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King Vidor
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Filmmaker
    (February 8, 1894-November 1, 1982)
    Birth name is King Wallis Vidor
    Directed films 'Hurricane in Galveston (1913),' 'The Grand Military Parade (1913),' 'Bud's Recruit (1918)' 'The Jack-Knife Man (1920),' 'Dusk to Dawn (1922),' 'Conquering the Woman (1922),' 'Three Wise Fools (1923),' 'La Boheme (1926),' 'The Patsy (1928),' 'Hallelujah (1929),' 'Billy the Kid (1930),' 'The Champ (1930),' 'Our Daily Bread (1934),' 'Texas Rangers (1936),' 'Stella Dallas (1937),' 'The Citadel (1938),' 'Northwest Passage (1940),' 'Comrade X (1940),' 'Esq (1941),' 'The Fountainhead (1949),' 'War and Peace (1956),' and 'Solomon and Sheba (1959)'
    He married three times and divorced twice.
    He was obsessed with the murder of director William Desmond Taylor and even planned to turn the story into a movie.
    He directed 'Stella Dallas (1937)', which is considered the pre curser of all soap operas.
    He was nominated for an Oscar five times, but he didn't win once.
    He directed the brilliant Black-and-White Kansas scenes in 'The Wizard of Oz (1939).'
    He was president of the Directors Guild of America (1936-1938).
    He holds the record for having 'The Longest Career as A Film Director,' which is 67 years (beginning in 1913 and ending in 1980).
    He is a survivor of the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.
    He said: 'The director is the channel through which a motion picture reaches the screen.'
    His directing ability was unique.
    He was an accomplished director in both silent films and talkies.

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