Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.wikipedia
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Stanley Kramer

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.
Among the subjects covered in his films were racism (in The Defiant Ones and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), nuclear war (in On the Beach), greed (in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), creationism vs. evolution (in Inherit the Wind) and the causes and effects of fascism (in Judgment at Nuremberg).

Spencer Tracy

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
It was for Kramer that he made his last film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1967, completed just 17 days before his death.

Sidney Poitier

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
He continued to break ground in three successful 1967 films, each dealing with issues of race and race relations: To Sir, with Love; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night, making him the top box-office star of that year.

Katharine Hepburn

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
The partnership began with Woman of the Year (1942), continued with Adam's Rib (1949), both being "battle of the sexes" romantic comedies, and concluded with the race-issue drama Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), also starring Sidney Poitier; Tracy died shortly after the movie's filming.

Katharine Houghton

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It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
She portrayed Joanna "Joey" Drayton, a white American woman who brings home her black American fiancé to meet her parents, in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Cecil Kellaway

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Luck of the Irish (1948) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

William Rose (screenwriter)

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose.
He also provided scripts for Hollywood studios, earning several Academy Award nominations for his scriptwriting and winning the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Beah Richards

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Richards was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1968, as well as winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for her guest roles in the television series Frank's Place in 1988 and The Practice in 2000.

National Film Registry

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In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Frank De Vol

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The film's Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank De Vol.
De Vol wrote the scores for many Hollywood movies, receiving Academy Award nominations for four of them: Pillow Talk (1959), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), Cat Ballou (1965) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

Alexandra Hay

Her career continued with small roles in the 1967 movies Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and The Ambushers.

Isabel Sanford

Mrs. Sanford's role in "The Amen Corner" led to her being cast in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Virginia Christine

One of her most notable roles was as Hilary St. George, the bigoted co-worker of the Katharine Hepburn character in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

D'Urville Martin

Born in New York City, Martin began his career in the mid-1960s and soon appeared in prominent films such as Black Like Me and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Barbara Randolph

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She continued to work as an actress, taking the part of Dorothy in the 1967 movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Academy Award for Best Actress

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David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor

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Guess Who (film)

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The 2005 film Guess Who starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac is a loose remake, styled as a comedy rather than a drama, with the racial roles reversed: Black parents are caught off-guard when their daughter brings home the young white man she has chosen to marry.
It is a loose remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about a black man marrying a white woman.