Roy Rowland (film director)


Roy Rowland (film director)

Roy Rowland (born December 31, 1910; died June 29, 1995) was a film director. The New York-born director helmed a number of films in the 1950s and 60s including "Meet Me in Las Vegas", "Rogue Cop", "The 5000 Fingers of Doctor T" and "The Girl Hunters". [ [http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=B109133 All Movie biography] ] Rowland married Ruth Cummings, the niece of Louis B. Mayer and sister of Jack Cummings (MGM producer/director). They had one son, Steve Rowland, born in 1939, who later became a music producer in the UK, and has recently published his memoir "Hollywood Heat".

Rowland, before becoming involved in film studied law at U.S.C. He later got work as a script clerk for MGM. This eventually led him to becoming a film director. Rowland started directing one-reel and two reel films before moving on to feature films in 1943. In the mid-60s Rowland directed three spaghetti westerns before retiring from film directing.

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