Mervyn LeRoy
American film director
Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy was an American film director, film producer and sometime actor.
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Good Morning, Buffalo - Buffalo News
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... back up in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. Leading off the new lineup is one of the great Hollywood musical spectacles, "Gold Diggers of 1933," directed by Mervyn LeRoy and choreographed in high Art Deco style by Busby Berkeley
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Carole Lombard Movie Schedule: MR. AND MRS. SMITH, VIGIL IN THE NIGHT, IN NAME ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravet, Ralph Bellamy. BW-80 mins. 11:30 AM LADY BY CHOICE (1934) To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother. Dir: David Burton. Cast: Carole Lombard, May Robson,
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Sybil Jason Dead at 83: Warner Bros.' Answer to Shirley Temple in the '30s - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Among those were co-star Glenda Farrell in Michael Curtiz's Little Big Shot (1935), a crime comedy-drama co-written by future producer Jerry Wald (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda) and future Casablanca co-screenwriter Julius J. Epstein; Mervyn LeRoy's
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Joan Blondell Movie Schedule: STAND-IN, CRY HAVOC, KONA COAST - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland. BW-63 mins. 8:30 AM CENTRAL PARK (1932) Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters. Dir: John G. Adolfi
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Ann Dvorak Pt.4: Warner Bros. Co-Stars, THREE ON A MATCH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Could you tell us a little about that film, and about Dvorak's relationship with director Mervyn LeRoy, and fellow players Joan Blondell and Bette Davis? Three on a Match is a compact and gritty pre-Code gem. At sixty-three minutes running time,
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Ann Dvorak Movie Schedule: THREE ON A MATCH, OUR VERY OWN, COLLEGE COACH - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Another cool Ann Dvorak performance is her drug addict in Mervyn LeRoy's Three on a Match (1932), which features a great cast that includes Warren William, Joan Blondell, and a pre-stardom Bette Davis. Never, ever light three cigarettes using the same
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Tizway looks for second straight win at the Whitney Handicap - The Saratogian
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Another Grade 1 winner in the Whitney is Rail Trip, who captured the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2009 and added graded scores in the Mervyn LeRoy and Californian. Continued... Rodman comes off a second to Tizway in the Metropolitan and third to Flat Out in
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This Week On DVD/BD: A Double Dose of John Belushi on Blu - The Morton Report
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Finally this week, Warner Archive adds six films starring Clark Gable to their MOD collection, including William Wellman's Across The Wide Missouri, Victor Fleming's Adventure, Mervyn LeRoy's Any Number Can Play, Jack Conway's The Hucksters,
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ARD zeigt Yildirims gelungenes Drama „Chiko“ - Hannoversche Allgemeine
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Der Regieneuling musste sich in seinem 2008 erschienen Kinofilm mit Größen des internationalen Films wie Mervyn LeRoy („Der kleine Caesar“), Raoul Walsh ( „Maschinenpistolen“) oder Brian DePalma („Scarface“) vergleichen lassen
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“Some Like It Hot” (Blu-ray) (Four Stars) - Movie City News
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When he played the lecherous, sneaky but somewhat cowardy Ensign Pulver for John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy in the 1955 Mister Roberts, in his first Oscar-winning performance, Lemmon had already established most of the basic Lemmon character and style
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FBI contra el imperio del crimen (1959), dirigida por Mervyn LeRoy, como homenaje a la figura de J. Edgar Hoover. En la película, Dillinger "Baby Face" Nelson y Ma Baker efectuaron su última aparición cinematográfica durante la década de los 50,
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Your Morning Call Sheet: Netflix Blues, More Spider-Man, Shatnerpalooza, and a ... - Big Hollywood
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Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Gage Clarke, Jesse White, Joan Croyden. C-129 mins, TV-PG, CC Technically this broadcasts on Saturday morning, but you know what I mean. Other than a rather silly ending, this is one superb and superbly scripted and acted
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Ein Violinkonzert, das einmal Filmmusik war: Korngolds Violinkonzert im ... - ORF.at
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Nach Musik für 19 Hollywoodfilmen und zwei Oskarauszeichnungen (für die Musik zu "Anthony Adverse" / "Ein rastloses Leben" - Mervyn LeRoy, 1936 und für die Filmmusik zu "The Adventures Of Robin Hood", Michael Curtiz 1938) komponierte Korngold in den
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Del Mar: Foot abscess may keep Crown of Thorns out of San Diego Handicap - Daily Racing Form
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Crown of Thorns, the winner of the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap in May, but only seventh after a troubled trip in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs last month, may miss the $200000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on July 30 because
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Belmont Park: Rob N Gin Stakes looks like Saratoga prep - Daily Racing Form
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Sangaree has started 20 times, all on synthetic tracks, including three straight runner-up finishes at Hollywood Park last year in the Mervyn LeRoy, Californian, and Triple Bend. “You just don't know how that's going to translate to turf, but he should
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mervyn LeRoy
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 86
    Died on September 13, 1987.
