Norman Z. McLeod
Norman Zenos McLeod (September 20, 1898, Grayling, Michigan – January 27, 1964, Hollywood, California) was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. He is considered one of the best directors of comedy films of all time. McLeod made several successful and influential movies such as Taking A Chance (1928), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Topper (1937) and Merrily We Live (1938). Other memorable films directed by McLeod includes It's a Gift (1934) with W.C. Fields, and the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947). His nickname, as recorded on a publicity still on the set of Monkey Business, was "Macko." Description above from the Wikipedia article Norman Z. McLeod, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.