Wesley Ruggles

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Wesley Ruggles in the '' Exhibitors Herald '' (1920)

Wesley Ruggles (born June 11, 1889 in Los Angeles , California - † January 8, 1972 in Santa Monica , California) was an American film director , producer and actor .


Wesley Ruggles started out as a supporting actor in films with Charlie Chaplin at Essanay Studios . In the 1930s and 1940s he directed and produced films in a wide variety of genres, but mainly romantic comedies. Ruggles was also responsible for the western Pioneers of the Wild West (1931), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and also earned him a nomination for Best Director .

Wesley Ruggles died in 1972 at the age of 82 and was buried in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale . He was married twice: from 1931 to 1937 with the actress Arline Judge and from 1940 with Marcelle Rogez. His brother Charles Ruggles was also an actor.

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