|Also Known As: ||
||May 29, 1957
||July 22, 1889
||Cause of Death:
||committed suicide by drowning
||West Midlands, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
||Doris Zinkeisen. Costume designer, art director. She and Whale were engaged for a brief period in the 1920s, but called off the wedding and remained lifelong friends thereafter.
||David Lewis. Producer. Worked as an associate producer at RKO (1933-34) and at MGM (1935-37); became a full producer at Warner Bros. (1938-43) and served as such on several films at Paramount in 1944; later produced several films independently for various studios between 1945 and 1957; he and Whale met in 1929, they lived together c. 1930-1954 and remained close friends thereafter; Whale's will left one-sixth of his estate to Lewis; died in 1987.
||Pierre Foegel. Met Whale in Paris when the director was traveling abroad c. 1951; Foegel became his chauffeur, housekeeper and traveling companion; moved in with Whale c. 1952; separated; Whale's will left one-sixth of his estate to Foegel.