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Walter Lang Overview:

Director, Walter Lang, was born on Aug 10, 1896 in Memphis, TN. Lang died at the age of 75 on Feb 7, 1972 in Palm Springs, CA and was laid to rest in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, CA.

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Although Lang was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best DirectorThe King and I (1956)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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Walter Lang Facts
Fought with the U.S. Army in France during World War I.

Directed 6 actors to Oscar nominations: Clifton Webb (Best Actor, Sitting Pretty (1948)), Dan Dailey (Best Actor, When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)), Susan Hayward (Best Actress, With a Song in My Heart (1952)), Thelma Ritter (Best Supporting Actress, With a Song in My Heart (1952)), Yul Brynner (Best Actor, The King and I (1956)), and Deborah Kerr (Best Actress, The King and I (1956)). Brynner won an Oscar for his performance in Lang's film.

Father of director Richard Lang.

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