Is I Remember Mama a true story?

Is I Remember Mama a true story?

I Remember Mama is a play by John Van Druten based on Kathryn Forbes’ novel Mama’s Bank Account, which was loosely based on her childhood. It is a study of family life centered on a Norwegian immigrant family in San Francisco early in the 20th century.

Who played Katrin in I Remember Mama?

Barbara Bel Geddes
Here are a number of Publicity Stills from the RKO film I Remember Mama (1948), featuring Barbara Bel Geddes, in character as Katrin Hanson. Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for I Remember Mama (1948), starring Irene Dunne.

How old was Barbara Bel Geddes in I Remember Mama?

The following year she won an Academy Award nomination for playing Irene Dunn’s 17-year-old daughter in George Stevens’s I Remember Mama – Bel Geddes was 26 at the time.

Who wrote the play I Remember Mama?

Kathryn Forbes
John Van Druten
I Remember Mama/Playwrights

Who played Dagmar on I Remember Mama?

actress Toni Campbell
So, when Mama returned to CBS in December, 1956, the role of Dagmar was played by actress Toni Campbell. However, because of its less-than-desirable new time slot, Mama’s ratings plummeted to the point of ultimately terminating its run three months later in March 1957, with several episodes left unaired.

Who played the father in I Remember Mama?

Norwegian immigrant Marta Hanson (Irene Dunne) keeps a firm but loving hand on her household of four children, a devoted husband (Philip Dorn) and a highly-educated lodger (Cedric Hardwicke) who reads Charles Dickens to the family every evening.

What time period was I Remember Mama?

A young writer recalls her ups and downs of growing up as one of four children to Norwegian immigrant parents in 1910s San Francisco.

When did remember mama come out?

March 9, 1948 (USA)
I Remember Mama/Release date

Did Barbara Bel Geddes really have a mastectomy?

In 1971, Bel Geddes underwent a radical mastectomy, which was an experience that she relived while playing Miss Ellie in the 1979–1980 season of Dallas. The performance garnered her the Emmy Award. She was also honored by former First Lady Betty Ford for helping to raise breast cancer awareness.

Is Barbara Bel Geddes still alive?

Deceased (1922–2005)
Barbara Bel Geddes/Living or Deceased

Who played Dagmar in I Remember Mama?

When was I Remember Mama written?

Remembering I Remember Mama The first story appeared in 1943 as Mama’s Bank Account in the Readers’ Digest. Its success prompted Miss Forbes to write other short stories about her family, which were later published as a collection.

Who was in Remember Mama when it was on Broadway?

I Remember Mama (play) The play premiered on Broadway on October 19, 1944 at the Music Box Theatre in New York City, where it ran for 713 performances; it was produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The cast included Mady Christians, Oscar Homolka, and Joan Tetzel. Marlon Brando played a minor role, making his Broadway debut as Nels.

Who was the producer of the movie Remember Mama?

I Remember Mama originated as a memoir by Kathryn Forbes titled Mama’s Bank Account. It was adapted for the stage by John Van Druten as a play, which ran on Broadway from 1944 to 1946. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were the producers. It was filmed in 1948, and served as the basis for a 1950s television series, titled Mama.

Is there a lot of humour in I Remember Mama?

However, while there is a lot of humour in I Remember Mama, and Stevens no doubt realised the importance of it, it all comes from Bodeen’s screenplay (and John van Druten’s stage play). It is not the style of rigorously timed physical comedy that Stevens used to personally build into his pictures, such as the breakfast routine in Woman of the Year.

Is the cinematography of I Remember Mama similar to Musuraca?

The cinematography of Musuraca once gave those RKO B-horrors their distinctive look – much of the screen shrouded in mysterious darkness, with key elements picked out in stark white. With I Remember Mama (for which he received his only Oscar nomination) he actually does something quite similar, albeit for very different effect.

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