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Also Known As: Died: April 22, 2009
Born: August 10, 1914 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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1942:
Worked as camera assistant with Verity Films
1943:
Short film co-directing debut, "London - 1942"
1945:
Documentary feature film directing debut, "Make Fruitful the Land"
1946:
Joined Gainsborough films as a director
1947:
Feature directing debut, "Holiday Camp"
1952:
First film with Walt Disney, "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men"
1960:
Directed one of the Disney's biggest live-action hits of the era, "Swiss Family Robinson"
1962:
Credited as a co-director on Darryl F. Zanuck's epic 1962 D-day drama "The Longest Day"
1966:
Shared an Oscar with Jack Davies for their original screenplay for "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines"
1968:
Directed Robert Wagner in the crime comedy "The Biggest Bundle of Them All"
1988:
Last completed film was "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking"
2001:
Published autobiography, <i>So You Wanna Be a Director?</i>

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