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  • 1965
    Age 64
    LeRoy retired in 1965 and wrote his autobiography, Take One, in 1974.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 59
    On February 8, 1960, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street, for his contributions to the motion pictures industry.
    More Details Hide Details A fan of thoroughbred horse racing, Mervyn LeRoy was a founding investor in Hollywood Park Racetrack and a member of the track's board of directors from 1941 until his death in 1987. In partnership with father-in-law, Harry Warner, he operated a racing stable, W-L Ranch Co., during the 1940s/50s. His son, Warner LeRoy, became a well-known restaurateur.
  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 45
    In 1946, he married Katherine Spiegel, who was his wife until his death.
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    In addition, he received an honorary Oscar in 1946 for The House I Live In, "for tolerance short subject", and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details A total of eight movies Mervyn LeRoy directed or co-directed were nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, one of the highest numbers among all directors.
  • 1943
    Age 42
    He was nominated in 1943 for Best Director for Random Harvest, and also in 1940 as the producer of The Wizard of Oz.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1938
    Age 37
    In 1938 he was chosen as head of production at MGM, where he was responsible for the decision to make The Wizard of Oz.
    More Details Hide Details He was responsible for discovering Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and Lana Turner. In the 1950s, LeRoy directed such musicals as Lovely to Look At, Million Dollar Mermaid, Latin Lovers and Rose Marie. He moved to Warner Brothers, where he was responsible for such famous films as Mister Roberts, The Bad Seed, No Time for Sergeants, The FBI Story and Gypsy.
  • 1934
    Age 33
    In 1934, he married Doris Warner, the daughter of Warner Bros. founder, Harry Warner. The couple had one son, Warner LeRoy and one daughter (Linda LeRoy Janklow). The marriage ended in divorce in 1942.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 26
    LeRoy married three times and had many relationships with Hollywood actresses. He was first married to Elizabeth Edna Murphy in 1927, which ended in divorce in 1933.
    More Details Hide Details During their separation, LeRoy dated Ginger Rogers, but they ended the relationship and stayed lifelong friends.
    His first directing job was in 1927's No Place to Go.
    More Details Hide Details When his movies made lots of money without costing too much, he became well received in the movie business. He directed two key films which launched Edward G. Robinson into major stardom, the Oscar-nominated critique of tabloid journalism Five Star Final (1931), and the classic gangster film Little Caesar (1931). From that point forward, LeRoy would be responsible for a diverse variety of films as a director and producer.
  • 1923
    Age 22
    LeRoy worked in costumes, processing labs and as a camera assistant until he became a gag writer and actor in silent films, including The Ten Commandments in 1923.
    More Details Hide Details LeRoy credits Ten Commandments director, Cecil B. DeMille, for inspiring him to become a director: "As the top director of the era, DeMille had been the magnet that had drawn me to his set as often as I could go." Leroy also credits DeMille for teaching him the directing techniques required to make his own films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 5
    LeRoy was born in San Francisco, to Jewish parents Edna (née Armer) and Harry LeRoy. His family was financially ruined by the 1906 earthquake. (His paternal grandfather owned a successful San Francisco department store that was destroyed in the quake; the store was heavily insured, but the insurance company went bankrupt in the aftermath of the earthquake.) To make money, young Mervyn sold newspapers and entered talent shows as a singer.
    More Details Hide Details Through this he worked his way into vaudeville. When his act broke up, he and his cousin, Jesse Lasky, went to Hollywood.
  • 1900
    Born
    Born on October 15, 1900.
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