Walter Lang

About Walter Lang

Who is it?: Film Director
Birth Day: August 10, 1896
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died On: February 7, 1972(1972-02-07) (aged 75)\nPalm Springs, California
Birth Sign: Virgo
Cause of death: kidney failure
Resting place: Inglewood Park Cemetery
Occupation: Film director
Spouse(s): Madalynne Field (m. 1937–1972; his death)

Walter Lang

Film & Theater Personalities

Walter Lang is Film Director born on August 10, 1896 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. As of 2018 Walter Lang net worth is approximately $1.7 Million. Walter Lang was an eminent American film director best known for directing a number of the spectacular colorful musicals for Fox Studios during the 1940s.

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💰 Net worth: $1.7 Million



Lang was married to Madalynne Field (1907–1974) from 1937 until his death. Field, a former Actress, had met and befriended Carole Lombard when they were employed as Sennett Bathing Beauties in the late 1920s. Field's film career ended with the demise of Sennett's studio. However, she maintained her friendship with Lombard, and acted as Lombard's secretary until her marriage. She met Lang when he directed Lombard in Love Before Breakfast (1936). Lang was buried in the Inglewood Park Cemetery, in Inglewood, California.


In 1925, Walter Lang directed his first silent film, The Red Kimono. In the mid-1930s, he was hired by 20th Century Fox where, as a Director, he "painted" a number of the spectacular colorful musicals for which Fox Studios became famous for producing during the 1940s. One of Lang's most recognized films is the lavish adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I (1956) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Directing.