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Edward Buzzell

Edward Buzzell (November 13, 1895 – January 11, 1985) was an American film director whose credits include Child of Manhattan (1933); Honolulu (1939); the Marx Brothers films At the Circus (1939) and Go West (1940); the musicals Best Foot Forward (1943), Song of the Thin Man (1947), and Neptune's Daughter (1949); and Easy to Wed.

Born in Brooklyn, Buzzell appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway, and he was hired to star in the 1929 film version of George M. Cohan's Little Johnny Jones with Alice Day. Buzzell appeared in a few Vitaphone shorts and the two-strip Technicolor short The Devil's Cabaret (1930) as Satan's assistant. He wrote screenplays in the early 1930s and later produced the popular The Milton Berle Show, which premiered on television in 1948.

In 1926, Buzzell married actress Ona Munson, who later played Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind. They divorced in 1931. He married socialite Sara Clark on August 11, 1934, but the marriage only lasted five weeks. He married actress Lorraine Miller on December 10, 1949. He died in Los Angeles in 1985 at the age of 89.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 13th, 1895 (Brooklyn), Died January 11th, 1985 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23174 10-in. 9/26/1919 Sweet kisses Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with violin obbligato and orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78648 10-in. 9/13/1919 Sweet kisses Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Buzzell, Edward," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105160.

Buzzell, Edward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105160.

"Buzzell, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105160

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