Leo McCarey

1898 - 1969

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Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was involved in nearly 200 films, the most well known today being Duck Soup, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's, My Son John and An Affair To Remember.While focusing mainly on screwball comedies during the 1930s, McCarey turned towards producing more socially conscious and overtly religious films during the 1940s, ultimately finding success and acclaim in both genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo McCarey has received more than 289,356 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Leo McCarey is the 304th most popular film director (down from 239th in 2019), the 2,035th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,561st in 2019) and the 89th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Leo McCarey ranks 304 out of 1,580Before him are Béla Tarr, King Vidor, Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, Alf Sjöberg, and Makoto Shinkai. After him are Edward Dmytryk, Bigas Luna, Tobe Hooper, Walter Lantz, Shin Sang-ok, and Chris Columbus.

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Among people born in 1898, Leo McCarey ranks 74Before him are Ernő Gerő, Randolph Scott, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Giuseppe Saragat, Leopold Infeld, and Luigi Fagioli. After him are Desanka Maksimović, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Jean Borotra, Helmuth von Pannwitz, and Matvei Zakharov. Among people deceased in 1969, Leo McCarey ranks 61Before him are Vesto Slipher, Coleman Hawkins, Jiří Trnka, Zakir Husain, René Barrientos, and Joseph Kosma. After him are Grażyna Bacewicz, Mikio Naruse, Dragiša Cvetković, Meher Baba, Daisy and Violet Hilton, and Frederic Bartlett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leo McCarey ranks 2,035 out of 15,968Before him are Tod Browning (1880), Moby (1965), Hilary Swank (1974), Lee Krasner (1908), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), and W. E. B. Du Bois (1868). After him are Lynn Cohen (1933), Alice Walker (1944), John Densmore (1944), Chris Cooper (1951), Peter Criss (1945), and Tobe Hooper (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Leo McCarey ranks 89Before him are Stanley Donen (1924), Michael Bay (1965), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Sofia Coppola (1971), King Vidor (1894), and Richard Brooks (1912). After him are Tobe Hooper (1943), Walter Lantz (1899), Chris Columbus (1958), Frank Borzage (1894), Sam Raimi (1959), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900).