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Legendary director, Busby Berkeley, was born William Berkeley Enos on Nov 29, 1895 in Los Angeles, CA. Berkeley died at the age of 80 on Mar 14, 1976 in Palm Springs, CA .



Berkeley was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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em cores / in color

By L? on Jan 27, 2018 From Critica Retro

em cores / in color Os diretores podem adicionar sua marca registrada nos filmes que fazem. O mesmo acontece com atores, alguns roteiristas, cen?grafos e figurinistas. Mas pouqu?ssimos core?grafos conseguiram adicionar uma marca registrada aos filmes em que traba... Read full article

5 Things You May Not Know about

By minooallen on Nov 29, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know about ? Like that today is his birthday. Happy 121st Birthday to the legend ! ….. 1) He was a performer and a fighter ?I couldn’t find a a picture of him as kid, so enjoy this behind the scenes photo instead! At least that?s what I g... Read full article

Buzz: The Life and Art of

on Apr 13, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

When Hollywood announced Ryan Gosling in the lead role of dance impresario/director Busby “Buzz” Berkeley, I was skeptical. Not just because this is another in the endless parade of prestige biopics, but because I didn’t really think Berkeley’s life warranted a 2-hour movie. ... Read full article

: Before and After The Code

By Emily on Apr 5, 2015 From The Vintage Cameo

This post is a (belated!) entry to the Pre-Code Blogathon, hosted by Pre-Code.com and Shadows & Satin! Check this post for links to all the punctual entries. A lot of times when I’m thinking about the Code, I tend to oversimplify it into a distinct “before” and “after;... Read full article


By Judy on Nov 21, 2014 From Movie Classics

Joan Blondell and James Cagney in Footlight Parade Hi to all those visiting my blog!?I haven’t been around here much?lately, and I’m afraid my projected themes fell by the wayside… though I might still resurrect them. But, anyway, I intend to get the show back on the road with some... Read full article

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At age 12 he enrolled in the Mohegan Lake Military Academy near Peekskill. He graduated in 1914.

His parents were members of the Tim Frawley Repertory Company. His father was the director. He was named after two people in the Tim Frawley Repetory Company: Amy Busby (a young English soubret who later became prominent on the London stage) and William Gillette who went on to become a Broadway star, performing in a Sherlock Holmes play he had written.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 23-28. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

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