Norman Z. McLeod

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Norman Z. McLeod
Norman Z. McLeod.jpg
Born Norman Zenos McLeod
(1898-09-20)September 20, 1898
Grayling, Michigan, USA
Died January 27, 1964(1964-01-27) (aged 65)
Hollywood, California, USA
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), and Merrily We Live (1938). 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, aged 65, following a stroke.

He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.[1]

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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norman Zenos McLeod (1895 - 1964) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Norman Z. McLeod | Hollywood Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Norman Z. McLeod". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 

External links[edit]