Edward Buzzell

Edward Buzzell (November 13, 1895 – January 11, 1985) was an American film director whose credits include Child of Manhattan (1933); Honolulu (1939); the Marx Brothers films At the Circus (1939) and Go West (1940); the musicals Best Foot Forward (1943), Song of the Thin Man (1947), and Neptune's Daughter (1949); and Easy to Wed.

Edward Buzzell
Edward Buzzell in Easy to Wed (1946)
Born(1895-11-13)November 13, 1895
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
DiedJanuary 11, 1985(1985-01-11) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1931–1961 (director)
Ona Munson
(m. 1926; div. 1931)

Sara Clark
(m. 19341934)

Lorraine Miller
(m. 1949)

Born in Brooklyn, Buzzell appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway, and he was hired to star in the 1929 film version of George M. Cohan's Little Johnny Jones with Alice Day. Buzzell appeared in a few Vitaphone shorts and the two-strip Technicolor short The Devil's Cabaret (1930) as Satan's assistant. He wrote screenplays in the early 1930s and later produced the popular The Milton Berle Show, which premiered on television in 1948.

In 1926, Buzzell married actress Ona Munson, who later played Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind. They divorced in 1931. He married socialite Sara Clark on August 11, 1934, but the marriage only lasted five weeks.[1] He married actress Lorraine Miller on December 10, 1949.[2] He died in Los Angeles in 1985 at the age of 89.

Selected filmography

As Actor


  1. San Diego Evening Tribune, October 17, 1934
  2. New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 12, 1949
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