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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 24, 1983|
|Born:||July 7, 1899||Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Served in sudent Army Training Corps
Hired as stage manager in Chicago for "The Better 'Ole"
Became a Broadway stage manager, first for Edgar Selwyn organization, then for the Shuberts
General manager and actor with the Lyceum Players (Rochester, New York) where he made stage directing debut
Broadway directorial debut, credited as co-stager of "Antonia"
Enjoyed first success as a Broadway director with "The Great Gatsby"
Went to Hollywood under contract to Paramount and earned first screen credit, as dialogue director for "River of Romance"
First film as co-director (with Cyril Gardner), "Grumpy"
Solo film directing debut, "The Tarnished Lady"
Put under contract by RKO
First film with Katharine Hepburn, "A Bill of Divorcement"
Loaned to MGM for "Dinner at Eight"
Directed Hepburn in "Little Women"; received first Best Director Oscar nomination
Signed contract with MGM
Helmed both "Camille" with Greta Garbo and "Romeo and Juliet" with Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard
Guided Hepburn and Cary Grant through "Holiday", an engaging adaptation of Philip Barry's romantic comedy
Directed an all-star cast in "The Women"
Did uncredited tests for "The Wizard of Oz"
Was fired from "Gone with the Wind"
Reteamed with Hepburn and Grant for another Philip Barry adaptation "The Philadelphia Story"; earned second Academy Award nomination as Best Director; James Stewart received the Best Actor Oscar
Directed Garbo in her final screen appearance in "Two-Faced Woman"
Enlisted in Army Signal Corps at age of 43; honorably discharged a year later and returned to MGM
Helmed "Gaslight", a thriller starring Ingrid Bergman (in an Oscar-winning performance), Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury
Received third Best Director Oscar nod for "A Double Life", a drama about an actor who takes playing Othello a little too close to heart; star Ronald Coleman picked up a Best Actor Oscar
Helmed "Adam's Rib", which teamed Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
Guided Judy Holiday to a Best Actress Oscar in "Born Yesterday"; received fourth Best Director nomination
Again directed Holiday in "The Marrying Kind"
Reunited with Tracy and Hepburn for "Pat and Mike"
Last film with Holiday, "It Should Happen to You"
Made first color film, "A Star Is Born", teaming Judy Garland and James Mason
Helmed the musical "Les Girls", with Gene Kelly and Mitzi Gaynor
Directed Marilyn Monroe in "Let's Make Love"
Signed to direct Marilyn Monroe in "Something's Got to Give"; film never completed
Won Best Director Oscar for helming "My Fair Lady", starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn; last film for five years
Returned to features as director of "Justine", adapted from one of Lawrence Durrell's novels that comprised "The Alexandria Quartet"
Helmed "Travels with My Aunt"; star Maggie Smith garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination
First TV-movie, "Love Among the Ruins" (ABC), starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier; won Emmy Award
Went to Russia to direct the first Soviet-US co-production, the misguided "The Blue Bird", starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Jane Fonda
Final TV-movie, a remake of "The Corn Is Green" (CBS) starring Katharine Hepburn
Final feature film, "Rich and Famous"
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