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David Butler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Butler (December 17, 1894 – June 14, 1979) was an American film director, actor, writer and producer. He was born in San Francisco to an actress and a theater stage manager. His first acting roles were playing extras in stage plays. He later appeared in two D.W. Griffith films, The Girl Who Stayed Home and The Greatest Thing in Life. He also appeared in the 1927 Academy-award winning film 7th Heaven. The same year he made his directorial debut with High School Hero, a comedy for Fox. During Butler's nine-year tenure at Fox, he directed over thirty films, including four Shirley Temple vehicles. Butler's last film for Fox, Kentucky, won Walter Brennan an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He then worked with Bing Crosby in Road to Morocco and If I Had My Way. He also directed Doris Day in Tea For Two, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Lullaby of Broadway, and Calamity Jane. During the late 50s and 1960s Butler directed primarily television episodes, mainly for Leave It To Beaver and Wagon Train. He died in Arcadia, California from congestive heart failure at the age of 85. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Dec 17, 1894 In San Francisco, California, U.S.
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First Appeared:
In the movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 1916-09-04
Latest Project:
Movie Serenity 2019-01-24
Known For
Poster of The Blue Eagle
Poster of Tracked in the Snow Country
Poster of The Girl Who Stayed at Home
Movie Serenity Jack 2019-01-24
Movie Young Ones Sam Lever 2014-06-28
Movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Colonel Badenhorst 2013-12-06
Series The Sinking of the Laconia First Officer Steel, RMS Laconia 2011-01-06
Series The Triangle Tolan 2005-12-05
Movie Circles in a Forest Older James 1989-08-01
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie It's a Great Feeling Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie When London Sleeps Doctor 1932-07-22
Movie Salute Navy Coach 1929-09-01
Movie 7th Heaven Gobin 1927-01-01
Movie Should Second Husbands Come First? The Widow's Older Son 1927-10-23
Movie The Blue Eagle Nick 'Dizzy' Galvani 1926-09-12
Movie Code of the West Bid Hatfield 1925-04-06
Movie The Plastic Age James Henley 1925-12-15
Movie Tracked in the Snow Country Terry Moulton 1925-07-13
Movie The Village Blacksmith Bill Hammond 1922-11-01
Movie The County Fair Joel Bartlett 1920-09-05
Movie The Girl Who Stayed at Home Johann August Kant 1919-03-23
Movie The Other Half Cpl. Jimmy 1919-08-18
Movie The Greatest Thing in Life Mr. Le Bebe 1918-12-22
Movie Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Babylonian Soldier (uncredited) 1916-09-04
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