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|Died||June 14, 1979 (aged 84)|
Arcadia, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director|
David Butler (December 17, 1894 – June 14, 1979) was an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and television director.
Butler was born in San Francisco, California. His mother was actress Adele Belgrade, and his father was actor and director Fred J. Butler. His first acting roles were playing extras in stage plays. He later appeared in two D.W. Griffith films: The Girl Who Stayed Home and The Greatest Thing in Life. He also appeared in the 1927 Academy-Award winning film 7th Heaven.
The same year, Butler made his directorial debut with High School Hero, a comedy for Fox. During Butler's nine-year tenure at Fox, he directed over 30 films, including four Shirley Temple vehicles. Butler's last film for Fox, Kentucky, won Walter Brennan an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Butler worked with Bing Crosby in Road to Morocco and If I Had My Way. He directed many films starring Doris Day, including It's a Great Feeling, Tea for Two, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Lullaby of Broadway, April in Paris, and Calamity Jane.
- The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)
- The Unpainted Woman (1919)
- Better Times (1919)
- Nugget Nell (1919)
- The Petal on the Current (1919)
- The Other Half (1919)
- Bonnie Bonnie Lassie (1919)
- The Pointing Finger (1919)
- The Triflers (1920)
- The Sky Pilot (1921)
- The Wise Kid (1922)
- The Village Blacksmith (1922)
- Conquering the Woman (1922)
- According to Hoyle (1922)
- The Hero (1923)
- A Noise in Newboro (1923)
- Mary of the Movies (1923) (cameo)
- Desire (1923)
- Hoodman Blind (1923)
- The Temple of Venus (1923)
- Arizona Express (1924)
- Private Affairs (1925)
- The Phantom Express (1925)
- His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1925)
- The Man on the Box (1925)
- Wages for Wives (1925)
- The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925)
- Havoc (1925)
- The Sap (1926)
- The Blue Eagle (1926)
- Meet the Prince (1926)
- Oh, Baby! (1926)
- The High School Hero (1927)
- News Parade (1928)
- Win That Girl (1928)
- Prep and Pep (1928)
- Sunny Side Up (1929)
- Chasing Through Europe (1929)
- High Society Blues (1930)
- Just Imagine (1930)
- Delicious (1931)
- Business and Pleasure (1932)
- Down to Earth (1932)
- Hold Me Tight (1933)
- My Weakness (1933)
- Bottoms Up (1934)
- Bright Eyes (1934)
- The Little Colonel (1935)
- The Littlest Rebel (1935)
- Captain January (1936)
- Dimples (1936)
- Pigskin Parade (1936)
- Kentucky (1938)
- That's Right – You're Wrong (1939)
- You'll Find Out (1940)
- Road to Morocco (1942)
- Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
- Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944)
- The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
- San Antonio (1945)
- The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
- It's a Great Feeling (1949)
- The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
- Tea for Two (1950)
- Where's Charley? (1952)
- April in Paris (1952)
- By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
- Calamity Jane (1953)
- King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
- The Command (1954)
- Jump into Hell (1955)
- The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
- C'mon, Let's Live a Little (1967)
- Atkins, Irene Kahn; Butler, David (1993). David Butler. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0810827050.
- Critchlow, Donald T. (October 21, 2013). When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics. ISBN 9781107650282.
- "David Butler | Hollywood Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
- "David Butler – Hollywood Star Walk – Los Angeles Times". projects.latimes.com. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
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