Norman Z. McLeod

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Norman Z. McLeod
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Born Norman Zenos McLeod
(1898-09-20)September 20, 1898
Grayling, Michigan, US
Died January 27, 1964(1964-01-27) (aged 65)
Hollywood, California, US
Occupation Film director, cartoonist, writer
Spouse(s) Evelyn Ward

Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898 – January 27, 1964) was an American film director, cartoonist, and writer.

McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Alice in Wonderland (1933), Topper (1937), Pennies from Heaven (1936), There Goes my Heart (1938), Merrily We Live (1938), Topper Takes a Trip (1939), Little Men (1940), Panama Hattie (1942), Jackass Mail (1942), and his last, Alias Jesse James (1959). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W. C. Fields, the Danny Kaye comedy, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), and The Paleface starring Bob Hope (1948).

Personal life[edit]

He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Service in France during World War I. He was married to Evelyn Ward. He died in January 1964.

On February 8, 1960, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contributions to the motion pictures industry at 1724 Vine Street.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Norman Z. McLeod | Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Norman Z. McLeod". Retrieved 2016-08-19. 

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