Norman Taurog

Film director

1899 – 1981

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Who was Norman Taurog?

Norman Rae Taurog was an American film director and screenwriter. From 1920 to 1968, Taurog directed 180 films. At the age of 32, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Skippy, the youngest person to win the award. He was later nominated for Best Director for the film Boys Town. He directed some of the best known actors of the twentieth century, including Jackie Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Taurog directed six Martin and Lewis films, and nine Elvis Presley films, more than any other director. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street.

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Born
Feb 23, 1899
Chicago
Also known as
  • Norman Rae Taurog
  • Uncle Norman
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  • United States of America
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Died
Apr 7, 1981
Rancho Mirage

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on July 23, 2013

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