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us: Thomas, Tony, 1927-1997

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    • us: Thomas, Anthony William George, 1927-1997
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    • found: His The films of Errol Flynn, 1969.
    • found: Danly, L. Hugo Friedhofer, 1999: CIP (Tony Thomas; d. July 8, 1997)
    • found: Internet movie database, Nov. 10, 2003 (Tony Thomas; film historian and film music expert; b. July 31, 1927, England; d. July 8, 1997, Burbank, Calif.)
    • found: The Dick Powell story, 1993: title page (Tony Thomas)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 17, 2016 (Tony Thomas (film historian); Tony Thomas (July 31, 1927-July 08, 1997) was a British-American film historian, author, writer, producer, and radio and television broadcaster; considered one of Hollywood's preeminent film historians, he authored over thirty books, produced more than fifty albums of film music, and produced film documentaries for radio and television; among his works are biographies of Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, Joel McCrea, Gregory Peck, and Dick Powell, and entries in Citadel Press's Films of series, including chronicles of the careers of Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Gene Kelly, Ronald Reagan, and James Stewart; Anthony William George Thomas was born on July 31, 1927, near Portsmouth, England; at the age of eighteen, he moved to Canada, where he became an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1948; he went on to become a writer and producer of programs about Hollywood and the film industry for CBC Radio; he was also the writer and host of the CBS television series As Time Goes By and was a panelist on the quiz show television series Flashback; in 1966, Thomas moved to Los Angeles and began a new career as a film historian and author; Thomas was one of the founders of the The Film Music Society and served on its advisory board for many years; considered an expert on film music, he produced albums of classic film scores and wrote the well-received book Music for the Movies (1973); from 1979 to 1984, he wrote for the Academy Awards shows, and beginning in the late 1970s, was a segment producer for the Oscars; his distinguished voice was heard for years as the announcer on the televised Kennedy Center Honors and American Film Institute Salutes; Thomas died on July 08, 1997 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California of complications from pneumonia)
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