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FactServed in the United States Coast Guard during the war.

The White Masai (German: Die weiße Massai) is a 2005 German film directed by Hermine Huntgeburth. It is based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Corinne Hofmann.

The film tells the true story of a young Swiss woman, Corinne, who falls in love with a Kenyan warrior, Lketinga, and moves to live with him in his remote village in the African bush. Despite the differences in their cultures and lifestyles, the two are determined to make their relationship work.

However, when Corinne becomes pregnant, she realizes that she can no longer live in Lketinga’s world and decides to return to her own life in Switzerland. The film explores the challenges and difficulties of intercultural relationships, as well as the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Corinne Hofmann was born in 1961 in Bern, Switzerland. She grew up in a middle-class family with two sisters. Her father was a bank manager and her mother was a housewife.

Hofmann’s early education was in Switzerland. She later studied languages and literature at the University of Zurich.

In 1980, at the age of 19, Hofmann traveled to Kenya on a study abroad program. It was there that she met Lketinga, a young Maasai warrior. The two fell in love and decided to get married.

Hofmann moved to live with Lketinga in his remote village in the African bush. The couple had two children together.

Despite the challenges of living in a foreign culture, Hofmann remained in Kenya for several years. However, when she became pregnant with her third child, she realized that she could no longer live in Lketinga’s world and decided to return to her own life in Switzerland.

The film explores the challenges and difficulties of intercultural relationships, as well as the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

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1Contract director at Columbia in 1948. He left Columbia for three years, then came back in 1951 and stayed there until 1960.
2Father, with Barbara Bushman, of daughters Katherine Quine and Victoria Quine.
3He reportedly killed himself because he was not able to make the kind of light comedy films he wanted to make.
4Met 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).
5Young, earnest MGM actor during WWII who started in vaudeville as a child and was a young radio singer for a time.
6Served in the United States Coast Guard during the war.
7On 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.
8He 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.
9Abandoned acting and turned to producing and directing after getting a taste of it assistant directing the film Leather Gloves (1948).




McCoy1975TV Series 2 episodes
The Specialists1975TV Movie
Hec Ramsey1974TV Series 1 episode
Columbo1972-1973TV Series 3 episodes
Catch-221973TV Movie
The Moonshine War1970
A Talent for Loving1969
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad1967
The Jean Arthur Show1966TV Series 2 episodes
How to Murder Your Wife1965
Sex and the Single Girl1964
Paris When It Sizzles1964
The Notorious Landlady1962
The World of Suzie Wong1960
Strangers When We Meet1960
It Happened to Jane1959
Bell Book and Candle1958
Operation Mad Ball1957
Full of Life1956
The Solid Gold Cadillac1956
My Sister Eileen1955
So This Is Paris1954
The Mickey Rooney Show1954TV Series 1 episode
The Ford Television Theatre1952-1954TV Series 3 episodes
Drive a Crooked Road1954
General Electric Theater1953TV Series 1 episode
Cruisin' Down the River1953
Siren of Bagdad1953
All Ashore1953
Castle in the Air1952
Sound Off1952
Purple Heart Diary1951
Sunny Side of the Street1951
Woo-Woo Blues1951Short
The Awful Sleuth1951Short
Foy Meets Girl1950Short
A Slip and a Miss1950Short
Leather Gloves1948
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu1980uncredited
The Prisoner of Zenda1979
Project U.F.O.1978TV Series 1 episode


Original: Do Not Project1972Father Dimension
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1960Narrator (uncredited)
Castle in the Air1952Opening Narrator / Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
The Flying Missile1950Amn. Hank Weber (uncredited)
He's a Cockeyed Wonder1950Actor in Drive-In Movie (uncredited)
Rookie Fireman1950Johnny Truitt
No Sad Songs for Me1950Brownie
The Clay Pigeon1949Ted Niles
Command Decision1948Major George Rockton
Words and Music1948Ben Feiner Jr.
The Cockeyed Miracle1946Howard Bankson
We've Never Been Licked1943Brad Craig
The Rear Gunner1943ShortPilot with Sun Glasses (uncredited)
Stand by for Action1942Ensign Lindsay
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant1942Dr. Dennis Lindsey
For Me and My Gal1942Danny Hayden (uncredited)
My Sister Eileen1942Frank Lippincott
Tish1942Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
Babes on Broadway1941Morton Hammond
King of the Underworld1939Medical Student (uncredited)
Dinky1935Jackie Shaw
A Dog of Flanders1935Pieter Vanderkloot
Life Returns1935Mickey
Little Men1934Ned
Wednesday's Child1934Bobby's Antagonistic Buddy (uncredited)
Jane Eyre1934John Reed
Counsellor at Law1933Richard Dwight Jr.
The World Changes1933Richard, as a Boy (uncredited)


He Laughed Last1956story
My Sister Eileen1955screenplay
Bring Your Smile Along1955story
The Mickey Rooney ShowTV Series based on characters created by - 11 episodes, 1954 - 1955 characters - 7 episodes, 1954 writer - 2 episodes, 1954
Drive a Crooked Road1954adaptation
Cruisin' Down the River1953writer
All Ashore1953writer
Castle in the Air1952
Sound Off1952


Sex and the Single Girl1964"Sex And The Single Girl"
Paris When It Sizzles1964lyrics: "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower"
Don't Knock the Twist1962writer: "Going Steady With a Dream", "Strangers When We Meet" - uncredited
Strangers When We Meet1960lyrics: "Strangers When We Meet"
It Happened to Jane1959lyrics: "Be Prepared"
Juke Box Rhythm1959writer: "Juke Box Jamboree"
Gunman's Walk1958"I'm A Runaway"
Going Steady1958lyrics: "Going Steady with a Dream"
Operation Mad Ball1957lyrics: "Mad Ball"
Babes on Broadway1941performer: "Anything Can Happen in New York", "Bombshell from Brazil" - uncredited


The Jean Arthur Show1966TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Paris When It Sizzles1964producer
The Notorious Landlady1962producer
Strangers When We Meet1960producer
It Happened to Jane1959producer
Leather Gloves1948producer

Music Department

The Jean Arthur Show1966TV Series composer - 1 episode


This Is Your Life1984TV SeriesHimself
Shooting the Moonshine War1970Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Director5th place.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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