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Vincent Sherman

Vincent Sherman

Film director
Vincent Sherman
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Intro Film director
Was Film director Actor Film actor Film producer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 16 July 1906, Vienna, USA
Death 18 June 2006, Woodland Hills, USA (aged 99 years)
Star sign Cancer
Education
Oglethorpe University
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Vincent Sherman
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Biography

Vincent Sherman (July 16, 1906 – June 18, 2006) was an American director and actor who worked in Hollywood. His movies include Mr. Skeffington (1944), Nora Prentiss (1947), and The Young Philadelphians (1959).

He began his career as an actor on Broadway and later in film. He directed B-movies for Warner Bros. and then moved to directing to A-pictures. He was a good friend of actor Errol Flynn, whom he directed in Adventures of Don Juan (1949). He directed three Joan Crawford movies: The Damned Don't Cry (1950), Harriet Craig (1950), and Goodbye, My Fancy (1951).

Early life

Sherman was born Abraham Orovitz to Jewish parents. He was born and raised in the small town of Vienna, Georgia, where his father was a dry-goods salesman. Not long after graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, he became a professional actor.

Career

Sherman arrived in New York City to sell a play and soon became a stage director and actor. As a stage actor, he made his debut in May 1936 in Bitter Stream which included Frances Bavier, later known for her role on The Andy Griffith Show. He arrived in Hollywood during the early sound era, where he appeared in William Wyler's 1933 film Counsellor at Law starring John Barrymore. In 1938, Sherman signed on at Warner Bros. as a director. His first film as a director was the 1939 horror film The Return of Doctor X, which starred Humphrey Bogart. The 2006 release of The Return of Doctor X included a director's commentary that Sherman had recorded that year at the age of 99.

Sherman quickly built a reputation for his ability to rewrite any script he was given and turn it into the basis for a successful film. It was these skills that led him to much bigger and star-studded pictures. Sherman was initially known as a "woman's director" during the mid 1940s, but his range expanded as his career developed.

After his film career wound up, Sherman ended his career in television. In 2004, he was the oldest of 21 individuals interviewed in the documentary film Imaginary Witness, a work that chronicled 60 years of film-making about the Holocaust.

Personal life

Sherman was married to Hedda Comorau from 1931 until her death in 1984. He had two children with Comorau: a son Eric Sherman and a daughter Hedwin Naimark. He had a number of high-profile affairs during his life, including on-set affairs with Bette Davis and a three-year relationship with Joan Crawford. In his memoir Studio Affairs: My Life as a Film Director, he described his relationship with Crawford and Rita Hayworth. During the last nine years of his life, he was in a romantic relationship with Francine York.

Death

Sherman died on June 18, 2006, a month short of his 100th birthday, at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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