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Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)

Thomas Hart Benton was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on The United States Steel Hour (1953), Night Descends on Treasure Island (1940) and They Drew Fire (2000). He died on January 19, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri. See full bio »

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(1956)
(1940)
They Drew Fire Art Department
(2000)

Filmography

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 2000 They Drew Fire (TV Movie documentary) (artwork)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (set designer - 1 episode)
- Tom Sawyer (1956) ... (set designer)
 1955 The Kentuckian (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath (promotional artwork - uncredited)
 1940 Night Descends on Treasure Island (Short documentary) (art work)
 1914 Eve's Daughter (Short) (scenic artist - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Radio) Benton is interviewed by Bob and Betty Lewis in Tucson, Arizona. 15 minutes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on his failed attempt at collaborating with Walt Disney] Walt Disney brought me out to Hollywood in 1946 to work on a picture that would have been sort of an American operetta about the life of Davy Crockett. Well, Disney had just put up a huge modern studio and was tremendously overextended financially, and his operations were actually under the control of a big New York City bank. And ... See more »

Trivia:

Burt Lancaster hired Benton to paint a portrait of him in character as The Kentuckian (1955) to be used for publicity purposes. Benton traveled to the film location in Rockport, Indiana, in autumn 1953 to watch the filming. The painting, which pictures Lancaster as Eli Wakesfield and his son Little Eli, played by Donald MacDonald, was only exhibited at the Washington, D.C. film premiere, although... See more »

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