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Hugo Ballin (1879–1956)

Hugo Ballin was born on March 7, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an art director and director, known for Pagan Love (1920), Jane Eyre (1921) and Daughter of Mine (1919). He was married to Mabel Ballin. He died on November 27, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Jane Eyre Director
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American art director, director and producer of silent films, trained in Rome. Began with Goldwyn Pictures in New Jersey in 1917. Many of his films starred his wife, the actress Mabel Ballin. He was also a renowned painter and muralist. His designs include the commemorative medallion for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He also painted the murals at the Griffith Park Observatory in 1934. Ballin ... See more »

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