Norman Taurog

Norman Taurog

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Apr 1981 (aged 82)
Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 7001049 · View Source
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Academy Award-winning Motion Picture Director. During a career which spanned the 1920s through 1960s, he won an Oscar as Best Director for the 1931 film "Skippy," which starred Jackie Cooper (Taurog's nephew). He also directed several films starring Elivs Presley, including "G.I. Blues" (1960), "Blue Hawaii" (1961), "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962), "It Happened at the World's Fair" (1963), "Tickle Me" (1965), "Spinout" (1966), "Double Trouble" (1967), "Speedway" (1968), and "Live a Little, Love a Little" (1968). Other popular films include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1938), "Boys Town" (1938), for which he was nominated for an Oscar, and several comedies starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, among them "Jumping Jacks" (1952), "The Stooge" (1953), "The Caddy" (1953), "Living It Up" (1954), "You're Never Too Young" (1955), and "Pardners" (1956).

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 10 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7001049
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Taurog (23 Feb 1899–7 Apr 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7001049, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.