NORMAN TAUROG, DIRECTOR, DIES; WINNER OF AN OSCAR FOR 'SKIPPY'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Norman Taurog, the film director who won an Academy Award for ''Skippy,'' died yesterday at Eisenhower Medical Center, near his retirement home in Palm Desert. He was 82 years old. Mr. Taurog won an Oscar for ''Skippy,'' starring Jackie Cooper and Robert Coogan, in 1930. Eight years later, he directed one of his most famous films, ''Boys Town,''