Melville Shyer (Screenwriter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Melville Shyer

Melville Jacob Shyer was an American film director, screenwriter and producer and one of the founders of the Directors Guild of America. His career spanned over 50 years, during which he worked with Mack Sennett and D. W. Griffith. Shyer was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Hattie and Charles Richard Shyer. His family was of German-Jewish background. His son is writer and director Charles Shyer.

Born: Melville Jacob Shyer, September 28, 1895, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 14, 1968 (aged 72), Palm Springs, California
Occupation: Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Spouse(s): Lois Lorraine Jones (1937–, divorced, 1 child), Marybell C. Langdon (1967–1968, his death)
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About Melville Shyer

Screenwriter and director, best known for being one of the founders of the Director’s Guild of America.

Before Fame

He was born in the South, in Chattanooga, TN.


He was close friends with D.W. Griffith.

Family Life

He was the child of Hattie and Charles Richard. His son is acclaimed director Charles Shyer, who produced The Parent Trap (1998).


Along with actor-director James Cromwell, he was among the first few members of the Director’s Guild.

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