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Also Known As: William Seiter, William Seiter Died: July 26, 1964
Born: June 10, 1892 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, artist, assistant director

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Former Keystone Cop who graduated to assistant director and screenwriter before making his directorial debut in 1918. Seiter developed into a proficient and prolific technician in a number of genres and was especially adept at light, breezy fare, such as the wonderful Laurel and Hardy romp, "Sons of the Desert" (1933), the underrated Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers vehicle "Roberta" (1935), and the engaging romantic drama, "This is My Affair" (1937). He also helmed the Marx Brothers escapade, "Room Service" (1938) but, like the anarchic trio, was too constrained by the conventional stage original. Formerly married to actresses Laura La Plante and Marian Nixon.

Former Keystone Cop who graduated to assistant director and screenwriter before making his directorial debut in 1918. Seiter developed into a proficient and prolific technician in a number of genres and was especially adept at light, breezy fare, such as the wonderful Laurel and Hardy romp, "Sons of the Desert" (1933), the underrated Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers vehicle "Roberta" (1935), and the engaging romantic drama, "This is My Affair" (1937). He also helmed the Marx Brothers escapade, "Room Service" (1938) but, like the anarchic trio, was too constrained by the conventional stage original. Formerly married to actresses Laura La Plante and Marian Nixon.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Make Haste to Live (1954) Director
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  Champ for a Day (1953) Director
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  The Lady Wants Mink (1953) Director
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  Dear Brat (1951) Director
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  Borderline (1950) Director
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  Up in Central Park (1948) Director
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  One Touch of Venus (1948) Director
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  I'll Be Yours (1947) Director
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  Lover Come Back (1946) Director
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  Little Giant (1946) Director

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Began film career as a Keystone Cop
1919:
First feature as director, "Tangled Threads"

Education

Hudson River Military Academy: -

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wife:
Laura La Plante. Actor. Married in 1926; divorced in 1932.
wife:
Marian Nixon. Actor. Married in 1934.

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