Victor Fleming [1883-1949] received an Oscar for Best Director, but not for The Wizard of Oz; the director won for Gone With the Wind, a project for which he left Oz three weeks prior to the film's finish (with an uncredited King Vidor completing Oz). The distinguished filmmaker directed some of the 1940's most memorable films -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Tortilla Flat and Joan of Arc.
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Victor Fleming Facts
|Birthday||February 23, 1889|
|Birthplace||Pasadena, California, USA|
|Date of death||January 6, 1949 (age 59)|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Victor Fleming compared to you?|
|Awards||1940 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Gone with the Wind)|