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Sidney Lanfield (1898 - 1972)

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Sidney Lanfield
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Died in Los Angeles County, California,map
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Profile last modified | Created 17 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 23 Nov 2018
21:37: Gil Davis edited the Biography for Sidney Lanfield (1898-1972). (added cemetery) [Thank Gil for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.


The one-time jazz musician and vaudevillian star started his first directing job for the Fox Film Corporation in 1930; he went on to direct a number of films for 20th Century Fox. In 1941, he directed the Fred Astaire film You'll Never Get Rich for Columbia Pictures, then moved to Paramount Pictures. There Lanfield worked on a number of film comedies. He is probably best remembered for directing actor Bob Hope in a number of films including My Favorite Blonde (1942), Let's Face It (1943), Where There's Life (1947), and The Lemon Drop Kid (1951). Lanfield's most profitable film, however, was the first teaming of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson in 1939's The Hound of the Baskervilles.


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