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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 8, 1975|
|Born:||December 18, 1904||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Oakland, California, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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First appearance on stage at Alcazar Theater in San Francisco in "Sappho"
Became actor and stage manager for father's theatrical company
Moved to Hollywood; began working as assistant and second cameraman
First film as cameraman, "The White Sheep"
Joined Hal Roach as cameraman and scriptwriter for Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang, and Harry Langdon comedy shorts
Directed first two-reel comedies for Roach
First film as director, "Ladies Past"
Directed shorts for Universal and RKO
Directed first feature film, "The Cohens and the Kellys in Trouble"
Producing debut, "Vivacious Lady"
Joined US Army Signal Corps and became head of Special Motion Pictures Unit
Formed Liberty Films with William Wyler, Frank Capra and Samuel J. Briskin
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