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David Butler (I) (1894–1979)

David Butler was born on December 17, 1894 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a director and actor, known for You'll Find Out (1940), Look for the Silver Lining (1949) and Just Imagine (1930). He was married to Elshie H Schulte. He died on June 14, 1979 in Arcadia, California. See full bio »

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You'll Find Out Director
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 1966 Camp Runamuck (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Russian Roulette (1965)
 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Devil's Four (1965)
 1965 Karen (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Young at Heart (1965)
 1959-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series) (58 episodes)
- Summer in Alaska (1963)
- The Poor Loser (1963)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bard (1963)
 1962 I Love My Doctor (TV Movie)
 1962 The Hathaways (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Paint Job (1962)
 1959-1961 The Deputy (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Brother in Arms (1961)
- The Choice (1960)
 1960 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Working Girls (1960)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (1 episode)
- West of Boston (1960)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 M Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958-1959 Buckskin (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Bullnappers (1958)
- China Boy (1958)
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Way of the West (1958)
- Neighbors (1957)
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955-1956 Captain Z-Ro (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Roger the Robot (1956)
- Robin Hood (1956)
- Pony Express (1956)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Prima Donna (1956)
 1956 Glory
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 The Command
 1953 Calamity Jane
 1950 Tea for Two
 1945 San Antonio
 1941 Playmates
 1938 Kentucky
 1936 White Fang
 1934 Bright Eyes
 1934 Have a Heart
 1934 Handy Andy
 1934 Bottoms Up
 1933 My Weakness
 1933 Hold Me Tight
 1932 Down to Earth
 1931 Delicious
 1930 Just Imagine
 1929 Nertz (Short)
 1929 Sunnyside Up
 1929 Salute (uncredited)
 1928 Prep and Pep
 1928 Win That Girl
 1928 News Parade
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: In 1958 he directed the pilot for a proposed Western TV series, "Belle Starr".

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

David W. Butler


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Personal Quote:

[about C'mon, Let's Live a Little (1967)] I don't even want to talk about that. I tried to do a favor for somebody, and we made it so fast that I don't know what happened . . . They ran short of money to finish the picture. I never got paid a quarter for it. See more »


Butler has the distinction of having directed multiple movies starring two of the three "Biggest Box Office Blondes" of the 20th century: Shirley Temple in the 1930s and Doris Day in the 1950s. The third blonde was Betty Grable, whose popularity peaked in the 1940s, but she never worked with Butler. See more »



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