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Robert Z. Leonard

Robert Z Leonard
Personal information
Birth nameRobert Zigler Leonard
Birth dateOctober 7, 1889
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Date of deathAugust 27, 1968(age 78)
Death placeBeverly Hills, California
Occupationdirector, producer, actor, screenwriter
SpouseMae Murray (1918-1925)
Gertrude Olmstead (1926-1968)

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Robert Zigler Leonard (October 7, 1889 - August 27, 1968) was an American film director, actor, producer and screenwriter.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. At one time, he was married to silent superstar Mae Murray with the two forming Tiffany Pictures to film eight motion pictures that were released by MGM.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Divorcee and The Great Ziegfeld. Both were also nominated for Best Picture, and the latter won. One of the most odd credits in his filmography is the film noir thriller The Bribe 1949 with its sleazy settings, slippery characters and steamy atmosphere.

Robert Leonard died in 1968 in Beverly Hills, California and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Robert Leonard has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6368 Hollywood Blvd.

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