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Walter Lang
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Birth Date:August 10, 1896
Astrology Sign:Leo
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Died Date:February 7, 1972

Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Walter Lang

Biography:Walter Lang (born August 10, 1896 - died February 7, 1972) was an American film director.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, as a young man he went to New York City where he found clerical work at a film production company. The business piqued his artistic instincts and he began learning the various facets of filmmaking and eventually worked as an assistant director. However, Lang also had ambitions to be a painter and left the United States for a time to join the great gathering of artists and writers in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. Things did not work out as Lang hoped and he eventually returned home and to the film business.

In 1926, Walter Lang directed his first silent film, The Red Kimona. 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 his 1956 epic The King and I for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Directing.

Walter Lang died in 1972 in Palm Springs, California and was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Walter Lang has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6520 Hollywood Blvd.

Achievements: (Filmography)
State Fair (1962)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Walter Lang's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: August 10, 1896

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Walter Lang's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: August 10, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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