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King Vidor

King Vidor (February 8, 1894 - November 1, 1982) was an American film director

He was born in Galveston, Texas. A freelance newsreel cameraman and cinema projectionist, he made his debut as a director in 1913. In Hollywood from 1915, he worked on a variety of film-related jobs before directing a feature film, The Turn of the Road in 1919. A successful mounting of Peg o' My Heart in 1922 got him a long term contract with MGM. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he received an honorary award in 1979.

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King Vidor Facts

Birth NameKing Wallis Vidor
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1894
BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, USA
Date of deathNovember 1, 1982 (age 88)
Height5' 11½" (1m82)
Awards1979 Academy Awards: Honorary Award

Selected Filmography

Northwest Passage
War And Peace
The Fountainhead
Stella Dallas
Kirk Douglas: The Centennial Collection
Man Without a Star
The Wizard Of Oz
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