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W.S. Van Dyke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Woodbridge Strong "W. S." Van Dyke II (Woody) (March 21, 1889 – February 5, 1943) was an American film director and writer who made several successful early sound films, including Tarzan the Ape Man in 1932, The Thin Man in 1934, San Francisco in 1936, and six popular musicals with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. He received two Academy Award nominations for Best Director for The Thin Man and San Francisco, and directed four actors to Oscar nominations: William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Norma Shearer, and Robert Morley. Known as a reliable craftsman who made his films on schedule and under budget, he earned the name "One Take Woody" for his quick and efficient style of filming.


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Born:
Mar 21, 1889 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
5
First Appeared:
In the movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916-09-04
Latest Project:
Movie A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound 1940-01-01
Known For
Poster of A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
Poster of Another Romance of Celluloid
Poster of Eskimo
Poster of Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Filmography
Movie A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound Self 1940-01-01
Movie Another Romance of Celluloid Self (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Movie Eskimo Inspector White (uncredited) 1933-11-14
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Cana Wedding Guest 1916-09-04
Movie Oliver Twist Charles Dickens 1916-12-10