Beatrice native Oscar winner remembered nearly 60 years later
By: Lauren Fabrizi
The memorable ‘Parting of the Red Sea’ scene from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 The Ten Commandments helped earn Beatrice native John Fulton an Academy Award nearly 60 years ago.
“Stephen Spielberg is quoted saying it’s some of his best special effects that were ever done,” Jeanelle Kleveland of the Gage County Classic Film Institute said.
Kleveland is one of several committee members with the Gage County Classic Film Institute who will honor F
“My father was a genius really, and he was so humble about it,” Schaefer said in a phone interview. “He never thought what he was doing was all that fantastic.”
The film institute is new to G
“Really interesting how many people even
“I thought it was really great, really special,” she said referring to the film institute’s upcoming event. “I was quite surprised actually they were going to do this.”
Kleveland hopes to show two classic films a year.
The event honoring F