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Raoul Walsh
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    (March 11, 1887-December 31, 1980)
    Born in New York, New York
    Birth name was Albert Edward Walsh
    Appeared in 'The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and 'Sadie Thompson' (1928)
    Directed 'Regeneration' (1915), 'The Thief of Baghdad' (1924), 'What Price Glory?' (1926), 'Sadie Thompson' (1928), 'The Big Trail' (1930), 'Klondike Annie' (1936), 'The Roaring Twenties' (1939), 'They Drive By Night' (1940), 'High Sierra' (1941), 'They Died With Their Boots On' (1941), 'Objective, Burma!' (1945), 'White Heat' (1949), 'Distant Drums' (1951), 'Battle Cry' (1955), 'The Naked and the Dead' (1958) and 'A Distant Trumpet' (1964)
    Wrote the autobiography 'Each Man in His Time' (1974)
    He refused to get a glass eye because 'Every time I'd get into a fight, I'd have to put it in my pocket.'
    Jack Pickford commented, 'Your idea of light comedy is to burn down a whorehouse.'
    He claimed he stole John Barrymore's body from the mortuary and propped it up in a chair at Errol Flynn's house as a practical joke.
    Leonard Maltin described his autobiography as 'entertaining fiction with an occasional nod to the truth.'
    He lost his right eye when a jackrabbit jumped through the windshield of his jeep (1928).
    He also lost the lead role in 'In Old Arizona' which would win an Academy Award for Warner Baxter.
    He gave Marion Morrison his stage name, John Wayne.
    His directing career lasted five decades.

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