Norman Taurog

Norman Taurog

An unknown person telephoned his home and threatened to kidnap his daughter, Pat (8 years old at the time). The phone number was changed and a guard was placed on duty at the property (February, 1939).

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

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.

He is the youngest Best Director Oscar winner, at the age of 32.

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

Taurog was the uncle of actor/director Jackie Cooper.