Appeared in "I Married an Angel" on Broadway, 1938.
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[on Busby Berkeley] Buzz treated his actors like pieces of scenery or a piece of furniture. He'd shove them around, move 'em around. Time meant nothing, lines meant nothing. It was just where his camera was, and where you had to be when he wanted to swoop around and slide in for a close-up. "God dammit!", he'd say, "I told you to turn on that line so I could come in". And he'd push Judy [Garland]...
He was under contract to M-G-M, first as a choreographer and then as a director, for over 20 years and all the films he directed were made for that company except his last one, "Walk Don't Run" (1966), which he made for Columbia. In the later days of his Metro contract, he was often called in to direct additional scenes for other people's movies - these tended to be very unlike his own films, and...