Clem Beauchamp

Clement " Clem " Hoyt Beauchamp ( born August 26, 1898 in Bloomfield, Iowa, † November 14, 1992 in Santa Rosa, California ) was an American film actor, production manager and assistant director, who at the Oscar ceremony 1936 Oscar for best assistant director obtained.


Beauchamp began in the mid 1920s, first as an actor in the film industry in Hollywood in the short film Stupid, But Brave ( 1924) and worked under his pseudonym " Jerry Drew " to 1935 in forty films. He then started work as an assistant director and received the same for his debut Bengali ( 1935) with Paul Wing the Oscar for best assistant director in 1936. During the Academy Awards ceremony in 1937, he was nominated for an Oscar in this category and indeed for the Last of the Mohicans (1936). He was thus the only assistant who received this just a few years Oscar award and was nominated a second time. As an assistant director, he was involved in the production of more than twenty films such as Tarzan and the Nazis ( 1942) and The Mayor of 44th Street (1942 ), with the RKO Pictures promoted his transition from short - to long film.

After the Second World War, he was eventually mainly as a production manager in film production by Stanley Kramer and Sol Lesser worked and helped as such in the preparation of such films as Tarzan and the Leopardenweib (1946 ), Tarzan becomes the hunted (1947 ), Between Women and ropes (1949 ) Twelve clock noon (1952 ), the 5000 fingers of Dr. T. (1953), judgment at Nuremberg (1961 ), A totally, totally crazy world (1963) and What did You Do in the war, Daddy? ( 1966).

Throughout his career, Beauchamp, who was temporarily married to actress Anita Garvin worked with film directors such as Henry Hathaway, short Neumann, William Thiele, Blake Edwards, Roy Rowland, Mark Robson and Fred Zinnemann together.

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