Archie Mayo: American film director and stage actor (1891 - 1968); Film director, Actor, Stage actor, Screenwriter, Film actor; From: United States of America | Biography
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Archie Mayo
American film director and stage actor

Archie Mayo

Archie Mayo
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Intro American film director and stage actor
Was Film director Actor Stage actor Screenwriter Film actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 29 January 1891, New York City, New York, USA
Death 4 December 1968, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (aged 77 years)
Star sign Aquarius
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame  
The details (from wikipedia)


Archibald L. "Archie" Mayo (January 29, 1891 – December 4, 1968) was a film director, screenwriter and actor.

Early years

The son of a tailor, Mayo was born in New York City. After attending the city's public schools, he studied at Columbia University.


Mayo moved to Hollywood in 1915 and began working as a director in 1917. His films include Is Everybody Happy? (1929) with Ted Lewis, Bought! (1931) with Constance Bennett, Night After Night (1932) with Mae West, The Doorway to Hell (1930) with James Cagney and Lew Ayres, Convention City (1933) with Joan Blondell, The Mayor of Hell (1933) with James Cagney, The Petrified Forest (1936) with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) with Gary Cooper.

Mayo retired in 1946, shortly after completing A Night in Casablanca with the Marx Brothers and Angel on My Shoulder with Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, and Claude Rains.


Mayo has a star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960.


Mayo died of cancer in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 4, 1968. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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