Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 642-649. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Directed 2 actresses to Oscar nominations: Olivia de Havilland (Best Actress, To Each His Own (1946)) and Thelma Ritter (Best Supporting Actress, The Mating Season (1951)). de Havilland won an Oscar for her performance in Leisen's film.