Leo McCarey

American film director, screenwriter and producer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 July 5, 1969) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was involved in nearly 200 films, the most well known today being Duck Soup, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's, My Son John and An Affair To Remember.[1]

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Leo McCarey
McCarey on the set of Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Born
Thomas Leo McCarey

(1898-10-03)October 3, 1898
DiedJuly 5, 1969(1969-07-05) (aged 70)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Alma materUSC Gould School of Law
Occupation
  • Director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Political partyRepublican
Spouse
Stella Martin
(m. 1920)
Children1
RelativesRay McCarey (brother)
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While focusing mainly on screwball comedies during the 1930s, McCarey turned towards producing more socially conscious and overtly religious films during the 1940s, ultimately finding success and acclaim in both genres. McCarey was one of the most popular and established comedy directors of the pre-World War II era.