Michael Gordon


Birthday September 6, 1909

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Maryland

DEATH DATE Apr 29, 1993 (83)

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Director who was blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era. He directed nearly 20 films between 1942 and 1970, with 1950's Cyrano de Bergerac being his most well known feature.

Before Fame

He was part of the Group Theatre, a literary organization that included some of the best writers of the time.


He directed film noirs before being blacklisted and directed lighthearted comedies after returning to Hollywood.

Family Life

He was married to Elizabeth Cohn. His grandson is the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Associated With

He directed the film Pillow Talk starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson.