Mervyn LeRoy

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Date of Birth October 15, 1900
Place of Birth San Francisco, California
Date of Death Sep 13, 1987 (86)
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Mervyn LeRoy

Mervyn LeRoy was an American film director, film producer, author, and occasional actor.

Born: Oct 15, 1900, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: Sept 13, 1987, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Occupation: Film director, film producer, author, actor
Years active: 1928–1968
Employer: First National Pictures (1927-1929), Warner Bros. (1929-1938), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1938-1945) (1948-1954), Warner Bros. (1955-1959)
Spouse(s): Elizabeth Edna Murphy, (1927–1933, divorced), Doris Warner, (1934–1942, divorced), Katherine "Kitty" Spiegel, (1946–1987, his death)
Children: Linda Janklow, Warner LeRoy (1935–2001)
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About Mervyn LeRoy

Filmmaker responsible for many popular American films, including Mister Roberts from 1955 and The Bad Seed from 1956.

Before Fame

He was a vaudeville performer before heading to Hollywood, where he first worked as a camera assistant, in costumes, and in the processing labs. He was also a gag writer for silent films in which he occasionally acted.


He worked on eight Academy Award-nominated films, including Random Harvest in 1943 and The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

Family Life

He married Doris Warner, his second wife, in 1934 and they had two children together. They divorced in 1945. He later married Katherine Spiegel in 1946, and they also had two children.


He discovered such luminaries as Lana Turner . He convinced her to change her name.

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