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Norman Taurog

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter | * 02/23/1899 († 82, 04/07/1981) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Norman Rae Taurog (February 23, 1899 – April 7, 1981) was an American film director and screenwriter. From 1920 to 1968, Taurog directed 180 films. At the age of 32, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Skippy (1931). He is the second youngest person ever to win the award after Damien Chazelle, who won for La La Land in 2017. He was later nominated for Best Director for the film Boys Town (1938). He directed some of the best-known actors of the twentieth century, including his nephew Jackie Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Taurog directed six Martin and Lewis films, and nine Elvis Presley films, more than any other director. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Norman Taurog

Academy Award for Best Director Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Norman Taurog as Actor(3)

as Himself-Director2004 Judy Garland: By Myself
as Bit Part (uncredited)1920 The Fly-Cop

TV Shows/Series with Norman Taurog as Actor(1)

Movies with Norman Taurog as Crew(125)

Directing/Director1968 Speedway
Directing/Director1968 Live a Little, Love a Little
Directing/Director1967 Double Trouble
Directing/Director1966 Spinout
Directing/Director1965 Tickle Me
Directing/Director1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Directing/Director1963 Palm Springs Weekend
Directing/Director1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
Directing/Director1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Directing/Director1961 All Hands on Deck
Directing/Director1961 Blue Hawaii
Directing/Director1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Directing/Director1960 G.I. Blues
Directing/Director1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Directing/Director1958 Onionhead
Directing/Director1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Directing/Director1956 Bundle of Joy
Directing/Director1956 The Birds and the Bees
Directing/Director1956 Pardners
Directing/Director1955 You're Never Too Young
Directing/Director1954 Living It Up
Directing/Director1953 The Caddy
Directing/Director1953 The Stars Are Singing
Directing/Director1952 The Stooge
Directing/Director1952 Jumping Jacks
Directing/Director1952 Room for One More
Directing/Director1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Directing/Director1950 The Toast of New Orleans
Directing/Director1950 Please Believe Me
Directing/Director1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Directing/Director1949 That Midnight Kiss
Directing/Director1948 Words and Music
Directing/Director1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Directing/Director1948 Big City
Directing/Director1947 The Beginning or the End
Directing/Director1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Directing/Director1943 Girl Crazy
Directing/Director1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Directing/Director1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Directing/Director1942 A Yank at Eton
Directing/Director1941 Men of Boys Town
Directing/Director1941 Design for Scandal
Directing/Director1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Directing/Director1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Directing/Director1940 Young Tom Edison
Directing/Co-Director1939 The Wizard of Oz
Directing/Director1939 Lucky Night
Directing/Director1938 Boys Town
Directing/Director1938 The Girl Downstairs
Directing/Director1938 Mad About Music
Directing/Director1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Directing/Director1937 You Can't Have Everything
Directing/Director1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Directing/Director1936 Strike Me Pink
Directing/Director1936 Rhythm on the Range
Directing/Director1936 Reunion
Directing/Director1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Directing/Director1934 College Rhythm
Directing/Director1934 We're Not Dressing
Directing/Director1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Directing/Director1933 The Way to Love
Directing/Director1933 A Bedtime Story
Directing/Director1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Directing/Director1932 The Phantom President
Directing/Director1932 If I Had a Million
Directing/Director1931 Huckleberry Finn
Directing/Director1931 Finn and Hattie
Directing/Director1931 Cab Waiting
Directing/Director1931 Sooky
Directing/Director1931 It Might Be Worse
Directing/Director1931 Newly Rich
Directing/Director1931 Skippy
Directing/Director1930 Hot Curves
Directing/Director1930 Sunny Skies
Directing/Director1930 Meet the Boyfriend
Directing/Director1930 Follow the Leader
Directing/Director1930 Plastered
Directing/Director1930 Song Service
Directing/Director1930 Troopers Three
Directing/Director1929 Lucky Boy
Directing/Director1928 A Home Made Man
Writing/Scenario Writer1928 A Home Made Man
Directing/Director1928 Blazing Away
Directing/Director1927 The Draw-Back
Directing/Director1927 Howdy Duke
Directing/Director1927 Somebody's Fault
Directing/Director1927 Papa's Boy
Directing/Director1927 Breezing Along
Directing/Director1927 Drama Deluxe
Directing/Director1926 Move Along
Directing/Director1926 Movieland
Directing/Director1926 Creeps
Directing/Director1926 Honest Injun
Directing/Director1926 Careful Please
Writing/Writer1926 Careful Please
Directing/Director1925 Cheap Skates
Directing/Director1925 The Cloudhopper
Directing/Director1925 Below Zero
Directing/Director1924 What a Night!
Directing/Director1924 Andy's Stump Speech
Directing/Director1924 Motor Mad
Directing/Director1924 Fast and Furious
Directing/Director1923 Oh! What a Day!
Directing/Director1922 The Sawmill
Writing/Writer1922 The Sawmill
Directing/Director1922 The Show
Writing/Writer1922 The Show
Directing/Director1922 A Pair of Kings
Directing/Director1921 The Fall Guy
Writing/Story1921 The Fall Guy
Directing/Director1921 The Hick
Directing/Director1921 The Bakery
Writing/Writer1921 The Bakery
Directing/Director1921 The Rent Collector
Writing/Writer1921 The Rent Collector
Directing/Director1921 The Sportsman
Directing/Director1921 The Bell Hop
Writing/Story1921 The Bell Hop
Directing/Director1920 The Fly-Cop
Directing/Director1920 The Suitor
Directing/Director1920 The Stage Hand
Writing/Writer1920 The Stage Hand
Directing/Director1920 School Days
Writing/Writer1920 School Days

Full Name: Norman Taurog
Born: Thursday, 02/23 1899 (February) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 04/07 1981 (April) in Rancho Mirage (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Employer: University of California
Spouses (current/former): Julie Leonard
Other names for Norman Taurog (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Norman Rae Taurog"
Norman Taurog frequently works together with these people:
Larry Semon (44x, Crew)
Edith Head (14x, Crew)
Cedric Gibbons (13x, Crew)
Hal Pereira (12x, Crew)
Sam Comer (12x, Crew)
Al Thompson (12x, Actor)
Edwin B. Willis (11x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (10x, Actress)
Wally Westmore (10x, Crew)
Lloyd Hamilton (10x, Actor)
Michael D. Moore (10x, Crew)
Ralph Edwards (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:209998, Added: 07/24/2018, Last updated: 07/16/2022