Died Today (July 5th): Director Leo McCarey

leomccareyBorn: October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Died: July 5, 1969 (age 72) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Leo McCarey: Born in Los Angeles in 1896, McCarey began his career as an assistant director and helming shorts. At this time, he was responsible for the first on-screen pairing of Laurel and Hardy.

Excelling in the comedy genre, he worked with stars from the Marx Brothers to W.C. Fields; Leo later focused on more socially-conscious material.

Nominated for eight Oscars, he won three – two for 1945’s Going My Way (Directing and Writing), and Best Director for 1938’s The Awful Truth. Leo McCarey died in 1969.

An Affair to Remember
dir. McCarey
Deborah Kerr
Duck SoupDuck Soup
dir. McCarey
The Marx Bros
The Awful TruthThe Awful Truth
dir. McCarey
Irene Dunne



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