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Tony Thomas

Highest Rated:   92% Insomnia (2002)
Lowest Rated:   10% Mixed Nuts (1994)
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Tony Thomas spent much of his life preserving Hollywood history through his 30-odd books, 50-plus record albums, and television documentaries. His interest in Hollywood dated back to the beginning of his career when the England-born Thomas -- who emigrated to Canada at age 18 -- served as an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The 21-year-old worked his way up in the company to become a writer and producer for the CBC radio network. Thomas specialized in programs about cinema and Hollywood. He moved to Tinseltown in 1966 to become a distinguished film historian who specialized in movie music. Thomas was very active in movements recognizing movie scores as legitimate orchestral music and co-founded the Society for the Preservation of Film Music, serving on its advisory board for many years. His books include Music for the Movies (1973) (considered a seminal work in the serious appraisal of film scores), The Films of 20th Century Fox, and The Busby Berkeley Book. As a documentary filmmaker, Thomas contributed to a number of biographies in Citadel's "Films of" series, including those of Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, and Gene Kelly. In conjunction with the release of MGM's compilation film That's Dancing, Thomas released a complimentary book with the same title. In regard to recording, Thomas produced compilation albums of great scorists as well as individual albums featuring soundtracks composed by such greats as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Alfred Newman. Thomas has written and produced many PBS-aired documentaries, including Hollywood and the American Image, The West That Never Was, Film Score: The Music of the Movies, and Michael Feinstein: Sing a Song Hollywood, for the American Movie Classics Channel in the mid-'90s. Tony Thomas died from complications of pneumonia in Burbank, CA, at the age of 69.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% A Better Life
  • Executive Producer
$1.8M 2011
92% Insomnia
  • Executive Producer
$67.3M 2002
10% Mixed Nuts
  • Producer
1994
54% Final Analysis
  • Producer
1992
84% Dead Poets Society
  • Producer
1989
36% Firstborn
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet Satan's Triangle
  • Executive Producer
1975
No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet No Place to Run
  • Producer
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Incredible Dr. Pol
  • Himself - Dr. Emily's Husband Himself - Vet Assistant/Emily's Husband Himself - Vet Assistant/Dr Emily's Husband Himself - Vet. Assistant Himself - Vet Assistant/Dr. Emily's Husband
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Pol
2014-2017
  • Actor
  • 2015
51% Beauty and the Beast
2012-2016
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Executive Producer
13% Everything's Relative
1999
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Soap
1977-1981
  • Executive Producer
38% The Secret Lives of Men
1998
  • Executive Producer

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