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W.S. Van Dyke
W.S. Van Dyke created 5 movies in the Action, Adventure, Romance, Music, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery genres.
W.S. Van Dyke got succeed with average imdb rating 7.3.
Before entering the movie business, Van Dyke was a gold miner, a lumberjack, a railroad worker and a mercenary.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1112-1121. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Woody's father died the day after he was born.
Directed 4 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Robert Morley and Norma Shearer.
His second wife, Ruth Mannix, was the niece of MGM executive E.J. Mannix.
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