Began his career as an actor, moved behind the camera as assistant to Cecil B. DeMille in 1915 and made his directorial debut in 1920 with "Double Speed". Wood displayed a certain flair for complement...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Last Resort: Cinderella Liberty||Actor||Honda||7|
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips||2013||Director||n/a||4|
|The Devil and Miss Jones||1940||Director||n/a||4|
|A Day at the Races||1936||Director||n/a||4|
|The Pride of the Yankees||1941||Director||n/a||4|
|A Night at the Opera||1934||Director||n/a||4|
|Beyond the Rocks||2006||Director||n/a||4|
|A Day at the Races||1936||Producer||n/a||3|
|Beyond the Rocks||2006||Producer||n/a||3|
|Directing debut at Paramount, "Double Speed"|
|Film acting debut|
|President of Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals|
|Directed some scenes of "Gone With the Wind" when George Cukor was removed from the film and replacement Victor Fleming was taken ill|
|Assistant director to Cecil B. DeMille|
|Directed last films, "Ambush" and "The Stratton Story"|
|Testified as a "friendly witness" before the House Un-American Activities Committee|
A conservative in politics as well as in film practice, Wood testified before HUAC in 1947. Father of actress K.T. (Katherine) Stevens (nee Gloria Wood), who played a supporting role in "Kitty Foyle" and enjoyed short-lived leading lady status in the 1940s.
|K Stevens||Daughter||born on July 19, 1919 appeared in her father's "Kitty Foyle" (1940); married and divorced actor Hugh Marlowe; died of lung cancer on June 13, 1994|
|Legend has it that one way to test Ernest Hemingway's reportedly awesome gift for profanity was to mention director Sam Wood; the author was known to have intensely disliked the bowdlerized 1943 film adaptation of his novel, "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as directed by Wood.|
|Received Oscar nominations for Best Director for "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939), "Kitty Foyle" (1940), and "Kings Row" (1942).|
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