Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles, California, was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. His quintessential works used legions of chorus girls as geometric elements in elaborate production numbers. He started up as a theatrical director, just as many other movie directors. Unlike many of them at that time, he felt that a camera is something mobile and that its mobility should be used to allow movie audiences to see things and people by perspectives that the theatrical stage never could provide. This is why he played an enormous role in establishing movie musicals as a category in its own right.
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Busby Berkeley Facts
|Birth Name||William Berkeley Enos|
|Birthday||November 29, 1895|
|Date of death||March 14, 1976 (age 80)|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75)|
|Take Me Out to the Ball Game|
|The Busby Berkeley Collection|
|TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Busby Berkeley|
|For Me and My Gal|
|The Carmen Miranda Collection|
|Babes on Broadway|
|They Made Me a Criminal|
|The Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly Collection|
|The Alice Faye Collection|