Norman Z. McLeod is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 20 september 1898 at Michigan (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 20 september 1898Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898 – January 27, 1964) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer.
at Michigan (USA
)Death 27 january 1964
(at 65 years) at Hollywood (USA
McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Alice in Wonderland (1933), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W. C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and The Paleface starring Bob Hope (1948).
His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was "Macko.
McLeod a commencé sa carrière comme animateur, et se forme au sein de la Christie Film Company. Après la guerre, il est l'assistant de William Wellman pour le film Les Ailes. Sa première réalisation est Taking a Chance. Il produit ses meilleurs films avec la Paramount dans les années 1930.