W. S. Van Dyke Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

This Biography is about one of the best Film Director W. S. Van Dyke including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of W. S. Van Dyke
Real Name W. S. Van Dyke
Profession Directors
Nick Name Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke II
Famous as Film Director
Nationality American
Personal life of W. S. Van Dyke
Born on 21 March 1889
Birthday 21st March
Died At Age 53
Sun Sign Aries
Born in San Diego, California, U.S.
Died on 05 February 1943
Place of death Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Suicide
Mother Laura Winston
Spouses/Partners Zelda Ashford (m. 1909; div. 1935), Ruth Mannix (m. 1935)
Personal Fact of W. S. Van Dyke

W. S. Van Dyke was an American film director and writer best known for the films The Thin Man and San Francisco for which he received Academy Award nominations for Best Director. He was also famous for the series of musicals he made with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. A director known for his adherence to budget and commitment to schedule, he was as much respected for his craft as he was for his reliability.

The son of an actress mother, he lost his father the day he was born. His mother worked as a touring vaudeville actress to support herself and her son. Familiarized to show business at an early age, he began appearing on stage as a toddler and appeared in a variety of roles in vaudeville and travelling stock companies as a young boy. He grew restless as a teenager and did a series of odd jobs before returning to theater.

He soon ventured into Hollywood and realized that he was more interested in directing films. After working as an assistant director with D. W. Griffith and James Young, he made his directorial debut with The Land of Long Shadows. He established himself as a versatile and reliable director over the years and directed several top-grossing and award winning films.

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W. S. Van Dyke


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