Alfred E. Green

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"Alfred Green" redirects here. For the Anglican bishop, see Charles Alfred Howell Green.
Green in 1921

Alfred E. Green (July 11, 1889 in Perris, California – September 4, 1960 in Hollywood, California) was a prolific movie director. Green entered film in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Company. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell. He then started to direct two-reelers until he started features in 1917.

In a durable career lasting until the 1950s, Green directed some major stars such as Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, and Colleen Moore. In 1926's Ella Cinders directed by himself, he can be seen playing a director. In 1935, Green directed Dangerous, with Bette Davis in the starring role and winning Best Actress for her performance. Much later came Green's hit success, The Jolson Story (1946) and an affectionate western Four Faces West (1948) known outside the US by the more expressive title They Passed This Way. Then followed another string of B-movies. After retiring from motion pictures, he directed several TV episodes.

He was married to silent film actress Vivian Reed. They had three children, Douglas Green, Hilton A. Green, and Marshall Green, all of whom worked as assistant directors.

Green has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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