Walter Lang

Director, Fashion illustrator
While many artists develop passion for their craft following years of work and dedication, influential director Walter Lang discovered filmmaking almost on a whim. After moving from his hometown of Memphis to New York ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1898 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Director (43)

Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Marriage-Go-Round 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

But Not For Me 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Desk Set 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The King and I 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Call Me Madam 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

The Jackpot 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Meet the Baron 1933 (Movie)

(Director)

Hell Bound 1930 (Movie)

(Director)

By Whose Hand? (Movie)

(Director)

Carnival (Movie)

(Director)

Claudia and David (Movie)

(Director)

Coney Island (Movie)

(Director)

Greenwich Village (Movie)

(Director)

Hooray for Love (Movie)

(Director)

Love Before Breakfast (Movie)

(Director)

Mother Wore Tights (Movie)

(Director)

No More Orchids (Movie)

(Director)

On the Riviera (Movie)

(Director)

Second Honeymoon (Movie)

(Director)

Sentimental Journey (Movie)

(Director)

Sitting Pretty (Movie)

(Director)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

(Director)

Star Dust (Movie)

(Director)

State Fair (Movie)

(Director)

Susannah of the Mounties (Movie)

(Director)

The Baroness and the Butler (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Fight (Movie)

(Director)

The Blue Bird (Movie)

(Director)

The Great Profile (Movie)

(Director)

The Little Princess (Movie)

(Director)

The Magnificent Dope (Movie)

(Director)

The Night Flyer (Movie)

(Director)

The Party's Over (Movie)

(Director)

The Warrior's Husband (Movie)

(Director)

Tin Pan Alley (Movie)

(Director)

Weekend in Havana (Movie)

(Director)

When My Baby Smiles at Me (Movie)

(Director)

Wife, Doctor and Nurse (Movie)

(Director)

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

Chimp Lips Theater 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Auntie Lee's Meat Pies 1992 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Rich Girl 1991 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)
Writer (2)

Mr. Belvedere 1984 - 1990 (TV Show)

Story By

The Warrior's Husband (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Other (1)

False Identity 1990 (Movie)

(Stand-In)

Biography

While many artists develop passion for their craft following years of work and dedication, influential director Walter Lang discovered filmmaking almost on a whim. After moving from his hometown of Memphis to New York City, he found a temporary office position in a film production company and became fascinated by the creative energy surrounding him. Lang learned all aspects of filmmaking by immersing himself in conversations with talented producers, writers and directors until he landed his first assistant directing job. Despite a quick career shift--he moved to Paris to try his hand at painting--Lang returned to the film industry and directed several silent films before being discovered by 20th Century Fox. Before becoming one of Hollywood's go-to directors for musicals, Lang directed pop-culture icon Shirley Temple in the 1939 boarding school drama "The Little Princess". His artistic eye helped him visualize elaborate sets and sequences for his large-scale directorial projects, including the acclaimed musicals "Tin Pan Alley" and "Coney Island" starring Betty Grable, who went on record calling Lang a true gentleman. Perhaps Lang's best-known film was the sweeping 1956 musical "The King and I", starring Yul Brynner in an Oscar-winning role and earning Lang his first and only Oscar nomination for Best Director.

Relationships

W Richard Lang Jr

Son

Madelayne Fields

Wife
married 1937 met Lombard when both worked at Mack Sennett's comedy studio c. 1926

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