Thomas Leo McCarey is an American director, screenwriter and producer. He has appeared in nearly 200 films, the best known today are Duck Soup, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary, My Son John and A Case to Remember. While focusing primarily on video game comedies in the 1930s, McCarey turned to producing more overtly religious and socially conscious films in the 1940s, eventually finding found and acclaimed success in both genres. McCarey was one of the most famous and popular comedy directors of the pre-WWII era.
|Born||Thomas Leo McCarey, October 03, 1898, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Died||July 05, 1969, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City|
|Alma mater||USC Gould School of Law|
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter|
|Relatives||Ray McCarey (brother)|
|IMDb||Leo McCarey's IMDb|
Directed many films including Duck Soup from 1933, The Awful Truth from 1937, Going My Way from 1944, and An Affair to Remember from 1957.
He graduated from the University of Southern California law school.
He was honored with his first Academy Award for directing for The Awful Truth.
He married Stella Martin.
He helped develop the onscreen character of Stan Laurel.
- Filmmakers from Hal Roach Studios
- Winner of the Academy's best story award
- Golden Globe Award for Best Director
- Winner of the award for best director
- Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Town of Culver
Latest information about Leo McCarey updated on June 17 2021.