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Mike Todd was a remarkable American movie and theatre producer.
Mike's ability was first noticed in his high school days as he produced the school play called The Mikado. By 1937, he produced his first Broadway play titled Call Me Ziggy.
Best Known For
Throughout the course of his career, Mike attained the most recognition through his incredible Broadway musicals among which include The Hot Mikado, Mexican Hayride and Up in Central Park.
Mike was straight. For a whopping 19 years, he was married to Bertha Freshman. Though Mike and Bertha were separated during the time of her death, their divorce was not finalised by the time she died. For 3 years in the late 40's, he was married to the actress Joan Blondell.
Mike parents were Chaim Goldbogen and Sophia Hellerman. From his first marriage, Mike had a son named after him. At the time of his death, Mike was married to the famous British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor. The couple had a daughter named Liza.
In his childhood, Mike was raised in a Jewish home as both his parents were devoted to Judaism and his father was even a rabbi (Jewish teacher).
Worth To Know
Neither the name Mike or Todd was given to him at his birth. Instead, he was given the name Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen. He took up the name Todd from a nickname he was called in his childhood.
Throughout his life, Mike dabbled in a bit of everything as he once worked as a store window decorator and a shoe salesman.
He produced the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days.
He died in plane crash.