|Date of Birth||7 October 1899, Balta, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire [now Odessa Oblast, Ukraine]|
|Date of Death||20 August 1982, Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Isidor Irving Litwack|
Mini Bio (1)
Russian-born Edward Ludwig came to the U.S. as a child and was educated in Canada and New York City. He entered the film business as an actor in silents, then became a scenarist and screenwriter, and in the early 1930s turned to directing. Although most of his films were routine second features, he showed a flair for action pictures, a good example of which is a John Wayne war epic he made for Republic, The Fighting Seabees (1944), one of Wayne's better--and most successful--films for that studio. In the late 1950s he turned to directing TV series.
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