Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
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Appeared in "I Married an Angel" on Broadway, 1938.
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[on Esther Williams] She's a dear dame. The only person I know who didn't want a theatrical career -- she got into the business by mistake.
Actor, dancer and choreographer on Broadway. Signed in 1942 by Arthur Freed for the new MGM musical unit. Worked as dance director from 1943 to 1946, then made the transition to full motion picture director, specialising in musicals and comedies. He remained at MGM in that capacity from 1947 to 1964.