Biography

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Alexander Hall (January 11, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts – July 30, 1968, San Francisco, California) was an American theatre actor and film director.

Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

Hall was married to actress Lola Lane from 1934 to 1936. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.

Hall died of complications from a stroke in San Francisco.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexander Hall (January 11, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts – July 30, 1968, San Francisco, California) was an American theatre actor and film director.

Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

Hall was married to actress Lola Lane from 1934 to 1936. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.

Hall died of complications from a stroke in San Francisco.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alexander Hall, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1894-01-11

Day of Death 1968-07-30

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts

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Also Known As

  • Al Hall
  • Alex Hall

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1956 Forever, DarlingDirector
1953 Let's Do It AgainDirector
1952 Because You're MineDirector
1951 Up FrontDirector
1950 Love That BruteDirector
1950 LouisaDirector
1949 The Great LoverDirector
1947 Down to EarthDirector
1945 She Wouldn't Say YesDirector
1944 Once Upon a TimeDirector
1944 The Heavenly BodyDirector
1942 My Sister EileenDirector
1942 They All Kissed the BrideDirector
1941 Bedtime StoryDirector
1941 Here Comes Mr. JordanDirector
1940 This Thing Called LoveDirector
1940 He Stayed for BreakfastDirector
1940 The Doctor Takes a WifeDirector
1939 The Amazing Mr. WilliamsDirector
1939 Good Girls Go to ParisDirector
1939 The Lady's from KentuckyDirector
1939 There's That Woman AgainDirector
1938 I Am the LawDirector
1938 There's Always A WomanDirector
1937 ExclusiveDirector
1936 Yours for the AskingDirector
1936 Give Us This NightDirector
1935 Goin' to TownDirector
1934 Limehouse BluesDirector
1934 The Pursuit of HappinessDirector
1934 Little Miss MarkerDirector
1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is StolenDirector
1933 Torch SingerDirector
1933 Midnight ClubDirector
1933 The Girl in 419Director
1932 Madame RacketeerDirector
1932 Sinners in the SunDirector

Editing

1931 The Last FlightEditor
1930 KismetEditor
1930 The Song of the FlameEditor
1929 Smiling Irish EyesEditor
1927 Her Wild OatEditor

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