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Leo McCarey

Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. Most well known for his work with Laurel and Hardy, it is claimed that he was responsible for the creation of the duo. During his lifetime he was involved in almost 200 movies and worked with many of the other comedy stars of the 1920s and 1930s.

He won an Oscar for directing on the 1937 screwball comedy The Awful Truth.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Leo McCarey Facts

Birth NameThomas Leo McCarey
BirthdayOctober 3, 1898
Date of deathJuly 5, 1969 (age 70)
Awards1945 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Going My Way)
1945 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Going My Way)
1938 Academy Awards: Best Director (for The Awful Truth)

Selected Filmography

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