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Harry Beaumont (1888–1966)


Born in Abilene, KS, in 1888, Harry Beaumont started his show-business career early--he quit school to become an actor in a traveling stock company, and eventually made his way to the New York stage. In 1912 he began working as a film actor for Edison studios--which was headquartered across the river in New Jersey--in everything from two-reel ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

The Broadway Melody
(1929)
Our Dancing Daughters
(1928)
When Ladies Meet
When Ladies Meet Director
(1933)
The Florodora Girl
(1930)

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 1946 The Show-Off
 1945 Twice Blessed
 1932 Faithless
 1932 Unashamed
 1930 Great Day
 1930 Our Blushing Brides (uncredited)
 1929 Speedway
 1929 A Single Man
 1926 Womanpower
 1926 Sandy
 1925 Recompense
 1924 A Lost Lady
 1924 Babbitt
 1924 Beau Brummel
 1923 Main Street
 1922 June Madness
 1922 Glass Houses
 1920 Officer 666
 1920 Stop Thief
 1920 Going Some
 1919 Toby's Bow
 1919 Heartsease
 1918 Thirty a Week
 1917 The Long Green Trail (Short)
 1917/I Local Color (Short)
 1917 The Rainbow Box (Short)
 1916 His Little Wife (Short)
 1916 Twin Fates (Short)
 1916 A Million for a Baby (Short)
 1916 A Rose of Italy (Short)
 1916 The Little Samaritan (Short)
 1916 Joyce's Strategy (Short)
 1916 The Roughneck (Short)
 1916 Destiny (Short)
 1916 The White Alley (Short)
 1915 The Land of Adventure (Short)
 1915 Her Happiness (Short)
 1915 The Call of the City (Short)
 1915 On the Wrong Track (Short)
 1915 A Sprig of Shamrock (Short)
 1915 The Bedouin's Sacrifice (Short)
 1915 For His Mother (Short)
 1914 My Friend from India (Short)
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Director, chiefly at MGM (from 1928-34 and from 1944-48), as well as Fox and Warner Brothers. Did his best work in the 1920s, after starting in the business as an actor with Edison back in 1911. His career declined to second features after the advent of sound. His best films are considered to be Our Dancing Daughters (1928) and the Oscar-winning The Broadway Melody (1929). See more »

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