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|Also Known As:||Norman Zenos Mcleod,Norman Mcleod||Died:||January 27, 1964|
|Born:||September 20, 1898||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Grayling, Michigan, USA||Profession:||Director ... director assistant director animator gagwriter|
Former animator who directed several memorable comedies, most notably the Marx Brothers classics "Monkey Business" (1931) and "Horse Feathers" (1932). "He was a very nice guy and a fairly good director," said Groucho Marx, "but no genius."
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Norman Zenos McLeod (b. September 20, 1898, Grayling, Michigan - d. January 27, 1964, Hollywood, California) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. He is considered one of the best directors of comedy films of all time. McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance in 1928, Monkey Business in 1931, Horse Feathers in 1932, Topper in 1938, and Merrily We Live in 1938. Other memorable work from McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W.C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in France during World War I. He was married to Evelyn Ward. He died, aged 65, following a stroke. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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