Walter Lang

About Walter Lang

Who is it?: Film Director
Birth Day: August 10, 1896
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Cause of death: kidney failure
Resting place: Inglewood Park Cemetery
Occupation: Film director
Spouse(s): Madalynne Field (m. 1937–1972; his death)

Walter Lang

Walter Lang was born on August 10, 1896 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, is Film Director. Walter Lang was an eminent American film director best known for directing a number of the spectacular colorful musicals for Fox Studios during the 1940s. Not much is known about his early life except that during the First World War he served the US Army in France. On coming back, he got a job at a film production company and slowly became interested in directing. He got his first chance when Dorothy Davenport asked him to direct her in her own production ‘The Red Kimono’. Subsequently he made twelve more silent films. Therefore, by the time sound arrived, Walter Lang was already an established director. Yet, he did not get any good opening until the mid-1930s, when the 20th Century Fox hired him. They provided him with good scripts and first-rate actors and Lang began producing hits, many of which were musicals. In the meantime, he had made a short trip to Paris, hoping to make a mark as painter; but was unsuccessful in the venture. However, in spite of being billed as one the greatest directors of Hollywood, he nurtured a love for painting, which he took up once again after retiring from film industry. He was a thorough gentleman and was highly respected by contemporaries.
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As per our current Database, Walter Lang has been died on February 7, 1972(1972-02-07) (aged 75)\nPalm Springs, California.

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When Walter Lang die, Walter Lang was 75 years old.

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Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 10, 1896 (Memphis, Tennessee, United States)
Birthday August 10
Town/City Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality United States

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Walter Lang’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Walter Lang was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Lang was married to Madalynne Field (1907–1974) from 1937 until his death. Field, a former Actress, had met and befriended Carole Lombard when they were employed as Sennett Bathing Beauties in the late 1920s. Field's film career ended with the demise of Sennett's studio. However, she maintained her friendship with Lombard, and acted as Lombard's secretary until her marriage. She met Lang when he directed Lombard in Love Before Breakfast (1936). Lang was buried in the Inglewood Park Cemetery, in Inglewood, California.


In 1925, Walter Lang directed his first silent film, The Red Kimono. In the mid-1930s, he was hired by 20th Century Fox where, as a Director, he "painted" a number of the Spectacular colorful musicals for which Fox Studios became famous for producing during the 1940s. One of Lang's most recognized films is the lavish adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I (1956) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Directing.

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