Norman Z. McLeod

Norman Z. McLeod


Norman Z. McLeod
Film: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born Sept. 20, 1898 in Grayling, MI
Died Jan. 27, 1964 in Toluca Lake, CA

Norman Z. McLeod was a prolific film director who first broke into the movies as an illustrator for subtitles in silent movies.

McLeod, who worked almost exclusively in the field of comedy, directed "Road to Rio," Topper," "My Favorite Spy," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Pennies from Heaven."

He also worked with the Marx Brothers in "Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers."

Besides the Marx Brothers, McLeod directed Bob Hope, Constance Bennett, Danny Kaye, Bing Cosby, Dorothy Lamour, Hedy Lamarr and Cary Grant.

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