Morton Da Costa, has spent most of his career associated with Broadway. The founder of the Civic Repertory Theater of Dayton, Ohio, he started out as an actor and in the '40s worked in such Broadway productions as The Skin of Our Teeth. Beginning in 1950, Da Costa became a very successful theatrical director of productions including Auntie Mame and The Music Man. He made his movie directorial debut with the film version of Auntie Mame in 1958 and produced and directed the film version of The Music Man in 1963. He also produced and directed Island of Love (1963).