American film director and choreographer whose movie musical credits include Ziegfeld Follies, Easter Parade, as well as the Unsinkable Molly Dark brown. He went to the University or college of Southern California. He aimed stars Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, and Marjorie Rambeau in Oscar-nominated shows. He was created in Pasadena, California. He passed away of malignancy in his early seventies. He aimed a 1949 Fred Astaire film entitled The Barkleys of Broadway.