Person - LeRoy, Mervyn (1900-1987)

LeRoy, Mervyn (1900-1987)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

LeRoy, Mervyn (1900-1987)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

San Francisco (California, Estados Unidos)  1900-10-15 - 1987-09-13

History:

US actor, producer, and film director. In 1927 he began his career as a director with the film "No Place to Go." In 1928 he directed his first great success, "Harold Teen". That same year he filmed his first sound movie, "Naughty Baby". In 1931 he shot "Little Caesar", whose success gave him a great reputation, becoming one of the best directors of the time. During the 30s, several of his films dealt with social problems, such as "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932). In 1939, after the death of Irving Thalberg (1899-1936), he became the president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, producing that same year "The Wizard of Oz". In the 40s he directed "Johnny Eager" (1941), "Random Harvest" (1942), and "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo" (1944). After the decline of the film studio system in 1950, he founded his own production company. Some of his works as director are "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933), "I Found Stella Parish" (1935), and "Little Women" (1949).

Occupations

Profession (carried on by):

Actors

Profession (carried on by):

Film producers

Profession (carried on by):

Film directors

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

San Francisco (California, Estados Unidos) in 1900-10-15

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos) in 1987-09-13

Subjects

Gender:

Varón

Related Authorities

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

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External Links

Recurso web:

IMDb

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a

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