Jack Clayton

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Birthday
1, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 25, 1995 (73)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 25, 1995 (73)

About

British New Wave film director who directed the 1959 Oscar-winning film Room at the Top and the 1974 film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby". He was known for directing films based on literary works, including Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw".

Before Fame

He began directing films while he was serving with the Royal Air Force in World War II.

Trivia

He was a child actor in the 1929 film Dark Red Roses.

Family Life

He was married to actress Haya Harareet until his death.

Associated With

Director Steven Spielberg was a fan of his 1967 film Our Mother's House.