Alfred E. Green Overview:

Director, Alfred E. Green, was born on Jul 11, 1889 in Perris, CA. Green died at the age of 71 on Sep 4, 1960 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

Alfred E. Green was born on July 11th, 1889 in Perris California. Although Green would go on to be a prolific Hollywood director, Green got his start in Hollywood as an actor, making his big screen debut in the film Pride of the Range. He continued to work primarily as an actor for the next couple years, appear in films such A western Romance, The Tree and the Chaff, and Until the Sea…. In 1914 he began working as the assistant to director Colin Campbell, helping behind the scenes on the films Ne'er Do Well, The Garden of Allah, and The Unpardonable Sin.

By 1916 Green to graduated to becoming a fulltime director and stopped acting all together. His career would end up spanning five decades. During the silent era he would work with top talent such as Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, and Colleen Moore. Green also made the successful transition in the sound era with films like Disraeli, Men of the Sky, and The Dark Horse. In 1933 he directed Barbara Stanwyck in the controversial pre-code film Baby Face. Two years later, in 1935 he would direct Bette Davis in her Academy Award winning role in Dangerous.

His career would continue into the 1940s and 1950s, directed well-remembered film such as The Jolson Story, The Jackie Robinson Story, and The Eddie Cantor Story.  By the mid-1950s Green also began working in the new medium of television, directing spots on General Electric Theater, The Lone Wolf, and The Millionaire.  Green retired from show business in 1956 and passed away four years later on September 4th, 1960. He was 71 years old.

(Source: article by Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub).



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Directed 4 actors to Oscar nominations: George Arliss (Best Actor, Disraeli (1929); Best Actor The Green Goddess (1930)), Bette Davis (Best Actress, Dangerous (1935)), Larry Parks (Best Actor, The Jolson Story (1946)), and William Demarest (Best Supporting Actor, The Jolson Story (1946)). Arliss (for "Disraeli") and Davis won Oscars for their performance in Green's films.

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