William Keighley

Film director

1889 – 1984

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Who was William Keighley?

William Jackson Keighley was an American stage actor and Hollywood film director.

After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23. By the 1910s and 1920s, he was acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of talking pictures, he relocated to Hollywood. He eventually signed with Warner Bros., where he proved adept at directing in a wide variety of genres. He was the initial director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, but was replaced by Michael Curtiz. During World War II, he supervised the U.S. Army Signal Corp's motion picture unit. He retired in 1953 and moved to Paris with his actress wife Genevieve Tobin.

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Born
Aug 4, 1889
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • William Jackson Keighley
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Jun 24, 1984
New York City

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on July 23, 2013

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