Biography

Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898, Grayling, Michigan – January 27, 1964, Hollywood, California) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. He is considered one of the best directors of comedy films of all time.

McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W.C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947).

His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was "Macko."

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Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898, Grayling, Michigan – January 27, 1964, Hollywood, California) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. He is considered one of the best directors of comedy films of all time.

McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W.C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947).

His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was "Macko."

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1898-09-20

Day of Death 1964-01-27

Place of Birth Grayling, Michigan, USA

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Also Known As

  • Норман З. МакЛеод

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)Director
1959 Alias Jesse James Director
1957 Public Pigeon No. 1 Director
1956 The Gale Storm Show (1 episode)Director
1955 Screen Director's Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1954 Casanova's Big Night Director
1953 Never Wave at a WAC Director
1951 My Favorite Spy Director
1950 Let's Dance Director
1948 The Paleface Director
1948 Isn't It Romantic? Director
1947 Road to Rio Director
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Director
1946 The Kid from Brooklyn Director
1944 The Canterville Ghost Director
1943 Swing Shift Maisie Director
1943 The Powers Girl Director
1942 Panama Hattie Director
1942 Jackass Mail Director
1941 Lady Be Good Director
1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan Director
1940 Little Men Director
1939 Remember? Director
1938 Topper Takes a Trip Director
1938 There Goes My Heart Director
1938 Merrily We Live Director
1937 Topper Director
1936 Mind Your Own Business Director
1936 Pennies from Heaven Director
1936 Early to Bed Director
1935 Coronado Director
1935 Here Comes Cookie Director
1935 Redheads on Parade Director
1934 It's a Gift Director
1934 Many Happy Returns Director
1934 Melody in Spring Director
1933 Alice in Wonderland Director
1933 Mama Loves Papa Director
1933 A Lady's Profession Director
1932 If I Had a Million Director
1932 Horse Feathers Director
1932 The Miracle Man Director
1931 Monkey Business Director
1931 Finn and Hattie Director
1930 Along Came Youth Director

Writing

1939 Remember? Screenplay Story
1931 Skippy Writer

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