by HFPA August 7, 2013

Eighteen Golden Globe nominations, 2 wins, 3 Special Awards –-- the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored the work of the late Stanley Kramer during his lifetime.

Now the producer, director and writer's life and highly influential work will be celebrated again.

A series of his films will be screened from August 9 until September 29, 2013, which would have been Stanley Kramer’s 100th birthday. The series, entitled “Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial,” will be presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic Film Program.

Among the Kramer films in the series are classics such as Nigh Noon (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Wild One (1954), The Defiant Ones (1958), Ship of Fools (1965).

Celebrity guests expected at the opening night invitation-only reception include Sidney Poitier, Mickey Rooney, Theodore Bikel, Larry King and Stanley Kramer’s widow Karen Sharpe Kramer, who won a Golden Globe Award as Newcomer of the Year for her role in The High and Mighty, 1955.

The opening night will feature the World Premiere screening of 1951's  newly restored Death of a Salesman, directed by Laslo Benedek, produced by Stanley Kramer, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Arthur Miller.  The restoration of the film was made possible by funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Among the Stanley Kramer films in the series are Hollywood Classics such as Nigh Noon (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Wild One (1954), The Defiant Ones (1958), Ship of Fools (1965).

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