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William Keighley

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Theatre Director | * 08/04/1889 († 94, 06/24/1984) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
William Jackson Keighley (August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 24, 1984, New York, New York) was an American stage actor and Hollywood film director. After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23. By the 1910s and 1920s, he was acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of talking pictures, he relocated to Hollywood. He eventually signed with Warner Bros., where he proved adept at directing in a wide variety of genres. He was the initial director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, but was replaced by Michael Curtiz. During World War II, he supervised the First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Forces. He retired in 1953 and moved to Paris with his actress wife Genevieve Tobin. In retirement he became an award-winning, renowned still photographer. He died of a stroke. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Movies with William Keighley as Actor(1)

as Captain Schoenbock1931 Resurrection

Movies with William Keighley as Crew(43)

Directing/Director1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Directing/Director1951 Close to My Heart
Directing/Director1950 Rocky Mountain
Directing/Director1948 The Street with No Name
Directing/Director1947 Honeymoon
Directing/Director1944 Target for Today
Directing/Director1942 George Washington Slept Here
Directing/Director1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Directing/Director1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Directing/Director1941 Four Mothers
Directing/Director1940 The Fighting 69th
Directing/Director1940 No Time for Comedy
Directing/Director1940 Torrid Zone
Directing/Director1939 Each Dawn I Die
Directing/Director1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter
Directing/Director1938 Valley of the Giants
Directing/Director1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Directing/Director1938 Brother Rat
Directing/Director1938 Secrets of an Actress
Directing/Director1937 God's Country and the Woman
Directing/Director1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Directing/Director1937 Varsity Show
Directing/Director1936 Bullets or Ballots
Directing/Director1936 The Singing Kid
Directing/Director1936 The Green Pastures
Directing/Director1935 'G' Men
Directing/Director1935 Stars Over Broadway
Directing/Director1935 The Right to Live
Directing/Director1935 Special Agent
Directing/Director1935 Mary Jane's Pa
Directing/Director1934 Kansas City Princess
Directing/Director1934 Easy to Love
Directing/Director1934 Dr. Monica
Directing/Director1934 Big Hearted Herbert
Directing/Director1934 Journal of a Crime
Directing/Director1934 Babbitt
Writing/Writer1933 Picture Snatcher
Directing/Director1933 Ladies They Talk About
Writing/Dialogue1933 Mary Stevens, M.D.
Directing/Assistant Director1932 Scarlet Dawn
Directing/Assistant Director1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Directing/Assistant Director1932 Jewel Robbery
Directing/Director1932 The Match King

Born: 08/04 1889 (August) in Philadelphia
Died: Sunday, 06/24 1984 (June) in New York City (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Spouses (current/former): Genevieve Tobin, Elda Vokel
William Keighley frequently works together with these people:
Orry-Kelly (16x, Crew)
Hal B. Wallis (11x, Crew)
Jack Killifer (9x, Crew)
Alan Hale (7x, Actor)
Sol Polito (7x, Crew)
James Cagney (6x, Actor)
Joseph Crehan (6x, Actor)
Ernest Haller (6x, Crew)
Wilfred Lucas (6x, Actor)
Seton I. Miller (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10813, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/07/2019