Mervyn LeRoy

1900 - 1987

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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 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 426,320 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mervyn LeRoy is the 317th most popular film director (up from 372nd in 2019), the 2,112th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,436th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 317 out of 1,580Before him are Bo Widerberg, Frank Borzage, Sam Raimi, Raúl Ruiz, Anthony Minghella, and Alexander Sokurov. After him are Jacques Copeau, Philippe de Broca, John Boorman, Giuseppe De Santis, Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse.

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Among people born in 1900, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 86Before him are Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, Herbert Bayer, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Herbert Blumer, Helene Weigel, and Violet Brown. After him are Karin Boye, Agnes Moorehead, Emanuel Ringelblum, Eduardo De Filippo, Ernst Busch, and Leslie White. Among people deceased in 1987, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 55Before him are Rouben Mamoulian, Federico Mompou, Peter Medawar, Anny Ondra, Erskine Caldwell, and Herbert Blumer. After him are Luis Federico Leloir, William Stuart-Houston, Eugen Jochum, Geraldine Page, Morton Feldman, and Joop den Uyl.

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Among people born in United States, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 2,112 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Ivy Lee (1877), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Michael Bolton (1953), and Jim Caviezel (1968). After him are Jaclyn Smith (1945), Bob Gunton (1945), Bridget Fonda (1964), Nora Roberts (1950), George Mikan (1924), and Maurice White (1941).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Mervyn LeRoy ranks 95Before him are Leo McCarey (1898), Tobe Hooper (1943), Walter Lantz (1899), Chris Columbus (1958), Frank Borzage (1894), and Sam Raimi (1959). After him are Wes Anderson (1969), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Aaron Russo (1943), Irvin Kershner (1923), and Peter Bogdanovich (1939).