Mervyn LeRoy

Actor / Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 10/15/1900 († 86, 09/13/1987) | San Francisco, California (United States of America (USA))
Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 – September 13, 1987) was an American film director, film producer and screenplay writer. In his youth he played juvenile roles in vaudeville and silent film comedies. During the 1930s, LeRoy was one of the two great practitioners of economical and effective film directing at Warner Brothers studios, the other his cohort Michael Curtiz. LeRoy's outstanding films of his tenure at Warners include Little Caesar (1931), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) and They Won't Forget (1937). LeRoy left Warners and moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1939 to serve as both director and producer. His most outstanding success was organizing the production of The Wizard of Oz (1939). ()
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Mervyn LeRoy was an American film director, producer, and sometime actor.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Mervyn LeRoy

2x Golden Globe for Best Film Promoting International Understanding Academy Honorary Award Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award National Board of Review Award for Best Film Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Director 3x Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Director

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Movies with Mervyn LeRoy as Actor(14)

as Himself (archive footage)2008 You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
as (archive footage)1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Carl Fisher1924 Broadway After Dark
as The Bellboy1923 Going Up
as George Nelson, Jockey1923 Little Johnny Jones
as Jack Rawlins1923 The Call of the Canyon
as Newsboy1923 Prodigal Daughters
as Extra1922 My American Wife

TV Shows/Series with Mervyn LeRoy as Actor(1)

as himself1952 This Is Your Life

Movies with Mervyn LeRoy as Crew(90)

Directing/Director1965 Moment to Moment
Directing/Director1963 Mary, Mary
Directing/Director1962 Gypsy
Production/Producer1962 Gypsy
Directing/Director1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock
Directing/Director1961 A Majority of One
Directing/Director1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Directing/Director1959 The FBI Story
Directing/Director1958 No Time for Sergeants
Directing/Director1958 Home Before Dark
Directing/Director1956 Toward the Unknown
Directing/Director1956 The Bad Seed
Production/Producer1956 The Bad Seed
Directing/Director1955 Strange Lady in Town
Production/Producer1955 Strange Lady in Town
Directing/Director1955 Mister Roberts
Directing/Director1954 Rose Marie
Directing/Director1953 Latin Lovers
Directing/Director1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Directing/Director1952 Lovely to Look At
Directing/Director1951 Quo Vadis
Directing/Director1949 East Side, West Side
Directing/Director1949 Any Number Can Play
Directing/Director1949 Little Women
Production/Producer1949 Little Women
Directing/Director1948 Homecoming
Directing/Director1947 Desire Me
Directing/Director1946 Without Reservations
Directing/Director1945 The House I Live In
Production/Producer1945 The House I Live In
Directing/Director1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Directing/Director1943 You, John Jones!
Directing/Director1943 Madame Curie
Directing/Director1942 Random Harvest
Directing/Director1941 Unholy Partners
Directing/Director1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Production/Producer1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Directing/Director1941 Johnny Eager
Production/Producer1941 Johnny Eager
Directing/Director1940 Escape
Production/Producer1940 Escape
Directing/Director1940 Waterloo Bridge
Production/Producer1939 The Wizard of Oz
Production/Producer1939 At the Circus
Production/Producer1939 Stand Up and Fight
Production/Producer1938 Dramatic School
Directing/Director1938 Fools for Scandal
Production/Producer1938 Fools for Scandal
Production/Producer1937 The Great Garrick
Directing/Director1937 The King and the Chorus Girl
Production/Producer1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Directing/Director1937 They Won't Forget
Directing/Director1936 Anthony Adverse
Directing/Director1936 Three Men on a Horse
Directing/Director1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China
Directing/Director1935 I Found Stella Parish
Directing/Director1935 Page Miss Glory
Directing/Director1934 Happiness Ahead
Directing/Director1934 Heat Lightning
Directing/Director1934 Hi, Nellie!
Directing/Director1934 Sweet Adeline
Directing/Director1933 The World Changes
Directing/Director1933 Tugboat Annie
Directing/Director1933 Hard to Handle
Directing/Director1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Directing/Director1933 Elmer, the Great
Directing/Director1932 The Heart of New York
Directing/Director1932 Big City Blues
Directing/Director1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Directing/Director1932 High Pressure
Directing/Director1932 Three on a Match
Directing/Director1932 Two Seconds
Directing/Director1931 Broadminded
Directing/Director1931 Little Caesar
Directing/Director1931 Tonight or Never
Directing/Director1931 Gentleman's Fate
Directing/Director1931 Local Boy Makes Good
Directing/Director1931 Five Star Final
Directing/Director1931 Too Young to Marry
Directing/Director1930 Top Speed
Directing/Director1930 Numbered Men
Directing/Director1930 Playing Around
Directing/Director1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Directing/Director1929 Hot Stuff
Directing/Director1929 Little Johnny Jones
Directing/Director1929 Broadway Babies
Directing/Director1928 Oh Kay!
Directing/Director1928 Harold Teen
Directing/Director1928 Naughty Baby
Writing/Scenario Writer1926 Ella Cinders

Full Name: Mervyn LeRoy
Born: Monday, 10/15 1900 (October) in San Francisco, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 09/13 1987 (September) in Beverly Hills (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Edna Murphy
Children: Warner LeRoy
Other names for Mervyn LeRoy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mervyn Le Roy"
Mervyn LeRoy frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (16x, Crew)
Sol Polito (13x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (12x, Crew)
Orry-Kelly (11x, Crew)
Leo F. Forbstein (11x, Crew)
Robert M. Haas (11x, Crew)
Allen Jenkins (9x, Actor)
Lana Turner (8x, Actress)
Frank McHugh (8x, Actor)
Anton Grot (8x, Crew)
Harold Rosson (8x, Crew)
Ralph Edwards (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9964, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 09/19/2021