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Mackendrick, Alexanderlocked

(1912–1993)
  • Robert Murphy

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Mackendrick, Alexander (1912–1993), film director, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 8 September 1912, the only son of Francis Robert (Frank) Mackendrick (d. 1918), shipbuilding draughtsman and civil engineer, and his wife, Martha, née Doig. Both parents were Scottish. His father died in the influenza epidemic of 1918, and his mother, attempting to establish a career as a dress designer, agreed to ...

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