Sep 30, 2022

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Archie Mayo
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Mayo in 1938

Archibald L. Mayo (January 29, 1891 – December 4, 1968) was a film director, screenwriter and actor.

After attending the city’s public schools, he studied at Columbia University.

Mayo moved to Hollywood in 1915 and began working as a director in 1917. His films include Is Everybody Happy? (1929) with Ted Lewis, Bought! (1931) with Constance Bennett, Night After Night (1932) with Mae West, The Doorway to Hell (1930) with James Cagney and Lew Ayres, Convention City (1933) with Joan Blondell, The Mayor of Hell (1933) with James Cagney, The Petrified Forest (1936) with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) with Gary Cooper.

Mayo retired in 1946, shortly after completing A Night in Casablanca with the Marx Brothers and Angel on My Shoulder with Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, and Claude Rains.

Mayo has a star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960.

Mayo died of cancer in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 4, 1968, age 77.

Mayo and Ann Pennington in 1929

Occupation Actor, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1917–1946
Spouse(s) Lucille Wolf (m. 19??; died 1945)
Barbara Lane ​(m. 1945)​

Children 2