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Also Known As: Died: May 1, 1991
Born: February 24, 1896 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA Profession: Director ...
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Acted in vaudeville, stock and musical comedy
1921:
Arrived in Hollywood as an actor
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Appeared as actor in "Torchy Comedies", "Three O'clock in the Morning", "Burn "em up Barnes", "Flame of Desire"
1923:
Directed first two-reelers
1924:
Directed first feature, "Gold and Grit"
1935:
Signed as a director by MGM
1939:
Was initial director on "The Wizard of Oz"
1967:
Last film before retiring, "The Last Challenge"

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