Robert Z. Leonard

About Robert Z. Leonard

Who is it?: Film Director, Actor, Producer
Birth Day: October 07, 1889
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active: 1908–1957
Spouse(s): Mae Murray (1918–1925) Gertrude Olmstead (1926–1968)

Robert Z. Leonard

Robert Z. Leonard was born on October 07, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, is Film Director, Actor, Producer. Robert Z. Leonard was an American film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter known for films like ‘Dancing Lady’ and ‘The Great Ziegfeld,’ the latter of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Primarily known for his stylish, opulent and lavish musicals, he made a rare foray into the genre of film noir with ‘The Bribe’ which was a steamy melodrama that did not perform well at the box office. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he ventured into films almost by chance. He aspired to be a lawyer as a young man and studied law at the University of Colorado. However, it did not take him long to realize that being a lawyer was not his calling. When his family moved to Hollywood, he realized that the newly developing film industry offered many exciting opportunities and embarked on a career as an actor. Within a few years, he established himself as an actor and was began looking for newer challenges. He turned to directing and led the creation of a series of comedy shorts before tasting considerable success as a director. Over a career spanning around three decades, he was one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s premier directors.
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As per our current Database, Robert Z. Leonard has been died on August 27, 1968(1968-08-27) (aged 78)\nBeverly Hills, California.

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When Robert Z. Leonard die, Robert Z. Leonard was 78 years old.

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Occupation T V & Movie Producers
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 07, 1889 (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Birthday October 07
Town/City Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality United States

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Robert Z. Leonard’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Robert Z. Leonard was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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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.


On February 8, 1960, Robert Leonard received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to the motion picture industry, at 6370 Hollywood Blvd.


Robert Leonard died in 1968 in Beverly Hills, California. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, near his wife, Gertrude Olmstead.

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