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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
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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