Reginald Le Borg

Reginald Le Borg (11 December 1902 – 25 March 1989) was an Austrian film director. He was born in Vienna, Austria with the surname Groebel and directed 68 films between 1936 and 1974.

Reginald Le Borg
Born(1902-12-11)11 December 1902
Vienna, Austria
Died25 March 1989(1989-03-25) (aged 86)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1936-1974

Le Borg made a series of low-budget horror films at Universal Studios in the 1940s. In 1944, he made his most expensive and also most successful film, San Diego, I Love You, featuring Buster Keaton in a supporting role.

A banker in Vienna, he came to the United States as a visitor in 1928, 1929 and 1930, according to New York steamship passenger manifests. He was recorded as Harry Reginald Groebel. He emigrated permanently in 1931. In his naturalization petition in 1937, he changed his name legally from Harry Groebel to Reginald Le Borg[1] Le Borg died in Los Angeles, California from a heart attack.

Selected filmographyEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Helmut G. Asper: Etwas besseres als den Tod – Filmexil in Hollywood. Schüren Verlag, Marburg 2002, ISBN 3-89472-362-9, p. 154–168 (German)
  • Helmut G. Asper: Filmexilanten im Universal Studio. Bertz und Fischer, 2005, (German)
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon: The Films of Reginald Le Borg. Scarecrow Press (Filmmakers series Book 31), 1992

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ancestry - Sign In". www.ancestry.com.

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