Prolific director and recipient of two Profession Golden Lions in the Venice Film Festival and a Palme d’Or from Cannes for his career achievements. He proved helpful as an professional at his father’s dried out goods stock. He was the just director whose profession spanned in the silent period towards the digital period. He wedded his wife Maria in Dec 1940. He and George Abbott, who resided to become 107, became two from the oldest film directors ever sold.