Alfred E. Green

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Alfred E. Green

Perris, Riverside County, California, USA
Death 4 Sep 1960 (aged 71)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Refuge, Crypt 5089
Memorial ID 19790 · View Source
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Motion picture director. Born in Perris, California. Alfred entered film in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Company. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell. He then started to direct two-reelers until he started features in 1917. He was at Warner when sound came, and he immediately made an impact with Disraeli in 1929, Old English in 1930, and The Green Goddess also in 1930, three showcases for stage veteran George Arliss, who won a best actor Academy Award for Disraeli. Smart Money in 1931 was a taut crime yarn starring Edward G. Robinson, with James Cagney and Boris Karloff in support. Robinson was in fine form again in Silver Dollar in 1932, a fact-based tale about the founding of Denver, Colorado. A career that lasted into the 1950's Alfred directed some major stars such as Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, and Colleen Moore. In 1935, Alfred directed Dangerous, with Bette Davis in the starring role and winning Best Actress for her performance. Much later came his hit success, The Jolson Story in 1946 and an affectionate western Four Faces West in 1948, it was known outside the US by the more expressive title They Passed This Way. Then followed another string of B-movies. After retiring from motion pictures, he directed several TV episodes. He was married to silent film actress Vivian Reed. They had three children, Douglas, Hilton, and Marshall Green. Alfred also has a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alfred died in Hollywood, California at the age of 71.

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