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Roy Rowland

Roy Rowland

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1910-12-31 · Deathday: 1995-06-29 (84 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Biography

Early life. Roy Rowland was born in Brooklyn, the son of Russian immigrants. The family moved to Edendale, California, when Roy was ten. He studied law at the University of Southern California.He began working as a prop man, grip and assistant cameraman. In 1927 he met Ruth Cummings at the Santa Monica Beach Club. She was the niece of Louis B. Mayer and the sister of producer Jack Cummings. Her family disapproved of Rowlands so they eloped. This resulted in Rowland being blacklisted. But Ruth Cummings arranged a rapproachment with Mayer.He was assistant director on most of the Tarzan films, starring Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s. Short films. Rowland made his reputation directing short films, notably some starring Robert Benchley. One of them, How to Sleep (1937) won an Academy Award. Features. Rowland's debut feature was A Stranger in Town (1943). He made three films with the child actress Margaret O'Brien Lost Angel (1943), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) and Tenth Avenue Angel (1948). He did musicals such as Hit the Deck (1955), Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) and The Seven Hills of Rome (1957). He also made The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953), from a story by Dr Seus.He directed Many Rivers to Cross with Robert Taylor and Gun Glory (1957) with Stewart Granger and Rowland's son Steve.He was survived by his wife Ruth and their son.

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1966.

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1965.

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1964.

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1963.

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1958.

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1957.

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1956.

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1955.

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1954.

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1953.

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1952.

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1951.

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1950.

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1949.

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1948.

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1947.

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1946.

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1945.

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1943.

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1941.

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1940.

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1939.

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1938.

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1937.

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1936.

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1934.

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