The Info List - Lynn Stalmaster

Lynn Arlen Stalmaster (born November 17, 1927) is an American casting director.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography as casting director (partial list) 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Stalmaster was born to a Jewish family, the son of Irvin A. and Estelle Lapidus Stalmaster.[1] His father was the first person of Jewish descent as well as the youngest person appointed to the District Court of Nebraska.[2] He was also active in the local Jewish community serving as president of the Omaha B'nai Brith.[3] Stalmaster attended Dundee Elementary School in Midtown Omaha.[1] In 1938, his family moved to Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills, California
where he attended Beverly Hills High School.[4] He overcame his shyness by acting in high school and college.[1] After serving in the U.S. Army, he received a degree in Theater Arts from UCLA.[4] Career[edit] After school, Stalmaster got his first job in show business as an actor, appearing in the war movies The Steel Helmet
The Steel Helmet
(1951) and The Flying Leathernecks (1951). He also acted in the TV series Big Town but soon became involved in the casting department of the same show. Stalmaster established himself quickly as a solid casting director, finding steady work in both television and motion pictures. The name Lynn Stalmaster became well known especially to cinema-goers of the 1970s, when he was credited with casting more than 60 movies of the decade, among them; Fiddler on the Roof, Harold and Maude, The Cowboys, Deliverance, Rollerball, Silver Streak, Black Sunday, Coming Home, Convoy, The Rose, Superman and Being There. Stalmaster was also responsible for casting TV-shows like Combat!, Gunsmoke, The Untouchables as well as Academy Award
Academy Award
winning movies In the Heat of the Night, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Right Stuff and Brian De Palma's 1987 motion picture version of The Untouchables. He is the older brother of actor Hal Stalmaster, who played the title role in the 1957 Walt Disney
Walt Disney
film Johnny Tremain, a young silversmith in the American Revolution. In 2016, he received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Filmography as casting director (partial list)[edit]

I Want to Live!, 1958 Judgment at Nuremberg,1961 Two for the Seesaw, 1962 A Child Is Waiting, 1963 Toys in the Attic, 1963 Lady in a Cage, 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid, 1964 The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965 The Hallelujah Trail, 1965 A Rage to Live, 1965 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, 1966 The Fortune Cookie, 1966 Return of the Seven, 1966 In the Heat of the Night, 1967 Hour of the Gun, 1967 Fitzwilly, 1967 The Scalphunters, 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968 The Killing of Sister George, 1968 The Stalking Moon, 1968 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, 1969 The April Fools, 1969 The Bridge at Remagen, 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, 1969 Viva Max, 1969 Too Late the Hero, 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, 1970 Monte Walsh, 1970 Lawman, 1971 Valdez Is Coming, 1971 The Grissom Gang, 1971 Fiddler on the Roof, 1971 Harold and Maude, 1971 The Cowboys, 1972 Pocket Money, 1972 The Wrath of God, 1972 Deliverance, 1972 Junior Bonner, 1972 Jeremiah Johnson, 1972 The New Centurions, 1972 The Mechanic, 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972 Lolly-Madonna XXX, 1973 Scorpio, 1973 The Iceman Cometh, 1973 The Last Detail, 1973 Sleeper, 1973 Cinderella Liberty, 1973 Rhinoceros, 1974 Billy Two Hats, 1974 Conrack, 1974 Mandingo, 1975 Rollerball, 1975 Silver Streak, 1976 Bound for Glory, 1976 Black Sunday, 1977 New York, New York, 1977 "The other side of Midnight (1977 film)", 1977 Coming Home, 1978 The Fury, 1978 Foul Play, 1978 Go Tell the Spartans, 1978 Convoy, 1978 Superman, 1978 Being There, 1979 Stir Crazy, 1980 Caveman, 1981 Airplane II: The Sequel, 1982


