H. Bruce Humberstone

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H. Bruce Humberstone
Born H. Bruce Humberstone
(1901-11-18)November 18, 1901
Buffalo, New York, USA
Died October 11, 1984(1984-10-11) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Resting place
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nationality American
Other names Lucky Humberstone
Occupation Film director
Years active 1924–1966
Employer 20th Century Fox
Notable work Sun Valley Serenade
I Wake Up Screaming
To the Shores of Tripoli

H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone (November 18, 1901, Buffalo, New York – October 11, 1984, Los Angeles, California) was a movie actor (as a child), a script clerk, an assistant director, working with directors such as King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan and, ultimately, a director.

One of twenty-eight founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked on several silent movie films for 20th Century Fox. Humberstone did not specialize; he worked on comedies, dramas, and melodramas. Humberstone is best known today for the seminal Film noir I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and his work on some of the Charlie Chan films. In the 1950s, Humberstone worked mostly on TV.

He retired in 1962, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He died in 1984, aged 82, and was buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.[1]

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