Walter Lang

Walter Lang


Walter Lang
Film: South side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Aug. 10, 1896 in Memphis, TN
Died Feb. 7, 1972 in Desert Hospital, Calif.

Veteran film directer Walter Lang's well-known movies included "The King and I" and "Call Me Madam."

Lang graduated from the University of Tennessee, served in France with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and began his career as a Hollywood film director in 1927.

He directed more than 50 movies during his career, most of them while associated with 20th Century Fox from the early 1930s to the early 1960s.

Some of his other films include "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Cheaper By the Dozen," "State Fair," "Moon Over Miami," "Tin Pan Alley," "The Great Profile" and "Star Dust."

Lang, who worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was nominated for an Oscar for "The King and I."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1956 Best Director The King and I Nomination

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