Clem Beauchamp

Birthday:

08/26/1898

Place of birth:

Bloomfield, Iowa, USA:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clement Hoyt "Clem" Beauchamp (August 26, 1898 – November 14, 1992), also known as Jerry Drew in his 20s and early 30s acting career, first worked as a second unit director in 1935, netting the Academy Award for Best Assistant Director for his work on The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. He was nominated in the same category the following year for The Last of the Mohicans. Born in Bloomfield, Iowa, Beauchamp was one of two sons of Charles and Ula Beauchamp. His father was a druggist. The family later moved to Denver, Colorado and then to Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents divorced, his mother took her sons to Los Angeles, California where Beauchamp started working in motion pictures at age 16 as a stuntman. His first known film is Stupid, But Brave. He would later appear in The Painted Desert, sharing screen time with Clark Gable and William Boyd. In 1933, he appeared in the W.C. Fields comedy International House, in a non-credited part as a newsreel cameraman. Beauchamp had a short-lived marriage to actress and comedian Anita Garvin, who is best remembered for the eleven films she made with comedians Laurel and Hardy. In 1935, he married script girl Sydney Hein. He went on to work on several Tarzan and Dick Tracy movies, eventually becoming a production manager. In this capacity, he worked on such films as Fred Zinnemann's The Men (1950) and High Noon (1952), Death of a Salesman (1951) and most of Stanley Kramer's best work, including The Defiant Ones (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). He later worked on Blake Edwards' The Great Race (1965) and William A. Graham's Waterhole No. 3 (1967). He was also the production manager on The Adventures of Superman television series, starring George Reeves. Beauchamp told The Literary Digest his name was pronounced "Bo-shawm, both syllables accented alike." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)



Credits

No More Ladies (1935)
Drunk
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Third Jellybean (uncredited)
Look Out Below (1929)
Jerry, the drunk (as Jerry Drew)
Power (1928)
The Menace (as Jerry Drew)
Jungle Heat (1927)
Hot Lightning (1927)
Cyril - the Hotel Manager
Paths to Paradise (1925)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Production Manager
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Production Manager
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Production Manager
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Production Manager
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
Production Manager
High Noon (1952)
Production Supervisor
My Six Convicts (1952)
Production Manager
Death of a Salesman (1951)
Production Manager
Massacre River (1949)
Assistant Director
Champion (1949)
Production Manager
Ding Dong Williams (1946)
Assistant Director
George White's Scandals (1945)
Assistant Director
Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
Assistant Director
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Set Decoration
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Assistant Director
The Falcon's Brother (1942)
Assistant Director
The Big Street (1942)
Assistant Director
Unexpected Uncle (1941)
Assistant Director
The Gay Falcon (1941)
Assistant Director
Westward Ho-Hum (1941)
Director
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Assistant Director
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
Assistant Director
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Assistant Director
Listen Lena (1927)
Director