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Richard Quine (1920-1989)

Born in Detroit Michigan actor, writer, director, composer and producer, Richard Quine served as a Surfman with the Coast Guard during World War II.  He appeared in various films during his service as the Coast Guard allowed him to continue acting.  Some of the films he appeared in were "Jane Eyre" 1934, "A Dog of Flanders" 1935 "Stand By For Action" 1943 and "Command Decision" 1948.  Some of the films he served as producer for, were "Leather Gloves" 1948, which he also starred in, "Purple Heart Diary", 1951, "Three Gobs In Paris", 1954, "Solid Gold Cadillac", 1956, "Bell, Book and Candle", 1958, "The World of Suzie Wong", 1960, and "Sex and the Single Girl", 1964.  Besides producing these films he also was director.  He also directed a number of television series or shows including "Hec Ramsey", "Columbo", "Project UFO" and "The Prisoner of Zenda".  He died in 1989 after taking his own life.


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