Alexander Hall

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Alexander Hall
Born (1894-01-11)January 11, 1894
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died July 30, 1968(1968-07-30) (aged 74)
San Francisco, California, US
Occupation film director, theatre actor, and composer
Nationality American
Notable awards Best Director – (nominee)
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Spouse Lola Lane (1934–1936)

Alexander Hall (January 11, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts – July 30, 1968, San Francisco, California) was an American film director and theatre actor.


Hall acted in the theatre from the age of four through 1914, when he began to work in silent movies. Following his military service in World War I, he returned to Hollywood and pursued a career in film production. He worked as a film editor and assistant director at Paramount Pictures until 1932, when he directed his first feature film, Sinners in the Sun. From 1937 to 1947, he was a contract director at Columbia Pictures, where he earned a reputation for sophisticated comedies. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

From 1934 to 1936, Hall was married to actress Lola Lane. He was engaged briefly to Lucille Ball, who left him when she met Desi Arnaz. The couple later hired him to direct their 1956 film Forever, Darling.[1]

Hall died of complications from a stroke in San Francisco.

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  1. ^ Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz by Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993, pp. 102-103 (ISBN 0-688-11217-X)

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