Archie Mayo

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Archie Mayo
Born Archibald L. Mayo
January 29, 1891
New York Times, New York, United States
Died December 4, 1968(1968-12-04) (aged 77)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor

Archibald L. "Archie" Mayo (January 29, 1891, New York City – December 4, 1968, Guadalajara, Mexico) was a film director, screenwriter and actor.[1]

Mayo moved to Hollywood in 1915 and began working as a director in 1917.

His films include Is Everybody Happy? (1929) with Ted Lewis, Bought! (1931) with Constance Bennett, Night After Night (1932) with Mae West, The Doorway to Hell (1930) with James Cagney and Lew Ayres, Convention City (1933) with Joan Blondell, The Mayor of Hell (1933) with James Cagney, The Petrified Forest (1936) with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) with Gary Cooper.

Mayo retired in 1946, shortly after completing A Night in Casablanca with the Marx Brothers and Angel on My Shoulder with Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, and Claude Rains.

Mayo has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.



  1. ^ "Archie Mayo". AllMovie. 

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