Victor Fleming

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Victor Fleming

Born

2/23/1883, Pasadena, California, USA

Died

1/6/1949

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Male

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Vic Fleming
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Though known primarily as an "action" director-and for taking the reins of two of history's most beloved films-Fleming was more versatile than film history would seem to indicate. He got into the film industry by accident (he'd been a race car driver, and in later years was a…more

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  • Victor Fleming entered motion pictures as a combination driver and stunt man.

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    Victor Fleming entered motion pictures as a combination driver and stunt man at the Flying A studio in Santa Barbara, California, in 1912, following a series of jobs that included bicycle mechanic, taxi driver, auto mechanic (He also did a little racing on the side), chauffeur and auto salesman. Allan Dwan took credit for hiring him after he repaired Dwan's car, but Fleming's real conduit was his actor pal Marshall Neilan, whom he had met as a chauffeur.After two years with Flying A, Fleming joined Neilan at Kalem, making the early Ham and Bud comedies, and in 1915, he joined the Douglas Fairbanks unit at Triangle, where he worked under Dwan and John Emerson. http://victorfleming.com/moreless