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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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1917:
Served in sudent Army Training Corps
1919:
Hired as stage manager in Chicago for "The Better 'Ole"
1919:
Became a Broadway stage manager, first for Edgar Selwyn organization, then for the Shuberts
1922:
General manager and actor with the Lyceum Players (Rochester, New York) where he made stage directing debut
1925:
Broadway directorial debut, credited as co-stager of "Antonia"
1926:
Enjoyed first success as a Broadway director with "The Great Gatsby"
1929:
Went to Hollywood under contract to Paramount and earned first screen credit, as dialogue director for "River of Romance"
1930:
First film as co-director (with Cyril Gardner), "Grumpy"
1931:
Solo film directing debut, "The Tarnished Lady"
1932:
Put under contract by RKO
1932:
First film with Katharine Hepburn, "A Bill of Divorcement"
1933:
Loaned to MGM for "Dinner at Eight"
1933:
Directed Hepburn in "Little Women"; received first Best Director Oscar nomination
1935:
Signed contract with MGM
1936:
Helmed both "Camille" with Greta Garbo and "Romeo and Juliet" with Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard
1938:
Guided Hepburn and Cary Grant through "Holiday", an engaging adaptation of Philip Barry's romantic comedy
1939:
Directed an all-star cast in "The Women"
1939:
Did uncredited tests for "The Wizard of Oz"
1939:
Was fired from "Gone with the Wind"
1940:
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
1941:
Directed Garbo in her final screen appearance in "Two-Faced Woman"
1942:
Enlisted in Army Signal Corps at age of 43; honorably discharged a year later and returned to MGM
1944:
Helmed "Gaslight", a thriller starring Ingrid Bergman (in an Oscar-winning performance), Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury
1947:
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
1949:
Helmed "Adam's Rib", which teamed Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
1950:
Guided Judy Holiday to a Best Actress Oscar in "Born Yesterday"; received fourth Best Director nomination
1952:
Again directed Holiday in "The Marrying Kind"
1952:
Reunited with Tracy and Hepburn for "Pat and Mike"
1954:
Last film with Holiday, "It Should Happen to You"
1954:
Made first color film, "A Star Is Born", teaming Judy Garland and James Mason
1957:
Helmed the musical "Les Girls", with Gene Kelly and Mitzi Gaynor
1960:
Directed Marilyn Monroe in "Let's Make Love"
1962:
Signed to direct Marilyn Monroe in "Something's Got to Give"; film never completed
1964:
Won Best Director Oscar for helming "My Fair Lady", starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn; last film for five years
1969:
Returned to features as director of "Justine", adapted from one of Lawrence Durrell's novels that comprised "The Alexandria Quartet"
1972:
Helmed "Travels with My Aunt"; star Maggie Smith garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1975:
First TV-movie, "Love Among the Ruins" (ABC), starring Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier; won Emmy Award
1976:
Went to Russia to direct the first Soviet-US co-production, the misguided "The Blue Bird", starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Jane Fonda
1979:
Final TV-movie, a remake of "The Corn Is Green" (CBS) starring Katharine Hepburn
1981:
Final feature film, "Rich and Famous"

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