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 William Nigh

William Nigh

Birth
Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 27 Nov 1955 (aged 74)
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Patience, N-21259
Memorial ID 18357 · View Source
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Motion Picture Director, Writer, Actor. Born Emil Kreuske in Berlin, Wisconsin, he entered films in 1911 as an actor and moved up to directing comedy shorts for Mack Sennett, making his feature debut with "Salomy Jane" (1914). From a historical standpoint his most important film is "My Four Years in Germany" (1918), a blockbuster that established the new Warner Bros. studio as a major player in Hollywood. Nigh had his own production company in the early 1920s and from 1926 to 1929 was under contract to MGM, where he worked with such major stars as John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Ramon Novarro, and Lon Chaney. But most of his four-decade career was spent churning out efficient programmers for Poverty Row outfits, including Monogram's "Mr. Wong" mystery series, starring Boris Karloff. During the silent era he co-scripted and occasionally appeared in his films. Among Nigh's 120 directing credits are "The Child of Destiny" (1916), "The Little Giant" (1926), "Mr. Wu" (1927), "Across to Singapore" (1928), "Four Walls" (1928), "Desert Nights" (1929), "The Mysterious Mr. Wong" (1935), "I Am a Criminal" (1938), "The Strange Case of Dr. Rx" (1942), "Corregidor" (1943), and "Beauty and the Bandit" (1946). He retired in 1948.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 9 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Nigh (12 Oct 1881–27 Nov 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18357, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .