Director, Mitchell Leisen, was born James Leisen on Oct 6, 1898 in Menominee, MI. Leisen died at the age of 74 on Oct 28, 1972 in Woodland Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Chapel of the Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Leisen was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1928/29||Best Art Direction||Dynamite (1929)||N/A||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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