It's Good to Be Alive 47 years old

It's Good to Be Alive

This movie details the struggles of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella to adapt to life in a wheelchair following his crippling automobile accident in 1959. Cinematographer Ted Voigtlander was Emmy-nominated.

Credits

Joe De Santis
Joe De Santis

Roy Campanella's Father

Ramon Bieri
Ramon Bieri

Walter O'Malley

Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee

Ruth Campanella

Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield

Roy Campanella

Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.

Sam Brockington

Len Lesser
Len Lesser

Man at Accident

It's Good to Be Alive Cast

Name Character
Paul Winfield He was 34, 64 years old when he died as Roy Campanella
Lloyd Gough He was 66, 76 years old when he died as Surgeon
Ruby Dee She was 51, 91 years old when she died as Ruth Campanella
Louis Gossett, Jr. He was 37, now 85 years old as Sam Brockington
Ramon Bieri He was 44, 71 years old when he died as Walter O'Malley
Len Lesser He was 51, 88 years old when he died as Man at Accident
Ketty Lester She was 39, now 87 years old as Roy Campanella's Mother
Joe De Santis He was 64, 80 years old when he died as Roy Campanella's Father
Eric Woods He was 81, now 128 years old as Roy Campanella as a Boy
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard He was 49, 56 years old when he died as Stymie
Julian Burton He was 41, 73 years old when he died as Dr. Rusk

It's Good to Be Alive Crew

Name Department
Phil Abramson as Set Decoration. He was 40 (54) years old when He died Art
Rodger Maus as Art Direction. He was 41 (84) years old when He died Art
John A. Martinelli as Editor. Editing
Ted Voigtländer as Director of Photography. Camera
Michael Landon as Director. He was 37 (54) years old when He died Directing
Michel Legrand as Original Music Composer. He was 41 (86) years old when He died Sound
Steve Gethers as Teleplay. Writing
Roy Campanella as Novel. He was 52 (71) years old when He died Writing
Gerald I. Isenberg as Producer. Production
Ruby Ford as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Eddie Foy III as Casting. He was 39 (83) years old when He died Production
It's Good to Be Alive poster
It's Good to Be Alive (47 years)

  • Release day: Friday, February 22, 1974
  • Runtime: 100 minutes