Norman Taurog Overview:

Director, Norman Taurog, was born Norman Rae Taurog on Feb 23, 1899 in Chicago, IL. Taurog died at the age of 82 on Apr 7, 1981 in Rancho Mirage, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.



Norman Taurog was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Skippy in 1930/31.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best DirectorSkippy (1931)N/AWon
1938Best DirectorBoys Town (1938)N/ANominated

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

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Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Jackie Cooper (Best Actor, Skippy (1931)) and Spencer Tracy (Best Actor, Boys Town (1938)). Tracy won an Oscar for his performance in Taurog's film.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1094-1098. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Taurog directed Elvis Presley in more movies than any other director (nine, starting with G.I. Blues (1960)).

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