Leo McCarey

Film director

1898 – 1969

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Who was Leo McCarey?

Thomas Leo McCarey was a three-time Academy Award winning American film director, screenwriter and producer. He was involved in nearly 200 movies, the most well known today being Duck Soup, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, Going My Way and An Affair To Remember

While focusing mainly on screwball comedies during the 1930s, McCarey turned towards producing more socially conscious and overtly religious movies during the 1940s, ultimately finding success and acclaim in both genres. McCarey was one of the most popular and established comedy directors of the pre-World War II era.

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Born
Oct 3, 1898
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Thomas Leo McCarey
  • Leo Mc Carey
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
Died
Jul 5, 1969
Santa Monica

Submitted
on July 23, 2013