Joshua Lockwood Logan, III.
Date of birth : October 5, 1908, Texarkana, Texas.
Profession movie director. Broadway director, particularly known for "South Pacific" and "Mister Roberts".
He had spent 8 months when he was a student, with the Russian director Konstantin Stanislavski.
They divorced in 1942.
In 1945 he married Grace "Nedda" Harrigan (August 24, 1899, New York-April 1st, 1989, New York
They had 2 children Thomas Heggen and Susan.
Link with Marilyn
He directed Susan Strasberg in "Picnic" (1956) (another play of William Inge, author of "Bus Stop") when he was contacted by Lew Wasserman, Marilyn's agent, to direct her in "Bus Stop" (1956), her first movie after her break up with the Fox.
On October 5, 1955, at the party following the premiere of "The Diary of Anne Frank" with Susan Strasberg
He met Marilyn at a dinner at the Greenes in Connecticut.
Logan was reluctant and had doubts about her actress talent but his friend Lee Strasberg reassured him.
Well-known for his ability to direct "sensitives" actors (he had made, himself, a nervous breakdown), he knew how to deal with Marilyn.
March 12, 1956, at the Fox
March 1956, at "The Ram" restaurant, Idaho, during the shooting of "Bus Stop", actor Arthur O'Connell's birthday celebration
Pictures of the shooting
This exceptional relation free from any conflict between Marilyn and him, went on during the whole shooting. But Marilyn's anger burst when she saw the movie after the film editing; she thought that Logan had cut her best moments. Later she would say that she was convinced that, this way, he had compromised her chances of being nominated to the Academy Awards.He sang praises of Marilyn more than any other director.
On March 13, 1961, he attended, along with Marilyn, a party to the benefit of the Actors Studio, at the