Jack Conway

Jack Conway
Film: East side of the 1500 block of Vine Street
Actor | Director | Producer
Born Hugh Ryan Conway on July 17, 1886 in Graceville, Minn.
Died Oct. 11, 1952 of pulmonary ailment in Pacific Palisades, CA

Jack Conway was a motion picture pioneer who starred in the first movie filmed in Hollywood and directed the first sound picture made at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

He first entered motion pictures in 1907 as a leading man and started directing in 1914 under the guidance of D. W. Griffith. He played the male lead in a film believed to be the first actually photographed in Hollywood, "Her Indian Hero," in 1909.

He joined MGM in the early 1920s shortly after the company was formed and directed its first talking picture, "Alias Jimmy Valentine," in 1928.

In later years he directed such movies as "Saratoga," Jean Harlow's last picture.

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