Archie Mayo
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1891
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


In films as a utility player and comedy gag man from the mid-teens, Archie Mayo's first directing assignments consisted of slapstick 2-reelers. He began making features at Warner Bros. in 1926, just in time for that studio's switchover to sound. An efficient craftsman during his talkie years with Warners, Goldwyn and 20th Century-Fox, Mayo's great talent lay in not putting his personal stamp on...