Michael Todd, Jr. (1929 - 2002)

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Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Death: Died in Ireland
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About Michael Todd, Jr.

Michael Todd, Jr. was the son of movie producer and cinema pioneer Mike Todd. He was vice president of his father's company, Cinerama, and he was responsible for filming the famous roller coaster scene from the company's debut film, This is Cinerama (1952).

Todd is also known for introducing the short-lived movie format Smell-o-Vision, used solely in the 1960 film Scent of Mystery, which he produced.

Following in his father's footsteps of producing attractions for World's Fairs, Todd, Jr. produced a racially integrated minstrel show for the 1964 New York World's Fair, called "America, Be Seated." It closed after two performances.

In 1983, Todd and his wife Susan McCarthy wrote a biography of Todd, Sr. called A Valuable Property: The Life Story of Michael Todd (ISBN 0-87795-491-7)

Michael Todd, Jr. died in Ireland of lung cancer, at the age of 72.

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Mike Todd Jr.'s Timeline

October 8, 1929
Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 5, 2002
Age 72