Victor Fleming

Film Director
Born Feb 23, 1889

Victor Lonzo Fleming was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.

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1889 Birth Born on February 23, 1889.


1919 30 Years Old He soon rose to the rank of cinematographer, working with both Dwan and D. W. Griffith, and directed his first film in 1919. … Read More


1932 43 Years Old In 1932, Fleming joined MGM and directed some of the studio's most prestigious films. … Read More


1939 50 Years Old His two most famous films came in 1939, when The Wizard of Oz was closely followed by Gone with the Wind. … Read More
1942 53 Years Old Fleming's 1942 film version of John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat starred Tracy, John Garfield, Hedy Lamarr, and Frank Morgan. … Read More


1949 60 Years Old He died suddenly, while en route to a hospital in Cottonwood, Arizona after suffering a heart attack on January 6, 1949. … Read More
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