^ a b c The Jewish Press (Omaha): "Hollywood insiders return Home for Jewish Reunion" by Sherrie Saag July 30, 2014 ^ The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: "Young Jewish Lawyer appointed Judge of Dist. Court, Nebraska" April 27, 1928 - Page 17 ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Stalmaster is Appointed Judge in Nebraska Court" April 17, 1928 ^ a b Oscar Biographies: "Lynn Stalmaster" retrieved July 22, 2017

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Lynn Stalmaster on IMDb Lynn Stalmaster interview video at the Archive of American Television

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Academy Honorary Award


Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
/ Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1928) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1932) Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
(1934) D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(1935) The March of Time
The March of Time
/ W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson (1936) Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
/ W. Howard Greene / Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Film Library / Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett
(1937) J. Arthur Ball / Walt Disney
Walt Disney
/ Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
and Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
/ Gordon Jennings, Jan Domela, Devereaux Jennings, Irmin Roberts, Art Smith, Farciot Edouart, Loyal Griggs, Loren L. Ryder, Harry D. Mills, Louis Mesenkop, Walter Oberst / Oliver T. Marsh and Allen Davey / Harry Warner
Harry Warner
(1938) Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
/ Judy Garland
Judy Garland
/ William Cameron Menzies / Motion Picture Relief Fund (Jean Hersholt, Ralph Morgan, Ralph Block, Conrad Nagel)/ Technicolor Company (1939) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Nathan Levinson (1940) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company / Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski
and his associates / Rey Scott / British Ministry of Information (1941) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
/ Noël Coward
Noël Coward
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1942) George Pal
George Pal
(1943) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Margaret O'Brien
Margaret O'Brien
(1944) Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, and the Republic Studio Sound Department / Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ The House I Live In / Peggy Ann Garner (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch
/ Claude Jarman Jr. (1946) James Baskett
James Baskett
/ Thomas Armat, William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor
George Kirke Spoor
/ Bill and Coo / Shoeshine (1947) Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
/ Sid Grauman
Sid Grauman
/ Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(1948) Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
/ Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
/ Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
/ The Bicycle Thief (1949) Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer
/ George Murphy
George Murphy
/ The Walls of Malapaga (1950)


Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
/ Rashomon
(1951) Merian C. Cooper
Merian C. Cooper
/ Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
/ George Mitchell / Joseph M. Schenck / Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1952) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / Bell & Howell Company / Joseph Breen / Pete Smith (1953) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company / Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
/ Kemp Niver / Greta Garbo / Jon Whiteley
Jon Whiteley
/ Vincent Winter / Gate of Hell (1954) Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1955) Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(1956) Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
/ Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson / Charles Brackett / B. B. Kahane (1957) Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(1958) Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
/ Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(1959) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
/ Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
/ Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1960) William L. Hendricks / Fred L. Metzler / Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
(1961) William J. Tuttle
William J. Tuttle
(1964) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1965) Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
/ Y. Frank Freeman
Y. Frank Freeman
(1966) Arthur Freed (1967) John Chambers / Onna White (1968) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1969) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1970) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1971) Charles S. Boren / Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1972) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
/ Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
(1973) Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
/ Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1974) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford


Margaret Booth (1977) Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ King Vidor
King Vidor
/ Museum of Modern Art Department of Film (1978) Hal Elias / Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1979) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(1983) James Stewart
James Stewart
/ National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(1984) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
/ Alex North (1985) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1986) Eastman Kodak
Company / National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
(1988) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1989) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(1990) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1991) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1992) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1993) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1994) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1995) Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd
(1996) Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(1997) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1998) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1999) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Ernest Lehman (2000)


Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2001) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(2002) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2003) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(2004) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2005) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2006) Robert F. Boyle (2007) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Roger Corman
Roger Corman
/ Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
(2009) Kevin Brownlow / Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
/ Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(2010) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
/ Dick Smith (2011) D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
/ Hal Needham
Hal Needham
/ George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
(2012) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
/ Piero Tosi (2013) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
/ Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
/ Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
(2014) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
/ Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2015) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
/ Lynn Stalmaster / Anne V. Coates / Frederick Wiseman (2016) Charles Burnett / Owen Roizman / Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
/ Agnès