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Roy Del Ruth (1893–1961)


Roy Del Ruth was born on Oct. 18, 1895, in Philadelphia, PA. He began his Hollywood career as a writer for Mack Sennett in 1915. He began directing in 1919 for Sennett with the two-reeler Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts (1920). In the early 1920s he moved over to features with such efforts as Asleep at the Switch (1923), The Hollywood Kid (1924), ... See full bio »

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(1935)
Red Light Director
(1949)
On the Avenue Director
(1937)

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 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Derelict (1959)
 1958 The Californians (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Death by Proxy (1958)
- The Marshal (1958)
- Sorley Boy (1958)
- The Duel (1958)
 1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Deep Water (1957)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Man from 1997 (1956)
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Harry's Diet (1954)
 1952 About Face
 1951 Starlift
 1949 Red Light
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (segment "A Sweepstakes Ticket")
 1942 Panama Hattie (director of retakes, uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel (uncredited)
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance (uncredited)
 1939 Tail Spin
 1938 My Lucky Star
 1938 Happy Landing
 1937 On the Avenue
 1936 Born to Dance
 1934 Kid Millions
 1934 Upper World
 1933 Lady Killer
 1933 Captured!
 1932 Blessed Event
 1932 Taxi!
 1931 Blonde Crazy
 1931 Side Show
 1931 My Past
 1929 The Aviator
 1929 The Hottentot
 1928 Conquest
 1928 The Terror
 1925 Hogan's Alley
 1925 Eve's Lover
 1925 Head Over Heels (Short)
 1925/II The Mysterious Stranger (Short)
 1924/I The Masked Marvel (Short)
 1924 Nip o' Scotch (Short)
 1924 A Deep Sea Panic (Short)
 1924 His New Mamma (Short)
 1924 The Cat's Meow (Short)
 1924 The Hollywood Kid (Short)
 1924 Shanghaied Lovers (Short)
 1924 Smile Please (Short)
 1923 Flip Flops (Short)
 1923 Asleep at the Switch (Short)
 1923 Skylarking (Short)
 1923 Nip and Tuck (Short)
 1922 When Summer Comes (Short)
 1922 Ma and Pa (Short)
 1922 Gymnasium Jim (Short)
 1922 On Patrol (Short)
 1922 The Duck Hunter (Short)
 1921 Bright Eyes (Short)
 1921 By Heck (Short)
 1921 Be Reasonable (Short)
 1921 Love and Doughnuts (Short)
 1921 Hard Knocks and Love Taps (Short)
 1920 His Noisy Still (Short)
 1920 Chase Me (Short)
 1920 Through the Keyhole (Short)
 1920 The Jazz Bandits (Short)
 1920 Should Dummies Wed? (Short)
 1920 A Lightweight Lover (Short)
 1920 The Heart Snatcher (Short)
 1916 A Rural Romance (Short)
 1916 Gaby's Gasoline Glide (Short)
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The second highest paid director in Hollywood 1934-42. See more »

Nickname:

Laughing Boy

Star Sign:

Libra

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