Lowe
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Nelson Eddy
Nelson Eddy
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Tom Brown
Tom Brown
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Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
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Connie Stevens
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Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo
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Mack Sennett
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Raymond Hatton
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Imogene Coca
Imogene Coca
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Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
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Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
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Jack Benny
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Wallace Ford
Wallace Ford
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Monte Blue
Monte Blue
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Rossano Brazzi
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Fay Wray
Fay Wray
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William Frawley
William Frawl...
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Connie Francis
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Peter Palmer
Peter Palmer
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Penny Singleton
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Walter Brennan
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Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
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Rose Marie
Rose Marie
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Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
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Edward Albert
Edward Albert
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William Castle
William Castl...
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William Bendix
William Bendi...
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Jayne Mansfield
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Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
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Andy Clyde
Andy Clyde
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Ernie Kovacs
Ernie Kovacs
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Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott
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Andy Williams
Andy Williams
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Gene Raymond
Gene Raymond
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Richard Arlen
Richard Arlen
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Tommy Sands
Tommy Sands
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Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstr...
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Jack Warden
Jack Warden
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Margo
Margo
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Gracie Allen
Gracie Allen
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Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
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Jeanette MacDonald
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William Wellman Jr.
William Wellm...
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George O'Brien
George O'Brie...
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Jack Webb
Jack Webb
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Dick Clark
Dick Clark
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Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
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Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
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Roman Coppola
Roman Coppola
Squirrel Contractor (voice)
Rosemary DeCamp
Rosemary DeCa...
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Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones
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Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
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Michael Curtiz
Michael Curti...
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Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
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Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgr...
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Anita Louise
Anita Louise
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Sally Eilers
Sally Eilers
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Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
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Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Rob...
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Johnny Mack Brown
Johnny Mack B...
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Wallace Wolodarsky
Wallace Wolod...
Kylie (voice) (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
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Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
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Franklin Pangborn
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Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
Franklin Bean (voice)
George Burns
George Burns
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Ed Wynn
Ed Wynn
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Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
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Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
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Cedric Hardwicke
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Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
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Don Dillaway
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Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
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Milton Berle
Milton Berle
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Fred MacMurray
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Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
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Patricia Owens
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Robert Young
Robert Young
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Victor McLaglen
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Lou Costello
Lou Costello
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Gilbert Roland
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Frank Capra
Frank Capra
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David O. Selznick
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Petey (voice)
Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy
Himself
Maurice Chevalier
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Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
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Dale Robertson
Dale Robertso...
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Dick Powell
Dick Powell
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Ricardo Cortez
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Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hopper
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Jan Murray
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Pat O'Brien
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Robert Cummings
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William Bakewell
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Charles Coburn
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Oliver Hardy
Oliver Hardy
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Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
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Alice Faye
Alice Faye
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Ben Alexander
Ben Alexander
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Linda Darnell
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Louis Nye
Louis Nye
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Chic Johnson
Chic Johnson
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Harriet Hilliard
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Red Skelton
Red Skelton
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Francis X. Bushman
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George Montgomery
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Gloria Swanson
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Louise Dresser
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Dennis Morgan
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Mitzi Gaynor
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Bobby Darin
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Eddie Fisher
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Eddie Cantor
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Cecil B. DeMille
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Frank Lovejoy
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Vivian Blaine
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Tim Considine
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Stanley Livingston
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Louella Parsons
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Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
Weasel (voice)
Karen Duffy
Karen Duffy
Linda Otter (voice)
Garth Jennings
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Bean's Son (voice)
Mario Batali
Mario Batali
Rabbit (voice)
Gale Gordon
Gale Gordon
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Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sammy Davis,...
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William T. Orr
William T. Or...
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Leo McCarey
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Ozzie Nelson
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
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Robert Horton
Robert Horton
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William A. Wellman
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Ronnie Burns
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