Walter Lang (director)

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Walter Lang (born August 10, 1896 in Memphis , Tennessee , † February 7, 1972 in Palm Springs , California ) was an American film director .

Lang began his career in the film industry as an office worker for a post World War I film production company in New York City . He quickly worked his way up to assistant director and made his first feature film, The Red Kimona , in 1925 . More than 60 films followed up to and including 1961.

He celebrated his greatest successes with light musicals and comedies, which were more successful at the box office than with the critics. He was nominated only once for an Oscar as a director : The King and I from 1956. He also received a total of three nominations for the Directors Guild of America Award .

In 1960 Lang was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame for his work .

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