Gregory La Cava Overview:

Director, Gregory La Cava, was born George Gregory La Cava on Mar 10, 1892 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. La Cava died at the age of 60 on Mar 1, 1952 in Malibu, CA and was laid to rest in Chapel Of The Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although La Cava was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best DirectorMy Man Godfrey (1936)N/ANominated
1937Best DirectorStage Door (1937)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Primrose Path (1940, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Primrose Path gets fun fast. Given the film opens with nine year-old Joan Carroll stealing a neighbor?s tamales (instead of buying them) for her and her grandmother, Queenie Vassar, it sort of needs to be fun. Vassar?s the maternal grandmother, not related to despondently alcoholic dad Miles Mander.... Read full article


Primrose Path (1940, )

on Feb 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Primrose Path gets fun fast. Given the film opens with nine year-old Joan Carroll stealing a neighbor?s tamales (instead of buying them) for her and her grandmother, Queenie Vassar, it sort of needs to be fun. Vassar?s the maternal grandmother, not related to despondently alcoholic dad Miles Mander.... Read full article


Primrose Path (1940, )

on Feb 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Primrose Path gets fun fast. Given the film opens with nine year-old Joan Carroll stealing a neighbor?s tamales (instead of buying them) for her and her grandmother, Queenie Vassar, it sort of needs to be fun. Vassar?s the maternal grandmother, not related to despondently alcoholic dad Miles Mander.... Read full article


Primrose Path (1940, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Primrose Path gets fun fast. Given the film opens with nine year-old Joan Carroll stealing a neighbor?s tamales (instead of buying them) for her and her grandmother, Queenie Vassar, it sort of needs to be fun. Vassar?s the maternal grandmother, not related to despondently alcoholic dad Miles Mander.... Read full article


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Gregory La Cava Facts
Son William Morse La Cava (c. 1925).

Directed 8 actors to Oscar nominations: Frank Morgan (Best Actor, The Affairs of Cellini (1934)), Claudette Colbert (Best Actress, Private Worlds (1935)), William Powell (Best Actor, My Man Godfrey (1936)), Carole Lombard (Best Actress, My Man Godfrey (1936)), Mischa Auer (Best Supporting Actor, My Man Godfrey (1936)), Alice Brady (Best Supporting Actress, My Man Godfrey (1936)), Andrea Leeds (Best Supporting Actress, Stage Door (1937)), and Marjorie Rambeau (Best Supporting Actress, Primrose Path (1940)).

La Cava is reported to have believed that a script exists only to be ignored.

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