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William Anthony McGuire

Born: Jul 9, 1881

Death: Sep 16, 1940

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

William Anthony McGuire

Date of Birth : Jul 9, 1881
Date of Death : Sep 16, 1940
Birth Place : Chicago

William Anthony McGuire was a playwright, theatre director, and producer and screenwriter, including The Kid From Spain starring Eddie Cantor. McGuire earned an Oscar nomination for the 1936 film The Great Ziegfeld, the Best Picture Oscar winner of 1936. Born in Chicago, Illinois, McGuire made his Broadway debut in 1910 as author of the play The Heights. He went on to write, direct, and produce Twelve Miles Out and If I Was Rich and write and direct Rosalie, Whoopee!, The Three Musketeers, and Show Girl. McGuire is quoted by the gossip columnist Sidney Skolsky as saying of his profession and milieu, "Broadway's a great street when you're going up. When you're going down -- take Sixth Avenue." McGuire died of uremia in Beverly Hills, California.


  • Film Producer
  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Theatre Director
  • Theatrical producer

Also known as

  • William A. McGuire
  • W. Anthony McGuire
  • William Anthony McQuire
  • Anthony McGuire
  • W.M. Anthony McGuire
  • Wm. Anthony McGuire


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