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Mitchell Leisen

Mitchell LeisenAKA James Leisen

Born: 6-Oct-1898
Birthplace: Menominee, MI
Died: 28-Oct-1972
Location of death: Woodland Hills, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [2]
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Death Takes a Holiday

Military service: US Army (WWI)


[1] Motion Picture Country Home, Woodland Hills, CA.

[2] William J. Mann, Behind the Screen (2001), pp. 37-39. See also Kenneth Anger, Hollywood Babylon: "The gay Hollywood couple, seemingly Semper Fidelis, until Billy's one indiscretion was discovered by Mitchell, who complained cuttingly. Billy snuffed himself."

Wife: Sandra Gahle (operatic singer)
Boyfriend: Billy Daniels (sailor)

    University: Washington University

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6233 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Risk Factors: Club Foot

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Girl Most Likely (17-Dec-1957)
    Bedevilled (28-Apr-1955)
    Tonight We Sing (26-Jan-1953)
    Young Man with Ideas (2-May-1952)
    Darling, How Could You! (8-Aug-1951)
    The Mating Season (12-Jan-1951)
    No Man of Her Own (21-Feb-1950)
    Captain Carey, USA (21-Feb-1950)
    Bride of Vengeance (7-Apr-1949)
    Dream Girl (16-Jun-1948)
    Golden Earrings (27-Aug-1947)
    Suddenly It's Spring (13-Feb-1947)
    To Each His Own (12-Mar-1946)
    Masquerade in Mexico (3-Dec-1945)
    Kitty (16-Oct-1945)
    Practically Yours (20-Dec-1944)
    Frenchman's Creek (20-Sep-1944)
    Lady in the Dark (10-Feb-1944)
    No Time for Love (5-Apr-1943)
    Take a Letter, Darling (6-May-1942)
    The Lady Is Willing (17-Feb-1942)
    Hold Back the Dawn (31-Jul-1941)
    I Wanted Wings (26-Mar-1941)
    Arise, My Love (16-Oct-1940)
    Remember the Night (9-Jan-1940)
    Midnight (15-Mar-1939)
    Artists and Models Abroad (20-Dec-1938)
    The Big Broadcast of 1938 (11-Feb-1938)
    Easy Living (7-Jul-1937)
    Swing High, Swing Low (15-Mar-1937)
    The Big Broadcast of 1937 (6-Oct-1936)
    Hands Across the Table (25-Oct-1935)
    Murder at the Vanities (18-May-1934)
    Death Takes a Holiday (23-Feb-1934)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Miss Tatlock's Millions (19-Nov-1948)
    Variety Girl (29-Aug-1947) · Himself
    Hold Back the Dawn (31-Jul-1941) · Mr. Saxon



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