Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1160-1164. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Directed 3 actresses to Oscar nominations: Leslie Caron (Best Actress, Lili (1953)), Marjorie Rambeau (Best Supporting Actress, Torch Song (1953)), and Debbie Reynolds (Best Actress, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)).
Educated at USC.