William A. Seiter

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William A. Seiter (born June 10, 1890 in New York City , † July 26, 1964 in Beverly Hills , California ) was an American film director.

life and career

William A. Seiter came to Hollywood as a cowboy stuntman. He made his first silent film in 1915 . He later developed into one of the most successful comedy directors, working with numerous comedy greats of the 1930s and 1940s. Up to and including 1960 he was involved in more than 140 film and television productions.

The director was married to the silent film actress Laura La Plante from 1926 to 1934 . After divorcing La Plante, he married Marian Nixon , who was also a successful film actress. They were married for 30 years until his death in 1964. Her grandson is screenwriter Ted Griffin , who wrote the screenplay for Ocean's Eleven for Steven Soderbergh . In 1960 he was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame .

Filmography (selection)

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