Abandoned acting and turned to producing and directing after getting a taste of it assistant directing the film Loser Take All (1948).
He and wife Susan Peters adopted a baby boy, Timothy Richard Quine (aka Richard Quine), a little more than a year after Susan's tragic hunting accident. They divorced two years later.
On New Year's Day, 1945, he and wife Susan Peters embarked on a duck hunting trip with Richard's cousin, Tom Quine, and his wife, in the Cuyamaca Mountains near San Diego. Susan accidentally dropped her .22-caliber rifle, and as she bent over to pick it up off the ground it went off. She was left paralyzed from the waist down.
Served in the United States Coast Guard during the war.
Young, earnest MGM actor during WWII who started in vaudeville as a child and was a young radio singer for a time.
Met fellow MGM contract player Susan Peters on the set of the film Tish (1942). They became engaged during the filming of their second movie together, Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942).
He reportedly killed himself because he was not able to make the kind of light comedy films he wanted to make.
Father, with Barbara Bushman, of daughters Katherine Quine and Victoria Quine.
Contract director at Columbia in 1948. He left Columbia for three years, then came back in 1951 and stayed there until 1960.
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