Awards & Winners

Norman Taurog

Date of Birth 23-February-1899
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Norman Rae Taurog, Uncle Norman
Profession Film Director, Screenwriter
Norman Rae Taurog was an American film director and screenwriter. From 1920 to 1968, Taurog directed 180 films. At the age of 32, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for Skippy, the youngest person to win the award. He was later nominated for Best Director for the film Boys Town. He directed some of the best known actors of the twentieth century, including Jackie Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley. Taurog directed six Martin and Lewis films, and nine Elvis Presley films, more than any other director. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Norman Taurog has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1600 Vine Street.

Awards by Norman Taurog

Check all the awards nominated and won by Norman Taurog.


Nominations 1938 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Director Boys Town


Academy Award for Best Director
Honored for : Skippy

Nominations 1931 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Director Skippy