Vincent Sherman (July 16, 1906 – June 18, 2006) was an American director, and actor, who worked in Hollywood. His movies include Mr. Skeffington (1944), Nora Prentiss (1947), and The Young Philadelphians (1959).
He began his career as an actor on Broadway and later films. He directed B-movies for Warner Bros. before moving up to A-pictures. He was a good friend of actor Errol Flynn, whom he directed in Adventures of Don Juan (1949). He directed three Joan Crawford movies The Damned Don’t Cry! (1950), Harriet Craig (1950), and Goodbye, My Fancy (1951).
Sherman was born Abraham Orovitz, to Jewish parents. He was born and grew up in the small town of Vienna, Georgia, where his father was a dry-goods salesman.Not long after graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, he became a professional actor.
Sherman arrived in New York to sell a play and soon became an actor. He made his debut at the stage in Counselor at Law, which starred… read more