Arthur Lubin

Director, Actor
Best known as the creator of the sitcom "Mister Ed", Arthur Lubin grew up near the hub of the burgeoning film medium. He first broke into the industry as an actor in silent films in 1924. He appeared in films over the ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (42)

Arthur the Kid 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

If I'm Lost, How Come I Found You? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Rain For a Dusty Summer 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Bronco 1958 - 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

Maverick 1957 - 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. Ed 1960 - 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

The Deputy 1959 - 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1966 (Tv Show)

Director

The Incredible Mr. Limpet 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The First Traveling Saleslady 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Footsteps in the Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Lady Godiva 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Francis 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

(Director)

Buck Privates 1941 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Friday 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Adventure's End 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

California Straight Ahead 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

I Cover the War 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Idol of the Crowds 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

A Night in Paradise (Movie)

(Director)

A Successful Failure (Movie)

(Director)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Movie)

(Director)

Call a Messenger (Movie)

(Director)

Delightfully Dangerous (Movie)

(Director)

Francis Goes to West Point (Movie)

(Director)

Francis Goes to the Races (Movie)

(Director)

Great God Gold (Movie)

(Director)

Hold That Ghost (Movie)

(Director)

Impact (Movie)

(Director)

In the Navy (Movie)

(Director)

It Grows on Trees (Movie)

(Director)

Keep 'Em Flying (Movie)

(Director)

Little Lulu (TV Show)

Director

Mickey, the Kid (Movie)

(Director)

New Orleans (Movie)

(Director)

Ride 'Em Cowboy (Movie)

(Director)

San Francisco Docks (Movie)

(Director)

South Sea Woman (Movie)

(Director)

The Spider Woman Strikes Back (Movie)

(Director)

White Savage (Movie)

(Director)

Yellowstone (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The First Traveling Saleslady 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

His People 1924 (Movie)

Morris Cominsky (Actor)
Other (1)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

film extract("Francis" (1949)) (Other)

Biography

Best known as the creator of the sitcom "Mister Ed", Arthur Lubin grew up near the hub of the burgeoning film medium. He first broke into the industry as an actor in silent films in 1924. He appeared in films over the next five years before making the leap to director in 1934 with "A Successful Failure". Then, he created his own film and music studio, Lubin Studios, and steadily built his reputation as a director. By the '40s, he was directing a number of Abbott and Costello comedy movies including, "Buck Privates", "In the Navy", and "Hold That Ghost". In 1943, he directed his biggest box office success, the horror classic, "Phantom of the Opera". In the '50s, Lubin directed a number of films featuring "Francis the Talking Mule". He brought the concept to television in 1958 with the show about a talking horse named "Mister Ed". After the series' successful eight-year run, Lubin continued working in television until he retired in 1981. He lived out the rest of his days with his life partner, Frank Burford. Lubin died age 96.

Relationships

Frank Burford

Companion

Helen Lubin

Wife

William Lubovsky

Father
Polish emigrated to USA in 1889 and changed surname to Lubin

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1922

Milestones

Served in the US navy in WWI

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