Hal K Dawsop

  1. Walter Connolly,The Good Earth, 1936.     Among those in the mix for Uncle  in the film of  Pearl S Buck’s best-seller were Dawson, George Barbier  and  J Carrol Naish. This was the only film with a credit for MGM’s in-house genius, Irving Thalberg – after his tragic death at 37.   His boss, LB Mayer, had told him: “The public won’t buy pictures about American farmers, and you want to give them Chinese farmers?” Thalberg, as usual, was right – three Oscars from six nominations! 

 Birth year: 1896Death year: 1987Other name: Casting Calls:  1