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Gabriel Pascal
(1894-1954) Film producer, director, and stage producer

Born in Arad, Transylvania, Austria–Hungary (now Arad, Romania) in 1894, Pascal was the first film producer to bring the plays of George Bernard Shaw successfully to the screen. His most famous production was Pygmalion, which was later adapted by Lerner and Loewe into the musical My Fair Lady. Pascal had tried to convince Shaw to let Pygmalion be turned into a musical, but the outraged Shaw explicitly forbade it, having had a bad experience with the operetta The Chocolate Soldier, based on Shaw's Arms and the Man. Pascal died in 1954, and it was not until 1956 that Pygmalion became My Fair Lady.

Gabriel Pascal

Caesar and Cleopatra - produced by
Gabriel Pascal

Link to Gabriel Pascal Filmography (IMDb)