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Roy Rowland

Born: Dec 31, 1910

Death: Jun 29, 1995

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Roy Rowland

Date of Birth : Dec 31, 1910
Date of Death : Jun 29, 1995
Birth Place : New York City

Roy Rowland was an American film director. The New York-born director helmed a number of films in the 1950s and 60s including Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Meet Me in Las Vegas, Rogue Cop, The 5000 Fingers of Doctor T and The Girl Hunters. Rowland married Ruth Cummings, the niece of Louis B. Mayer and sister of Jack Cummings. They had one son, Steve Rowland, born in 1932, who later became a music producer in the UK, and has recently published his memoir Hollywood Heat. Rowland, before becoming involved in film, studied law at U.S.C. He later got work as a script clerk for MGM. This eventually led him to becoming a film director. Rowland started to direct one-reel and two reel films before moving on to feature films in 1943. In the mid-60s Rowland directed three spaghetti westerns before retiring from film directing.


  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Television Director


  • Ruth Cummings


  • Steve Rowland
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