Leo McCarey Biography

Director (1898–1969)
Leo McCarey was an American movie director, writer and producer who specialized in light comedy and nostalgia.


In the early 1920s, Leo McCarey’s had the inspired notion that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy should be made a permanent comedy team, and the 19 films that Laurel and Hardy made under McCarey's supervision were key in forming McCarey's comic sensibilities. McCarey is also noted for his films with the Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, George Burns and most other Hollywood stars of his day.

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