Lee Sholem (Lee Tabor Sholem)

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Paris, Illinois, USA
If only one Hollywood name is synonymous with speed and efficiency, it has to be Lee "Roll 'Em" Sholem. In a 40-year career, he directed upwards of 1300 shows, both features and TV episodes, without once going over schedule--a feat probably unparalleled in Hollywood history. Sholem started out in the cutting room some time in the 1930s. A lengthy association with "Tarzan" producer Sol Lesser brought him in contact with the celebrated William Cameron Menzies, from whom Sholem learned the key to expedient production, and later led to his first directorial assignment (Lesser's Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)). Read more...