Filmmaker in charge of many popular American movies, including Mister Roberts from 1955 as well as the Poor Seed from 1956. He was a vaudeville performer before going to Hollywood, where he initial worked being a surveillance camera assistant, in outfits, and in the digesting labs. He was also a gag article writer for silent movies where he sometimes acted. He done eight Academy Award-nominated movies, including Random Harvest in 1943 as well as the Wizard of Oz in 1939. He wedded Doris Warner, his second wife, in 1934 plus they acquired two children jointly. They divorced in 1945. He afterwards wedded Katherine Spiegel in 1946, plus they also acquired two kids. He uncovered such luminaries as Lana Turner . He confident her to improve her name.