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Date of Birth 2 November 1893Cannelton, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 12 August 1957Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameTimothy Francis Whelan
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Tim Whelan was born on November 2, 1893 in Cannelton, Indiana, USA as Timothy Francis Whelan. He was a director and writer, known for The Thief of Bagdad (1940), The Murder Man (1935) and Safety Last! (1923). He was married to Miriam Seegar. He died on August 12, 1957 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Miriam Seegar (1932 - 12 August 1957) (his death) (2 children)

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Brother-in-law of actress Sara Seegar.
Married to actress Miriam Seegar, who was 14 years his junior, the couple had two sons, Tim Whelan Jr. and Michael. Michael was born with Down's Syndrome.
The family lived in England for quite some time from the late 30s to the late 40s. He returned to America (and Hollywood) following WWII.
His career began as a writer in Hollywood where he began working with Harold Lloyd. It was while living in England that he made his mark as a director.
Directed more films in Britain than in his native country, often for BIP, Gainsborough and (most of his best output in the 1930's) for Alexander Korda's London Films. He is best remembered for the colourful fantasy classic The Thief of Bagdad (1940).

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