Job Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director
Years active 1910-67
Top Roles Gobin, Himself, David Butler, Himself, Cameo Appearance, Himself, Freddie Smith
Top GenresComedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Family, Adventure
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Based on Play, Children
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David Butler Overview:

Director, David Butler, was born on Dec 17, 1894 in San Francisco, CA. Butler died at the age of 84 on Jun 14, 1979 in Arcadia, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1976Best WritingVoyage of the Damned (1976)N/ANominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon: Bing Crosby, and Their Movies

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Bing Crosby, , Bob Hope, visitor Joel McCrea on set of Road to Morocco from Getty Images Theresa Brown aka CineMaven has challenged us with a blogathon dedicated to those director/actor pairings that bring magic to the movies. The Classic Symbiotic Collaborations blogathon runs on J... Read full article

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David Butler Facts
Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Stuart Erwin (Best Supporting Actor, Pigskin Parade (1936)) and Walter Brennan (Best Supporting Actor, Kentucky (1938)). Brennan won an Oscar for his performance in Butler's film.

Son of players Adele Belgrade and Fred J. Butler.

A survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which happened when he was 11 years old. He said the quake shook the city so violently and for so long that he remembered his father saying, "I think this is the end. Get down and pray". He and his family escaped uninjured.

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