Born: Apr 23, 1894 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 68 years of age.
1894 - Born on the 23rd of April in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1912 - Started working in Hollywood as an actor.
1915 - His directorial debut came with his film The Pitch o' Chance.
1916 - On 17th of June, he married vaudeville and film actress Lorena "Rena" B. Rogers in Los Angeles.
1924 - 1945 - He directed "Secrets", "The Lady", "Street Angel", "Lucky Star", "A Farewell to Arms', "The Mortal Storm", "Strange Cargo", and "The Spanish Main".
1927 - Starred in the film, Seventh Heaven, and became the first person ever to win the Academy Award for Directing.
1941 - Divorce was granted on 22nd of January, Rena obtained $250,000 in damages and interest.
1962 - His last film work was sequences in Edgar G. Ulmer's film L'Atlantide (Journey Beneath The Desert).
1962 - Died of cancer on 19th of June at the age of 68, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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