Person - Beaudine, William (1892-1970)

Beaudine, William (1892-1970)




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New York  1892-01-15 - 1970-03-18


William Beaudine was an American actor and film director.

He started his career in 1909 with the American Mutoscope and Biography Company. He moved to Kalem Company in 1915. At the age of 23, he directed his first movie: "Almost a king" (1915). He worked for different cinema companies like Goldwyn-Metro, First National Pictures or the Warner Bros. He directed in England during this years movies like "Boys will be boys" (1935) and "Where there's a Will" (1936). He came to bak to USA with some problems to rejoin the big productions business and had to start making comedies, thrillers and melodramas in small production companies. However, he had such a good efficiency that Walt Disney hired him to direct some of his projects during the fifties like "Naked City", "The Green Hornet" and "Lassie". His last two movies were "Billy the kid vs Dracula" and "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter", both in 1966. At the end of the decade, he was the eldest professional in the business.

He died the 18th March 1970 in California due to kidney failure.



Lugar de Nacimiento:

New York in 1892-01-15

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1970-03-18

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

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The Walt Disney Company (Estados Unidos)  ( He/She works for )

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Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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