Payday Loans
Albert Sharpe (1885-1970)

  1. Pat O’Brien, The Boy With Green Hair, 1947.        Director Joseph Losey asked scenarist Ben Barzman (both future Blacklistees) to write Gramp for Sharpe, the old Irish music-hall star playing Finian in Finian’s Rainbow on Broadway.   RKO boss Howard Hughes was furious. He would not gamble a $1m film on a kid (Dean Stockwell), a green wig and an unknown Grandpa. Or, not when O'Brien was still under contract. And, thereby, cheaper. "A disastrous compromise," said Losey. Not his last.


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