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The Pride of the Yankees (14-Jul-1942)

Director: Sam Wood

Writers: Jo Swerling; Herman J. Mankiewicz; Paul Gallico

Music: Leigh Harline

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Sports Drama, Baseball, Biography

Biography of German-American first baseman Lou Gehrig, who played 16 seasons for the New York Yankees, setting a record of 2130 consecutive games which remained unbroken until 1995. Gehrig died in 1939 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease, not long after giving his farewell speech. Emotionally powerful film. Won an Oscar for Best Editing; received 10 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original Story, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hardie Albright
Actor
16-Dec-1903 7-Dec-1975 Angel on My Shoulder
Edgar Barrier
Actor
4-Mar-1907 20-Jun-1964 Macbeth
Walter Brennan
Actor
25-Jul-1894 21-Sep-1974 Three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor
Gary Cooper
Actor
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Bill Dickey
Baseball
6-Jun-1907 12-Nov-1993 Eleven-time American League All-Star
Dan Duryea
Actor
23-Jan-1907 7-Jun-1968 The Little Foxes
Addison Richards
Actor
20-Oct-1887 22-Mar-1964 American character actor
Babe Ruth
Baseball
6-Feb-1895 16-Aug-1948 The Bambino
Pierre Watkin
Actor
29-Dec-1887 3-Feb-1960 Adventures of Superman
Teresa Wright
Actor
27-Oct-1918 6-Mar-2005 Shadow of a Doubt

CAST

Gary Cooper   ...   Lou Gehrig
With
Teresa Wright   ...   Eleanor Gehrig
Babe Ruth   ...   Himself
Walter Brennan   ...   Sam Blake
and
Veloz and Yolanda   ...   Themselves
Ray Noble and His Orchestra   ...   Themselves
Dan Duryea   ...   Hank Hanneman
Elsa Janssen   ...   Mom Gehrig
Ludwig Stossel   ...   Pop Gehrig
Virginia Gilmore   ...   Myra
Bill Dickey   ...   Himself
Ernie Adams   ...   Miller Huggins
Pierre Watkin   ...   Mr. Twitchell
Harry Harvey   ...   Joe McCarthy
Robert W. Meusel   ...   Himself
Mark Koenig   ...   Mark Koenig
Bill Stern   ...   Himself
Addison Richards   ...   Jim
Hardie Albright   ...   Van Tuyl
Edward Fielding   ...   Clinic Doctor
George Lessey   ...   Mayor of New Rochelle
Edgar Barrier   ...   Hospital Doctor
Douglas Croft   ...   Lou Gehrig as a Boy
Gene Collins   ...   Billy (age 8)
David Holt   ...   Billy (age 17)

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