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Name  Archie Mayo
Role  Film director
Spouse  Lucille Wolf (m. ?–1945)

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Full Name  Archibald L. Mayo
Born  January 29, 1891New York Times, New York, United States
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter, actor
Died  December 4, 1968, Guadalajara, Mexico
Movies  The Petrified Forest, A Night in Casablanca, Angel on My Shoulder, The Adventures of Marco, Svengali
Similar People  Leslie Howard, Michael Curtiz, Paul Muni, Marian Marsh, Claude Rains

Archibald L. "Archie" Mayo (January 29, 1891 – December 4, 1968) was a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Early years

The son of a tailor, Mayo was born in New York City. After attending the city's public schools, he studied at Columbia University.

Film

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.

Recognition

Mayo has a star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960.

Death

Mayo died of cancer in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 4, 1968. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

References

Archie Mayo Wikipedia


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