Mark Sandrich

Mark Sandrich

Cousin of producer/director Zion Myers and actress Carmel Myers

Died of a heart attack 9 days into directing Blue Skies (1946). He was replaced by Stuart Heisler, though Sandrich's footage is said to still remain in the completed film.

Died suddenly of a heart attack while playing gin rummy with his wife.

Directed five of the nine immortal, glorious Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers musicals for RKO.

Father of Jay Sandrich

Father of Mark Sandrich Jr.

Father-in-law of actress Vanessa Brown.

President of the Screen Directors Guild. [1943-1944]