Mervyn LeRoy (1900–1987)


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The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn LeRoy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, LeRoy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two Kids and a Piano". After the act broke up he ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gypsy Director
(1962)
The Wizard of Oz Director
(1939)
Quo Vadis Director
(1951)
Mister Roberts Director
(1955)

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 1968 The Green Berets (uncredited)
 1963 Mary, Mary
 1962 Gypsy
 1960 The Devil at 4 O'Clock (as Mervyn Le Roy)
 1959 The FBI Story
 1956 The Bad Seed
 1954 Rose Marie
 1953 Latin Lovers
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1949 Little Women
 1948 Homecoming
 1947 Desire Me (uncredited)
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Madame Curie
 1943 You, John Jones! (Short)
 1942 Your Air Raid Warden (Documentary short)
 1941 Johnny Eager
 1940 Escape
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (uncredited)
 1937 They Won't Forget (uncredited)
 1937 The King and the Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse (uncredited)
 1934 Sweet Adeline
 1934 Hi, Nellie!
 1933 Tugboat Annie
 1932 Two Seconds
 1932 High Pressure (as Mervyn Le Roy)
 1931 Tonight or Never (as Mervyn Leroy)
 1931 Broadminded
 1931 Little Caesar
 1930 Top Speed
 1930 Numbered Men
 1929 Hot Stuff
 1928 Naughty Baby
 1928 Oh Kay!
 1928 Harold Teen
 1928 Flying Romeos
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Other Works:

TV commercials: Produced / directed the 1975-76 Dodge Aspen TV commercials that depicted settings for My Fair Lady (1964) featuring Rex Harrison.

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mervyn Le Roy | Mervyn Leroy

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Did not mention being married to actress Edna Murphy in his 1974 autobiography, even though they were married for almost six years. See more »

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