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American director, qualified as an engineer. In Hollywood from 1922 as a prop man. With RKO (1933-38), he won an Oscar for the short film So This Is Harris!
(1933). On the strength of this, he advanced to full-length feature direction, specializing in musicals. Directing five of the classic Fred Astaire
/ Ginger Rogers
vehicles, he was particularly noted for his technical skills, his effective ...