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[on Ava Gardner
] Ava herself was charming. She's a real movie queen, really exciting; lovely looking, too, with marvelous legs. When she crosses the screen, you're bound to follow her.
Graduated from DeWitt-Clinton High school. Subsequently served an eleven-year apprenticeship in the theatre, rising from assistant stage manager for a touring company to Broadway stage manager and director.
He was often regarded as a "women's director" because his films frequently are centered around strong female characters.