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Mervyn LeRoy

1900 - 1987

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Mervyn LeRoy (; October 15, 1900 – September 13, 1987) was an American film director and producer. 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 most acclaimed 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mervyn LeRoy has received more than 492,524 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Mervyn LeRoy is the 356th most popular film director (down from 317th in 2019), the 2,335th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,111th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 356 out of 1,581Before him are George Miller, Juan Antonio Bardem, Ken Russell, James L. Brooks, John Guillermin, and Louis Delluc. After him are Ray Harryhausen, Derek Jarman, Nanni Moretti, Chen Kaige, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, and Ladislas Starevich.

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Among people born in 1900, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 89Before him are Ernst Busch, Victor Kugler, Otto Braun, Helene Weigel, Emanuel Ringelblum, and Clyde Tolson. After him are Gilbert Ryle, Yvonne de Gaulle, Leonardo Conti, Karin Boye, Kiyoo Kanda, and Leslie White. Among people deceased in 1987, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 61Before him are Federico Mompou, Camille Chamoun, Andrei Mironov, Anny Ondra, Maxwell D. Taylor, and Geraldine Page. After him are Gordon Gollob, Herbert Blumer, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Charan Singh, Will Sampson, and Tawfiq al-Hakim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 2,335 out of 18,182Before him are Michael W. Young (1949), Wade Williams (1961), Sela Ward (1956), Fred Ward (1942), Kamehameha II (1797), and Barbara Liskov (1939). After him are Alice Ball (1892), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), William Joyce (1906), and Don S. Davis (1942).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 103Before him are Samuel Fuller (1912), Russ Meyer (1922), William A. Wellman (1896), Nick Castle (1947), Gerard Damiano (1928), and James L. Brooks (1940). After him are Ray Harryhausen (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Irvin Kershner (1923), Gene Deitch (1924), Sofia Coppola (1971), and Robert Benton (1932).