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Norman Z. McLeod (1895–1964)

Norman Z. McLeod was one of Hollywood's leading early comedy directors. Born in Grayling, Michigan, he came from a family that had no connections to show business (his father was a clergyman). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in France during World War I. He actually started out ... See full bio »

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 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Once Upon a Time (1961)
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Happy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Honeymoon (1960)
 1960 Ben Blue's Brothers (TV Movie)
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Celebrity Golf (TV Series)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954-1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Dr. Spatzen (1955)
- Maxwell's Comet (1955)
- The Track Star (1955)
 1950 Let's Dance (as Norman McLeod)
 1948 The Paleface
 1947 Road to Rio
 1944 The Canterville Ghost (uncredited)
 1943 The Powers Girl (as Norman McLeod)
 1942 Panama Hattie
 1942 Jackass Mail
 1941 Lady Be Good
 1940 Little Men
 1939 Remember?
 1937 Topper
 1936 Early to Bed
 1936 The Milky Way (fill-in director - uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
 1935 Here Comes Cookie (as Norman McLeod)
 1934 It's a Gift (as Norman McLeod)
 1934 Many Happy Returns (as Norman McLeod)
 1933 Alice in Wonderland (as Norman Mc Leod)
 1932 If I Had a Million (segments "China Shop", "Road Hogs", uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers (as Norman McLeod)
 1932 The Miracle Man (as Norman McLeod)
 1931 Touchdown!
 1931 Monkey Business (as Norman McLeod)
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Unsold pilot: Produced a sitcom pilot featuring Joan Davis for NBC called "The Joan Davis Show", about a woman who runs an answering service and manages to get enmeshed in the problems of her clients. See more »

Alternate Names:

Norman Mc Leod | Norman Zenos MacLeod | Norman McLeod


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