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Sam Wood

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Samuel Grosvenor (Sam) Wood (July 10, 1883, Philadelphia – September 22, 1949) was an American film director. He also undertook some production, writing, and to a lesser extent, acting work. Wood worked for Cecil B. De Mille as an assistant in 1915. A solo director by 1919, Wood worked throughout the 1920s directing some of Paramount Pictures's biggest stars, among them Gloria Swanson and Wallace Reid. He switched to MGM in 1927, working with Marion Davies, Clark Gable, and Jimmy Durante. In the 1940s, Wood directed Ginger Rogers through her Oscar-winning performance in Kitty Foyle (1940) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). At one point, he served as president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals.

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  • Born: July 10, 1883, Philadelphia
  • Died: September 22, 1949, Hollywood, California (Aged 66)
  • Occupation: Film Director

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