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Sam Wood

1883 - 1949

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Samuel Grosvenor Wood (July 10, 1883 – September 22, 1949) was an American film director and producer who is best known for having directed such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Pride of the Yankees, and For Whom the Bell Tolls and for his uncredited work directing parts of Gone with the Wind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Wood has received more than 307,484 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sam Wood is the 388th most popular film director (up from 420th in 2019), the 2,501st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,763rd in 2019) and the 111th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sam Wood ranks 388 out of 1,581Before him are Philippe Garrel, Jacques Audiard, Lotte Reiniger, Jean Girault, Marcel Camus, and John McTiernan. After him are Jerzy Hoffman, Yuri Norstein, Mario Camus, Shin Sang-ok, Joe Dante, and Karel Reisz.

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Among people born in 1883, Sam Wood ranks 85Before him are Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Walter Buch, Walter Huston, Henk Sneevliet, Edgard Varèse, and Dmitry Manuilsky. After him are Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Katia Mann, Bertram Ramsay, Edwin Sutherland, Isaak Brodsky, and Louis Massignon. Among people deceased in 1949, Sam Wood ranks 60Before him are Prince Harald of Denmark, Ivan Poddubny, Jacques Copeau, Wilhelm Adam, Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, and Maria Cebotari. After him are Félix d'Herelle, Ginette Neveu, Alexey Shchusev, Mariano Fortuny, Vladimir Nazor, and Infanta Blanca of Spain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Wood ranks 2,501 out of 18,182Before him are Raymond Franz (1922), Chubby Checker (1941), Peter Graves (1926), Gloria Foster (1933), Paul Sorvino (1939), and Piper Laurie (1932). After him are Julian Schnabel (1951), William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), Susan Flannery (1939), Will Ferrell (1967), and Anne Sexton (1928).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sam Wood ranks 111Before him are Merian C. Cooper (1893), Irvin Kershner (1923), Gene Deitch (1924), Sofia Coppola (1971), Robert Benton (1932), and John McTiernan (1951). After him are Joe Dante (1946), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), J. J. Abrams (1966), Delmer Daves (1904), Douglas Trumbull (1942), and Richard Thorpe (1896).