Alexander Mackendrick

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Birthday
8, 1912
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 22, 1993 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1912
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 22, 1993 (81)

About

Scottish director of classic 1950s films, including The Man in the White Suit and The Ladykillers.

Before Fame

He was born in the U.S. but grew up in his native Scotland where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Trivia

His feature debut, the 1949 film Whisky Galore, was set in Scotland.

Family Life

He was the cousin of screenwriter Roger MacDougall.

Associated With

He cast Alec Guinness in the lead role for The Ladykillers.