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 William Alfred Seiter

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William Alfred Seiter

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 26 Jul 1964 (aged 74)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Freedom sec, Garden of Honor (SE), Columbarium of Honor (locked area), Unit 4, Niche 2349
Memorial ID 7969583 View Source
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Actor, Director, Author. He was a pioneer in Hollywood's film industry. Known for his musicals and light comedies, he wrote 4 screenplays, producer of 9 films. In 1920 he directed his first feature, "The Kentucky General." In 1933 he had a role in "Sons of the Desert," a comedy that is considered by many to be Laurel and Hardy's best feature film. Seiter also acted in 118 films including "Roberta," "Dimples," "Stowaway," "You Were Never Lovelier," "One Touch of Venus," and "Lover Come Back." From 1915 in silent movies, he worked as a stunt double and bit player, quickly graduating to directing comedy shorts and advancing to features in the 1920s. In 1938 he directed the Marx Brothers in "Room Service." In 1954 he moved from film to television. In 1956 he was nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for his 1951 episode "The Night of the Big Swamp" on Schlitz Playhouse. He also received nominations for best film in two film festivals. In February of 1960 he received a Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and retired that year. He died from a heart attack and was buried next to his second wife.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: TLS
  • Added: 10 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7969583
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7969583/william-alfred-seiter : accessed ), memorial page for William Alfred Seiter (10 Jun 1890–26 Jul 1964), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7969583, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.