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Carnovsky, Morris

Carnovsky, Morris

Carnovsky, Morris, 1897-1992, American actor, b. St. Louis. After his New York City debut in The God of Vengeance (1922), he joined the Theatre Guild and later performed with The Group Theatre, of which he was a founding member. He worked as an actor and director for the Actors Laboratory Theatre in Hollywood (1945-50). Carnovsky has concentrated on Shakespearean roles since his first appearance at Stratford, Conn., in 1956. His films include Cyrano de Bergerac (1951).
The Life of Émile Zola is a 1937 biographical film of famous French author Émile Zola. It depicts his friendship with noted painter Paul Cézanne and his involvement in the Dreyfus affair. The film was a great success both critically and financially, and contemporary reviews cited it as the best biographical film made up to that time. It is still held in high regard by many critics. It is the second biographical film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

In 2000,The Life of Émile Zola was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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