Pioneering movie director from silent films to talkies.
He was expelled from Newton High School after dropping a stink bomb on the principal.
He won the first Academy Award in 1927 for my film Wings.
He got married to Helene Chadwick in 1918, then to Margery Chapin in 1925, then to Marjorie Crawford on December 22, 1931, and finally to Dorothy Coonan Wellman on March 20, 1934.
Another famous Massachusetts-born director was Cecil D.DeMille.